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Work and study

The Dutch government has announced various measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. These are far-reaching decisions that may have all manner of effects. On these pages, we explain how Leiden University is implementing these measures, what this means for our students and staff, and the practicalities that are involved.

The key measures that we have adopted are as follows:

  • All our teaching will be online from 23 March to the end of the academic year.
  • Inaugural lectures, PhD defences, graduation ceremonies and other events are cancelled until 6 April. 
  • We are asking our students to stay at home, our buildings are closed to students.
  • We are asking our staff to work from home as much as possible. Your manager will inform you if you have to come to work.
  • We advise all students on study-related trips (also in countries with green or yellow travel advice) to return to the Netherlands as soon as possible because of the travel restrictions imposed by more and more countries.
  • The University elections are postponed until further notice. 
  • Pay extra attention to your personal hygiene, practise social distancing and stay at home if you experience symptoms.
  • Follow our updates page and the websites listed below for the latest information.

Information on online studying

Information on remote teaching (for staff)

Information on working from home (for staff)

Information for researchers

The coronavirus outbreak is a major public health problem. We as a university are taking measures to help contain and solve this problem. We therefore ask you to follow these instructions closely, and hope we can count on your cooperation in tackling this public health problem.

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