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Work and study

The Dutch government has announced various measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. These have a significant effect on our students and staff. On these pages, we explain what these measures mean for our students and staff, and the practicalities that are involved.

The key measures that we have adopted are as follows:

  • Almost all our teaching will be online from 23 March to the end of the academic year.
  • From 15 June, some on-campus classes (practicals), supervision and exams will be possible for a limited number of students. They will be informed about this by their degree programme.
  • PhD ceremonies will be held online.
  • All events are cancelled until 1 September. 
  • From 8 June, there will be a booking system for a limited number of study spaces in the libraries.
  • We are asking our students not to come to the University if they do not have on-campus classes and have not booked a study space.
  • We are asking our staff to work from home as much as possible.
  • We advise all students on study-related trips to return to the Netherlands as soon as possible.
  • Pay extra attention to your personal hygiene, practise social distancing and stay at home if you experience even the mildest of 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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