Please note: measures and regulations, may differ per faculty or programme. Any questions? Please contact your faculty or programme.
The normal education attendance requirement will apply again from September 2021 onwards. We understand that employees and students may have concerns about the risk they could be exposed to when they return to university. If you would prefer not to or cannot return to campus because you are quarantining or have a personal vulnerable situation or a vulnerable home situation, please contact your degree programme or supervisor for help finding a solution.
For employees: the occupational health & safety physician may be asked for advice after you have discussed the situation with your supervisor. A senior supervisor or dean/director will have the final say on the best solution.
Examinations and maximum number of people
Starting September 2021, a maximum of 75 people will be permitted to use an examination room if it will not be possible to observe the 1.5-metre rule in it. Starting 20 September, no upper limit will be imposed on rooms in which the 1.5-metre rule can be observed. We are currently assessing how this requirement will impact the examinations scheduled and will let you know the outcome as soon as we can.
Face masks required in all buildings
As of September 2021, it will be compulsory to wear a face mask when moving around UvA buildings again, even if no teaching is taking place in them. You may remove your face mask once you are seated at your workstation or study place.
All buildings enable sufficient ventilation in accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Read more about building ventilation here.
International students can either visit a vaccination unit on the Roeterseiland campus from 6 to 10 September, or they can get their vaccination at RAI Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands.
You will not be required to prove that you have been staying in the Netherlands for at least one month or to have a BSN number.
Is this your first vaccination?
You do not need to make an appointment for either the campus vaccination unit or for the RAI Amsterdam location.
Is this the second time you are going to get a vaccine?
You do have to make an appointment. The Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD) has set up a special appointment hotline for international students: (+31) 020 5555 202. You can also send an email to email@example.com.
Information for international students
Detailed instructions have been drawn up for international students, to ensure they know exactly what to do when they arrive in the Netherlands, are familiar with our quarantine guidelines and are aware of the quarantine-support and vaccination options available. Click here for more information.
Wi-Fi capacity up to par
Because of the expected increase in the number of students taking online classes, we have checked whether we have the Wi-Fi capacity necessary on campus to cope with demand. The UvA expects that existing capacity will be more than sufficient.
What else do you need to know about September 2021?
- Working at home will continue to be the norm. Contact your supervisor if you would like to work on campus.
- Education-related orientation activities (the orientation programme, for example) will be able to go ahead without the need to observe the 1.5-metre rule, subject to a maximum group size of 75 people.
- The existing designated walking routes will remain in place on the campus;
- All buildings enable sufficient ventilation in accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Read more here.
- More information about the maximum group size for practicals and in external rooms and about the provisional length of time for which the various measures will continue to apply will follow as soon as possible.
- All information about education in the academic year 2021-2022 is bundled on the website.
- On zelftestonderwijs.nl, students and staff can order free self tests.
- For specific information about their programme, students and staff can contact their own faculty or study programme.