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Frequently asked questions about the start of study year 2020-2021

For students starting or continuing their studies at the Graduate School of Child Development and Education

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many students have questions concerning the application and admission process to our programmes. We understand that given the circumstances you may not be entirely sure yet if you can attend your studies in September. On this page, we answer frequently asked questions.

General questions

  • How will education be organised in the new academic year 2020-2021?

    As a society we are carefully leaving the lockdown, but life certainly is not back to normal yet. Maintaining physical distance is still very important and the Dutch government has set strict limits on education on campus, even after 1 September 2020.

    Due to the COVID-19 measures, the education in the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 will be largely online with limited on-campus education. The education is organized to accommodate an easy switch to full-online education (e.g., in case a second Corona outbreak). Below you will find the most relevant information for your programme.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Education desk of the College and Graduate School of Child Development and Education (in Dutch: Pedagogische en Onderwijswetenschappen, POW).

  • What kind of precautions is UvA making regarding COVID-9?


    Apart from small-scale activities that we are launching on the campus, studying at home will remain the norm. If you have a lecture on the campus or have booked a study place, you can come to the campus. In order to do this safely, all buildings and learning and study spaces have been set up taking the 1.5 metre distance into account, and we are complying with a number of agreements. We would also ask you to take responsibility for your own use of the campus.