In the 2021-2022 academic year at UvA Economics and Business you can resume attending classes and education activities on campus. This will allow you to meet your fellow students and lecturers face-to-face.
Read these frequently asked questions with answers for current students regarding education in 2021-2022 and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at UvA Economics and Business (EB).
At the UvA and EB, education will be provided in Amsterdam on campus again with the premise of meeting each other. With this, the attendance requirement will also go back into effect.
The possibility for completely online education is temporary and will no longer be available after 22 October. We understand that you may still have concerns about the health risk you could be exposed to. If you cannot come to campus because you are quarantining or you have a personal vulnerable situation or a vulnerable home situation, please contact the Education Desk for help finding a solution.
The possibility for completely online education is temporary and will no longer be available after 22 October. We understand that you may still have concerns about the health risk you could be exposed to. If you cannot come to campus because you are quarantining or you have a personal vulnerable situation or a vulnerable home situation, please contact the Education Desk.
Online exams only facilitated in specific situations and only if possible. If a student has to quarantine or is tested positive on Covid-19 he/she can request an online exam via the study advisors up to 5 working days prior to the exam, with proof of the situation. The student is referred to the resit if the request is not within these 5 working days.
We understand all the concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. We are strictly following the health and safety regulations of the Dutch government to ensure we do not put anyone at risk. All of our lecturers and employees are very aware of these regulations. Read more in the Campus guidelines about the measures, ventilation, self-testing, vaccination.
We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. If you haven't received your first and/or second vaccination, you can get vaccinated in Amsterdam via the Municipal Health Service (GGD) without an appointment. For more details, see UvA's Health and Prevention page.
The UvA advises every employee and student to get a vaccination if that is possible. However, we will not ask for a proof of vaccination. If getting a vaccination is not an option, we advise you to test for COVID-19 using a self-test kit before visiting the campus. We will also not ask for proof associated with the results of a self-test. You can request a free self-test through zelftestonderwijs.nl or you can pick one up at the reception.
Follow the advice from the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and stay at home. Also contact the study advisers. They will ask you when you were on the campus for the last time, and in which rooms you have been. If you are not feeling too ill, they can also help you to arrange online education until you can go back to the campus.
The University of Amsterdam follows the guidelines of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The UvA expects students to act responsibly and to self-isolate per the recommendations from the government. You can check the quarantine guidelines on the Government's website.
Travellers arriving in the Netherlands from certain countries have to self quarantine for 5 or 10 days from the day of arrival. Make sure to arrive in the Netherlands well before the start of the academic year, so that you do not miss any classes.
Please inform yourself about the do's and don'ts on our Upon Arrival page.