Below, we will deal with a number of frequently asked questions and understandable concerns.
The emergency number of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is +31 247 247 247.
Concerns about risk of infection that occur during a journey are totally understandable. Although the risk of infection is not inconceivable, we kindly ask you, with the future in mind, to return to the Netherlands or a different home country anyway. This difficult message is due to the following:
There are various options to reduce the risk of study completion delay:
There is a ‘force majeure’ arrangement for the Erasmus grant. This exists in the event of circumstances beyond one's control, such as this situation. The UvA is discussing the implementation procedure with regard to this arrangement with the Nuffic (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education). We would advise you, in any case, to keep the correspondence from the UvA and with your host institution (internship/work placement or educational institution).
Although it is difficult to say anything about this now, we would like to help with this. This also applies to most host universities.