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Academic year 2021-2022

For students starting or continuing their studies at the College or Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2021-2022

On this page we offer relevant information for students starting or continuing their study programme at the College of Social Sciences or the Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Academic year 2021-2022: teaching on campus

We can offer on-campus education again as of September 2021. Please see below for more information about how we are planning our education.

Which measures will be withdrawn from 25 September?

  • the 1.5-metre measure;

  • the maximum group size of 75 people;

  • the obligation to wear a face mask, which means you don't have to wear a face mask on campus anymore. If you feel uncomfortable without a face mask, however, it goes without saying that you can still wear one. If someone asks you if you are willing to wear one because of their concern, we hope you show leniency towards their request.

Symptons? Stay at home and get tested

Students and staff with COVID-related symptoms must still stay at home and get tested at the GGD. 

Vaccination and self-testing

Self-testing and vaccination remain important in order to ensure the safest and most responsible return to the campus. We would therefore urge everyone to get vaccinated, if possible. This week, you can do so without an appointment at the mobile vaccination unit on the Roeterseiland. On the afternoon of Thursday 16 September, there will be a mobile vaccination team at the Science Park. View all vaccination locations in Amsterdam here.

We would also ask you to carry out a self-test at least twice a week. Starting 16 September self-tests will be available at building entrances at the campus. You can also order your test at

More information on all of the COVID-19 measures and guidelines regarding the start of the academic year 2021-22 can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact your study adviser.

General information on studying at the University of Amsterdam related to the COVID-19 situation is available here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on our campus. Information on our orientation activities can be found in the A-Z list topic 'New Master's students'. New Bachelor's students will be informed by their study adviser.

International students with questions regarding starting their programme

International students who are preparing starting their programme in Amsterdam might have specific questions. Read the step-by-step guide to find out what you need to do once you arrive in the Netherlands. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the International Office Social Sciences at The International Office can then also invite you for one of the virtual open office hours.