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Academic year 2020-2021

For students starting or continuing their studies at the College or Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2020-2021

The coronavirus outbreak has a huge impact on education, and on students as well. 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.

Studying in the academic year 2020-2021

All students who have been admitted to the programme and have completed the admissions and registration process on time can start their studies on August 31st. In the beginning of July or in January for the second semester, every student will receive more information from their own programme about how teaching and learning will be organized, so please keep a close eye on your e-mail. Keep in mind that depending on the measures taken on national level the way our teaching is organized can also change later during the year.

At the moment, it is likely that at least the major lectures will be offered online, and that we will gradually work towards more and more physical teaching on campus, provided that this can be done safely and responsibly, in line with the government rules and regulations. If possible, we will start with small-scale on-site teaching at the beginning of the academic year. You can count on us to continue offering online teaching to students who are unable to come to Amsterdam during the academic year 2020-21, even if on-site teaching is gradually starting up. How teaching and learning will be organized from 1 September 2021 onward will be announced well in advance.

Studying together safely

Are you coming to the campus for a lecture, or have you booked a study place? Read our agreements about studying on the campus.

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  international-office-csw@uva.nl. The International Office can then also invite you for one of the virtual open office hours.