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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.

During the second semester, courses will still be offered online, and 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 governmental rules and regulations. If possible, we will start with small-scale on-site teaching during block 5 and 6. You can count on us to continue offering online teaching to students who are unable to come to campus during the academic year 2020-2021, even if on-site teaching is gradually starting up.

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.

Academic year 2021-2022: teaching on campus

Our goal is to return fully to the Roeterseiland Campus in the 2021-2022 academic year. We find it important that students have the opportunity to meet their lecturers and each other on campus for face-to-face classes and interaction. It goes without saying that, when it comes to on-campus activities, we are dependent on developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But our intention end expectation is to start back up on campus. This also means that students from abroad should be prepared to relocate to the Amsterdam region.

What will your education be like?

Education will take place within government guidelines. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you can get the best out of your studies.

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.