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On Tuesday, 28 May, there will be no public transport throughout the Netherlands because of a strike. All UvA exams scheduled for that day will be cancelled and attendance at seminars and lectures will be optional. Because ACTA and AUC follow the policy of the VU, their exams, lectures and patient care (ACTA) will take place as usual.

Exams were scheduled for approximately 8,000 UvA students on Tuesday, 28 May, according to an inventory that was made. Because many students would not be able to attend, it has been decided, in consultation with the Central Student Council, to cancel all exams.

'We realise that this may be very unpleasant for students who would have been able to make it and who have already studied for their exam, but unfortunately there was no other solution,' said Rector Karen Maex. There is no guarantee that enough supervisors and invigilators would be available to allow the exams to proceed as planned.


The cancelled exams will be rescheduled as quickly as possible. It is up to the faculties, together with Facility Services, to find a suitable date and location. Keep an eye on your email and the student website.

Lectures and buildings

During the public transport strike, attendance at lectures and seminars is not compulsory. UvA buildings will remain open during the day for those who wish to give or attend a lecture. If a lecture is cancelled or rescheduled, or if a replacement lecturer will give the lecture, we ask that staff communicate this clearly with students, colleagues and the faculty so that everyone is informed.