Corona Q & A

Questions and answers regarding COVID-19 for prospective students

As the Netherlands continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic we, as NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, remain committed to playing our part in safeguarding the health, well-being and success of our students and staff. Academic continuity is of the highest importance, which means we aim to:

  • ensure that our students can continue their studies in a safe environment
  • ensure that our staff can do their work successfully in a safe environment
  • provide tools for staff and students so they can effectively work, study and perform research

Are you planning to study at NHL Stenden?

NHL Stenden adheres to the latest guidelines concerning COVID-19 as issued by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (the RIVM). At present, this means teaching is mainly online with any face-to-face educational activities being restricted to practicals and tests. Activities are organised such that social distancing of 1.5 metres can be upheld.

NHL Stenden warmly welcomes international students to its campuses and expects those who can safely travel to the Netherlands. International students who are not yet able to travel because of, for instance, travel restrictions will be able to start their learning online with a view to arriving in the Netherlands as soon as they can.

We understand that you may have questions regarding studying at NHL Stenden during this COVID-19 pandemic, so feel free to contact us with your questions. You may find some answers below and the websites listed here provide lots of relevant information, or you can use the contact information to get more help.

If you have any further questions, contact us via WhatsApp +316 12 31 81 10 or email study@nhlstenden.com.

FAQ topics

  1. General

General

What is the current situation in the Netherlands regarding the corona virus outbreak?
As of 15 December 2020, the measures in place in the Netherlands create a partial lockdown that also affects higher education. The measures mean the campuses are closed for nearly all face-to-face educational activities, travel is restricted as are opportunities for people to come into contact with each other, and compliance is being more strictly enforced. The basic rules continue to apply, such as working or studying from home wherever possible, avoiding busy places and staying 1.5 metres apart. In addition, face masks must be worn in all public spaces and on public transport.

More information about the measures in the Netherlands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus can be found at government.nl.

 

Are universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands still open?
At present, universities are closed and education is being provided online. Any face-to-face tuition is limited to essential practicals and tests.

We ask that everyone does what they can to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including regularly checking and keeping to the latest guidelines issued by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (the RIVM). And that you make sensible decisions about social activities and visiting busy places. Keep to the guidelines by not meeting in groups and by keeping a distance of 1.5 metres from each other (including from guests in the home). It is essential that if you have any of the symptoms related to those of the coronavirus, you stay home and arrange a test in line with RIVM guidelines.

Can I attend an NHL Stenden Open Day or visit campus?
On-campus events including open days and campus tours have been cancelled for now. We have taken this decision to safeguard the well-being of our students, staff and visitors.

We are however holding online open days and offering a range of virtual events such as webinars. You can find out more about our online events here.

 

Will courses at NHL Stenden start in February 2021?
NHL Stenden warmly welcomed international students in September and will do so again in so far as is possible in February 2021. International students who are not yet able to travel because of, for instance, travel restrictions will be able to start their learning online with a view to arriving in the Netherlands as soon as they can.

 

Questions and answers for current students & employees.