Tilburg University & corona

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 21st April 2022

Tilburg University is fully open again. Teaching and events for large groups are possible again. The advice to work at the office for up to half of the working time has been dropped. This puts us in a transition situation to a hybrid work situation. On this page you will find some basic guidelines regarding COVID-19.

For questions about specific topics, please visit the regular Tilburg University web pages (e.g. education, working on campus, campus life). Below we list the most important pages.

We keep a close eye on the situation regarding the coronavirus. If there are any new developments, this page will be updated.

Update March 16, 10:00 hrs

It is with great joy that we have learned that the government has decided to further relax the corona measures. Everyone is welcome back on campus throughout the week from now on. A number of basic measures still apply. This website will be updated according to the new situation later this week. 

We are more resistant to the virus, but the coronavirus is still among us.  We will off course continue to monitor developments. If the circumstances change, further information will follow via this website and the other usual channels.

We ask everyone to continue to be considerate of each other in the coming period. We understand that the situation can still cause concern. After two years of restrictions, not everyone may feel comfortable with close contact or in crowded spaces, or there may be people who are still worried about their health. Give each other as much time and space as possible to adjust to the new situation. 

This page contains all important information about campus, education andworking on campus.

Together we ensure a safe working and learning environment.

  • Wash your hands often and well.
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms and do a self-test.
Use free self-tests


Opening hours buildings

Although COVID-19 measures have been scaled back, the following basic rules remain in place:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay home with symptoms and do a self-test. Order free self-test via zelftestonderwijs.
  • Ventilate in indoor areas and provide fresh air.
  • Get your vaccination, booster shot or repeat shot. This can be done at certain locations without an appointment

More information on the COVID-19 policy, testing, vaccination, quarantine, etc., can be found on the Dutch government website.


We are thrilled that we will be able to receive our students on our campus again. Teaching is scheduled on campus. In our opinion, physical proximity among the university community is an important part of academic education. Therefore, we expect our students to attend on-campus educational activities. This also applies to students who have previously studied from abroad.

FAQ on education

Student exchanges

Please find an overview of current exchange policy and answers to related questions in the FAQ section on exchanges.

FAQ on exchanges

Working on campus

  • Please note the changed quarantine rules should you have been in contact with an infected person and need to be on campus. See the national government website for this.

  • In the coming months we will be working on organizing the facilities, the occupational health and safety guidelines and the ICT infrastructure for hybrid working. We realize that there are many things to consider when implementing hybrid working. Not all employees and students who come to campus to provide or follow education or other work activities will feel completely comfortable and safe. The basic principle here is: we take each other into account and give each other space.

FAQ on coronavirus for staff 

Contact details 

If the answer to your question is not listed in the Q&A, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Do you have a general question about COVID-19? Then you can call the RIVM information line. Its phone number is: +31 (0)800 - 1351
  • If your question concerns Tilburg University and is related to COVID-19, you can reach us by phone on weekdays between 10:00 - 15:30 hrs on +31 (0)13 - 466 8000 (Student Desk).