Corona

FAQ on coronavirus for prospective students

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 26th May 2020

We’re pleased that you have decided to come to Tilburg University to continue your studies. All our lives are currently affected on a day-to-day basis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including here at the University. However, we are working hard to guarantee the same quality of education for which we are known and that we can welcome you to Tilburg University in a few months’ time.

We want to keep you informed as clearly as possible about the latest measures and developments, either by informing you directly via e-mail and by creating the Frequently Asked Questions below. We would like to ask you to check these on a regular basis, as they are updated as soon as more information is available. Do you have a question that is not asked below? Please let us know because others may have similar questions, so we can help each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have set up questions and answers about the coronavirus. The  questions and answers will be updated regularly.

    Application & Admission

    I want to apply for a study program at Tilburg University. By what deadline should I apply?
    I cannot hand in a Statement of Educational Institution together with my application for a Bachelor’s program because my school is closed.
    My school is not able to stamp my grade list due to coronavirus restrictions.  Can I still apply?
    I would like to apply for the academic year 2020/2021 but cannot take a GMAT/GRE/IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge exam because test centers are closed.
    My university is closed. I cannot get an official copy of my Transcript of Records. Can I still apply?
    My country is in lockdown, so I cannot get a certified translation of my documents. Can I still apply?
    I am a Chinese national and I am required to apply for a Nuffic Certificate, but I have not been able to take an English language test yet. Should I still apply for a Nuffic Certificate?
    My final exams will be held later than normal; I will not be able to send you my diploma and final grade list until after August 1.
    The IB final exams have been cancelled, but IB diplomas will still be awarded. Will you accept these for admission purposes?
    The A level exams have been cancelled this year and certificates will be awarded based on school performance and course work. Will you accept these for admission purposes?
    The Cambridge International A level exams have been cancelled this year and certificates will be awarded based on school performance and course work. Will you accept these for admission purposes?
    How will the immigration procedure work, as Dutch embassies/consulates throughout the world are either shut or are not issuing visas at the moment?
    I am a final-year Bachelor's student and, due to the corona measures, I am not sure if I can finish this academic year successfully. Can I start my Master's program this fall? (Bachelor-before-Master rule)
    I am a pre-Master’s student and, due to the corona measures, I am not sure if I can successfully complete my pre-Master’s program. Can I start my Master's program this fall?
    Because of the corona measures, I am not sure whether I will receive my university of applied sciences diploma this academic year. Can I start my pre-Master's program this fall?
    Because of the corona measures, I am not sure whether I will obtain my university of applied sciences propaedeutic year this year. Can I start my Bachelor's program this fall?

    Events

    Will scheduled information events go ahead?
    Will the scheduled introduction week, TOP Week, take place?

    Education

    I am an international student, when will I know if Tilburg University will be able to offer in-person education again in September 2020?
    Where can I go with my questions about study choice and career planning and preparation?

    Campus

    Is the campus open for visits?

    Contact details 

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

    • I have a question about my application or admission.
      Please contact the Student Desk. The Student Desk is Tilburg University’s central student information desk. The Student Desk on campus is closed. You can reach the Student Desk in the following ways:
      Phone
      It is also possible to contact the staff by telephone via +31 (0)13 466 8000 on weekdays between 10:00 - 12:00  and 13:30 - 15:30 hrs. On Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 we are not reachable.
      Chat
      Via the pop-up ‘Live Chat’ on the page of the Student Desk you start a conversation. You can chat on weekdays between 10:00 - 12:00  and 13:30 - 15:30 hrs. On Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 we are not reachable.
      Contact form
      You can also reach the Student Desk by filling in this contact form.
    • My question is not listed.
      Please contact study information via our form.