Corona

FAQ on coronavirus for students

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 24th September 2021

For you as a student, the COVID-19 measures have an impact on your daily life and on the way you study and study. We want to inform you as clearly as possible about the measures and developments. We do this by working out Frequently Asked Questions for you. The questions are regularly updated and complemented on the basis of the questions we receive. Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please let us know.

Measures after September 25, 2021

We are happy to be on campus again!

Together we ensure a safe working and learning environment.

  • Follow the hygiene measures
  • Use free self-tests
  • We want to encourage you to get vaccinated
Tilburg University & corona

Education

*UPDATED, SEPTEMBER 23* | In academic year 2021-2022, in what form does education take place?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 20* | In academic year 2021-2022, can I choose to take lectures online, e.g. if I am ill or in quarantine?
In academic year 2021-2022, can I continue my degree program online if I CANNOT travel to the Netherlands due to the corona situation?
In academic year 2021-2022, can I continue my degree program online if I PREFER not to travel to the Netherlands due to the corona situation?
Can I go to campus to study?
Do I have to prove that I have been vaccinated or have a negative self-test before I can come to campus?
*NEW, SEPTEMBER 10* | I have been on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
I want to discuss something with my teacher or I have a question for a teacher. How do I do that?
What about the Binding Study Advice (BSA)?
Where can I go with my questions about study choice and career planning and preparation?
How can I contact the Student Desk or submit documents?
Where can I find information using Zoom safely?

Application and Admission

*UPDATED, AUGUST 13* | I am a final-year Bachelor's student and, due to the corona measures, I am not sure if I can successfully complete my Bachelor's program. Can I start my Master's program? (Bachelor-before-Master rule)
I am a pre-Master’s student and, due to the COVID-19 measures, I am not sure if I can successfully complete my pre-Master’s program. Can I start my Master's program?
*NEW, JULY 28* | What fee applies for 2021-22 if I enroll in two programs?

Accommodation

I haven’t found (temporary) accommodation yet. What should I do?

Practical matters on travel and (self-)quarantine

Most information can be found on the Travel and (self-)quarantine section in our FAQ for Prospective students. You can find some additional questions below.

*UPDATED, JULY 16* | What if I get COVID-19 during the first 10 days of my stay in the Netherlands. – Are my medical costs covered?
I live in Belgium. What do I need to take into account?

Exams

In academic year 2021-2022, how will the exams be administered? And how do I register?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 20* | In academic year 2021-2022, can I choose to take exams online, for example if I am ill or in quarantine?
*NEW, SEPTEMBER 10* | In academic year 2021-2022, can I choose to take exams online, for example if I am still abroad?
Where do I find more information about written exams, digital exams, and online exams?
Why are exams scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays?

Graduation

I want to have a video conversation with a test subject. What support does the university offer for this?
*UPDATED, JULY 2* | I want to pick up my diploma. What can I do?
I need a Statement of Graduation from the Student Desk. What can I do?
Will my graduation ceremony go ahead as planned? 
My program does not organize a graduation ceremony. How do I get my diploma?
*UPDATED, SEPTEMBER 23* | Will the graduation session for my Master’s thesis go ahead?
*NEW, JULY 12* | I passed/will pass my master degree and received a Dutch letter from DUO. What does this mean?

(Mental) health

*UPDATED, AUGUST 31* | I think I have symptoms related to COVID-19. What should I do?
*UPDATED, SEPTEMBER 10* | I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 31* | A person I have been in contact with has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 31* | I either have or one of my household members has (respiratory) complaints. Can I come to campus? And what should I do?
I am currently on campus and developing (respiratory) complaints. What should I do?
Where can I go as an international student in case I am sick?
The current situation demands a lot from me as a student. How do I stay physically and mentally healthy?
Where can I go if I have (study) problems due to COVID-19?
Can I make appointments with student counselors?
I am not sure whether my insurance covers the cost of a COVID-19 infection - and other health insurance questions
*UPDATED, AUGUST 31* | I need a COVID-19 test, where to go in the Netherlands?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 20* | As an international student, can I get a COVID-19 vaccination in the Netherlands?
Where can I get more COVID-19 information in English (or other languages)?

Exchange

What is the decision of Tilburg University regarding outgoing exchanges in Spring 2021?
What is the decision of Tilburg University regarding incoming exchanges in Spring 2021?
What is the decision of Tilburg University regarding outgoing exchanges in Fall 2021?
I am going on exchange abroad in Fall 2021 as a Tilburg University student. What should I keep in mind?
What is the decision of Tilburg University regarding incoming exchanges in Fall 2021?
Will a virtual incoming exchange be possible at Tilburg University in fall 2021?
I am an incoming exchange student and I have questions and concerns about my stay here. Where can I go for help?
I have been to a risk area. What should I do?
I am organizing an event or activity on behalf of my study, sports, or student association. Can this go ahead?
Can my study trip continue?
*UPDATED, AUGUST 25* | Which options do you offer to help me choose a study program?

Financial consequences

Why do I have to pay so much tuition fee if most education is still online?
*UPDATED, JULY 14* | I cannot pay my tuition installment. So what now?
I do not get a study grant from DUO anymore because I cannot work anymore. So what now?
Can I stop my public transport card (DUO) as long as the education is online?
Are there any financial provisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
*UPDATED, JULY 14* | Will the tuition fee rate be adjusted next year?

Education and Examination Regulations Students (EER)

Because of the measures Tilburg University has taken because of the coronavirus, specific additions to the formal educational regulations are necessary, including the Education and Examination Regulations and the Rules and Guidelines of the Examination Boards.

More information can be found on the web page Education and Examination Regulations Students (EER) and the EER pages per School.

Contact details 

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

E-mail

Phone

  • 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). 
  • Are you experiencing  personal, mental or emotional problems as a result of COVID-19? Please do not hesitate to anonymously call the  Tilburg University special helpline: +31 (0)6 - 28 771 262. The helpline is available 24/7 and is intended for all students.

Take care and look out for each other

The current corona situation demands a lot from us.
How do I stay in touch with my study mates or my colleagues?