FAQ on coronavirus for students

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 20th June 2022

Tilburg University is fully open again. Education and events for large groups are possible again. For questions about specific topics you can visit the regular web pages of Tilburg University (e.g. education, campus life). Below we list the most important pages. We will keep a close eye on the situation regarding COVID-19. If there are any new developments, this page will be updated.

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.


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.

Because the experiences with online education have taught us a lot, we are moving towards a situation of blended learning. This means that for each part of the program we will look at which form of education fits best. Online education is also one of the possibilities. What this means for the way in which your courses will be taught, will be communicated via Canvas.

*UPDATED, JUNE 20* | I have been on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

Application and Admission

In order to compensate for study delay due to COVID-19 and the high pressure on the well-being of our students, we have relaxed the Bachelor-before-Master-rule during the past academic years, allowing students to enroll (under certain conditions) in a Bachelor’s or (pre-)Master’s program while they did not yet complete their previous education. As Tilburg University, we consider the relaxation of this regulation as an important gesture towards our students and their well-being. Therefore, it has been decided that this regulation will be prolonged for students who want to start their studies in September 2022. Read more below. Read more on the web page Bachelor's before Master's rule (Harde Knip).

Practical matters

Most information can be found on the Travel and (self-)quarantine section in our FAQ for Prospective students. On the Dutch government website you can find more information on self-quarantining and self-isolating due to COVID-19 and when to get tested.


All surveilled exams are conducted on campus. Non-surveilled exams might be administered online.


If you need your diploma quickly for a job application or registration for a subsequent program, you can request a digital excerpt from the diploma register from DUO. This has the same value as the diploma.

(Mental) health

You can find the current basic rules on campus on the Tilburg University & corona page.

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

Where to go if you have study problems due to COVID-19 



Contact person

Influence on study progress

"Due to (residual symptoms of) COVID-19 or quarantine, I have a study delay."

Deans of students

Influence on mental well-being

"Due to (residual symptoms of) COVID-19 or quarantine, I am less able to concentrate while studying."

Student psychologist

Influence on planning and exam participation 

"Because of (residual symptoms of) COVID-19 or quarantine, I cannot hand in my paper in time."

Education coordinators

Influence on work orientation related questions

"Because of (residual symptoms of) COVID-19 or quarantine, I'm not sure where I want to go with my studies anymore."

Career Services Officer


Incoming exchange students are asked to contact the Study Abroad & Exchange Office if they have questions or need assistance with their exchange.

Financial consequences

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:



  • 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 daily from 08:00 to 23:00 hrs for all students.