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Coronavirus information

The UvA is closely monitoring developments around the coronavirus. Government measures to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact are having a major impact on UvA staff and students.  We're offering online teaching as much as possible, staff are working from home and events are being cancelled. We’re working on measures, solutions and answers to enable, and facilitate, working and studying in these circumstances. It’s a difficult time that brings with it a lot of uncertainty and questions. We will continue to inform everyone as quickly and completely as possible via this website, UvA newsletters and Canvas.

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Updates on coronavirus
The UvA is monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus closely and will post the latest updates here as needed.
If you are a UvA student or staff member and have questions about the coronavirus, please contact us via:

Information and frequently asked questions

Teaching and exams

Information for students and lecturers about online teaching and exams

Working or studying from home

The UvA is asking everyone to work or study from home to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible.

Buildings and facilities

A number of UvA buildings have been closed. Find out which buildings are closed and which have adjusted opening hours and how and where to borrow books from the library.

Application and admission

You may be facing difficulties in applying because of the coronavirus. We are monitoring the situation closely and following Dutch government guidelines.


Foreign travel is no longer allowed for UvA students and staff.

Conferences, events and PhD defences

UvA events up to and including 1 June have been cancelled. This includes inaugural lectures and conferences. Study association events are also included in this measure. PhD defence ceremonies will go ahead in a ...


In matters of prevention, the UvA is following the recommendations of the Dutch government.

International students

As an international student you may have many questions about the current situation.


We receive corona-related questions on all kinds of topics. Check here for questions and answers on topics that may not fit into one of the other categories.
Corona Research Fund
A ‘Corona Research Fund’ has been set up to raise funds for new and urgent scientific research into the coronavirus.