We receive many questions on all kinds of corona-related topics. Here you can find questions and answers that don't fit into any of the specific categories.
We understand that this is a very unpleasant situation. DUO offers the option of temporarily borrowing more per month. This can also be done retroactively, back to the beginning of the academic year. You can also apply for tuition fee credit. You can arrange this yourself with DUO. Check the DUO website for more information.
Students of the Faculty of Medicine must follow the guidelines of Amsterdam University Medical Center (Amsterdam UMC), which can be found on the Tulp intranet system. For Medicine students these Amsterdam UMC guidelines prevail over the information on the UvA website.
Students of the Faculty of Dentistry must follow ACTA guidelines. These can be found on ACTAnet and Canvas. This means that for dentistry students, the ACTA guidelines prevail over the information on the UvA website.
In view of the stricter and extended measures announced by the cabinet, we would like to advise staff to communicate clearly to (potential) applicants how the application process will proceed (for example, conversations via Skype, start date of employment, etc.). An extra paragraph has been included for this in the vacancy format.
Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the application process for many research grants is changing. For example, deadlines may be postponed. And other steps in the grant application process, such as interviews or response periods, may be delayed, moved or prolonged.
Most grant providers have a special web page about the changes in the application process resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. They are regularly updated. See below for an overview various grant providers and their measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak:
Who can I contact for more information or advice? The research funding advisers of the IXA UvA Grant Support Team can help you with specific questions about changes following the coronavirus outbreak.
The IXA UvA Grant Support Team is also publishing more editions of their Grant Update newsletter with coronavirus-related news. Sign up for the newsletter here.
If you have a disability you may need specific facilities and support to enable you to study effectively from home. The student counsellor can tell you more about available facilities and support. If you need other facilities you can also discuss this with the student counsellor and they will look for possible solutions in consultation with your faculty.
On the website you can find the contact details of the student counsellors and how to make an appointment.
Examination Boards have been asked to show leniency with regard to decisions on whether or not to award 'cum laude' as far as progress is concerned, but not as far as results are concerned.
If you have specific questions, please contact the Examination Board of your study programme.
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has decided that students can apply for financial support in the following situations:
The financial support is not intended for students who are falling behind in their studies because of adjustments to the educational programme resulting from the corona measures.
Students who wish to apply and who meet one or more of the above criteria and the standard criteria of the Profiling Fund can contact their study adviser.
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