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Campus guidelines

As of 30 August, the 1.5-metre social distancing regulation will no longer apply to higher education institutions. As a result, we will be able to teach on campus again in the new academic year, subject to certain conditions.

A number of additional measures will remain in place in order to ensure everyone's safety:

  • This includes a maximum group size of 75 people per room.
  • Face masks will be mandatory again in the campus buildings. You may remove your face mask once you have taken a seat or reached your designated position to stand.
  • We will continue to take additional measures in the area of hygiene. These include walking routes, maximum ventilation, additional cleaning efforts and disinfection facilities.
  • Students and staff with COVID-related symptoms must stay home and get tested at the Municipal Health Service (GGD).
  • Measures on campus - written in text
    • See for all up-to-date opening hours.
    • Follow designated walking routes.
    • Take the stairs if possible.
    • Wash your hands regularly. Cough and sneeze in your elbow.

    Most campus buildings are open

    With limited capacity. See for all up-to-date opening hours.

    Check in

    Bring your Student or Staff ID Card. Be sure to check in and out when entering or leaving a building.

    Studying at the University Library

    Check in advance to find out where you can go. You can only book in advance.


    We kindly ask you to self-test on a regular basis before coming to campus. Taking a self-test will always be voluntary. However, we do hope that you consider taking a test before coming  to campus. This will allow us to contribute to a safe campus and possible further relaxations of the measures by the government.


    All buildings enable sufficient ventilation in accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Safe use of ventilation systems is a constant area of attention for us.


  • Am I allowed to come to the University? - written in text

    I have symptoms

    • Do you have one or more of the symptons associated with the coronavirus? Such as a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, a temperature, sudden loss of smell and/or taste. Please get tested and stay home until you get the results.
    • Positive result? Report in sick and contact your study adviser or supervisor.
    • Negative result? Home quarantine is not necessary.

    I do not have any symptoms and am a student

    • Please carry iyt a self-test twice a week before coming to campus.
    • Please only come to the campus if you are symptom-free.
    • We kindly ask you to self-test on a regular basis before coming to campus.
    • For more information on study spaces check:

     I do not have any symptoms and am a staff member

    • Work from home as much as possible.
    • Discuss workplace availability with your supervisor or manager.

    I do not have any symptoms but a household member does, and I am not protected against the coronavirus.

    • If a household member has a fever or shortness of breath, please stay at home and get tested.
    • If you have been near someone with a coronavirus infection for longer than 15 minutes and closer than 1.5 meter, go into home quarantine.

    I do not have any symptoms but a household member does, and I am protected against the coronavirus.

    • You do not need to go into home quarantine. Get tested if you have any symptons. 

    I have been travelling abroad

    How can you study or work if you need to be in quarantine?
    Students can contact their study adviser, employees their supervisor.

    You are protected against coronavirus if:

    • It has been more than 14 days since you had your 2nd shot of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or
    • It has been more than 14 days since you had one shot of one of the vaccines and you had coronavirus before that; or
    • It has been more than 28 days since you had one shot of Janssen's vaccine; or
    • You have had coronavirus within the last 6 months (180 days).

    If you develop symptons that tie in with coronavirus, you should always get tested at the GGD (Municipal Health Service).

    Any questions? Please see the FAQs at | Other questions can be emailed to:

    Version 24 November | This overview will be updated if there are any changes to the guidelines or measures issued by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) or the government.

Self-testing and other important topics

Self-testing will remain important. We hope that every student and staff member performs a self-test at least twice a week. These tests can be ordered free of charge at Self-testing and vaccinations allow us all to contribute to a safe campus and the further easing of measures in the education system.


International students can either visit a vaccination unit on the Roeterseiland campus from 6 to 17 September, or they can get their vaccination at RAI Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands. 

You will not be required to prove that you have been staying in the Netherlands for at least one month or to have a BSN number.

Is this the first time you will receive a dose of a vaccine?
You do not need to make an appointment for either the campus vaccination unit or for the RAI Amsterdam location.

Have you received the first dose of a vaccine in your home country?
Please make an appointment with The Amsterdam Municipal Health Service (GGD). A special appointment hotline for international students is available: (+31) 020 5555 202. You can also send an email to 

Student and Staff ID Card

It is important that you always bring your student ID or staff ID to campus.  Without the card, you can not enter the campus buildings.

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