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Campus guidelines

In the academic year 2021/2022 we are able to teach on campus again, subject to certain conditions.

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

  • There is a maximum capacity of 75 persons per room.
  • Face masks are required when moving throughout the campus buildings. Once seated, you may remove the mask.
  • Students and staff with COVID-related symptoms must stay home and get tested at the Municipal Health Service (GGD).
  • We work from home unless unless there is no other option than to work on campus.
  • We will continue to take additional measures in the area of hygiene. These include walking routes, maximum ventilation, additional cleaning efforts and disinfection facilities.
  • Measures on campus - written in text
    • Keep 1.5 meter distance whenever possible.
    • Cough and sneeze in your elbow.
    • Wash your hands regularly. 
    • If you have symptons, stay at home and get yourself tested.

    The campus is open

    A maximum capacity of 75 persons per room is in place. We want everyone to be and feel safe. We ask you to take of one and other by following our guidelines. Go to for a current overview of opening hours.

    Studying at the University Library

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

    Self-testing and vaccination

    We ask everyone to get vaccinated if possible. You van make an appointment for this via We also ask you to carry out a self-test at least twice a week, even if you are vaccinated. Order your free self-test at 


    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 someone in your household tests positive for coronavirus, that person must self-isolate, and everyone else in the household must self-quarantine, whether they are vaccinated or not.


    • Avoid rush hour whenever possible.

    ​​​​​​​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 get their vaccination at RAI Amsterdam any time after their arrival in the Netherlands. See all vaccination locations here.

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.

More information on important topics