The health of students, staff and visitors is very important for HAS University of Applied Sciences, that is why we are closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus. We are following the guidelines and instructions from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health & Environment (RIVM)), the GGD Municipal Health Service, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Health Organisation (WHO) relating to the coronavirus. Of course, HAS University is prepared for various scenarios so that we can take appropriate action if we receive guidelines and instructions to do so.
During the press conference of 12 January, it became clear that the lockdown will be extended by another 3 weeks.
HAS University of Applied Sciences will change to online education with the exception of practical education, assessments and exams. For students who are in a specific situation which requires personal contact, we are committed to organising extra meetings outside of our educational activities.
The company training programmes, courses and workshops for professionals will be held entirely online, or will be postponed. For company training programmes, courses and workshops given at the client's premises, we will follow the measures that apply at the client's premises
All employees, students and course participants have been personally informed about the new situation.
In terms 1 and 2 you are allowed to follow a Minor Abroad at a partner institution in countries for which the Dutch government issues a Code Green or Code Yellow travel advice (according to the Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs). We want to emphasise that as a student you need to be well informed about the exchange during corona: not only about the education that is offered and the form it takes, but also the living conditions on the spot. You need to be aware of possible risks related to a new corona-outbreak and its consequences (from health to lockdown).
An internship abroad is allowed for countries for which a Code Yellow or Code Green travel advice has been issued (according to the Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs). You must, just as in the case of a Minor Abroad, adhere to the specific regulations/warnings given by the Dutch government in its travel advice for your host country. Keep a close eye on all warnings under the headings Safety risks and Coronavirus in the travel advice. Always follow the Dutch and local corona rules. Be aware that a travel advice may change within one day if the coronavirus escalates again. This risk is for your own account. The government and the HAS are not responsible for possible repatriation in this case.
For the period from January 2021 onwards, the Board of Directors will formulate a decision before the autumn holiday.
For more information about travel restrictions for the Netherlands as a result of COVID19, please check the Q&A provided by our national government.
The corona crisis has a major impact on all of us, including the international study landscape and everything that comes with it. The need to find current and relevant information among (future) international students is increasing. To support you as a future international student and the Dutch higher education institutions, Nuffic has gathered most important information and created an overview for international students who (are) studying in the Netherlands. This information overview has been produced in collaboration with VSNU, VH, NRTO and ISO.
The information overview is published on the website Study in Holland. We recommend you to check out this information and keep yourself updated.