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Do you have any health complaints? Then stay at home. Get tested if you have complaints that are similar to Covid-19 symptoms. Do not come to class or exam. Report your absence to your study career coach or supervisor. If you can work or study, do it from home. Everyone must strictly adhere to the applicable instructions from the government with regard to keeping their distance and staying at home in the event of the slightest health complaints. Also follow the instructions of employees of the university of applied sciences when allocating spaces for working and learning and instructions they give in the performance of their supervisory function.

Please read the added section to the student handbook about Covid-19.

We ask you to report to us anonymously if you are infected with Covid-19. That way, we can keep an eye on where possible clusters arise and pass them on to the GGD, how and at which school locations measures can be taken. You can do this on this Hint page. In this way, we can protect the health and safety of all students and staff within the school as much as possible.


The university follows the guidelines of the RIVM. If you, as a staff member or student, have a fever of 38 degrees or more, with respiratory complaints, coughing and shortness of breath / or have been in a risk area, or have been in contact with someone who is infected with the corona virus, call the doctor or the local GGD  and make an appointment to get tested. The phone number is 0800 - 1202 or look at the website of the government made for this purpose

You stay at home according to the RIVM guideline and you cannot participate in an exam on location. Sign up for the test via the regular examination procedure at your study programme. We understand that it is annoying to miss a test because of this, but the safety of employees and students is paramount.

In case of health complaints: stay at home. This means when you have (mild) complaints that you do not visit a school location for an assessment either. If you have (mild) cold symptoms during the 'exam week', please stay at home, and wait for the Covid-19 test results, or if you have been tested positive, stay in quarantine (also when a housemate has been tested positive). You will not be admitted to school for on location assessments. In our regular assessment procedure, you are entitled to a resit in addition to the original assessment. Make use of this right, because that is what the resit is for.

Should you not pass the resit, it is not always the case that you no longer have the opportunity to sit the assessment in question. Our rules, as set out in the so-called Student Handbook, offer the possibility of offering an extra resit in special cases. We consider health complaints, health tests and quarantine within the framework of Covid-19 to be a special circumstance and will therefore make generous use of this possibility the rules offer us. Pursuant to the corresponding Article, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences will provide a solution so that you will not be disadvantaged if you cannot sit an exam in the exam week due to cold symptoms, a Covid-19 test or quarantine. An extra assessment opportunity wil be given at the end of the academic year. Your institute will soon inform you about the conditions and procedures.

To be eligible for this, you must meet several strict conditions. For instance, it applies to on location assessments when students could not or were not allowed to participate because of Covid-19-related circumstances, such as: health complaints similar to Covid-19, a positive test result, waiting for a test result or being quarantined. Also, the student must have taken advantage of the other regular assessment opportunities. 

More information on the exact details will follow at a later stage of the academic year. Keep a close eye on these updates! We want to send a message at this moment and react in the context of Covid-19, but we also want to take a look at how the pandemic will develop and what measures, if any, still need to be taken nationally or by us.

What is important for now:

  • In case of health complaints, quarantine, waiting for a test (result) or in case of a positive test, do not visit a school location for an assessment.
  • It is important that you keep your documentation such as confirmation of test appointments, test results, doctor's certificate, et cetera, because the burden of proof will be part of the conditions for eligibility for this provision.
  • If you choose not to participate in assessments or resits for reasons other than those related to Covid-19, you will not be eligible for the same provision,
  • More information on the exact form and procedure for an extra (resit) opportunity will follow later in the academic year.  

Many tests are now taking place online or in the form of assignments, more than before under normal circumstances. The number of physical tests that are taken on location is limited. This reduces the chance of study delay because you cannot participate in tests.

If you do not comply with the RIVM rules and knowingly pose a risk to the health of (sometimes vulnerable) fellow students and teachers, disciplinary measures may be taken. We rely on everyone's common sense not to let it come to that and just take advantage of the resit.

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