What we’ve done since the Corona outbreak

Since the end of February 2020, the Netherlands has been affected by the Corona pandemic, and has had to observe the measures prescribed by the Dutch government on the advice of the RIVM (the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment). For us, this meant that most classes and assessments have been conducted remotely since March. The switch has had an impact on almost every aspect of life at UCR. Here is what we have done to mitigate the impact.

We're thinking ahead

We would love to welcome you to the UCR community. We want to ensure that incoming students will have a memorable and enjoyable start to their studies at UCR – and that they would be able to hit the ground running from the moment they join us at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.

On-campus, small-scale and intensive education is the heart and soul of UCR. Although current circumstances don’t permit this, we are working hard to get back to what we know and love – which is why our strategy is to maximize all possibilities for on-campus teaching and learning in a safe and responsible way. However, exactly what form our teaching and the much anticipated orientation week will take is something we cannot say for sure yet. What we will be able to do at the time depends very much on the possibilities given to us by the Dutch government. We are however considering all possible scenarios for the new academic year – on campus if and when we can; online in the meantime because we can. Or a hybrid of the two.

We have put together an internal task force that will consider and evaluate all our options. The team is working hard to come up with viable teaching strategies together with our community and other Dutch universities via the VSNU. For each course, we are looking carefully at each of the components – whether it can and should be delivered in physical context or online. We are considering the implications of groupwork, discussions, assessments and the technologies that may be required.

We are paying special attention to our international students. We understand that you may not be able to travel to the Netherlands for the start of the academic year. And if that is the case, we will make sure that you too can start your studies with us. We will make sure you are well informed about what this will mean for you so that you have enough time to organize your study visa and travel arrangements if you need to.

In short, whatever the situation at the start of the next academic year, UCR will be ready and capable to welcome you. And even if the year does not take the form we all hope it would, we will do everything possible to make sure you soon feel at home.

The task force is already hard at work and will make recommendations to the UCR Board by the end of May (or earlier if Dutch government directives change). Once final decisions have been made in this regard, we will of course keep you updated.

What should I do?

We understand that it is very difficult to look ahead and plan your future study program in these uncertain times. Whether you intend to apply to UCR or have already submitted an application, if you still have some questions about the procedure, please find the answers to the most frequently asked questions in relation to the Coronavirus below.

FAQ’s for students interested in applying for Fall 2020

FAQ’s for students who have already applied and/or have received a conditional

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If you still have questions about our university, program, Middelburg or anything else that you would like to ask to help you decide if University College Roosevelt is right for you, you can ask students who are currently on the program. Use the Unibuddy cards below to chat with one or all of them directly.