• If you intend to travel (see travel advice below), you must complete a mobility form.
  • Use this 7-point checklist before traveling to the Netherlands. The Travel App from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has up-to-date travel advice per country. Download it here for Android or iOS.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via
  • More information about our flexible approach to teaching and how it works in practice can be found here.
  • Visit this page for detailed information on self-quarantine.
  • The rules, protocol and etiquette as it applies to UCR are available here.
  • Detailed information for faculty and staff is available here (password protected).

Most recent information

  • The Spring semester will be fully online until Tuesday 6 April 2021. This is also the case for UU and UCU. Students are not required to be on campus until that time.
  • Some exceptions will be made to mitigate the impact on practicals. Teaching and learning with necessary practical elements may be offered in-person. This may include lab work, individual music training, project-courses, and senior projects with practical elements. Affected students will be informed by January 29.
  • To start classes on 6 April, you should thus arrive on campus 10 days before in-person classes resume – thus Friday 26 March 2021.
  • Traveling (back) to the Netherlands from a “red” or “orange” country or region has become very restrictive. You may be required to have a negative PCR test, and/or negative rapid test, and/or negative test declaration, and/or health declaration, all that meet very specific requirements depending on where you are traveling from (read more here). You would also have to self-quarantine upon your arrival (read more here).
  • A ban on flights from the United Kingdom and a docking ban for ferries from the United Kingdom is in force. A flight ban is also in force for passenger flights from the following other countries: South Africa, Cabo Verde, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • For students who are on campus, UCR will monitor if the available study spaces in Eleanor are sufficient in light of demand. If necessary, we will make available more study spaces.
  • Because of the national curfew, Eleanor and other UCR buildings will be closed at 8pm daily for students, faculty and staff.
  • In student housing, a maximum of 1 person may visit you in your room (if you have a studio or shared room) once per day. In Bagijnhof this limit applies to the house. Room, floor and/or house parties are prohibited.
  • Elliott remains closed for food and drinks service.
  • Social events and activities, including student association and society activities are not permitted.
  • Face masks are to be worn in all indoor, communal areas of all open UCR academic buildings.
  • The Dutch government has issued a strict travel advisory: do not travel abroad and do not book any trips abroad in the period up to and including 31 March 2021.

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