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Studying in times of corona

Teaching in the academic year 2021-2022

It looks as though we’ll begin the new academic year in September 2021 on campus once again, with no coronavirus restrictions. Read more


Also see the general updates about the corona virus

24 June

Teaching in the academic year 2021-2022

It looks as though we’ll begin the new academic year in September 2021 on campus once again, with no coronavirus restrictions. Read more

19 May

Going abroad for your studies possible again

You may once again go abroad for study-related activities under certain conditions. This was decided by the Executive Board on 11 May. Read more

17 May

Indoor sports and outdoor group classes at USC from 19 May

From Wednesday 19 May onwards, indoor sports and outdoor group classes are once again allowed. The University Sports Centre looks forward to welcoming you again in Leiden and The Hague. Read more

12 May

Start a master’s programme despite a study delay

Read more

4 May

Free self-tests available from 5 May

Self-tests will be available for students at Leiden University from 5 May 10 hrs via zelftestonderwijs.nl.
Read more

21 April

Limited in-person teaching possible from 26 April, extended opening hours from 28 April

Read more

15 April

Gradual return to in-person teaching expected from 26 April, looking ahead to the new academic year

On 20 April the government is expected to decide that we may resume in-person teaching at the university from 26 April. Read more

25 March

Lockdown extended, online teaching until 20 April

All teaching will be online up to and including 20 April.

8 February

Lockdown extended, online teaching until 23 March

All teaching will be online up to and including 23 March. Read more

22 January

Curfew 23 Jan - 9 Feb 

Libraries closed and study spaces not available after 18:00. Read more about the consequences of the curfew for students

21 January

COVID 19 vaccinations for international students

International students registered in the Netherlands will be invited for a COVID 19 vaccination. Read more 

14 January

The Student Wellbeing Weeks are coming! Register now

You’re not alone during these difficult times. That’s why Leiden University is organising the Student Wellbeing Weeks from 18 January till 14 February, with over a 100 (online) activities to boost your wellbeing. Check out the programme and register

16 December

New coronavirus measures

Find out the consequences of the new corona measures for your studies.

16 November

New wellbeing page

On the new wellbeing page you can now find:

  • Advice on mental and physical wellbeing
  • Social contact tips
  • An overview of who you can turn to for support
  • Information on how you can help out fellow students
12 November

News on BSA and teaching in the second semester

  • Teaching in the second semester to remain mostly online and partly on campus
  • First-years to receive Binding Study Advice (BSA), exceptions possible

(Read more)

5 November 

Student buddies

19 October

Extra study places and timeslots available

There are a number of new study places and timeslots available. Check the locations and reserve a timeslot. 

15 October

If you have symptoms, stay at home – even if you have an exam

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, anyone with symptoms, however mild, must stay at home. This means that if you have any symptoms whatsoever, you must not come to the campus, not even for exams. Read more

14 October

Face masks mandatory in University buildings from 15 October

As of 7.00 hours on 15 October, it is compulsory for everyone in our buildings to wear a face mask. The basic rule is as follows: if you are standing or walking, you must wear a face mask, but if you are sitting you may remove it. Read more

1 October

No exchange programmes in second semester

All educational exchange programmes have been cancelled for the second semester too. Read more.

17 September

Coming to the University? Do the corona check first

If you have on-campus teaching or have booked a study space, do the corona check before you come in to the University.

4 September

New version of campus protocol publishe

Including information on what to do in the event of coronavirus infections. Read more

26 August

New Campus Protocol adopted

The protocol lists the rules and regulations for studying online and on campus. Read the Campus Protocol

12 August

Tutor group

To support our new students, we are intensifying our tutoring. Read more

7 August

Introduction weeks to go ahead with restrictions, but no in-person introductions to student associations. Read more

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