No physical lectures till end of August

Exams will also move online as much as possible

No physical lectures till end of August

The UG classrooms will stay empty until the end of this academic year. All physical classes and exams have been cancelled until August 31 because of the novel coronavirus.
20 March om 15:17 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 23 March 2020
om 15:26 uur.
March 20 at 15:17 PM.
Last modified on March 23, 2020
at 15:26 PM.


Giulia Fabrizi

Door Giulia Fabrizi

20 March om 15:17 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 23 March 2020
om 15:26 uur.
Giulia Fabrizi

By Giulia Fabrizi

March 20 at 15:17 PM.
Last modified on March 23, 2020
at 15:26 PM.
Giulia Fabrizi

Giulia Fabrizi

Nieuwscoördinator
Volledig bio
News coordinator
Full bio

The board of directors announced this on Friday afternoon. Classes and exams will move online as much as possible.

The university shut down all its building last Sunday in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. The university has been working overtime to move education online as much as possible. It looks like online classes will become commonplace for the rest of the year.

Exams

Exams will be held online as much as possible as well. The faculties and study programmes are now looking at how to manage this and to make sure as few students as possible stuffer delays. The manner of examination varies per study programme. Each programme communicates with its students.

How the university will handle any potential delays is unclear for now. This will also be managed on a faculty and programme level. It could even vary from student to student.

Tuition fees

Although all physical classes are cancelled, students will have to pay their tuition fees as planned. This is due to the fact that, even though online, education will be continued, the UG explains.

The next invoice will be on March 26. Students who find themselves in financial problems due to the corona virus – those who for example lost their job – and are therefore not able to pay tuition, should send an email to study@rug.nl .

BSA

On Thursday, education minister Ingrid van Engelshoven said she is relaxing the BSA norm for first-year students.

As far as she’s concerned, all students who don’t pass the norm get to move on to the second year, as long as they make up their lost points in that second year.

Nederlands