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22nd June 2021 - ONCAMPUS Lund Sweden

International travel is uncertain. That’s why we’ll be #ByYourSide, every step of the way.

We advise students to be ready for a mixture of both face to face and online teaching in Sweden. The majority of our classes will be delivered face to face in small, controlled groups, but we’re also offering online lessons for those who choose online as an option specifically. Students will be required to take a COVID-19 test, free of charge and follow the recommendations of the Swedish health agency upon entering Sweden. The most accurate and up-to-date information about entering Sweden can be found here. 
 
“I'm not a Swedish citizen, can I still get vaccinated in Sweden?” 

Yes. You do not have to be a Swedish citizen to be offered vaccination against COVID-19 in Sweden. Anyone who lives in Sweden will be offered vaccination free of charge. Please note that when the vaccination is offered for your age-range or social group, you are required to book an appointment (to receive your first dose of the vaccination) yourself. If you do not have a personal identity number or a BankID, you will need to book your vaccination by phoning a local health centre (or hälsocentral). 

The latest COVID-19 information in Sweden can be found via the The Government.se website. Still have a question? Please contact us at lund@oncampus.global 

22nd June 2021 - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam

International travel is uncertain. That’s why we’ll be #ByYourSide, every step of the way. 

The COVID-19 situation is changing all the time but you can find the most up to date information and travel advice on the Dutch government website - Government.nl. ​The RIVM website (Dutch Institute for Public Health & the Environment) publishes COVID-19 infection figures and vaccination guidance regularly, which you may also find useful. ONCAMPUS Amsterdam will be in contact directly with students later in the summer with the latest advice. 
 
“I'm not a Dutch citizen, can I still get vaccinated in the Netherlands?” 
 
Yes. You do not need to be a Dutch citizen to be offered vaccination against COVID-19 in The Netherlands. As soon as students arrive in The Netherlands with a valid Citizen Service Number (BSN) and their year of birth becomes eligible, students can book a free vaccination. At ONCAMPUS Amsterdam, we’re currently encouraging all students to join us for face to face classes in September this year. Please contact us at amsterdam@oncampus.global if you have any questions.

The latest COVID-19 information in the Netherlands can be found at Government.nl. Still have a question? Please contact us at amsterdam@oncampus.global

23rd January 2021 - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam

New COVID-19 measures until 9 February 2021:

  • Receive no more than 1 person aged 13 or over at your home per day
  • Visit no more than 1 other household per day
  • Work and study from home
  • Only go outside with members of your household, on your own or with 1 other person
  • A curfew is in force between 21.00 and 04.30. This means you are not permitted to be outside between these times. If you go outside, you risk a fine of 95 euros. The only exceptions:
    • If you have an emergency and need to see a doctor or go to the hospital
    • On the day that you arrive in the Netherlands (if you can present your flight ticket)

More information about the new measures can be found at the Government of the Netherlands website. If you are travelling to the Netherlands before 9 February please read this website carefully. Still have a question? Please contact us at livein@oncampus.global

14th January 2021 - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam

The Netherlands will remain in lockdown until at least 9th February 2021. Therefore teaching will continue online for students studying with ONCAMPUS Amsterdam. Face to face classes will start again at the earliest on 15th February.

29th December 2020 - ONCAMPUS Amsterdam

We would like to make you aware that from Tuesday 29 December, if you travel to The Netherlands, you will need to show a negative COVID test declaration upon arrival. This must be a recent test (conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival in The Netherlands). This is the case for anyone (including Dutch nationals) who travels to the Netherlands. Please read the full update from the Government of the Netherlands.

Please note that a negative test declaration does NOT replace self-quarantining on arrival; you will still need to self-quarantine for 10 days if you are travelling from a country listed here.  

Please check also the latest Covid-19 News for further updates from the Dutch Government. We advise you to check this website regularly if you are travelling to The Netherlands soon. Please contact your local ONCAMPUS representative for more information.

Your study options

At our centres in Europe, we are making our programmes as flexible as possible by offering either a face to face, or an online start wherever possible for Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) students who cannot travel. We're currently encouraging all students to join us for face to face learning in September 2021. Students should be prepared for face to face learning only in the case of The Masters Qualifying Programmes (MQP) in the Netherlands, and our staff in centre are on hand to answer any queries.

Highlights:

  • Progress as planned to university in 2022.
  • Meet your tutors and make friends in small group classes online or face to face.
  • Get ahead in your learning and gain valuable insight into life and study in Europe.

Don’t give up on your plans to study internationally. Education is more important than ever.

*May vary by centre and programme, and subject to government policy and university partner guidance on their campus.


University campus updates

Please find information on the status of our centres below.

  • ONCAMPUS Amsterdam will be teaching face to face from August 2021. For the latest updates please visit www.uva.nl/en
  • ONCAMPUS Lund Sweden is teaching face to face and online. University facilities are open with some restrictions in place, for the latest updates please visit www.lunduniversity.lu.se


Accommodation

ONCAMPUS provides student accommodation through a number of private and university providers. The standard refund policy varies by accommodation provider. If you have any questions regarding this please contact amsterdam@oncampus.global

Please note that student accommodation in Amsterdam is in high demand. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for your ONCAMPUS programme and finalise your application as soon as possible, so that you can start booking accommodation.


Travel and quarantine

Travelling to Amsterdam

Please check the latest updates at the top of this page AND regularly check the latest Covid-19 news page from the Government of the Netherlands, especially if you are travelling to Amsterdam soon.

If you do need to stay in quarantine, ONCAMPUS is committed to ensuring your safety and well-being and we will make sure that someone from your centre is communicating with you every day to provide you with anything that you might need as you complete your period of quarantine. Our accommodation providers will support you after you arrive and they will help you access food and hygiene products during this period. If you are in private accommodation, our centre staff will be your main point of contact.

For more information about travelling to the Netherlands, please visit our pre-arrival information for ONCAMPUS Amsterdam:

Traveling to Sweden

The Swedish Government doesn’t currently have any specific quarantine measures but you’ll be advised to follow health and safety guidelines when moving to Lund. There will be an opportunity to take a free COVID-19 test at Copenhagen Airport and we strongly encourage you to do so even if you don’t have any symptoms. For more information, please visit our pre-arrival information for ONCAMPUS Lund.


FAQs for EU Centres

If students are taking online classes, will it affect their progression?

We are committed to ensuring that students’ education and academic progression are not compromised by this extraordinary situation. We are working with our University partners to ensure that students’ academic records will not be adversely affected.

Where can I find the most recent updates about COVID-19 in the Netherlands?

To read the most recent updates about COVID-19 in the Netherlands please have a look at the website of the Dutch government and the website of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

What should I do upon arrival in the Netherlands?

The majority of students need to go into self-quarantine upon arrival for 10 days. It’s very important that you follow the self-quarantine rules, otherwise you risk a fine and put our staff members’ and other students’ health at risk. More information on self-quarantine rules can be found on the Government of the Netherlands website.

Which COVID-19 measures are currently in place in Amsterdam?

Information on the most current measures taken in Amsterdam can be found on the website of Amsterdam’s City Hall.

What should I do if I have developed symptoms that could be related to COVID-19?

There are different actions you should take based on where you are living:

  1. If you are in your home country: Please make sure you obey the rules for testing and self-quarantine which are in place in the country that you are in. You should also inform Kamila if you do not feel well and can’t attend your classes or if you test positive on COVID-19. Her email address is: kkunda@oncampus.global.
  2. If you are in the Netherlands: You should stay at home if you develop any COVID-19 related symptoms and inform Kamila via email (kkunda@oncampus.global) that you are not feeling well. You are not allowed to come to the class when showing any symptoms. This also applies if your flatmate has symptoms or tests positive. Please refer to the University of Amsterdam guidelines.

The COVID-19 symptoms recognized in the Netherlands are; cold symptoms (such as a nasal cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat), coughing, shortness of breath, elevated temperature or fever, sudden loss of smell and/or taste (without nasal congestion). If you are showing any symptoms, we also expect you to book a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. This is also something the government urges people to do. The test is free and you can find more information about it on the National Institute for Public Health website.

What should I do if I’m concerned about the COVID-19 situation?

Adjustments are made in the building and classrooms that we teach in and to your timetable so that you can study in a safe environment. However, if you still feel unsafe and concerned about the COVID-19 situation in Amsterdam or the Netherlands please contact Kamila to make an appointment via email at kkunda@oncampus.global.

What should I do if I am very concerned about the COVID-19 situation and want to move back home?

If you would like to move back home, there are three scenarios that could apply:

  1. Return home and keep on following the classes online (if available).
  2. Return home and defer to our next intake in January 2022 (if available).
  3. Return home and withdraw from the programme.

For the first scenario the same procedure as described in the previous bullet point applies. Do however keep in mind that you might need to arrange some extra practical matters, such as booking a flight back home, starting a new visa application and cancelling the housing contract etc. This is something we can't help with, and you should contact the different organisations directly. Housing contracts differ per provider regarding the possibility to cancel the housing contract and receive a refund. Please note that if we or UvA decide to start teaching fully face to face again (only) we will need you to be in Amsterdam.

For the second and third scenario the regular deferral or withdrawal procedure that is in place should be started at ONCAMPUS. If you need any assistance with this, please feel free to reach out to us.

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