Advice and information
We are closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation and following advice from the Dutch government. On this page you will find information and updates for current and future students.
The latest government advice is available on the website of the RIVM.
What will education look like from September 2021?
We assume that after the summer we will be able to teach again at our campus. This does not mean that 'online' will disappear completely, because it also has some advantages which we'll use where it has a clear added value for your education. What we're working on now is an ideal mix of education on campus, online elements and learning in practice. The optimal learning and guidance of our students is at the core of this. And that happens mainly through personal contact. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus after summer!
How can I find out more about the programmes and university?
Because campus visits are not possible right now, all of our Open Days and other events are now virtual. We offer:
Can I take an English test online?
Yes, for September 2021 applicants we accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China. Please note that not everyone needs a language proficiency test. A student who has passed one of the secondary education exams on this list, which includes English as a part of the curriculum, can be exempted from the extra mandatory English language proficiency.
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What are the measures taken by Windesheim?
We have taken all kinds of measures in our buildings to be able to study and work as safely as possible. These measures are based on the guidelines of the RIVM. Do you have a positive corona test? Please report this. That way, we can keep an eye on the infections.
How do we keep Windesheim safe?
- We set a maximum number of people who may be present at any given time. This means that most of our staff works from home and there is less teaching.
- All buildings are signposted with mandatory walking routes, always keeping to the right as much as possible and keeping 1.5 metres distance.
- Contact points such as door handles, taps, banisters and light and lift switches, are professionally cleaned several times a day. The sanitary facilities and the tables and chairs in the canteens are cleaned at least twice a day.
- Good ventilation with fresh air is recommended. At Windesheim all systems that only ventilate fresh air are set to the maximum setting.
How can you keep Windesheim safe?
- You must wear a face mask in all 'public' places. These are the areas in which you walk and move from one place to another: the corridors, stairwells, canteens, etc. A face mask is not obligatory in the classroom, during (sports) lessons or in an office.
- Regularly wash your hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow.
- Do not stick around after your class or assessment, but go home
- Do you have a cold and/or (little) complaints? Then stay home and get tested.
- Use the stairs as much as possible and the lift as little as possible. If you do use the lift, make sure that there max. two people in it.
What does our education look like?
In line with government guidance, the majority of courses are being delivered online. Fortunately, exams and practical training can continue as usual. And students who cannot study at home can also continue to use our study areas. From 26 April onwards, students will be able to attend Windesheim for up to one day a week.
From the beginning of May, students and employees will be able to do a self-test before coming to Windesheim. This is a government measure to prevent further spread of the virus. These tests are free and can be ordered through a specially designed website in due course.
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