Studying in times of Corona

Corona has become an important and not to be underestimated part of our lives, both at home and in our education. On this page, you can find the latest information about COVID-19 and education for current students.

Everything you need to know about student information on COVID-19:

  • New Academic year 2021/2022
  • Period 6 | Academic year 2020/2021
  • Facilities
  • Graduation 2021/2022
  • Support / Student Guidance

Period 6 and resits

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Last update: 04/07/2021

Exams Period 6
Exams in period 6 are by default on campus. You are expected to be in the exam room, on campus, on the time and date visible in your schedule (TimeEdit). If you are unable to take your exam on campus due to Corona related complaints or quarantine, please contact your course coordinator. And as always, don’t come to campus when you have Corona (related) complaints or have to be in quarantine/isolation.

Resits in August
All resit exams in August will be on campus. If, however, you are unable to come to campus due to Corona related complaints and/or quarantine you have to contact the phone number 0317-489571 (available Monday to Friday from 7.30-18.30 hrs) for access to the off-campus version. This phone team is available from July 29 – August 11.

Deadlines for calling:

  • 7:45 for a morning exam
  • 11:30 for an afternoon exam
  • 15:30 for an evening exam

Deadline registration Resits in August
You have until Sunday the 27th of June to register for a resit in August through Osiris. Withdrawing yourself from a resit can be done through Osiris until the 18th of July. As an exception to the rule, you can register for a resit in August for a course you are currently attending, even though you don’t have a grade for that course yet. When you pass your course in Period 6, your resit registration will be automatically cancelled, and this will be confirmed by email.

Studying and Corona

Self-tests available up to July 31
The use of self-tests is still strongly advised for staff and students.

Please take a self-tests when you return from your holiday and prior to taking re-exams or starting the AID. You will also be asked to regularly take a self-test during the first two weeks of the new Academic Year.  

The tests are available for free for all students and staff. Please note that distribution is available until 31 July via zelftestonderwijs.nl. So, make sure you order enough self-tests in time.

Vaccination
Everyone born in 2003 or before and living in the Netherlands can now make an appointment to be vaccinated. International students have recently been informed about vaccinations by SSC and can of course also book their vaccination. Please contact ssc@wur.nl if you are an international student and have any questions on vaccinations.

New Academic year 2021/2022

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Last update: 04/07/2021

The ministry of Education has published the scenario for universities starting the academic year 2021 – 2022. Based on the expectation the majority of people will be vaccinated by the end of August, the one restriction will be a limited group size per room with a maximum of 75 people.

At the start of the new academic year we welcome all of you students back on campus. We will use our campus optimally emphasizing on small scale and interactive education. This means no online alternatives are offered for classes or practical. All exams in the upcoming Academic Year are on campus. It is therefore important that you can be on campus every weekday. If you are looking for a room for that reason, check out all the possibilities over here.

We rely on the Dutch government for guidance in the Covid-19 measures. Your safety is our priority and to help us to keep you safe we ask you for two actions:

  • Check this page regularly for updated information;
  • Follow the safety measures communicated on campus.

Do you have additional questions? Be sure to contact us; we are glad to be of help.

Want to know more about pre departure information, study programmes, student life, studying in Wageningen and more? Join one of our webinars! Throughout the year we organise various online webinars (free of charge) for students who would like to follow a programme at Wageningen University & Research. They are about programmes, student life, studying in Wageningen and more. All the webinars are accessible from all the world on mobile devices and computers.

Registration for courses Period 1-6
From June 1st onwards the course registration for all periods, so period 1 to 6 for the Academic Year 2021/2022 has been opened. Registration is possible on Osiris. The registration deadline for the courses in period 1 is the 8th of August, see this link for all deadlines.  

Facilities

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Download the app: myWURtoday
Start your summer well and download the myWURtoday app today!   

In myWURtoday you can find:

  • Course information and announcements
  • Registration for courses and notifications for study progress and grades
  • Your personal education schedule and Office 365 calendar
  • Education and study related news
  • Practical information, for instance about study choices and study life

BYOD (Bring your own device/laptop)
A good a laptop is indispensable for students. For activities such as computer practicals and groupwork the use of your own laptop (if they have the minimum laptop requirements) is the standard.

Also, for exams it is important to have a laptop that meets the WUR requirements, since next year more exams will take place on campus, likely on your own laptop. In need of a new laptop? With your student account, you can purchase a laptop at the WUR LaptopShop with extra service and a discount arranged by Wageningen University.

If there remain some questions or you need any help:
Visit: ServicePoint IT, Forum reception (Mon-Fri 8:00-17:30)
Call: Servicedesk IT (31) 317 4 88888 (Mon-Fri 7:30-17:30)
E-mail: servicedesk.it@wur.nl  

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Graduation

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The MSc graduation ceremonies will still take place online until the end of 2021. It will be a lively online programme in small groups and includes interaction with the graduates. Students who are graduating have been contacted by the graduation office. The award ceremony will probably take place in hybrid form from 2022. BSc graduation ceremonies will as now foreseen not take place until the end of 2021.

Support / Student Guidance

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We aim to offer all students support with their problems. A customized approach is best suited to help with the range of questions possible, therefor we offer our students this roadmap: Student Guidance: Find your way.

Archive: previous information on COVID-19