Coronavirus/COVID-19 information for (prospective) students Health Education

Last updated: 12 February 2021

Maybe you have already registered to study at KIT in the near future, or maybe you are considering applying for one of our short courses or Masters programmes. But with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic you do not know how to proceed. We understand this and would like to inform you in the best way possible to support your decision. We have compiled information in the page below in the form of questions and answers. In case your question and answer is not listed, do let us know.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is closely adhering to the regulations from the Dutch authorities, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In spring and summer 2020 most of our courses were being delivered through online learning. Since September until half December courses were taught again as face-to-face teaching on KIT premises in Amsterdam but under adapted circumstances. Courses were given as a mix of face-to-face teaching in smaller groups and virtual teaching.

At the moment all courses are given via e-learning until 09 April 2021. We will update this webpage in the week of 23 January 2021 when we know more on the governments decision on the covid-19 regulations.
For all upcoming courses we will look very closely of what the possibilities in different situations. Should the situation not allow for face-to-face classes due to the situation in the Netherlands, or the travel difficulties around the world, then it will be decided if a course is turned into an online course. All registered course participants will be informed automatically if anything changes in the set-up of a course.
Courses scheduled for the next several months will only take place in a class at KIT if the situation allows and otherwise will be offered as distance learning courses. We will keep registered course participants informed about the status of the course for which they are registered.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see updates per course.

KIT will continue to adapt its policies in line with the recommendations of Dutch authorities.

The information below will be updated on a regular basis in line with the situation.

KIT reserves the right to suspend, modify or cancel any of the measures described in the FAQ.

Frequently asked questions

Specific information per course

See below per course more information on each course.

  • Courses starting in 2021

    The current course is running via distance learning.

    At the moment there are no face-to-face classes are possible in the Netherlands. We will update this page in the week of 23 February 2021 when we know more on the government’s decision on the Covid-19 regulations.

    Specific information for upcoming courses:

    • Human Resources for Health: Online
      15 – 26 February 2021
    • Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NTC)
      08 March-11 June 2021
      This course will start the first 4 weeks online and will continue with face-to-face classes if and when it becomes possible
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS: Online
      8 -26 March 2021
    • Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
      12 April – 3 May 2021: to be decided depending on measures NL government
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses
      12 April – 3 May 2021: to be decided depending on measures NL government

    Courses in May, June 2021

    At the moment all courses planned in this period are planned to take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Unless normal format of the course is in e-learning format.
    KIT is following closely rules and regulations by the Dutch government. So groups may be smaller to ensure 1.5 distance and other measures. Should the situation not allow for face-to-face classes due to the situation in the Netherlands, or the travel difficulties around the world, then it will be decided if a course is turned into an online course. All registered course participants will be informed automatically if anything changes in the set-up of a course.
    In spring 2020, summer 2020 most of our short courses/advanced modules were changed into online courses.

    E-learning courses are done through a combination of live presentations using virtual platforms, virtual classroom discussions, group work, and self-paced activities to be done at home. Interaction is very much part of KIT’s teaching methods, so we will ensure a high degree of participation.

    If anything changes, these pages will be updated.