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

Last updated: 20 September 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 you have questions on how COVID-19 may affect studies at KIT. We understand this and would like to inform you in the best way possible. 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).
Since the start of the pandemic we have constantly adapted our teaching to the possibilities at that moment in time. Some courses were temporarily delivered virtually, or as a mix of face-to-face teaching in smaller groups and virtual teaching, or working in smaller groups, keeping more distance a.o. KIT will continue to adapt its policies in line with the recommendations of Dutch authorities and is doing everything to protect Master programme and course participants and offer the optimum educational experience.

At the moment for Higher Education in the Netherlands in house classes are possible. Should this change in the future we will consider reverting again to online teaching. We will 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.

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 August 2021:

    Status 5 July 2021:
    All these courses will be given via virtual learning. All registered applicants of these courses will be informed automatically about the set up of the courses. Participants can follow the course from the safety of their own home. Virtual learning is done through a combination of live presentations using different online platforms, virtual classroom discussions, group work, and self-paced activities to be done at home. Since interaction is very much part of KIT’s teaching methods, so we will ensure a high degree of participation.

  • Courses starting September 2021:

    The above mentioned programmes will start as planned in September 2021.
    At the moment we maintain the scenario that all classes will start with face to face teaching in KIT in Amsterdam.
    Should the situation at that time not allow it, due to travelrestrictions around the world we will look at different scenarios.
    Possible scenarios could be: It maybe that courses start with classroom face-to-face training for all students who are in the Netherlands, but that students who are facing travel restrictions join temporarily online, until they can travel to the Netherlands. Another scenario could be that the first modules of the courses start online and later in autumn continue in Amsterdam as face-to-face classes

    KIT will follow up and adhere to the guidelines of Dutch authorities, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    All applicants will be informed as soon as possible about the practicalities around the start of the academic year 2021-2022. In addition this page will be updated as soon as we know more.

    See the other questions and answers for more information.