Frequently asked questions for prospective students

Of course, you can address all your questions about the consequences of the coronavirus to our courses. On this page, we would like to answer the most frequently asked questions to all of you. 

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Update 03-07-2020 I 08:47

What will the coming academic year 2020-2021 look like?

Many of our prospective students are wondering what the coming academic year will look like. And that makes sense. With all the COVID-19 developments, many things are unclear. The coming academic year will not be an 'ordinary' year, as we are used to.

You can expect us not to make any concessions to the quality of our education. It now looks as if we will be able to teach classes in person again from 1 September, subject to the 1.5-metre-distance guidelines and other rules. Some parts of the curriculum that can be taught online will still be offered online so as to keep the space in the buildings available for practical education. For example, We will teach the theoretical subjects, which can be taught online, online for as long as necessary.

Over the past period, all our lecturers and staff have worked very hard to switch to digital education overnight. And while we agree that art education is best provided in the physical education space, we are particularly proud of how quickly and professionally this transition has taken place. This gives confidence for the coming year. We will undoubtedly make the occasional mistake in the adjustments that may have to be made, depending on how the virus develops, but together we will go for a good year. After all, we are a University of the Arts, where everything revolves around finding creative solutions.

Every course at ArtEZ has chosen its own form of introduction and will inform students about this. Introduction means getting acquainted with each other, with us, with lecturers and fellow students, with the locations and with the curriculum. Of course we do this in our very own way, based on the principle that all students should feel welcome, seen and challenged to start a course with us.

As prospective international students, you may, as a consequence, run into other (practical) issues in the run-up to your studies. We advise you to follow the developments in your country of origin carefully. For example, some embassies are still closed. Many students are strongly advised to self-isolate for 2 weeks. These are students who travel from a high-risk country to the Netherlands. You can check to find out if you are travelling from a high-risk country. We assume that you will follow these recommendations as a matter of course in order to guarantee the health of staff and your fellow students.

If you have any questions about visa applications, your stay in the Netherlands or other matters, please contact Student Affairs: And please read more FAQ's below.

I travel from or via a high-risk country to the Netherlands. Do I have to self-isolate?

Are you travelling to the Netherlands from one of these high-risk countries?
Then you are strongly advised to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in the Netherlands! You have a responsibility towards other students and members of staff of ArtEZ. As such, we think it is self-evident that you follow this advice. You can check to find out if you are travelling from a high-risk country. This self-isolation advice may also apply to students travelling to the Netherlands from European countries. The situation is constantly changing, so it is important that you keep up to date. Please take self-isolation measures well in advance. In order to be able to start your course on time, you should come to the Netherlands earlier. It is also wise to arrange a room from your home country, if possible. 
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>> For more information about self-isolation, please go to
>> For more information about the Dutch measures against corona, please go to this website of the Dutch government