COVID-19 Measures University of Leiden

When do you have to self-quarantine before starting your study programme?

29 July 2020

When you resume or start your studies in September, your teaching will be partly on location, in University buildings. You only have access to these premises if you do not pose a risk for your fellow students and lecturers.

You can only visit the campus when:

  1. you have no symptoms (coughing, a cold, fever, shortness of breath). To be sure, you can take the RIVM check. If you have any symptoms, you must have yourself tested for COVID-19.
  2. you have been in self-quarantine for two weeks if you have been in a region or country coded orange or red. This measure is subject to regular changes, so make sure you check the rules that apply on the day you arrive in the country.

Self-quarantine at home

We understand that self-quarantine can be difficult for first-year and international students. You can start your studies online if you are unable – or not yet able – to come to the University. In University rental locations there are resident assistants who can support international students during quarantine. If you have any questions about quarantine at home, check out the FAQs on the subject. Keep a close eye on this site for information about how to handle intake appointments with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), the local municipality or bank if you have to stay in quarantine. If you have any questions that are not answered by the FAQs, please get in touch with student support or +31 71 527 8026.

Introduction weeks

Our measures also apply if you are taking part in an introduction week: you can only join in the programme on location, provided you observe the national regulations and the conditions that apply to the introduction week you have signed up for. You can find more information on this website.

Checking and testing

Ask yourself the questions from the RIVM check for visitors before starting work or studying in our buildings, taking part in events or going to meetings. If you have any symptoms, you must have yourself tested. The RIVM is the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.


More information and the latest updates can be found here:
Coronavirus Update leiden University