Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Current Student FAQs

Is The Hague Pathway College still teaching?

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has confirmed that all teaching and any examinations until summer break will be conducted online. At THPC we will, of course, follow these guidelines. 

The content and quality of all our modules will stay the same, meaning students will be able to progress as normal upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

 

Is the library open on campus?

The main building is open during weekdays, from 8 AM until 7 PM. Most of the facilities, such as the library and sports facilities, are closed. You can use digital resources, e-journals, e-books, online library training, audiovisual media by accessing the university library portal.

 

How is The Hague Pathway College supporting current international students who are now studying online?

Our Student Support team is available at all times to provide the right level of care and support. The Student Support Desk will be closed due to safety precautions. However, Student Support will be available by e-mail Student.Support@thehaguepathway.nl and via telephone +31682775180. When applicable, Student Support will make arrangements for video calling.

Our Student Support Team has reached out to all students personally to hear about their well-being. Also, we schedule online office hours for Wednesday and Friday (from 12:00 till 13:00). Students will be able to find codes for joining the online office hour session in their timetables.

 

Will online attendance be monitored?

The online attendance is monitored. It is essential for our students to follow the classes and actively participate. In case the students have low attendance, they might not progress to THUAS Bachelors’ programmes.

 

Will there still be exams this semester?

The missed final exams of Term 2 will take place at the end of Term 3 in the form of online exams. The exams and resits will be conducted in weeks 10, 11 and 12. Moreover, if required, some students will also have a final (extra) resit opportunity. Those resits will include all terms material and will be scheduled only for those students who fail any of the 3 terms.

 

How is THPC supporting students who suspect they have COVID-19?

Our Student Support Team has reached out o all students personally to hear about their well-being. All the students are informed that they can reach us 24/7 in our emergency phone number. As a college, we follow the steps the Dutch government suggests if someone suspects that has COVID-19 and we advise our students accordingly.

 

As a current student in The Netherlands, are Covid-19 diagnoses and treatments covered by Dutch health insurance?

All students of the College have received information around medical insurance prior to arrival and during the induction week. Having insurance for medical costs is mandatory for our students. This insurance covers treatment that is medically required in relation to Covid-19.

 

I want to return home during the closure, what is the process for deferral of study?

Dutch visa regulations imply that students can only benefit from having a foundation year visa once - for a maximum duration of 12 months. Deferral or reapplication at a later stage is therefore not a possibility. Students leaving the programme, unfortunately, lose access to their planned progression degree programme. Also, please keep into account that having a permanent address is mandatory. Students without a permanent address risk losing their right to stay and study in The Netherlands.

 

What impact will this have on my visa and residence in The Netherlands?

Students are not recommended to travel home since travelling contributes to the spread of the virus. However, student visas do allow free travel and return to The Netherlands. Bear in mind that students with a residence permit need to have a permanent address in the country, or otherwise risk losing their Dutch residency. Once face-to-face classes resume, we expect students to return to resume their on-campus teaching and do examination work.

 

  

What tools do I need for the online classes?

  • Download Zoom on your Laptop / Mobile Phone / Tablet
  • Laptop / Mobile Phone / Tablet with a webcam option
  • A stable internet connection is a must-have
  • Allow the program to use an audio system of your device: Headphones and microphone

How to contact teachers?

Use Moodle to contact your teacher. Once you log in to the system, on the top right corner, you can find the button to open chat. Use it to write a new message to the teacher.