Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Current Student FAQs (latest update: 14 January 2021)

 

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Is The Hague Pathway College teaching on campus?

The Hague Pathway College has offered  on-campus teaching since September 2020.In the period between 16 December 2020 and 8 February the College will however need to shift to fully online eduatcuation following the Hague University of Applied Sciences' policies and 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 your studies. A safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff remains the highest priority.

 

Is the library open on campus?

The study areas in the library in the main building are open during weekdays, from 09.00 AM until 10.30 PM. During weekends they are open from 10.00 AM until 10.30 PM. You can use digital resources, e-journals, e-books, online library training, audiovisual media. Please note that you need to make a reservation for a workplace, if you wish to study from the main campus via the university library portal. 

During the Christmas holidays (18 December from 5pm until 4 January) all locations of The Hague University library are closed.

 

Are the sport facilities open? 
The THUAS sports facilities (
with the exception of sports education) are closed until 8 February. 

 

Do I need to wear a face mask on campus?

It is now mandatory to wear a face mask in THUAS’ buildings. The only exceptions are when seated in classrooms and workstations (unless otherwise indicated), where it will not be mandatory but it is of course allowed. So please don't forget to bring a face mask if you have to be in a THUAS building.

 

How is The Hague Pathway College supporting current international students? 

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 on Wednesday and on Thursday (from 12:00 till 13:00). Students will be able to find codes for joining the online office hour session in their timetables (Axis -> Moodle -> Student Support -> Make an appointment). 

 

In addition, each student is assigned to a personal Tutor, with whom they can discuss academic matters (e.g. progression, upcoming exams etc.) and more welfare-related issues (e.g. homesickness, anxiety etc.) on a one to one level. 

 

Will attendance be monitored?

The attendance is always 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.

 

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

Our Student Support Team has reached out to 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.

 

If I need to be in quarantine once I arrive in the Netherlands, will I have the possibility to follow the classes online?

We are prepared to offer the classes online whenever is necessary. Please follow the advised quarantine of 10 days once you arrive in the Netherlands and we will inform you about how and when to attend the online classes. From 29 December 2020 at 00.01 all incoming travelers need to show a negative PCR-test. Specifications are available here

 

Can I use public transport?

Travelling with public transport is allowed because giving and following education is seen as a necessary activity. Do you have other ways to get to THUAS? If so, it may be wise to make use of them.

 

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.

 

Are the shops open? 

From Tuesday 15 December 2020 to 9 February 2021 shops selling essential items such as supermarkets, bakeries and pharmacies remain open. Also banks, post offices and other service and health oriented organisations remain available. Some other shops will be considered non-essential and will remain closed. You can always order other products, such as clothing, things for your house, study materials via online delivery.

 

Where can I find an overview of the current measures in the Netherlands? 

From Tuesday 15 December 2020 to 9 February 2021, the following additional measure are in place: 

  • Supermarkets, bakeries, and take-away food points remain open, non-essential shops are to remain closed 
  • Indoor sports facilities, theatres, musea and similar facilities will remain closed 
  • People are supposed to stay at home as much as possible and limit their travel movements, incl international travel 
  • No group gatherings, incl in your own accommodation
  • From 29 December 2020 at 00.01 all incoming travelers need to show a negative PCR-test. Specifications are available here 

Basic measures continue to apply and include extra (hand) hygiene measures, stay home and get tested when not feeling well, and keep a 1.5m distance from other people. For more information around this, we also refer to the THPC Pre-Departure Guide you received from us earlier 

For a full overview, we refer to this government website. 

 

What has the Dutch government communicated about vaccination of the Dutch people? 

All international students living in the Netherlands and registered at the municipality are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. All THPC students should be registered at the municipality and have a social security number (BSN). The RIVM will send you an invitation letter for the COVID-19 vaccination once it is your turn.

For more information, including about the order in which different groups are expected to be invited for vaccination: https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-against-covid-19. 

 

Can international students receive the COVID-19 vaccination in the Netherlands?

All the international students living in the Netherlands and are registered at the municipality are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. All the THPC students should be registered at the municipality and have a social security number (BSN). The RIVM will send you an invitation letter for the COVID-19 vaccination. More information: https://lci.rivm.nl/richtlines/covid-19-vaccinatie (section 2.3).