19 March 2020 – Granted tertiary students extra time to qualify for course entrance

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government and university institutions have agreed to postpone the Binding Study Advice (BSA) for tertiary students to next year.

The BSA is a standard used to determine whether first-year students can continue studying their course programme the following year. Students are usually required to meet a certain number of credits under BSA to be able to go through to the second year. Students who currently do not have the required number of credits to meet the BSA standard are being given extra time to meet it in the following academic year (2020-2021).

The Government is also helping students with additional loan options or tuition credit as needed, as well as extending vocational course deadlines, and registrations for university courses from 1 May 2020 to 1June 2020
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ministerie-van-onderwijs-cultuur-en-wetenschap/nieuws/2020/03/19/bindend-studieadvies-voor-studenten-uitgesteld-bij-vertraging-door-coronavirus