FASoS Education during COVID-19 Information for Bachelor students

At this very moment, we are working hard to ensure you can safely come to Maastricht and to immerse yourself in university life as much as the current circumstances allow.

For some of our programmes, we have decided to follow a hybrid approach that combines the best of online education with the best of on-campus education. We are very much looking forward to the moment in which we will be able to offer you full on-campus activities, without having to compromise on your health and safety. Please, read our safety measures carefully.

Below you can find the set-up that we are preparing for our Bachelor's programmes and minor programmes in the academic year 2020-2021.

Safety measures

Arts and Culture

All lectures and most tutorials (so the majority of teaching) will be offered online at least in the first 8 weeks (period 1) of the academic year.

Tutorials for the course Research and Writing (or Onderzoeks- en Schrijfvaardigheden, for those who you who are fluent in Dutch and choose to follow the academic writing trajectory in Dutch) will take place at our faculty for students who are able to be physically present in Maastricht. So, too, will your mentor meetings, as well as a number of other community-building activities. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.

Education in period 2 will probably be organised in the same way, but we sincerely hope to offer you much more on-campus by then. Yet, this depends on the severity of the corona crisis in autumn.

Digital Society
All lectures and tutorials (so the majority of teaching) will be offered online in the first 8 weeks (period 1) of the academic year.

We will also be offering a number of on-campus activities. For example, your mentor meetings and a skills training will take place at the faculty.

European Studies

All lectures and most tutorials (so the majority of teaching) will be offered online at least in the first 8 weeks (period 1) of the academic year.

Tutorials for the course Research and Writing will take place at our faculty for students who are able to be physically present in Maastricht. So, too, will your mentor meetings, as well as a number of other community-building activities. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.

Education in period 2 will probably be organised in the same way, but we sincerely hope to offer you much more on-campus by then. Yet, this depends on the severity of the corona crisis in autumn.

Global Studies
All tutorials, mentor meetings and social activities will take place on-campus, lectures will be offered online. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.
Minor Arts and Heritage
All tutorials are online. Lectures take place on campus. Some group sessions also take place on campus. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.
Minor Differences/Inequalities: Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies
All lectures and tutorials are online. Some group sessions take place on campus. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.
Minor European Studies
All lectures are online. Some tutorials take place on campus and some tutorials are online. If you are unable to come to Maastricht, we will offer you full online education until you can join us in Maastricht.
Minor Globalisation and Development
All lectures and tutorials are online. The introductory lectures take place on campus.
Minor Great Thinkers: Leading Paradigms of Western Culture
All lectures and tutorials are online.

Safety measures

Please note that we adhere to strict security and hygiene protocols to protect our community. The directional signs in the university buildings indicate in what directions you may walk, and we ask everyone to keep in mind the 1.5 metres social distancing rule, not only in the classrooms, but also in the corridors. There are several hand disinfectants spread across the faculty buildings and we ask you to not shake hands, to cough or sneeze into your elbow, and to wash your hands regularly. In case of flu-like symptoms or a fever, we ask students to stay home until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. In case a student tests positive to the coronavirus, he/she can only return to the university after having been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. When a family member or member of a household tests positive to the coronavirus, the student must stay in quarantine for at least 14 days. In case you yourself do not feel well (either physically or mentally), our student doctor can facilitate easy access to health care. Of course, similar health and safety measures also apply to members of the university staff. Besides all our safety measures, the city itself is also a good reason to come here. Maastricht is not only beautiful, but also a small city that allows you to get around very easily on foot or by bike, so there is no need to rely on public transport for students living in or near Maastricht.