Guidelines concerning Article 4.2 and Article 5.5 of the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education

In response to the measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 virus, in April 2020 the National Committee has drawn up guidelines with regard to the application of several provisions in the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education. The guidelines were updated on 16 June 2020. The guidelines relate to the ability of taking the required English language test and the applicability of mitigating reasons for cases in which students experience academic delays because the measures that have been taken prevent them from following their educational programmes. The National Committee expects that the guidelines will answer the questions of the educational institutions. These guidelines were prepared through extensive consultation between the National Committee, the Dutch Council for Training and Education (NRTO), the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH), the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Justice and Security, and the IND.

You can find the updated guidelines under the ‘Documents’ tab and then ‘Code of conduct and regulations’