Covid-19 advise for new international students

At the moment many international students are still excitedly planning their stay in The Netherlands for next academic year. We are happy to receive them in our residences soon, albeit with a slightly different, but still very warm, welcome.

Since the rules implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus differ significantly per country, we strongly advise our new international residents to familiarize themselves with the rules in place in the Netherlands. Our governement has summarized these rules on this page. It is advised to already look into this before the arrival in the Netherlands, since some measures impact public spaces which the student will encounter on their way to the SSH residence (e.g. public transport).

In addition to the general COVID-19 rules, some students are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in the Netherlands. More information on the countries this applies to and the measures that need to be taken can be found on this governement website. The SSH expects that those who are required to self-quarantine will also adhere to this advice. That way they will not jeapardize the safety of their fellow housemates as well as the SSH staff that might be present in the building shortly after their arrival.

Please keep in mind that not all our accommodations are suitable for self-quarantine. It is the student’s responsibility to judge wether or not their rented SSH accommodation is suitable for self-quarantine and make arangements if that is advised in their situation. This can mean that an alternative accommodation has to be arranged by the student for the first 14 days of their stay in The Netherlands. As a landlord, we cannot facilitate any aspect of the self-quarantine (e.g. groceries, cleaning, meals etc.). Many local supermarkets offer delivery services for groceries and local restaurants are continuing their food delivery services as well which might be beneficial in a self-quarantine period.

A general overview and FAQ on the COVID-19 measures in the Netherlands can be found on this website.