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Can I complete my internship or exchange? 
If the institution or workplace is in agreement then an internship or exchange can take place and students must follow the rules of the place they will be working/studying. What is happening to my course? The education of the MA as well as BA continues online until and the beginning of September when we will offer on-site education again. 

Are the workshops open?
All the workshops are open again. Book your visit in advance. (see above)
 
Does the closure of the EU’s borders mean I can no longer travel home or come back to DAE?
We advise you to contact your embassy if you have any concerns. You can find a list of international embassies in The Netherlands here
 
Please check the latest updates on the measurements taken in your home country before making a decision. We are following the travel advice from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so please keep a close eye on these as they change frequently. You can find them  here
 
What do I do if I am in a country with a coronavirus outbreak and I am not allowed to leave?
Please contact your embassy. If you are in your country of origin and there are contaminations there, please follow local advice.
 
What happens to my residence permit if I want to interrupt my studies at DAE?
Students who leave the Netherlands and interrupt their studies have to unroll as a student at DAE. Please send an email to olga.pullens@designacademy.nl for more information.

DAE will inform the IND that you have left because of the corona crisis. You also have to deregister from the municipality where you live. For Eindhoven you can do this through the website.

The IND will decide whether you have to apply for a new residence permit when you start your studies again in September. They will decide this on a case-by-case basis. Should your residence permit be withdrawn you have to apply for a new permit.  
 
I am organizing/going on a study or business trip to a country with current coronavirus cases. Is that still allowed?
No, it is not allowed.
 
I am a Dutch citizen and would like to travel abroad. Is this allowed?
Please check the travel advice from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they change frequently. You can find them here

Is there a change in paying tuition fees this year? 
The tuition fees amount for 2020-2021 is €2.143. There are no changes regarding the paying methods of the tuition fees. The Dutch Government has strict rules and regulations that are mandatory for all institutes. Should there be any future developments regarding higher education tuition fees on a nationwide level, we make sure to inform you on this. 
 
Am I eligible for financial compensation for tuition fees? 
In the first quarter of 2021, anyone who obtains a higher professional education (BA or MA) in the period from 01 September 2020 until 31 January 2021 will receive a one-off compensation amount, amounting to a maximum of 3 months’ percentage of the tuition fees. For a student in higher education, this would amount to a one-off compensation of €535. This also applies to (international) students who pay institutional tuition fees. They will receive a one-off compensation of €535.
 
What must I do to receive this financial compensation (of tuition fees)?
​If your details are known to DUO, you do not have to do anything and DUO will automatically transfer the amount to you. If any of your details are missing, DUO will contact you to request these details. You will receive the amount not later than 31 March 2021. But please keep in mind, in the end the decision for compensation lies with DUO. 

What happens to my scholarship?
For questions about the scholarship you received from your own country, please contact the organisation directly. What do I do if I have no doctor in The Netherlands? If you are unfamiliar with the Dutch healthcare system, we would like to draw your attention to the healthcare insurance. Take advantage of it. If you need help, you can report to SGE at Strijp-T
 
Can I change anything in my Dutch health insurance?
For questions about the insurance of AON we refer you to their website. Ending or interrupting your insurance can be done online. For general information on health insurance go here
 
What happens to my study finance from DUO?
DUO has arranged several financial options for students who are entitled to studiefinanciering. This applies to Dutch students, but also to EER-students who are entitled to studiefinanciering on the basis of their employment in the Netherlands. You can read more about it here:  
https://www.duo.nl/particulier/measures-coronavirus.jsp 
https://www.duo.nl/particulier/corona-vragen-en-antwoorden.jsp 

Are there options to apply for extra finance at DUO during this crisis?  
For students who are not served by these generic financial options, DUO offers to make case-by-case exceptions. Please contact DUO in case this applies to you.

Some EER-students cannot work enough hours because of the corona crisis, but have worked enough hours in the months before. For these students DUO has arranged an exception: with a letter from your employer you might still be able to qualify for studiefinanciering. 
Please see:  https://www.duo.nl/particulier/footer-engels/contact/index.jsp  

EER students, who do not work and therefore are not entitled to studiefinanciering, can apply for the tuition fees loan at DUO. You can apply for this retroactively from September 1, 2019. The amount from September – March will be paid in one payment, the remainder you will receive in monthly payments. Please see:  https://www.duo.nl/particulier/student-finance/tuition-fee-loan.jsp  

What if I am from outside EER and cannot apply to DUO?  
Students from countries outside the EER have been made to prove they have enough funds to study at DAE at the time of their visa application in 2019. This was one of the prerequisites for obtaining a residence permit. We expect your means will be covering your expenses in the current situation.  
 
Where can I find extra information to apply for financial aid?  
Information regarding your rights as an employee from the students union LSVB:  https://nietmijnschuld.nl/en-US/corona  

Information on unemployment benefit:
https://www.uwv.nl/particulieren/languages/english/unemployment-benefit/index.aspx and https://www.werk.nl/werkzoekenden/uitkering-aanvragen/  

Information on the temporary emergency measure bridging employment (NOW)  
The NOW is intended to accommodate employers dealing with lost sales. This allows employers to pay their employees on a permanent and flexible contract.  https://www.uwv.nl/werkgevers/actueel/now.aspx  

If you are still experiencing considerable financial difficulties and you want someone to review the available options with you, please contact the student counsellor through olga.pullens@designacademy.nl 

Information about self-quarantine and other rules form the Dutch Government  https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/documents/publications/2020/04/05/letter-self-quarantine-and-other-coronavirus-measures