COVID-19

YOU CAN ENROL FOR OCEANS & LAKES IN 2021-2022!

It is possible to enroll online for the programme in 2020-2021. More practical information about this is available on the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). If you have questions about the enrolment procedure, please contact the student administration of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

COVID-19 and impact on classes 2021-2022:

As for now, the universities are expected to start the academic year 2021-2022 in code green. This means that all educational activities will be able to take place in situ: classes and practicals will take place on campus, field work can take place in situ. This will of course all be under COVID-19 safe circumstances. There will be blended learning modules still present in the programme. Blended learning education is a combination of on-campus classes/activities, and at-home classes. Please always refer to the course files for valid and updated information about the courses. The full list of courses of the programme can be found here.
We do expect students however to come to Belgium and to join the programme at the start of the academic year. Oceans & Lakes is not an online programme, live attendance is required. If you have some delay for your arrival in Belgium (e.g. due to a slow visa process), then you can make use of the online classes recorded earlier to start following the classes. If this is your case, please contact the Oceans and Lakes office.

Note: for students currently residing in a high risk country outside of the EU: Belgium is not allowing incoming travells from these countries as of 26 June, nor are visas being given for Belgium to residents of these countries. These students will be able to start following the Oceans & Lakes classes online (from home), but are expected to join the programme in Belgium from as soon as possible (when their country is not considered a high risk country anymore).