Coronavirus | COVID-19 (English)

On this page we give our students and staff regular updates about the Coronavirus. [latest update: 16/09/2020]

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07.07.2020 | Travel to Belgium for studies is recognised as essential travel by both the EU and the Belgian government.

Students coming from non-EU countries outside the Schengen Area (except the UK)

If you will travel to Belgium from a non-EU country outside the Schengen Area to start your studies in September, you will need to fill out this form before departing for Belgium. You may also need to provide a copy of your Thomas More registration certificate at the airport in order to leave your country and/or enter Belgium. Please print both documents in advance and keep them with you at all times during your travels. 

As of the publication of this news update, you will also be required to quarantine for 14 days upon your arrival in the country. Before you depart for Belgium, be prepared to provide the address of the place you will stay during quarantine. You will be responsible for securing a place to stay, whether it’s a hotel, a friend’s home or your student residence.

You should regularly check the Belgian government’s official website in case the situation changes in the coming months.

For general information about travelling to Europe, keep an eye on the European Commission website.

If anything is unclear, the best thing you can do is reach out to the Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country. They will always have the most recent information relevant to your specific country of origin.

Students coming from the EU, Schengen Area countries or the United Kingdom

There are currently no restrictions on travel to Belgium from these countries, but you should regularly check the Belgian government’s official website in case the situation changes in the coming months.

For general information about travelling to Europe, keep an eye on the European Commission website.

 

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News

16.09.2020 | What colour code does Thomas More apply?

The latest updates on the colour code and measures for the organization of education can be checked here.

19.08.2020 | How will next academic year look like?

From September onwards you will be able to attend classes on campus. Not all classes and not in big groups, but as much as possible within the limits indicated by our government.  

So, rest assured: you won’t be sitting at home all year chained to a computer screen, missing out on the real student experience. There will be time and space for in person contact and meetings. Thomas More has opted for a carefully balanced mix of online theoretical teaching and practical courses on campus or in the workplace. Read everything you need to know here!

Are you an international student-candidate? Please check this webpage for more details.
Are you a student at Thomas More? Please check your mailbox and the student portal.

16.04.2020 | Info for students about the exams

Important info for our students about the exams: check your mailbox and the student portal!

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What can you do to prevent becoming sick or spreading the virus?

  • Do you have to sneeze or cough? Make sure to cover your mouth with a disposable facial tissue or with the inside of your elbow.
  • Use disposable facial tissues when you have to sneeze or blow your nose and throw them away immediately in a trash can with a lid. 
  • Don't shake hands, don't give kisses and hugs.
  • Keep your distance from others, experts recommend 1.5 meters.
  • Try to be careful not to touch your face with your hands as much as possible.
  • Ventilate rooms twice a day for 30 minutes.
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Travelling to and from abroad

Student and Staff Mobility

  • All new incoming and outgoing mobilities until 30th of June will be cancelled. (updated 31.03.2020)
  • Students abroad can return voluntarily.
  • Are you having doubts about a specific mobility? Contact the International Office: inge.vervoort@thomasmore.be

Decisions for international mobility as from 30th of June – Autumn Semester 2020-2021

  • Outgoing students | We have evaluated each planned mobility and have formulated a personal advice for each student.
  • Incoming students | Thomas More is preparing to welcome exchange students from our partner institutions. Soon, at the start of the new academic year, every student will be (partly) welcome on campus again. This is contingent on the situation with the Covid19.
  • Outgoing staff | At the latest on the first Monday of each month, the situation for the following month will be (re)considered and employees who wish to travel internationally will be informed about the possibility or impossibility to do so. 
  • Incoming staff | Thomas More is preparing to welcome staff from our partner institutions again at the start of the new academic year.   

Do you still have questions?

Do you have questions or concerns about the virus? At the bottom of this page, we have provided a number of links to useful websites, including the Federal Public Health Service, where you can more information and read about what precautions are being taken.

If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you have Thomas More-related questions, you can always send an e-mail to coronavirus@thomasmore.be

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Decree on measures in higher education for the academic year 2019-2020 in response to COVID-19

On 15 April the Flemish Parliament approved the 'Decree on measures in higher education for the academic year 2019-2020 in response to COVID-19'. After all, in order to be able to adapt the form and time of examinations flexibly or to organize course units differently, an adapted legal framework is necessary. This emergency decree is introduced on the website of the Flemish Council of Universities of Applied Sciences, together with a Q&A.  
Read more about the emergency decree for higher education on www.vlhora.be.

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