Starting up again

From Monday 15 June all Codarts locations will be open again. The guidelines and protocols can be found in the FAQ. Please familiarize yourself with the protocol and also practice kindness as we re-open the school. While we also understand you will use your common sense, we want to assure you that we are working hard to create a respectful and safe atmosphere for all students, teachers and employees.

Latest update: 16-06-2020

** Please check your Codarts email regularly for updates **

Is there a protocol?

Yes, there is. Click here to download the protocol.

Can I study at one of the Codarts buildings?

All Codarts buildings are open.

  • Kruisplein: open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 22.00 hours for rehearsals, Performing Arts Health Centre appointments (physiotherapists and speech therapist), dance and music classes and small events.
  • WMDC: open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 22.00 hours for small events. Rehearsing at WMDC is not yet possible.
  • Basement: open from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 16.00 hours for rehearsals. 
  • Fenix open from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 20.00 hours for circus training and small events.

Is it still possible to do an audition at Codarts?

All auditions took place online. Application for the academic year 2021-2022 is possible from 1 October.

I have a question about my tuition fee, DUO or my insurance.

Click here to view the frequently asked questions about your insurance, DUO and the tuition fee during this time

Am I eligible for financial compensation of my tuition fees?

Anybody who obtains one of the following diplomas in September 2020 to January 2021, will receive a one-off compensation:

  • a diploma at  secondary vocational education (mbo)
  • a diploma at higher vocational education (hbo)
  • a master’s degree at university.

The compensation is paid during the first quarter of 2021 and amounts to 3 months’ worth of school or tuition fees. This is € 150 for a ‘bbl’ student in secondary vocational education (mbo-bbl),  € 300 for a ‘bol’ student in secondary vocational education (mbo-bol), and € 535 for a student in higher education.  

What is the Codarts policy for travelling?

Codarts has asked all students and teachers on study-related trips to return to the Netherlands as soon as possible because of the travel restrictions. They are in contact with the International Office.

Can I still get a Binding Study Advice (BSA)?

The Binding Study Advice is suspended for one year. This means that you will have until 31 August 2021 to meet the BSA requirement(s).

What is the procedure regarding the exams?

In consultation with the Executive Board and the Exam committee we are working on developing guidelines for exams. Your department is doing all it can to ensure that the assessments are designed in a way that they meet the quality requirements/guidelines, you will receive further information as soon as possible. We are aware of the fact that many students will be faced with unique challenges in these difficult times. Therefore, we will do our utmost best to have it run smoothly and give you all the support needed.

I don’t have my instruments at home. Who do I contact?

Please contact the production department via

I am a student and want to know more about the online facilities of Codarts.

Click here for more information about our online facilities.

I am a teacher and want to know more about online education at Codarts.

Click here for more information about our online facilities.

Are there any tips on how to stay healthy during this period?

Yes, there are many tips on how to maintain a healthy mindset and lifestyle. Our mental coaches of the Student Life department Hanneke van der Wal and Marieke Donders give some tips:

Is Codarts offering any online lessons to stay in shape?

Yes, Codarts has special programs for students. They will be communicated by the department. Student Life also offers a special ‘Yoga at Home’ programme every Tuesday and Thursday by Martina Orlandi via the Codarts Instagram (@codartsrotterdam).

What measures apply in the Netherlands to prevent the coronavirus from spreading?

  • Stay home if you have one or more of the following symptoms: common cold (such as head cold, a runny nose, sneezing, aching throat), coughing, shortness of breath, a temperature, fever or sudden loss of smell or taste (without having a blocked nose). 
  • Do you have a fever (temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius) and/or shortness of breath? Then your roommates must also stay-at-home. If you are free of symptoms for more than 24 hours you may go outside again.
  • Anyone with symptoms that fit a COVID-19 diagnosis can ask to be tested: 
    • via the National phone number: 0800 – 1202
    • via the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond: 010 – 443 81 00
  • Keep 1.5 meter distance from others.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day, for at least 20 seconds each time. Dry your hands with a paper towel and dispose of the towel right away.
  • Always cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow.
  • Only use paper tissues and dispose of them right away.
  • Do not shake hands.

I don’t have a doctor in The Netherlands. Where can I go?

Codarts has a protocol for students and employees of Codarts with special contacts (see intranet). If you come to do your audition and symptoms of the coronavirus occur during your stay, you can contact the local Municipal Health Service (GGD) by telephone (Rotterdam-Rijnmond: +31 (0)10 433 98 97). Make sure to check your travel insurance before you leave. Codarts is not liable for any care costs incurred during your (prolonged) stay in the Netherlands.

What happens if someone is suspected of having the coronavirus in The Netherlands?

If someone reports (by telephone!) to a general practitioner with symptoms and the GP thinks that the patient may have the novel coronavirus, a protocol is put into action. The GP asks for a test at RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Erasmus University Medical Center. Both laboratories start testing simultaneously. Meanwhile, the suspect patient is kept in isolation, either at home or at the hospital. That depends on the situation. If the test comes back positive, the patient remains in isolation and the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) carries out a so-called contact investigation. All people with whom the patient has been in contact during the infectious period must monitor their health during the incubation period. If they develop symptoms of the disease, they must report this to the GGD. The whole process then starts again from the beginning.

How is Codarts monitoring the latest developments?

The Executive Board has installed a special team to monitor the developments and update the communication, we will consider next steps if necessary. We monitor the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and are in contact with the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) and our other partners. 

I’m a performing artist and due to the measures have no income. Who can I turn to?

Financial support for freelancers in Rotterdam during the corona crisis:

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Kunstenbond makes an inventory of the economic damage as a result of the corona outbreak for freelancers within the art and culture sector.