Communication Science Master & Research Master

Graduate School of Communication

Course registration

Each semester, you are required to register for courses during the official registration period. When you register for a course, you are automatically registered for the exams, resits and the Canvas page for that course.

The next course registration period (for courses in semester 1 2018-2019) is from 14 June 08.00 - 26 June 13.00. 


Step-by-step guide to course registration

Step 1: Enrol in your degree programme in Studielink

Use Studielink to request enrolment in an UvA degree programme. This requires a DigiD.* Once you have enrolled via Studielink, it may take up to 48 hours before you can register for courses.

* If you apply for a DigiD or make any changes to it, you will receive an activation code within 5 days.

Step 2: Select your courses

Go to the Course Catalogue, find your degree programme and select the courses you want to follow.

Pre-Master's student: You register for courses listed in your acceptance letter.

Online crash course student:  You choose your Master's track during the course registration period. You will automatically be registered for the specific courses corresponding with the track. Registration for the online crash course will be done by us.

New Master's student: You only choose your Master's track, you will automatically be registered for the specific courses corresponding with the track.

Current master student: You choose two Master's electives. 'This goes on a first come first serve base'. We will register you for your thesis. 

Research Master's student: You will be registered for courses based on your individual study plan.


Step 3: Enter your chosen courses in the Planner

Go to, find your courses and click on ‘Add Course’.


Step 4: Check your timetable

Go to the Planner tab and view your course timetable under ‘Open timetable’. If you have registered for tutorials, make sure that there is no overlap in your timetable.


Step 5: Complete the course registration

Go to the Planner tab, check the boxes for the tutorials (WG) you wish to follow and click on 'Register' and then on ‘OK’.


Step 6: Check your registration

Go to the 'Overview of registrations’ tab and check your registrations. 



You can cancel course registrations at Go to the ‘Overview of registrations’ tab, check the box next to the course you wish to cancel and click on 'Deregister' and then on ‘OK’.  You can only cancel courses up until the end of the first week after the start of the course.

Please note: it is important to deregister for courses you do not plan to follow. If you do not attend a course for which you registered, the result recorded for this course will be ‘NAP’ (the Dutch abbreviation for ‘non-attendance, counted as exam attempt’). Moreover, you will be preventing a fellow student from occupying your place in the course.

Published by  GSC

5 July 2018