Electives (optional courses) - PSY
Please note: in 2018-2019 the course registration period for the first semester of Psychology runs from Thursday, 14 June 8:00 – Tuesday, 26 June 13:00! It is not possible to register for a Psychology course before that time.
If you would like to take a propaedeutic course in Psychology
All students who are enrolled at an institute of higher education in the Netherlands may take an optional course/elective in Psychology at the UvA.
All the propaedeutic courses in Psychology, except for tutorials and Test Theory and Practice, are open to applicants from other study programmes or universities (please note: if you are enrolled in an HBO programme, you are required to have successfully completed at least your propaedeutic year).
If you are enrolled at the UvA, you can register directly for a propaedeutic course via the course registration application from the opening of the course registration period (from Thursday, 14 June 8:00).
If you are enrolled at an educational institution other than the UvA, you must first complete an optional-course registration via Studielink. You will then receive a UvA student ID number and a UvAnet ID, which will enable you to register via the course registration application.
Places are limited, so please register promptly.
If you would like to take a specialisation / higher-year course in Psychology
To take a higher-year course, you must have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in your own degree programme. In many cases (except for Sexology and Introduction to Cultural Psychology) you must also have taken a preparatory course. This may be a propaedeutic course in Psychology, for instance, or a course that you have taken as part of your own degree programme that is in line with the course you would like to take.
You can register via this registration form. You will also be asked to upload your list of marks, so make sure you have it on hand.
For students from outside the UvA, an optional-course registration via Studielink is required. You will receive a UvA student ID number after you have registered via Studielink. That number is necessary to complete the enrolment.
Psychology students enrolled at the UvA have priority during placement. Once all the Psychology students have been placed, it will be clear if places are still available. If you have sufficient prior knowledge (based on your list of marks), and there is still space in the course you want to take, you will be placed. We will have a definite answer in the last week of August and we will notify you.