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Welcome new students

Welcome new students

Useful information

On this page:
  • Registration procedure for UvA-courses (important!)

    First Semester

    With your UvA-net ID you need to register for courses via

    Once you have registered here, you will automatically be enrolled for the compulsory courses in the first semester. Please make sure you click confirm before leaving this page.

    Within the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) curriculum, three courses (in total 18 EC) in the first semester are compulsory (except for the track PPP, in which only one course of 12 EC is compulsory). After these, you can choose to start with your first Research Project. There are also elective courses if you want.

    Please consult the Course Catalogue for information on courses (see link below). During the Master Introduction, detailed information on constrained choice courses and (recommended) elective courses will be given as well.

    Second semester

    As of the second semester, you have to register for courses yourself through SIS, see:
    Please note that the deadline for registration for courses of the 2nd semester is in December 2019 or January 2020. You will be informed about this in time through e-mail.

  • Course Catalogue

    Consult the Course Catalogue for general educational information and for specific information about the master’s programmes, courses, contact persons, etc. The Course Catalogue is available online.

    Course Catalogue 2019-2020

  • New Course: Explore your options, from study to career

    Choices regarding a career path are numerous and sometimes complex. There are many options both in- and outside academia, and it might be challenging to discern which options suit you best. Therefore we offer the course Explore your options, from study to career.  In five interactive workshops we will focus on the exploration of your personal study and career options.

    You can read more about the course Explore your options, from study to career

    The course will be available for students of all tracks in the master Biomedical Sciences.

  • Canvas

    Most UvA-courses are supported by Canvas, our online learning environment. Login with your UvAnetID.

  • Track coordinator

    Your track coordinator is the best person to ask for any issues regarding study content, choice of courses, research projects, literature review and minors or majors. They will help you to contact staff or other relevant people if needed. 

  • Study Adviser

    Students may consult the study adviser for advice on individual situations like studying with a disability/chronic illness, combination study/work, personal circumstances and (temporarily) terminating the study programme. You can also contact them for advice regarding planning or doubts about your master’s programme. The study adviser can refer to lecturers, committees and departments within or outside the Faculty. They have knowledge of the rules and regulations concerning the educational system.

    Information and contact details of the ESC study adviser(s)

  • Study Association

    The Biomasters Committee is the study association of the masters Biomedical and Biological Sciences - as part of Congo for Life Sciences.

    Read their welcome letter for more information about the activities they organize.

    Welcome letter Biomasters Committee
  • Meeting for International Students in October

    The faculty organizes a meeting for all international students of the Faculty of Science. You will get acquainted with the Dutch academic environment, receive information about social activities and meet the other international students over drinks and pizza.

    In September you will receive an invitation with more details for this event by e-mail.

  • Education Desk FNWI

    The Education Desk FNWI is situated at Science Park 904 on the first floor. Opening hours daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Master students primarily contact the Education Desk FNWI for:

    • the registration of study results
    • information on schedules if not on-line
    • to pick up forms
    • to inquire about study and examination procedures
    • to make an appointment for the application of a MSc degree 
    • for a Transcripts of Records and English translations 
    • for procedures concerning approval from the Board of Examiners, such as approval of study programmes, special courses etc. 
    • for statements from various authorities

    Click here for the contact information of the Education Desk FNWI.