With your UvA-net ID you need to register for courses via https://datanose.nl/#masterenrol.
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.
As of the second semester, you have to register for courses yourself through SIS, see: http://student.uva.nl/en/sis/.
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.
The flowchart Biomedical Sciences gives an overview of the compulsory and elective courses of the master’s programme.
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.
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.
As soon as you are enrolled as a student at the UvA you will receive a UvAnetID from the Central Registration Office. If you completed your bachelor study at the UvA, your UvAnetID is still the same.
If you have any problems with your UvAnetID password, you can contact the Study Centre (Library) at Science Park 904 for assistance.
You will need a student ID card to identify yourself for classes, exams and study centres at all UvA locations, and to borrow books at the University library (UB).
UvA students can use an UvA e-mail address via Google Apps for Education.
Most UvA-courses are supported by Canvas, our online learning environment. Login with your UvAnetID.
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.
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.
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.
All students of the master Biomedical Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.
More information on Bring Your Own Device.
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:
Click here for the contact information of the Education Desk FNWI.