Information for UvA students intending to enrol or who have either enrolled or re-enrolled in one of the following study programs:
The UvA study programs listed above work closely with VU University Amsterdam. This means that as a UvA student, you will take one or more courses at VU in one of the VU buildings on Boelelaan in Amsterdam South. These are component courses of a VU study program with which your UvA study program collaborates (see the list below).
Once you are fully enrolled in your UvA master programme and have paid your tuition fee, you will automatically receive a VUnet-ID from the VU. With this, you are a guest student (in Dutch: bijvakstudent) at the VU. This means that you can register for the VU courses in your programme at the VU directly.
Enrolment at UvA
Leads to enrolment in the following study program(s) at VU
|M Artificial Intelligence||M Artificial Intelligence|
|M Bioinformatics and System Biology (JD)||M Bioinformatics and System Biology (JD)|
|M Biological Sciences||M Biology and M Ecology|
|M Chemistry||M Chemistry|
|M Computational Science||M Computer Science|
|M Earth Sciences||M Ecology|
|M Information Studies||M Information Sciences|
|M Life Sciences||M Bioinformatics and Systems Biology|
|M Mathematics||M Mathematics|
|M Physics and Astronomy||M Physics and Astronomy|
|M Software Engineering||M Information Sciences|
|M Stochastics & Financial Mathematics||M Stochastics & Financial Mathematics|
The UvA and VU have decided on this form of cooperation so that students can derive the maximum benefit from the combined study programs of both institutions. As a result, both universities are able to offer their students a wide range of high-level courses.
You will receive a VUnet-ID from the VU (if you did not receive one already in the previous academic year). The VUnet-ID lets you log in to VUnet, the VU student portal. The information available on VUnet includes:
Personal matters you can arrange via VUnet:
Furthermore, enrolment in one or more study programs at the VU grants you access to facilities at the VU such as the library, sports facilities, restaurant, a VU e-mail account, etc.
You may receive e-mails that are not intended for you. While we do our best to prevent this from occurring, we are unable to prevent it completely. We recommend that you keep track of all your messages via VUnet. Your lecturer will also often communicate via Canvas.
You may be enrolled at the VU but not actually have any classes there during this academic year. This is because all students in the study program are automatically enrolled. If you do not have any courses at VU, you can disregard the general information provided by VU.
Please note: automatic enrolment DOES NOT mean you are automatically registered to take courses and examinations.
Registration for VU courses and/or examinations MUST be done via VUnet. You can find the registration deadlines for each teaching period on VUnet; period 1 is open longer than the others.
Please note that at the VU, course registration is done per period (block) rather than per semester, as it is done at the UvA. So, you have to enrol for courses for each (8 or 4 weeks) period separately at the VU. Please see the list of enrolment periods and deadlines below for details.
The program administrations of VU and UvA send each other examination marks directly. No action is required on your part.