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Course registration

Course registration

UvA Economics and Business

You are required to register for courses during the official course registration period in every semester. You need a valid course registration to attend courses. When you register for a course, you are automatically registered for the exam, eventual resits and the Canvas page for that course. Please find below information on when to register for which courses and how to do so.

  • Dates for course registration

    Course registration for period 1 is now closed. If you are late, please contact the Education Desk.

    You must register during the registration dates to have a guaranteed spot in the mandatory courses. The registration dates for the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses for 2020-2021 are:


    Registration dates

    Semester 1 (periods 2 and 3)

    From Tuesday 13 October (8:00)* to Friday 30 October (13:00)

    Semester 2 (periods 4, 5, 6)

    From Tuesday 1 December (8:00) to Tuesday 15 December (13:00)

    * Did you register for Bachelor’s courses in period 2 or 3 (see the ‘Overview of registrations’ tab on during the summer? Then you can register for the tutorial groups for those courses between 6 and 9 October. For all other courses, you must register during the regular registration dates indicated above.

    Overview of dates for course registration for all UvA degree programmes

  • Step-by-step guide to course registration


    Step 0: Enrol on your degree programme in Studielink

    Course registration commences each academic year with a request to enrol (or re-enrol) on your degree programme in Studielink. You will need your DigiD to do so. After enrolment it can take up to 48 hours before you can register for courses. You will not be required to pay at this stage.

    Step 1: Select your courses

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

    Step 2: Add your chosen courses to the Planner

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

    Step 3: Check your timetable and select your preferred tutorials

    Go to the Planner tab and check your courses’ timetable under ‘Open Timetable’. Select your preferred tutorial groups. Make sure that there is no overlap in your timetable between tutorials, lectures, exams, and resits.

    During course registration

    Step 4: Complete the course registration

    As soon as the course registration opens: Go to the Planner tab, check the boxes for the tutorials (WG) you wish to follow, click on ‘Register’, then click on ‘OK’. You can always find all your valid course registrations under the ‘Overview of Registrations’ tab.

  • Filtering and saving your timetable

    To save your timetable showing only the courses you have registered for, you need to do the following:

    1. Go to and log in with your UvANet ID.
    2. Add your courses via the option ‘Add timetable’.
    3. On the right side of the page, use the option ‘Filter activities’ to refine your schedule by selecting the relevant activities, such as exams, tutorial groups, and lectures.
    4. After you have done this for all courses, your personal schedule will be visible.
    5. You can synchronise your personal timetable with your mobile phone by clicking on the ‘link calendar’ button (icon featuring two arrows). This will ensure that your own timetable always remains up to date in the event of there being any timetable changes.
  • Deregistering from courses
    • You can deregister from your courses via Go to the tab ‘Overview of Registrations’, select the course, click on ‘Deregister’, then click on ‘OK’. You can deregister for courses up until the end of the first week of classes in the new period.
    • Deregister for courses that you don’t want to attend. If you have a course registration and you don’t attend the course, you will receive a NA registration (‘non-attendance’). The NA is not a grade and therefore will not appear on your transcript, but it can override a previously obtained grade for the same course. In addition, when you don’t attend a course and don’t deregister for it, you are also taking the spot from another student who would like to participate in that course.