Here you can find frequently asked questions and answers about course registration and the corresponding answers.
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The courses for which you need to register depends on your year of study.
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There are a lot of possibilities when you want to take electives. It give you to opportunity to come up with your own set op courses that fit your interests. However, there are some rules that you need to abide. Moreover, depending on the course, you may have to apply for permission to add the course to your programme.
A normal workload is 30 ECTS per semester. You are permitted to register for a maximum of 42 ECTS per semester, including Honours courses (if you're an Honours student).
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During the course registration periods you register for courses and tutorials via uva.nl/courseregistration.
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If you participate in the pilot Flexible learning, keep in mind that you pay for the courses you register for.
It is possible to cancel a course registration before the start of the semester. So for courses in the first semester the deregistration deadline is the 31 of August.
Check out the website about flexible learning for more information.
Yes this is possible. It is important to make sure that your courses have no overlap in the timetable. Therefore you have to check for the entire semester that the courses chosen by you, have no tutorials, lectures or exams at the same time. You can do so by adding the courses to the timetable website and comparing the lecture and exam dates and times.
The university only makes sure that mandatory courses in the same study year or the year before have no overlap, the rest is up to you.
The timetable for semester 1 of the academic year 2020-2021 will be published in phases corresponding to the times when you register for tutorials.
You can register for all the courses you want to take in the first semester or for the Master's courses in period 1, including the courses you still have to resit. Once all resit results have been registered, we will deregister you from the courses you have passed. It is only after this that we will check for the limitation of 42 credits (or 18 credits in the first period of the Master's programme). This is the maximum number of credits for you are permitted to register.
The study adviser can help you with planning your study programme.
During the phase 2 and 3 of the course registration we closely monitor the tutorials and expand the capacity when possible. The following is applicable:
Unfortunately, this will not be the case. The group sizes have been made with careful consideration between the demand and what is realistic. We think it's important that there is still enough space for interaction between participants and that the course has to remian manageable for the teacher. Group sizes have been determined taking into consideration these factors and larger groups are deemed not feasible.
There could be various reasons:
There could be various reasons:
First-year's students are registered by the Student Administration for all courses of their first year of study. After the first year you must arrange your registration yourself for all courses (including the first-year courses that you must retake).
The timetable for period 1 of semester 1 2020-2021 will be published in the beginning of July. The timetable for period 2 and 3 will be published after the start of the academic year, most likely the second half of September.
Yes, it is possible to retake a passed course. However, please keep in mind that this counts as an examination attempt. Therefore it is important to deregister in time if you decide not to take a course, otherwise you will receive a NA (the Dutch abbreviation for ‘non-attendance’).
You can find all your registrations at uva.nl/courseregistration under 'Overview of Registrations'. The number after the 'WG' indicates your tutorial group.
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