Planning your courses
Make your own annual plan
An annual plan gives you an overview of all the courses and other components you need to complete in order to graduate. If you download the annual plan template (pdf) and fill it in, you can see your personal annual plan on paper. This often gives you a better insight into how long you still have to study than when you only have the plan in your head.
- When filling in your plan in the above template, don’t plan more than 12 ECTS in the 8-week periods and 6 ECTS in the 4-week periods.
- Plan any courses you failed in the template as well, and re-attend the lectures.
- It is advisable to keep to the original order of the programme as a course given in a higher year may cover the subject matter from an earlier year in more depth, so give priority to any first-year courses. This may mean that a second-year course rolls over to your third academic year, and a third-year course to your fourth academic year.
- Make sure that you fulfil the entry requirements for second-year and third-year courses or you will not be able to take them. You can find the requirements for each course in the Course Catalogue.
- Some students are overoptimistic when it comes to planning, or try to catch up on their study delay whatever it takes, leaving them unable to cope with the workload. If you find this happening to you, adjust your plan!
If you find it difficult to draw up a plan or it is making you feel stressed or if you have any other questions, make an appointment with your study adviser. They can help you to see what is the matter and together you can draw up a plan that will help you further.