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Course registration new students 2021-2022

New students who will be starting a programme at the Faculty of Humanities in September can read how and whether to register for courses on this page.

  • I will be starting the first year of my Bachelor's programme

    First-year Bachelor's students are placed in the first-semester courses by the Education Desk and do not have to register for the courses themselves. You do need to confirm that you want to participate in the programme. You can do this via the Canvas module Intake, in which you will be placed from mid-July onwards once you have been fully accepted. You will receive information about this at the email address you have provided in Studielink. 

    Please note: this does not apply to students starting a Bachelor's programme in which the UvA collaborates with the VU: Archaeology or Ancient Studies. They will receive separate information about the placement in the courses.

    From the second semester on, you will need to register for the courses yourself. You will receive more information about the procedure prior to the registration period.

    If you are about to start the second year of your Bachelor's, but will be doing one or more first-year courses, too, you are required to register for the first-year courses yourself.

  • I will be starting a pre-Master's programme

    If you will be doing a pre-Master’s programme, you do not need to register for the pre-Master’s courses. The Education Desk will place you in these courses around 15 August.

  • I will be starting a Master's programme

    Students who will be doing a Master's programme at the Faculty of Humanities are required to register for the Master's courses.

    Admissions decision not yet known or enrolment not fully completed

    You will receive the admissions decision by mid-July at the latest. In the meantime, the following applies:

    It is important that you register for the Master’s courses, even if you have not yet received an admissions decision or if your enrolment has not yet been fully completed (for instance, because payment is still pending). Placement in compulsory courses is guaranteed, even if the course registration process indicates that you will be placed on a waiting list. For elective courses, placement will be determined by order of registration. To increase your placement odds, we recommend that you register for these courses as soon as possible after 10 June, 08:00 and that you register for an additional elective course.

    (Conditionally) admitted

    If you have been admitted to a Master’s programme, it is important that you register for the Master’s courses. Placement in compulsory courses is guaranteed, even if the course registration process indicates that you will be placed on a waiting list. For elective courses, placement will be determined by order of registration, so make sure to register for these as soon as possible after 10 June, 08:00 and that you register for an additional elective course.

    Proceeding with your enrolment

    • After you have received and accepted your admissions decision, you are required to submit certified documents. Read how this works.
    • Are you unable to complete your prior education this year? Under specific circumstances, you can still start your (pre)Master’s by making use of the so-called soft cut regulation.
    • You can check the status of your enrolment in the Enrolment Checklist in SIS. Once all of the items on the checklist have been ticked, the Central Student Administration will send you Proof of Enrolment.
  • I do not yet know whether I will be doing a pre-Master's or a Master's programme

    If the admissions decision will determine whether you will be doing a Master’s or a pre-Master’s programme, be sure to register for the Master’s courses, or wait until you have received your admissions decision. You can still register for the Master’s compulsory courses after the official course registration period has ended (22 June), and your placement in them will still be guaranteed.

    If you have registered for the Master's courses and you are admitted to the pre-Master's, the Education Desk will deregister you for the Master's courses you have registered for, and will place you in the pre-Master's courses.

    If you are certain you will be doing a pre-Master's, you do not need to register for the first-semester courses, as the Education Desk will place you in the pre-Master's courses.

How does course registration work?

You can register for courses via uva.nl/courseregistration, for which you will use your UvAnetID to log in. You can view the course descriptions in the UvA Course Catalogue 2021-2022. From there, you can already add the courses you want to register for to your Planner. This way, you will be well-prepared. As soon as the course registration opens, all you will have to do is click Register for the courses in your Planner. You can also view the timetables for your courses via the Planner. You can register for the courses in the first semester from 08:00 on Thursday, 10 June until 13:00 on Tuesday, 22 June. In all cases, you are guaranteed placement in the compulsory courses of the programme to which you have been admitted.

At this point in time, we are operating under the assumption that teaching will take place on campus again from September. Please keep an eye on the Impact of corona on education in 2021-2022 page for the latest updates.