Here you can find a summary of all the useful information that you need as a new student.
You can find more detailed information in the A-Z list.
For the Data Systems Project course that starts in September you will need to choose a project. Please read the project descriptions provided below. The kick off for this course will be on Monday 30th of August 2021.
Let us know your preferred project no later than August 22nd by filling out this form -http://grotius.uvalight.net/DSP2022 !
In case you do not choose a project, we will choose one for you.
Projects of 2021-2022:
The introduction day of the Master Information Studies will take place on Thursday September 2nd 2021. During this day you will receive study-related information about the faculty, the programme and your specific track. Please click the link below for more information and the programme.
First semester: with your UvA-net ID you need to register for courses via https://datanose.nl/#masterenrol. Once you have registered here, you will automatically be enrolled for the compulsory courses in the first semester. Please make sure you click confirm before leaving this page. Within the Information Studies curriculum, four courses (in total 24 EC) in the first semester are compulsory and there is room for one elective course in period 2. In the second semester, you will have another compulsory course in period 4 and one elective course in period 4. Please consult the Course Catalogue for information on courses (see below).
Second semester: As of the second semester, you have to register for courses yourself through SIS, see: http://student.uva.nl/sis/.
Please note that the deadline for registration for courses of the 2nd semester is in December 2021 or January 2022. You will be informed about this in time through email.
Within the curriculum elective courses are offered in period 2 and 4. This explorative space is a way for the student to investigate areas that are close to his or her interest. We do not insist that students choose only among the courses we suggest. Each student is free to select any course at any Dutch (block 2) and Dutch or International University (block 4) that fits the student’s needs. The following steps are required to select a different elective:
This step can be done from beginning of September but needs to be done at least 3 weeks before the course starts. Once the course is officially approved by the Examination Board you will see this in the SPA description.
The master's programme IS is offered in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam. As a UvA student you will take one or more (compulsory or elective) courses at the VU in one of the VU buildings on De Boelelaan in Amsterdam Buitenveldert. You have to be enrolled for these courses with a VU-net ID.
As soon as your registration at the UvA is completed and the tuition fee is paid you will receive a VU-net ID from the VU. The VU-net ID allows you to log in to the VU-net student portal http://vunet.login.vu.nl/ where you can register for courses and examinations. If you do not register on time you have to wait until the next regular teaching or examination opportunity, in most cases a year later. So it is very important that you register for courses and examinations in time.
Consult the Course Catalogue for general educational information and for specific information about the master’s programmes, courses, contact persons, etc. The Course Catalogue is available online.
In this booklet you find information about the organisation of our education programmes, the study facilities, guidance from the faculty, and everything else related to student life in Amsterdam. Please read it carefully and keep it as a reference for later.
The faculty will organize a meeting for all international students of the Faculty of Science in October (Date and time will follow soon)
As soon as you are enrolled as a student at the UvA you will receive a UvAnetID from the Central Registration Office. If you completed your bachelor study at the UvA, your UvAnetID is still the same. If you have any problems with your UvAnetID password, you can contact the Study Centre (Library) at Science Park 904 for assistance.
All students of the master Information Studies are expected to use their own laptop.
You will need a student ID card to identify yourself for classes, exams and study centres at all UvA locations, and to borrow books at the University library (UB).
UvA students can use an UvA email address via Google Apps for Education.
Your personal timetable is available on DataNose, login with your UvAnetID.
Most UvA-courses are supported by Canvas, our online learning environment. Login with your UvAnetID.
Students may consult the study adviser for advice on individual situations like studying with a disability/chronic illness, combination study/work, personal circumstances, (temporarily) terminating the study programme as well as for advice regarding planning or doubts about your master’s programme. The study adviser can refer to lecturers, committees and departments within or outside the Faculty. The study adviser has knowledge of the rules and regulations concerning the educational system.
The Education Desk is situated at Science Park 904 on the first floor. Opening hours daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Master students primarily contact the Education Desk for:
Please contact the Education Desk FNWI.