Each semester, you are required to register for courses during the official registration period. When you register for a course, you are automatically registered for the exams, resits and the Canvas page for that course.
Make sure to register during the official registration period, because only then will you be guaranteed a place in your compulsory courses. The registration periods for the Master's courses offered during the 2019-2020 academic year are:
Course registration period opens
Course registration period closes
|Semester 1, block 2 and 3||8 October 2019 (08:00)||15 October 2019 (13:00)|
|Semester 2||5 December 2019 (08:00)||17 December 2019 (13:00)|
See below for an overview of the registration periods of courses in the second year and all other degree programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.
* If you apply for a DigiD or make any changes to it, you will receive an activation code within 5 days.
Go to the Course Catalogue, find your degree programme and select the courses you want to follow.
Go to uva.nl/courseregistration, find your courses and click on ‘Add Course’.
Go to the Planner tab and view your course timetable under ‘Open timetable’. If you have registered for tutorials, make sure that there is no overlap in your timetable.
Go to the Planner tab, check the boxes for the tutorials (WG) [or other course components] you wish to follow and click on 'Register' and then on ‘OK’.
Go to the 'Overview of registrations’ tab and check your registrations.
We recommend following no more than 30 ECTS worth of courses per semester. This is equivalent to a study load of 40 hours per week. If you wish to follow more than 30 ECTS of courses during a semester, you must discuss this with your study adviser before the course registration period opens.
You can cancel course registrations at uva.nl/courseregistration. Go to the 'Overview of registrations' tab, check the box next to the course you wish to cancel and click on 'Deregister' and then on 'OK'. You can only cancel courses up until 15 working days after the start of the course.
Please note: it is important to deregister for courses you do not plan to follow. If you do not attend a course for which you registered, the result recorded for this course will be ‘NAP’ (the Dutch abbreviation for ‘non-attendance, counted as exam attempt’). Moreover, you will be preventing a fellow student from occupying your place in the course.
If a course is full you can be registered for a waiting list (WL).
If a place becomes vacant and you meet the entry requirements, you will be registered for that course no later than one week prior to the start of the semester.
You are only guaranteed a place in a compulsory course if you registered for it during the registration period. If you fail to do so, we advise you to make an appointment with the study advisor of the Research Master's Social Sciences, who might be able to register you. Your placement, however, will not be guaranteed.