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Course registration

Course registration

Urban Studies (Research Master's)

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.

Course registration periods

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 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 all degree programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Specific instructions for RMUS students

First year students: 

  • Register for one thematic elective (6EC) in block 2 and one method elective (6 EC) in block 3 during the course registration in October (see exact dates above). For more information on which electives are offered, please have a look at the RMUS curriculum 2019-2020 in the UvA digital course guide.
  • Register for one of the methods electives (6 EC) offered in block 4/5 during the course registration in December (see exact dates above). For more information on which advanced methods electives are offered in the second semester, please have a look at the RMUS curriculum 2019-2020 in the UvA digital course guide.

Second year students:

  • Are registered for all compulsory courses by the study adviser. For additional courses, please make an appointment with the study adviser 


Step-by-step guide to course registration

Step 1: Enrol in your degree programme in Studielink

Request enrolment in an UvA degree programme in Studielink. This requires a DigiD. It may take up to 48 hours before you can register for courses.

More information on enrolment and reenrolment

Step 2: Select your courses

Go to the Course Catalogue, find your degree programme and select the courses you want to follow.

Step 3: Enter your chosen courses in the Planner

Go to, find your courses and click on ‘Add Course’.

Step 4: Check your timetable

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.

Step 5: Complete the course registration

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’.

Step 6: Check your registration

Go to the 'Overview of registrations’ tab and check your registrations.



You can cancel course registrations at 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.