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Welcome new students

Welcome new students

Useful information

Registration procedure for UvA-courses

First semester

With your UvA-net ID you need to register for courses via

Second semester

As of the second semester, you have to register for courses yourself through SIS, see:
Please note that the deadline for registration for courses of the 2nd semester is in December 2018 or January 2019. You will be informed about this in time through email.

More information on Course registration


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.

More information on UvAnetID

Student ID card

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).

More information on Student ID card

E-mail account UvA

UvA students can use an UvA email address via Google Apps for Education.

More information on student email

Course Catalogue

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.

Course catalogue 2018-2019


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.


Bring your own device

All students of the master Software Engineering are expected to use their own laptop.

More information on Bring your own device

Meeting for International Students in October

In October, The Faculty of Science will organize a special event for all its international students. You will get acquainted with the Dutch academic environment, receive information about social activities and meet the other international students during drinks and pizza.

We hope to see you all there! In September you will receive an invitation with more details for this event by email.

Study adviser

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.

Study adviser ESC

Education Desk FNWI

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:

  • the registration of study results
  • information on schedules if not on-line
  • to pick up forms
  • to inquire about study and examination procedures
  • to make an appointment for the application of a MSc degree 
  • for a Transcripts of Records and English translations 
  • for procedures concerning approval from the Board of Examiners, such as approval of study programmes, special courses etc. 
  • for statements from various authorities

Contact information Education Desk FNWI