Here you can find a summary of all the useful information that you need as a new student.
You can find also more detailed the information in the A-Z list.
On Thursday 2nd September 2021 the Introduction Day for all new students of the Graduate School of Informatics will take place.
Due to the situation regarding Covid-19, the Graduate School of Informatics and the master programme Software Engineering have decided to host the Introduction Day fully online. However, for those students who would like to receive a tour of the Science park campus, there will be guided tours in the morning for which you can sign up. Please note that this tour of the campus is not obligatory.
Schedule Introduction Day MSc Software Engineering:
The sign up form for the tour of the Science park is closed.
When you sign up you will receive more information (time and starting point) about the tours after August 25th.
All new students will receive an e-mail from the programme coordinator with the zoom links to join the online sessions. If you have any questions you can contact the programme coordinator. Your presence is expected during this Introduction Day. If you are unable to attend please contact the programme coordinator.
With your UvA-net ID you need to register for courses via https://datanose.nl/#masterenrol.
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 2021 or January 2022. You will be informed about this in time through email.
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 Education Desk for assistance.
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.
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 organization 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.
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.
All students of the master Software Engineering are expected to use their own laptop.
Every year the faculty organizes a meeting in the beginning of the first semester for all international students of the Faculty of Science. This meeting is meant to introduce international student to the Dutch academic environment, receive information about social activities and meet fellow international students. This year the meeting for all international students of the Faculty of Science will take place on Thursday 7 October at 5:30pm CET. Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 the meeting will most probably be online, although we hope to be able to meet on campus. All international students will receive an invitation with more details about this event in September.
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.