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Welcome new students

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.

  • Introduction Day

    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:

    • 10.00 am – 11.00 am: tours of the Science park campus. There will be guided tours of the Science park campus for which you can sign up (voluntarily – the tours are not obligatory).

    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.

    • 13:00 – 14:00: welcome Graduate School of Informatics by Paola Grosso (director of GSI), study advisers, international office and the student association. (online webinar)
    • 14:00 – 15:00: online welcome Master programme Software Engineering by Clemens Grelck (programme director) and Ana Oprescu (lecturer and thesis coordinator). (online webinar)
    • 15:00 – 16:00: online social event

    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.

  • UvAnetID

    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.

  • 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.

  • Study Starter Guide

    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.

  • Canvas

    Most UvA-courses are supported by Canvas, our online learning environment. Login with your UvAnetID.

  • Meeting for International Students in October

    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.


  • 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.

  • 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

Still need more information?

Please contact the Education Desk FNWI.