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Welcome new students

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.

  • Welcome new students

    The Introduction Day for new students starting in September 2019 will be held on the 29th of August.

    Please keep in mind that attendance at the Introduction Day is compulsory. If you are unable to attend please contact the study advisor Janine de Schutter:

    Introduction Day programme:

    13.00-13.30  Doors open, registration, coffeee/tea in Central Entrance Hall
    13.30-14.15   Welcome to all new Master students of the 1-year Master's Programmes
      Room C1.110
    • Dr. Andy Pimentel, Director of the Graduate School of Informatics
    • Study Advisor
    • Chairman of VIA, Student Associatio,
    14.15-15.00          Tour of the Campus
    15.00-16.30  Programme per Master: Introduction to the programme by the Programme Director/ lecturers/ students
     Room F1.02
    16.30-21.00       Reception with drinks and snacks for all new Master students of the Graduate School of Informatics


  • 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.

    More information on UvAnetID

  • 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 2019-2020

  • Canvas

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


  • 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

Still need more information?

Please contact the Education Desk FNWI.

Contact information Education Desk FNWI