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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.

  • Welcome new students

    Introduction day 2020

    The Introduction Day of the master programme Software Engineering will take place on Thursday August 27th. Due to the Covid-19 crisis the Introduction Day has been adjusted according to UvA policy and Dutch government policy and will therefore take place online. You will receive an invitation from the programme coordinator including more detailed information about the event.


    11.00 am – 12.00 pm CET 
    Welcome and introduction to the Graduate School of Informatics

    • Dr. Paola Grosso - Director of Education of the Graduate School of Informatics
    • Cecilia Sigvardsdotter - Study Adviser Graduate School of Informatics
    • Chairwoman of VIA - Student Association
    • Q&A – questions and answers
    • Visual tour Science Park

    Programme 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CET

    1:00 – 2.30 pm CET
    Introduction to the master programme Software Engineering by the programme director and meeting the lecturers and the support staff.

    3.00 pm CET
    Online disco event

    Students are required to register for the afternoon event and will receive an invitation from the programme coordinator. Students who have not received an invitation should contact programme coordinator Nienke Boevé.

  • 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.

  • Canvas

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

  • Meeting for International Students in October

    The faculty will organize a meeting for all international students of the Faculty of Science on Thursday 1 October at 17.30.

    Due to the present situation, the meeting will be online. You will get acquainted with the Dutch academic environment, receive information about social activities and meet the with your fellow international students. There will be a fun activity at the end of the meeting.

    In September you will receive an invitation with more details for this event by e-mail.

    We hope to see you all there!


  • 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.