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 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
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.
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 2020 or January 2021. 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.
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.
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!
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.