In general, registering for courses must be done using SIS, the Student Information System. SIS may also be used to drop courses, check grades, and update addresses with the UvA's Central Administration.
As first year students are not able to meet the officially published registration deadlines in their first semester, alternative arrangements will be made for them. As of the second semester, all students need to register through SIS.
Normally students should register for around 30 EC worth of courses and projects each semester. Only during the registration period it is possible to drop courses; after the deadline all registered courses will stay in your list. If you do not pass a course, then it will end up as a 'fail' in the system. However, failed courses will never appear in official transcripts or in your diploma supplement.
As the Master of Logic is an interdisciplinary Master's programme, courses are organized by different Graduate Schools and Educational Institutes. At times, this can be confusing. In particular for first year students in their first semester or in case a student was, for some reason, unable to register before the deadline.
In those cases please read the instruction below carefully.
To register for regular courses, first check the UvA Course Catalogue to find out which Graduate School or Educational Institute is responsible for a given course. This determines the applicable deadline (typically around one month before the start of the semester, also for courses in the second block of a given semester) and the way to register in your first semester or after the deadline (if still possible).
Regular Courses at the Faculty of Science
Most regular Master of Logic courses at the Faculty of Science fall under the formal responsibility of the Graduate School of Informatics. Registration is handled by the ESC:
- Education Service Centre Faculty of Science (ESC)
Science Park 904, Amsterdam, first floor
Postal address: PO Box 94214, 1090 GE Amsterdam
Email: servicedesk-esc-science at uva.nl
Phone:(020) 525 7100
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
- Late registration: This can only be done through this form and only with a valid reason, such as family or health problems. Without a valid reason you will not be registered and you will not be able to obtain a grade for the course. However, for students in the MSc Logic these rules are a bit more lenient and also include: 'I want to take this course after all and have the permission of the teacher.'
- First-year students: Please use this form to register for your courses for your first semester only. This form will open after regular course registration is closed. The deadline for course registration for first-year students in the first semester is two weeks after the start of the semester.
Students starting the programme in the second semester should use the form mentioned here above, at 'Late registration'. This is only possible after the start of the semester, February 1.
If neither of these options work, please send an email to vakaanmelding-fnwi at uva.nl.
Registration for AI courses 2018/19
Due to an explosive increase in the number of students of the master programme Artificial Intelligence in 2018/19, the course registration of their mandatory courses has been closed to all non-AI students. These courses include two MoL electives: Natural Language Processing 1 and Knowledge Representation.
For Natural Language Processing 1, we have organised an alternative: the course is still in our list of electives. MoL students are allowed to attend the lectures and tutorials of one of the groups, namely the group supervised by Samira Abnar. Administratively, the course is organised as a MoL project. This means that registration is not via SIS but via email: to register you have to send an email to Samira and Sietske using Registration NLP1 as subject. Registered students are expected to attend the course, please no fake registrations in this case.
Knowledge Representation: the course has been removed from our list of electives and is no longer accessible to MoL students but another course by the same lecturer (Frank van Harmelen) has been added to our list: Seminar Combining Symbolic and Statistical Methods in AI. The latter course is open to MoL students. Students specifically interested in Knowledge Representation are invited to contact the lecturer to discuss possible alternatives, including self-study options.
The following AI courses are instead open to MoL students:
Natural Language Processing 2, Statistical Methods for Natural Language Semantics, Seminar Combining Symbolic and Statistical Methods in AI
Contact Sietske if you encounter problems with registration.
Regular Courses at the Faculty of Humanities
Most regular Master of Logic courses at the Faculty of Humanities fall under the formal responsibility of the Programme Administration Philosophy (Onderwijsadministatie Wijsbegeerte):
- Turfdraagsterpad 15-17, room 0.06, 1012 XT Amsterdam
Email: info-bg2-fgw at uva.nl
Phone: (020) 525 4952
Office hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00
- Late registration: For questions and problems related to registration, please contact the Programme Administration Philosophy. If you are late, you will most likely be put on a waiting list.
- First-year students: Please send an email to the Programme Administration Philosophy, or go to their office in person. You have until two weeks after the start of the semester to contact them. Please mention that this is your first semester as a Master of Logic student and give them your UvA identity number and a list of the courses you wish to be registered for, including the course codes (to be found in the Course Catalogue).
Courses at other Dutch Universities
To take a course at another Dutch university, follow these steps:
- Obtain permission from the relevant Master's programme at the other university to take their course (e.g., in view of prerequisites, space constraints). Should they in turn ask for permission from the MoL, please ask for a letter granting this permission by emailing mol-illc at uva.nl. Please beware that permission to take a course is not the same as permission to use that course towards graduation.
- Enrol as a bijvakstudent at the other university. Some universities explain how to do this on their website; some you have to contact directly. While enrolled at the UvA you do not need to pay tuition fees at the other university. They will, however, require a 'proof of payment', which you can get at the Student Service Desk of the UvA in the Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam, building E (REC-E).
- Keep the transcript you obtain from the other university in a safe place. Include the transcript when you seek approval for the complete content of your study programme by handing in your approval form. If you are uncertain whether the Board of Examiners will accept the course as part of your graduation package, please contact us at mol-illc at uva.nl.
More specific information for courses at the Vrije Universiteit, VU can be found here.
Registration for courses in the MasterMath is an exception to the rules above. Instead, visit the MasterMath website to register. The grades will be automatically registered at the UvA.
Registration for Projects
- January/June coordinated Research Projects:
To register for the projects organized in January and June of each year, contact the lecturer of the project in question and ask for permission to join. The formal registration of your grade will be taken care of by the lecturer in question after you have completed the project.
- Individual Research Projects:
Registration of Individual Research Projects is also done by the lecturer. After the project is finished he or she sends an email to the programme director with the title of the project, a short description, and in case the amount of EC is not 6, an explanation.
Registration still not successful?
If a request for late registration for certain courses is not granted and you feel this is not right, please contact Sietske van der Pol.