Regular course registration

  • General information

    Registering for UvA courses must be done using SIS, the Student Information System. SIS can also be used to drop courses, check grades and update your contact info.


    Normally students should register for around 30 EC worth of courses and projects each semester. Course registration is done per semester, for the first 2 blocks at the same time.

    In some cases the registration is done differently. Please see the page on irregular course registration in case you:

    • are starting your first semester;
    • have missed the registration deadline;
    • want to take courses at another Dutch university or MasterMath;
    • need to register for a research project.


  • Registrationperiods

    The regular course registration takes place in a fixed period of 2 weeks in June (for semester 1) or December (for semester 2).

    Note that you need to be re-enrolled at the UvA for the next academic year before you are able to register for courses during the registration period in June.

    Each faculty has its own registration periods and deadline. For exact dates see the registration periods.

    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 is important as the faculty organizing the courses of your choice determines the applicable registration period. 

    UvA Course Catalogue

    Registration periods


  • Deregistration

    Also to deregister from a course it is important to first find out at which Faculty the course is organised.

    At the Faculty of Science you can deregister for courses up to one week before the course ends.

    At the Faculty of Humanities you can deregister for courses up to two weeks after the course started.

    To cancel course registrations please enter SIS, go to the ‘Overview of registrations’ tab, check the box next to the course you wish to cancel and click ‘Deregister’ and then ‘OK’. 

    Please note: It is important to deregister for courses you do not plan to follow. Otherwise you will be preventing a fellow student from being granted a place in the course. The lecturer also needs to know what to expect.

    Courses you did not manage to deregister from will stay in your list. If you do not attend or fail a course, then it will end up as NA (not attended) or NAV (fail) in the system. However, not attended or failed courses will never appear in official transcripts, nor on your diploma supplement, and will not be counted toward GPA or cum laude.