Bring Your Own Device

We expect you to bring a laptop to the university if you are doing a computer course. As a UU student, you will be able to access practically all study software everywhere free of charge via your laptop.

Check the frequently asked questions about using your own laptop. 

Afbeelding van de balie van de Tech Support desk

Tech Support offers laboratory research support and other technical support to researchers at all FSBS departments. 

Tech Support website

Tech Support are able to process more than 80% of the support requests of FSBS researchers online and largely automatically at​

The layout of the website menu mimics the sequence of laboratory research steps from left to right. Here you'll find a lot of information and among other things you are able to:

  • reserve a laboratory or other materials
  • register for software licenses
  • download forms
  • request a financial compensation for participants
  • Etcetera.

Also, you can also easily ask a question here.

Tech Support Desk

At the Tech Support Desk you can borrow materials, such as a laptop, video camera or sound level meter of make a reservation for a lab. Here you can also find the members of the Tech Support team. 

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 – 16:30
Address: Martinus J. Langeveld building, G 0.07

More information

A lot of weblectures at Utrecht University have been recorded by LectureNet and are available for viewing on PC, laptop, tablet and mobile phone. Students and employees should easily be able to find the lecture of their choice by using the search field on

Do-It Yourself studio
Teachers can record their own weblectures at the recently opened Do-It-Yourself studio at the University Library. Visit the Mediasite support website for more information.

MyUU app

In the MyUU app for students you will find your grades from Osiris, your student card and your personal timetable. Download the app from Apple app store or Android's Google Play store.Once installed you log in with your Solis-id and password.

MyUU portal

The MyUU portal on the student website offers:

  • Your timetable from MyTimetable
  • Your results from OSIRIS
  • Your study progress from OSIRIS
  • Your emails from UU-Gmail
  • Links to frequently used university systems and websites
  • A direct link to the homepage of your study programme

You can access the portal at or by clicking Log in in the top right corner of this website.


Use OSIRIS to register for courses, see your marks and enter a change of address.


The University has a digital learning environment called Blackboard. You can log in using your Solis-id and Solis password. Please note! Did you recently received your Solis-id? It may take up to 24 hours until your account is activated in Blackboard. Please try again later.


Missed a lecture? Didn't pay enough attention? Visit Lecturenet (Dutch). Here you can find a growing collection of recorded lectures.


MyTimetable is the timetable website of Utrecht University. More information here on the MyTimetable page.

New students (from 1 July 2020 and later):

Every student has a Solis-mail address. This address has been sent to your private email address (during your registration).

Students from before 1 July 2020:

Existing students used to have UU-Gmail.

The information above is already emailed to all students.


Your Solis-id is your username for most university services. You also use it to log on to university computers. It is the same as the 7-digit student number you have received after your enrolment application in Studielink. You can find this in your messages in Studielink. 


As a new student, you will receive your Solis-id via e-mail. In that same e-mail, you will find a link to the password portal where you are able to create your password.

More information

More information can be found on the Solis-id page.

For information about printing, photocopying and scanning visit


At the university, you can make use of eduroam. Connect by using your credentials;

Looking for instructions about how to configure Wi-Fi on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Visit the manuals webpage


  • Access your personal files on your U drive from another location (off-campus): see the page about your personal storage for instructions.
  • Use Microsoft Teams (Office 365) to collaborate (chat, meetings, share files)
  • Use the software for your studies (using whatever device you want) with MyWorkplace.

U Drive

The U drive is your personal network storage where you have 1 GB available for your files. You can access your U drive via one of the university computers or via MyWorkplace. See the manuals website for how to access MyWorkplace. In this way you always have access to your files.


All employees and students can use OneDrive (Office 365) free of charge. You have 1 TB of storage.


Using SURFfilesender you can send files to anyone you wish, including people outside Utrecht University and organisations without a SURF licence. If someone wants to send you files, you, as a SURFfilesender user, can send them a 'voucher'.

MyWorkplace (free software)

You can access software that you need for your studies, such as Mathlab, SPSS, Stella or Stata anywhere. And you can work independently using devices with a Windows, Apple or Android operating system. From now on you will be able to study anywhere with your own laptop. Visit the MyWorkplace page for more information.

Other Software

You can use most software for free via MyWorkplace. Utrecht University also offers free software such as Office 365 which you may install locally on your own laptop or computer.


You can also buy software and hardware with a discount via Surfspot (click on "English" at the upper right corner on the website). Log on using your Solis-id and password.

Some faculties demand that you have your own laptop for your study, others only advice to have one. The specifications for your laptop also vary from each faculty. Ask for the requirements at your own study. In general, it is recommended that your laptop is suitable for working with MyWorkplace and that you can install Office 365.

The Faculty of Science, Social Sciences and Geosciences have their own page with information. Other faculties do not require any specific hardware - or will let you know this themselves.