Study load and contact hours

Each course has a study load of 20 hours per week. One or two seminars of two to three hours are held each week. You spend the rest of the time on independent study.

See the Course Catalogue for schedules.

See the 2021 / 2022 academic calendar (pdf) for an overview of teaching free dates.


Choose from the Bachelor’s courses or Master’s courses available for contract students.

To enrol for the course(s) of your choice, you must first have an account. When registering for courses, keep the enrolment periods in mind (see bottom of this page).

Go to OSIRIS Online Application to apply for enrolment for non-degree courses.

Log in

If you do not already have a user name / password, you must create them. Click on the option ‘If you don’t have a username/password, click here.’

Do you already have an Utrecht University Student Number?

Then log in with the existing details. If you no longer have your existing details, you can change the username.

After you have logged in to your account, you can enrol. Click on ‘New application’.

The registration form now appears on screen. Complete the entire form. In the field ‘Request for’ choose the option ‘Sociale Wetenschappen / Contractonderwijs'. Click on ‘Continue’ and fill in the rest of the details.

After completing the application form you will receive a confirmation by email. The enrolment will be processed. You will receive an email as soon as the enrolment status is changed. The enrolment status is also visible in your account.

As soon as the enrolment is fully approved, you will receive a confirmation by email.

Bachelor’s courses

Enrolment for Bachelor’s courses takes place during the enrolment periods. During late registration it is possible to apply for courses that still have space. Use your Osiris account for late registration.

Block Period Enrolment Late enrolment
1 06-09-2021 - 14-11-2021 31 May 2021- 27 June 2021 23 and 24 August 2021
2 15-11-2021 - 06-02-2022 31 May 2021- 27 June 2021 25 and 26 October 2021
3 07-02-2022 - 24-04-2022 01 November 2021- 28 November 2021 24 and 25 January 2022
4 25-04-2022 - 01-07-2022 01 November 2021- 28 November 2021 24 and 25 January 2022

Master's courses

To register for Master’s courses in the 2, 3 and 4 blocks, you can contact the STIP after the Master’s registration period on November 2nd. If you have the consent of the course coordinator and there is still space in the course, you can be considered for registration.


Roughly six weeks before the course starts, you will receive an invoice by email. The amount due must be paid in full by the time the course starts.

If you are taking more than one course, you can indicate during registration whether you want to pay the amount due all at once or that you prefer to pay for each course separately.

If payment is not made in a timely manner, your course enrolment will be terminated and access to the electronic learning environment will be blocked.


Cancellation is possible up until the time the course begins. The cancellation request must be submitted by letter or email in a timely manner. The day the request is received will serve as the date of cancellation. No restitution for previously paid course fees will be made if cancellation is not arranged in a timely manner or if you withdraw from the course prematurely.

You can send your cancellation to:

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Student Information Point, Non-degree courses
Padualaan 14
3584 CH Utrecht

or to

Class schedule

As a contract student, you take your course along with the regular students. The courses are held in the Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof, between 9 am and 7 pm.

The schedules for all courses in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences can be found in MyTimetable, several weeks before the start of the course (depending on the time of enrolment). This schedule also shows your work group. You'll only see the schedule that is relevant to your work group.


Most courses will conclude with an examination. You do not have to register for an examination; this is arranged automatically when you register for the course.

The dates and times of examinations are listed two months before the examination date on OSIRIS Student and in MyTimetable.


If you fail the examination, the faculty may, under certain conditions, offer the opportunity for a resit. The faculty has regulations in place for this purpose.

The dates and times of resits are announced at least two months in advance. If you have been scheduled for a resit, you will be notified to your student email address about two weeks before the resit. Resits are generally scheduled in the evenings.

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.