Practical information

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 2024/2025 academic calendar (pdf) for an overview of teaching free dates.


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

Bachelors courses: behind every course you can click on the registration button. Once you have clicked it, you will be deferred to the registration page. Registration is solely possible during the registration periods. If you get a question where you need to choose your workgroup, please select “No preference”.  You will receive a confirmation per email once your application is completed.

Master courses: after the regular registration period for our own master students (until November 1st), you can contact If you have written permission from the course coordinator and there are still places left in the course, we can register you.

Enrolment period 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. Please contact for more information.

BlockPeriodEnrolmentLate enrolment
102-09-2024 up to
03-06-2024, 8.00 a.m. up to
21-06-2024, 11.59 p.m
19-08-2024 8.00 a.m. up to
20-08-2024 11.59 p.m
211-11-2024 up to
03-06-2024, 8.00 a.m. up to
21-06-2024, 11.59 p.m
19-08-2024 8.00 a.m. up to
20-08-2024 11.59 p.m
303-02-2025 up to
04-11-2024 8.00 a.m. up to
22-11-2024 t/m 11.59 p.m.
20-01-2025 8.00 a.m. up to
21-01-2025 11.59 p.m
422-04-2025 up to
04-11-2024 8.00 a.m. up to
22-11-2024 t/m 11.59 p.m.
20-01-2025 8.00 a.m. up to
21-01-2025 11.59 p.m

Enrolment period Master's courses

To enrol in a course, contact us at after the Master’s registration period on November 1st. If you have permission from the course coordinator and there is still space on the course, you can qualify for enrolment.


After we have received your application we will let you know within 5 working days if you can start with the course.

Through Osiris Case you will receive a message in which you can choose to pay directly (Ideal or creditcard) or by invoice. If you choose payment per invoice, you can either select to pay it yourself or through your employer. In case of the latter, we advise you to have the invoice data of your employer at hand. You have 5 working days to either pay or fill in the invoice information.

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. You are not entitled to a refund of the course fee or remission of the invoice after the course has started.


Cancellation is possible up until the moment the course begins. The cancellation request must be submitted by email in a timely manner. The day the request is received will serve as the date of cancellation. In case of cancellation after the start of the course, the course fees must be paid in full and there is no right or entitlement to a refund thereof. In the event of a dire situation as a result of which (full) payment is disproportionate, UU may deviate from this regulation.

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

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.