Course (de)registration

Students who are enrolled in a Master’s programme will be automatically registered for all the required courses of teaching blocks 1 to 4. The course registration will take place by 1 September at the latest.

If you want to deregister for a course, please contact the Study Information Point (STIP).

You can register for an elective course yourself from 3 - 9 October via OSIRIS Student. See the Elective courses page for details. You will be given an introduction to OSIRIS Student in September. 

Use the course description in the course catalogue to find the course code.

Admission requirements are hard requirements which you have to fulfil to be admitted to the course. Applicable admission requirements are detailed in the course description and in the Education and Examination Regulations

If you do not meet the admission requirements, but think that you do have the required knowledge, you can apply for a dispensation to the coordinator of the Master's programme.

Prior knowledge required

Prior knowledge required is intended to give an indication of the knowledge that you need in order to pass the course. Details of prior knowledge required can be found in the course description.

If you didn't complete your Master’s degree in the allocated time* and still have to complete your Master’s programme, you can reregister in Studielink.

Please note: you are not automatically registered for courses. Inform the Student Information Point (STIP) about which courses you still have to complete.

*An Academic Master’s (full-time) = 1 year
  An Academic Master’s (part-time) = 2 years
  A Research Master’s = 2 years

If you are a Master’s student from outside Utrecht University you can only attend a Master’s course if you have obtained permission to do so from the Master’s coordinator.

If you have obtained permission, you still have to register for the course as a minor. Please see our Subsidiary courses page.

Enrolment in your study programme
To continue your programme you must re-enrol annually. If you want to end your programme, you must terminate your enrolment.

You can re-enrol as of 1 June. Make sure to finalise your re-enrolment before 1 September! If you are not enrolled before 1 September you cannot participate in the courses and exams of the first period. The re-enrolment procedure may differ per situation. Read more about (Re)-enrolment.

Please note: It is only possible to enrol with a starting date of 1 September. There is one exception; if you’re starting a Master’s programme with an official starting date in February, then you may enrol as of 1 February. Other exceptions are only possible with the explicit permission of your department or Faculty.

You can cancel your enrolment (application) until the start of your study programme. When enrolling per 1 September, you can cancel until 31 August at the latest, or 31 January at the latest if you are enrolling per 1 February (a starting date that applies to some programmes). In either case, you will not be required to pay any tuition fees.

If you want to unsubscribe for your education at the University of Utrecht, there are a number of things that you need to arrange. Read more about Termination of enrolment.