If you are taking one or more courses at the Faculty of Geosciences, you’ll find all practical and substantial information on the pages of the programme giving your course(s). You can find the programme via the student’s website homepage, or by using the programme finder below. If you don’t know what programme is giving your course, you can look it up in Osiris (click on the icon at the bottom of this page).

Still looking around?

If you are still considering which Geosciences course you would like to take, you’ll find an overview of all courses (with descriptions) in the Course Catalogue, or on the pages of the different programmes on the student website. The course descriptions will tell you if the course is open is open to students in a non-degree programme (“enrolment open to students taking subsidiary courses”).

Requirements

You have to enrol for every course separately. Some courses have entry requirements. You’ll find them in the course descriptions in the Course Catalogue. The programme checks whether you meet the requirements.

Minor

If you’re doing a minor, the information on your minor page will guide you. Note that you have to enrol for the minor and for each course.

Practical information

You’ll find a variety of useful information - e.g., about the Utrecht University buildings or the IT facilties - in Practical information.

Enrolment
You’re studying at Utrecht University

You have to register for each course module you want to attend. You do this in OSIRIS. For some course modules specific knowledge levels are required. The admission requirements are listed in the course offerings in Osiris. You have to register before each study period (some other faculties have registration periods before each semester). See 'registration periods' below. If you don’t do this on time, you can’t participate in a course. You can register in Osiris for maximum two courses or 15 credits in a study period.

Deregistering

If you decide not to take a course module for which you have registered, or decide to quit a course module, please deregister within two weeks of the start of that course. If you deregister on time, a grade of ‘unsatisfactory’ will not be entered in your grades record. Please also notify your course coordinator: the person in charge of the course organisation. Contact information can be found in the course prospectus or manual (on Blackboard) or on Osiris.

You’re studying at another educational institute

If you are studying at another university or university of applied sciences, you make use of this Enrolment Form. You enrol during the 'registration periods' (see below).

Exams and library

Please note that, as a participant in a non-degree programme, you will not be issued a student card. To take your exams and make use of the university facilities, like the library, you’ll need to have a special certificate that you can pick up at the Student Information Desk (see below).

List of marks

You’ll receive a list of marks after finishing your course. You need this list for the administrative department of your own educational establishment. If you do a minor, you’ll receive a “minor certificate”.

You’re not enrolled at an educational institute

If you are not enrolled at any educational institute, you make use of this Enrolment Form. You enrol during the “registration periods' (see below).

Rates

You have to pay for each course separately. Natural sciences courses have higher fees than social and behavioural science courses. The rates are as follows:

  • € 875,-
    For a course (7,5 EC*) in the Aardwetenschappen, Milieu-natuurwetenschappen, Milieu-maatschappijwetenschappen or Natuurwetenschap en Innovatiemanagement Bachelor’s programmes
  • € 725,-
    For a course (7,5 EC*) in the Sociale Geografie en Planologie Bachelor’s programme
  • € 1.075,-
    For a course (7,5 EC*) in a two-year Master’s programme
  • € 895,-
    For a course (7,5 EC*) in a one-year Master’s programme

* If a course is less than 7,5 EC (e.g. 5 EC), you pay an amount in proportion to the full rate. 

Student card

Please note that, as a participant in a non-degree programme, you will not be issued a student card. To take your exams and make use of the university facilities, like the library, you’ll need to have a special certificate that you can pick up at the Student Information Desk (see below).

Registration periods 2018-2019

Registration periods

If you register during these periods you can almost be sure to be accepted in the course of your first choice.

  • Period 1 (Start courses: Monday 3 September 2018)
    Registration: Monday 28 May - Sunday 24 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • Period 2 (​Start courses: Monday 12 November 2018)
    Registration: Monday 17 September -  Sunday 30 September 2018 (inclusive)
  • Period 3 (Start courses: Monday 4 February 2019)
    Registration: Monday 29 October - Sunday 25 November 2018 (inclusive)
  • Period 4 (Start courses: Monday 22 April 2019)
    Registration: Monday 28 January - Sunday 24 February 2019 (inclusive)

Late registration days

If you change your mind later on and want to take another course, or if you forgot to enrol, you have a second chance on the late registration days. The choice at that time however will usually be more limited.

  • Period 1 Late registration: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 August 2018
  • Period 2 Late registration: Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October 2018
  • Period 3 Late registration: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • Period 4 Late registration: Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 April 2019
Good to know
Schedules
  • You can find the schedule of your course with the schedule finder. Your schedule will be ready about two weeks before your course starts, when the number of people enrolling in each course is known.
  • If you take more than one course, you have to make sure their schedules don’t overlap. To help you, each course is assigned a timeslot, which you’ll find in the course description in the Course Catalogue. By using of the timeslot model you can avoid overlap.
  • The time-table lists holidays, exam periods, etc. Note that the time-tables of the different programmes may vary. You’ll find your course’s programme via the student website’s homepage or by using the programme finder below. If you don’t know what programme is giving your course, you can look it up in Osiris (click on the icon at the bottom of this page).
Student Affairs Geosciences

Student Affairs Geosciences can help you with your questions that are not answered on this website about your study programme, schedules, student progress review, examinations, exemptions, study abroad, and your graduation.

Visiting address Koningsberger Building (1st floor)
Budapestlaan 4a-b
3584 CD Utrecht
Telephone +31 (0)30  253 9559
Email studentaffairs.geo@uu.nl (include your name, programme and student number)

Opening hours

Student Affairs is open and can be reached by telephone on weekdays from 10.30 - 11.30 and 12.30 - 14.30.

Please note! Student Affairs will be closed on Friday 23 February 2018. 

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