When you are admitted to your Master's programme, the first thing to do is plan your programme together with your programme coordinator. Remember, he or she has to approve every part of your programme in advance.
To make the planning process easier, you can download the GSLS planning form. (Open this form in Adobe Reader via your 'Downloads' folder.) This form is an ‘on-going’ document to help you plan your programme. It has no official status. You can change the contents of the form at any time, after consulting your programme coordinator.
Taking time off to relax and gain new energy is important. Every year contains approximately 10 weeks of free time next to your study programme, which you can spend on holidays et cetera. We strongly advise you to take along this time in your planning to make sure you keep a good balance between studying and personal time. A general advice would be to take off at least two consecutive weeks each year within the total time spent on holidays. Please also take into account the non-teaching days and teaching periods on the academic year calendar.