Introductie voor eerstejaars


Welcome to the Master's programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe. You will find all of the practical details of your programme on this site. We wish you a great start!

Orientation programme

During the orientation days, you will meet the people with whom you will be dealing during your studies and receive all sorts of practical information.

Timetable, marks and student card

The MyUU portal (see the Log In link on the top right of this window) and the MyUU app contain your marks in OSIRIS, your student card and your personal timetable. You can download the app from the Android and Apple app stores. Then log in with the user name you received at registration (your Solis ID) and the corresponding password. 

You can also check your timetable on the UU's schedule website: MyTimetable. You use your Solis ID to log in on this site, too. Your schedule in MyTimetable also automatically appears in the MyUU app and vice-versa.

Linking to your diary

It is easy to link MyTimetable to your own electronic diary. All common formats are supported. You will find detailed instructions on the 'Help’ page in MyTimetable. You might receive an error message when linking to Google Calendar. If so, try again.


You can find your personal schedules in MyTimetable. The CoursePlanner can help you plan your academic career.

Time slot model

Time slots

When registering for courses you must select courses from different time slots to prevent having to take lectures, tutorials or exams at the same time. The time slots allow you to make up your own schedule. The picture on the right shows the week's division in different time slots.

How to use time slots when registering for courses?

  • You will find the most recent available courses, registration codes and matching time slots in OSIRIS
  • If a course is indicated by a combination of letters (for instance C/D), then the course is in both slots and you have to make sure that your other courses are in the other slots (so A and/or B). Not all the hours of the time slots are used for teaching.
  • In the OSIRIS registration screen you will see in which time slots the course is available (A, B, C, D of E, or a combination of these).
  • Course registration in identical time slots may lead to overlap in teaching and/or testing. So make sure to register for courses that do not overlap.
Time slot model exams

The exam time slot model

If an exam is scheduled outside the regular course schedule, it can be scheduled according to the exam time slot model. These times are different from the course times.

Academic year calendar

The academic calendar of the Humanities faculty shows exactly how the academic year is organised. Different dates may apply to courses/educational activities that are (partly) provided by other faculties. So keep a close eye on this!

printable version academic year calendar 2019-2020  
> printable version academic year calendar 2020-2021

Important dates

Period 1: 31 August 2020 - 06 November 2020 (reflection week: 2 - 6 November 2020)
Period 2: 09 November 2020 - 05 February 2021 (reflection week: 1 - 5 February 2020) 
Period 3: 08 February 2021 - 16 April 2021 (reflections week: 12 - 16 April 2021)
Period 4: 26 April 2021 - 02 July 2021

Holidays and Non-teaching Days

21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021: Christmas Holidays
25 and 26 December 2020: Christmas & Boxing Day

1 January 2021: New Year’s Day

2 April 2021: Good Friday
4 and 5 April 2021: Easter
19 - 23 April: Non-teaching Days
27 April 2021: King’s Day

5 May 2021: Liberation Day
13 May 2021: Ascension Day
14 May: Non-teaching Day

23 and 24 June 2021: Whitsun

5 July - 29 August 2021: Summer holidays


  • Non-teaching Days: no classes, tests and resits scheduled.
    Group or individual arrangements can be made if so agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback.
  • Reflection weekno classes and tests scheduled.
    Students and teachers are available for resits, reflection, feedback, tutoraat and information events. 
  • Christmas break: no classes, tests and resits. 
    Students do not have to be available for teaching or study activities. 
  • Summer break: no classes, tests and resits scheduled.
    Group or individual arrangements can be made if so agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback. 
Academische jaarkalender Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Academische jaarkalender Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen

Update personal details

Make sure your email address in Studielink is always up to date. Important messages about your registration and suchlike are sent to this email address. Feel free to visit the Student Desk Humanities at Drift 10 or contact them through email:

Changing address details

You must always submit a change of your official residential address to the Persons Database. Studielink and Osiris subsequently receive details of your address automatically. It is important that the correct address is registered, including for receiving study financing.