To participate in your studies you have to register for courses every semester.

Course registration

You register for courses per semester via OSIRIS. Choose courses that do not fall into the same time slot. Use the Course Planner or the Course Catalogue to see what is available for you and make a schedule of what you want to do.

Have you changed your mind?

If you decide that you do not want to take a course after all, make sure you quickly deregister for this course in OSIRIS. This is possible up to and including the first week of the block in which the course is given.

Courses with available places

Shortly before the start of each block, we offer change of enrolment days. During these days, you can register for courses with available places. Shortly before the change of enrolment days we will publish a list of courses that still have places available here.

Courses with limited space

Some courses have limited space and give priority to certain groups of students. For these courses, registration for blocks 1 and 2 were open until 15 June at 12:00 noon

On 19 June, the Student Information Desk Humanities sent an email to all UU students to let them know whether or not they had been placed for these courses. Are you a subsidiary student? Then you can send us an email from 19 June to ask if you have been placed.

Important dates

17 and 18 Aug
change of enrolment days block 1

26 and 27 Oct
change of enrolment days block 2

2 Nov 0.00 - 29 nov 23.59
course registration block 3 and 4 2020-21

16 Nov 12:00 noon
registration priority-rules courses ends

What to consider when registering for courses?
Instructional format

Select all instructional formats by ticking the boxes.

Entrance requirements

Before you register, check if you meet all the entrance requirements. As a rule, this is checked after the course registration. If you do not meet the requirements, you are not allowed to participate. In this case, you must wait until the change-of-enrolment days before you can register for another course.


Prevent overlap in the schedules. Before you register, check in which time slots (see Schedules) the courses are offered.

Group preference

Please keep in mind that your preference for a particular group cannot always be met.

Registration periods other faculties

Be informed in time of the registration periods of other faculties.

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.

Have you graduated, or is your graduation coming up? Check wat you have to be mindful of.