In order to participate in education at Utrecht University, you must register for courses per semester. You are automatically registered in all required courses in the first semester of your first year. This will be done in the orientation week by the Student Information Desk. As of the second semester, you have to register for courses yourself. You must also not forget to re-enrol in your programme each year.

Before you register for a course, check whether you meet the entry requirements. Also be aware of the registration deadlines of other faculties.

Course registration

You register for courses in OSIRIS. You can only do so during a registration period.

Registration periods 2021-2022
Period 1 and 2 (Semester I)

31 May - 27 June 2021

Period 3 and 4 (Semester II)

1 November - 28 November 2021

Late enrolment days

Shortly before the start of each block the late enrolment days take place. During these days you can register for courses which still have places available. A week before the late enrolment days you will receive an email with a list of all bachelor courses you can still register for. You'll also find this list on the homepage of Economics and Business Economics as a news item. 

Please note! The course options for late enrolment are very limited: only those courses that have places left over will be open for late enrolment.

Late enrolment days 2021-2022
Period 1

23 and 24 August 2021

Period 2

25 and 26 October 2021

Period 3

24 and 25 January 2022

Period 4

4 and 5 April 2022

Academic year calendar

Download here the academic calendar, including information about enrolment dates.

U.S.E. Academic Calendar 2020-2021 (pdf)

U.S.E. Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (pdf)

  • Non-teaching Days: no classes, tests and resits scheduled.
    Group or individual arrangements can be made if agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback.
  • 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 agreed upon by both the student and the teacher, e.g. handing in an assignment, doing a resit or receiving feedback. 

Courses or educational activities offered (in part) by other faculties than Utrecht University School of Economics may diverge from this year calendar. Those who want to plan ahead can consult the multiple year overview for the starting dates of the semesters, blocks and the Christmas break. Note: no rights can be claimed from the information in this calendar.


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

Time slot model

The time slot model

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 exams. 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.

Course deregistration

If you have registered for a course in which, on second thought, you do not wish to participate, please deregister as soon as possible, so that a fellow student can take your place.

You may deregister via OSIRIS until the end of the second week of the period in which the course is taught. After that it is no longer possible to deregister and 'NP' (Not Participated) will appear on your Study Progress Review.

Terminating your degree programme enrolment

If you want to terminate your enrolment for the degree programme, you need to submit a 'Request for de-enrolment' in Studielink (under 'My degree programmes' > select the degree programme for which you want to terminate your enrolment > 'Request for de-enrolment'). Studielink will subsequently send you a confirmation. Before you do this, it is helpful to carefully read what you need to take into account.

Re-enrolling in your degree programme

You must re-enrol in your degree programme in Studielink every year. You can do so from 1 June until at the latest 31 August. You need a DigiD in order to submit your request to re-enrol. Make sure that your email address in Studielink is always up-to-date: decisions about your enrolment are sent to that email address.

You have until the start of the new academic year (31 August at the latest) to terminate your enrolment.

Read more about re-enrolment