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Course and exam enrolment

Compulsory for all components

You must enrol for all components of your study programme, such as lectures, seminars and exams. This applies to both compulsory elements and elective credits. If you are not enrolled, you may not participate. 


Are you a full-time first-year bachelor's student, are you following a pre-master programme, or are you following courses whilst being registered at another Dutch university? If so, different enrolment procedures apply. You will receive further information by email.

Plan and enrol via MyStudymap

You can enrol via MyStudymap. In this system you can also plan your enrolments in advance. This means you can plan everything in your own time, then submit all your course enrolments in one go at the start of the enrolment period. Please note: your enrolment plan is not an actual enrolment and does not guarantee you a place. 

How does it work?

Read the explanation and FAQ about planning and enrolling in MyStudymap.



Academic year 2022-2023
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor & master From 15 June 2022 at 13.00
Second semester Bachelor & master From 15 November 2022 at 13.00


Academic year 2022-2023
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor From 12 July 2022 at 13.00
Master From 13 July 2022 at 13.00
Second semester Bachelor From 13 December 2022 at 13.00
Master From 14 December 2022 at 13.00


You can find the enrolment deadlines for each course in the prospectus. For most courses, you can enrol till maximum 14 days before the course is due to start. 

Busy periods: ticket system

During busy periods, MyStudymap makes use of a ticket system to prevent the system becoming overloaded. This works as follows: 

  • When you access MyStudymap, you will be put on a waiting list. You can see your place on the waiting list and an estimate of how long you will have to wait. You can also set up an email alert to notify you when it's your turn. 
  • Once it's your turn, you will have ten minutes in which to log in. If you don't log in, you will be allocated a new place on the waiting list. 
  • Once you are logged in, you can go ahead with your planning and enrolment.

Status of your enrolments

On the status screen in MyStudymap you can see if your enrolment has been successful. If so, you will be given access to the course environment in Brightspace and the course will appear in your personal timetable in MyTimetable. Please note: it can become very busy at the start of the enrolment period so you may have to wait a couple of hours for your enrolment to be processed.

Exams: confirm participation 

If you enrol for an exam, this is only a so-called pre-enrolment. You must also confirm participation in MyStudymap. You can do this till maximum 10 days before the exam date. You will receive a reminder to do so. If you do not confirm participation, you may not take the exam. 


Compulsory registration for lectures, exams, and tutorials

All Humanities students are required to register for all lectures, tutorials, and exams. You can do this via MyStudymap. This applies to both the compulsory components as well as the study activities that you choose to complete as part of the elective programme (minor). The only exceptions to this rule are the final bachelor’s paper and the master’s thesis; you do not need to register for these.

This does not apply to premaster students/guest students/contract and à la carte/exchange students.

For more information, see this page.

Please note: that first-year, full-time bachelor’s students are usually registered by their department for courses starting in September. However, these students too should check-in time whether they have been registered. For the lectures that start in February, they will need to register for courses themselves.

Planning your studies

Before the registration period opens, you can plan your studies for the coming semester in MyStudymap. Here, you can register for all courses at the same time once registration opens. 

  • Semester 1: You can plan the first semester in MyStudymap from 1 p.m. on 15 June. This applies both to bachelor’s and master’s students. 

For more information on the difference between planning and registering, see this page

Registering for lectures, tutorials, and exams

Make sure you register in time for lectures, tutorials, and exams via MyStudymap. Some tutorials have a limited number of spaces and can fill up quickly. If you are not registered for a seminar/lecture, you will not be allowed to follow the course and the subsequent exams for that course. When you register for an exam, you are ‘pre-registered’. You must confirm your participation in an exam in the student portal between thirty and ten days before the date of the exam. You will receive a notification about this. If you do not confirm your participation in time, you will not be able to sit the exam. 

  • Semester 1: You can register for first semester lectures, tutorials, and exams from 3 p.m. on 12 July (bachelor’s programmes) or 3 p.m. on 13 July (master’s programmes) until 14 days before the start of the teaching.

After that, it is no longer possible to register yourself through MyStudymap. If you are late registering for lectures and tutorials, you should contact the education administration office. You will need the lecturer’s permission for this. For core-curriculum courses, contact the Humanities Student Information Desk..


When registering for courses and exams in MyStudymap, a number of important points must be taken into account. Make sure you have read this information before you register.

Important information for MyStudymap

Registering for courses and exams in the 2021-2022 academic year

Registration via MyStudymap.

Registering for essays and written assignments

The registration process for essays for the final assignment is the same as for exams. You do not need to register for interim assignments. 

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