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Course and exam enrolment

Take a look under your faculty or study programme tab for further information. If you have any questions, please contact your education administration office.

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.

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 2: You can plan the second semester in MyStudymap from 1 p.m. on 6 December. 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 course, you will not be allowed to sit the final 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 2: You can register for second-semester lectures, tutorials, and exams from 3 p.m. on 15 December (bachelor’s programmes) or 3 p.m. on 16 December (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 in the second semester of the 2021-2022 academic year, a number of important points must be taken into account. Make sure you have read this information before you register.

Important information for MyStudymap 2021-2022

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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