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Course and exam enrolment

You can enrol for courses and exams via uSis or your faculty's education administration office.

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


Do you have a question about uSis? If so, please consult our FAQs or send a mail to the uSis web editors

How to register for a course in uSis

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Mandatory enrollment for courses. No registration required for exams.

All students in the Faculty of Humanities are obliged to register for all lectures, tutorials and seminars. You use uSis to register. Registration is obligatory for all compulsory components as well as for study activities taken as part of the optional programme (minor). You do not need to register for the bachelor and master's theses, as these are registered through the administration.

For more information, see this page

Note that first-year, full-time bachelor students are usually registered by their department for courses starting in September. However, they too should check in time whether they have been registered.

Registering for lectures and tutorials

For lectures and tutorials you must also register in time through uSis. Some tutorials have a limited intake and may be full very quickly. If you are not registered for a course, you will not be allowed to sit the final exams for that course.

  • Semester 1: You can register for a lecture or tutorial from 15 July (bachelor's programmes) or 16 July (master's programmes) 1 PM prior to the first meeting until two weeks before classes start..
  • Semester 2: You can register for a 2nd-semester lecture or tutorial from December 15th 1 PM prior to the first meeting until Friday of the first week of class.

After that it is no longer possible to register yourself through uSis. If you are late for registration for lectures and tutorials, then you will need the lecturer's permission to register through the student administration for lectures, through the study coordinator for tutorials, and through the Student Information Desk for core-curriculum courses.

Course and exam enrolment academic year 2021-2022

Because it can be very busy in the first hours after the start of the enrolment period, a so-called ticketing system will be used to log into uSis on the afternoon of 16 July 2021. This means that you might not be able to log into uSis immediately. Below we answer some questions about this.

About the ticketing system

If many students want to enrol simultaneously, uSis can become overloaded. To prevent this, we use a ticketing system. This means that if you try to log into uSis as a student, you will be allocated a ticket with a login time. As soon as it is your turn, you can log in to register. 

On the afternoon of the start of enrolments (15 July for bachelor's programmes and 16 July for master's programmes) at 12:30 hrs, the ticketing system will be switched on. From that moment on, you will no longer be able to log in directly to uSis. If you have already logged in before, you will be logged out automatically at 12:30 hrs. You will not be able to log in directly after this.

The traffic in uSis is monitored in real time. As soon as the traffic decreases and there is no longer a risk of uSis becoming overloaded, the ticketing system will be switched off. Students will notice this because they can log in directly. The expectation is that the ticketing system will no longer be needed after 17:00 hrs. This may be a little earlier or a little later. Please take this into account. We advise you not to register straight away at 13:00 hrs if it is not strictly necessary.

Ticket times

Once you have received a ticket, you will immediately see how many people are 'waiting' for you and how long it will take before it is your turn. This time is only an indication. The actual waiting time may be a lot shorter because students do not use their ticket and/or because the number of students admitted is increased. If your internet connection is lost and you come back online, you will return to the same spot in the queue, unless it was your turn during the time you were offline and the ten minutes of extra time have also passed.

Email reminder

You can choose to receive a message at your e-mail address just before your turn. You can then do something else and close your browser. You will receive a link via email with which you can log in when it is your turn. You can also use this link on other devices. Please note: you have ten minutes to log in when it is your turn. If you do not log in within ten minutes, your seat will be released. You will then be allocated a new ticket.

Registering for exams

Registration for exams is not required. The administration enrolls you for the examination of each course. The registration will be done in the first two weeks of October and for the second semester courses in the first two weeks of March. If you are enrolled and do not participate in the exam, you are requested to report this to the administration of the programme or at the information desk in the Lipsius.

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