Universiteit Leiden

nl en

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

uSis

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

Bachelor and Master students must register in uSis for courses. Attendance is only mandatory for first-year courses, unless otherwise stated in the course description. All programme schedules can be found in uSis.

Note: Students of LLM Advanced study programmes are not required to register for courses or exams in uSis.

Registration for seminars (workgroups) and lectures

You can register in uSis 28 days before the start of the course. Only after registration it will show on your calender in uSis.

Note: you have access right to register for only the courses of the master’s programme for which you have been admitted and registered.
Registration for these is through uSis.

  1. Log in to uSis, click on ‘Enroll’ and next on ‘Enroll by entering the class number’;
  2. Check the workgroup schedule to find the class number and/or  the lecture schedule to find the activity number;
  3. Enter the ‘Class/act.nr.’ in uSis;
  4. Complete your registration via your shopping cart;
  5. A seminar will close automatically when it’s full and 4 days before it starts;
  6. Registration for a lecture remains possible during the entire lecture period;
  7. Always check your schedule in uSis to see whether your application has been successful!

Exam registration

Exam registration via uSis opens 42 days before the exam. Exams are listed alphabetically by course name in the exam calendar. The reference ‘T’ means Exam 1st time (in Dutch Tentamen) and the reference ‘H’ means Resit (in Dutch Hertentamen). 

Amended registration procedures for exams now apply for courses in block 3 and block 4.

The registration period in uSis is up to and including the third working day before the day the examination is held. So, for example, if your examination is on Monday, you can register in uSis up to and including Wednesday 23.59 hrs.

BEWARE: Once the registration period in uSis has closed, it will no longer be possible to register via the OIC (Education Information Centre) or on the day of the examination itself! This means that you cannot take an exam without registration.

See table below for the registration deadlines.

Day of examination     

Registration in uSis

Monday

Before Wednesday 23.59 hrs

Tuesday

Before Thursday 23.59 hrs

Wednesday

Before Sunday 23.59 hrs

Thursday

Before Monday 23.59 hrs

Friday

Before Tuesday 23.59 hrs

Follow the following steps for registration:

  1. Check the registration period on the exam calendar ‘tentamenkalender’ and register on time!
  2. Log in to uSis, click on ‘Enroll’ and next on ‘Enroll by entering the class number’;
  3. You can find the activity number ‘Actnr’ in the exam calendar mentioned in front of the registration period / ‘aanmeldperiode’;
  4. Enter the ‘Actnr’ in uSis;
  5. Complete your registration via your shopping cart;
  6. Always check your schedule in uSis to see whether your application has been successful!
  7. Should you decide not to participate please deregister for the exam via uSis;
  8. It is mandatory to bring your student card and a valid passport or ID to the exam for verification.

Important: check the rules and regulations on exams regularly.For more information see uSis and the uMail manual.

It is mandatory to provide a valid identification document during the examination. In addition, there are rules regarding the materials that you can take with you to the exam.

Valid ID during an exam

The presence is registered at the exam. The following matters are required for this identification and thus participation at the exam:

  • student card / proof of enrollment at the University and
  • a valid ID. Please note: a copy, whether or not via a mobile or an expired ID is not accepted.

A valid ID is a valid passport, a valid driving license or identity card. If you can not show a valid identity document as mentioned above, you can not take the exam and you must leave the examination room. If your identity card has been stolen or lost, please come to the OIC desk during opening hours as soon as possible, but no later than one working day before the exam.

Exam equipment

  • pen, pencil type B or HB black, sharpener and eraser;
  • law books (if necessary and permitted).

Information about study materials that may or may not be brought to examinations and information about lectures and exam access will be published in the workbook of the relevant course and / or on Blackboard. If it is permitted to take material to the exam, it must meet the following requirements:

Brought in legal texts or other material may not contain any notes. Notes do not include:

  • underlining, shadings and markings with fluorescent marker;
  • references to law articles;
  • references to jurisprudence and other literature, provided this is explicitly permitted for a specific examination;
  • "edge"words provided by the publisher of a legislative bundle.

Of course it is forbidden to smoke, to use mobile phones / iPads / tablets and such during exams.

You are entitled to an earlier individual retake examination when:

  • You have submitted the final version of your thesis, whereby the supervisor indicates that it may be reasonably expected that the thesis will receive a sufficient grade,
  • and where the student has completed all but one of the courses of the master’s curriculum
  • and would need to wait at least four months for the next scheduled examination opportunity for the last component of the compulsory curriculum. For this provision the period between 1 July and the middle of August is not included in the calculation.
  • for which a score of at least ‘5’ was achieved on at least one prior occasion in the current academic year or last academic year.

This provision is not valid for course units entitled ‘Privatissimum’ and/or ‘Practicum’ as intended in art. 4.8.1 of the OER.

The extensive regulation can be found in the Examination Rules & Regulations on the website Faculty and study programme regulations under the tab of your study.

If you are eligible for an individual retake you can request that by sending an e-mail to OIC@law.leidenuniv.nl stating your name, studentnumber and the particular course.

If you do not meet all the requirements, the Education Information Centre can not give a permission for an individual retake. In case of special circumstances, please send a motivated request to the Board of Eximiners.

Amended registration procedures for exams now apply for courses in block 3 and block 4.

Exam registration via uSis opens 42 days before the exam. The registration period in uSis is up to and including the third working day before the day the examination is held. So, for example, if your examination is on Monday, you can register in uSis up to and including Wednesday 23.59 hrs.

BEWARE: Once the registration period in uSis has closed, it will no longer be possible to register via the OIC (Education Information Centre) or on the day of the examination itself! This means that you cannot take an exam without registration.

If two (law) exams are scheduled on the same day and time, there is no possibility to take both examinations in 1 day. Due to the crisis situation, it has been decided that this cannot be facilitated until 31 August 2020.

The advice is to choose one of the two courses for taking the resit. If you have any questions about how to adjust your study plan, you are most welcome at the study advisor. You can contact your study advisor by e-mail.

Due to the crisis situation, it has been decided that from now until August 31, 2020, the faculty regulation 'Retaking an exam that has been passed' will expire.

This website uses cookies.