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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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Bachelor's students must always register for all courses of the 2nd and 3rd year in uSis. Registering for courses is ONLY possible during specific periods.


Course registration bachelor 2020 - 2021

Block 1     CLOSED
Block 2    CLOSED

Block 3    7 December 2020 10:00 hrs - 23 January 2021 23:59 hrs
Block 4    7 December 2020 10:00 hrs - 21 March 2021 23:59 hrs

Please note: registration for Psychology courses block 3 and 4 starts on January 11th. 

Please, note..

  • First year IBP and Cultural Anthropology students are automatically registered for all courses of the first year. As from the 2nd year, students must register for courses themselves.
  • First year IRO students are registered automatically for the first semester courses. As from semester 2, they need to register themselves in uSis. 
  • First-year students do need to register themselves for all exams they wish to take.


  • How do I register for courses in uSis?
    If you have any questions about registering for courses in uSis, please check the uSis website
  • What if a course is full? 
    If a required course is full before the course registration deadline, please contact the SSC. If an elective course is full, you cannot register anymore and will have to choose another course.
  • What if I have missed the registration deadline? 
    A strict registration deadline applies to all courses. If you are too late, you cannot register for courses anymore. If you would like to request an exemption from this rule because of special circumstances, please contact the SSC to ask for instructions. There is no point in contacting lecturers directly about taking their course.
  • Once I have registered for a course, do I also still need to register for the exam? 
    Course registration and exam registration are 2 separate things. Registering for a course does not mean that you are also automatically registered for the exam. You must always register for exams separately in uSis during the exam registration period. 

Full text Exam registration and exam withdrawal

The registration rules in brief

  • For all exams at the Faculty students must register (manual exam registration) using uSis.

  • Registration is only possible during the registration period, which runs from 100 calendar days to 10 calendar days before the exam in question. For example, if the exam is on 22 September, you must have registered in uSis by 23:59 hrs on 11 September. This means you can register for the exam as soon as you start a course, and that is what we would advise.
  • Always double check that your registration has been successful: Go to ‘My Class Schedule’ in uSis and check that the exam is listed there. If it is not, something has gone wrong with your registration.

  • If for some reason you are unable to register successfully through uSis, send an email to the SSC before the end of the exam registration period. If you contact us after the registration period has ended, we will not be able to help you.

  • If you do not register for the exam before the deadline, you will not be allowed to take the exam. It is not possible to register late; we strongly advise you to register for all your exams well in advance.

Special provisions for examinations on the grounds of disability
If the study adviser has given you permission for a special provision on the grounds of disability, you do not need to apply separately to the SSC for this provision. As long as you register for the exam in good time, the provision will be arranged for you automatically. You will be expected to take the exam in the special provisions exam hall, and your exam paper will be sent there.

Some students are entitled to extra time for exams because of a disability. Any student who has been registered for this provision by the study adviser will be allowed an extra half-hour to take the exam.

You may decide, as a one-off, that you do not wish to make use of your special provision for a given exam and would prefer to take the exam in the regular exam hall. In this case you must inform the SSC by email within the registration period, i.e. at least 10 calendar days before the exam. You will then be expected to take the exam in the regular exam hall.

If you no longer wish to use your provision at all, we request you to inform the study adviser, who will remove your name from the special provisions list. If your name has been removed from the list, you will from then on automatically be assigned a place in the regular exam hall.

What to do if sudden general circumstances prevent you from making it to your exam
It sometimes happens that students cannot make it to the exam on time because of unexpected general circumstances beyond their control, for example if all the trains to Leiden suddenly stop running. In such cases, please follow the guidelines below*:

  • You can enter the exam hall until 45 minutes after the start of the exam. If you will be later, there is no point in going to the exam location anymore.

  • If you cannot make it to the exam on time due to unexpected general circumstances, please send an email to the SSC on the same day stating the reason, your name and your student ID.

  • The SSC makes a list of all the students who report having missed the exam due to general circumstances beyond their control and sends this list to the Board of Examiners.

  • The Board of Examiners decide on whether a special provision will be made for these students.

  • The SSC or the Board of Examiners informs the students of the decision.

* Please note that the guidelines above do not apply to individual circumstances, but only to general circumstances affecting other students as well.

As of the second semester, all IRO students must register for courses themselves in uSis. If you need to retake a first or second year course in semester 2, please register for the course during the registration period. For more information about the courses see the Prospectus

How to register for a course in uSis:

  1. Go to uSis or use the app.
  2. Log in
  3. Go to Enroll
  4. Select Enroll by entering the class number
  5. Select the term Studiejaar 2019-2020
  6. Enter the class number/activity number (see schedule 2nd semester) for the numbers of lectures and workgroups (4 or 5 digits).
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click to shopping cart
  9. Enter a new class number to add more courses.
  10. Open the Shopping cart tab. Check your chosen courses and click Enroll
  11. Click Finish Enrolling
  12. Go back to the home page
  13. Go to Class schedule
  14. Check whether your lectures and workgroups are scheduled in your weekly schedule. If they appear, then your registration has been successful.

Go to tab Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Institute of Political Science uses different (external) exam locations. Please take a good look at the schedule and in uSis for the location of your exam and plan your route on time.

The following exam location is often used:

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