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Course and exam enrolment

Updated exam enrolment procedure

Due to recent changes to the enrolment procedure, you no longer need to take the extra step of confirming exam participation. Instead, you only need to enrol for your exams at least 10 days before the exam date. See further details below under '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 an exchange 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 2023-2024
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor & master From 22 June 2023 at 13.00 hr
Second semester Bachelor & master From 15 November 2023 at 13.00 hr


Academic year 2023-2024
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor From 11 July 2023 at 13.00 hr
Master From 12 July 2023 at 13.00 hr
Second semester Bachelor From 12 December 2023 at 13.00 hr
Master From 13 December 2023 at 13.00 hr

Enrolment deadlines


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. 


You must enrol for your exams at least 10 days before the exam date. If you are not enrolled, you may not participate. So don’t forget! If you miss the exam enrolment deadline, contact your Education Administration Office to find out if late enrolment is possible.

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.


Compulsory registration for lectures, exams, and tutorials

All Archaeology 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 papers; you do not need to register for these.

For more information, see this page.

Please note: all first-year, full-time bachelor’s students are registered by Education Office for courses starting in September and Feburary. First-year students are also registered by the education administration for the exams that take place in the first year.

Please make sure to confirm your registration through MyStudyMap. Are you a second year student who needs to do a resit of a first year's course? Please fill out this form.

Registration deadlines

  • The registration deadline for a workgroup/lecture/seminar is 5 days before it starts and will close automatically.
  • The registration deadline for any exam/retake is 10 days  before the day of the exam taking place and will close automatically.

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.

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

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