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Course and exam 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 2024-2025
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor & master From 24 June 2024 at 13.00 hr
Second semester Bachelor & master From 15 November 2024 at 13.00 hr


Academic year 2024-2025
For which semester Who When
First semester Bachelor From 9 July 2024 at 13.00 hr
Master From 10 July 2024 at 13.00 hr
Second semester Bachelor From 10 December 2024 at 13.00 hr
Master From 11 December 2024 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 5 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 until the next day for your enrolment to be processed.


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