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Taster Week FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about topics such as registration, and de-registration.

  • What is Taster Week?

    Taster sessions are intended to help students who are in their final years of pre-university secondary education become better acquainted with the UvA's Bachelor's programmes.

    Twice a year, you can attend classes in the study programme of your interest. The sessions don’t provide information about entry requirements, but are an opportunity to attend a sample lecture, seminar or training. If you’re looking for more information about the programme you can also check the programme page on our website.

  • What is the difference between Taster Week and Student for a day?

    Taster Week

    This varies for each study programme but usually Taster Week offers you the opportunity to attend a sample lecture/seminar that has been developed for prospective students to get insight into the study programme and get a taste of studying at university. Current students will also be on hand to answer any questions that you might have.

    Student for a day

    Becoming a ‘Student for a day’ means that you will join a current UvA student for part of the day and attend one of their lectures/seminars with them. This is a great way to discover what it’s like to be a student at the UvA, but you will not be able to choose which lecture/seminar you would like to attend (as this depends on our students’ timetables).   

  • What is the difference between Taster Week and UvA Matching?

    Taster Week is intended to help find out more about the programme in which you’re interested, by offering you the opportunity to attend a sample lecture/seminar before you apply.  

    UvA Matching takes place after you have already applied to the Bachelor’s programme. It will help you to check whether your choice is the right fit.

  • What does a taster session normally look like?

    It varies per Bachelor’s programme. Most taster sessions include a sample lecture/seminar that has been developed for prospective students to get insight into the programme.

    Other taster sessions offer the opportunity to join an existing lecture/seminar alongside current students.

    In addition, some sessions may include homework or additional activities.