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Application and deadlines Open UvA Courses

Fill in the application form and take the following steps to register for Open UvA Courses.

Step 1

Find the course you would like to follow in the online Course Catalogue. You will find the lecture schedule on

Step 2

Fill in the registration form. Hand in or send a signed copy to the Faculty Administration of the Amsterdam Law School.

Make sure to enclose a certified copy of your degree certificate and list of marks and a copy of your ID. Your application will be processed once all documents have been received.

Post address:

Amsterdam Law School
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Bureau Contractonderwijs – kamer A6.01a
Postbus 1030
1000 BA  Amsterdam

Physical address:

Education Desk, Amsterdam Law School
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 (6th floor)
1017 WV Amsterdam

Step 3

Once your application is approved, you will receive a letter of confirmation and additional information by email. The letter of confirmation is your proof of enrolment.

Step 4

As a contract student, you will be issued a UvAnetID and corresponding password (please check your spam mail). Your UvAnetID gives access to various UvA online systems such as SIS, UvAmail and Canvas. If you already have a UvAnetID, it will be reactivated once you are enrolled as a contract student. You can use your old password to log on to the various systems. If you no longer know the password, follow this link to change it:

Step 5

You are officially admitted to the course following approval of your written application and enrolment. You will only be registered for the examination once we have received payment in full.


Application Deadlines

In academic 2019-2020, the following deadlines apply, i.e. the Amsterdam Law School must receive your application no later than the following dates.

With/ without lectures/tutorials 

First deadline

Semester 1


 Period 1

BA: 11 June 2019

MA: 9 July 2019

 Period 2

BA: 11 June 2019

MA: 9 July 2019

 Period 3

BA: 3 December 2019

MA: 9 July 2019

Second Semester


 Period 1

BA: 3 December 2019

MA: 3 December 2019

 Period 2

BA: 11 February 2020

MA: 3 December 2019

 Period 3

BA: 11 February 2020

MA: 3 December 2019

Second deadlines

Two weeks prior to the start of each period*, on Monday, the delayed course registration starts for those who missed the first deadline. Make sure you send your application before the start of this day.

*Please note: there is no delayed course registration for period 3 of the first semester. The late course registration for period 3 of the second semester takes place at the same time as the late course registration for period 2 of the second semester.

Most courses allow you to choose between “intensive” (i.e. including lectures and tutorials) and “extensive” (i.e. without lectures or tutorials) enrolment. For more information, please consult the corresponding course page in the UvA Course Catalogue.

First deadline: guaranteed placement

Placement is guaranteed if the Faculty has received your application for one or more courses in the first semester or one or more courses in the second semester by the corresponding first deadline.

Second deadline: placement subject to availability

Placement is subject to availability for applications received by the Faculty after the first deadline but no later than the second deadline.

If you have also missed the second deadline, please contact to discuss options and availability.