Find answers to frequently asked questions about topics such as registration, and de-registration.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Taster Week takes place two times per year, in spring and autumn.
The registration form for Taster Week includes all available tester sessions. If the Bachelor’s programme in which you are interested is not listed, that means no taster sessions are available for this programme.
However, they may offer an opportunity to become a ‘Student for a day’. Or you can check the programme page on our website and see if there are additional activities listed there.
If a taster session is fully booked, it will not be possible to join that session. If you’d like to be informed about additional activities for this programme, you can select the fully-booked session on the registration form and we’ll email you about future activities that are organised by this programme.
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.
Yes, Taster Week is for students in their final 2 years of pre-university secondary school, or in the first year of their undergraduate degree.
No, taster sessions are designed specifically for students in their final 2 years of pre-university secondary school.
After taking part in the taster session, you can request a participation certificate by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you will be missing part of a taster session due to a mandatory exam/class, you must inform the Bachelor’s programme organising this taster session, so that they can let you know any practical details that are relevant.
Start by checking whether you clicked on the ‘send’ button in the registration form. Also check the spam folder in your inbox. If you still don’t have a conformation email, you can contact the Central Student Service Desk, they will check whether your registration has been entered into the system.
If the session is not listed in your confirmation email, it is likely that this session was already fully booked at the time you registered (the registration form will indicate when a session is full). You can check the registration form to see if any places are still available. If so, please re-register for this session. If there are no places, unfortunately you will not be able to register for the session.
You will need to fill out the registration form again and select the programme in which you’re interested.
No, the taster sessions are intended specifically for prospective students. Parents cannot join a taster session.
All participants in the taster sessions but register separately. In order to join, your friend/classmate will need to register for the taster session.
Use the link in your confirmation email to deregister from one or more taster sessions.