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Exchange Programme

Course registration

The course registration procedure for exchange students differs from the course registration procedure for regular students. Please make sure that as an exchange student you follow the procedure below. You will be informed about course registration by email as well.

Dates Course registration 2022-2023
June Course registration first semester 2022-2023
December Course registration second semester 2022-2023


Prepare yourself for registration

Find out which courses to follow

An overview of the courses that are part of the exchange programme can be found in the UvA Course Catalogue. Select the correct academic year and search for one of the following programmes:

  • Exchange Programme College of Humanities (Bachelor's courses)
  • Exchange Programme Graduate School of Humanities (Master's courses)

The recommended study load for one semester is 30 EC: 12 EC in block 1, 12 EC in block 2 and 6 EC in block 3.

Add your preferred courses to the Planner

To prepare yourself for registration, log in to your Planner at, find the courses that you want to follow and add these to your personal Planner.

You can also view the timetables for your courses via the Planner. It is your own responsibility to sign up for courses with timetables that do not overlap.

Priority registration

Thursday, 9 June 8:00 - Sunday, 12 June, 13:00 CET

Exchange students at the Faculty of Humanities will get the chance to register for places in courses that are reserved for them. Only a limited number of places are open during this time, which will result in some courses filling up quickly. It is therefore advisable to have some flexibility in your course selection.

To complete your registration for a course, log in at during the registration period and go to the Planner tab. Check the boxes for the courses you wish to follow and click 'Register' and then ‘OK’.

Regular course registration period

Thursday, 16 June 8:00 - Friday, 24 June 13:00 CET

During this period, course registration is also open to regular UvA students, who have priority of placement. In most cases, course registration takes place on a 'first come first serve' basis. The sooner you register, the more chance you have of getting into your preferred courses.

You will also be able to register for some courses of the Exchange Programme Social and Behavioural Sciences. You can take 1 or 2 courses (12 ECTS) at another faculty. Students of these faculties have a prior claim. Make sure you have a full course load with Humanities courses, in case you will not be admitted to the course of a different faculty. If you want to take courses from other faculties than the Faculty of Humanities or the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, send a request to

Please note that during this registration period, not all courses are handled by the same application system. 

Non-priority registration

Starting Friday, 1 July

If you have not been able to register for all your preferred courses during the regular rounds, you can register for courses with places left during the summer. A list of courses will be published on the page below.


If you encounter any difficulties when registering for courses, you can send an email to Or call us during our telephone hours on Tuesdays from 13:00-16:00 via +31 20 525 3094.