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Course registration

Graduate School of Child Development and Education

Each semester you are required to register for courses during the official registration period. When you register for a course you are automatically registered for the accompanying Canvas page, the exams, and resits.

Course registration period

Make sure to register during the official registration period. Only then you will be guaranteed a place in the compulsory courses. The registration period for the Master’s and Research Master's courses of the Graduate School of Child Development and Education offered during semester 2 of the academic year 2021-2022 is*:

Semester Course registration period opens Course registration period closes
Semester 2 Friday 10 December 2021 (from 08.00) Tuesday 21 December 2021 (until 13.00)

See below for an overview of the registration periods of all degree programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Step-by-step guide to course registration

Step 1: Enrol in your degree programme in Studielink

Request enrolment in an UvA degree programme via Studielink. This requires a DigiD. It may take up to 48 hours before you can register for courses.

Step 2: Select your courses

Go to the Course Catalogue, find your degree programme and select the courses you want to follow*.

Step 3: Enter your chosen courses in the Planner

Go to, find your courses and click on ‘Add Course’.

Step 4: Check your timetable

Go to the Planner tab and view your course timetable under ‘Open timetable’. 

Step 5: Complete the course registration

Go to the Planner tab, check the boxes for the courses you wish to follow and click on 'Register' and then on ‘OK’.

Step 6: Check your registration

Go to the 'Overview of registrations’ tab and check your registration.


You can cancel course registration at Go to the ‘Overview of registrations’ tab, check the box next to the course you wish to cancel and click on 'Deregister' and then on ‘OK’.  You can only cancel courses up until the end of the first week [or an alternative restriction] after the start of the course.

Please note: it is important to deregister for courses you do not plan to follow. If you do not attend a course for which you registered, the result recorded for this course will be ‘NAP’ (the Dutch abbreviation for ‘non-attendance, counted as exam attempt’). Moreover, you will be preventing a fellow student from occupying your place in the course. 


* Please note: New course registration procedure for Law, Tax law, Psychology and Communication Science

For some of the UvA degree programmes, course registration for the next semester will take place via a different procedure. These programmes will be participating in a pilot with a new application called GLASS. Moreover, registration within GLASS will take place in a different time period: from Thursday 25 November 10 am until Tuesday 30 November 11.59 pm CET.

This concerns the following programmes:

  • Bachelor’s Law
  • Bachelor’s Tax law
  • Bachelor’s Psychology
  • Bachelor’s Communication Science
  • Master’s Communication Science

Follow the new procedure if you wish to take courses in the next semester that are part of one of the above programmes. Please refer to the A-Z lists of the concerning faculties for more information:

  • Click here for the Bachelor’s Law and Tax law.
  • Click here for the Bachelor’s Psychology.
  • Click here for the Bachelor’s and Master’s Communication Science.