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Admission and registration

The minor is open to students in Life Sciences.

Admission and registration

  • Admission

    The minor is open to students Biology, students Biomedical Sciences and students Health and Life Sciences (“Gezondheid en Leven”) with a major in Biomedical Sciences or Clinical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Registration

    This minor has a maximum of 80 participants on basis of first come first serve. This maximum is based on the maximum size of several courses within this minor. In order to take the minor, please sign in for the minor before 1 July. As soon as the registration period opens, you need to register for all of the separate courses in the minor. Participation in the minor is assured only after successful registration for all courses.

  • FAQ

    • Is there a deadline for the selection of this minor?
      Check the minor in question on If applicable you will find a deadline mentioned there. It is advised to sign-up in case no deadline is mentioned.
      Caution: step 1 = signing-up for the minor, step 2 = registering for all courses. This is possible when the registration starts. Also see the registration periods on - student - to study - courses- register-deregister-for-courses-and-exams or on Information about registration
    • Is a green tick when selecting minors in the course registration module also sufficient when selecting minors with a maximum number of students?
      No, in that case you ought to register timely for all courses before they reach the set max. See VUweb under the tab information on Courses > Register/deregister for courses and exams.
      Caution: always select the academic year in which you plan to take the minor. This can be found in the right upper corner of the course registration module.
    • When can I register for the (minor)courses?
      When registration starts. See under the tab – student – to study -  courses or on Courses > Register/deregister for courses and exams.
    • I am registering for a minor with max courses. I am not sure there will be enough space. To be sure I would like to register for another minor, but it is not working. Can you help do this for me?
      No, unfortunately not. Due to organisational constraints, you can only select one minor. You can also only take one minor, as it is not feasible to take two simultaneously. A minor is a full programme. Make sure you register timely for the course(s) of this minor.

    Don’t hesitate to contact the student desk at: if you still have questions about your admission, registration etc.

    Please contact Mathijs Bergman for content related questions at:

Do you want to know more, or do you need advice?

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