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Course Registration

Honours students register for two types of courses: departmental courses at their own faculty and interdepartmental courses at VU, UvA or AUC.

Registering for departmental courses. You can register for departmental honours courses through your faculty, often via the regular registration route. In case of a research project, send an email to your Faculty Honours Coordinator or to one of the lecturers of the course. Go to your faculty honours webpage for more information. 

Registering for interdepartmental courses. You can apply for placement in interdepartmental honours courses Sem 2 / 22-23 via this form

Try Out Class

  • What is the Try Out Class?

    Prior to the start of each semester honours students can attend a Try Out Class with presentations of all interdepartmental courses on offer of the UvA, VU and some AUC courses.

    During the days following the Try Out Class, you can apply for placement in courses of your preference by submitting the online application.  

    The programme consists of two sections:

    • Presentations: introduction to the interdepartmental VU and UvA honours courses.
    • Information market: visit the different stands and representatives to ask your questions.

    Drinks & entertainment are included!

  • About the next Try Out Class

    The Try Out Class, for semester 2 / 22-23, took place on Monday 28 November 2022 at the UvA. 

    > Programme Try Out Class 28 November 2022

    > Flyer TOC, with course titles

    The application form for semester 2 / 22-23 is published on top of this page. . 

    The next Try Out Class for Sem 1 / 2023 will take place in May or June. All announcements will be published on this page.

Instructions to apply for Interdepartmental Courses

  • How to apply for placement in interdepartmental honours courses

    You can apply for placement in interdepartmental honours courses twice a year following the Try Out Class. This is done through a course application form: the link to this form will be published on the current page for a limited period of time.

    The application form for semester 2 / 22-23 is published on top of this page. 

  • Instructions course application form

    On the course application form you must select your first, second, third and fourth course of your choice (with the first being your most preferred course, and so on). We will place you in one of the courses of your choice. 

    Please note:

    • Your first and second courses of preference are free of choice (this can be courses at VU, UvA or AUC). Your third and fourth choice will have to be courses at VU. So, if you are interested in taking an honours course at UvA and/or at AUC, you will have to list the course(s) as number one and/or two of preference.
    • Placement will be at random and NOT first come first serve. 
    • You can take a maximum of 12 credits of interdepartmental courses per semester. Since places are limited, we will not be able to honour all requests for placement in two courses.
    • To participate in an AUC course there will be a selection based on a grade/course list and a list of bachelor courses you are currently enrolled in (which you will both have to upload together with the application form). Please note that AUC courses take place during the day.
  • IMPORTANT Avoid cancelling your participation in a course

    After having been placed in a course, the lecturer and administration of the Honours Progamme assume you will participate in the course. Cancelling your participation can cause issues for your own planning, the course lecturer, your fellow students and our administration. Therefore take note of the following:

    • When you wish to cancel your participation in a course after placement, you need to provide your reason for doing so. Valid reasons are:
        • Cases of force majeure (e.g. long-lasting illness);
        • Special personal circumstances (e.g. family issues or accidents that caused injury);
        • Unforeseen overlap in scheduling.
    • Potential replacement in a different course is only possible in honours courses at VU, and only if they have remaining places available. Note: potential replacement can only be arranged until two weeks before the start of the replacement course.
    • We reserve the right to not offer you replacement in a different honours course.
    • If you missed the application deadline for placement in interdepartmental honours courses, we can no longer guarantee you placement in one of these courses.

How to plan your Honours Programme