How do I apply?
If you are enrolled at another Dutch educational institution, you can take secondary subjects at VU Amsterdam, by registering as a secondary subject student. After applying through the page Register, you must finish your application at VU Amsterdam before it can be taken into consideration and enrollment is possible. For a complete registration, follow the steps below, 1 to 4.
Note: In order to give you access to education, it is important you complete your registration at least 6 weeks before the start of the relevant course.
Are you a VU student already and do you want to take subjects from another faculty? You follow a different procedure:
- First please request permission from your own Examination Board.
- Afterwards you can register for secondary subjects through the registration module on VU.nl. You can find the courses under the tab 'All courses' and should then choose the option 'search in extracurricular'.
In the course overview in the Study guide you can check whether a course is offered as a secondary subject. You can filter by secondary subject and faculty. Before you register for a course, read the course description, which lists any additional entry requirements. It may happen that participation in a course is not possible due to a lack of available places.
Would you like to take a whole minor? Check out our minors.
If a course has certain entry requirements or if there is room for a limited number of participants, this is mentioned in the Study guide. For a number of courses, the prerequisites are indicated. Check with your university whether you need permission to take your preferred course at VU Amsterdam.
Please note: Master's subjects can only be taken by Master's students.
Course registration and registration deadlines
For questions about your registration for a secondary subject, please contact the Student Desk. If you have a question about the content of a course/minor, you can contact the coordinator of the course. You will find these details in the Study guide.