UvA student to VU

Information for UvA students intending to enroll or who have either enrolled or re-enrolled in one of the following study programs:

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry
  • Bachelor’s in Future Planet Studies
  • Bachelor’s in Information Studies
  • Bachelor’s in Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy
  • Master's in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master’s in Biological Sciences
  • Master’s in Chemistry
  • Master’s in Computational Sciences
  • Master’s in Information Studies
  • Master’s in Life Sciences
  • Master’s in Mathematics
  • Master’s in Mathematical Physics
  • Master’s in Physics
  • Master’s in Stochastics & Financial Mathematics
  • Master’s in System and Network Engineering

Automatic enrollment at the VU until September 1st

When you have permission to enroll after September 1st in one of the study programs listed above, you need to enroll at the VU via register.vu.nl. For your enrollment you also need a Proof of Payment (in Dutch called ‘Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld’, BBC) obtained at the UvA which you hand over to the VU.

Until September 1st your enrollment in one of the study programs listed above automatically enrolls you in a study program at the VU as indicated in the table below.

Please note: this only takes effect once you are fully enrolled!

Enrolment at UvALeads to enrolment in the following study program(s) at VU
B ChemistryB Chemistry
B Future Planet StudiesB Earth and Economics
B Information StudiesB Information, Multimedia and Management
B MathematicsB Mathematics
B Physics and AstronomyB Physics and Astronomy
M Artificial IntelligenceM Artificial Intelligence
M Biological SciencesM Biology and M Ecology
M ChemistryM Chemistry
M Computational ScienceM Computer Science
M Information StudiesM Information Sciences
M Life SciencesM Bioinformatics
M MathematicsM Mathematics
M Mathematical PhysicsM Mathematics
M PhysicsM Physics
M Stochastics & Financial MathematicsM Stochastics & Financial Mathematics
M System and Network EngineeringM Computer Science

The UvA study program in which you have enrolled works closely with VU University Amsterdam. This means that as a UvA student, you will take one or more courses at VU in one of the VU buildings on Boelelaan in Amsterdam South. These are component courses of a VU study program with which your UvA study program collaborates (see the list above).

Why is this necessary?

The UvA and VU have decided on this form of cooperation so that students can derive the maximum benefit from the combined study programs of both institutions. As a result, both universities are able to offer their students a wide range of high-level courses.

What will my enrollment entail?

You will receive a VUnet-ID from the VU (if you did not receive one already in the previous academic year). The VUnet-ID lets you log in to VUnet, the VU student portal. The information available on VUnet includes:

  • Blackboard messages regarding courses for which you have registered;
  • marks;
  • the courses you have signed up for;
  • your personal timetable with times and locations of courses and examinations.

Personal matters you can arrange via VUnet:

  • signing up for courses and examinations;
  • entering a change of address;
  • supplementing registration details (for example, additional address details or details on your previous education).

Furthermore, enrollment in one or more study programs at the VU grants you access to facilities at the VU such as the library, sports facilities, restaurant, a VU e-mail account, etc.

You may receive e-mails that are not intended for you. While we do our best to prevent this from occurring, we are unable to prevent it completely. We recommend that you keep track of all your messages via VUnet. Your lecturer will also often communicate via Blackboard.

You may be enrolled at the VU but not actually have any classes there during this academic year. This is because all students in the study program are automatically enrolled. If you do not have any courses at VU, you can disregard the general information provided by VU.

Registering for courses and examinations

Please note: automatic enrollment DOES NOT mean you are automatically registered to take courses and examinations.

You are only automatically registered for core courses at the UvA in the first semester of the first year. For electives, you will need to complete a UvA form in Datanose (further information on this procedure will follow). After the first semester you will need to register for UvA courses yourself using SIS.

Registration for VU courses and/or examinations MUST be done via VUnet. You can find the registration deadlines for each teaching period on VUnet; period 1 is open longer than the others.

Inter-university marks exchange

The program administrations of VU and UvA send each other examination marks directly. No action is required on your part.


As soon as you deregister as a UvA student, your enrollment in any study program at the VU is also automatically terminated. No action is required on your part.