Study handbook and schedule

Study Handbook

The Study Handbook provides students with official information about BSc and MSc programmes of the university. Here you can find information about study programmes, minors and courses. The Study Handbook is published in English. You can find the Study Handbook of each year on the right.

Course Schedules

The (provisional) course schedules for period 1 of the academic year 2020/2021 are published in the new tool TimeEdit. For information about a specific course, scheduled lectures of exams, go to 'Course schedule 2020-2021 on the right side of this page. Read the FAQ below for more information on TimeEdit:

What are the advantages of TimeEdit?

You can use TimeEdit to search for course or programme schedules, to filter by relevant groups, to import schedules to your agenda, and to subscribe to updates. You can also save your preferred layout and settings, share links with others, and download schedules.

Does this change the scheduling process for me as a lecturer?

No, it just gives you more options for customising the schedule. You can create separate schedules for groups and easily add information about (excursion) locations. The schedule also includes more information than before and searching for, sharing, and exporting data is much faster. The scheduling team can also use links to discuss scheduling issues with lecturers.

How do I find my schedule?

Watch the instructional video: ‘How to find my schedule’:

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How do I save the schedule in my agenda?

Watch the instructional video: ‘How to subscribe to schedule’:

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Please note: in Outlook you have to add the TimeEdit URL. You can do this by:

  • right-clicking on ‘My agenda’
  • clicking ‘Add agenda via Internet’
  • pasting the URL in the window and confirming the questions. Outlook will create a new agenda that you can overlay on another agenda. To do this, right-click on the new agenda and select ‘overlay’.

The Search results do not show the course code or course title that I’ve typed in in the Search box. Why not?

In order to avoid textual repetitions TimeEdit shows search results without showing the search term, in this case the course code or course title. This is particularly convenient for tablets or mobile phones, which have a smaller display. By clicking a search result the course code or course title that you typed in will reappear in the results. If your search includes several courses TimeEdit includes the course codes in the information about the various courses, so that you can distinguish between them.

Why don't I see Dutch, even after clicking on ‘Dutch’ in the language section at the top of the screen?

The Dutch environment is still being developed. As soon as it is available, the language will change when you click on ‘Dutch’.

Useful facts about the academic year:

  • A lesson hour is 40 minutes. Lectures, tutorials, group work and practical courses are usually scheduled in 2, 3 or 4-lesson hour blocks.
  • Period 1, 2, 5 and 6 last 8 weeks and contain a study load of 12 ECTS credits.
  • Period 3 and 4 last 4 weeks and contain a study load of 6 ECTS credits.
  • Exams will be taken within the period the course is taught.
  • Resit exams are scheduled twice a year: in February (right after period 3) and in August.
  • Periods are divided in weeks, weeks are identified with week numbers. The corresponding dates of these periods and week numbers can be found in the calendar of the academic year.

More information about the planning of the academic year

Course Planning

The Course planning contains a list of courses you can sort on period and part of day (see tab 'Courses 2019-2020'). With this overview it is possible to make a planning on which courses you can combine in a specific period before the detailed schedules are published.

Important to know about the course planning:

  • Most courses have 6 ECTS credits and are taught in the morning or the afternoon. In each period you can combine a morning-course with an afternoon-course.
  • The tab 'Rooms' contains a list with teaching rooms. You can find the address of every building in this list.
  • The tab 'Location Overview' contains a map with all building names and room- and building numbers.
  • You can consult the Study Handbook to get information about a course and its course coordinator. The coding of the courses in this course planning corresponds with the codes used in the Study Handbook.
  • In cases where the information of the course planning differs from the Study Handbook, use the information in the Study Handbook.

Any questions?

Other useful information for students can be found here. You can also contact us using the contact form on the top of the page.