Teachers' Guide | Graduate School of Life Sciences

Course enrolment

The course enrolment procedure for all GSLS Master’s courses is as follows (for Epidemiology see the Epidemiology website):

  1. Prerequisite knowledge and placement rules should be clearly described for each course in OSIRIS. Contact GSLS Course Information (Biomedical Sciences) or Hans Luijendijk (Biosciences) for changes.
  2. Students can register via OSIRIS Student for a course during the corresponding course registration period (see table below).
  3. When admission to a course requires additional information, e.g. a motivation letter, this must be clearly described in OSIRIS. Students will need to email the information separately to the course coordinator before the registration deadline.
  4. After the registration deadline, the course coordinator can download from OSIRIS the registration list of students that have applied. See instructions for this below ‘Register students from the waiting list’.  
  5. The course coordinator determines which students are admitted to the course and sends the placement list to the administration office within two weeks after the registration deadline.

    We advise that placement is done in the following order of priority:
    1. Students from own Master’s programme for which the course is mandatory;
    2. Other students from own Master’s programme;
    3. Other GSLS students;
    4. Other students, including PhD-students.

      ​In case of capacity issues, it is advised to place students by lot (per category). This can be done automatically via the administration office.
       
  6. The administration office enters the list of accepted students in OSIRIS.
  7. Students that have been admitted to the course and do not want to participate in the course have to deregister before the deregistration deadline.
  8. Courses will be re-opened for the late enrolment period. The course coordinator determines which of the re-registered students are admitted to the course, as described above, and sends the placement list to the administration office within 1 working day after the late enrolment period.

Please note:

  • Administration offices are responsible for the course enrolment procedure. Please forward students with questions about course registration and admission to the administration office of their faculty.
  • Have few students registered for your course after the regular registration deadline? Please contact courseinformationGSLS@umcutrecht.nl (Biomedical Sciences) or courseinformationGSLS@uu.nl  (Biosciences). Together, you can decide whether to cancel the course immediately or promote it before the late enrolment period to increase the number of enrolments.
  • For other questions, contact the administration office.

Register students from the waiting list

  • Login to OSIRIS Supervisor (Docent).
  • Go to ‘Menu’ (top) and select ‘Reports’.
  • Select Report 9.2.72 Waiting list per course.
  • Enter your course code and the academic year (2024 is for academic year 2024-2025; 2025 is for 2025-2026 etc.).
  • Select ‘Run’.
  • Continue with step 5 above.

Course registration deadlines 2024-2025

PeriodStart periodCourse enrolmentAdmission deadlineDeregistration deadlineLate enrolment
12 Sept – 8 Nov 20243 – 21 Jun 20247 Jul 202420 Aug 202419 – 20 Aug 2024*
211 Nov 2024 – 31 Jan 202516 – 27 Sept 202413 Oct 202422 Oct 202421 – 22 Oct 2024
33 Feb – 17 Apr 2025 4 – 22 Nov 20248 Dec 202421 Jan 202520 – 21 Jan 2025 **
422 Apr – 27 Jun 202527 Jan – 7 Feb 202523 Feb 20251 Apr 202531 Mar – 1 Apr 2025
*For first-year students starting in September, registration for period 1 is prolonged until 15 September 23:59 CET 2024.
**For first-year students starting in February, registration for period 3 is prolonged until 17 February 23:59 CET 2025.

Course registration deadlines 2023-2024

PeriodStart periodCourse enrolmentAdmission deadlineDeregistration deadlineLate enrolment
14 Sept – 10 Nov 202330 May – 23 Jun 202316 Jul 202322 Aug 202321 – 22 Aug 2023*
213 Nov 2023 – 2 Feb 202418 – 29 Sep 202315 Oct 202324 Oct 202323 – 24 Oct 2023
35 Feb – 19 Apr 202430 Oct – 24 Nov 202317 Dec 202323 Jan 202422 – 23 Jan 2024**
422 Apr – 28 Jun 202429 Jan – 23 Feb 202418 Mar 20242 Apr 20242 – 3 Apr 2024

*For first-year students starting in September, registration for period 1 is prolonged until 18 September 2023
**For first-year students starting in February, registration for period 3 is prolonged until 19 February 2024