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IIS Electives

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies offers a wide variety of interdisciplinary electives every semester. IIS electives are open to a variety of target audiences: students and staff from any UvA faculty, students from other education institutions (guest students) and any other interested parties who can take part as 'contract students'.

The courses on offer vary for different target audiences:

  • UvA students can find IIS electives in the course catalogue
  • UvA staff, students from other education institutions and all other interested parties can check the IIS website to find out what is on offer. The full range of electives offered by the UvA is listed under Open UvA Electives.

For questions you can email to: Keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl

Course Listing Term 1 - 2018-2019

Course Listing Term 2 - 2018-2019

  • Other interested parties (contractstudents)

    You can register as a contract student if you are interested in following one of our IIS electives.
    By contract students we mean all those who are not registered at an educational institution.
    Through this link you can register for the course that you would like to follow.

    After completing the form and uploading a copy of your passport (you can use the CopyID app for this) you will receive an email with a confirmation.
    You will be registered as a contract student at the UvA and you will receive a proof of enrollment from the Central Student Administration with a student number. You do not need to take any further action on this email.

    You will also receive an invoice based on your registration. The costs of the lecture can be found under the heading 'costs'.
    If the invoice has been paid and your registration at the UvA is complete, you will have access to the Canvas learning environment. Here you will find all the course material that you will be following. Also homework assignments, literature, messages from the teacher etc. will be available here.

    If you take part in the assessment, you will receive a certified list of marks at the end of the lecture series. If you do not participate in the assessment, you can request a certificate for participation. Note that these are only provided by us on request.

    More information about the course can be found in 'course listing' term 1 or 2.
    If you have any questions, you can send an email to: keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl 

  • High School students

    As a high school student, it is also possible to follow one of our IIS electives.

    Below you can find the courses of the 2nd semester 2018-2019:

     

    Big History (in English)

    Want to know how everything has become the way it is now? The Big History course offers an integrated overview of history, from the beginning of the universe up until life on Earth today. In various lectures experts varying from astrophysicists to social scientists, will jointly explain about the exciting history of the universe, our solar system, earth, life, and humanity, ending with a projection of what the future may bring.

  • Costs

    UvA staff members and other interested parties are invited to participate as 'contract students' alongside UvA students and students from other education institutions (guest students). Payment for contract students is made per credit.

    Type of student

    Rates

     

    UvA students

    no costs, registration required

     

    Students from other institutions

    no costs, registration as a secondary subject student*

     
         

    Type of contract student (not enrolled as a student)

    Examination included

    Examination excluded

    For employees on UvA payroll

    Free up to 30 EC per academic year

    Free up to 30 EC per academic year

    For employees on HvA payroll 100 euro per EC 50 Euro per EC

    AUV-cardholders and non-UvA PhD's

    100 euro per EC

    50 euro per EC

    Others

    150 euro per EC

    70 euro per EC

         

    Contractstudents participating in the IIS minor programmes

    Examination included

    Examination excluded

    For employees on UvA payroll

    Free up to 30 EC

    Free up to 30 EC

    For employees on HvA payroll 70 euro per EC 50 euro per EC

    AUV-cardholders and non-UvA PhD's 

    70 euro per EC

    50 euro per EC

    Others

    100 euro per EC

    70 euro per EC

         

    * No costs for students from other universities, provided that the full time tuition fee is paid. Registration as secondary subject student is required.

    Note that it differs for each course which type of students can participate. Read the course specific information carefully to see which rates are applicable.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancelling a course is only possible before the start of a course. After we receive a written cancellation request, your entree fee will be returned to you as soon as possible, minus €75,00 administration. 
    If you could not be placed for a course for which you have registered, you will receive the complete entree fee.

  • Board of Examiners

    Board of Examiners:

    IIS Electives falls under the examination committee and the OER of the Bachelor Bèta program.

    The OER contains the general rules on examinations, resits, access and debriefing rights that the IIS Electives strives for. The OER can be found via http://student.uva.nl/bg/az/item/onderwijs-en-examenregeling-oer.html. Students and contractstudents who are enrolled for a course at the IIS Electives are entitled to appeal to the Examination Appeals Board (COBEX).

  • Evaluation committee IIS Electives

    Evaluation committee IIS Electives:

    An evaluation committee has been set up to ensure the quality of elective courses. The committee, which consists of students and lecturers, meets at least four times a year to formulate solicited and unsolicited advice on all educational matters of IIS elective courses.

    To do this, she uses the education evaluations and actively seeks contact with students who follow IIS electives.The evaluation committee is very curious about remarks, comments, recommendations and other suggestions about the content, output and offer of IIS elective education. Students can contact via evaluatiekeuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl.