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Other interested parties (contract- bijvak students)


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: 

Secondary subject student/ Bijvakstudents

When you are a student from an university or higher education institution in the Netherlands other than the UvA and want to register for an IIS minor or elective you need to register as a secondary subject student (‘bijvakstudent’) at the UvA.

Step 1: Studielink

The registration procedure for secondary subject students proceeds through Studielink, During the application process in Studielink you will need to choose the bachelor programme of which the IIS elective is a part. You will choose: Beta-Gamma Bachelor (Bijvak). When you want to apply for more than one IIS elective, you will only have to register yourself as a UvA secondary subject student once.

Step 2: Tuition Fees

UvA tuition fees are waived through a so called ‘Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld (BCC)’ (proof of payment of tuition fees). You will have to request this document at the university or higher education institution where you have paid your tuition fees. After receiving this document please send the original to or deliver the document at the Student Service Desk

Step 3: Admissability

To register as a ‘bijvakstudent’ you need to adhere to the central admission requirements of the UvA. (You need to have succesfully finished high school education that meets the Dutch ‘VWO’-level or you need to have succesfully finished higher education that meets the the Dutch ‘HBO-propedeuse’-level.) The Central Student Administration of the UvA will check this automatically and will contact you when necessary.

The above stated application process is mandatory. Your application will not be succesfull without going through the three steps.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Student Service Desk.