Where can I find the courses for Science Utrecht University?
Please look at this website for more information.
Click on the English flag for the English site.
Bachelor = year 1 =1, 2 and 3, M = Master.
Language of instruction should be in English.
How can I select the courses?
The following codes are helpful for your search:
WIS% = Mathematics
INFO% = Computer Science
NS-% = Physics
SK-% = Chemistry
B-% = Biology
FA-% = Pharmacy
Take your own knowledge/level of expertise as a starting point. Check the contents of the course. And then check the timeslot – no overlap is possible. And please check also any remarks, as courses may have special vital information as to a different location (extra time and cost) or prerequisite knowledge.
For master Mathematics courses you can also check the following website: https://elo.mastermath.nl/
This is is nationwide programme, so courses may be taught at different universities! So there may be extra travelling involved.
Can I get reimbursement of extra travelling costs if the course is being taught outside UU?
Maybe. It is the students responsibility to check this with the instructor beforehand.
Please note the following courses outside Utrecht University are not possible:
- Stochastic and Financial Mathematics (SFM) programme, if not being part of the mastermath programme or at UU
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics (IAM) programme
- Experimental Physics when taught outside the UU
- Theoretical Physics when taught outside the UU
Can I take courses outside the Faculty of Science?
Yes and no. If you are an exchange student from a Science UU contractpartner, you are requested to do 50% of the courses within the Faculty of Science. The remaining 50% may be done at a different Faculty of Utrecht University. But check the prerequisite knowledge of the course as there may be additional demands on the level, language etc.
There are not enough bachelor’s courses taught in the English language. Can I take master courses (as they are all taught in the English language) instead?
Yes you can. However, please consider that the level of course is much higher. So we will evaluate your application to see whether the level of the mastercourse is equivalent to your knowledge/level of expertise. Moreover, you need to do courses of at least 5 ects, as otherwise the scheduling may be causing problems.
How can I find out when the course takes place? Blocks + timeslots.
At bachelor level we give courses in blocks of 10 weeks. Two periods of 10 weeks is one semester. Two semesters are a full year. Roughly the following is applicable:
Block 1 = September + October + part November.
Block 2 = part November, December + January
Block 3 = February, March + part April
Block 4 = part April, May + June
Once you have selected a course, a specific timeslot is mentioned. The following is applicable:
A = Monday morning + Wednesday morning
B = Tuesday morning + Thursday afternoon
C = Monday afternoon + Tuesday afternoon + Thursday morning
D = Wednesday afternoon + Friday
No overlap is possible.
See also this website.
How can I find out when the course takes place? Schedule.
When you have selected a specific course on the UU Osiris website, you can simply select the tab ‘schedule’ and you will find the schedule of the course. From June onwards you can find the schedules of the first semester; from October/November the second semester is available (or look at the previous year).
How many courses should I take per semester?
You would need to follow 4 courses of 7.5 ECTS each to meet the requirement per semester. This is considered a full time study. Some exchange students take less courses, depending on the regulations set by their home university.
Will the courses differ from one year to the next?
There may be slight changes, or a course can be cancelled. Normally in June the first semester is published and you can see whether the course you picked will still be given in the next academic year.
For more info on FAQ incoming students, please see this website.