Courses at other Dutch Universities

Besides following courses organised by the OZSW (you can find a list of them here), it is possible for Research Master (ReMA) students at a Dutch university to follow courses and seminars at ReMA programmes at other Dutch universities.

Below you will find some useful links that will guide you to the different course overviews of Dutch universities. Please note that in order to follow these courses, you will have to contact the universities themselves, and not the OZSW.

Course Overview

Procedure for getting a secondary enrollment

It is possible for Research Master (ReMA) students at a Dutch university to follow courses and seminars at ReMA programmes at other Dutch universities. The overall administrative procedure is roughly as follows:

  1. Make sure that you are properly enrolled at your own university, and have paid your annual tuition fee;
  2. Request a “Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld” (proof of payment tuition fee) from your university;
  3. Also enroll at the university where you wish to follow a course / seminar. In Dutch this is called a “neveninschrijving” (secondary enrollment);
  4. Present the “Bewijs Betaald College” to the administration of this second university – your tuition fee will then in most cases be waived (“vrijstelling betaling collegegeld”). Please note that for some students (e.g. those from Non-EU countries), in some cases, the fee will not be waived.
  5. Once your secondary enrollment has been completed, you should enroll for the course / seminar of your choice, following regular procedures for course enrollment.

As it takes quite some time to fully complete these steps, students are advised to start well ahead of the beginning of the new academic year, or of the course / seminar in question.

Please also note that there may be variations on this procedure for each university – the OZSW does not take any responsibility for problems that students may face as a consequence of incomplete or incorrect information on this page. It is the student’s own responsibility to check the website of the university in question for more details and the most up-to-date information.

Getting approval from your Examinations Committee

It is possible for Research Master (ReMA) students at a Dutch university to follow courses and seminars at ReMA programmes at other Dutch universities without extra costs. However, students should check with the Examinations Committee of their programme for final confirmation that these courses can be counted towards graduation.

More information on how to contact your local Examination Committee and/or the procedure that applies can be found below.

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