Tailor your study programme by taking a minor that suits your interests. You can either explore another subject with an interdisciplinary minor or you can choose to specialise and study a topic in greater depth.
A variety of minors are available at each UvA faculty. A minor is a cohesive set of courses worth 15 to 60 ECTS credits (most minors are 24 or 30 ECTS) that you can take in addition to your major.
You can get an idea of the range of minors on offer by looking at the list of minors for the current 2018-2019 academic year. You can find more deatled information in the online Course Catalogue. From June the 2019-2020 Course Catalogue wil be available online, containing detailed information about all the minors for the coming year.
Come to the UvA Minors Fair on 11 April to find out about the minors you can do in 2019-2020. You can chat with lecturers, students, study advisers and careers advisers, and ask all your questions about course content and entry requirements. Find out more and register on the Minors Fair page.
Choose a minor from the list of Minors to find a link to the Course Catalogue, which contains more information about the entry requirements and the application process for each minor.
If you are not currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s programme at the UvA, you will need to register as a guest student. You can find instructions on how to register as a guest student for elective courses (as part of a minor).
Non-UvA students are not required to pay tuition fees for a minor, provided they pay the statutory tuition fee at their own institution. The UvA requires confirmation of this in the form of an original Proof of Payment (Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld) from your institution. This receipt must clearly state that it has been issued for the purpose of registration at the UvA.
If you have not paid the statutory tuition fee at your institution, different rules apply. Please see the Enrolment Provisions for the University of Amsterdam or contact the Central Student Service Desk.
Once you have chosen a minor from the list of Minors, you can click on the link to the Course Catalogue to find more information on how to register. You can find this information under ‘Practical matters and information’. Be sure to check when the period for course registration opens.