Student Culture Centre Usva offers courses in eight disciplines and all courses are taught by professional instructors. Most courses are accessible to international students, and only a handful require proficiency in Dutch. Some courses, such as Acting Class, Drawing and Painting-beginner, Improv Comedy, Public Speaking and Creative writing, have English as the language of instruction.

The course year is divided into three periods of 10 weeks each. Exception to this are the dance courses. For these courses the year is divided in 14 weeks before January and 15 weeks after January. The dance courses from the middle level on last 30 weeks.


Period 1: 18 September up and until 22 December 2017

Period 2: 15 January up and until 18 May 2018 (the end date differs due to several holidays)


Trimester 1: 18 September up and until 24 November 2017

Trimester 2: 4 December 2017up and until 23 February 2018

Trimester 3: 12 March up and until 18 Mei 2018 (the end date differs due to several holidays)

Course enrollment
You will find all course information by clicking on the name of the course. You can sign up for a course after logging in. New: it is now possible to enroll for several trimesters at a time.

Tarief 1: University students and Phd scholars log in with their S-number and password. This enables the discount to be automatically calculated. Adjust your profile if you want to use a different email address than the address.

Tarief 2: University staff, PhD students, alumni and Hanze students log in with the P-or Hanze student number (eg H123456) and password. Don't forget to add an H. NOTE: Don't forget to complete your profile. We need your contact information. The discount is automatically calculated here as well. During the first 2 years after graduation alumni are entitled to a discount (middle rate). After online registration with cash payment option, they should come to the Usva frontdesk for payment and bring a copy of the degree certificate.

Tarief 3: All others.  You must register as a user via the link at the top of the page. Subsequently, you can log in and register for courses. If you want to enroll for a course you pay the highest rate.

Attention: Your participation in the course is finalized only after payment.

You can pay for all courses online through iDeal (only possible with a Dutch bank account). You can also pay by debit card (maestro or V Pay) or in cash at the front desk at Munnekeholm 10. If you wish to pay at the desk, please first sign up for the course of your choice on this website and choose cash payment. The Usva desk is open on working days  from 9 am - 4.30 pm.

If the course of your choice is fully booked you can sign up for the waiting list by simply choosing the contant/cash payment option. If enough potential participants sign up we might start a new group.

Terms and Conditions

Course prices 2017-2018

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