Courses

Information

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.

Trimester 1: September 26 up to December 2, 2016

Trimester 2: January 9 up to March 17, 2017

Timester 3: March 27 up to June 16, 2017

Because there will be several holidays during the third trimester, it is possible that the term might last two weeks longer.

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.

  • University students pay the lowest rate and must 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 @student.rug.nl address.
  • University staff, PhD students and Hanze students pay the middle rate. University staff, PhD students and alumni must log in with their P-or S-number and password; Hanze students must log in with their 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.
  • All other wanting to enroll for a  course pay the highest rate and must first register as a user via the link at the top of the page. Subsequently, they can log in and register for courses.

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

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.

The course fee for 30 week courses can be paid in 3 installments. The procedure is as follows: 

1) register for your course online,

2) select the option "cash / debit card",

3) pay for your first trimester in person at the Usva counter.

The remaining installments are then paid at the beginning of each following trimester (course enrolment is then opened again).

Please note!

1) Paying in installments costs an additional €10,- in administration fees. This will be added to your first payment.

2) Course enrollment is only completed after payment, so to ensure your place you are advised to pay for the first trimester before Usva closes for the summer. 

The Usva counter is open week days from 9 am – 4.30 pm.

Course full?
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 2016-2017

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