Composing and/or altering your academic programme

Composing your academic programme

After registration, you need to compose and request your personal study programme for the (entire) upcoming academic year via your student file. Please do this as soon as possible to avoid queues.

  • Check the curriculum of your academic programme first via uhasselt.be/studyguide.
    Courses are usually offered once every year: in P1 (=semester 1) or P2 (=semester 2).

Please note the following:

  • The average study load (incl. lessons, projects, studying, exams, etc.) is about 27 hours per ECTS credit, spread out over the semester.
  • You are not required to take up 60 ECTS credits (=standard programme) in one academic year. There's no minimum amount of ECTS credits you need to take up although you must fulfill the study progress measures at the end of each academic year.
  • You can take up a maximum of 72 ECTS credits in one academic year. However, this is not advised.
  • You will automatically have access to the requested courses in the learning platform Blackboard once you submitted your study programme request form via your student file. Note that not all courses might be available yet.
  • Taking up 54 ECTS credits is a minimum to be recognised as a student if you are in Belgium on a student visa. The only exception made is during your graduation year.

  • In the Master of Statistics and Data Science programme, an example of a part-time programme of around 30 ECTS credits to start your first year of the master is available via this link (study load of 750 to 900 hours).
  • In the Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning a student follows a programme of 36 to 48 ECTS credits per academic year.

  • Watch the video below and follow the instructions to compose and request your academic programme properly. If you still would have questions after that, you can contact your Academic Advisor.

Altering your academic programme

You can still change your academic programme during the academic year. It is best to first contact your Academic Advisor before you make any changes.

Register extra course

Deadline: before the start of the course

Conditions: for prerequisites check the study guide

Consequences:

How? Via the form 'modification form academic programme' in your student file

Deregistering courses

Deadline: deadline deregistering in the academic calendar

Consequences:

  • Participation in the exam (first and second chance) is no longer possible
  • Learning account refund
  • Reimbursement of the variable part of the tuition fees
  • First enrollment of the course will be annulled, so you can take this course again in the future without any consequences for the study progress measures.
  • Meeting prerequisites of courses. Check the prerequisites/sequentiality by clicking on each required course in the study guide.
  • Consequences for your student visa/residence permit 
    Keep in mind that 54 credits is a minimum to be recognised as a student if you are in Belgium on a student visa. The only exception made is during your graduation year. Then you are allowed less than 54 credits.

How? Via the form 'modification form academic programme' in your student file