Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about GRAPPA and more generally about the UvA/VU Physics & Astronomy MSc. Please have a look at these questions & answers before contacting me.
- What is the Personal Education Plan (PEP)?
It is the formal list of courses that will appear on your diploma. Every student has to submit the Personal Education Plan (PEP) at least 4 months before graduation, i.e. if you plan to graduate end of August, you need to submit it before May 1st. Approval of the PEP ensures that when all components are completed, a student can apply for the Master’s degree.
- How do I register for courses?
You can find a description of the courses in the UvA Course Catalogue. For new students, course registration is done via special enrolment around September 1 for new students. After this students should enrol via the regular route, in the two-week time periods in December and June. Registration for VU elective courses (many of the Academic Skills courses!) is conducted via VUnet. You can sign up for the whole semester or per educational period.
- Where do I need to upload my MSc Research Thesis?