Request permission to take electives (in uSis)

If you would like to use courses given from another programme toward your 30ec of elective requirement you must always request permission in uSis to do so. This request must be completed at least three weeks before the course begins so that you will know if the request is approved before the start of the course. 

All elective courses must be applied for and registered in uSis. If the request is approved, the course will be added to your elective course requirements. Requests to take electives which have course content which overlaps with the content of courses given by the Institute of Psychology will not be approved. Please carefully review the course description before submitting a request.

Instructions on how to request permission to take elective courses offered  by another institution of Leiden University:

  1. In uSis go to 'view my advisement rprt’ under ‘My Academics’;
  2. Under the heading “Psychology: electives from other programmes”, click on one of the ‘dummy subject’ (e.g. “electives from other programme”);
  3. Select "submit request" and then choose "replacement" in the drop- down menu of “petition type” then click "continue";
  4. Complete the details of the course which you wish to replace;
  5. Click on submit.

A successfully completed elective course will be automatically included in your study requirements.

Instructions on how to request permission to take elective courses offered by other Dutch or foreign universities:

  1. In uSis go to 'view my advisement rprt’ under ‘My Academics’;
  2. Under the heading “Psychology: electives from other programmes”, click on one of the ‘dummy subject’ (e.g. “electives from other programme”);
  3. Select "submit request" and then choose " external education" in the drop- down menu of “petition type” then click "continue";
  4. Complete the details of the course which you wish to replace;
  5. Click on submit.

After completing the elective course you must request written proof of the course and exam grade which is signed and certified by the university where you have followed the course. This must be submitted to the Student Services Centre.

Note: For a correct entry on your degree, you must supply the English (and Dutch, if applicable) titles of the relevant electives!

See
uSis Online Help (Petition Requests)

Exemptions

Requesting an exemption for university-level coursework previously 

Last Modified: 12-02-2016