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Your schedule during exchange is dependent on the choice of courses. It is certainly individualized because you are the only one who knows which courses you are going to follow eventually. Please make sure you check the schedules at our faculty and at other faculties too to be aware of any overlaps.
Every faculty at EUR uses a slightly different academic calendar and as you are following separate courses, you need to watch out for overlaps – because they may be parts of different bachelor curricula. Within one discipline this should not be a problem but if you are choosing courses from different departments and even faculties, care needs to be taken while planning your study programme.
To help you with the preparations of your course registration during your application, here is what we advise you to do:
- Check the timetables of each individual course you have chosen – both inside and outside Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences – and create an individual planning. The course guide containing timetables at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences can be found here. Just type in the course name in the search field and change the language to English, if needed. The ones of other faculties are to be found on the websites of the respective faculties;
- Generally, choose one course per block. In case you need extra credits consider choosing a "lighter" (first year) course in parallel;
- Please do not forget the planning of exams – not just the lectures!
- Please mind that 1 week before the beginning of the course you will be assigned to a certain tutorial group/ work group and it will become visible in your timetable in Exchange web. When checking for timetable overlaps please indicate the specific groups and their time slots that you can be placed in avoiding the conflict. Make sure you pick all possible options or indicate the no-go's.
- Check the planning of introduction/orientation activities;
- As a result you have your individualized planning!
Please note that this advice stands for the phase when you are choosing courses and for the phase when your selection is approved. The first one enables you to check for overlaps and take into consideration your time/ semester constraints; the second one gives you an overview of the actual timetable you are going to build your exchange around. Knowing the planning of your courses, you can also plan the rest of your stay, including accommodation and travel arrangements.