New at PThU

Will you be starting your studies at the PThU this year? Would you like to know more about where to go to find the learning environment and on which door you should knock if you have questions? This page provides you with the most important information at a glance. We're constantly updating the information on this page, so check back regularly.

Digital access

  • Login with your VUnetID

    As a student at the PThU you use various digital environments to study. You will receive a VUnetID for this in the course of August. 

    With your VUnetID you get access to our education systems, printing facilities and your PThU email account. Your VUnetID and associated password will be sent by the VU to your private email address. Once you have received this information, you will have access to your account. You can also log in to Studentnet, where you will also find references to the various education systems.

    Note: If you encounter problems with your VUnetID, please contact the IT service desk of the VU (+31 020 - 59 80000 or The VU facilitates many of our IT services. The systems such as BlackBoard and Osiris and the Studentnet are managed by the PThU.

  • All communications through your student email address

    You will receive all official information from the university in your PThU webmail. For example, every week you will receive the Weekstart, a newsletter containing important information, interesting meetings and other news items. If you are fully registered, you will only receive e-mail at your PThU email address. We expect you to consult this e-mail address regularly to stay updated with PThU affairs. You can also set up your PThU e-mail so that messages are automatically forwarded to another e-mail address.

Preparing your academic year

  • Education, timetables and finding course information

    The academic year starts on 1 September. From 1 August you can find the annual and lecture schedule on our website

    If you want to know which literature you need for the courses you are going to take, please look in the course catalogue. In the menu, choose the academic year for which you want to see course information, this defaults to the current academic year.

  • Overview via Osiris Student

    You can register for courses and exams and view your study results via Osiris Student. You will also find notes of the conversations with the study advisor here. Students at the start of master's study year 1 are registered for the courses by the Student Affairs Office. After the first period, as a master's student you can register for your future courses via Osiris Student. You will be notified by email when the course registration opens.

  • Learning environment Blackboard

    Blackboard is the electronic learning environment of the PThU. You will find all study guides and other information that teachers use for their courses on Blackboard. This information is available after registration in Osiris, from two weeks before the first lecture. You can log in via or via the link on Studentnet.

  • Important dates

    30 August: Opening Academic Year for all students, teachers and employees of the PThU

More information about studying at PThU

Studentnet will provide you with information about your study programme, education and examination regulations, the study guide and the student statute. Here you will also find news items and invitations to interesting meetings.

I still have questions

Have you read everything, studied your timetable and Studentnet and still not found an anwer? Time to ask someone for help! Who can you turn to?


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