Student Culture Centre Usva offers courses in eight disciplines and all courses are taught by professional instructors. Students from RUG and Hanze, as well as alumni and employees receive a large discount on courses!

Most courses are accessible to international students, and only a handful require proficiency in Dutch. Some courses, such as Acting Class, Drawing and Painting-beginner, Improv Comedy, Public Speaking and Creative writing, have English as the language of instruction.

The course year is divided into three periods of 10 weeks each. Exception to this are some dance and music courses. For these courses the year is divided in two periods of 14/15 weeks each. The dance courses from the middle level on last 30 weeks.


Trimester 1: September 20 up and until November, 26, 2021

Trimester 2: January 110 up and until March 18, 2022

Trimester 3: April 4 up and until June 17, 2022 (different end dates due to some public holidays in this period)

Course enrollment

You will find all course information by clicking on the name of the course. You can sign up for a course after logging in. It is possible to enroll for several trimesters at a time.

  • Price 1:   UG and Hanze students (eg H123456) and Phd scholars log in with their S-number  and password. This enables the discount to be automatically calculated. Adjust your profile if you want to use a different email address than the address.
  • Price 2:   University staff and PhD students log in with their P-number and password. NOTE: Don't forget to complete your profile. We need your contact information. The discount is automatically calculated here as well. During the first 2 years after graduation UG alumni are entitled to a discount (middle rate). After online registration and payment (Price 3) you can send an email to with the following details: name, address, , course name, bank account and proof of your graduation. We will pay back the difference to you.
  • Price 3:   All others. You must register as a user via the link at the top of the page. Subsequently, you can log in and register for courses. If you want to enroll for a course you pay the highest rate.

Attention: Your participation in the course is finalized only after payment.

You can pay for all courses online through iDeal (only possible with a Dutch bank account) or with your credit card. For the time being we only accept online payment.

Course Full?

Please sign up for the waiting list. Follow the procedure up and until the payment option.  

Terms and Conditions

2021-2022 Course prices

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