Osiris Study Progress

key users

The University of Twente uses the student information system OSIRIS for the registration of curricula, course information, and study progress. Students can register in OSIRIS Student for courses, modules, and minors, and view their study progress. 

A team of key users takes care of the optimal functioning of OSIRIS. They collect and analyse requests from end users within the organisation and are the first point of contact towards the department of Information Management.  

For OSIRIS-related questions regarding admission, registration, and scholarships, please contact keyusers-sas@utwente.nl. For OSIRIS-related questions regarding study progress, please contact the key user for your faculty:



  • Which roles can employees have in Osiris?

    Depending on the role you have in Osiris, you have access to certain parts and screens. Authorisation request form: https://www.utwente.nl/en/educational-systems/authorisation/authorisation-osiris/. The most common faculty roles are:

    Lecturer - Individuals registered in Osiris as a lecturer for a course or module can download participant lists and enter grades via Osiris Lecturer. If a lecturer has been appointed as an examiner by the examination board, these results can also be signed and made final via Osiris Lecturer.

    Admissions Officer - Persons with the role of Admissions Officer are involved in the registration and admission of prospective students for their own programme. They have access to Osiris Backoffice to review candidates' completed application forms and related documents.

    Exchange Coordinator - Individuals with the role of faculty Exchange Coordinator are involved in exchange programmes with other universities. They can consult basic data of exchange students and their study progress in Osiris Supervisor.

    Student Advisor - Persons with the role of Study Advisor have access to Osiris Supervisor. They can view students' study progress and personal data, and use student groups and notes.

    Coordinator - Programme directors and programme coordinators have the role of Coordinator in Osiris. With this profile, basic data on students, courses and examination programmes can be accessed both in Osiris Backoffice and in Osiris Supervisor.

    Education support - Persons involved in the organisation of teaching, such as faculty module support staff, have the Education Support role in Osiris. They can consult basic data on students, courses and examination programmes, both in Osiris Backoffice and in Osiris Supervisor. In addition, they can view study results of groups of students.

  • How do I get access to Osiris?

    Authorisation form: https://www.utwente.nl/en/educational-systems/authorisation/authorisation-osiris/

  • Which reports can I view in Osiris?

    Depending on the role you have in Osiris, you can access certain reports. Link https://www.utwente.nl/en/educational-systems/about-the-applications/osiris/manuals-for-staff/reports-in-osiris/.

  • I want to make a data selection.

    For selections on application and admission, please contact keyusers-sas@utwente.nl.

    For selections on study progress, results, enrolments per course, student lists, or help with selections, please contact your faculty's key user from the above list.

  • I'm looking for a trend report / long-term information / management information from Osiris.

    View available reports from Educational Data Service https://www.utwente.nl/en/educational-systems/about-the-applications/eds/, or contact EDS.

    The department of Marketing & Education has an Education Dashboard with up-to-date information: https://www.utwente.nl/en/intranet/mc/data-intelligence/education-intelligence

  • Which details of my course do you need for processing in Osiris?

    Key users and schedulers request the required data of courses and modules annually. Request the standard form from your faculty's key user; see the above list.

  • What is the deadline for delivering the course information?

    The key users and schedulers annually request the required details for courses and modules. Requesting course information is done per semester or quartile.

    Well before the registration period for modules and courses opens, the information in Osiris must be complete. The deadlines used here as a guideline are:

    • 1st and 2nd quartile / block 1A and 1B and YEAR courses: mid-May
    • 3rd quartile / block 2A: end of November
    • 4th quartile / block 2B: end of February

    For more information on timetables, see https://www.utwente.nl/en/ces/planning-schedules/.

  • What is the deadline for delivering the curriculum information?

    The curriculum for each programme is described in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), which are updated annually. After adoption in the EER, key users request the (adjusted) curricula per programme. These need to be processed in Osiris well before August 1, as from that moment, students should be able to register for courses in the upcoming academic year.

  • Where is the Canvas page for my course / module?

    Most master courses and bachelor modules have a Canvas page that is automatically created from Osiris. This is usually done in the evening after 22:00 hrs on the day the course description is made final in Osiris. Canvas pages of courses in the 1st and 2nd quartile appear from June at the earliest. Canvas pages of courses in the 3rd and 4th quartile will be visible from the end of October at the earliest. If you cannot find the Canvas page, please contact the key user of your faculty: see the above list.

  • How are study programmes set up in Osiris?

    Bachelor's programmes have a study duration of 3 years, totalling 180 EC. Bachelor's programmes are organised according to the Twente Education Model, with 4 modules of 15 EC per study year. In Osiris, the study programmes are created per academic year and per new group of incoming students (cohort). The study programme may contain elective components and/or elective modules. Usually, the 3rd year of the programme includes a profiling space, in which the results of the minors are placed.

    Master's programmes usually have a study duration of 1 or 2 years, totalling 60 or 120 EC. Many master's programmes divide part of the curriculum into specialisations that students can choose from. In Osiris, the study programmes and corresponding specialisations are created per academic year and per new group of entering students (cohort). The study programme may contain elective sections.

  • I want to enter grades but don't see the course in Osiris Lecturer

    If you do not see the course in which you are a lecturer appear in Osiris Lecturer, this could be due to several reasons: 

    • the course belongs to a different faculty than you are used to. If the coordinating programme of the course in question belongs to a different faculty than other courses you are involved in, the default faculty (top right of the screen in Osiris Lecturer) may be wrong. You can adjust this yourself.
    • you were recently added as a lecturer in Osiris for the first time. After having been registered with the role of lecturer in Osiris, it may take up to 3 weeks until you have access to Osiris Lecturer.
    • you are not known as a teacher of the relevant course in Osiris. The key users yearly ask for an update on the required course information. If you were involved in the course at a later stage, this may not have been passed on.
  • I want to enter grades but don't see the right test (re-sit) in Osiris Lecturer

    By default, Osiris Lecturer shows test opportunities 1 and 2, i.e. the tests/exams of the first opportunity and the re-sit. Remove the pre-filled values 1;2; (and press 'Search' once again) to see all test opportunities. If a student was granted an extra opportunity by the examination board, and/or a third result must be entered, this extra opportunity may not yet be present. Please contact the exam office employee for your faculty:  https://www.utwente.nl/en/ces/sal/exams/contact/

  • What does the diploma supplement look like?

    The diploma supplement is issued together with every UT diploma. The supplement follows the model developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and UNESCO. UT has a standard supplement for bachelor's degrees and a standard supplement for master's degrees. If you have questions about the supplement, please contact your faculty's key user: see the list above.

  • How are grades registered / rounded in Osiris?

    Numerical results for tests and partial tests in Osiris are rounded to 1 decimal place. The final grade for a course (or study unit with a separate course code within a bachelor's module) is always rounded to a half or whole digit. Exception: results between 5.1 and 5.4 will be rounded down to 5.0. Results between 5.5 and 5.9 are rounded up to 6.0. Some tests and/or courses have an alphanumeric Pass/Fail result.

  • How is the average calculated in Osiris?

    The average on the study progress report in Osiris is calculated as the weighted average of all valid numerical course results. All completed final grades for courses or module components for which ECs have been obtained count towards the average, in proportion to the number of ECs obtained. Example: a final grade of 8.5 for 10 EC and a final grade of 6.0 for 5 EC together result in a weighted average of 7.7.

  • Overview registration periods - When and how can I register for courses?

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