CHAP 4 REGULATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY

DUTCH GRANTS (STUDIEFINANCIERING, TEMPOBEURS EN PRESTATIEBEURS)

The regulations around studiefinanciering (Dutch grant system, no translation), acknowledged by the national Dutch grant fund the “Informatie Beheer Groep” (IB-Group), is often complex and liable to changes. Personalised information for the (specific) regulations that account for each situation can be requested at the Information desk of Student Counsellors or the IB-Group can be contacted. These regulations alter per situation and year that you first received studiefinanciering. So, do not automatically to rely on stories of fellow students or more senior students and sort out your specific case. Also HBO-students are recommended to thoroughly inform themselves.

TOP-CLASS SPORTS

The combination of following a study program on academic level and commitment to top-class sports can be difficult. Postponing one of the two is, however, generally not an option. Therefore, the UT has formulated special policies for top-class athletes. These policies and regulations are discussed at the website of DiSC (http://www.utwente.nl/disc).

STUDY WITH A HANDICAP

Following a study program can be hard to combine with a handicap. Therefore, the UT offers several facilities to enable the combination. At http://www.handicap-studie.nl, more information can be found (in Dutch).

INDIVIDUAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT ACTIVISM

The UT encourages extra-curricular activities to allow students to develop themselves in a broader sense, especially when these activities do not result in a study delay. To prevent or compensate possible study delay, students may be eligible for special adjustments in the study program providing the following conditions:

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The activity is in favour of the university and/or the personal development of the student. In general, committees and organisational work for a Campus society or study program meet this demand.

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A study plan is provided to the study adviser. This plan has to proof the study delay that will be caused by the concerning activity or function. Moreover, this plan has to show which program adjustments are possible in order to minimise the delay.

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The study plan has to be discussed with the study adviser two quarters prior to the expected study delay.

In any case, it is recommended to consult your study adviser well before any expected study delay. The following adjustments are optional:

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Alternative and/or supplementary assignments;

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Exemption of mandatory presence;

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Shifting of the date of exam/ extra possibilities for (oral) examination.

Whether or not you are eligible for special treatment on grounds of the conditions above will be considered by the board of the study program. When you disagree with the decision that is made, you can turn to the student counsellor for mediation.

Optional adjustments have to meet the following preconditions:

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The educational level of the courses have to be maintained

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The work load of the course stays intact

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No excessive efforts are demanded by the tutors.

SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

Besides all mentioned financial regulations, some other special regulations for students are discussed in the central UT-part of the Student’s Charter. This Charter is made (digitally) available at the red desk. For additional questions considering financial regulations can be turned to the red desk (Bastille).