Binding Recommendation (BSA) and hearing

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Binding recommendation 2021-2022

On January 28 2022 we annnounced easing the standard of the binding recommendation for Bachelor Electrical Engineering.

For students that started in academic year 2021/2022 as well as for student who received an extended BSA last year (so started in 2020/2021), the required amount of credits for a positive advice is reduced from 45 EC to 40EC.

The additional requirements remain unchanged. These can be found in the Bachelor EER EE 2021-2022 Article B.A6.


The programme management will send its intended Binding Study Advise (BSA) to its first-year students per e-mail on 9 August 2022. If you feel you have wrongfully received a negative binding recommendation, you can request to be heard by the programme board. The hearing will take place in week 34 (22 and 23 August 2022).

To make use of this opportunity, you need to apply within 5 working days after receiving the BSA, by sending an email to the bachelor coordinator (Jorien Berendsen Please use “BSA Hearing request” as subject, mention your name and student number and attach a letter in which you substantiate why you are fit for the programme while not having obtained sufficient credits.

To discuss the content of your letter, prepare you for your hearing and learn more details about it, please schedule a meeting with the study adviser.

A personal invite with exact date and location will be sent to you a couple of days in advance. As soon as possible after the hearing, but before the end of the week, you will be informed by the programme board about her final decision.


For more general info on the BSA procedure and the consequences it may have for you please see