Examination boards BMS

Tasks, composition and meetings of the examination boards

Tasks and competences

According to the the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) each educational programme or group of programmes has an examination board. The examination board is the forum that determines whether a student has fulfilled the conditions with regard to knowledge, insight and skills as stated in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of this university in order to receive a degree in one of the BMS programmes. The examination board has several other tasks and competences according to the WHW and the EER. One of these competences is to make exceptions to the rules for students, such as exemptions, free educational programmes and extra exam or test opportunities. For that students can submit a request to the examination board on this website. The examination board also judges cases of fraud (plagiarism) and determines the sanctions. Furthermore the examination board is commissioned to set out policy for safeguarding quality of testing and examination. Therefore they appoint examiners for administering and grading tests and exams, they monitor the relationship between final attainment targets, learning goals and tests, and safeguard the quality of the assessment of theses.

Four examination boards

The Faculty of BMS has four examination boards that each represents a group of specific educational programmes. In the boards there are members for each individual programme. The WHW states that at least one member must be appointed that is not associated with one of the programmes represented in the board. The compositions of the four boards are below.

The examination boards of BMS are supported by the registry.

Monthly cycle

week 4 of every month:

deadline for students for sending in requests

week 1 of every month:

registry sends all requests and documents to the boards

week 2 of every month:

decisions on requests in examination boards meetings

week 3+4 of every month:

decisions are sent to students

For all dates and deadlines, see the meeting schedule 

Examination board for Behavioural Sciences (BS)  



BSc Communication Science (B-COM)

dr. Joris van Hoof

Msc Communication Studies (M-COM)

dr. Alexander van Deursen

MSc Educational Science and Technology (EST)

dr. Judith ter Vrugte

BSc Education Science (OWK, only until 2019)

dr. Judith ter Vrugte

BSc Psychology (PSY)

dr. Marcel Pieterse (Chair)

MSc Psychology (MPS)

dr. Matthijs Noordzij

External member

Jan Adema

Meeting schedule 

Examination board for Governance Sciences (GS)



BSc European Public Administration (EPA)

dr. Ringo Ossewaarde (Chair)

MSc Public Administration (PA)

dr. Herman Oosterwijk

MSc European Studies (ES)

dr. Martin Rosema

BSc Public Governance Across Borders (PGAB)

dr. Ringo Ossewaarde

Master Risk Management (MRM)

dr. Victoria Daskalova 

Master Public Management (MPM)

dr. Victoria Daskalova 

Master of Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM)

dr. Victoria Daskalova 

External member

Jan Adema

Meeting schedule 

examination board for Interdisciplinairy Sciences (IS)



MSc Leraar VHO Maatschappijleer- en Maatschappijwetenschappen (LVHOM)

dr. Margarita Jeliazkova

MSc Science Education and Communication (SEC)

dr.ir. Henk Pol

MSc Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS)

dr. Saskia Nagel (Chair)

dr. Peter Stegmaier

External member

drs. Hilde ter Horst

Meeting schedule 

Examination board for Management Sciences (MS)



BSc International Business Administration (IBA)

dr. Raymond Loohuis MBA 

MSc Business Administration (BA)

prof.dr. Tanya Bondarouk (Chair)

BSc Technische Bedrijfskunde (TBK)

dr. Hans Heerkens

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)

dr. Martijn Mes

External member

drs. Hilde ter Horst

Meeting schedule 

Chamber of chairs

The chairs of the examination boards are joint in the chamber of chairs to discuss items from the several boards and to set quality safeguarding policy. The chamber of chairs meets monthly.  


dr. Marcel Pieterse (BS)

dr. Ringo Ossewaarde (GS)

dr. Saskia Nagel (IS)

prof.dr. Tanya Bondarouk (MS) (Chair)

Drs. Ineke Jenniskens (executive secretary) 

Meeting schedule