According to the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) the examination board has the competence to deviate from the rules stated in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of this university in specific cases. For that students can submit a motivated request which then will be decided on by the examination board. The board is only competent to handle requests of students who are enrolled in a programme of the University of Twente.
When you want to submit a request, please read the following information carefully. Only requests that are complete and submitted by application form will be handled.
There are four examination boards, each representing specific educational programmes. So first of all, make sure you address the right board. The examination boards meet once a month. A request to an examination board must be in at the registry at a specific date before the meeting of the examination board. You will find the meeting dates of the boards and the deadlines for sending in your request in the meeting schedule. It sometimes is possible that you hand in a request before the deadline but the request can not be handled in the meeting. Than the request will be handled by the board as soon as possible. You will receive the decision of the board on your request as soon as possible after handling.
Requests can only be submitted through our web application form.
- First you fill out your personal information and the subject of your request.
- Then you upload your motivation. In this motivation you refer to the rule from the EER that applies to the subject of your request. Here is a sample letter of a good motivation.
- Your request must be completed with several attachments. All requests must at least come with a detailed study progress overview showing the results of all individual module or course components (Osiris). A statement from your study advisor in case of personal circumstances is mandatory for the examination board of Management Sciences. Other attachments may be e.g. a medical statement, a certificate or an exemption form.
The subjects on which the examination boards can decide are mentioned in the EER of the UT and in the Rules and Regulations (R&R) of the examination boards of BMS (click on the links for the full texts). Below and/or in the menu are all subjects. Click on the subject of your request and read the information before you fill in the application form.