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 will be decided on by the examination board. The examination 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 from section 6 of the R&G carefully.
- Students seeking an exception to the EER have to send in a written request (sample letter), using the application form on the website of the Examination Boards. Preferably a request is written in English.
- Requests are only handled if submitted in time and accompanied by all required and relevant documentation. Requests have to be motivated, including the reference to the rule from the EER that applies to the subject of the student’s request. Information on conditions, as well as sample letters are published on the website of the examination boards.
- A complete and detailed study progress overview (SVO/SPO) from Osiris has to be added by the student in all cases.
- Students are strongly advised to consult their study advisor before submitting a request.
- If a request is submitted because of personal or medical circumstances, the study advisor must document these circumstances. The study advisor has to acknowledge these circumstances to the board (in writing).
Requests can only be submitted through our web application form.There are four examination boards, each representing specific educational programmes. Make sure you address the right board.
- Fill out your personal information and the subject of your request.
- Upload your motivation letter. 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 complete and detailed study progress overview (SVO/SP)) showing the results of all individual module or course components (download pdf-file from Osiris - no screen shots).
- If a request is submitted because of personal or medical circumstances, these circumstances must be documented by the study advisor. The study advisor has to acknowledge these circumstances and has to confirm them to the examination board (in writing).
If the request is complete, it will be handled by the examination board. The examination board will pass on its decision in writing (via UT student mail) on time, but in principle no later than eight weeks after receipt of the (complete) request (according Awb).
If the decision cannot be taken within eight weeks the examination board will inform the student and will specify a reasonable period within which the decision can be met. In case of an incomplete or inadequate request, which makes it impossible to decide on, a recovery period can be set.
Please note: pending the decision of the examination board, you must in principle take part in the (next) regular scheduled test/exam. In specific cases the examination board can determine whether or not the result of the test/exam is valid. This is for the account and risk of the student.
The subjects on which the examination boards can decide are mentioned in the EER of the UT and in the Rules and Guidelines (R&G) of the examination boards of BMS (click on the links for the full texts). Below and/or in the menu are the subjects. Please read the information before you fill in the application form.