EER BSc art. 3.4
1) The examination board may grant an exemption to a student at his request for one or more full units of study. To this end, the student must demonstrate completion of a similar content component of a different higher education programme or university that is equivalent in content, scope and level, or that he has acquired expertise and skills through work or professional experience with regard to the relevant unit of study.
2) The examination board has the authority to make exceptions to the provision in paragraph 1 and to grant an exemption to a student for components of a unit of study.
3) A student may also be exempted from practical exercises if he can demonstrate that a required practical exercise will likely give rise to a moral dilemma. In such cases the examination board will decide whether the component can be completed in another manner to be determined by the examination board.
EER MSc art. 3.4
1) The examination board may, upon the request of the student, grant an exemption from one or more complete units of study at his request. To this end, the student will demonstrate that he has completed a component of a similar content, size and level of a different programme or university or higher professional education programme or has, as a result of work and/or professional experience, sufficient knowledge and skills regarding the unit of study concerned
2) Students may be exempted from the obligation to participate in practical exercises if they can demonstrate that they expect to be placed in a moral dilemma as a result of the need to meet one of the requirements for this component. In such cases, the examination board decides whether the component can be carried out in another manner to be determined by the examination board.
3) This article does not apply to transfer programmes as referred to in article 2.3.
Before addressing the examination board you must fill in this exemption form, complete it with formal evidence (diploma, literature, information on achieved competences/skills) and contact the examiner of the course to get his of her approval (a signature from the examiner is obligated). For each exemption a separate exemption form must be filled out. If you encounter problems filling in the exemption form, please contact your study advisor or the registry of the examination board.
In case an exemption for a 'part of a module' is requested, the module coordinator also needs to give approval by signing the exemption form and state the weight or EC’s of the exemption.
The examiner doesn't need to decide and sign the exemption form right away. The examiner could ask you to come back later for the signed exemption form. The examiner may inform the examination board personally on specific matters (weight or alternate exam) in case of an exemption (examinationboard BMS).
The signature of the examiner does not mean that the exemption is granted. That is to be decided on by the examination board. After filling in the exemption form please submit a request to the examination board. The following should be included in the request:
- Motivated request
- (Scan of) the completely filled out exemption form (incl. signatures)
- Complete study progress overview (pdf-file from Osiris)
A request has to be submitted latest 6 weeks* before the start of the unit of study in order to receive a decision before the start of the unit of study.
If a request for an exemption is received by the Examination Board within six weeks before the start of or during the study unit, the decision will be postponed until after completion of the study unit.
The student is strongly advised to participate in the unit of study and must in principle take part in the (next) regular scheduled exam/test pending the decision.
*The 6-week period is set because of the response time for the Examination Board to prevent unnecessary disturbance of units of study such as the falling apart of working groups during a unit of study (in several parts of the unit of study) due to the withdrawal of a student.
The examination board judges and decides, based on the information and motivation of the examiner, if the exemption can be granted.
If you would like an exemption from the obligation to take part in a specific practical exercise because of a moral dilemma, you can submit a request.
You must motivate and make acceptable why this practical exercise is a moral dilemma to you. The examination board will determine, after consultation of the examiner, in what other way you can fulfill the course goals.