Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) art. 7.3h and art. 7.12b par. 1c
EER BSc art. 3.5
The Examination Board of the programme decides on requests for permission to take an elective programme as referred to in Article 7.3h of the Higher Education and Research Act. The Examination Board assesses whether an elective programme is appropriate and consistent within the domain of the degree programme and whether the level is high enough in light of the final attainment targets of the programme.
EER MSc art. 3.5
The Examination Board of the programme decides whether a student may take part in an flexible degree programme as stipulated in Article 7.3h of the WHW. The Examination Board assesses whether the programme is appropriate and consistent within the domain of the programme and whether the level is high enough in the light of the final attainment targets of the programme.
When a student wishes to compose a free Bachelor or Master programme it needs to be discussed with the programme management (programme coordinator and/or study advisor) before sending in the request to the examination board. When the programme consists of courses from different degree programmes, according to the Act the examination board has to confirm to which degree programme the free programme belongs.
If the degree programme usually assigns supervisors for the thesis, in case of a free programme the student has to find a supervisor by himself.
The request has to meet the following requirements:
- The composed programme needs to have a well-argued cohesion, also related to the intended subject of the thesis. A table with all courses (including course-codes and EC’s) must be included in the request.
- The student needs to motivate in the request why this free programme is relevant to him/her.
- The student should motivate in what way he/she can fulfill the final attainment targets of the degree programme with the courses of the free programme.
- The free programme must be discussed with the main degree programme.