Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) art 7.2
EER BSc art. 3.3
1) The degree programme’s language is specified in the Programme Specific Appendix.
2) If programme components deviate from the language, then this is to take place in accordance with the UT Code of Conduct for Languages of the UT and article 7.2 WHW.
5) Deviation from paragraphs of this article can only take place with permission of the programme management.
EER MSc art. 3.3
1) The language of instruction for the master programmes BA, M-COM, ES, EST, IEM, MEEM, MPS, PA and PSTS is English. Deviations of this rule in parts of the programme may be in place, if approved by the programme board authorized to this end. For the final thesis of these programmes the following applies:
a. the final thesis is written and defended in English. Students are free to make a translation or summary in Dutch once this is necessary for the dissemination of the research results, but the final grade will be based on the original version in English, unless stated otherwise in the Programme Specific Appendix;
b. in exceptional circumstances the examination board may allow a deviation of this rule. Permission to write the thesis in Dutch will only be granted on the condition that the student also writes a summary of the report in English of 3000 words, based on the thesis and the thesis work. To establish the final grade, both the thesis and the summary in English will be subject to assessment.
2) The language of instruction in the master’s programs ECB, EMM, LMM, MPM and MRM is Dutch. Deviations of this rule in parts of the programme may be in place, if approved by the programme board authorized to this end.
3) if in parts of the programme there is a deviation of the language of instruction it will be according to the Code of Conduct Languages of Instruction of the University of Twente and art. 7.2 WHW.
4) The examiner of a unit of study has to publish the language of study and examination via SIS (Osiris).
The language of teaching and exams of each bachelor programme is stated in the programme specific parts of the EER and also concerns the bachelor’s thesis. According to EER art. 3.3 par. 5 deviation from this requires permission of the programme management. Therefore you can’t request the examination board for permission to deviate from the required language.
The EER specifies the programmes for which the required language of the thesis is English. The examination board may allow deviation from this rule. It will however do so very rarely! If you are of the opinion that you have specific reasons for deviation your request for this should preferably be submitted before the start of your thesis or as soon as possible after the start of your thesis. As stated in EER MSc art. 3.3 par. 1b permission to write the thesis in Dutch will only be granted on the condition that the student also writes a summary of the report in English of 3000 words, based on the thesis and the thesis work. To establish the final grade, both the thesis and the summary in English will be subject to assessment.
The following should be included in your request:
- a motivation letter
- explicit permission of the supervisor(s) and/or the graduating organization
- a complete and detailed study progress overview (SVO/SPO) from Osiris
The request should preferably be submitted before the start of the graduation project.