CUM LAUDE 2014 - 2015

Granting of the notation Cum Laude (with honours) is based on the rules set out in the Rules and Guidelines. Up to this point in time (December 2015) the Rules and Guidelines of the academic year 2014 – 2015 are still operative. The articles cited below concern the awarding of the notation of Cum Laude.

Article 2.6: Notations of excellence on the certificate (Education and Examination Regulations Section 5.4(5))

1.The programme board has procedures for passing with distinction. It has been added in Appendix 2.6.

2.The examination board assesses whether the student meets the criteria set. If the 'cum laude' distinction can be granted to a student, it will be mentioned on the certificate and the supplement.

3.In special cases, the examination board may deviate from the conditions applicable to granting the cum laude distinction (see also Rules & Guidelines Article 3.9b).

4.If a student has passed an honour programme for excellent students that is recognized as such by the Executive Board, this will be mentioned on the certificate and/or supplement.

Article 3.9: Deviations from stipulations in the Education and Examination Regulations in case of unreasonableness or unfairness

Article 3.9b: deviating from the procedure for “cum laude” distinctions

1.Under special circumstances, the examination board may deviate from the procedure applicable to awarding the distinction “cum laude”

2.The examination board will consider this, for example, in case the conditions of the progress-related grant have for excusable reasons not been met. This may be the case in the event of recognized delay, in accordance with the relevant stipulations laid down by the institute.

Appendix 2.6: Cum laude distinction procedure

1.If a student has demonstrated exceptional competences, the examination board will add the words "cum laude" to the certificate.

2.There will be question of exceptional competence in the bachelor programme if each of the following conditions have been met:

a.the weighted average of the assessment marks, scored on components of the bachelor's examination, is at least 8;

b.when determining the above average, the parts for which no marks have been awarded or for which exemptions were granted will be left out of consideration;

c.none of the parts of the examination programme has been awarded an unsatisfactory mark and no more than one part has been awarded a 6;

d.exemptions have been granted for no more than one third of the total degree programme;

e.the final mark for the final study unit (the bachelor paper) is at least an 8.

f.the bachelor programme has been completed within four years.