General section MSc EER Faculty of Science and Technology Article 3.4

  1. The examination board can grant the student exemption from one or more complete units of study at his or her request. To this end, the student will demonstrate that he or she has completed a component of a similar content, size and level of a 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. The examination board is qualified to make exceptions to the provisions as stated in paragraph 1 and grant exemption to a student for components of a unit of study.
  3. 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.

Exemption from one or more complete units of study

Before addressing the examination board the student must read the exemption procedure and fill in this exemption form, complete it with formal evidence (diploma, literature, information on achieved competences/skills) and contact the module coördinator/examiner of the course to get his or her approval and signature.
Only exemption for a complete unit of study (module in the bachelor programme) is possible. 
If you encounter problems filling in the exemption form, please contact the registry of the MEX.

The signature of the module coördinator/examiner does not automatically mean that the exemption is granted. That is to be decided on by the MEX.


The request should be added with the following:

  • Motivated request
  • Completed exemption form
  • Detailed study progress overview (Osiris)
  • An advise from the study advisor

Based on the information of the student and motivation of the examiner, the MEX judges and decides whether the student has the necessary knowledge or skills to grant the student the exemption.

Check the meeting schedule of the MEX for the deadline for submitting your request.

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Exemptions in case of moral dilemma in pratical exercises

If a student would like an exemption from the obligation to take part in a specific practical exercise because of a moral dilemma the student can submit a request.

The student must motivate and make acceptable why this practical exercise is a moral dilemma to him/her. The MEX will determine, after consultation of the examiner, in what other way the student can fulfill the course goals.

A request need to be completed with:

  • a detailed study progress overview
  • an advise from the study advisor

Check the meeting schedule of the MEX for the deadline for submitting your request.

Web application form
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