EER BSc art. 3.4

1) The Examination Board may grant an exemption to a student at his request for one or more full study units. To this end, the student must demonstrate completion of a component of a higher education programme 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 study unit.

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 study unit.

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 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) 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 Board.

3) This article does not apply to transfer programmes as referred to in article 2.3.

Exemption for units of study/courses/components of courses 

Before addressing the examination board the student 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 or her approval (a signature from the examiner).
If the student wants an exemption for a part of a module the module coordinator also needs to give approval by signing the exemption form and state the weight or EC’s of the exemption.
If you encounter problems filling in the exemption form, please contact your study advisor or the registry of the examination board.

The examiner doesn't need to decide and sign the exemption form right away. The examiner could ask the student the student 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 automatically mean that the exemption is granted. That is to be decided on by the examination board. After filling in the exemption form the student must submit a request to the examination board by web application form. The following should be added:

  • Motivated request
  • Completed exemption form
  • Detailed study progress overview (Osiris)

The examination board judges and decides, based on the information and motivation of the examiner, if the student has the necessary knowledge or skills to grant the student the exemption.

Check the meeting schedule of the examination boards 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 examination board will determine, after consultation of the examiner, in what other way the student can fulfill the course goals.

Check the meeting schedule of the examination boards for the deadline for submitting your request.

Web application form
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