The Examination Board can grant an extra exam opportunity in the following cases:
1. Personal circumstances
In the event of (long-term) personal circumstances (e.g. a long-term or chronic illness) resulting in:
- impossibility to take part in the regular examinations, and
- impossibility to take regular scheduled examinations in the near future, and
- a serious delay of studies is expected.
A request for an extra examination due to personal circumstances can only be submitted after consulting the student adviser or student counselor and has to include a study plan as well as an advice from the student adviser or student counselor.
2. Top sport
If the applicant has had to miss one or more examinations due to participating in top-level sports, where the applicant should be recognized by the Top Sports Office, the Examination Board may consider an extra opportunity if serious study delay is to be expected. The request will have to be submitted through the student adviser or student counselor and has to include a study plan as well as an advice from the student adviser or student counselor.
3. Last examination Bachelor programme (applicable for cohort 2019-2022 onwards)
If the applicant has completed all courses of the bachelor programme after the re-examination period, except for one course of block 12 or 13 or 14, the Examination Board may grant an extra examination opportunity for this course on the quantitative condition that the applicant has taken part in all examination opportunities, and the qualitative condition that the applicant has scored at least a 4.0 in one of the attempts.
If the remaining open course is offered in another period than block 12, 13 or 14 no extra exam opportunity will be organized; in that case the student will have to take part in the regular exam opportunity of the next academic year in order to pass the course/complete the Bachelor programme.
The request for an extra resit must by handed in at the Examination Board before 22 July 2023. The Examination Board will try her best to have the extra resit taken place before 31 August 2023.
If you have a Bachelor’s course open from the old curriculum, please refer to the transition website for more information.
4. Last examination Master programme
In individual cases, when all of the master courses and the thesis have been successfully completed, except one course, students can request for an extra exam opportunity. The applicant will have to meet all of the following requirements:
- not granting an extra opportunity to take the examination would result in at least five months (excluding July and August) prolongation of the programme;
- it has been established that the applicant has taken part in all previous opportunities to take examinations and scored at least a 4.0.
It is not possible to request an extra exam opportunity for a free elective, as it can be replaced by a 6 EC core course of another master programme in order to reduce study delay.
If the Examination Board agrees to give an extra opportunity, the examiner concerned will be requested to cooperate with this. In general, the student concerned will then be referred to the examiner to establish the time at which the extra opportunity will be offered. The decision of the Examination Board will also entail that the extra opportunity will have to be taken within a certain period of time, but does not necessarily have the same form al the regular examination. The Examination Board can also decide that the extra opportunity will be taken during the next re-examination period.
Please note, extra examinations will in general only be offered once. The Examination Board will not grant extra exam opportunities in order to improve sufficient grades.
A request for an extra exam opportunity can be submitted via the Online Request Form.