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Board of Examiners

The role of the Board of Examiners is to ensure that study programmes adhere to their Course and Examination Regulations. The Board of Examiners oversees all tests and examinations within the institute and determines whether students have acquired the knowledge and skills required for the awarding of their degree.

Each institute has a Board of Examiners, the members of which are appointed by the Faculty Board. The Board of Examiners is responsible for the effective organisation and quality assurance of all tests and examinations within the institute. If you would like to request a change to your academic requirements, for example an exemption or extension, it is the Board of Examiners who will make the final decision on your request.

Contact per programme

Select your programme here for an overview of all contacts of the program, including an overview of the members of the Board of Examiners.

Additional information Board of Examiners

Each programme has a Board of Examiners. The scope of the boards authority and the department's applicable Rules and Regulations are laid out in two distinct but related documents, namely the Course and examination Regulations (OER) drawn up by the Faculty, and the Rules and Regulations (R&R), drawn up by the Board of Examiners.

Task of the Board of Examiners:

•    Safeguarding the quality of the examinations;
•    Judging individual student’s requests, among others requests about exemptions, discretionary space, and internships;
•    Treating cases of fraud;
•    Presenting the binding study advice in the name of the Faculty Board;
•    Appointing examiners.

Submissions and questions

Do you want to submit a petition? Go to the page Exemptions and Petitions, don't forget to select your programme.

In the OER and R&R, students can find everything they need about teaching-related issues such as:

-    Registration procedures for and gaining admittance to exams and resits;
-    The validity of completed exams and practical exercises (such as term papers);
-    Policy for resits and requesting an extra exam;
-    Evaluation, partial marks, the rounding of scores and determining the final mark;
-    Fraud and plagiarism;
-    Regulations pertaining to special circumstances

Do not directly contact members of the Board of Examiners. If you have any questions, ask your study coordinator or send an e-mail to the Board of Examiners’ email address.

Fraud and Plagiarism

Cases of fraud and plagiarism are taken very seriously by the Board of Examiners and there is a penalty for plagiarism.

Contactpersonen MSc Biologie

For the contacts of the MSc Biology and an overview members of the Board of Examiners, click here.

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