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Conditions for a positive BSA

  • Who will be affected by the BSA system?

    The Binding Study Advice (BSA) system applies to all students who register in academic year 2011-2012 for the propaedeutic phase of a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Groningen.

    Questions?

    Please contact the study advisor.

  • I have already gained my propaedeutic certificate and am starting a new degree programme, do I fall under the BSA system?

    If you gained your propaedeutic certificate at a different university, you do not fall under the BSA system.

    Questions?
    Please contact the study advisor.
  • How many ECTS credit points do I need to get a positive study advice?

    This depends on the type of Bachelor's degree programme you are following:

    • Full-time degree programme
      If you earn 45 ECTS credit points in the first year, you will receive a positive study advice.

      Exception for students at University College Groningen: 60 EC.
    • Part-time degree programme
      Part-time students must earn 20 ECTS each year to receive a positive study advice.
    If you earn 45 ECTS credit points in the first year and gain your propaedeutic certificate within two years you will receive a positive study advice.

    Questions?
    Please contact the study advisor.

  • Do exemptions count towards the BSA norm?

    If you have been granted an exemption by the Board of Examiners for a certain course unit, those ECTS credit points will count towards your final total. In other words, if you have been granted an exemption for a first-year course unit worth 5 ECTS, you must earn at least another 40 ECTS to receive a positive study advice.

    Questions?
    Please contact the study advisor.
  • Can a Binding Study Advice (always negative) apply to more than one degree programme?

    A Binding Study Advice (always negative) issued for one degree programme can also apply to a cluster of related degree programmes. This means that you cannot enrol in a degree programme in that cluster.

    At the University of Groningen, the Faculties of Economics and Business, Science and Engineering, and Law have clustered certain degree programmes. There is an overview of the clusters on the website.

    Questions?
    Please contact the study advisor.
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