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Board of Examiners ThRS

The Board of Examiners assesses requests from students to deviate from the regular conditions of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme. This page provides the forms needed to submit a request of this kind to the Board of Examiners. Please read the information entitled Filing a request to the Board of Examiners carefully, before you file a request.

Composition

Name Function
Drs. T.M.L. (Thea) de Boer Advisory member
Drs. S. (Sippie) Overwijk External member
Dr. G. (Gorazd) Andrejc Member
Prof. dr. J.T.A.G.M. (Jacques) van Ruiten Member
Prof. C.K.M. (Kocku) von Stuckrad Chair
Dr. J. (Joram) Tarusarira Secretary
A.M. (Ahmad) Al-Jallad Member

Guidelines & forms

Filing a request to the Board of Examiners

All requests to the Board of Examiners must be submitted on the appropriate form. Each form comprises three pages. You must fill in the first two pages yourself (apart from the field intended for the Board of Examiners), before sending it to the Board by e-mail: examencommissie.ggw@rug.nl. Attachments can be included but must be in PDF. Requests are addressed every first wednesday of the month. Students are requested to submit the forms before the 1st of the month.

Only requests with a form will be processed . Please complete the request brief and to the point! Attached are only allowed study results and study programmes.

On the form, filling in Name and Student number is sufficient!

Please note:

Make sure that you download the form before you complete in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it free on the Adobe website. The programme also allows you to fill in and save the form before sending it to the Board of Examiners.

  • The Board of Examiners will send its decision once your request has been processed. You have 6 weeks from the date of the decision to file an objection with the Central Portal for the Legal Protection of Student Rights (CLRS) via the regulations, complaints and participation page on the Student Portal. You are advised to keep the decision for your own records.

  • The secretary of the Board of Examiners is responsible for sending the decision to the Student Administration Office so that it can be entered into Progress and stored as a Progress memo.

You can find the forms below.

Forms

1. Replacing a course

In certain situations, you might want to make a change to your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, such as replacing a compulsory or elective course unit with a different course unit. You should always consult your study adviser first, and then use the form below to apply to change your programme:

2. Exemption from a course

In certain situations, you may be eligible for exemption from course units in your Bachelor’s degree programme. You might, for example, have already taken a similar course unit as part of a previous university or university of applied sciences degree programme. If so, you must produce proof of having passed this course unit previously in the shape of a certified list of marks. Your request should also include a description and a reading list relating to the course unit you passed elsewhere. You can apply for exemption from a course unit using the form below:

3. University Minor

The third year of the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Theology (excluding PThU track and excluding Greek) and Religious Studies includes 15 ECTS of University Minor space. You can fill this space by opting for one of the standard University Minor packages. If you prefer, you can compile your own package of Minors and submit it to the Board of Examiners for approval. The general rule when compiling your own Minor package is that at least one third of the course units must be at the third-year (Bachelor’s) level and a maximum of one third may be at first-year (Bachelor’s) level.

N.B. You should only submit your Minor package for approval once you have a complete list of 15 ECTS; in other words, do not send in separate requests for each course unit.

Apply for approval for your University Minor package using the form below:

If you want to change a Minor package that has already been approved, you should complete the form below:

4. Study plan for Research Master’s

Students taking a Research Master’s degree devise a study plan for both years of the programme in consultation with their mentor. This study plan must be approved by the Board of Examiners. You can submit your study plan for approval using the form below:

If you want to change a study plan that has already been approved, you should complete the form below:

5. Extra examination for a course

In certain situations, the Board of Examiners may allow an extra examination opportunity. You must apply to the Board of Examiners for an extra opportunity to take an examination for a specific course unit. This regulation only applies to course units, not to theses. You can apply for an extra examination opportunity using the form below:

6. Postponement course examination

In very special cases, the Board of Examiners may give permission to postpone an examination. You can apply to the Board of Examiners to postpone an examination for a specific course unit. You should use the form below to apply for permission to postpone an examination:

7. Admission to a course

In certain situations, the Board of Examiners can grant you admission to a course unit for which you are not eligible according to the admission criteria. You can apply for admission to any such course unit using the form below:

8. External examiner for thesis

Before you start work on your thesis, you can apply to the Board of Examiners to appoint an ‘external examiner’ as co-reader/second thesis assessor. This can be someone from outside the Faculty or University, who does not appear on the list of examiners. Any such requests must be granted before the student draws up a thesis contract with supervisors concerned. You can apply for permission to appoint an ‘external examiner’ using the form below:

9. Provisions / exemptions due to special circumstances

In certain situations, the Board of Examiners can make an exception to the rules or arrange certain special provisions (exemption from compulsory attendance, for example) on the basis of exceptional circumstances. If you think you are eligible, you must first consult your study advisor and/or one of the student counsellors. You can apply for special provisions or exemption due to exceptional circumstances using the form below:

10. Special provisions / exemption due to performance disability

In certain situations, the Board of Examiners can make an exception to the rules or arrange special provisions (extra time for examinations in the case of dyslexia, for example) due to a performance disability. If you think you are eligible, you must first consult your study advisor and/or one of the student counsellors. You can apply for special provisions or exemption due to a performance disability using the form below:

11. Other requests

For any other requests, please use the form below:

Meeting dates Board of Examiners 2021-2022
  • Wednesday October 6th, 2021
  • Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • The faculty will be closed from December 27th, 2021 until January 7th, 2022!
  • Wednesday January 12th, 2022
  • Wednesday February 2nd, 2022
  • Wednesday March 2nd, 2022
  • Wednesday April 6th, 2022
  • Wednesday May 4th, 2022
  • Wednesday June 1st, 2022
  • Wednesday July 6th, 2022

Additional information

  • The Board of Examiners does not give out advice or information. This includes advice or information about enrolling for course units, admission to a degree programme, compiling the list of course units when applying for your degree certificate, the different options with regard to Minors, etc. You can take any questions relating to these (and other) matters to the study advisors.
  • There are no forms for requests relating to fraud, complaints and objections. Requests of this nature should be sent to the Board of Examiners by e-mail: examencommissie.ggw@rug.nl.
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