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Applying for exemptions

In order to apply for an exemption, you need to fill in an exemption request form. You can fill this form in online and attach all necessary documentation.


The Board of Examiners can, at your request, grant an exemption for an examination if you have passed an examination of a course which is similar in content, size/workload and level which is part of an already obtained bachelor or law master degree.

As rule of thumb: HBO-courses (courses from a University of Applied Science) cannot lead to exemptions for post-propaedeutic courses (bachelor or master courses). In some cases an HBO-course can lead to an exemption for a non-legal course from the bachelor.

Based on a completed HBO-programme or a non-legal WO (research university) propaedeuse or more, an exemption can be given in the non-legal optional courses of the bachelor insofar such optional courses can be added to the Bachelor’s degree programme. For exact regulations with regard to exemptions, please check the Teaching and Examination Regulations.

The Board of Examiners decides within six weeks after receiving your request. You need to provide the Board of Examines with information with regard to your diploma, examinations, and assessments based on which you apply for an exemption. You will also have to hand in some documentations, like a (certified copy of) your examination result, transcript or diploma, a list of literature and/or a course description. You should hand in a file which is as complete as possible.


Applications need to be handed in by the end of week 2 of the block in which the course is taught.


Last update: 24-10-2018


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