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Board of Examiners


The members of het Board of Examiners are appointed by the Faculty Board based on their expertise regarding the programme or group of programmes.

The Board of Examiners is the organ which in an objective and expert way determines if a student fulfils the requirements the Teaching and Examination Regulations set for knowledge, insight, and skills needed for obtaining a degree. It also watches over the quality of examinations and the final assessment.


Based on the Higher Education and Academic Research Act, the Executive Board should constitute a Board of Examiners for every programme or group of programmes it offers.

  • Members of the Board of Examiners are appointed from the faculty responsible for the education in that (those) programme(s).
  • The members of the Faculty’s Board of Examiners represent each programme or group of programmes.
  • An external assessment expert has been appointed as external member of the Board of Examiners.

Authority of the Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners has authority with regard to administering examinations and with regard to the organisation and coordination of examinations.

The Board of Examiners has, amongst others, the following duties:

  • ensures the quality of the examinations and the final assessment;
  • checks via the course approval forms if the requirements of a final assessment is met;
  • establish rules with regard to the correct course of events during the examinations and with regard to any measures to be taken in that context;
  • has the authority to pass judgement on students who are suspected of fraudand to impose sanctions when fraud is determined;
  • has the authority to extend the validity of examinations;
  • can decide in special circumstances to have examinations be conducted in a different manner than determined by the Executive Board;
  • can determine if an exemption for certain courses can be obtained based on previously taken and passed examinations or examinations in higher education, be it for knowledge or skills gained outside higher education.

Next to this, the Board of Examiners has other duties, which can be found in the Teaching and Examination Regulations, in the Examination Regulation and in the Aberrant Examination Regulation of the Faculty of Law.
Some of its duties have been mandated to the study advisers and the Official Secretary of the Board of Examiners.

Contacting the Board of Examiners

You can file an individual request or complaints about (the procedure with regard to) examinations in writing to the Board of Examiners. Check if your request falls within the duties (see above) of the Board of Examiners.

You can contact the Board of Examiners by using this email address:BoE-Law

Or you can send a letter to the address below:

Board of Examiners

P.O. Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
the Netherlands

Do not agree with a decision?

If you do not agree with a decision of the Board of Examiners or the decision from an examiner (e.g. your grade), you can appeal that decision at the Board of Appeals for Examinations.

The Board of Appeals for Examinations will ask the Board of Examiners to hold a reconciliation meeting with you before they will actually start assessing the complaint.

Please be aware: this appeal must be filed within six weeks after the official decision date.

For more information, please check ‘complaint, objection and appeal’ in the Knowledgebase.

NB: This information is offered and maintained by
SIA(Student Information & Administration). For questions and remarks, please contact them directly.

Last update: 21-7-2023

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