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  • Degree certificates & completing a pre-master programme

  • Aberrant examination regulation


    An aberrant examination regulation deals with a deviation of the set-up or scheduling of examinations because not granting such deviation would lead to a disproportionate delay in the study programme.

    In most cases the aberrant examination regulation will take the form of an oral examination, but this is not necessarily the case. It is for the examiner to decide when the aberrant examination regulation will take place and what form the aberrant examination regulation will have.


    In principle, all examinations should be conducted in the way, order and at the times, stated in the Teaching and Examination Regulation including the Examination Regulation, Ocasys, and the examination schedule. If an unacceptable delay of the degree programme impends, the Board of Examiners might grant an aberrant examination regulation. Aberrant examination regulations can only be granted the Board of Examiners (so not the examiner) in extraordinary cases of a pressing nature.

    Examinations conducted in a different fashion than arranged for by this examination regulation (and thus which are not determined by the Board of Examiners), are invalid. Deviation with regard to the set-up of the degree programme (spreading, acceleration, change in order of examinations) can only be granted if they have been requested beforehand and have been approved by the Board of Examiners.

    Aberrant examination regulations are possible in case of:

    • Illness or personal circumstances
      Please be aware: this will only be awarded when both exam opportunities offered were missed as a result of these circumstances and this can be supported with documentation and provided you have enrolled for the examinations according to the proper procedure
    • Administrative/managerial duties
    • Final course(s) bachelor (LLB) or (pre-)master ((pre-)LLM).

    No aberrant examination regulations are granted to participants of the Study Abroad programme or students in the propaedeutic phase (1st year) of the LLB programme International and European Law.

    Requests are only granted under very strict conditions. For more information and the conditions per category, please check the regulation.

    In order to facilitate students with an impairment, several options are available. Considering the fact that the nature and severity of the impairment differs per student, the Faculty aims to assist and support each students individually, since every impairment demands different facilities. The first point of contact is the study adviser of the International Office. The office hours of the study advisers of the International Office are available on Students who need extra facilities, need to contact the study adviser timely.

    Conditions final course (LLB/(pre-)LLM)

    The Board of Examiners will in principle only grant an aberrant examination regulation for the final course of your LLB or LLM programme if these conditions are met:

    • an unacceptable delay in the degree programme impends, and,
    • you only have to take an examination for one* more course in order to fulfil the requirements of your LLB or LLM programme, and,
    • you need this examination indeed to graduate, and,
    • you have participated in the two most recent examinations for this course, and,
    • you have shown that you prepared for the exam properly by scoring at least one five**, and,
    • The next regular examination is not taking place within the next three months.

    NB. If you have chosen for the option ‘do not correct’ on one of these most recent examination changes, the Board of Examiners will regard this as an examination opportunity that was not used.

    A request to take an extra examination in the period between two regular examinations within one semester are not granted.

    * By exception a request for two final courses can be granted. This only happens in very exceptional cases.

    ** Proper preparation needs to be visible in the results obtained by having obtained at least one 5. Students who e.g. have score a 3 for one of the two regular examinations will not be granted an aberrant examination regulation. Should you be of the opinion that you are eligible for an aberrant examination regulation despite such a bad result, you will have to explain this carefully in your request. The Board of Examiners will always consider the circumstances of a case.


    Please complete the form to file a request at the Board of Examiners.

    Last update: 13-7-2022

  • Deletion of grade

    Pass grade

    The Board of Examiners offers, under certain circumstance, the possibility of retaking an examination which has already been successfully passed.


    • The option can only be used for onlyone examination per academic year.
    • You need to apply to the Board of Examiners for this deletion within three (3) days after the result of the examination is published. You can do so by using the form ‘deletion grade’.
    • The grade cannot be for a (research) seminar, practical or thesis (both Research Colloquium and Master’s thesis). A pass grade for such courses cannot be deleted.


    • The grade is deleted from the administration. This deletion is final; the examination is supposed not to have been taken. You cannot rescind this decision.
    • The last grade is the final grade: the result of the repeated examination will be registered in the administration.
    • For block 1, 2, and 3 courses, you need to register yourself for the resit of the course in week 5 of the adjacent block.
    • In block 4 you will be enrolled for the resit. However, please be aware: the Faculty cannot guarantee that the room will have sufficient capacity to include you. This risk is all yours.

    You must be able to show the decision of the Board of Examiners as proof of registration.

    What are the options if the original grade is raised during the post mortem?

    If during the post mortem of the examination of which you have had your grade deleted your grade is raised, you can request the examiner to pass this result on to the Examination Administration as to make the grade count as an official examination. Your request to have your grade deleted will then be declared null and void (according to Article 9.14.3 TER LLB programme International and European Law or Article 4.9.3 TER LLM programmes).

    Participation in the resit examination

    You can register for the resit of block 1, 2, and 3 courses during the repair possibility-week in week 5 of the adjacent block. For courses in block 4 this option does not exist. As a result of this, you will be granted admission to participation in the resit examination in block 4 next to your grade deletion. The Faculty cannot guarantee sufficient capacity in the examination room for the resit.

    Fail grade

    Fail grades cannot be deleted from your list.

    You can request the International Office for a so-called ’clean’ transcript. Such transcripts only hold the pass grades.


    Last update: 3-10-2022

  • Certified transcript

    Certified transcript

    You can request a (certified) transcript from the International Office (LLB orLLM

    You can choose between the following options:

    • a ‘clean’ transcript (only the passing grades)
    • a full transcript (holding all results)

    Transcripts requested during office hours (9 am – 5 pm) can be picked up during the walk-in office hours of the International Office as from the next working day. If you apply for your transcript on Friday, the first day to pick up your transcript is Monday!

    Transcripts can be sent to you by post or by email or picked up in the consulting room during walk-in office hours.


    Last update: 13-7-2022

  • Access to lecture recordings

    Lecture recordings

    The Faculty of Law has the objective to train capable and academically skilled legal experts. With this in mind, the Faculty has consciously chosen to offer academic education on site. This means that the standard for teaching is offering the education in physical form and that only in case of proven (long-term) exceptional circumstances, access to the lecture recordings may be requested.

    The recordings of all lectures are published online one week before the (resit) exam, which applies to all courses with the exception of courses in the propaedeutic phase.

    Important: you can find information about lecture recordings if applicable per course in the schedule under ‘remarks’. The lecture recordings of some master courses are already available for students by default. Please check the schedule first before you apply for access.

    Please be aware: for courses offered at master-level, it is up to the lecturers to decide whether or not the lecture will be recorded. It is therefore possible that lecture recordings cannot be made available one week before the exam for some master-level courses.

    It is still not possible to record in all lecture rooms. Whether or not lectures are being recorded, please check the ‘remarks’ per course in the schedule.

    Access possible if:

    If you fall into one of the categories mentioned here below, under certain circumstances it is possible to be granted access to the lecture recordings earlier than in the exam period. After approval the lecture recordings are made available each week for a maximum of seven days. It is not possible to watch lecture recordings retroactively. This will only be possible in the seven days before the exam. This applies to the below categories:

    • Overlap compulsory courses
    • Board membership
    • Pre-master students
    • Studying in part-time mode / dual variant
    • Compulsory Law in Practice internships
    • Elite Sports Student ProgrammeDemonstrable special circumstances

    For each category, please find the specific conditions here below.

    Overlap compulsory courses

    When you have an overlap of compulsory lectures, you can submit a request for access to the lecture recordings. This applies only for your programme at the Faculty of Law. It does not apply in cases of multiple programmes within the Faculty of Law or with a programme at another faculty. In the online application form, please add an attachment of your timetable indicating the overlap (e.g. by making a print screen from the schedule generator).You will also have to indicate for which of the overlapping courses you are requesting access to the lecture recordings.

    Please be aware: overlap with working groups is not part of this option. Please keep this in mind when choosing your working group.

    The prerequisites are:

    • You are enrolled in the courses in Progress and
    • It concerns compulsory lectures, taught at overlapping times* and
    • You have met the norm for Binding Study Advice for the specific programme and
    • It applies to compulsory post-propaedeutic or master courses.

    * Lectures that take place one after the other and that require you to travel from one location to another, do not overlap. You cannot receive access to the lecture recordings for these lectures.

    Board membership

    When you have a (full-time) board membership, there is a possibility to receive access to lecture recordings of individual courses, if the Faculty knows your board membership and if you are receiving a (CUOS) Administrative Body Membership Grant for this board membership. This also depends on the scope of the position and the overlap of compulsory board activities, e.g. a board meeting, which can only be done during the time of the lecture throughout the full block. Other board activities should be planned at non-lecture times. The Faculty does expect you to make an adjusted planning, in accordance with the weight of the board membership.

    Have you not yet met the BSA threshold? In that case, you will not be eligible for access to the lecture recordings.

    By filling in this online application form, you can apply for access to the lecture recordings of individual courses. You should also submit a grant letter of the CUOS Administrative Body Membership Grant and proof of the overlap of compulsory board activities and the lecture, throughout the full block.

    You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

    Pre-master students

    Only pre-master students of Tax Law and of Law and Public Administration that are working in a profession which is relevant to their studies for more than 0.6 FTE, the possibility is available to request access to lecture recordings. Please note: this does not apply to courses in the propaedeutic phase. You can submit your request by filling in the online application form.

    You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

    Studying in part-time mode / dual

    The English-taught programmes can only be taken in full-time mode. This option therefore is not applicable to the English-taught programmes.

    Compulsory Law in Practice internships

    The English-taught programmes currently do not have any compulsory Law in Practice internships. This option therefore is not applicable to the English-taught programmes.

    Elite Sports Student Programme

    The University of Groningen has an arrangement for top-level athletes (Elite Sports Student Programme). This arrangement entails that students with a granted top-level athlete status can adjust their study programme to their top-level athlete programme. Students that think they are eligible for this top-level athlete arrangement should turn to the top-level athlete sports coordinator of the University of Groningen, Mr Cees Reitsma as soon as possible after the start of the academic year. The Faculty will be informed about which students have been allocated top-level athlete status at the start of the new academic year.

    By filling in this online application form you can submit a request for access to the lecture recordings for individual courses.

    You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

    Special circumstances

    Are you faced with extraordinary and demonstrable circumstances, which make that you are not physically able to attend lectures for a longer period of time? In such cases, it may be possible to submit a request for access to lecture recordings. The student counsellor and/or the study adviser will assess your situation.

    In this
    online application form, you can indicate for which courses you would need access to the lecture recordings and for which reason. If you have already submitted proof to the Board of Examiners e.g. for being granted exam facilities, you will not need to submit this again.If you have not sent in such proof, please forward your documents for assessment to LLB (bachelor and exchange students) and LLM (pre-LLM and LLM students).

    The Faculty does not regard the following reasons as a reason for access to lecture recordings: ADHD, ADD, side job, non-compulsory Law in Practice components, non-compulsory electives, non-compulsory internships, not having childcare available, dyslexia, quarantine obligation due to Covid, travel distance. ADHD and ADD are in principle not a reason for access to lecture recordings, except in special circumstances. In that case, please send in an application form.

    It is not possible to be granted access due to a short-term (shorter than one block) circumstance.

    You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

    Application deadlines

    Access to lecture recordings can be requested per block through the online application form. Below you will find the dates from which you may submit your request:

    block 1: from 22 August

    block 2: from 24 October

    block 3: from 16 January

    block 4: from 27 March

    Requests for access to the lecture recordings that have been submitted before the set dates per teaching block (dates of the course enrolments) will not be processed.

    The processing time is seven working days on average.

    Problems & questions

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the lecture recordings, please send an email to
    For other questions, please send an email to

    Disclaimer and Code of Conduct

    The disclaimer below is applicable to all approved requests for access to the lecture recordings:

    The Faculty of Law will strive to make the lecture recordings available in Brightspace no later than the next working day at 12:00 pm (noon). The lecture recording will then be visible for a full week in Brightspace (so also until 12:00 pm (noon)).The Faculty accepts no liability for malfunctions or other causes, which lead to the impossibility to make lecture recordings available.

    Please also check our Code of Conduct for the use of the lecture recordings. Please read these regulations carefully.

    Access to lecture recordings is applicable from the moment you have been granted access taking into account the disclaimer and Code of Conduct. The lecture recordings are not retrospectively available or available during the process of the request.

    No rights can be derived from the access granted.

    Last update on 15-03-2023

  • Mid-year registration LLB programme


    Students can only register in the University of Groningen LLB programmes per 1 September. Do you want to restart your programme at a different moment – e.g. to temporarily interrupt your programme – you can only do so with the permission of the Admissions Board.

    With such permission, you can register at one of the following registration dates:

    1 November
    1 February
    1 April

    A registration request should be sent to the Admissions Board at least 6 weeks before the intended registration date. Are you planning on interrupting your LLB programme temporarily? Discuss your study plan with a study adviser of the International Office beforehand. The Admissions Board will take this step into consideration when reaching a decision.


    Registration request


    Last update: 13-7-2022

  • Approval courses


    Every student, bachelor, master, and pre-master, should ask for course approval. This should be done at least three (3) months before graduation/completing their programme. For master and pre-master students it is strongly advised to ask for approval immediately after the start of the programme. This approval can be obtained via Progress.

    This approval has two functions:

    • It is the first step in the graduation process (both bachelor and master) or a step in the transition from pre-master to master;
    • It is an extra check for you to see if you are not missing any courses.

    If your courses are not approved timely this will lead to delays in the graduation process and possibly to problems when registering for a Master’s degree programme.

    Your degree certificate is produced based on the approved list of courses. Therefore always check your list of courses to see if it correct and complete. A bachelor list of courses should at least be 180 ECTS, a master list of courses should at least be 60 ECTS; you will also have to add course units which you still have to complete in the list of courses. You will need to place any courses on top of the minimum 180 / 60 ECTS in the ‘extracurricular courses’ section.

    Register your list of courses in Progress

    To register for the graduation process, please follow these steps in Progress:

    1. Go to ‘enrolling’, then click ‘Faculty of Law’.

    2. Go to ‘Application degree certificate’ and click the degree you wish to apply for (1st bachelor degree LLB or 1st or 2nd master degree LLM).

    3. Go through the steps in the graduation process.

    Your degree certificate (diploma) will be based on your approved list of courses. Therefore check your list of courses to see if it is correct and complete. An LLB degree should be 180 ECTS, an LLM degree 60 ECTS. Also make sure to place the courses in the correct category (first year courses, second & third year courses, compulsory courses, etc.). Courses which are not needed to complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree programme should be placed in the section’extra-curricular credits’.

    Please make sure to hand in your list of courses when asked for. This can already be done before you have passed all courses.


    You can find the manual in the graduation process in Progress. You go to the graduation process through ‘enrolling’ and clicking the graduation process. You can find the link to the manual at the top of the process in Progress.

    You can also find the LLB graduation manual, pre-master completion manual and LLM graduation manual here.


    Any changes to your list of courses can be sent to BoE-Law

    Optional courses

    For all requirements with regard to your programme, please check the Teaching and Examination Regulations of your programme (TER).

    Last update: 13-7-2022

  • Exemptions

    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.

    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 transcript or diploma, a list of literature of the course and a course description. You should hand in a file which is as complete as possible; an incomplete file can only for this reason be rejected.

    As rule of thumb: HBO courses (courses from a University of Applied science) cannot lead to exemptions from post-propaedeutic courses (bachelor or master courses).


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

    Last update: 13-7-2022

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  • Studying with extra facilities


    The Faculty offers the possibility to students with an impairment to participate in examinations in a way that is geared towards their specific situation.

    Such examination facilities are granted by the Board of Examiners and executed by either the departments responsible for a course or the Student Administration and Student Affairs Office.

    Procedure temporary impairment

    Is your impairment temporary, e.g. a broken wrist, please contact a study adviser of the International Office as soon as possible. Make sure to provide the study adviser with a recent expert statement (e.g. a doctor’s statement). Based on these documents, it can be assessed what kind of temporary facilities, e.g. the use of a laptop, can and should be arranged for. The study adviser will contact the Board of Examiners on your behalf with a possible request for temporary facilities.

    You will then receive notification from the Board of Examiners about the possible allocation of the facility. This allocation is temporary.

    Procedure non-temporary impairment

    If you have a non-temporary impairment, you first need to make an appointment with a student counsellor. Some circumstances can immediately be applied for via the information tool. Please complete this information tool first to find out which steps to take.

    As soon as you have received the advice letter from the student counsellor, you can apply for extra facilities, using this application form.

    The Board of Examiners will subsequently contact you about the possible allocation of facilities; if need be, you will be invited for a meeting. When allocating the facilities, it will be indicated whether the facilities are granted to you permanently or for a certain period of time. The facility therefore does not has to be applied for each examination period. You can find these specifications in the approval letter.

    You are responsible for the timely application of the facility/facilities, handing in the expert statement(s), and the advice of the student counsellor. If the application is not done in time, it cannot be guaranteed that the facilities will be arranged for before the examination period. Please keep the following deadlines in mind:
    For block 1: 30 September 2022
    For block 2: 9 December 2022
    For block 3: 3 March 2023
    For block 4: 12 May 2023

    To do

    1. Arrange for an advice letter by a student counsellor.Should you need facilities for a short period, this step can be skipped (e.g. arm in plaster). In some cases it will be necessary to make an appointment with a student counsellor, and in others your application can be taken care of digitally. The correct procedure can be found via

    2. As soon as you have received the advice from the student counsellor or if you cannot produce an official advice before the deadlines mentioned above, you need to contact aa study adviser of the International Office before the above mentioned deadline(s). You can contact the study advisers through LLB (bachelor students) or LLM (pre-LLM and LLM students). You need to include your advice letter from the student counsellor or – should you not have received that yet – a statement by a (medical) expert.

    Taking exams

    You will receive notification from the coordinator examination facilities a week before the start of the examination period at the latest. Should you not receive such mail, please contact

    Organising examination facilities is very labour intensive. Should you therefore decide to not participate in an examination you registered for, you need to inform the department responsible for the course or the department dealing with the facilities, as specified in the approval letter. Not informing the organisation might mean that the facilities cannot be offered to you any more in the future or that the costs incurred will be invoiced to you.

    Last update: 13-7-2022

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