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Rules for obtaining the epithets Cum laude and Summa cum laude

The Board of Examiners of the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience may decide to grant the epithet Cum Laude (= with distinction) to a MSc diploma. The following criteria are used as guidelines in this decision. When special personal circumstances apply (for example study delay due to unfortunate personal circumstances), when the student shows exceptional performance in other ways, or for any other valid reason, The Board of Examiners is free to deviate from these guidelines for reaching their decisions.

  • The MSc diploma has been obtained in the nominal programme duration of two years or less;
  • No exams have been taken more than once;
  • The weighted average of the marks for all taught courses is at least 8.0;
  • The weighted average of the marks for all elements of the programme is at least 8.0;
  • No mark is lower than 7.0;
  • Concerning the partial exams for the courses NS001, NS002 and NS003a (the core modules), all these partial exams must have been passed with at least the grade 7.0 on the first occasion that the partial exam was offered;
  • For all of the courses that are individual projects (NS190, NS194, N200 and NS202), the deadlines have been met.

The weight applied in computing the averages is the ECTS-load of the course elements.

For the epithet Summa Cum Laude (= with the highest distinction)  the marks mentioned are one full point higher (i.e., at least 9.0; no marks lower than 8.0).

Please note that these rules are stricter than the rules applied for most other programmes within the RUG.

Last modified:29 January 2019 10.57 a.m.