Section 10: Reviews

Article 26: Review Periods and Frequency of Reviews

26.1 Once the student has submitted sufficient proof that he/she has passed the examinations of the components making up the course, he/she will be given the opportunity of undergoing a review.

26.2 The student will only receive his/her diploma after he/she has successfully completed all course components.

Article 27: Final Exam Results

27.1. The examination board will determine the results of the final exam once the student has submitted sufficient proof that he/she has passed the required examinations.

27.2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the first subclause, the examination board can, prior to determining the results of the examination, enquire into the student's knowledge, insight and skills with regard to one or more components of the programme, if and to the extent that the results of the examinations in question give it cause to do so.

Article 28:Degree Certificates

28.1 Once a student has passed the final degree programme examination, he or she will be awarded the corresponding degree certificate by the examination board.
28.2 The examination board may mark a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree certificate 'cum laude' if in the unanimous opinion of the examination board members the student has shown an exceptional level. The decision to mark a certificate 'cum laude' will be taken during the deliberation of the examination board and recorded on the exam report card.

28.3. For the Music in Education department, the Board of Examiners may mark the certificate 'cum laude' if the student has achieved an average of eight or higher for all examinations during the training and had no marks below a seven.

Article 29: Fraud and plagiarism

29.1 Students will be informed in writing about the rules on fraud and plagiarism and how they can act correctly.

29.2  In case the teacher suspects any form of fraud in the preparatory phase of an examination, the teacher gives the students a chance to improve.

29.3. If in any examination or any other form of assessment an examiner suspects that a student has committed fraud, he or she will inform the examination board in writing as soon as possible.

29.4. The examination board will decide within two weeks on the measures it will take. It will not make that decision before the student in question has been heard or at least proper action has been taken to summon the student to a hearing. A report will be drawn up of the hearing.

29.5. The examination board will draw up its decision in writing. It may mean that the student is denied the right to re-take the component in which he or she is found to have committed fraud for a period of time up to one year, determined by the board. In case of serious fraud, the Board may, if the examination board puts forward a proposal to do so, permanently terminate the student's enrolment.

29.6 In case of serious fraud, the institutional board may, on a proposal from the Examination Board, permanently terminate the enrollment for the programme of the student concerned. Serious fraud is, inter alia, if a thesis is not self-written or an exam is made by someone else. 

29.7. The examination board will stipulate that the examiner must mark the student 0 (zero) for the component in which he or she has committed fraud. The decision will state the student’s options for appeal or objection and the applicable time limits.

29.8. Articles 29.4, 29.5 and 29.7 apply correspondingly to instances of plagiarism.

29.9. If a student commits fraud or plagiarism with the knowledge and/or cooperation of a fellow student, the latter will be an accessory, to whom the relevant guidelines and procedures will apply correspondingly.

Article 30: The Examination Appeals Board

The student may appeal to the Examination Appeals Board as referred to in Article 7 (60) of the Law in respect of decisions rendered by the examination board or examiners, or of decisions as referred to in Article 13 (Dismissal).