Section 6: Taking Examinations
Article 16: Order of the Examinations
16.1. Students may not take an examination until they have successfully passed all other examinations from previous terms or academic years in that same subject unless the syllabus of a certain subject explicitly permits this, as described in the study guide.
16.2. Under the following conditions, the examination board may, at the student's request, allow him/her to take certain post-propaedeutic examinations before he/she has passed the propaedeutic examination:
I. the student must have successfully passed the minimum required propaedeutic components so as not to risk being issued a binding recommendation to discontinue his/her studies as referred to in Article 13
II. the student will be allowed to take only the examinations for those components of which the student has already passed the propaedeutic examination
III. permission to take the examinations will be valid for a period to be determined but not to exceed twelve months
Article 17: Examination Periods and Frequency of Examinations
17.1. For the components referred to in Articles 12 and 14, students will be given at least one opportunity during the academic year in which the examination is offered to resit that examination. The examinations taken initially and resat by students of the components referred to in Article 12 have no influence on the time periods stipulated in Article 13, within which students must earn the required number of credits in each category of subjects in the light of the regulations pertaining to the binding recommendation regarding the discontinuation of studies set forth therein.
17.2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the foregoing subclause, students will be given but a single opportunity to take the examination of a component in which he/she is not enrolled in a given academic year.
17.3. Students may not take any particular course component more than twice. If a student fails to complete the course component, then in consultation with study supervisors he or she must independently acquire the requisite knowledge in order thus to complete the course component successfully.
Article 18: Qualifying examination for moving up from the first to the second study year of the master's degree programme
18.1 All students take a qualifying examination at the end of the first study year of the master's degree programme. If the result of this examination is insufficient, the student is entitled to a re-examination during the re-examination week at the end of August of the same year. If the qualifying examination takes place outside the examination period from May to July, the re-examination will take place within two months after the examination which the student has failed.
18.2 Students may only participate in the lessons and examinations of the second study year of the master's degree programme after they have passed the qualifying examination from the first to the second year.
18.3 If a candidate has not shown up at the examination without a valid reason (please see article 13.2 of these regulations), he/she forfeits the right to a re-examination.
Article 19: Form of the Examinations
19.1. The examinations of the components referred to in Articles 12 and 14 will be taken in the manner indicated in the study guide. At the student's request, the examination board may allow an examination to be given in a manner other than that referred to above.
19.2. Physically disabled students and students suffering from a sensory impairment will be given the opportunity, in consultation with their supervisor and with the examination board's approval, to take their examinations in a manner most suited to meet any special needs they may have. Where necessary, the examination board will obtain the opinion of one or more experts before rendering a decision.
Article 20: Oral and Practical Examinations
20.1. Oral and practical/performance examinations are administered individually unless the make-up of the examination requires otherwise or the examination board has determined differently.
20.2. Oral and practical/performance final examinations, the research presentation and the exam at the end of the first year of the master's programme are open to the public unless the examination board or the examiner in question exceptionally determines otherwise.