Section 8: Exemption

Article 24: Exemption from Examinations

24.1 At the request of the student and recommendation of the relevant study advisor/study coordinator, the examination board can exempt a student from an examination of a component referred to in Article 12, 14 or 15 if that student meets one of the following conditions:
I. the student has passed an examination of a similar component with respect to content and study load as part of a professional training course in the Netherlands
II. the student has passed an examination of a similar component with respect to content and study load as part of a university degree programme in the Netherlands
III. the student can produce evidence that he/she has worked for a number of years to be determined by the examination board in an area relevant to the examination in question or has practised a profession relevant to the examination in question
IV. the student has passed an examination of a similar component with respect to content and study load as part of a comparable course abroad, possibly after a Nuffic committee charged with comparing the foreign diploma with that of a comparable programme offered in the Netherlands has recognised the examination.

24.2. The exemption can in principle be requested in September and October, for the subjects in the curriculum of the current academic year.

24.3 The recommendation of the study advisor/study coordinator will be made using the designated form and will be accompanied by the requisite supporting documents.

24.4 If a student is exempted from one or more examinations, he or she will not participate in any course(s) in preparation for that/those examination(s).

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