Section 9: Temporary interruption and cessation of study

Article 25

25.1 A student may submit a reasoned request to the study supervisors to interrupt his or her study for a specific period. The study supervisors will decide whether to grant this request.

25.2 If the student’s request is granted, the study supervisors and the student will agree in advance about when and under what conditions the student will be entitled to resume his or her study. 

25.3 A student must de-register in order to interrupt his or her study.

25.4 A student may not interrupt his or her study for more than one year.

25.5 If a student prolongs the agreed interruption of study without obtaining permission from the head of division, he or she will be deemed to have ceased studying without being automatically entitled to resume studies. In that case the study supervisors may deny a request for a renewed entrance examination. 

25.6 A student who interrupts his or her study by de-registering without complying with the stipulations laid down in paragraphs 1 to 4 will be deemed to have ceased studying and will not be entitled to resume studies. In that case the study supervisors may deny a request for a renewed entrance examination.

25.7 To administer the entrance examination, the study supervisors will appoint an assessment committee which will determine whether and at what level a student may resume his or her studies and which components of the programme he or she must complete or repeat from the preceding phase of study. This recommendation will be submitted for the approval of the examination board.

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