The Examination Board can grant an extra exam opportunity in the following cases:
1. Personal circumstances
In the event of (long-term) personal circumstances (e.g. a long-term or chronic illness) resulting in:
- impossibility to take part in the regular examinations, and
- impossibility to take regular scheduled examinations in the near future, and
- a serious delay of studies is expected.
A request for an extra examination due to personal circumstances will always can only be submitted after consulting the student adviser or student counselor and has to include a study plan as well as an advice from the student adviser or student counselor.
2. Top sport
If the applicant has had to miss one or more examinations due to participating in top-level sports, where the applicant should be recognized by the Top Sports Office. The request will have to be submitted through the student adviser or student counselor and has to include a study plan as well as an advice from the student adviser or student counselor.
3. Last examination Master programme
In individual cases, when all of the master courses and the thesis have been successfully completed, except one course, students can request for an extra exam opportunity. The applicant will have to meet all of the following requirements:
- not granting an extra opportunity to take the examination would result in at least five months (excluding July and August) prolongation of the programme;
- it has been established that the applicant has taken part in all previous opportunities to take examinations and scored at least a 4.0;
It is not possible to request an extra exam opportunity for a free elective, as it can be replaced by a 6 EC core course of another master programme in order to reduce study delay.
If the Examination Board agrees to give an extra opportunity, the examiner concerned will be requested to cooperate with this. In general, the student concerned will then be referred to the examiner to establish the time at which the extra opportunity will be offered. The decision of the Examination Board will also entail that the extra opportunity will have to be taken within a certain period of time, but does not necessarily have the same form al the regular examination. The Examination Board can also decide that the extra opportunity will be taken during the next re-examination period.
Please note, extra examinations will in general only be offered once. The Examination Board will not grant extra exam opportunities in order to improve sufficient grades.
A request for an extra exam opportunity can be submitted via the Online Request Form.
If you have a Bachelor’s course open from the old curriculum, please refer to the transition website for more information.