Students Tilburg University

Examination Boards Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Tilburg school of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) has two Examination Boards: the Examination Board Psychology and the Examination Board Social Sciences. The Examination Boards are responsible for the organization, coordination and administration of exams within the school.


An Examination Board draws up rules to ensure that everything runs smoothly during examinations and takes steps when these rules do not prove adequate or when they are not followed correctly. It can provide examiners with guidelines and instructions with regard to the assessment of a student and the student's performance in an examination.

It may happen that, in the information that you receive on the interim examinations or that you read on the website concerning registration for exams, different terms are used for the same things or arrangements referred to in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) or the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Boards. However, this does not alter the spirit of the EERs or the Rules and Regulations.


The Examination Board is also the body that deals with requests from individual students in relation to the study program. Such requests can cover the following subjects:

  1. Study Abroad
    Approval by the Examination Board is required for applying for optional subjects abroad (form),  applying to substitute a TSB course with a course abroad (form) or requesting a distance examination
  2. Applying for an exemption
    A request for an exemption must be accompanied by proof of the material studied and the results achieved (for example with a certified transcript of records).
    Exemption requests must be submitted no later than the third week of the block in which the course is offered.
  3. Selecting subjects for a free-choice program
  4. Other requests regarding the study program
  5. Requesting for an additional opportunity to take an exam

Submitting requests

  • Each request must include the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and registration number and /or student number of the applicant; without this information a request will not be processed. Anyone submitting a request should also state the reason for their request.
  • All requests should be submitted by e-mail:
    - For the admission procedure (pre)master we refer you to the information on the website of the program concerned.
  • With questions about the status of your application please contact:

A request to the examination board is dealt within six working weeks. 
Due to the coronavirus, we cannot guarantee the usual handling time.