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Student Charter chapter 5: Education and examination regulations (EER)

Chapter 5 of the Tilburg University Student Chapter: Education and examination regulations (EER). In the Student Charter, students’ rights and duties are set out in the areas of education, tests and examinations, student facilities, participation, legal protection, etc.

5.1 Education and Examination Regulations (EER)


The Education and Examination Regulations must be adopted by the dean for each program or group of programs (article 7.13 paragraph 1 WHW). The set regulations must be approved by the School Council, except for the subjects mentioned in article 7.13 paragraph 2 sub paragraphs a to g and v and  except for the requirements mentioned in articles WHW 7.28, 4th and 5th  paragraph and 7.30 b, 2nd paragraph WHW (article. 35 Structure Regulation).


The program committee will be given the opportunity to offer advice before the Education and Examination Regulations are adopted and to use its right of assent as referred to in article article 9.18 paragraph 1 sub a and c WHW, article 19 paragraph 1 sub a and c of the Structure regulation and article  8.5.1 of this Charter. Each year, the program committee assesses the way in which the Education and Examination Regulations have been implemented (article 9.18 paragraph 1 sub b WHW and 19 Structure Regulation).


The Education and Examination Regulations for a program can be viewed on the school's website.

5.2 Content of the Education and Examination Regulations

In the Education and Examination Regulations, the applicable procedures and rights and obligations with regard to education and examinations are laid down. This includes at least:

a1) the content of a program and accompanying final examinations;

a2)  the way in which education is evaluated in the relevant program; 

b) the content of the major fields of a program;

c) qualities in the area of knowledge, insight and competencies that a student must have acquired by the end of their degree program;

d) if necessary, the organization of practical exercises;

e) the program’s study load and each unit of study belonging to it;

f) the number and order of exams as well as the times at which they can be taken;

g) the full-time, part-time or work-study structure of the program;

h) if necessary, the order in which, the time limits, and the number of times per academic year that students are given the opportunity to sit preliminary and final examinations.

i) if necessary the validity period of passed examinations, subject to the examination committee’s authority to extend the period of validity;

j) whether examinations are oral or written or take a different form; the examination committee has the right to decide otherwise in special cases;

k) the way in which students with a disability or chronic illness are reasonably given the opportunity to take examinations;

l)  the public nature of oral examinations, whereby the examination committee may decide otherwise in special cases;

m) the period within which the results of examinations must be made known and the question of whether and if so, how, this period may be departed from;

n) the way in which and the period during which the person who has taken a written examination can inspect their assessed work;

o) the way in which and the period for which students can learn of questions asked and assignments, given in the context of a written examination and of the standards upon which the grading was made;

p) the grounds upon which the examination committee may grant exemption for one or more exams owing to preliminary or final examinations in higher education that have already been passed, or owing to knowledge or skills acquired outside higher education.

q) if necessary, the obligation to participate in practical exercises with a view to admission to the exam in question, subject to the authority of the examination committee to grant exemption from this obligation, whether or not subject to the imposition of substitute requirements;

r) monitoring of the progress of the study and individual counseling;

s) the additional test that must be taken by persons who do not meet the entry conditions (correct profile);

t) the requirements that may be set at the colloquium doctum (entrance examination given by the school into the knowledge and experience of persons older than 21 whose previous education does not permit them to be admitted directly) (article 7.29 paragraph 2);

u) compulsory subjects that must have been included in their previous education (article 7.25 and 7.26, paragraph 5);

v) qualities in the area of knowledge, insight and skills that the student must have acquired by the end of the study (final terms);

w) if necessary, passing exams may be a condition for admission to other exams;

x) the possibility that the examination committee will give permission for a number of credits abroad;

y) compulsory excursions, introductory days, work weeks and internships

z) the year plan and vacation days insofar as they are not regulated for Tilburg University as a whole;

aa) further rules for applying a binding rejection for re-enrolling for the same program, within the meaning of article 3.8.2, concerning the standard for study, the consideration of exceptional personal circumstances that could have delayed the study and the conditions for deferral of the binding rejection including a reasonable period within which the study results must be improved.