Students Tilburg University

Student Charter chapter 1: General Provisions

Chapter 1 of the Tilburg University Student Charter: General Provisions. 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.

1.1 Adoption and announcement

The Executive Board adopts the Student Charter with the concurrence of the University Council.

1.2 Contents of the Student charter

The Student Charter describes students’ rights and obligations. It also specifies the legal position of external students for in as far the contents of the charter apply to them. The charter contains the rights and obligations that apply equally to all students (the section on the institutions). The rights and obligations that ensue from registering for a particular study program (section on study programs) are laid down in each program’s Education and Examination Regulations (EER). The Education and Examination Regulations can be consulted on the websites of the various faculties.

1.3 Definitions

In this charter, these terms will be understood as follows:

  • WHW: the Higher Education and Research Act
  • The regulations: the Structure Regulations of Tilburg University.
1.4 Validity of the Student charter


The provisions in the Student Charter are only valid if and insofar as they are not in conflict with that which is laid down by or pursuant to the law.


This charter will enter into effect on 1 September 2020.