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Fraud provisions regarding online exams

Published: 12th June 2020 Last updated: 16th June 2020

Tilburg University Examination Boards

June 2020

  • Communicating about the contents of any exam is prohibited and is sanctionable as a form of fraud. To allow follow-up fraud control calls to be made, the communication prohibition applies from the start of an exam until two hours have passed after the exam has ended. If no follow-up calls are made, the communication prohibition will apply until one hour has passed after the exam has ended.
  • Any student who starts taking any exam accepts and observes the Code of Honor, thereby promising not to commit fraud.
  • Any student who commits fraud infringes the Rules and Regulations and violates the Code of Honor. Fraud is sanctionable, with sanctions ranging from declaring the exam concerned invalid to excluding the student concerned from participating in all exams for a maximum of one year.
  • Any student who is aware of fraud having been committed by one or more other students may be expected to report this to the Examination Board.
  • If a student has been discovered initiating communication about an exam during the exam, this may result in exclusion from participation in all exams for an entire year even on first offense.
  • If more students are identified as having committed fraud, the Examination Board may declare the entire exam concerned invalid for all students who took it. Fraudulent exam conduct therefore not only harms students who commit fraud, but effectively also all students taking the exam concerned.