Below you will find more information about taking exams by subject.
Examinations at our campus start on fixed times: at 09:30, 13:30, and 18:30.
You can enter the exam hall no earlier than 30 minutes before the start of to the exam.
For all information about exam locations, you can retrieve the information through Osiris Student. You will then see in which room and in which block you are expected. A few working days before an exam, the exact location of that exam is published through this channel.
- Bring a valid and physical ID (driving license, ID card or passport)
- Bring some pens and pencils, an eraser and, if allowed, a calculator and possibly a reserve calculator. Make sure you have backups!
- Do not wear shoes with hard soles for examinations so that you do not disturb fellow students when you enter and leave the examination hall. The ground floor is made of stone.
- Mobile phones, smart watches and any other (potential) communications equipment must be turned off during examinations and kept in your jacket or bag.
- Make sure you write your name and student number on every piece of paper you hand in.
The physical exams are held in the Exam Center (S-building). Find the floor plan here; the Exam Center is located in E 3.
The complete order rules can be found at the bottom of the page. Some of the most important rules are summarized below:
Mobile phones and watches
In cases where suitable facilities are provided for the safe storage of personal property of the students taking the examination, mobile telephones may not be taken into the examination room. In all other cases, mobile telephones must be switched off as soon as the student enters the examination room. Furthermore, mobile telephones must remain out of reach throughout the entire examination. The use of mobile telephones and other electronic communications equipment during written examinations is prohibited. Violation of this provision is considered fraud. Watches are not permitted during the examination. Watches must be stored in a coat/jacket or bag.
Visiting the toilets during examinations
During an examination, each participant may visit the toilets once. Students must notify the invigilator that they have to visit the toilets and the invigilator’s instructions must be fully complied with. Max. one participant per block may visit the toilets at any one time. It is forbidden to take a phone or watch with you during the toilet visit. Violation of this rule is considered fraud. EUR uses mobile detection equipment to detect the use of mobile phones in the toilets.
It is still possible to start an examination up until 15 minutes after the commencement of the examinations; after that, it is no longer possible unless the senior invigilator gives permission for late participation in the examination as a result of a demonstrable serious traffic inconvenience. It is not possible to appeal the decision to refuse participation in an examination due to late arrival.
It is possible that due to circumstances, you arrive late for the examination. Regardless of the reason, this will be deducted from your examination time. Furthermore, you also disturb your fellow students when arriving late once the session has already begun.
During the first half hour of the examination, the lecturer of the corresponding course is on hand to answer any questions about (questions in) the examination. The lecturer will obviously not reveal any answers, but can eliminate any ambiguities about the examination.
Examinations are taken physically on campus. In a very limited number of exceptions, it is possible for some programmes to take an exam online (with online invigilation via Online Proctoring). This is only possible if you have already submitted a request at least 2 weeks prior to the examination AND only if your request has also been approved by the programme's examination committee. Please note, this is not possible for all courses. For more information, consult your programme's info via the links below:
- https://my.eur.nl/en/ese/education-school/online-examinations-proctoring (ESE)
- https://my.eur.nl/en/essb/start-academic-year-2022-2023 (ESSB)
- https://my.eur.nl/en/esphil/bachelors/bachelor-philosophy-specific-discipline/exchange-main-programme (ESPhil)
- https://my.eur.nl/nl/esl/digitale-tentamens-ans. (ESL)
If your request has been approved and you will soon be taking your exam online, please see 'Downloads' below for further instructions and useful tips.
Below you will find more information about signing up for each topic.
The regular registration period for all examinations within the EUR taking place at Campus Woudestein begins 26 working days before the written examination and ends 5 working days before the examination. Registration for an examination is done via OSIRIS. The day on which the examination takes place is not counted when calculating the registration period. Registration on a given day is possible until 23:59.
Calculation example regular period:
For example, if your exam takes place on January 31, the registration period for this exam runs from December 27 at 00:01 am (26 working days before the exam) to January 24 at 23:59 pm (5 working days before the exam).
For almost all standard written exams (and resits) at EUR, you can only register for examinations via Osiris Student within the stipulated registration period. Once you have done this, you will always receive an email stating that your examination registration has been confirmed by the university. Please keep this email until your result has been published in Osiris. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you should assume that you have not been registered for the examination.
You cannot register for exams via Osiris Student outside the registration period. Please contact your faculty if you are not registered for your exam or see: registering outside the registration period.
- Make sure that you are enrolled as a student of the programme for the examination you wish to sit. Click here to be directed to our page about enrolling for programmes.
- Make sure that you are enrolled as a participant of the course for the examination you wish to sit in Osiris Student.
- In the Course and Examination Regulations (OER) of the programme for the examination you wish to sit you will find the official rules regarding examinations. Check whether and to what extent you comply with these rules. Each OER contains a section or chapter about (sitting) examinations.
- If you still are unable to register for an examination during the registration period, we will be happy to help you. Contact the ESSC.
Some faculty offer the opportunity to enroll after the application period. Contact your faculty for your options:
- ESSB: https://my.eur.nl/en/essb/register-exams
- ESHPM: https://my.eur.nl/en/eshpm/general-information/examinations-and-results/late-registration-examinations
- ESPHIL: https://my.eur.nl/en/esphil/examination
- EUC: https://my.eur.nl/en/euc/contact
- Erasmus MC: https://stip.erasmusmc.nl/Geneeskunde/315
During the registration period, it is also possible to deregister for examinations. You can arrange this easily in Osiris Student. This way, you will not receive the “not present” entry in your student file and Osiris Student. Also, we'll know that another student can use your reserved workspace.
Students at the following faculties cannot make use interim deregistrations for written examinations:
- ESL bachelor- and master students.
Students with temporary or structural forms of disabilities can, for the duration of this disability and within reasonable limits, make use of special facilities. These facilities, including the adjustment of examination facilities, helps to ensure that there is an equal chance of academic success for students with disabilities.
Firstly, you need to submit a request to the Examining Board of the faculty at which you are registered. If you are registered are two faculties, you must submit a separate request to both faculties. Based on your disability, the Examining Board will determine whether you are eligible to sit written examinations in the above-mentioned locations and for how long the approval will be valid.
If students have permission to take exams in the designated halls, they are automatically registered for these halls after registration in Osiris.
Please note that if you register late until two working days before an examination, you can still use the extra facilities. If the late registration falls within the two working days before an examination or on the day of the examination, the right to extra examination facilities will be lost.
Examinations for students with disabilities take place in separate rooms at Woudestein Campus. More information can be found on Osiris Student.
The starting time in the separate halls for students with disabilities is equal to that of the regular exams. The end time is half an hour later than the regular exams.
Disciplinary rules for examinations in the smaller rooms for students with disabilities are exactly the same as the standard disciplinary rules.
Participants who have permission to sit examinations in the smaller rooms designated for students with disabilities are not allowed to sit the examination in the large hall. It is not possible to reserve two places. If participants are too late for the smaller rooms and still want to sit the exam in the large hall without extra time, their exam paper will be marked with an ink stamp stating ‘at own risk’.
Establishing the rules for written examinations is one of the tasks of the Examination Board of a study programme or faculty. The Examination Board publishes the rules in the Rules and Guidelines or as part of the Course and Examination Regulations (OER). To ensure that all of the EUR's examinations are administered in a similar manner, general agreements have been made with the Examination Boards concerning the rules for written examinations. You can download those agreements here
EUR Examination Rules 2023-2024
Occasionally, examinations are cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, such as a severe storm, black ice or heavy snowfall. These are situations in which it is very dangerous to go out on the road, which cause long queues of traffic or disrupt train services. Therefore, examinations can also be seriously disrupted since many students do not arrive or arrive late to the examination. Practice shows that such situations often lead to confusion as to whether examinations will still go ahead or if they will be cancelled. In order to provide maximum clarity in this type of complex situation, there is one general procedure.
If the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) issues a weather warning for the whole country, or specifically for the Rijnmond region, due to very severe storms, black ice, heavy snowfall or other extreme weather conditions.
As soon as a weather warning has been issued, the examination timetable is checked to see which examinations are scheduled for that day, and for which programmes. These examinations will be cancelled and this will be communicated in the following manner.
Note: A different procedure may apply for exams in Medicine.
The cancellation is posted on the EUR home page and also on the ESSC and exam administration news pages. The cancellation is also mentioned on the monitors on campus. Faculties may additionally inform students further via SIN or SMS.
After canceling exams due to a weather alarm, a new date will be set as soon as possible. The Exam Organization consults with the education office of the program(s) involved. The new date is no more than two weeks after the original examination date. The new date is then published on SIN by the program(s) concerned. The Examination Organization publishes the new date on the ESSC website and on the monitors in the Exam Centre.
Do you have a complaint about an examination and/or the course of events during the examination? You can file a complaint via the ‘Legal position’ website.
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We expect a responsible and professional attitude from students, following RIVM guidelines and not participating in exams on campus if they are ill.
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