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 more information about examination locations, please subscribe to the SIN-online ‘Examination Locations’ channel. Click here to be redirected to this channel. The exact location of an examination will be announced on this channel one working day before the examination is scheduled to take place.

In addition, you can also check examination locations and any location changes on the screens in the lobby of the Van der Goot building.

  • 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.

Physical exams take place in the Van der Goot Building (formerly the M building), in the large hall on the ground floor. You enter the Van der Goot building through one of the entrances. Both outside the Van der Goot building , in the hall and in the exam room, you must adhere to the walking lines.

Disciplinary rules for sitting written examinations at EUR. Some of the most important rules for students are summarized directly 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.

Late arrival

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. 

Asking questions

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.  

Covid-19 virus

Before taking an exam on campus, you should ask yourself the following 5 questions:

  1. Do you, or did you have one or more of the following complaints (in the past 24 hours)?
    • Coughing, Symptoms of a common cold, Fever or elevated temperature, Shortness of breath, Loss of taste and smell.
  2. Do you have COVID-19 and was this confirmed by a positive test within the past 7 days?

If you answer one of the questions with "YES", you will unfortunately not be able to take an exam on campus. In this, we expect a responsible and professional attitude from students, who will follow RIVM guidelines and will not participate in on campus exams if they meet one of the criteria mentioned above. Please go to ‘how to request’ for the proceedings.


  1. Did you arrive (or return) from a COVID-19 risk area?
  2. Did you receive a notification from the Coronamelder app?
  3. Do you have a roommate, or have you been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus?

You are only able to make the exam on Campus if you are fully vaccinated, or you have had COVID-19 in the past six months (180 days). In this, we expect a responsible and professional attitude from students, who will follow RIVM guidelines and will not participate in on campus exams if they meet one of the criteria mentioned above.

    Online Exams

    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:

    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.


    The registration period for all examinations at EUR starts 26 working days before the written examination and ends 5 working days before the examination. The day on which the examination is scheduled to take place is not included when calculating the registration period. It is possible to register on any given day until 23:59. After this period has passed, you can also complete a late registration at ESSC (6 to 2 days before the exam). After that period has also passed, students at some faculties can also complete a late registration at their faculty.

    Example standard registration period
    If your examination is scheduled to take place on Friday, 31 January, the registration period for this examination starts on 27 December at 00:01 (26 working days before the examination) and ends on Friday, 24 January at 23:59 (5 working days before the examination).

    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.

    There are exceptions to this rule, see below.

    No exceptions; standard registration procedure applies.

    ESHCC bachelor students and master students are registered by the faculty for regular written examinations. They are not required to arrange this personally during the registration period. This group of students is required to personally arrange their registration for resits.

    The faculty registers ESL bachelor students for standard written examinations. They do not have to do this themselves during the registration period. ESL bachelor students do have to register for any subsequent resits on MyEUR: Registration (ESL).

    ESL Master students must register for regular exams and resits. They must register via Osiris.

    Other regulations apply for ESSB examinations. Click here for more information: 


    Both bachelor and master students are required to personally arrange their registration for examinations during the registration period. This group of students is also required to personally arrange their registration for resits.

    After registration for a course in Osiris Student, you are automatically registered for the first exam. If you want to participate in a course, register yourself ultimately 21 days after the start of the block, in which the course is offered, in Osiris Student. Be aware that all ESHPM students need to register themselves for all resit exams through Osiris Student.

    The faculty registers RSM bachelor and master students for standard written examinations. They do not have to do this themselves during the registration period. However, these students have to register for resits themselves.

    You cannot enrol for examinations in Osiris Student outside the registration period. Further down this page you will find more information as to how you can still register for examinations outside the standard registration period.

    If you sit an examination without registering, you will sit this examination at your own risk. This means that there is a chance that the Examining Board will reject your participation afterwards and you will not receive a mark, and/or that you first need to justify your non-registration to the Examining Board and only then will you receive your results. The Examining Board shall decide on this matter.

    Before the examination starts, report to the invigilator that you are not registered so as to avoid having to explain the situation to the invigilator during the examination. The invigilators always have a list of all students that are registered for the examination.

    1. 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.
    2. Make sure that you are enrolled as a participant of the course for the examination you wish to sit in Osiris Student.
    3. 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.
    4. If you still are unable to register for an examination during the registration period, we will be happy to help you. Contact the ESSC.

    If the period until the examination is 6 to 2 days, you can complete a late registration for the examination at the ESSC. The day on which the examination is scheduled to take place is not included when calculating the registration period, and late registration is only possible during ESSC opening hours.

    For example, if your examination is scheduled to take place on Friday, 31 January, the standard registration period ends on Thursday, 23 January at 23:59 (7 days before the examination). The late registration period at the ESSC begins on the ESSC’s next working day after this point, and ends two working days before the examination. Normally, the ESSC is open five days a week from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 16:00. Click here for ESSC address details.

    For late registration up to two days before the examination there is a € 20.00 handling fee per examination. Refunds are not granted. You will receive written confirmation of your late registration, which you will need to take with you to the examination.

    Students at the following faculties cannot make use of (3a:) registering outside the registration period during the late registration period:

    • ESL - bachelor students. 
    • RSM - bachelor, master and premaster students

    At some faculties it is still possible to register for examinations even if this late registration period has lapsed. Refer to '3c' below.

    If you missed the standard registration period due to force majeure and you have been admitted to the examination, you can be registered late for that examination with the Examining Board’s approval. To do this, you must first contact your programme’s Examining Board. The Examining Board shall review your request. If you are allowed to participate in the examination with a late registration, you will receive written confirmation of this decision. You can use this document to register late for the examination, free of charge and in person, at the ESSC desk. Click here for ESSC address details. Once you have registered, you will receive written evidence from the ESSC confirming that you have registered late for the examination. You should bring this document to the examination.  

    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.

    Students who have permission to sit exams in the smaller rooms will be automatically registered for these rooms, after registration via Osiris Student.

    Please note: for a late registration up to two working days before an examination, you can still use the extra examination 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 exam facilities expires.

    Exams for students with disabilities take place in a separate hall in "The van der Goot building", see SIN-Channel exam locations.

    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 2022 - 2023

    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. 

    Any such cancellation will be announced on the EUR homepage. The cancellation will also be displayed on the screens around campus. The faculties can further inform students via SIN or SMS.

    The cancellation of examination(s) due to a weather warning means that a new date needs to be scheduled as soon as possible. The Department for Exam Administration takes the initiative to arrange this and consults with the educational office of the relevant programme(s). The rescheduled examination will take place more than two weeks after the original examination date.

    The new date will be published by the relevant programme(s) on SIN. The Department for Exam Administration will publish the new date on the ESSC website and on the screens.  

    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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