Personal Circumstances

Personal Circumstances

During your studies, it is possible that personal circumstances will temporarily affect your study results, because you are not able to focus properly. This may cause you to delay your studies and you may not meet the standards of the Binding Study Advice (BSa), you may not be able to proceed to the next academic year or you may not be able to start your elective exam or the internships. In these situations it is necessary to make an appointment with the study advisor to find out what would be beneficial for you, how you can continue your studies in the best possible way or what your new schedule could look like.

Personal circumstances include:

  • illness, disability, functional impairment or pregnancy;
  • family circumstances;
  • caring for someone close (volunteer care)
  • membership of the University Council, the Student Council, the faculty study association or the program committee;
  • Elite Sport (Visit Erasmus Sport), other circumstances as referred to in article 2.1 of the WHW Implementation Decree and/or the conviction of the Examination Board.

If you reasonably suspect that you will be delayed in your studies as a result of personal circumstances, long-term illness or your functional impairment, you must report this as soon as possible to the study advisor. The purpose of this is to prevent and/or limit any study delay now and especially in the future as much as possible. If necessary and possible, you will draw up an adjusted study plan together with the study advisor. It is important to note here that you, like all other students, must participate in all educational obligations and that you must meet the requirements that the program sets for a student.

If you want the program to take your personal circumstances into account, you should report this to the study advisor as soon as possible. Reporting study delay on time is important when requesting exceptions to the Education and Examination Regulations (OER).

Examples of exceptions to the rules of the Education and Examination Regulations (OER) are:

  • extension of examination time (for example in the case of dyslexia or AD(H)D);
  • extension of the period of validity of study components that have expired or are about to expire before you can obtain your degree
  • a study plan for top athletes;
  • exemptions.

If you think you qualify for an exception to the rules of the OER, you can submit a digital request to the Examination Board.

The study advisor and the student dean have an advisory role in requesting exceptions to the rules. The required confidentiality will be observed. If there are personal circumstances that you prefer to keep as private as possible, you need only share them with the study advisor or the student dean. These will only share confidential information with third parties if you have given them permission to do so.

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