Study results

The Student Administration processes the results achieved by students for their examinations, theses and other tests and assignments. These study results are recorded and managed in our student progress monitoring system (Osiris). This information is used to determine how far a student has progressed within their respective educational programmes. Students can access their results via the Web.

On this page you'll find more information regarding study results within Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), including the location where you can view your study results, the manner of publication and the term of validity of study results. Additionally, the quantitative and qualitative descriptions corresponding to the results found in your results overview will be explained in more detail. See the table of contents below or scroll down.

On this page:

  1. General information
  2. Study progress and study success
  3. Reader’s guide to study results
  4. Requesting statements in regards to study result

 

1. General information

Student access: Osiris Student
EUR students can view all their study results in Osiris Student. This system can be accessed by visiting https://sis.eur.nl/student in a web browser and logging in with your ERNA account details. You can then verify whether all your study results are administrated by EUR and that all required ECTS are assigned to you by generating a 'Study Progress Report' in Osiris Student. This process is explained in more detail here, or scroll down.

Marking period and period for announcing test results
The period in which the university must disclose the marks for tests vary per academic programme, and is stated in the Course and Examination Regulations (CER) of the programme. To access this information concerning your programme, refer to the section 'Results of Examinations' in the CER of your programme or faculty. All CER's at EUR are listed here.

Period of validity of examination results
The study results you have acquired will only remain valid for a limited period of time. For example, it is possible that the examination results you have acquired will only remain valid for a period of three or six years. When the period of validity of study results has expired, these study results are no longer valid.
If you think you have a valid reason for extending this period of validity, you should contact the Examination Board of your academic programme. This will allow you to present your case and ask the Board for an extension. 

The period of validity for acquired examination results varies from programme to programme. This period of validity is stated in the Course and Examination regulations (CER) of the programme. To find the period of validity, look up the terms ‘period of validity’ in the CER of the relevant faculty or academic programme. All CER's at EUR are listed here.

 

2. Study progress and study success

Ground rules in the Course and Examination Regulations
In their Course and Examination Regulations, programmes provide more comprehensive information regarding the requirements students must satisfy in order to pass a programme’s examination. A student will graduate when all of these requirements have been satisfied. Click here for an overview of the locations of the Course and Examination Regulations for all EUR programmes.

Examination programme
An examination programme for an academic programme contains all criteria participants of that programme must meet to complete said programme. These criteria consist of all the tests, courses, minors, assignments and theses students must successfully complete before they can graduate from the academic programme. One manner in which students can view their relevant examination programme is by accessing a Study Progress Overview in Osiris Student. Refer to the next section for more information on this subject. 

Study Progress Overview
When you want to know to what extent you have completed the examination programme of your academic programme, you can access Osiris Student and generate a Study Progress Overview. Refer to the below two steps:

- Step 1: Generating a Study Progress Review report
To generate a Study progress review report, click on the 'Progress' tab in Osiris Student. You'll then enter the 'Study progress review' tab in the next menu. This tab will show all the academic programmes you're enrolled in. Either click on 'Show on screen' next to a programme to view the Study progress report on that programme from your browser, or click on 'Download file' to download the report in pdf-format. 

Before generating the report, directly below the available progress reviews, you can select whether you want to filter out test results that do not contribute towards your completion of the programme via the 'Options' settings. Finally, you can also turn on the option to show any missing results of courses that are required to complete the academic programme ('Print courses still to be taken?'), as well as turning on the option to show your 'weighted average grade' of all the completed courses in the progress review report.

- Step 2: Reading a Study Progress Review report
Once you generated the report, first review the 'ECTS credits' section to get a quick overview of the extent to which you achieved all ECTS-credits for your programme, as well as the credits you supposedly achieved outside of the academic programme. Use the next section ('Programme') to get an overview of the extent to which you completed each year within the programme. Lastly, use the 'Grades - Study programme' section to get a detailed breakdown of all the courses you passed and failed.

Keep in mind that it's possible some of your results ended up in the 'Grades - Other' section, instead of the above-stated 'Grades - Study programme' section. If this is the case, your study progress overview will show you did not pass each component in the academic programme, even though you might have passed each in reality. You can verify the validity of this information by ascertaining that each course missing in the 'Programme' is listed in the 'Grades - Other' section, and by verifying that its credits are not shown in brackets and a valid grade is included. Credits shown in brackets represent uncompleted components.

 

3. Reader’s guide to study results

For processing study results, EUR applies the Dutch numerical assessment system. This system is explained below. In addition, a number of alphabetical designations are used in Osiris Student. These are also explained below. 

Dutch assessment system

In the Netherlands, a numerical assessment system for study results is used. This is, of course, also used by EUR. This system uses a scale that runs from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent). Refer to the table 'Dutch assessment system' down below. For more information on this system, continue reading after the table.

Table: Dutch assessment system

Result

Explanation

10

Outstanding *

 9

Very good *

 8

Good

 7

Highly satisfactory

 6

Satisfactory

 5

Unsatisfactory (compensable)

 4

Insufficient

 3

Highly unsatisfactory *

 2

Highly unsatisfactory *

 1

Highly unsatisfactory *

Source: www.nuffic.nl | * The marks 1 through 3, 9, and 10 are rarely given.

A 6 (rounded off) is the minimum mark needed to achieve a ‘pass’. For marks with one decimal point, 5.5 is the minimum for a ‘pass’. The below-stated table explains this in more detail.

Dutch grades

10

9.5 - 10

excellent

9

8.5 - 9.4

very good

8

7.5 - 8.4

good

7

6.5 - 7.4

satisfactory

6

5.5 - 6.4

pass

1 - 5

1.0 - 5.4

fail

 

Alphabetical designations

Almost all of the study results in Osiris Student are stated based on the above numerical system. However, some alphabetical designations are also used. You may come across these designations when you review your study progress in Osiris Student. Refer to the table below for an explanation of these abbreviated descriptions.

Table: descriptions corresponding to results in Osiris at EUR, in alphabetical order

Assessment

Description

ER

Own Risk

FR

Fraud

G

Good

I

Insufficient

NO

No show

N

No show; forfeited

NVD

Fail

NGR

Result pending

O

Unsatisfactory

SL

Highly unsatisfactory

S

Sufficient

VW

Removed

VD

Pass

V

Satisfactory

VR

Exemption

VT

Exemption (progress-related grant)

V *

Exemption valid for a limited period

VC

Exemption with retention of mark

ZC

See comments/course abroad

 

4. Requesting statements in regards to study results

Visit the web page 'Requesting documents and statements' to request documents such as statements of your achieved study results, certified copies of diplomas, list of marks and supplements, requests to authorise a third person to collect your documentation, and other more.