Not taking part in an exam

Discontinuation of examens

Via the online tool ABSENT (in Dutch) you can inform us that you do not wish to take part in the exam. By not taking part in the exam without a valid reason (not illness, accident, force majeure or quarantine), you lose the opportunity to participate in a catch-up exam or catch-up activity. If you fail the course unit in the resit examination period, these credits will be deducted from your learning account. Your personalised learning path (GIT) opportunities of next academic year (scope of the GIT, binding conditions) will be limited. For questions about study planning or reorientation, please contact the student counsellors and learning track counsellors.

Reporting 'certified absences'

  • In case of illness, accident or force majeure, upload a (medical) certificate to the online tool ABSENT (in Dutch) no later than three working days after the examination concerned.
  • Contact the lecturer-in-charge no later than the day of the exam via the ABSENT tool (in Dutch) to arrange a catch-up moment within the regular examination period. In case of force majeure, the lecturer-in-charge determines if the absence is justified. In case of a catch-up exam, the evaluation method as mentioned on the course sheet may change. In consultation with the lecturer-in-charge, a new exam date within the same examination period is made. 


  • If you have an overlap with another exam, you can request a catch-up exam via the ABSENT tool (in Dutch).
  • First of all, contact the lecturer-in-charge of the course unit you are taking as an elective/minor. In case of a personalised learning path (GIT): in case of overlapping, priority should be given to the course unit that is programmed earliest in your standard learning track.