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    Making appeal against a study progress decision

    In case you feel that your rights have been infringed you can appeal.


    First step is an internal appeal. In case you do not agree with the outcome of it, you can start an external appeal procedure.

    HINT If you are considering to lodge an internal appeal against an exam result, it is advisable to scrutinise the exam copy first and/or ask feedback from the examiner. See the teaching and examination regulations and the faculty supplementary provisions for the terms and organisation of the perusal and feedback moments.

    Internal appeals procedure


    In case you feel that your rights have been infringed you can appeal against a study progress decision within the expiry period of seven calendar days. The expiry period for examination decisions starts the day following the day of the electronic communication of examination results. For all other study progress decisions, the expiry period starts the day after announcement of the decision.


    To be admissible, your appeal must be filed in the form of a signed and dated application letter submitted within the expiry period by registered mail to the Central Commission for Appeals, FAO The President, Onderwijs en studentenzaken - C2, Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussels. The application must include, at the very least, your identity, the disputed decision(s) and a factual description of the objections invoked. We advise you to use the template form for internal appeal.

    At the same time, you need to send an identical electronic version of the application for information by e-mail to interneberoepen_OS@vub.be.


    You will be informed of the decision on your appeal within the period of twenty calendar days. This period of twenty calendar days starts the day after the day on which the appeal was lodged.

    External appeals procedure

    You can appeal to the decision of the internal procedure with the Council for Disputes about Decisions on Study Progress and this within seven calendar days of being notified of the decision of your internal appeal. More information can be found in the Teaching and examination regulations.


    The Raad voor betwistingen inzake studievoortgangsbeslissingen (‘the Council’) acts as annulment judge. This means that the Council cannot proceed to a factual re-examination of the case and that you, as a student, cannot bring any new factual elements to your external appeal which you did not invoke during the internal appeal. If your internal appeal has been declared inadmissible, the Council will examine whether the internal appeal was rightly rejected as inadmissible."