Portal for

    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 shall send by e-mail an identical electronic version of the application for information to interneberoepen_OS@vub.be.


    The decision taken will be communicated to you as soon as it has been taken.

    External appeals procedure

    You can appeal to the decision of the internal procedure with the Council for Disputes about Decisions on Study Progress as is described in the Teaching and examination regulations.