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    Regulations, forms and internship

    An overview of important regulations and forms can be found here.


    Would you like to start an internship outside of an academic course?

    Please send your motivation on the basis of the document 'Motivation application internship outside the  study programme' to the programme director via faclw@vub.ac.b

    After the written agreement of the dean, the internship agreement can be drawn up.

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    Study path

    As a student you can shape your own study path. If you need help, you can always fall back on your learning path counsellor who is there to inform, advise and guide you.

    Enrolment requirements

    In order to be eligible to take a course, you usually have to meet certain enrolment requirements. These requirements can be both pre- and corequisites.

    • A prerequisite is a course of which you have shown that you have mastered the competences attributed to it before being able to enroll for a subsequent course.
    • A corequisite is a course that, if you have not passed it yet, you must enroll for together with a subsequent course.

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    Enrolment requirements

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    Enrolment requirements
    Maximum 66 ECTS-credits per academic year also for combined enrolments

    Combined enrolment

    It is possible to start your master programme if you still need to take some courses of the preparatory programme.

    • You need fewer than 20 ECTS-credits to obtain your preparatory programme:
    • You need 20 ECTS-credits or more to obtain your preparatory programme:
      • When you get permission from the Dean, you can enroll in the subsequent master’s programme or programme units of this master’s programme, in accordance with the relevant rules on sequential order for enrolment
      • You must submit a reasoned request to the Dean. Send this request via e-mail to stbfaclw@vub.ac.be.

    Requesting exceptions

    You can request exceptions for:

    • Exceeding the maximum amount of 66 credits (ECTS) per academic year
    • Overruling the pre- and co-requisites
    • Enrolling outside the registration period or enrolling for courses after the deadlines

    Fill out this form


    Rounding up or down of exam results? Passed with merit, dinstinction, great or greatest distinction?

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    Study progress

    If you cannot demonstrate sufficient study progress, the Examination Board can impose binding conditions concerning your re-enrollment for the same programme.

    More info

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    Requesting exemptions

    You can apply  for an exemption based on previously acquired competencies or previously acquired qualifications.

    Apply for exemptions based on previously acquired qualifications

    Request an exemption by handing in a file at the department secretariat (B.5.404).

    Your file must contain the following documents:

    • Exemption Request form
    • Official transcript of records (in English or Dutch)
    • Official course description (in English or Dutch)

    8 October

    Deadline exemption request for course units from the 1st semester and full year course units

    15 February

    Deadline exemption request for course units from the 2nd semester

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    On this page you can find the exam schedules and information on what to do in case of a force majeure event.

    Exam schedules

    Announcement exam schedules

    • first exam sessions (January and June): at the latest 14 weeks before the start of the exams
    • second exam session (August): at the latest 4 weeks before the start of the exams

    The dates of the exam sessions can be found in the academic calendar.


    Registration Oral Exams 

    Please note that for some courses, you will still be required to register the hour of your oral exam in January via PointCarré. For the courses concerned, you will find a link under ‘Announcements’ in Canvas that will direct you to PointCarré. Please find below the manual for registration.

    How to register for oral exams via Canvas/Pointcarré

    Manual registration
    The examiner shall decide whether a rescheduling is possible

    Force majeure

    If you can't participate in (an) exam(s) due to force majeure (illness, accident, other family reasons, …) you can ask for a rescheduling of (an) exam(s) via this form.

    1. Fill out this form (please include a proof of force majeure)

    2. E-mail the form to the faculty secretariat by the date of the exam.

    3. The original document(s) substantiating the force majeure must be submitted to the faculty secretariat (C.5.403b) within 3 calendar days of the date on which the exam took place.

    The examiner shall decide whether a rescheduling is possible

    Two exams at the same time

    In case you have two exams at the same time, you should take the exam which comes first in the standard study path or the exam of the mandatory programme unit. To request a rescheduling of the other exam within the relevant exam period:

    1. Fill out this form.
    2. E-mail it to the professor and teaching assistant(s) and put faclw@vub.ac.be in copy, within 3 calendar days of the announcement of the exam schedule.
    3. The professor or teaching assistant will inform the faculty secretariat whether a rescheduling is possible.
    4. The faculty secretariat will inform you regarding a possible rescheduling.


    The deliberations for academic year 2018-2019 will take place on the following moments:

    • for students who will graduate in the first semester: 07/02/2019
    • first exam session: 04/07/2019
    • second exam session: 12-13/09/2019


    To request feedback on your exam results, you should send an e-mail to the professor(s) and/or assistant(s) and put faclw@vub.ac.be in copy.

    • to request an inspection of a copy of your exam papers: within 3 calendar days of the announcement of the results.
    • to request a clarification of your exam results: within 5 calendar days of the announcement of the results.

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    A test of willpower

    What is more exciting and intimidating than having to write a small book at the end of your studies?

    Before 31 October

    Choosing a thesis topic

    1. Register your master's thesis course unit through the Student SelfService.
    2. Fill out the master's thesis form and hand it in at the secretariat of the faculty (C.5.403).

    Make sure you upload your thesis on Turnitin for a plagiarism check

    Submitting your master's thesis

    Submit your master's thesis at the secretariat of the faculty (C.5.403).

    6 January 2020

    Deadline first session (first semester). Only possible after you've submitted a request to graduate in January.

    28 May 2020 before 5 p.m.

    Deadline first session (second semester)

    6 August 2020

    Deadline second session (second semester)

    Master's thesis MUMA


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    Study guidance

    Faculty secretariat

    No idea who you can contact with a question? Then pass by the faculty secretariat or send us an e-mail.

    The faculty secretariat is closed until 17th of April 2020! All communication by e-mail: faclw@vub.ac.be

    Faculty secretariat
    Building C, 5th floor, room 403b

    02 629 39 05

    Monday - Friday
    08:45 - 12:15

    Monday - Friday
    13:15 - 16:15

    On weekdays during exam sessions
    08:45 - 16:15
    From 12/07 until 14/08 (Monday - Friday)
    08:45 - 12:15 & 13:15 - 15:00

    Bachelorpaper and Masterthesis in July and August
    Deadline submission exeptional open until 17:00 !

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