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    Welcome
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    On this website you can find all important information on course registration, exemptions, exams, internships, the master's thesis and our contact details.

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

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    Study path
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    Study path
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    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.

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    Enrolment requirements
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    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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    MUMA - 1 language
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    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.
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    Maximum 66 ECTS-credits per academic year also for combined enrolments
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    Requesting exceptions
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    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

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    Rounding up or down of exam results? Passed with merit, dinstinction, great or greatest distinction?
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    If you cannot demonstrate sufficient study progress, the Examination Board can impose binding conditions concerning your re-enrollment for the same programme.
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    Exemptions
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    Requesting exemptions
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    You can apply  for an exemption based on previously acquired competencies or previously acquired qualifications.

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    Apply for exemptions based on previously acquired qualifications
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    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)
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    8 October
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    Deadline exemption request for course units from the 1st semester and full year course units
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    15 February
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    Deadline exemption request for course units from the 2nd semester
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    Exams
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    Exams
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Deliberations
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    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
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    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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    Master's thesis
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    A test of willpower
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    What is more exciting and intimidating than having to write a small book at the end of your studies?

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    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 department secretariat (B.5.404).
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    Submit your master's thesis at the department secretariat (B.5.404).

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    Make sure you upload your thesis on Turnitin for a plagiarism check
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    Deadline first session (first semester). Only possible after you've submitted a request to graduate in January.
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    Deadline first session (second semester)
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    Deadline second session (second semester)
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    Department secretariat
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    No idea who you can contact with a question? Then pass by the department secretariat or send us an e-mail.

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    You can also contact the faculty secretariat with a question.

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