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    Exams and vaccination

    Step 1: check your exam schedule

    A good start is half the battle. Therefore, check your exam schedule on time.

    Step 2: plan your vaccination

    Always schedule your vaccination at a time when you don't have any exams. The day after your vaccination, you may experience side effects. Take this into account and don't schedule your vaccination the day before an exam.

    Depending on the vaccination centre, you can either pick a date yourself or reschedule your appointment. Your vaccination invitation remains valid for 30 days. Within that period, you can confirm or reschedule your appointment. You will receive your vaccination at the place where you are domiciled.

    I can't reschedule my vaccination due to a vaccination reason

    Is a rescheduling of your vaccination not possible due to a vaccination reason (e.g. you belong to a priority group**)?

    Then you can request a rescheduling of your exam. Read the conditions in the Teaching and Examination Regulations* (Article 111: Force majeure). If it is possible to organise, the rescheduling may be granted.

    The request to reschedule an exam must be made at the latest on the day of the exam. You need to inform your faculty secretariat. And provide them with the following documents within 3 calendar days:

    - the proof of the invitation for vaccination

    - the certificate of your vaccination

    - a completed form of force majeure (this form can be downloaded from the page of your faculty under regulations and forms)

    *Each faculty has compiled the faculty supplements and deviations from the central teaching and examination regulations in the supplementary faculty teaching and examination regulations, which can be found on student.vub.be.

    **More detailed information may follow later. Keep an eye on our newspage for updates.

    What if I'm on a reserve list for vaccination?

    If you are on a reserve list and you have been called up last-minute, it will not be possible to reschedule an exam.

    What if I feel ill after my vaccination?

    The day after your vaccination, you may experience side effects. Take this into account and don't schedule your vaccination the day before an exam if you have the option. If you're ill the day after your vaccination and can't participate in your exam, this is a legitimate absence.

    - Notify the faculty secretariat no later than the day of the exam and provide them with:

    - the proof of the invitation for vaccination

    - the proof of your vaccination

    - a completed form of force majeure (this form can be downloaded from the page of your faculty under regulations and forms)

    Are you still ill the second day after you vaccination? Then you need a valid medical certificate from your GP (doctor). You can find the conditions in the Teaching and Examination Regulations* (Articles 111 and 112).

    I am an international student

    Check out this previous article about vaccination as an international student.

    More information about vaccinations

    Check the website info-coronavirus.be for all information on vaccinations.