Exemptions

The Board of Examiners is authorized to grant full or partial exemptions from a particular examination if you can demonstrate that you have successfully completed equivalent examinations at an institute of higher education other than SBE, or have acquired this knowledge elsewhere.

Exemptions can only be granted from the first-year Bachelor’s exam in its entirety.

You can only request partial exemption from the first-year Bachelor’s exam if you wish to switch study programmes within the SBE. In this case, you can only be exempted from a course/skills training if you have passed and received the credits for the entire course/skills training.

A maximum of 60 ECTS credits in exemptions can be granted for the final Bachelor’s exam (year 2 and 3).

In the master’s exam, a maximum of 13 ECTS credits in exemptions may be granted. No exemption can be granted for the master’s thesis.

A request for an exemption from a particular examination must be submitted to the Board of Examiners before enrolling in the programme – it will only be assessed once. Along with the request for exemption, you must submit formal documentation to prove that you have successfully completed the examination, or have acquired the equivalent skills.

No actual credits will be awarded for the examination from which the student has been granted exemption. The credits awarded to the exempted examination are fictive and exist (solely) for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements for the Bachelor’s or Master’s exam only.

No grades will be awarded for the examination from which the student has been granted exemption.

If exemptions are granted it is not possible to follow the concerning course again.

Exemptions do not constitute a part of your Grade Point Average (GPA).

Please bear in mind that exemptions are valid for a certain amount of time, as mentioned in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER’s).

Please, hand in your request at the Information Desk or send it to:

The Board of Examiners of SBE
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
6200 AD Maastricht.

Remember to include your name, signature, ID number and study programme in any correspondence to the Board of Examiners.