Students who are studying abroad for a while are given the opportunity to retake exams abroad. Rector Philip Eijlander has agreed to this proposal by student party Front. There is one condition: students must be able to take secure re-exams – without the risk of fraud.
According to Front, students who are studying abroad for a spring semester face the problem that they are not present for re-exams. Faculties consider studying abroad a personal choice, and often reject requests for a resit, according to the student party. The soon to be introduced Bachelor-before-master rule doesn’t make it easier for students with international ambitions.
One solution could be to offer more re-exam opportunities, says Front. The rector, however, does not favor that. It is the university’s policy is to have a limited number of retakes, to prevent that students go into exams unprepared.
Nevertheless, because of the introduction of the new Bachelor-before-master rule, Eijlander wants to make the possibility to take a resit abroad easier – under the condition that the exams can be conducted safely and properly. If this is not possible, the university can allow an additional oral exam. Eijlander has promised that he shall see to it that faculties include this re-exam rule in its exam regulations.