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Cum Laude

If a student has performed excellently the class ‘cum laude’ can be awarded.

The cum laude regulation is part of the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board.

Requirements cum laude

  • Classification cum laude Bachelor's certificate

    In the academic year of 2021-2022 a Bachelor’s student has performed excellently (cum laude) if the following conditions are met:

    • the weighted average of all parts of the examination, is at least 8.0;
    • the result for the Bachelor’s thesis is at least 8.0;
    • there are no resits taken for any course. An NA-registration is not seen as an exam attempt;
    • exemptions have been granted for a maximum of 30 credits;
    • the programme is completed within the nominal study duration.

    Extra-curricular courses

    Extra-curricular study components and the results of courses passed abroad are not taken into account when assessing whether a student should be given a cum laude class.

    The Board of Examiners reserves the right to take other factors into account in the assessment.

  • Classification cum laude Master's certificate

    In the academic year of 2021-2022 a Master’s student is considered to have performed excellently (cum laude) if the following conditions are met:

    • the result for every individual course is at least a grade of 8.0. As an exception to this, the student may have earned a grade of 7.0 or 7.5 for no more than one course (with the exception of the Master’s thesis);
    • the weighted average of all parts of the examination is at least 8.0;
    • there are no resits taken for any course. An NA-registration is not seen as an exam attempt;
    • exemptions have been granted for a maximum of 12 credits;
    • the programme is completed within the nominal study duration (an exception is made for students who started 01-02-2020).

    Extra-curricular courses:

    Extra-curricular study components and the results of courses passed abroad are not taken into account when assessing whether a student should be given a cum laude class.

    The Board of Examiners reserves the right to take other factors into account in the assessment.

  • Cum Laude corona (academic year 2019-2020)

    As a result of the sudden corona crisis, that took place between mid March and the end of August 2020, the Board of Examiners made an exception to the Cum Laude – regulation for students during that period. Students can choose one of the following two exceptions to the regulation:

    • Students do not need to have passed the course at the first exam opportunity for courses for which the first exam opportunity ànd resit are offered within the period 15-03-2020 to 31-08-2020. This means that students are still eligible for Cum Laude if they have used both the first exam opportunity and resit between 15-03-2019 and 31-08-2020. For all courses for which one or both exams are offered  before or after this period, students have to pass the course at the first exam opportunity.

    OR

    • Students that started their Bachelor programme as of 01-09-2019 or students that started their Master programme as of 01-09-2019 or 01-02-2020, do not have to nominally finish their study programme in order to be eligible for Cum Laude. These students will be eligible for Cum Laude if they finish the study programme within the nominal time plus maximum 1 year.