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Plagiarism and fraud

Plagiarism and fraud - general

The UvA has regulations in place governing fraud and plagiarism. Students who have committed serious fraud may have their enrolment terminated and be no longer allowed to finish their study programme. It is therefore important to know which academic rules you must follow.

Plagiarism control using Ouriginal (formerly Urkund)

Due to a merger, Urkund has changed its name and is now called Ouriginal. We will implement this name change in our information. This will take some time, so you might see the name Urkund in manuals and instructions.

The program 'Ouriginal ' is used by the UvA to check for plagiarism. The program compares a given text with other existing texts from different sources. If there is any cross-over with existing texts, the extent of the similarity is expressed as a percentage. Tutors are given an overview of these percentages. Ouriginal is being be used via Canvas.

To submit an assignment and checking for plagiarism, follow the instructions below.

Regulations Governing Fraud and Plagiarism for UvA Students

In the UvA’s ‘Regulations Governing Fraud and Plagiarism for UvA Students’, you can find out what the UvA defines as fraud and plagiarism and which rules you must follow when taking an exam or writing an essay or paper.

Faculty of Economics and Business

Students at the Faculty of Economics and Business are subject to the provisions stipulated in Chapter C of the Rules and Guidelines of the FEB Board of Examiners 2020-2021 instead of the above.

Faculty of Humanities

If you are a student at the Faculty of Humanities, then please consult the Academic integrity guide: fraud and plagiarism (PDF).

Amsterdam Law School

Students at the Amsterdam Law School are subject to the Faculty of Law Examinations Regulations, article 5 instead of the above.

Copyright information

Can you quote from someone else's work or use an image found on the internet for your thesis or dissertation? Who holds the copyright on a thesis that has been submitted or a research paper that has been completed? You can find answers to these and other questions in the University Library’s Copyright Information Site.