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Examinations Board Computational Science

  • Examinations Board

    Examinations Board 

    The  Examinations Board is an independent committee, which consists of members appointed by the Dean of the Faculty. The Examinations Board is responsible for the quality of examinations and for the issue of degrees of the Master's programme. The Board assesses requests and complaints concerning the Education and Examinations Regulations.

    The members of the Examinations Board of Computational Science can be found on the following page:

  • Exemptions


    The master programme MSc Computational Science provides students the possibility of applying for exemption from core courses. This exemption can be granted based on prior knowledge (e.g., if the student has already taken courses with similar/the same content). Normally the student will be advised to apply for exemption when starting programme. In some cases the student may want to apply even without receiving this advice (e.g., they would like to take an alternative course to replace the core course). In either case the student MUST apply to the exam committee for exemption.

    A student may apply to the Examinations Board for the approval of an exemption. Please note that exemptions have to meet certain conditions (see art. 4.7 OER). In order to apply for an exemption please send a request to the Examinations Board ( ) describing your request with a clear justification. It also is advisable that you include an email from the coordinator of the core courses stating that they support your request for exemption (they should agree that you already have the necessary knowledge or will gain the necessary knowledge). You should also include the course description (study guide) and the ECTS of the courses involved.

  • Modification Standard Curriculum

    Modification Standard Curriculum

    The standard programme for the Master Computational Science consists of 24 ECTS core courses, 42 ECTS Graduation Research Project, 30 ECTS constrained choice courses and 24 ECTS elective courses.

    The programme offers the possibility to deviate from this curriculum in certain cases. Normally, reducing the constrained choice requirement of 30 ECTS to 24 ECTS is permitted if the elective course that is added fits within the computational science domain. Reducing the constrained choice ETCS does however require strong justification as does any reduction in the core ECTS.

    During the intake procedure at the beginning of the master programme a student can be advised to skip a core course due to the student's prior background (bachelor programme, other master programmes). Please note that this still requires a formal application for that exemption (see below for the formal procedure).

    Students who have been in the programme over a period that has seen changes in the constrained choice set can count the superset of all constrained choice courses offered over that period as the set of constrained choice courses.

    In order to make any changes to the standard programme structure students have to request formal approval from the Examinations Board by sending such a request to the Examinations Board ( ) describing your request with a clear justification. You should also include the course description (study guide) and the ECTS of the courses involved.

  • Contact


    The Examinations Board can be contacted by mail:

    Written requests can be submitted to:

    Examinations Board Computational Science

    p/a Education Service Center FNWI

    PO Box 94214

    1090 GE Amsterdam

  • Meetings Examinations Board

    Meetings Examinations Board

    The Examinations Board meets once a month.

    Tuesday 7 January
    Tuesday 4 February
    Tuesday 3 March
    Tuesday 7 April
    Tuesday 12 May
    Tuesday 16 June
    Tuesday 7 July
    Tuesday 4 August