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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.