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Cum Laude

Cum Laude

If a student has performed excellently or achieved a (very) clear pass (‘with distinction’), the class ‘cum laude’ or ‘with distinction’ can be awarded.

Requirements cum laude

  • Exception to the Cum Laude regulation due to the coronacrisis

    As a result of the coronacrisis, we understand that it is difficult to optimally perform during this phase of your studies. Therefore, the Board of Examiners is willing to make an exception to the Cum Laude regulation. 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 of 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 is/are offered before or after this period, students have to pass the course at the first exam opportunity.

    OR

    • Students that started their Bachelor's programme as of 01-09-2019 or students that started their Master's 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.

    You do not have to indicate which of the two rules you opt for; it will be checked by our administration once you apply for your degree certificate.

  • Classification cum laude Bachelor's certificate

    In the academic year of 2019-2020 a Bachelor’s student has performed excellently (cum laude) if the following conditions are met:

    a. the weighted average of all parts of the examination, is at least 8.0;

    b. the result for the Bachelor’s thesis is at least 8.0;

    c. there are no resits taken for any course. An NA-registration is not seen as an exam attempt;

    d. exemptions have been granted for a maximum of 30 credits;

    e. the programme is completed within the nominal study duration.

    Transitional arrangement

    Students who commenced their degree programme prior to 1-9-2016 do not have to satisfy the condition of completing the programme within the nominal study duration.  

    Students who commenced their degree programme prior to 1-9-2016 are still eligible for cum laude when they have completed the programme within four years (nominal study duration + 1).

    For students who started their programme prior to 1-9-2017, a NAP registration will be considered as an exam attempt.

    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 2019-2020 a Master’s student is considered to have performed excellently (cum laude) if the following conditions are met:

    a. 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);

    b. the weighted average of all parts of the examination, excluding the Master’s thesis, is at least 8.0;

    c. there are no resits taken for any course. An NA-registration is not seen as an exam attempt;

    d. exemptions have been granted for a maximum of 12 credits;

    e. the programme is completed within the nominal study duration.

    Transitional arrangement

    Students who commenced their degree programme prior to 1-9-2016 do not have to satisfy the condition of completing the programme within the nominal study duration. For these students, a NAP registration will be considered as an exam attempt.

    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.