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Extra resit

UvA Economics and Business organizes an extra resit annually for students who have not been able to pass the regular exams of the last course of their study programme.

If you expect to be eligible for the extra resit, please read the information below carefully to make sure that you meet all the requirements.

In addition, a student may be eligible for an extra resit of an online examination that could not be taken due to a technical failure, or when the faculty has promised you an extra resit due to special circumstances. Conditions also apply to this repair exam.

Extra resit

  • Requirements for an extra resit

    An extra resit can only be granted once for the last course of the programme to students who are registered for a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at UvA Economics and Business (EB), as well as to students enrolled in an Economics and Business major. Pre-Master’s, minor-, guest- and contract education (CEB) students are not eligible for an extra resit.

  • Conditions for taking the extra resit

    Bachelor’s and Master’s students of Economics and Business may take an extra resit in August provided the following conditions are met:

    • The course is offered within one of the programmes of UvA Economics and Business.
    • The student has successfully completed all courses, except one, of the programme. 
    • The thesis must be completed no later than the first opportunity of academic year 2021-2022.
    • The student has used both exam opportunities in the current academic year.
    • A mark of at least 5.0 has been obtained for one of the abovementioned examinations.
  • When and how should the request be submitted?

    Provided you meet all the conditions mentioned above, you can submit a request for an extra resit. The request can only be submitted after all the results of the resits from the second semester are registered, but no later than 20 July 2022. If you have not yet received your last resit results or the result of your thesis by 20 July 2022, please submit your request in advance. in. Requests submitted after 20 July will be considered.

  • When does the extra resit take place?

    The extra resit will take place on Tuesday 23 August, Wednesday 24 August and Thursday 25 August. The exact date will be communicated when you are appointed the extra resit. 

Repair exam

  • Conditions for a repair exam of an online examination which could not be taken due to a technical problem

    A student who was unable to take an online examination due to a technical problem may be eligible for a repair exam if the following conditions are met:

    • The student participated in the regular examination opportunity and the resit;
    • The UvA communicated about the technical problems, or the student reported the technical malfunction during the exam (from this condition may only be deviated if the student can proof that he was unable to report the malfunction during the exam);
    • The technical malfunction is not attributable to the student;
    • It concerns the last course of the programme (if there had not been a technical malfunction, the student would have been eligible for an extra examination opportunity) or by not being able to pass the (re)examination, the student incurs a study delay that cannot be made up.
  • Conditions for a resit based on special circumstances

    You may also be eligible for a resit examination in August if you failed an exam due to special circumstances. The following conditions apply for this repair exam:

    • You have reported this special circumstance during the examination period to the study advisor, assessment department or the examination board.
    • You have received an e-mail from the study advisor, the assessment department or the examination board with a confirmation of an extra examination opportunity.
  • When and how should the request be submitted?

    If you meet the above conditions, you can submit a request for a repair exam. The request can only be submitted after all the results of the resits from the second semester are registered, but no later than 20 July 2022. If you have not yet received your last resit results or the result of your thesis by 20 July 2022, please submit your request in advance. in. Requests submitted after 20 July will be considered.

  • When does the repair exam take place?

    The repair exams will be offered on Tuesday 23, Wednesdag 24 and Thursday 25 August 2022. After approval of your request, the exact exam date, time and location will be communicated.