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Exemptions

The rules for exemptions are set down in the Teaching and Examination Regulations and in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners.

Rules, regulations and request procedure

  • General rule regarding exemptions

    For all programmes the rule is that mandatory courses in the curriculum, if the replacement course has been taken during regular registration at UvA Economics and Business, are never eligible for an exemption. However, the only exception to this rule can be made if the replacement course is taken at a university abroad during an exchange programme. Electives in the curriculum are elegible for an exemption if the replacement course has been taken prior to registration at UvA Economics and Business. 

    Other rules

    The rules for exemptions are set down in the Teaching and Examination Regulations and in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners. 

  • Maximum exemptions Bachelor's programmes

    In order to obtain a Bachelor’s degree, there is a maximum of 60 credits of exemptions allowed in the Bachelor’s programme. To qualify for the cum laude annotation a maximum of 30 credits of exemptions is allowed in the Bachelor's programme.

  • Maximum exemptions Master's programmes

    The maximum exemption amount allowed in the Master`s programme differs per programme. You can find the programme specific regulations regarding exemptions in the Teaching and Examination Regulations. To qualify for the cum laude annotation a maximum of 12 credits of exemptions is allowed in the Master`s programme (unless, the programme doesn`t allow 12 credits of exemption).

Exemptions

  • Exemptions Deviations

    No exemptions shall be granted for components of the first-year curriculum of a UvA Economics and Business Bachelor’s programme. The Board of Examiners will only make an exception for students who - after a positive Binding Study Advice - transfer to Bachelor's programmes offered at the UvA Economics and Business or when they intend to combine two Bachelor's programmes at the same time. 

    For more information, please download the exemption schedule for first-year courses

  • Exemptions for Master's courses

    Exemptions for Master’s courses can only be approved on the grounds of another academic Master’s degree you have obtained.

  • Exemptions for prospective students

    Requests for exemptions by prospective students cannot be taken into consideration. Only when a student is enrolled in the programme for which it intends to request exemptions, the Board of Examiners can take into consideration such a request.