The UvA has regulations in place governing fraud and plagiarism. Students who have committed serious fraud may have their enrolment terminated and be no longer allowed to finish their study programme. It is therefore important to know which academic rules you must follow.
The program 'Urkund' is used by the UvA to check for plagiarism. The program compares a given text with other existing texts from different sources. If there is any cross-over with existing texts, the extent of the similarity is expressed as a percentage. Tutors are given an overview of these percentages. Urkund is being be used via Canvas.
To submit an assignment and checking for plagiarism, follow the instructions below.
In the UvA’s ‘Regulations Governing Fraud and Plagiarism for UvA Students’, you can find out what the UvA defines as fraud and plagiarism and which rules you must follow when taking an exam or writing an essay or paper.
Students at the Amsterdam Law School are subject to the Faculty of Law Examinations Regulations, article 5 instead of the above.
Can you quote from someone else's work or use an image found on the internet for your thesis or dissertation? Who holds the copyright on a thesis that has been submitted or a research paper that has been completed? You can find answers to these and other questions in the University Library’s Copyright Information Site.