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Retention periods for personal data

Last modified on 20-07-2022
Here you can find the retention and deletion period for documents pertaining to various academically related processes within the UvA.
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Documents that contain personal data of students
Retention periods specified by the minister
Admission decision issued by the Examinations Board/Admissions Board
Two years after enrolment has ended
Exemption applications submitted by students
Two years after enrolment has ended
Exemptions authorisation issued by the Examinations Board
Two years after enrolment has ended
Proposals for individual free curricula submitted by students
Two years after enrolment has ended
Approval statement for individual curricula issued by the Examinations Board
Two years after enrolment has ended
Registrations for examination components submitted by students
No retention period
Requests for adjustments in teaching and practicals submitted by students with a disability
Two years after enrolment has ended
Decision in application for adjustments in teaching issued by the dean or another authorised official
Two years after enrolment has ended
Exam answer explanations submitted by students
Two months (one year in practice)
Lists of exam results signed by the examiner
Seven years
Products of practical course components submitted by students: excursions, practicals, work placements
Two months after completion, work placement agreement seven years after completion
Assessment of practical course components issued by the examiner
Two years after enrolment has ended
Thesis or other graduation project submitted by the student
Seven years after graduation
Graduation project evaluation forms completed by the examiner
Seven years after graduation
Graduation project sample evaluation reports issued by the Examinations Board
Two years after evaluation
Fraud and plagiarism statements submitted by students
Two years after enrolment has ended
Decisions on dealing with cases of fraud or plagiarism resulting in a temporary sanction or expulsion issued by the Examinations Board
Two years after enrolment has ended or five years after the student’s expulsion
Appeals concerning examinations submitted by students and replies to appeals
Six weeks after decision
Defence concerning examination appeals issued by the Examinations Board and possible settlement
Six weeks after decision
Requests for defence and rejoinder, decision concerning examination appeals issued by the Examination Appeals Board (COBEX)
10 years after graduation
Binding study advice issued by the Examinations Board/study adviser
Two years after advice
Copy of certificate of propaedeutic exam issued by the Examinations Board
50 years after issue
Passing more than one examination statement (transcript) issued by the Examinations Board
50 years after issue
Registration of study progress of non-EEA students, reason for insufficient progress, proof of sufficient financial means prepared by the Examinations Board/study adviser
Five years after deregistration with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
Examination applications submitted by students
Seven years after award of diploma
Assessment of exit qualifications decision issued by the Examinations Board
Seven years after award of diploma
Bachelor’s degree certificate, Master’s degree certificate, joint degree certificate issued by the Examinations Board
Permanent
List of marks and diploma supplement issued by the Examinations Board
Permanent
Copy of the list of marks and the diploma supplement (signed by the chair of the Examinations Board)
Permanent
Exam sheet prepared by the Examinations Board
Permanent

Personal data is only kept for as long as is required for processing. There are a few exceptions to this, where the UvA is obliged to keep certain data because of various laws, tax laws and laws and regulations regarding archiving and scientific research, among other things.

source: department of DIV,  date 14th June 2021.