The faculty dean appoints an Examinations Board for each degree programme. The Examinations Board is responsible for ensuring that the examinations are conducted effectively and issues instructions regarding the organisation and coordination of the exams. These instructions can be found in the document entitled 'Rules and Guidelines for the Examinations Board'.
The Examinations Board performs three important duties on behalf of students: assessing alternative course components, ruling on cases of fraud and plagiarism and handling complaints concerning lecturers, education and assessments.
All deviations from the regular study programme will require the approval of the Examinations Board. Make sure to submit any requests on time, as the processing and assessment of requests to the Examinations Board can take up to six weeks. If your request is submitted late, you may encounter problems in terms of your study planning, study programme or even graduation. Examples of relevant issues include exemptions from examination components, optional subjects as part of the Bachelor's programme, additional subjects on the diploma supplement, adjustments to programme components such as deadlines or additional examination opportunities, extension of the validity period of marks and partial marks, an individual thesis instead of a final project, the awarding of credits for a work placement or credits obtained abroad and admission to the Bachelor's Honours programme. Complaints and objections may also be submitted to the Examinations Board.
The 'Rules and Guidelines for the Examinations Board' contain the duties and the procedural work practice of the Examinations Board relating to tests and examinations held by the degree programme. Read more about the rules and guidelines for the Examinations Board here.
Never address or approach these lecturers in their capacity as members of the Examinations Board. Student requests may be submitted using the web form. All other correspondence with the Examinations Board should be conducted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions may also be submitted to the official secretary of the Examinations Board, although specific, substantive inquiries generally cannot be handled through this channel.
The Political Science Examinations Board comprises the following members:
For processing and archiving purposes, all requests to the Examinations Board must be submitted using the web form. See the link below.
Documents (transcripts and certificates) can be sent to: Political Science Examinations Board, PO Box 15725, 1001 NE Amsterdam.
The CSW and GSSS Colleges use Ephorus anti-plagiarism software. Students are required to upload their final project to Canvas in the form of an Ephorus Assignment. Ephorus will then compare the document to documents from various large databases, including the Ephorus database. A report on this comparison and any similarities will then become visible to the lecturer on Canvas. The lecturer may decide to have the Examinations Board carry out further investigations on the basis of this report.
For an overview of all examinations boards within the University of Amsterdam, see the link below: