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Examinations Board

Below you find the contact information for the Examinations Board of Below you find the contact information for the Examinations Board of the Research Master Child Development and Education.

Duties and powers of authority

The power of authority and duties of the Examinations Board are set out in the WHW (Higher Education and Research Act) and laid down in the Teaching and Examination Regulations and the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board. 


Students can contact the Examinations Board regarding the following issues:

  • Applying for exemptions;
  • Approval of (elective and extracurricular) courses;
  • Approval of free or special programmes;
  • Application for dispensation of entry requirements;
  • Extending the validity of exam results
  • Complaints / requests regarding exams;
  • Mediation between examinator and student in the event of a conflict.


Requests and complaints can be submitted to the Examinations Board using the online form. It is, however, recommended to first contact the Study Advisors for advice. 

If you're not yet a student at the UvA, please contact the Examinations Board via e-mail:

Please make sure that the following information is, at least, mentioned in your letter:

  • Full name, contact details and student number;
  • A clear description of the situation regarding the complaint or request;
  • A brief text in which you motivate your request; 
  • A brief text mentioning the actions already taken regarding the matter

You will receive a decision on your request within 6 weeks at the most, starting from the date that you submit the request and all the necessary documents. 

Meeting Schedule

The Examinations Board will meet on the following dates during the academic year 2019-2020:

  • 3 September 2019
  • 22 October 2019
  • 3 December 2019
  • 14 January 2020
  • 25 February 2020
  • 6 April 2020
  • 19 May 2020
  • 23 June 2020

Composition of the Examinations Board


Chair dr. E. (Ernst) Mulder
Vice chair prof. dr. P.F. (Peter) de Jong
Members dr. C. (Cristina) Colonnesi
  dr. W. (Wieke) de Vente
  prof. dr. G.J. (Geertjan) Overbeek
  dr. B.J.H. (Bonne) Zijlstra
  mw. dr. E.J. (Els) Kuiper
External member prof. (emeritus) dr. S. (Sjoerd) Karsten

Official Secretary of the Examinations Board

Official secretary Ms. M.M. (Meta) van Diest, PhD

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