By law the EC has the official task of guarding the level and standard of the programme (examination). Also the EC has the right to grant exemptions and other adaptations of the curriculum to individual students. The EC is also responsible of the admission into the programme, although an admission committee can be mandated by the EC to handle the admissions on its behalf.
The EC stipulates the rules and guidelines for examinations and is also responsible for handling cases of fraud- and plagiary. The EC appoints examiners for programme units (if necessary).
Within the GSSS, the EC will also be involved in formulating the Teaching and Examination Regulations, especially where the curriculum and examinations are concerned.
Members of the EC are appointed by the faculty dean for a period of 5 years (can be renewed) on the recommendation of the director of the GSSS.
Secretarial support: Marijn Schaaf
Please note that all exceptions to the regular programme need the approval of the Examinations Board. If applicable, do your request in time because the reaction period of the Examinations Committee is six weeks. Exceptions to the programme are for instance exemption of a study part (on the base of previous relevant education on master's level), extracurricular courses, prolongation of the validity of passed courses, adjustment of deadlines in case of severe personal circumstances, individual thesis instead of research project or study credits for research internship. Also complaints can be offered to the Examinations Board.
If you do have a request for the Examinations Board, please take the following steps:
For an overview of all Examinations Boards at the University of Amsterdam, see link below.