When you go on exchange, you are required to add the courses you took abroad into your study programme. In doing so, you will need the formal approval of the Board of Examiners.
As soon as you are sure which courses you want to take, you can request this formal approval from the Board of Examiners, which will determine whether the courses are at a sufficient academic level (Bachelor’s/Master’s). The Board will also check whether there is (too much) overlap with other components of your programme. If there is too much overlap, both overlapping components cannot be counted towards your diploma.
It is advisable to submit a course component for approval just before you leave or just after you arrive at the exchange university. After all, your request may be denied and it would, of course, be very unfortunate to hear this after you’ve already taken the course. If something changes during your stay, you must once again submit your request for approval to the Board of Examiners.
How do I gain approval?
Complete the approval of foreign subjects form (in Dutch) and send it, together with (a link to) the course descriptions, to the Board of Examiners (firstname.lastname@example.org). Within two weeks, you will be notified whether the Board has approved the subjects you have chosen.