Board of Examiners

Requests to the Board of Examiners can be submitted via Osiris > Cases.

The Board of Examiners decides among other things on elective courses, exemptions, adjustments to your study programme or postponement of graduation. Should you need advice first or do you have questions about your request, please contact your Study Advisor or Student Affairs.

After logging in your details and study programme automatically appear in Osiris. Click Cases > Start a new case > 02. Request Board of Examiners > choose GEO Submitting a request to the Board of Examiners. Describe clearly and completely in which matter you need a decision. If applicable, upload documents in pdf (for example, a description of an elective course, or proof of a result obtained elsewhere).

Do you have a question about how to substantiate your request to the Board of Examiners? Then stop by the Koningsberger building during the walk-in hour of the board’s secretaries, every Thursday from 10.30 to 11.30. Please report to the Student Affairs desk and ask to speak to someone from the Board of Examiners.

The secretaries to the board will review your request after you have submitted it through Osiris. You will be updated through Osiris and your UU student email. Your request will be processed as soon as possible within the statutory period of six weeks. The board’s decision will be displayed and saved in Osiris.


The department SD Board of Examiners is responsible for implementing the exam policy of the programme. The board members are:

  • prof. dr. ir. Max Rietkerk (chair)
  • prof. dr. M. Gibescu (member)
  • prof. dr. F. Avelino (member)
  • prof. dr. H. Runhaar (member)

The chair of the Board is also member of the Faculty of Geosciences’s Board of Examiners. This board is responsible for exam policy. The members supervise how the policy is put into effect and the quality of the decision-making.