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).

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.

Meeting dates

The Board of Examiners convenes on the following dates. Please submit your request two weeks in advance through Osiris. This is to ensure that your request can be handled efficiently.

Academic year 2022-2023

  • Monday, September 19 (deadline: Monday, September 5)
  • Monday, October 10 (deadline: Monday, September 26)
  • Monday, November 14 (deadline: Monday, October 31)
  • Monday, December 12 (deadline: Monday, November 28)


The Human Geography and Spatial Planning Board of Examiners is responsible for implementing the exam policy of the programme. The board members are:

  • Dr. Veronique Schutjens (chair)
  • Dr. Bas Spierings
  • Drs. Alphons de Vocht
  • Dr. Ron van Lammeren (WUR, external member for GIMA Master’s programme)

The chairperson 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 decisions made.