Binding study advice
The BSA at the end of the first year determines whether you may continue with your studies. The BSA is a decision by the Board of Examiners about the continuation of your studies, based on your study progress.
Due to the corona crisis, in 2020-2021 the BSA-standard is temporarily reduced from 45 EC to 37,5 EC. The BSA is therefore determined as follows:
- positive BSA: at least 37,5 EC at the end of the academic year. Credits associated with exemptions or courses from previous years do not count.
- negative BSA: less than 37,5 EC at the end of the academic year.
Did you receive a deferred BSA last year, based on the corona rules? Then you will also receive a positive BSA if you succeed in obtaining at least 60 EC, calculated over the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
You will receive your BSA at the end of July at your students.uu.nl e-mailadress.
If your binding study recommendation comes back negative, you may not enrol in the degree programme again for another four years.
Interim study recommendation
At an earlier point during the academic year, you will receive what is called the 'interim study recommendation'. This recommendation is not binding. It is issued in or before January of the first year of study, and is based on the results of the first study period. You will receive:
- a positive interim recommendation for 15 EC or more;
- a progress warning for 7.5 EC;
- a negative interim recommendation for 0 EC.
Terminating your enrolment before February 1st
If you want to drop out of your current degree programme and you terminate your enrolment before February 1st (through Studielink), you will not receive a binding study advice and will be able to make a fresh start with the degree programme next year. Please note that this only applies in the first year that you are registered for your current degree programme.