Approval and exemption


Are you planning to follow courses that are not part of your standard curriculum? Put in a request with the Board of Examiners to approve these courses, so that they can count toward your degree. Your can find your standard study programme in the Education and Examination Regulations.


Have you completed master's courses or a master degree before you were registered as a student at Utrecht University? Or do you have relevant work experience? You may be eligible for exemption for some courses of your study programme.

Osiris Cases

Submitting a request

Log in in Osiris StudentClick on the arrow next to Cases in the top right-hand corner. You will see the My cases window. Then click on the button Start new case. Choose the type Request Board of Examiners and start the case. A new window will open. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off for the new window to open.

You can upload the necessary attachments in My Cases. You can upload the requested documents within the form. If uploading the document is not possible, you can hand it in at the Student Information Desk Humanities. State your student number and the application date on all documents.

When can you expect a decision? 

The Board of Examiners decides on your request within six weeks from the date they have received your complete request. During the summer holidays (July and August) this period may be exceeded. You will receive the decision by e-mail and you will be able to see it in Osiris.


If you have any questions regarding the decision, please contact the Humanities Student Desk.

Do you disagree with the decision?

If you disagree with the Board's decision you may submit a digital notice of appeal to the Examination Appeals Board of Utrecht University within 6 weeks of the day on which the decision was announced.