Cum Laude arrangement prolonged by the Humanities faculty

In order to give you the opportunity to take half a year longer and to prevent your chances of graduating Cum Laude from being compromised, this academic year (2020-2021) too, students are given an extra half year in which to graduate Cum Laude. This means that you can take 6 months longer to graduate and still qualify for Cum Laude. The other requirements for Cum Laude remain unchanged.

Last year, it was decided to bring this scheme into line with the graduation deadlines that originally applied for the government grant, setting 31 January as the final graduation date. This academic year, no comparable government deadlines apply and we want the relaxation to apply until 28 February 2022. Although half an academic year formally ends on 31 January, this date in February allows time for the completion of block 2 and the checking and registration of the last tests and results within the normal review period.

Conditions for graduating Cum Laude

The complete regulations are included in the OER, for example, for the bachelor: BA: Art. 6.2 - judicium cum laude, which states that: 'The judgement cum laude is awarded to the bachelor's exam if the following conditions are fulfilled:'

  • for 150 EC the weighted average grade for courses of the bachelor's programme is at least an 8.0, the highest results obtained being taken into account;
  • the grade for the final project is an 8.5 or higher;
  • exemptions not counting towards the maximum of 60 EC have been obtained;
  • there is no decision of the Examination Board (as referred to in Art. 5.14, section 4 under b) implying that, due to established fraud/plagiarism, the student is no longer eligible for a positive judgement (cum laude);
  • the Bachelor's degree has been obtained within four years of enrolment (for part-time students: within eight years of enrolment.

As a one-off exception, the conditions with regard to the number of years of enrolment are relaxed for full-time students who started on 1 September 2016 and part-time students who started on 1 September 2012:

  • For the calculation of the number of enrolment years, the period from September 2020 up to and including January 2021 does not count.

By way of a one-off exception, full-time students who started on 1 September 2017 are subject to a relaxation of the conditions regarding the number of years of enrolment:

  • For the calculation of the number of enrolment years, the period from September 2021 to February 2022 does not count.

Still have questions?

Do you still have questions? Then contact the student information desk Humanities