Academic Rules and Regulations

The Academic Rules and Regulations outlines important aspects of studying at University College Utrecht. Read the document carefully.

A new edition is released every academic year and is applicable to all students, no matter when you started:

The edition for the next academic year is usually published in June.

A summary of the most important changes in 2021-2022:

Thesis Art. 3.5.2
If students wish, the required 15 EC thesis can be replaced by a 7,5 EC thesis in combination with a so-called capstone course. This option is available for students graduating in Spring 2022 or after; so not for students currently registered for a Fall 2021 thesis.

Major declaration Art. 3.5.5
Students must submit their initial major declaration by midterm of their third semester. This is later than before to allow for more flexible planning.

Internship art. 3.6.3
Students may include one internship in the required 180 credits of their study programme for a maximum of 7.5 credits. This rule is now slightly stricter. If students were already counting on including multiple small internships on their transcript, they can request an exception from the Exam Board as with any other rule in the ARR.

Study abroad Art. 3.8a
Article added about negative travel advice.

Plagiarism Art. 5.14.2b
Additional text added to specify the role of the Exam Board in cases of plagiarism.

Probations Art. 7.4.3
The role of the Dean in probations has been replaced by the Exam Board.