Examination Appeals Board

Every university has an Examination Appeals Board where students can lodge appeals on the grounds of article 7.61 of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW). This Board is an independent board of appeal, established under the terms of the WHW.

Examination Appeals Board

Every university has an Examination Appeals Board where students can lodge appeals on the grounds of article 7.61 of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW). This Board is an independent board of appeal, established under the terms of the WHW.

If you disagree with a decision made by the department relating to tests and examinations, a binding negative study advice or admission to a programme, including a master’s programme, you can lodge an appeal against the decision with the Examination Appeals Board. You can do this by writing a letter of appeal.

Content of the letter of appeal
Your letter of appeal should include at least the following:
*   Your name, address, the town or city where you live and your telephone number;
*   The date on which you submit the appeal (date of appeal);
*   A clear description of the decision against which you are appealing;
*   Arguments supporting why you feel the decision is incorrect.

You should sign the letter of appeal and, if possible, enclose a copy of the decision on which the dispute is based.      
   
Address
You can send your letter of appeal to:
Leiden University
Examination Appeals Board
P.O. Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden.

Further information on the procedure can be found in the Regulations of the Examination Appeals Board or in Jurisprudence (Dutch). You can ask a student counsellor for advice if you are still unsure  how to proceed after reading this information.

Brochure Examination Appeals Board

This Brochure gives you information about appeals to the Examination Appeals Board.

Brochure

Last Modified: 26-02-2014