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Board of Examiners

Tasks and powers

Important tasks and powers of the Board of Examiners arising from the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) are:

  • Monitoring the quality of examinations and assessments
  • Issuing rules and guidelines on examinations and assessments
  • The appointment of examiners
  • Granting exemptions
  • Taking measures related to fraud (plagiarism etc.)
  • Granting individual resits
  • Issuing certificates/diplomas


Requests to the Board of Examiners must be submitted in writing. You can send your letter to the Board of Examiners by e-mail attachment to oic@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Any letter sent to the Board of Examiners must contain at least:

  • full name, address and telephone number
  • student number
  • u-mail address
  • the degree programme(s) in which you are enrolled
  • the date
  • a clear description of your request and the reasons for it

In addition, any necessary supporting documents must be enclosed.

You can appeal against decisions taken by the Board of Examiners by sending a letter within six weeks following the notification of the decision to the Examination Appeals Board, PO Box 9500, 2300 RA Leiden (see Disagreeing with a decision).

Requests addressed to individual members of the Board will not be processed.


For information about the Board of Examiners of the Advanced Studies please contact Ms. S. Bruce (s.bruce@law.leidenuniv.nl)

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