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Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners determines in an impartial and competent manner whether a student possesses the knowledge, understanding and skills required to obtain a degree, as set out in the Course and Examination Regulations (OER).

Duties and responsibilities of the Board of Examiners

The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Examiners include at least:

  • awarding degree certificates;
  • the quality assurance of examinations and final examinations and of the organisation of examinations and procedures relating to these;
  • establishing Rules & Regulations concerning the performance of duties and responsibilities that are documented in the OER;
  • handling requests and complaints from students;
  • granting exemption from one or more examinations;
  • granting permission to follow electives;
  • extending the period of validity of results;
  • enforcing sanctions if a student commits fraud or plagiarism.


Board of Examiners Education and Child Studies
Leonie Wolswinkel - van Dijkhuizen
Instituutsbureau Pedagogische Wetenschappen 
PO Box 9555
2300 RB Leiden



In principle, the Board of Board of Examiners meets once a month:

  • Tuesday 31 October 2023
  • Monday 27 November 2023
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023
  • Monday 29 January 2024
  • Tuesday 27 February 2024
  • Monday 25 March 2024
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024
  • Tuesday 25 June 2024
  • Tuesday 27 August 2024

Requests will be discussed in the meeting as long as they have been received no later than the Wednesday beforehand. You will receive a response from the Board of Examiners as soon as possible after the meeting. Make sure the request is clearly defined and includes name, last name and student number.

Quality assurance of examinations and final examinations

The External Examiner plays an important role in the quality assurance of examinations and final examinations. More information can be found in this description of the role and responsibilities.

Academic fraud and plagiarism

The Protocol for Reporting a Suspected Case of Fraud details how to report, investigate and assess suspected fraud and plagiarism.This is included as an appendix to the Rules & Regulations.

Requesting an extra resit for a remaining master’s course

Students who have passed all but one of the courses that count towards the Master’s examination can submit a request for an extra opportunity to resit this last course to the Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners for Education and Child Studies will only consider requests for an extra resit in the master’s programme in Education and Child Studies if the missing course meets a number of conditions. The course:

  • may not be the Master’s internship;
  • may not be the Master’s project;
  • must comprise two or more constituent examinations, which together count towards a final mark. Students who have been awarded a fail for one of the constituent examinations can request an extra resit of this examination. Students who have been awarded a fail for more than one constituent examinations within a course must retake the whole course.  
  • a student has participated in both the first examination opportunity of the course and the regular resit, unless there have been circumstances (to be specified in the request to the Board of Examiners).

If the board grants a student an extra resit opportunity for a last master’s course, this must be taken on Monday 19 August 2024. The Board of Examiners sets a single date for the extra resit and does not make any exceptions. Requests for an extra resit on Monday 19 August 2024 must be submitted to the Board of Examiners by email before 1 August 2024.

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