Rights and Obligations
Every student has certain rights and obligations. And every year, we list the most important regulations in a revised version of the Student Charter. You can also find programme-specific rights and obligations in the Education and Examination Regulations (OER-HU) and the study guide for your degree programme. So you know exactly where you stand.
From Monday 25 July until Sunday 21 August the Board of Appeal, the Disputes Advice Committee, and the Student Complaints Committee will have a schedule-free period (Summer recess). All appeals will be put on hold until after the recess period.
Any appeals lodged in this time period will we processed as quickly as possible after recess ends by the HU Legal Protection for Students Office, and sent to the relevant institute directors and examination board. The processing of already lodged appeals will also be resumed after recess ends.
Student Charter and the OER
The Student Charter offers a general survey of our main agreements as to what you are and aren’t allowed to do as a HU student and refers to the specific regulations in which this is further specified. The Charter is complemented by our Education and Examination Regulations (OER-HU). These regulations set out HU students’ rights and obligations as far as education, reviews and examinations are concerned.
The study guides provide further details on your rights and obligations at the level of your individual degree programme as set out in OER-HU. In addition, these guides offer substantive information about each programme: from subjects and themes to practical information.
You are free to formally lodge an appeal to a decision taken by HU if you disagree with it. You may believe that your examination work was incorrectly assessed, for example. Or you may disagree with the study advice issued to you, because your performance was affected by personal circumstances.
Lodging an appeal is fairly straightforward. At the bottom of the decision is stated how and in which time limit you have to lodge your appeal.
Please use the digital form to guarantee that you provide all the required information. After you have completed and submitted the form, your appeal will be heard by HU’s Legal Protection for Students Office.
Please note: be sure to lodge your appeal within six weeks of the date of the decision.
Would you like to know more about HU’s appeal procedures? Full details can be found in the Legal Protection for Students Regulations (Reglement Rechtsbescherming). Or download the HU Enrolment Regulations below, for further information.
Together with all other institutes of higher education in the Netherlands, HU has committed itself to the national Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education. This Code of Conduct is meant to ensure that international students receive proper quality information and education before and during their time in the Netherlands. For more information on the Code of Conduct and on their complaints procedure, please go to the website of the National Commision.