Can I get an extension for the first or final version of my thesis?
Some students, for severe personal or family reasons, need more time to finish the first version and can then (in coordination with the supervisor) ask the academic advisers to allow an extension for the first submission deadline. A granted extension will then be forwarded to the education office and the later deadline is noted. Notify your supervisor.
Students who write an empirical or marble bachelor thesis and are delayed due to external causes, an extension of the deadline is possible, but you will need formal approval of the board of examiners. In that case you and your supervisor have to request and motivate the extension. For more information about handing in your request to the Board of Examiners, see: Board of Examiners > Request.
I am a second year student and want to start planning or writing my thesis early (before the start of the next academic year)For most students early planning is not necessary, but there are exceptions, mostly granted by the exam board.
Students with a good reason to be early in planning or writing their bachelor thesis for the next academic year, such as planning to study abroad, may want to consult the last year’s overview of all bachelor thesis supervisors. If the Bachelor thesis matching system cannot be used (requesting a supervisor is not possible), the student is allowed to make contact and agree with a potential supervisor by mail or visit. Any agreement must (later) be made official via the Bachelor thesis matching system once this is possible again (when the system is opened for the next academic year, mid September).
Professional behaviour: Early request for supervision requires the additional responsibility from a student:
● Note that the faculty trusts the good sense of these early students to refrain from shopping (contacting more than one potential staff member at the same time) as this urged the faculty board to install the matching system in the first place;
● And also mind that staff members do not expect new thesis students yet (they are busy supervising this year’s (master) students), so explain to the staff member whom you intend to contact that you are a valid and motivated exception.
What happens if the two assessor grades deviate more than two points?
Assessors’ grades are allowed to deviate up to 2 points as specified by the faculty’s exam regulations. If assessors’ grades deviate more than 2 points, the education office will ask the two assessors to discuss this. If more than two points difference in grades persists one of two things happens: 1. One or both grades are below 6.0: the student must resit. The assessor(s) who graded lower than 6.0, will grade the resit version. 2. Both grades are 6.0 or higher: the EC appoints a third assessor to grade the thesis, in which the final grade is the average of the three grades. If the resit grade is lower than 6.0, the student must agree with the supervisor on a new date during the following academic year to submit an even further improved thesis. Note that due to this procedure, the date of grade publishing will be delayed.