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Attendance Obligation

Covid-19 related information

No special changes, regular attendance requirements apply.

Tutorial group meetings, also called PBL sessions, are on campus. The session can be followed online (hybrid) if you are unable to attend on campus, but this online participation will not count as 'having attended' for the attendance requirement.


Be on time: no '10-minute' grace periods anymore.

Starting 2019-2020, you'll have to be on time to have your attendance count. The previous '10-minute' grace period is no longer in effect and has been removed from the Exam- and Education Regulations. An instructor/tutor can deny access to a tutorial, workshop or practical if you aren't on time.

For many courses and practicals,  attendance is part of the course examination. The attendance requirement means that you need to be present at (a percentage of) the meetings.

If you do not pass the attendance requirement you cannot pass the exam, the resit or the course in the current academic year. If you took the exam or the resit your exam result will be annulled. The attendance requirement can only be passed in the upcoming academic year(s). This implies you need to take the exam in the upcoming year(s).  

If you already passed the attendance requirement, but failed the exam(s) you can re-attend tutorial group meetings to prepare for a resit, see  'Repeat Education'.

The miminal required attendance can differ per type of meeting and per programme. The formal regulation can be found in the current Rules and Regulations.

Tutorial group meetings

Minimum attendance for tutorial group meetings  

Number of meetings:  <= 456789101112131415161718
100%  attendance required
'minus 2 meetings':

Number of meetings:  <= 456789101112131415161718
70% attendance required:  all45567789101011121213

Research Masters
Number of meetings:  <= 456789101112131415161718
70% rule (default):  all45567789101011121213
85% for
selected courses
IJMRWOP   No requirements


For bachelor students: reporting absence, attending session elsewhere.

You may only miss a certain number of tutorial group meetings if you report your absence personally to the tutor, at the latest on the day of the tutorial meeting. 

At the start of a course, the  coordinator will announce if it is allowed to attend any missed sessions in another tutorial group. If so, you contact the tutor of the group and he/she will decide if you can join his/her group for that session.  Please note that your attendance record will not change, only the attendance in your assigned tutorial group counts!

No switching tutorial groups

Switching of tutorial groups is not possible. In case of exceptional personal circumstances that merit an individual arrangement with regards to the times of tutorial groups you can contact the Academic Advisors by email. They will decide whether you are eligible for such an individual arrangement. To combine two studies, adjustments can be made. Working next to your study is not considered as valid reasons in order to request an individual arrangement.


Last modified: Fri, 05/08/2022 - 10:19

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