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Types of student contracts

By registering as a student, you sign a contract with our university college. There are three types of contracts.

Diploma contract

  • most common 
  • a registration to enrol in a regular study programme
  • full (± 60 credits, one academic year) or partial programme (± 30 credits, one semester)
  • the student has access to all student facilities: classes, libraries and our online learning platform Toledo
  • for the purpose of earning a degree/diploma (or part of it = exchange students)
  • Example: registration to enrol in the programme ‘Bachelor of Education, pre-primary education’. (60 credits)

Credit contract

  •   needs to be applied for to the faculty the course is taught at (there may be prerequisites)
  • a registration to enrol in one or several separate course units
  • (usually) less than 30 credits total - on average one course is 2 to 8 credits
  •  the student has access to all student facilities: classes, libraries and our online learning platform Toledo
  •  for the purpose of earning a credit certificate for those course units
  • Example: registration to enrol in the course unit ‘Business and Social Law for Marketers ‘ (4 credits)

Examination contract

  •   Check the ECTS file to learn whether an examination contract is possible for the course you intend to enrol for (they are rarely possible in courses with continuous assessment)
  •  a registration to enrol in an entire study programme (for the purpose of obtaining a diploma) or for one or several course units (for the purpose of obtaining a credit certificate for these course units)
  •   no access to most student facilities: process the course material through independent study
  • Example: contact the teaching staff to ask what you need to study (as a student who takes on a credit contract), whether and which replacement assignments you need to do and where to buy the books.