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Education and Examination Code

The Education and Examination Code is the regulatory framework for professors and students. It contains all university-wide and campus-specific agreements about education and examinations, valid for the on-going academic year. It is approved yearly by the Boards of Governors of both Ghent University and Ghent University Global Campus.

Through your (application for) enrolment, you declare that you agree with the Education and Examination Code.

Study Progress Monitoring

What?

Ghent University Global Campus adheres to the Ghent University general policy concerning study progress.
As a student, it is important to obtain your diploma within a normal period of time. Therefore Ghent University and Ghent University Global Campus pay a lot of attention to study progress: the progress you make throughout your studies.
In particular the study progress in the first Bachelor year is monitored closely.

Study progress is assessed at the end of every exam period. A study progress monitoring measure can be taken in case of low study progress (< 50% of the taken courses passed),.
Any study progress monitoring measure is mentioned on your transcript of records. The measure is taken when you re-enroll, and follows the regulations of the Education and Examination Code of the year of re-enrolment.

2 types of study progress monitoring measures

The following types of study progress monitoring measures can be taken:

  1. Binding conditions and refusal to enroll for a contract to obtain a diploma
    • If you have a success rate below 50%, a binding condition will be imposed upon your next enrolment for the same study programme.
    • The contents of the binding condition is determined in the Education and Examination Code of the academic year in which you enroll again for the same study programme. As a general rule you will be required to obtain at least 50% of the taken credits. If you are a Bachelor 1 student however, you will be required to obtain at least 75% of your personal enrollment curriculum at the academic year
    • In case you do not meet these conditions at the end of the academic year, you will be refused to re-enroll with a contract to obtain a diploma for the same study programme again.
  2. Refusal to enroll at Ghent University / Ghent University Global Campus
    Regardless of the type of contract and any previously binding conditions, and whether or not these conditions were met, enrolment for the study programmes at Ghent University / Ghent University Global Campus will be refused for students who, after 3 years of enrolment, have acquired less than one third of the ECTS credits that they took up during those enrolments.
  3. Students may annually file an appeal against the decision to impose binding conditions as well against the decision to refuse enrolment, by means of a substantiated request with the Institutional Appeals Committee. In exceptional circumstances, enrolment may still be granted.

    Regulations

    Art. 18 and 64 of the Education and Examination Code

  4. Leave of Absence and Study Progress
    When considering a Leave of Absence, it is important to keep in mind the Study Progress regulations. If a binding condition has been imposed, it will be applicable at the moment of your return from the Leave of Absence. The exact moment of starting your Leave of Absence may influence the calculation of your study progress rate.
    Always consult your study counselor to make an assessment of your situation before taking a Leave of Absence.