Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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  27. Refresh


review of a student's record; examination

In the context of the Dutch system of higher education, the term examen is somewhat misleading because an examen is actually a review of the student's academic achievements to see whether or not he or she has met all the requirements for a particular study programme.

Therefore, when translating, avoid using the word 'examination'. For example: De student is geslaagd voor het doctoraalexamen = the student has satisfied all the requirements for the doctoraal.