The Program and Examination Regulations (PER), in Dutch Onderwijs en Examenregeling (OER) contains clear and complete information about the program, making it the basic document for both students and teachers.  

Subjects covered by the PER (OER) include: 

  • the content of the program and the associated final examinations, the number and sequence of other examinations and the time slots when these can be taken
  • the type of examination (oral, written or other types of examination)
  • the period of validity of successfully completed examination components
  • the right of inspection and evaluation.

The Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek) draws a clear distinction between the PER (OER) and the Regulations of the Examination Committee (RE), in Dutch Reglement van de Examencommissie (RE).

Subjects regulated by the RE include: 

  • compilation Examination Committee
  • procedures Examination Committee
  • tasks Examination Committee
  • rules relating to quality assurance of testing and exams
  • rules relating to measures taken in the event of fraud by examinees
  • rules and guidelines relating to testing and exams
  • compensation regulations
  • graduation regulations.