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Binding Study Advice

Radboud University issues binding study advice (BSA) for all full-time Bachelor's programmes.

What does this mean for you? When you first enroll in a full-time Bachelor's programme, you will not be able to continue your studies if you fail to meet the requirements at the end of the first year. The minimum number of credits (ECTS: European Credits Transfer System) for all programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts is set at 45. One credit equals for a study load of 28 hours

The BSA is issued by the First-Year Study Advice Committee on behalf of the dean. If you receive a negative binding study advice, you will not be able to enroll in the same full-time Bachelor's programme at Radboud University for three years.

A provisional BSA will be issued in February based on the academic results obtained during the first semester. Students who meet the BSA requirements will be issued a positive and definitive BSA in the second half of July (before the summer holidays). Students who do not meet the BSA requirements will be issued a negative provisional BSA. These students will have the opportunity to present their case to the First-Year Study Advice Committee several weeks later.

It is important to keep your study advisor informed of any personal circumstances that may influence your BSA outcome.

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