Internal regulations and fraud

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Internal regulations, sanctions and disciplinary measures

A number of internal regulations apply in the buildings and spaces and on the grounds of Radboud University. The university may take action against any students who fail to comply with them.

What are the internal regulations at Radboud University?

The Executive Board may establish internal regulations which seek to maintain order in university buildings and on its grounds. This follows from Article 7.57h of the WHW. As such, there are internal regulations for examination venues. These are included as an appendix in your study programme’s Education and Examination Regulations.

What sanctions may be imposed and what action may be taken, if I fail to comply with the internal  regulations?

In accordance with Article 8 of the Structure Regulations, anyone who seriously disrupts such order may be denied full or partial access to buildings and/or grounds


If a student commits fraud, the Examining Board can impose sanctions. It must be clear to the students what fraud is, what sanctions apply in this respect and how a student may defend themselves.

What is meant by ‘fraud’ and ‘plagiarism’?

Your faculty's dean has established Fraud Regulations together with the Examining Board. These regulations stipulate what fraud and plagiarism is deemed to refer to. The Fraud Regulations are often included as appendices in the study programmes’ Education and Examination Regulations.

What happens if I am under suspicion of fraud and/or plagiarism?

The Examining Board investigates reports of suspected fraud. There is opportunity for you to put forward your point of view in these investigations. You can find more information about this in your study programme’s Fraud Regulations.

What sanctions can the Examining Board impose in cases of fraud?

What sanctions can be imposed is laid down in your faculty's Fraud Regulations. An Examining Board may impose the following sanctions, among others:

  1. it may prevent a student from participating in one or more exams;
  2. it may decline to assess a paper or thesis for a period of time;
  3. it may bar attendance of lectures given by the Radboud Honours Academy;
  4. In instances of serious fraud, the Executive Board is recommended to terminate

What can I do if I disagree with an imposed sanction by the Examining Board?

A student may lodge an appeal with the Examination Appeals Board against any sanction that has been imposed in connection with fraud. You can find more information about the procedure in the Examination Appeals Board’s Standing Orders.

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