Within Radboud University, the foreign language Code of Conduct below applies. This Code of Conduct is based on article 7.2 sub c of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (WHW) (available only in Dutch).
Within Radboud University Nijmegen, it is allowed to provide education and conduct assessments in a language other than Dutch if the specific nature, the design or quality of the education or students’ background so requires.
The decision to use a foreign language shall be taken by the dean of the relevant faculty, after having sought advice from the programme committee. In doing so, the dean will consider the following principles:
a) the necessity of using a language other than Dutch must be established;
b) exams and assessments of English-speaking programmes are conducted in English; exams of courses taught in English are conducted in English, unless otherwise decided by the Examining Board;
c) foreign-language education meets the same quality requirements as education provided in Dutch.
The decision made by the dean is processed in the Education and Examination Regulations of the programme.
The dean of the faculty shall report the decisions taken by them to the Executive Board every year.