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Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

The academic calendar of 2023-2024 can be found here.

Please note that in the faculty of Law there are two semesters instead of 4 periods!

Semester one (Autumn):
Monday 4 September 2023 - Friday 26 January 2024

Semester two (Spring):
Monday 29 January - Friday 14 July 2024


Examination formats

Nearly all exams are held online via Cirrus.  All Cirrus exams are administered on campus in the Comenius, under the supervision of an invigilator. For more information about Cirrus, see Digital Examination on campus.

Please note that from 11 December 2023, the rules will change if you forget your password during a digital test. From then on it will no longer be possible to get a temporary password and still participate in the test. View the new procedure

Special rooms have been allocated for students who require additional provisions. These additional provisions must be requested from the student advisor and registered in Osiris. Special provisions are possible in consultation with the student advisor.

Exam timetable

An overview of exams and exam formats can be found here. You can also find the definite exam dates and times in your personal timetable

(no rights may be derived from the exam overview; the personal timetable takes precedent). You can search and filter results in the exam timetable. The exam timetable is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.

Exam weeks Law

T1 (B1): 23 October 2023 to 27 October 2023
T2: 11 December 2023 to 26 January 2024
Semester 1 resits: 14 February 2024 to 16 February 2024
T3 (B1 / semester 1 resits): 18 March 2024 t/m 22 March 2024
T4: 21 May 2024 t/m 12 July 2024

Exam (de)registration

The International Office Law will register you for the first exam opportunity. If you are registered for a course, you are automatically registered for the corresponding first examination opportunity. Please check Osiris in good time to ensure that you are actually registered. For re-sits, you must always send an e-mail to internationaloffice@jur.ru.nl 6 working days before the re-sit.

Please deregister if you decide you don't want to participate in an exam by sending an e-mail to internationaloffice@jur.ru.nl.


Consulting a third party during an exam constitutes fraud. Fraud undermines the value of our diplomas and we take it very seriously. In the event of fraud, the penalty is exclusion from the next two exam opportunities for that course.

We believe that law students who commit fraud are unfit to practice law. We train students to fulfill honourable positions in society that involve passing judgement on others and we assume that all students want to demonstrate that they are worthy of this honour.


Some physical materials are permitted during exams. The lecturers will explicitly state in advance which digital and/or physical materials may be used during an exam. The invigilators/lecturers are authorised to inspect these materials as they see fit.

Verification of identity and registration

Participation in exams is only possible upon presentation of a valid ID. Passports, identity cards, residence permits and driving licences are considered valid identity documents. Copies of these documents will not be accepted.

If your identity document is lost, stolen or expired, you must be able to show proof of municipal registration at STIP Law.  You can only participate in an exam if you report this to STIP Law at least one day before the start of the exam. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to participate in the exam.

Inspection of exams

  • The time and place of the inspection will be announced no later than when the results are announced.
  • The inspection meeting is for all students together. The meeting will be scheduled (almost always at Comenius or Grotius) under the supervision of a lecturer. The examination model (including the answer and evaluation form) and the student's work will be available.
  • If, due to special circumstances (funeral, overlapping lectures.....), a student has had to miss the inspection meeting, the student can request an individual examination. The student can then view the examination model (including the answer and evaluation form) and the student's work, but there is no opportunity to ask the teacher a question.


In principle, all students are expected to participate in our lectures in person during the course of the semester(s).

Responsible use of Generative Artificial Intelligence

With regard to the responsible use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), such as ChatGPT, the Faculty of Law has decided that it will provisionally adopt the guidelines as set out here (docx, 19 kB).

Web lecture Policy

For a number of courses that the Faculty of Law offers, the education is recorded as web lectures. The web lecture policy of the faculty is as follows.

Regular bachelor and master students

For regular bachelor and master students the following applies. The lecturer decides prior to the course on one of the following three options:
1) the web lectures are made available immediately* after the oral lecture;
2) the web lectures are made available one to two weeks before the examination;
3) the web lectures are not made available.

To avoid confusion, the lecturer’s choice is announced before the start of the course on Blackboard. This choice will not be deviated from during the course. For example, if a lecturer decides to provide access to the web lecture directly after an oral lecture, then it is no longer possible several weeks into the course to provide access only shortly before the examination.

Web lectures are not made available as an alternative for attendance at the oral lectures. The faculty expects students to attend all oral lectures.

Special target groups

A different web lecture policy applies for part-time students, students in dual degree programmes that involve overlap, students in the post-initial master transition programme, students with special circumstances and master students who have completed a part-time bachelor programme. These students are entitled to access to the web lectures as soon as possible (depending on the specific date and hour of the lecture and the technical possibilities, this may be up to several days after the oral lecture) after the oral lecture.


Only in very exceptional cases may the student advisors – empowered thereto by the faculty board – decide to allow access to web lectures also to other students. In doing so, they will consider not only the circumstances involved but also the student’s study progress. The following are not regarded as exceptional cases:

  • one-time illness;
  • holiday;
  • internship;
  • a job on the side (also law-related);
  • travel time and schedule overlap when an above-average number of courses is taken against the advice of the student advisor.