Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Fraud and plagiarism

Fraud and plagiarism during your studies is a serious matter. Are you sufficiently aware of the rules? On this page you will find everything you need to know about these rules, and who you can go to when you are suspected of fraud or plagiarism.

What is fraud and plagiarism?

Copying during an examination, cutting and pasting texts without citing the source: these are examples of fraud and plagiarism for the AUAS. Not only do you get punishment, but the person who is complicit also runs the risk of punishment. Of serious fraud is, among other things, if you did not write a thesis yourself or if someone else makes your exam.

Suspicion of fraud can also occur before or after an examination, exam or test. In that case - depending on the circumstances - this can lead to a penalty. If you are suspected of fraud, you will have the opportunity to respond to it.

What are the consequences of fraud and plagiarism?

If you cheat, the Examination Board can deprive you of the right to participate in (partial) examinations. This applies for a maximum period of one year. In the event of serious fraud, the dean can even terminate your registration.

In chapter 4 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER) you can read about what fraud and plagiarism entails and what rules you must follow when making a paper or when taking an exam.

Acknowledging sources

No one likes to be accused of plagiarism. Therefore you should reference (state) your sources correctly in your thesis or paper. Use the tips and tools of the Library.

Published by  Legal Affairs 23 September 2019