Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Additional Exam Time

Implementation of Additional Exam Time (AET) at FBE

If your request has been granted, the following conditions apply:

Approval prior to Friday 17 September 2021

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning with the partial examinations in weeks 4, 5 and 6 of block 1.

Approval between Friday 17 September and Friday 8 October 2021

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning with the examinations in week 7, 8, 9 and 10 of block 1.

Approval after Friday 8 October 2021

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning in block 2.

Additional Exam Time

If you suffer from dyslexia, ADHD, a chronic disease or other personal circumstances that influence your ability to read and/or concentrate, you can submit a request for additional exam time during written examinations to your student counsellor. The standard additional time is 25%, or 50% for a visual impairment. Student counsellors can grant such requests on behalf of the examinations board. In many cases, students who grew up outside the Netherlands are also given additional exam time at the start of their studies.

How to request additional exam time

Requests for additional exam time should always be submitted to your student counsellor. Do you suffer from dyslexia? If so, you do not need to visit the student counsellor yourself. Instead, you can request additional exam time and test forms in large-sized print online. More information on this can be found in the A-Z list under 'Studying with a disability'.

If you grew up outside the Netherlands, or if you suffer from personal circumstances including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, visual impairment, chronic illness or psychological complaints, contact the student counsellor for your degree programme to discuss whether additional exam time would be a suitable provision for you. In this context, 'suitable' means that the provision actually helps you and that it is necessary due to your personal circumstances. If the provision is suitable and the student counsellor has verified the evidence of your circumstances, additional exam time can be requested.

When to request additional exam time

How quickly your request can be processed depends on your degree programme. Consult the information below, under the heading 'How does additional exam time work?' In case of personal circumstances, you should ideally consult your student counsellor as soon as possible.

Do you suffer from dyslexia? Make sure to upload your dyslexia statement during the first week of your degree programme, or preferably sooner. For information on how to do so, check the A-Z list under 'Studying with a disability'.

Full-time students: Has your request for Additional Exam Time been granted?

In that case, you will sit your examinations and tests in the designated classroom along with the students who make use of other additional exam facilities, except in the case of digital examinations. A list of all AET rooms will be published in the student announcements on MyAUAS each week, while the room numbers will also be posted on a swing board at the Service Point on the day of the test. The AET room can be different on each examn date.

  • A weekly overview of AET rooms for written examinations will be published in the announcements on mijnhva.nl on the Friday before the examination week begins.
  • An announcement will also be posted on the swing board at the Service Point on every examination day.

Digital examinations will not be held in a separate AET room, but seats will be reserved in the digital examination rooms for students who are entitled to additional test time.

Please note: the AET rooms will not be listed on timetable.hva.nl.

Part-time students: Has your request for Additional Exam Time been granted?

  • If so, your examination with Additional Exam Time will begin one hour earlier in the designated AET room.
  • A AET examination will begin at the normal starting time on Saturday.
  • The room number of this AET room will be posted on the swing board at the Service Point on every examination day.
Published by  AZ editors FBE 16 July 2021