The most important rights and obligations of current and future participants in education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are laid down in the Students' Charter.
General and special section
The charter consists of a general part that applies to all participants and a special part that is linked to a degree programme or a group of degree programmes. The special part of the Students' Charter comprises the Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER). Although the teaching and examination regulations are tailored to the education provided within the framework of a degree programme or a group of degree programmes, certain elements are uniformly regulated and cannot be deviated from.
This relates particularly to subjects which the Executive Board considers should be the same for all students. Examples are the rules for the Negative Binding Study Advice (BSA) and the period of time allowed for appealing to the Examination Appeals Board (COBEX).
Consent of the Central Representative Advisory Council
The general part of the Students' Charter is determined by the Executive Board (CvB) and requires the consent of the Central Representative Advisory Council (CMR).
Depending on the topic, the Teaching and Examination Regulations determined by the Executive Board (CvB) and partly by the faculty boards require consent partially from the CMR and partially from the representative advisory council of the faculty that is offering the degree programme or group of degree programmes in question.
This ensures that students and employees can have a say on the content of both documents.
Difference in legal position
The participants in education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are registered as students, external students, or course participants. These participants have different legal positions. For example, the legal position of students and external students is derived primarily from the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) and the legal position of students called course participants is also derived from the law on contracts.
Students can also derive more rights with regard to education from the Higher Education and Research Act than external students. Differences in legal position may also exist within the category of student. For example, part-time students may be subject to requirements relating to the field of work which are not imposed on full-time students and there may be a difference in the amount of the tuition fees paid by students. A difference in legal position is not random, but always has a legal basis.
After all, the AUAS may or may not receive national government funding for international students. However, this fact is not important for the student's legal position.
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