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Compensating results

Compensation rules in the Bachelor

In the Bachelor, it is possible to compensate a fail for one course with a pass for another course (OER art. 5.1 lid d, Dutch) under certain conditions:

  • A fail grade of no less than a 5 can be compensated by a pass of 8 or higher for another course. You will receive the study points (ECTS) for the compensated course, but the fail grade will not be changed. You can only use a high grade for compensation once.
  • A module can only be compensated when the module that serves as compensation has the same (or more) credits
  • The statistics courses (Methoden en Technieken, Statistiek I, II and III), skills, the research practical, Psychodiagnostiek, electives and the bachelor thesis cannot be compensated and cannot be used for compensation.

Implications of the new 'pass/fail' -grading for 'Men and Machine' / 'Mens en Machine'

In 2018-2019, IPN1026 'Men and Machine' / PSY1026 'Mens en Machine' will be graded with a pass or fail. For this reason, the course now falls outside the compensation regulation.

For resit candidates (2017-2018 or earlier), the grading type depends on the attendance obligation.
• Attendance obligation already fulfilled -> your exam (resit) will still be graded on a ten point scale. Compensation regulation applies.
• Attendance obligation not yet fulfilled -> your course/exam will be graded with a pass/fail.


No compensation in the Masters programmes

There are no compensation options for any of the FPN Master programmes.


Apply for the compensation via the online form.

• Once a compensation request has been entered, it cannot be changed or cancelled.
• When your request is approved, the compensation will be registered within 10 working days.
• The original grades will not change, the insufficient grade will show the addition ‘compensation’, and credits will be awarded. You can check this in your result transcript in My UM.

Related links

Online form Compensation Bachelor

Last modified: Tue, 30/04/2019 - 14:41

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