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Exemption Form for Formal Educational Requirements available
online for foreign PhD students

If you obtained your prior degree outside of the Netherlands, it is likely that you will have to request the College voor Promotions for the granting of an exemption from the formal (Dutch) educational requirements. For this you need to submit an exemption form, accompanied by properly certified copies of all diplomas, degrees and certificates beyond high school/secondary school, with list of marks, as evidence of an academic level equivalent to doctorandus.

It is advisable to do this well in advance, preferably at the start of your tenure! Problems with certifications sometimes can cause great delays, in at least one case almost delaying a promotion beyond the stay of the promovendus in the Netherlands.

The exemption request form, and an english folder with the exact requirements and procedure to follow if you did not obtain your prior degree in the Netherlands should have been included with the Promotiereglement. These documents are otherwise available from the bureau of the College voor Promoties, or online from the Promotions for ILLC Promovendi page.

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