Requesting an exemption for university-level coursework previously

Have you already studied at the University (or HBO) level? If so, you may be eligible to receive one or more exemptions.

To apply for an exemption for a required psychology course you should follow these steps:
1. Go to Study Requirements in uSis and click on the course for which you will request the exemption. Then click on ‘’Submit Request’’ and click ‘’Exemption’’ as the type of request. Do not forget to complete the fields ‘’Description’’ and ‘’Information’. Print the request from and attach the below form.
2. Download the Exemption Request Form
3. Submit the Exemption Request Form, and the requested supporting material and textbooks to the Student Services Centre .
4. The Coordinator of the course will consider the request and make a recommendation. The student will receive a written confirmation of the decision from the Board of Examiners Psychology.

Please Note: Exemptions requested must be submitted no later than two weeks after the start of the course.


B. Exemption on the basis of a previously completed University (or HBO) or degree.

Have you completed a university degree (180EC) or HBO degree (240 EC)? If yes, you can request exemption for the 30 EC of ‘’Elective Courses - Outside of Psychology”. The total Bachelor degree consists of 180 EC.

Exemption on the basis of University propedeuse
On the basis of a University propedeuse you can request to receive exemption for 25 EC.

Please note that this is NOT the case for a HBO propedeuse.

To request an exemption, follow below steps:

Do you have a completed University (180)/ or HBO (240 EC) degree earned at another educational institution?

To apply for an exemption of elective course(s), follow these steps:
1. Go to Study Requirements in uSis. You will note that the programme consists of different requirements. Choose the section ’Elective Courses - Outside of Psychology”. Under this section there are three so-called DUMMY subjects. If you have a completed University or HBO education, click on the Dummy Course - Psychology Elective Courses 30 EC.
2. Then click on ‘’Submit Request’’ and click ‘’Exemption’’ as the type of request. Do not forget to complete the fields ‘’Description’’ and ‘’Information’’ and to click ‘’Submit’’.
3. The Board of Examiners Psychology requires proof of your completed diploma. Please submit a certified copy of your diploma to the Student Services Centre.
4. Your request and diploma will be reviewed. If the request is approved, the 30 EC of exemptions will be listed in your Study Requirements in uSis.

Do you have a degree from Leiden University?

1. Go to Study Requirements in uSis. You will note that the programme consists of different requirements. Choose the section ’Elective Courses - Outside of Psychology”. Under this section there are three so-called DUMMY subjects. If you have a completed University or HBO education, click on the Dummy Course - Psychology Elective Courses 30 EC.
2. Then click on ‘’Submit Request’’ and click ‘’Exemption’’ as the type of request. Do not forget to the complete the fields ‘’Description’’ and ‘’Information’ and to click ‘’Submit’’.
3. The Board of Examiners can view the record of your earlier completed Leiden University degree in uSis. As such, you do NOT need to submit a copy of the diploma.
4. Your request will be reviewed. If the request is approved, the 30 EC of exemption will be listed in your Study Requirements in uSis.

Did you complete a propedeuse at another Dutch university?

1. Go to Study Requirements in uSis. You will note that the programme consists of different requirements. Choose the section ’Elective Courses - Outside of Psychology”. Under this section there are three so-called DUMMY subjects. If you have a completed University propedeuse education click on the Dummy Course - Psychology Elective Courses 25 EC.
2. Then click on ‘’Submit Request’’ and click the type of request ‘’Exemption’’. Do not forget to the complete the fields ‘’Description’’ and ‘’Information’ and to click ‘’Submit’’.
3. The Board of Examiners Psychology requires proof of your completed propedeuse diploma. Please submit a certified copy of your diploma to the Student Services Centre.
4. Your request and diploma will be reviewed. If the request is approved, 25 EC of exemptions will be listed in your Study Requirements in uSis. (To receive the full 30EC at least one subject must have been taken at least at the 300 level.)

Did you complete a propedeuse at Leiden University?

1. Go to Study Requirements in uSis. You will note that the programme consists of different requirements. Choose the section ’Elective Courses - Outside of Psychology”. Under this section there are three so-called DUMMY subjects. If you have a completed University propedeuse education click on the Dummy Course - Psychology Elective Courses 25 EC.
2. Then click on ‘’Submit Request’’ and click ‘’Exemption’’ as the type of request. Do not forget to the complete the fields ‘’Description’’ and ‘’Information’ and to click ‘’Submit’’.
3. The Board of Examiners can view the record of your earlier completed Leiden University degree in uSis. As such, you do NOT need to submit a copy of the propedeuse diploma.
4. If the request is approved, 25 EC will be indicated in the requirements in uSis. (To receive the full 30EC at least one subject must have been taken at least at the 300 level.)

Last Modified: 06-03-2017