Binding Study Advice

Binding Study Advice

The Examination Board plays an important role in relation to the binding study advice (BSA). The Examination Board issues a provisional advice to all freshmen twice a year, in December and April. At the end of the academic year, in August, the Examination Board issues the final binding study advice by mandate of the Dean. The Examination Board in collaboration with the student advisers and the student counsellors prepares this final advice.

According to the BSA norm, at the end of the first year of enrolment, all examination parts of the Bachelor 1 programme must have been passed. When a student fails to comply with the BSA norm, he/she must leave the programme and may not re-start the programme for the next three academic years.

In exceptional cases, the Examination Board, on behalf of the dean, may postpone the final binding study advice because of personal circumstances.  In that case, it can not be concluded yet that the student is unsuitable for the programme even though he/she has not met the BSA norm. The student will get the chance to comply with the BSA norm in the subsequent academic year. If the students fails, he must leave the programme at the end of the second year of enrolment.