The legal framework of the Examination Board RSM - EUR is given by Dutch Law, in particular the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek- WHW).
The Examination Board RSM has many different tasks. Generally, the following components can be discerned:

1.    Supervisory responsibility with regard to exams and examinations. This responsibility is manifested in the competence of the Examination Board to:

a. award the degree certificate; 
b. appoint the examiners; 
c. supervise the quality of the final exams, examinations and tests (verification of required exit qualifications); 
d. take disciplinary action in case of fraud; 
e. supervise the implementation and execution of the examination regulations with due observance of the common legal principles such as equality, legal security, legitimacy, reasonableness, fair play and so on;
f. act as a mediator or as the defendant in case of disputes or appeals.

2.    Regulatory tasks: the Examination Board sets rules and gives instructions to the examiners. These rules have been laid down in the Rules and GuidelinesOpens externalOpens external as well as in the Examination Manual for examinersOpens externalOpens external. These rules concern matters such as order during examinations, fraud, assessment criteria, compensation rules, classifications (such as (summa) cum laude).

3.    Tasks that are further defined in the Teaching and Examinations Regulation or ‘Onderwijs- en ExamenregelingOpens externalOpens external’ (TER or OER) established by the Dean. This concerns the granting of exemptions from the TER in individual cases due to personal circumstances or on grounds of the hardship clause (if a rule in an individual case leads to unreasonable consequences). A few examples are: the granting of exemptions for courses, the interim advice within the framework of the binding study advice, the adjustment of the norm of the binding study advice in the case of personal circumstances, granting extra examination opportunities.

4.    Advisory tasks: the Examination Board advises the Dean regarding the Teaching and Examination Regulations.

5.    Mandate: the Examination Board has been mandated by the Dean to establish the final BSA.


The Examination Board RSM - EUR consists of six members of RSM’s academic staff and an external member. All members are appointed by the Dean. The Examination Board collectively sets up rules and policy. The Examination Board as a whole meets once a month. All members have their own portfolio. The Examination Board is supported by the secretary.

Prof. Dr. L.C.P.M. Meijs (Chairman)
Ir. A.J. Roodink (Vice Chairman)
Dr. J.P.J.M. Essers
Dr. B.H.E. Wempe
Dr. M.B.J. Schauten (external member)
Vacancy member

Secretary to the Examination Board
Ms. C.M. Dirks - van den Broek LL.M.   managing director/secretary
MS. J. van der Woude MSc-LL.B.            secretary quality assurance
Ms. I.M. van Essen LL.M.                         deputy-secretary
Ms. A.M. Schey MScBA                            deputy-secretary

Ms. D.M. Schonis                                     team leader
Ms. L. Guo                                                assistant
Ma. K. van Oers                                        assistant

For more information about procedures, policies and regulations please refer to the Examination ManualOpens externalOpens external for examiners.

Examination Board MSc Customs and Supply Chain Compliance

The chair of the Examination Board of the MSc Customs and Supply Chain Compliance is Rob Zuidwijk.