Examinations and exam resits

You can find all information on examinations and exam resits below.

What are valid means of identification for exams?

There are different identification methods for on campus and online (Proctorio) exams.

  • For online (Proctorio) exams you need to show your AUAS student ID card. Please follow this link for more information on the AUAS student ID card.
  • For on campus exams you are obliged to identify yourself using one of the following documents:
    • Valid passport, issued by any country
    • ID-card, only from a country in the EEA
    • Driving license, only from a country in the EEA
    • Permit to stay, issued by the Dutch government

      Attention: Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba do not belong of the EEA. (EEA = European Economic Area)

How often resits are offered?

All exams are offered at least twice a year. Please take your study programme into consideration:

  • Sometimes it is not possible to resit only certain parts of an exam, in that case you might need to retake the entire integral exam.

Please look on mytimetable.hva.nl to find out when specific exams are offered, and when the registration period starts. Contact your study advisor If you have questions about your eligibility for resits.

How many resit opportunities do you have?

You can take any exam twice per academic year:

  • Either via a regular exam (= 1st change) and a resit (= 2nd chance)
  • Or, if you have taken and failed your regular exam and resit exam in a previous year, you may take a resit (1st chance) and a second resit (2nd chance) in the following year’

Note: the academic year always starts on 1 September and ends on 31 August.

1st chance

This is the regular exam which directly follows after the classes. You are automatically registered in SIS by the Eductaion Office for your regular exams.

2nd chance

This is the resit. You have to register for this yourself! See mytimetable.hva.nl for the registration periods of the resits and then register via SIS. Each registration counts as participation.

Extra chance

If there is reason to do so based on a student’s personal circumstances, the Examination Board may decide to grant an extra chance.

How do you recognize a resit in mytimetable.hva.nl?

You can recognise a resit in the schedule on mytimetable.hva.nl by the registration period and resit code that is stated. Exams without a registration period are regular exams, you are not able register for these exams if you need to resit the course.

When are your exams schedules published?

Click directly to the manual to look for the exam date and time in mytimetable.hva.nl.

In which building and classroom will the exam take place?

The exam schedule is published at least two weeks before the start of each block on mytimetable.hva.nl. Please look up the central exam or resit you need to take to get more information on the location. Contact your teacher for questions regarding decentral exams.

Check your regular examinations in SIS

You are registered automatically in SIS for regular examinations (1st chance). Regular examinations follow the lectures that you have attended for the first time.

  • Always check that you have been registered properly in SIS for your regular examinations and choose for English
  • Please contact the Education Office immediately if anything is wrong.

Register for an exam resit

The registration period for exam resits is stated per exam in the examination timetable (mytimetable.hva.nl) and is announced in the mail you receive prior to every registration period: please put the dates in your!

If you would like to resit an exam, you need to register via SIS. Please use the step-by-step instructions on the page: Register for exam resit or exam minor resit.

Register for resit but SIS is 'FULL'?

Perhaps you are trying to register for a regular exam, this is not possible.

  • find your exam on mytimetable.hva.nl
  • check all your regular exams in SIS; and
  • check all the resits for which you need to register

Something wrong? Or are you not able to find the registrations? Please contact the Education Office during the registration period.


If you do not want to take a regular examination or exam resit, you can only deregister via SIS within the indicated registration period.

Examination rules

Strict rules apply during all examinations and exam resits. Read the examinations protocols here.
You will not be permitted to enter without a valid proof of identity (passport, EEA ID-card, EEA-driving licence or permit to stay issued by the Dutch government). You should be aware of these examination rules for exams on location (PDF) and remote online exams (PFD).

Rules for entering grades

Formally, your lecturer needs to enter your grade in SIS within fifteen working days (three weeks). If your result has not been entered or has been entered incorrectly, please contact your lecturer first.

Examination Clash

Sometimes various examinations or exam resits are scheduled simultaneously or their times may overlap. In such cases, please contact the Education Office via the Digital Servicepoint during the enrollment period to arrange that you can take examinations or exam resits one after the other.

Always mention the course catalogue numbers and the exam date and time of both exams it concerns.

Forgotten to register or registered too late?

If the registration period has closed, you can no longer register and de-register for examinations and exam resits.
Ensure that you are aware of the registration period dates which you can find on mytimetable.hva.nl.

Missed an examination or exam resit?

You can take an examination/exam resit twice per academic year. If you missed an examination or a resit, you can register again when it is offered another time. Please be aware of the registration period. In case of problems with progression of your study by missing an exam or resit you can contact your studyadvisor.

Please note: every registration is considered as a participation in an exam, even if you do not show up or haven't shown up.

Published by  AZ editors FBE 27 February 2024