Personal learning path (PLP)

Were you ALREADY A STUDENT at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration last academic year?

Then read on the next page how you can form and apply for your PLP in academic year 2017-2018.

Are you a NEW STUDENT at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration?

Then read on the next page how you can apply for exemptions, how you can form a PLP, ... in academic year 2017-2018.

What is a PLP?

You take a PLP (personalised learning path) if your curriculum deviates from a standard learning track.

An example of a standard learning track = a curriculum of 60 credits with only courses from the 2nd bachelor or in other words: a “pure” 2nd bachelor. You are taking a PLP as soon as you deviate from the 60 credits limit or as soon as you combine courses from several standard learning tracks.

Reasons for taking a PLP are usually:

  • because you did not pass for all of the courses in the previous academic year but you do already want to take courses from a higher track or because you were already taking a PLP in the previous academic year and you will continue in this system.
  • because you have already acquired credits in a different programme and have applied for exemptions based on that, allowing you to take courses from a higher track already.
  • sometimes it is for personal reasons (e.g. because you combine working with studying, because you are engaged in top-level sports, …) and you only take a limited number of courses.
  • because you wish to combine courses from a preparatory course with courses from a master’s programme.
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