Special status for approved top-level sports activities

Requirements

Meet one of the following requirements:

  • You can prove that you received the special status as a student athlete at another institution of the Ghent University Association;
  • You are recognized as a top athlete by the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC) or the Flemish sports agency (Sport Vlaanderen);
  • You are considered as a top athlete or as a promising young athlete by your own sport federation;
  • You meet the standards held out for taking part in the Universiade or the University World Championships.

Moreover, you have to complete at least 5 training or competition sessions on a weekly basis.

There are additional minimum requirements for each individual sports discipline.

Application procedure

Submit a substantiated request with the chair of the Study Group Top Sports and Studies

  • Via oasis.ugent.be
  • Before 15 October 2020 (unless impossible due to exceptional circumstances)
  • Add required documentation and official certificates

The special status is granted for one academic year and starting from the decision date.

Facilities

You may request following facilities on condition that the education and examination activities do directly conflict with the grounds for this special status:

  • Being exempted from/modification of educational activities requiring student attendance. In this case, a task may be imposed instead or the educational activity may be organised at a different time within the same academic year;
  • Having one or several examinations rescheduled to a different time in the same academic year and, if necessary, with a different evaluation method. An examiner cannot be obliged to provide more than 1 alternative time per student;
  • Being given an alternative time for feedback.

You need to inform the lecturer(s) in charge via oasis.ugent.be which of the awarded education and/or examination facilities you wish to invoke for the course unit at hand, no later than

  • 7 August 2020 for the resit examination period (academic year 2019-2020)
  • 11 December 2020 for the first semester examination period
  • 14 May 2021 for the second semester examination period
  • 6 August 2021 for the resit examination period

If the special status is awarded later than the above-mentioned deadline you need to inform the lecturer(s) as soon as possible.

Facilities are always granted in joint consultation with the lecturer in charge. In dialogue with the faculty director of studies or the chair of the study programme committee, the lecturer in charge may refuse a facility if duly justified. S/he may do so if the essential programme competences are impaired as a result of the facility or if it is practically not feasible to grant the facility. The faculty and/or institutional ombudspersons may mediate in this procedure if necessary.

Special status students who are denied any education or examination facilities may appeal against this decision with the Institutional Appeals Committee, as stipulated in article 100 of the Education and Examination Code.

More information and Contact

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