The Department of Sociology and Social Research underlines that class attendance is fundamental for successful and effective learning. It however receives the University guidelines on teaching arrangements for students who are unable to attend, based on which faculty members make themselves available to:

  • meet with the students one or more times, mainly online, during the semester;
  • provide materials online for the students who are unable to attend a significant number of classes; these may include class recordings, as they deem appropriate;
  • announce their office hours (including for online meetings) at the beginning of the course and update them in case of changes;
  • provide a schedule of oral exams for the exam day(s).

As a rule, exams are in person at University premises. Students who are exempt from attending in person will sit the written part of the exam and may arrange with the faculty to take the oral part remotely.

Students who need to be absent from their studies are required to fill out the 

The University will verify the information provided by students, who may be asked to provide proof of their circumstances. Once students have completed the form, they will receive a confirmation email at their university email address. Faculty members may ask students at any time to provide the confirmation email as proof of their circumstances.

The exemption expires at the end of the semester. Students who will still be unable to attend in the following semester should view their course timetable and fill out the form again.

Information for non-attending students can be found in Moodle. Where that is not the case, students should contact the lecturer of the course after having submitted the form.