Introductory and orientation period (STEOP)

 

Almost all bachelor’s, teacher accreditation and diploma programmes require you to complete an introductory and orientation period (STEOP) during the first semester.
The aim of the STEOP is to give you an insight into your studies and enable you to assess

  • whether the course contents are in line with your personal expectations in the programme, and
  • if you can meet the requirements for the degree programme.

Only after passing all STEOP examinations, you can attend additional courses and take further examinations. All examination dates are scheduled in such a way that you can continue your studies in the subsequent semester, as soon as you have successfully completed the STEOP.

You can retake examinations three times. If the fourth examination attempt is not successful, your admission to the associated degree programme expires on the day of the examination. If you would like to apply for re-admission to the same degree programme, you can only do so three semesters after your admission has expired.

For example:

  • If your fourth unsuccessful examination attempt was between 1 March and 30 September 2016, you can apply for re-admission in the winter semester of 2017.
  • If your fourth unsuccessful examination attempt was between 1 October 2016 and 28 February 2017, you can apply for re-admission in the summer semester of 2018.

You can find information about your degree programme’s STEOP and the relevant dates in u:find. Alternatively, you can also contact your studies service center (SSC) or studies service unit (SSS).