Request a subject exemption in secondary education

Are you taking a secondary education (VO) programme? And do you already have sufficient knowledge and proficiency in some subjects from past studies? If so, you may be eligible for an exemption from one or more subjects. This means you will not have to take classes for these subjects. Or examinations.

Last updated on 3 June 2021

Request a subject exemption in secondary education

You can request an exemption from one or more subjects from your school.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on secondary education, Articles 10, 10d, 11d and 15

Decree implementing the Law on secondary education, Articles 26e and 26n

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