At the end of the program students are awarded a certificate of participation. If they wish to take a final examination they may obtain 6 EC (European credits, ECTS) toward their degrees at their home universities.

For Dutch lawyers, participating in the program, it is possible to obtain NOvA credits accredited by the Dutch Bar Association. For more information please check the website of the Bar Association: www.advocatenorde.nl/2721/advocaten/cursusaanbod-po-en-of-vso.


In order to obtain a certificate you must meet the following conditions:

  1. Attend all classes of all obligatory courses
  2. Attend all classes of at least two of the electives

Participants are required to attend all classes in the courses for which they have registered. Adequate preparation is expected of each participant. Upon completion of the program a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who have met these requirements.


Attendance of classes is compulsory. Failure to attend classes will result in withdrawal of the right to receive the certificate, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.