Students who register for a degree course in September and withdraw again in the same month inadvertently chalk up an 'extension year' which will be taken into account in the extended study law. State secretary Zijlstra will correct this flaw.
The amended ruling will be implemented with retroactive effect, but students have to submit an application themselves in the following academic year. This is because DUO cannot retrieve such cases automatically from its digital files. Zijlstra will discuss with universities and applied sciences universities how to inform students about this.