12.4 Expulsion of Students from Higher Education
According to the Higher Education Act chapter 4, section 6, a student may be expelled by the Higher Education Expulsion Board (HAN) if he or she
• suffers from mental disturbance,
• abuses alcohol or narcotics or
• has committed serious crimes
A further condition for expulsion is the assessment that there is a distinct risk of the student harming people he or she comes into contact with during the education, or damaging valuable property during the education.
Matters of expulsion are assessed by the Board of Expulsion for Higher Education following a written submission by the Vice-Chancellor.
What does a decision about expulsion entail?
A decision about expulsion means that the student is not allowed to continue the education. As a rule the student may not be accepted on another education of a similar type. A decision about expulsion can also entail that the student may not be accepted to higher education at all. Anyone who has been expelled from higher education can request a reassessment after two years.
The board’s decision about expulsion can be appealed against to a general administrative court. The institute of higher education is the student’s opposite party, both at the committee and at the administrative court. In order to appeal at the administrative court of appeal, a so-called leave of appeal is required.
Read more on the HAN homepage.