Apart from the legal remedies that are included in the WHW (Dutch law for higher education), a student may also start a civil procedure against an educational institution. However, there are more risks involved in starting a civil procedure compared to legal remedies. The costs of a civil procedure are high, as well as the standards for the burden of proof and supporting evidence. As a student, you are at a greater risk if you start a civil procedure. There are, of course, situations imaginable for which a civil procedure is the viable option. The student helpline is always available to advice you on this matter, or refer you if needed. For more information on legal help and support, and contact information for the student helpline you can click the button below.