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Uniform text of the WWSB University Rules and Regulations for Studying, approved by the WWSB University’s Senate Resolution No. 113 of 28 June, 2019, as amended

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR STUDYING

at the Warsaw University of Business

I General provisions

§ 1

1. The Rules and Regulations for Studying at the Warsaw University of Business [Warszawska Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu] (the WWSB University), hereinafter referred to as the “University”, define the organisation and course of studies as well as the related rights and obligations of students and the University.

2. These Rules and Regulations shall apply to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes provided at the University as full-time and part-time programmes.

3. Studies at the WWSB University shall be conducted on the basis of the applicable regulations and in particular:

– Act of 20 July 2018, Law on Higher Education and Science [Prawo o szkolnictwie wyższym i nauce ] (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1688),

– The Statute of the WWSB University, hereinafter referred to as the Statute,

– The Rules and Regulations for Studying at the WWSB University, hereinafter referred to as the Rules and Regulations.

4. Detailed rules for studying in matters not regulated in the Rules and Regulations for Studying, shall be laid down by the Dean after consultation with the appropriate body of the Student Self-Government.

5. In order to simplify the understanding of the content of the document, whenever the masculine form is used, it always refers to both men and women.

§ 2

1. The Rector is the superior of all students of the University.

2. The Dean is responsible for the implementation of the study plan and curricula of the relevant fields of study.

3. Decisions on student matters are made by the Dean or Rector.

4. The Rector is the appeal authority against the decision of the Dean.

§ 3

Students of the University as a whole are represented by the student self-government bodies, which participate in decision-making in matters related to the process of education and upbringing of young people on the principles laid down in the Statute of the University.

§ 4

These Rules and Regulations apply to all students and staff of the University, including foreigners studying or teaching at the University.

II Taking up studies

§ 5

1. Student’s admission to the University takes place upon matriculation and taking the student oath and signing the Study Agreement and its financial conditions. The content of the oath is defined by the Statute, and the content of the agreement is reviewed by the University’s Senate based on the applicable legislation.

2. The taking of the oath shall be confirmed in writing by the person admitted as a student.

3. Upon matriculation, students receive electronic student cards.

4. Students pursue studies in the fields of study run by the University, and within a field of study in a major of their choice. Fields of study are conducted at the University on the basis of permission of the Minister responsible for higher education, and majors on the basis of the decision of the Senate.

5. Matters related to the quality of education at the University are dealt with by the University’s Committee for Monitoring the Quality of Education [Komisja ds. Monitorowania Jakości Kształcenia], acting on the basis of rules and regulations approved by the University Senate.

§ 6

1. Studies at the WWSB University may also be taken up as a result of transfer from another university or as a result of studies being resumed. The Dean shall determine the conditions for a student’s admission at the WWSB University, including the conditions, time limit and method for the student to make up any overdue work. A student resuming his/her studies or transferring may receive an individual curriculum differences card in which all credits and examinations are entered.

2. A student may transfer from another university, including foreign universities (after having fulfilled all obligations at the previous university), to the WWSB University with the consent of the Dean given by means of a decision.

3. The Dean makes a decision about admission on the basis of the documents submitted, including in particular the list of courses credited to the student at the previous university and the list of educational results achieved so far by the student at the previous university or faculty.

4. The Dean of the faculty, accepting the student resuming his/her studies or transferring, compares the educational results obtained by the student with the educational results specified for the field of study to which the student is transferring, and makes a decision concerning the transfer, including registration for a specified semester, and any curriculum differences that the student should make up within a specified time.

§ 7

1. A person who is not a Polish citizen, hereinafter referred to as “a foreigner”, may become a student of the WWSB University, undertaking studies or other forms of education pursuant to the rules laid down in Article 323 of the Act “Law on Higher Education and Science”. Detailed rules for the admission of foreigners to degree programmes shall be specified by the minister responsible for higher education by means of a regulation.

2. Foreigners admitted to study are subject to all the provisions of these Rules and Regulations on an equal footing with Polish students.

§ 8

1. The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the WWSB University may be conducted jointly with other universities, also foreign ones, on the basis of a concluded agreement.

2. The subject of an agreement may be the provision of degree programmes in a field and at a level of education where basic organisational units of the WWSB University are authorised to provide degree programmes at a level of education not lower than the level specified in the agreement.

3. Graduates of the degree programmes referred to in paragraph 1 may be awarded a joint diploma.

III Student’s rights and obligations

§ 9

Student has the right to:

1. study in one or more fields of study and majors,

2. study in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS),

3. the transfer and recognition of ECTS credit points,

4. study according to an individual study plan and curriculum in accordance with the regulations in force at the University,

5. excuse absences from classes, take leaves of absence from classes and leaves of absence from classes with an option to take part in the verification of the acquired learning outcomes specified in the course curriculum,

6. make use of the teaching premises, the library, equipment and resources of the University, as well as the assistance of academic staff and University authorities and bodies in the development of their own scientific and practical interests related to the activities of the University,

7. change the field of study (a change of field of study is possible after completing at least one semester of studying and takes place with the consent of the Dean),

8. transfer to full-time or part-time studies (a change of the mode of study is possible after completing at least one semester of studying and takes place with the consent of the Dean),

9. re-take specific courses due to unsatisfactory academic performance,

10. take an exam before an examination board with the participation of an observer designated by him/her,

11. be involved in academic clubs and student self-government,

12. receive financial assistance benefits under the rules laid down in separate regulations,

13. express opinions on matters of importance to students and the University directly or through student representatives in the University Senate, in meetings of the Committee for Monitoring the Quality of Education,

14. a pregnant student and a student who is a parent may not be refused permission to:

1) pursue studies in a given field and level in accordance with an individual organisation of studies until their completion – in the case of full-time studies,

2) take the leave referred to in item 5.

§ 10

1. Students are obligated to act in accordance with the oath and the regulations in force at the University.

2. It is the student’s responsibility to fully benefit from the educational opportunities provided by the University.

In particular, the student is obligated to:

1) participate in classes and organisational activities,

2) perform in a reliable and independent manner the tasks resulting from the curricula and study plans, as well as the decisions of the University authorities concerning the organisation of the teaching process, to take examinations and obtain credits within the time limits set by the University, to participate in work placements/internships and to fulfil other requirements resulting from the study plan,

3) hold in high regard the dignity and good name of the University,

4) pay fees related to the course of study in a timely manner, in accordance with the rules stipulated in the financial agreement on the conditions of payment for studies and the Chancellor’s orders,

5) submit their periodic performance records by the established deadlines,

6) observe the rules of comradeship and good manners, and behave in a cultured manner towards all staff of the University,

7) show appropriate care when using the property of the University,

8) return the student card in the event of graduation or removal from the student roster,

9) notify the University immediately of any change of name, marital status, address, contact telephone number or email address.

3. The student’s rights and obligations expire on the date of graduation or removal from the student roster.

§ 11

1. Students are required to choose a specific major within their field of study.

2. A student may study in more than one field of study (parallel studies). A student may pursue another field of study or major within the framework of an individualized study arrangement according to the rules set forth by the Dean.

3. Students of parallel studies prepare separate diploma theses and take separate diploma examinations.

IV Organisation of studies

§ 12

1. Degree programmes’ duration:

1) at least 6 semesters – in the case of Bachelor’s degree programmes;

2) 4 semesters – in the case of Master’s degree supplementary programmes;

2. The period of study shall be extended in the case of a semester or a year of studies being re-taken, or in the case of a leave of absence.

3. The academic year runs from 1 October to 30 September of the following calendar year. In justified cases, classes may begin before 1 October. The organisation of the academic year shall be adopted by the University’s Senate no later than three months before the beginning of the subsequent academic year.

4. The academic year shall comprise two semesters: a winter semester and a summer semester, and shall include lectures and classes, practical training, examination sessions, inter-semester breaks and periods of time off from teaching.

5. The Rector may establish hours or days off from teaching during the academic year and the Dean may establish hours off from teaching.

6. In justified cases, the Rector may determine the organisation of the academic year different from the one established in accordance with paragraph 1.

7. The Dean announces the detailed organisation of the academic year and the organisation of classes, specifies the syllabuses of subjects and the way in which they are to be completed and credited.

8. Programme curricula are adopted by the Senate and made available to students no later than 2 months before the start of classes.

9. A detailed timetable of classes for a given semester shall be made available to students by the Dean before the start of classes for that semester on the notice board and on the University’s website.

10. The bodies of the University shall take measures to ensure equal opportunities in the educational process for students with disabilities, taking into account the degree and nature of the disability and the specific nature of a given field of study by adapting classes to their individual abilities.

11. The WWSB University makes it possible for people with disabilities to study by making use of the full offer of studies or in the form of an individual course of studying [Indywidualny Tok Studiów – ITS] adjusted to the student’s individual abilities, type of disability and health condition, the Dean appoints an ITS tutor.

12. The individual course of studying may not, however, lead to a prolongation of the period of study or result in a lower number of ECTS credit points per semester than stipulated.

13. The Dean is responsible for the proper organisation of the teaching process of students with disabilities in the given Faculty.

14. In the case of difficulties in studying resulting from a disability, in order to ensure equal educational opportunities, a student who is a person with a disability may use the assistance of a disabled person’s assistant during classes and examinations.

15. The University may admit students as a result of confirmation of learning outcomes.

1) The persons referred to in paragraph 15 shall follow a curriculum according to personalised study plans under the supervision of a designated tutor, who shall be an academic teacher.

2) The academic tutor of a student enrolled as a result of the confirmation of learning outcomes is designated by the Dean.

3) The personalised study plan is a framework, indicating the modules for which the learning outcomes have not been confirmed, specifying the semesters in which they will be completed and the deadlines for their completion.

4) The individual study plan, as well as any subsequent modifications to that plan, is approved by the Dean.

5) The detailed organisation of the confirmation of learning outcomes, including the rules, the limit of places, the conditions and mode of studies for students admitted to studies as a result of the confirmation of learning outcomes, as well as the method of appointment and the mode of operation of the verifying committees are specified in the Rules and Regulations for the confirmation of learning outcomes achieved outside the system of studies.

16. Outstandingly gifted high school pupils may participate in classes provided for in the curriculum in fields of study consistent with their talents, upon written application, with the approval of the Dean of the relevant Faculty, upon the recommendation of the school principal, and in the case of underage pupils also the consent of the pupil’s parents or legal guardians.

1) Pupils referred to in paragraph 16, allowed to participate in the classes:

a) may participate in student research clubs activities;

b) are required to comply with the regulations and rules of the University;

c) complete the course and obtain credits in accordance with the rules laid down in these Rules and Regulations.

2) The Dean issues a confirmation of the completion of the credited classes together with the number of ECTS credit points assigned to them.

3) In the case of subsequent admission of high school pupils referred to in paragraph 16 to study at the University as its students, the academic staff member in charge of a given module may exempt them from participation and/or taking passes on the previously completed courses if there have been no changes in the course’s envisaged learning outcomes in the meantime.

§ 13

1. Studies at the WWSB University have a practical education profile.

2. The organisation of the teaching process is based on study plans and curricula.

3. At all fields of study at the University, student achievements are expressed in ECTS credit points. The University assumes that the achievement of learning outcomes corresponding to 1 ECTS credit point requires 25 hours of student work, including hours in contact with the academic teacher as part of given forms of teaching activities and consultations.

4. The Rector determines the number of ECTS credit points allocated to particular academic subjects. The educational cycle at the WWSB University comprises 180 ECTS credit points at Bachelor’s degree studies and 120 ECTS credit points at Master’s degree supplementary studies, regardless of their mode. The full-time student workload consists of contact hours and hours devoted to the student’s own work. Detailed distribution of ECTS credit points allocated to particular courses can be found in the educational curriculum for a given field of study, whereas the number and distribution of ECTS credit points for a given subject can be found in the syllabus.

5. In all fields of study, full-time and part-time, a student should obtain not less than 60 ECTS credit points in each academic year.

6. At the request of a full-time or part-time Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme student, upon presentation of documentation from the course of study completed outside the home institution, the Dean of the Faculty conducting the programme makes a decision concerning the transfer of approved learning outcomes expressed in ECTS credit points, hereinafter referred to as student achievements.

7. The transfer of student’s achievements shall be based on the convergence of the learning outcomes achieved outside the home institution during the completion of the modules/subjects and classes corresponding to the modules/subjects and the learning outcomes assigned to the classes specified in the study plan.

8. Achievement transfer involves the recognition of as many ECTS credit points as assigned to the modules/subjects and classes in the unit to which the student is transferring.

§ 14

Teaching in degree programmes may be conducted using distance learning methods and techniques, in accordance with the relevant regulations.

§ 15

1. Teaching lectures and classes, credits, examinations, tests of knowledge or skills, the diploma thesis and the diploma examination may be conducted in a foreign language.

2. Where lectures and classes are given in a foreign language, examinations and credits shall also be given in that language.

3. In the fields of study and majors conducted in foreign languages, the student submits the diploma thesis in the language in which the field of study or the major is conducted.

§ 16

1. A student may apply for an individual course of studying (ITS). In individual cases, particularly in the case of students who are employed and are therefore unable to attend classes regularly, single parents, students with disabilities, students making up curriculum differences in individual subjects, students in other particularly difficult life situations, the Dean may, upon a justified application of the student, grant permission for an Individual Course of Studying (ITS).

2. ITS may be pursued on both full-time and part-time programmes.

3. Studying under this mode does not exempt you from the contractually required fees.

4. ITS is granted by the Dean for one academic year and the rules of organization of studies according to the individual course of studying and binding curricula are established. The Dean appoints a tutor for a student who has been granted ITS. The tutor for ITS shall be a teaching staff member of the University.

5. A student studying according to ITS is obliged to attend all classes indicated in his/her individual programme and complete them within the time limits provided for in the general study plan, unless, in agreement with the teaching staff member in charge of a given subject, he/she obtains consent for a different mode and time limit for completing the subject.

6. The Dean may withdraw approval for ITS if the student does not fulfil the agreed conditions.

§ 17

1. The accounting period for learning duties is a semester.

2. The qualification for the next semester is made after it is ascertained that the student has fulfilled all the obligations specified in the study plan and curriculum and resulting from the agreement.

3. All learning outcomes defined in the educational curriculum for a given module/subject within a field of study are verified and assessed. Student shall be awarded ECTS credit points for the module/subject if he/she achieves at least satisfactory completion of all the expected educational outcomes. At the end of the classes, the academic teacher responsible for the given module/subject shall make an entry in the documentation of the course of study, specifying the grade obtained. In special cases due to e.g. a teacher’s long-term absence, the obligation to conduct credit/examination may be fulfilled by another teacher appointed by the Dean, or by the Dean himself/herself through the Dean’s entry.

V Credit for classes

§ 18

The classes covered by the University curriculum at the University end with graded credits and examinations. Detailed information concerning the forms of completing classes is included in the study plan and the syllabus for a given subject.

§ 19

1. The following grading scale applies to subjects ending with an examination or a graded credit:

excellent 5,5
very good 5,0
good plus 4,5
good 4,0
satisfactory plus 3,5
satisfactory 3,0
failed 2,0

A failing grade (2.0) obtained at a graded credit or an examination means failing to pass.

2. A student who fails to obtain positive grades in a maximum of three subjects may apply for conditional entry to the next semester. The conditions and dates of obtaining the passing credits are determined by the Dean.

3. A student who fails to obtain positive grades in four or more subjects is required to retake the semester.

4. The grades for all examinations and graded credits are entered on the examination/assessment record, the periodic achievement sheet.

5. Students are required to obtain all credits in the subjects of a given semester by the end of the re-sit session.

§ 20

1. With the permission of the Dean, a student may change the mode or field of study.

2. A change of field of study or mode of study is possible after completion of at least one semester of studying and it takes place with the consent of the Dean.

3. ECTS credit points obtained in the previous course of study, grades and modules may be recognised in full in place of modules in the study plan and curriculum of the field to which the student is transferring, provided that the learning outcomes for the programmes of study coincide.

4 In the case of a difference in learning outcomes it is possible to recognise part of the previously completed curriculum and to indicate the modules that need to be additionally completed along with the deadlines for completing them.

§ 21

1. At the request of a student submitted no later than on the third working day following the announcement of the results of an examination or assessment whose grade the student does not agree with and believes to be unfair, the Dean orders a credit grading or examination board to be convened if there is a reason to believe that the Rules and Regulations for Studying have been violated or the form, mode, or conduct of the examination or assessment has been violated. The date of the credit grading or examination by a board should be set within 14 working days of the date the request is submitted.

2. In justified cases, the Dean may order a credit grading or an examination by a board on his/her own initiative. The date of the assessment by the credit grading or examination board should be set within 14 working days of the date of the examination as to which there are justifiable doubts.

3. The Dean designates the composition of a credit grading or examination board and its chairperson. The chairperson of the board may not be an academic teacher who has previously given credit or examined a student. The committee shall be composed of:

a) the examiner, who shall be an academic teacher and a specialist in the discipline which is the subject of the examination,

b) the academic staff member who previously gave credit or examination to the student,

c) at the student’s request, a representative of the student self-government as an observer, without the right to assess the merits of the case.

§ 22

1. Student placements/internships are part of the curriculum and are subject to compulsory course credit. Student placements/internships are carried out on full-time and part-time courses of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes to the extent specified in the study plan and curriculum adopted by the Senate.

2. Credit for a module related to the completion of a work placement/internship shall be awarded by the Dean and the Student Placement and Internship Coordinator [Koordynator ds. praktyk studenckich] authorised in writing by the Dean.

3. Student placements/internships are allocated ECTS credit points in accordance with the curriculum.

4. Detailed regulations concerning the placements/internships and the student’s obligations during the placements/internships are included in the relevant provisions of the law and in the Student Placement and Internship Regulations [Regulamin praktyk studenckich] at the WWSB University.

VI Leave of absence

§ 23

1. In justified cases a student may be granted a leave of absence from classes at the University:

1) health leave,

2) leave of absence related to the birth or care of a child,

3) leave of absence for compassionate reasons,

4) leave of absence for other personal reasons.

2. The leaves of absence referred to in paragraph 1 may be short term – granted for one semester or long term – granted for two semesters. Leave of absence is granted by the Rector or the Dean.

3. The basis for granting the health leave is a medical certificate submitted by a student and issued in accordance with the binding legal regulations. A student is granted a health leave for the duration of an illness, treatment or rehabilitation that excludes or seriously hinders continuation of studies.

4. Compassionate leave is granted by the Rector or the Dean in the event of important fortuitous events that prevent a student from attending classes for a longer period of time.

5. The leave referred to in paragraph 1 items 3 and 4 for the winter semester should be applied for by 15 October, and the leave for the summer semester should be applied for by 1 March of the ongoing academic year. In justifiable cases, the Rector or Dean may grant the leave referred to in paragraph 1 items 1 and 2 at a different time. The granting of leave of absence from classes at the University is confirmed by an entry in the documentation of the student’s course of study.

6. During the leave of absence, the student retains the rights of a student without the right to financial assistance.

7. After the leave of absence ends, the student continues his/her studies according to the rules in force at the time of resuming his/her studies. The student is obliged to complete courses constituting programme differences if there is a change in the curriculum.

8. The student is obliged to inform the University in writing of his/her readiness to continue studies after the end of the leave of absence – by 15 September if returning for the winter semester and no later than 1 February if returning for the summer semester.

VII Removal from the student roster

§ 24

1. The Dean shall remove a student from the student roster in the case of:

1) failure of the student to take up studies, at the end of the semester to which the student was admitted,

2) resignation from studies submitted in writing,

3) failure to submit the diploma thesis or take the diploma examination by the required deadline,

4) a valid disciplinary penalty of expulsion from the University.

2. The Dean may remove a student from the student roster in the case of:

1) the student being found not to have attended compulsory classes,

2) the student being found to show no progress in learning,

3) the student’s failure to complete a semester or a year within the specified time limit,

4) the student’s failure to pay tuition fees,

5) the student’s failure to sign the financial agreement on the conditions of payment for studying or educational services as submitted to him/her by the University.

3. In the cases referred to in paragraphs 1-2, an appeal can be made through the Dean to the Rector within 14 working days of receiving the decision. The Rector’s decision is final.

4. In the case a foreign student who obtained a visa on the basis of a certificate issued by the University is removed from the student roster, his/her removal results in a notification to the Border Guard that the student has lost his/her rights as a student of the WWSB University.

VIII Resumption of studies

§ 25

1. A student who was removed from the student roster may reapply for admission. After resumption of studies, a student studies according to the currently binding curriculum. The student pays fees (admission fee, tuition fees) in the amount determined for the year in which he/she joins according to the Fee Schedule.

2. A WWSB University student who was removed from the student roster after completing at least one semester has the right to apply to resume studies in the same field of study. In particularly justified cases, studies may be resumed in a related field of study, provided that the learning outcomes for both fields of study coincide. Possible discrepancies in the amount not exceeding 30 ECTS credit points must be supplemented by the student.

3. The Rector or Dean decides on the resumption of studies, specifying the conditions for the resumption, including curriculum differences resulting from the curriculum in force during the academic year for which the student has been readmitted, and setting a deadline for their completion.

4. A student may be readmitted to resume his/her studies if no more than 3 years have elapsed since the interruption of studies.

5. In justified cases, the Dean or Rector may decide to readmit students after a period longer than specified in §26 paragraph 4.

6. Resumption of the course of study where the interruption in studies was longer than 3 years, but not longer than 5 years, is possible only on condition of re-taking the last semester of studies in which the student interrupted studies.

7. A person who has been removed from the student roster after completing all the classes but without obtaining the diploma, may apply to resume studies and re-take the last semester of studies to complete the diploma seminar.

8. A student can resume studies in the same field of study from which he/she was previously removed, unless the field of study has been discontinued and there is a possibility to resume studies in a related field of study. This also applies to majors. The condition is the convergence of the learning outcomes for both fields.

9. The Dean shall specify the conditions, time limit and method of making up any curriculum differences for a student transferring from another higher education institution or resuming studies.

IX Prizes, awards, penalties

§ 26

Students who excel in their studies and activities for the University may be awarded prizes and distinctions in the form of diplomas and awards in kind.

§ 27

1. At the request of the Disciplinary Committee [Komisja Dyscyplinarna], a student may be punished for conduct below the dignity of a student and for violation of the regulations in force at the University, with:

1) a reprimand,

2) a reprimand with a warning,

3) suspension of certain student rights for up to one year,

4) expulsion from the University.

2. For a minor offence, the Dean may impose the penalty of an admonition bypassing the Disciplinary Committee.

3. For conduct below the dignity of a student and violation of the regulations in force at the University, the student shall be liable to disciplinary action under the rules set out in the Act of 20 July 2018, Law on Higher Education and Science, the Statute and the regulations in force at the University.

X Diploma examination

§ 28

1. Student prepares his/her diploma thesis under the guidance of a designated academic teacher – a supervisor with a scientific degree of at least PhD.

2. Thesis prepared under the guidance of non-scientific-degree practitioners shall be supervised by two supervisors, a non-scientific-degree practitioner with at least a master’s degree and an academic teacher with at least a doctoral degree.

3. Student submits the diploma thesis and takes the diploma examination in the language in which the studies are conducted.

§ 29

1. Student gets a credit for a diploma seminar in the last semester of his/her studies after submitting to the Dean’s Office a diploma thesis approved by the thesis supervisor, which has been successfully verified by an anti-plagiarism system.

2. The diploma thesis is assessed by the supervising academic teacher and the reviewer. In the case of a discrepancy in diploma thesis assessment, with one negative grade, the Dean consults another reviewer and decides on admittance to the diploma examination.

3. In the event of failure to take the diploma examination on the second date, the Dean will issue a decision to expel the student.

4. Detailed rules for the preparation, submission and defence of diploma theses are laid down in the Rules and Regulations for Diplomas [Regulamin dyplomowania] at the WWSB University.

§ 30

The conditions for admission to the diploma examination are as follows:

1) obtaining the number of ECTS credit points confirming the achievement of the learning outcomes provided for in the curriculum,

2) submission of the diploma thesis,

3) a positive opinion on the diploma thesis from the supervisor and at least one reviewer,

4) submission of a complete set of required documents to the Dean’s Office at least two weeks before the planned date of the diploma examination.

§ 31

1. A course of study is considered completed when the following conditions are met:

1) obtaining a positive assessment of the diploma thesis,

2) passing the diploma examination with at least a satisfactory grade.

Once the above conditions have been fulfilled, the graduate receives a diploma in higher education.

2. The diploma shows the final result of the course of study, which is the sum of:

1) the final grades average (calculated from the graded credits and exams) obtained over the entire study period (aligned to two decimal places) x 0.6,

2) diploma thesis grade x 0.3,

3) grades from the diploma examination x 0.1,

and shall be entered on the diploma of completion of the studies in accordance with the following principle:

up to 3.75 satisfactory
3.76 to 4.75 good
4.76 to 5.00 very good
5.01 and above excellent

A student who has obtained a grade average (including the grade of the diploma thesis and the diploma examination) above 4.76 and has demonstrated impeccable behaviour shall be awarded a diploma with distinction.

§ 32

1. A graduate of a degree programme shall be awarded a higher education diploma with a professional title (degree) prescribed for the relevant level of study within 30 days of the date of the diploma examination.

2. A diploma supplement is awarded with the diploma.

XI Completion of studies

§ 33

1. Studies are considered completed when a student completes all the courses and exams, submits for defence an independent diploma thesis (Master’s thesis in the case of the Master’s degree programme or Bachelor’s thesis in the case of the Bachelor’s degree programme) in the form required by law and the Rules and Regulations for Diplomas (a written thesis or a written thesis with design or practical elements and a descriptive part) graded as satisfactory at least, and takes the final examination with a grade of satisfactory at least.

2. The date of graduation is the date of taking the diploma examination.

3. A person who has completed a Bachelor’s degree programme shall retain student rights until 31 October of the year in which they graduate, except for the right to financial aid benefits.

XII Fees related to the course of study

§ 34

1. Tuition at the University is paid for. The amount of the admission fee, tuition fees and other fees related to studying, as well as deadlines and rules for their payment are specified in the Fee Schedule introduced by the Chancellor’s order.

2. Detailed terms of payment for studying shall be specified in a financial agreement concluded between the University and the student.

XIII Final provisions

§ 35

In matters of the order and organisation of studies that are not regulated by the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, the Rector decides, after consultation with the student self-government and, if he/she deems it appropriate, the Committee for Monitoring the Quality of Education.

§ 36

1. Student has the right to appeal the decisions made in individual student’s cases resulting from these Rules and Regulations to the Rector. The appeal should be submitted within 14 working days from the date of the decision.

2. Decision of the Rector is final.

§ 37

The Rules and Regulations are effective from 1 October of the 2019/2020 academic year.

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