6.1 EBS recognises prior learning and work experience on the basis of individual assessment.
6.2 EBS recognises prior learning and work experience in completing Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral syllabi based on the principles set forth in the Standard of Higher Education. Prior learning and work experience is recognised in EBS on the basis of the established procedure
6.3 The compatibility of prior learning with the learning outcomes of the syllabus, module(s) or subject(s) applied for is assessed. The assessment is based on the substantial suitability and the correspondence to the university’s level. Assessment criteria for APEL applications:
1) the prior experience and knowledge gained specified in the application are logically related to the contents and learning outcomes of the subject/module applied for
2) the knowledge gained from prior experience proves that all learning outcomes have been achieved
3) the application forms are correctly filled in and the added documents prove the achievement of all learning outcomes and are authentic
6.4 Upon recognising prior degree studies, the study volume of the first and second level of higher education must be 300 credits in total. The difference must be compensated where necessary, by adding either elective or optional subjects.
6.5 Degree studies completed at another institution of higher education are recognised on the basis of an academic transcript issued by the relevant institution of higher education.
6.6 Same level studies can be transferred as optional subjects only in the volume set forth by the curriculum.
6.7 Students cannot apply for APEL for courses they have already registered for (except practical training) or if they have received a negative final grade for the course. An application that has received a negative assessment cannot be resubmitted without substantial additions.
6.8 Final theses defended and final examinations taken on the same educational level in other universities are not recognised as prior learning.
6.9 The recognition of degree studies is decided by the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs, who has the right to ask the student to submit syllabi and include the Head of the Department of the respective subject or the respective Head of Study Level, where necessary.
6.10 The Office of Academic Affairs prepares a transfer record of recognising studies, which is approved by the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs. Studies are transferred along with the date of their completion.
6.11 Prior studies other than degree studies and work experience are assessed and recognised by a committee, which is formed by the decree of the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, who also acts as the Chairman of the committee.
6.12 Students cannot apply for the recognition of prior studies other than degree studies and work experience as optional subjects.
6.13 In justified cases, the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs can forward the committee an application for the assessment of prior degree studies.
6.14 In order to have their prior studies and work experience recognised, students must submit a duly prepared application to the Office of Academic Affairs between 20 August and 15 May with documented proof of the studies and the work experience. The Office of Academic Affairs forwards the application with the added documents to the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, who will organise the respective assessment.
6.15 The committee has the right to request that the applicant submit written explanations with regard to the studies completed and knowledge, skills and competences acquired. The committee can organise a test of the applicant’s knowledge and skills where necessary, by informing the applicant of the procedure beforehand.
6.16 The committee makes a due decision on the recognition of studies and work experience within 30 calendar days of submitting the application. On the basis of the decision, a record for recognising subjects is prepared, which is approved by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
6.17 The fees for recognising prior learning and work experience are established by the decree of the Rector of EBS.