Transfer of credits

In accordance with the Study and Examination Rules of VSE, students are obliged to apply for a transfer of credits into their study plan at VSE. Students must apply for a transfer of credits by the end of the semester following the semester spent abroad.

  • If you apply for a transfer of credits after the beginning of the semester following the semester spent abroad, and you had not gained the minimum amount of credits required by the Study and Examination Rules of VSE after the semester spent abroad already during your previous study at VSE (i.e. the sum of credits gained at VSE not including the credits gained abroad as they have not been transferred into the study plan at VSE yet), the number of registration coupons in InSIS might be corrected, i.e. the difference between the number of credits required by the Study and Examination Rules of VSE and the sum of credits gained before the exchange will be subtracted from the current amount of registration coupons. However, as soon as the credits are transferred into the study plan at VSE, the correction of registration coupons is cancelled (you might need to submit a request to you Vice-dean – for more information contact the Study Department).

Study abroad mediated by VSE that was carried out on the basis of an approved Learning Agreement and whose results are documented by a Transcript of Records, must be recognized in full (transfer of credits abides by the study rules of VSE).

  • According to the study rules at VSE, all courses completed successfully will be recognized and for all courses failed, the corresponding number of credits will be subtracted from registration coupons.

The application form for transfer of credits is available for download in the Download section.

  • The supporting documents for transfer of credits are Transcript of Records issued by a partner university and Learning Agreement.
  • The application for transfer of credits needs to be submitted to the respective Vice-dean of your faculty (usually a Vice-dean for academic affairs).
  • The application form approved by the respective Vice-dean needs to be submitted to your contact person at the Study Department who will enter your study results from abroad into InSIS.

 

Groups of courses in the study plan at VSE

Courses studied abroad are usually transferred into a group of elective courses of a major specialization (faculty electives) or a group of optional courses (general electives).

If you want to transfer credits for a course studied abroad into a group of compulsory courses of a major or minor specialization, you need to consult your Learning Agreement not only with a Vice-dean, but also with the guarantor of the respective subject at VSE (for the purpose of transfer of credits, you need to have a signature of the guarantor of the subject in the respective cell in the application form for transfer of credits).

For the purpose of transfer of credits into the study plan at VSE, unused registration coupons for the respective groups of courses, eventually spare registration coupons, are used.

  • You don’t have to worry about using spare registration coupons for the purpose of transfer of credits gained abroad into the study plan at VSE. If you have any doubts or concerns in this matter, please contact your Vice-dean.

 

Transfer of credits

ECTS credits are usually not converted in any way and are transferred in the same amount as assigned by a partner university, eventually in an amount modified by a Vice-dean (e.g. due to technical reasons, half credits are not possible to enter into the study system, it is therefore necessary to round them off).

If a partner university does not use the ECTS system, credits will be converted according to the rules of the partner university that are usually enclosed to student’s Transcript of Records, or will be converted by a Vice-dean.

 

Transfer of grades

The decision about transfer of grades is fully in a Vice-dean’s competence.

If a student pass a course at a partner university, VSE does not examine if the student passed the course also according to Study and Examination Rules of VSE (i.e. student does not have to achieve at least 60 % of points as stated in the article 13 of the study rules), or if the exam has been passed on the first attempt.