The whole study agenda is being processed in the academic Information System (AIS2). For basic information regarding AIS, see the video sites on the FHI http://www.spfhi.sk/preprvakov.html Student Parliament page or in the following manuals:
Instructions for registering for the schedule of foreign languages and physical education activities: https://ais2.euba.sk/prirucky/student-prihlasenie-sa-na-rozvrh_TA_CJ.pdf
How to successfully advance to the next year?
Enrollment for the next year is only possible if the student has received at least 60% of the registered credits. Normally, the student writes down 60 credits (30 credits per semester). For the academic year he/she must obtain a minimum of 36 credits and 24 credits can be passed to the next year (it can't be even one credit extra!).
In the second and higher years, the condition that no subject may be signed in more than two times must also be met. E.g., in the first year the student failed to complete the subject of mathematics, the subject is transferred to the next year (unless he/she does not transfer more than 24 credits), i.e. in the first year the subject was signed for the first time, in the second year it is no longer possible to transfer the subject to the next year, i.e. in this case the student has to successfully complete the subject of mathematics (and also, all the subjects transferred from the previous year) in the second year, otherwise his/her study will end.
What to do, if a student transfers more than 24 credits, or he/she has not completed the subject again?
By 31.8. the student has been excluded from the study, but he/she has the opportunity to re-enroll in the study and ask for the recognition of subjects already carried out (the recognition of subjects already carried out can only be requested once) and, where appropriate, he/she may apply for enrollment for the next year (the entry in the senior year is only possible if the student has obtained a sufficient number of credits).
Please note, however, that you can enroll for the study only in the period of January-March for the following year. At the same time, for the first degree of study, he/she must also successfully complete the entrance exams. No additional applications can be accepted, and no second round of admission tests is held.
It means that it is recommended that the application for study should be submitted to all students who assume that one of the above factors may arise (insufficient number of credits, re-completed subject).
Example 1: Student of the first year in the academic year 2017-2018 successfully completed 4 subjects from the winter semester except for Mathematics and Economic theory. Although he does not know how he will be doing in the summer semester, but since the winter semester has not been smooth, it can be assumed that even in the summer semester a similar situation occurs, and he may be excluded from the study. Therefore, in the period of January-March 2018, he will re-enroll for the study and take part in the admission procedure in June 2018. In case that the summer semester is successfully completed and, together with the winter semester, no more than 24 credits are transferred to the next year, he normally enrolls for the next year in September 2018, without using the new enrollment application for the study. However, if he has more failed subjects for more than 24 credits (i.e. 25 credits), he will be excluded from the study in August 2018. In order to continue with the studies in the next academic year (the first year – among students, this is also called the year-to-year, or repeat of the vintage), he will enroll on the basis of a newly-submitted application for new studies in the first year and from previous study from which he was excluded, he will ask for a recognition of subjects that have already been carried out. Subsequently, only the missing subjects will be retaken (they must once again be successfully completed of a minimum of 60% without those that have been recognized). A student who did not apply in January-March 2018 and did not participate in the admission procedure cannot be enrolled for study in September 2018 and must wait for the next admission procedure.
Student of the second year in 2017-2018 transfers 4 unsuccessfully completed subjects. Although he does not know how he will be doing in the second year, but since the first year has not been smooth, it can be assumed that even in the second year a similar situation occurs, and he may be excluded from the study. In order to be enrolled in the third year he must meet the 2 conditions – successfully complete all subjects of the first year (without exception, for these subjects can no longer be signed up the third time) and also, he must obtain the minimum of 60% of credits from the 2nd year. Therefore, in the period of January-March 2018, he will re-enroll for the study and take part in the admission procedure in June 2018. In case that the summer semester is successfully completed and, together with the winter semester, no more than 24 credits are transferred to the next year, he normally enrolls for the next year in September 2018, without using the new enrollment application for the study. However, if at least one subject of the first year is not successfully completed or has more unsuccessfully completed second-year courses together for more than 24 credits (i.e., 25 credits), the exclusion from the study will follow in August 2018. In order to continue with the studies in the next academic year (the first year – among students, this is also called the year-to-year, or repeat of the vintage), he will enroll on the basis of a newly-submitted application for new studies in the first year and from previous study from which he was excluded, he will ask for a recognition of subjects that have already been carried out. Subsequently, only the missing subjects will be retaken (they must once again be successfully completed of a minimum of 60% without those that have been recognized). A student who did not apply in January-March 2018 and did not participate in the admission procedure cannot be enrolled for study in September 2018 and must wait for the next admission procedure.
I submitted the application for a new study, I was included in the second year (owing to the recognized subject) and again I failed to handle the subject/subjects of the first year. Will I be excluded from the study?
Since this is a new study, the previous study does not count in terms of how many times the subject has been signed. However, the condition that the subject has been signed up to two times in the respective study must be met, in which case the first time it has been signed in the second year and can, therefore, be signed/transferred to the third year. Of course, the second condition must be fulfilled – 60% of subjects in the respective academic year.
How can I study in a between-year or repeat the vintage?
The notion of the between-year and the repetition of the study year is not standard. These terms are used only among students and this is the case when the student was excluded from the original study and begins a new study on the basis of a newly-submitted application (the student has the right to ask for recognition of subjects from a previous study (but only once) and if he has sufficient number of credits ask for inclusion in the higher year of study). In this case, as if the student had repeated one year, but in legal terms these are 2 independent studies. Please note that without a submitted application to study in January-March of the year, the procedure cannot be implemented after the end of the first and second year under any circumstances.
Can I reattend the last year?
The last year of the study (third at the first level and second at the second level of study) can be completed again without starting a new study – according to the study plan, it is an extra standard length of study. However, the conditions must be met again that the student in the first course of this year has received a minimum of 60% of the credits from the enrolled subjects without transfers and recognized subjects and has successfully passed all subjects from the previous year.
Is it possible to sign subjects from a higher year in addition?
Yes, it is possible, but it is necessary to discuss this possibility (in person, by mail) with the vice-dean for education, but it should be thought that even the subjects enrolled in addition are already counted up to a limit of at least 60% of the signed credits that the student has to complete successfully in order to step to the next year.
I transfer subjects to the next year, what is the registration procedure?
The enrollment is standard, the standard and transferred subjects for the year appear in the AIS at the beginning of the semester. The student is obliged to check this fact and to report the differences found to the study department. If the subject is not listed in the AIS, it means that the teacher does not see the student in the register of students, so the student will not be able to sign up for the exam and also, the teacher will not be able to do the grading at the end of the year. The transferred subjects are not found by the student in their schedule, but they are attended by a lower-year level student (according to the student selection, or the instructions of the Department that teaches the subject), or for some subjects special seminar groups are made only for students (it is necessary to follow the announcements of the department that teaches the subject (e.g. for the subject of mathematics it is the Department of mathematics and ACTUARIAL studies at the Faculty of Economic Informatics, for the subject of economic theory it is the Department of Economic theory at the Faculty of Economics, etc.). If some information is not available, it is necessary to inform the study department.
I'm starting to study again, what is the registration procedure?
Re-enrollment means that you are starting a new study completely independent from the previous one. I.e. you take part in the enrollment for the first year and write a request for recognition of subjects from the previous study (model form at fhi.euba.sk) and, where applicable, you will indicate that you want to be included in the higher year of study. Subjects can only be accepted once, i.e. if you have asked for recognition of subjects before, they cannot be acknowledged again, and they need to be completed again. You can be enrolled in a higher year if you have enough credits. The application will be assessed by the vice-dean for education. The recognized subjects are signed in the AIS also with the grades within 30 days, the student is obliged to check the recognition of the subjects and to report any discrepancies to the vice-dean for education.
I have already studied at another university and I want to have all successfully completed subjects from the previous university recognized. What is the procedure?
A request for recognition of subjects from the previous university (form at fhi.euba.sk) and the original extract of the grades from the previous university must be submitted for the enrollment. The application is best to hand in and consult it personally with the vice-dean for education who may require the syllabi of the subjects. Recognized subjects will be registered in the AIS no later than 30 days after the submission of the application, it is the responsibility of the student to check the subjects in AIS to check and to report irregularities.
However, it is not possible to recognize subjects for which a student has already received a diploma – i.e. subjects from a bachelor’s degree in Master studies.
What if the test term does not suit me, or if I have more than one day of examination?
The test dates will be announced 4 weeks before the start of the examination period. Dates are announced by a designated teacher (it does not always have to be a lecturer) only via AIS. If the terms do not suit the students, it is necessary to contact the teacher immediately. Changing dates during an examination period is no longer possible!
What foreign languages should I take during my studies?
In the first year of the bachelor’s degree of study, the first foreign language at C1 level should be completed. The student automatically completes the language in which he/she has made the admission exams. For language teaching purposes, separate groups are formed (other than the seminar groups to which the students are enrolled). The student is automatically assigned to the appropriate language group and it cannot be changed. The breakdown of each group and the schedule is published several days before the start of the lecturing period.
In the second year of the bachelor’s degree of study, the second foreign language at B1 level should be completed. Signing up for a selected foreign language is carried out in the first year in April, only electronically via AIS. Once again, separate groups are created for these purposes, which are published together with the timetable a few days before the start of the lecturing.
The student cannot sign up for the second foreign language as a beginner. If no language is mastered at B1 level, supplementing the knowledge via commercial courses is strongly recommended. Without a successful completion of two foreign languages, it is not possible to complete studies at the University of Economics.
What if I have health problems and I cannot undergo physical education?
The completion of physical education is obligatory, in the case of an excused absence for health reasons, it is possible to undergo theoretical physical education. Check the dates of your teaching at the Centre of Physical Education and Sports (4th Floor, new UEBA building).
How are the students assigned to the seminar groups?
The inclusion in the course groups is done before the start of the semester, before the publication of the timetable. If you want to be included in the seminar group according to your preferences, you need to contact the vice-dean for education (preferably by mail) when being enrolled. A later shift to another group can only be arranged in agreement with another classmate because of the maintenance of a uniform number of students in each group. The student will find the arrangement of the groups in the AIS.
Can I change to a different study program (within the faculty)?
A change in the study program can only be made before the start of the academic year in the enrollment (i.e. the student must meet the conditions to be enrolled to the next year in the original study program) – student needs to submit a request for a change of study program (recommended form at fhi.euba.sk). The application is subject to approval by the vice-dean for education. If a higher-grade change is carried out, it must be considered that the missing subjects in the new study program need to be completed in addition.
Another study program can also be studied by applying for new studies in the new study program and asking for the recognition of exams which have been carried out in the study of the previous study program and, where appropriate, asks for inclusion into the higher year.
Can I change to another form of study from internal to external and vice versa (within the faculty)?
The procedure is the same as by changing the study program.
How do I report the topic of the final thesis?
Reporting on the topics of final theses is done exclusively via AIS and in the case of bachelor theses, the report is carried out in April in the second year, in case of Master theses, it is November in the first year of study. It is necessary to follow the announcements of the Faculty. The theme of the final thesis can be arranged directly with the teacher (the teacher can accept the student, but also refuse the proposal). Subsequently, teachers will announce their own themes, for which the students sign up in the fixed term and then the teacher must accept the signed student. If the student does not sign up for the final thesis at the fixed time, he/she will be assigned any other theme of the thesis, to which no one will sign up without the possibility of a change.
I'm starting a new study and want to keep the theme from the previous study, what is the procedure?
If a student starts a new study, he/she can choose a new theme of the final thesis or retain the original theme. If he/she wishes to retain the original, a request for the assignment of the final thesis to the current study (sample form can be found at fhi.euba.sk) must be submitted in the enrollment, the theme will be assigned in AIS within 30 days, the student is obliged to check this fact and report any irregularities to the vice-dean for education.
Is it possible to change the supervisor of the final thesis or the topic of the final thesis?
If the student starts a new study, it is possible to change the final thesis and hence the supervisor automatically. If the student continues in the original study, it is possible to change the theme of the final thesis or the supervisor of the final thesis only for serious reasons after consulting the head of the relevant department (if you write a final thesis on the subject of accounting, you consult the change with the head of the Department of Accounting and Auditing, etc.)
How do I report obligatory optional subjects?
Obligatory optional subjects are reported in April for the following academic year via AIS. If a student does not report the obligatory optional subject on the specified date, the subject will be assigned without any possibility of change. In cases where there is a low number of students in a study program, the whole group must have the same obligatory optional subject (the minimum number of students in the group must be 15) and therefore, the obligatory optional subject will be determined without the possibility of choice.
What if health problems occur during the study?
In case of short-term absences (within 2 weeks), the absence must be reported only to the teachers and submit required documents. Failure to participate in the test for medical reasons may be excused within 3 days of the test procedure by submitting the original confirmation from the physician to the teacher/examiner. In case of long-term absence (accident, hospitalization) it is necessary to discontinue the study even in that month when the matter occurred, otherwise the student risks being excluded from the study for an excessive number of missed hours.
Is it possible to study according to an individual study plan?
No, it is not possible to study according to an individual study plan under any circumstances – may it be health, family and others. It is also not possible for representation in sport.
When does the student have the obligation to pay tuition fees?
A student studying in an external form of study pays tuition fees for each academic year. A student studying in the internal form of study pays the tuition fees only for the above-standard length of study, i.e. if studying at a bachelor´s degree the sum of all universities exceeds 3 years (i.e. the first three years are free, others are paid) and if Master study exceeds 2 years (i.e. the first two years are free, others are paid).
Tuition fees also pay students studying concurrently at more universities. They pay to the one university which they choose.
Tuition fees will be paid based on a decision which obtains the student at the beginning of the academic year. In case of non-payment, the student may be excluded from the study and then the tuition fee will be enforced by the court.
The number of years of study and the concurrent study of a student is reported in a solemn declaration, which is then verified with the register of university students (if the student mentions false information in the solemn declaration, the tuition fee will be levied after the verification with the registry).
When is the student obliged to interrupt the study?
The student has the obligation to interrupt the study in the long-term absence (hospitalization, accident). Also, the student before and in the maternity or parental leave has the obligation to interrupt the study. The school has the right to interrupt the student's study if he/she learns about that fact.
Until when is a teacher obliged to confirm the student's assessment?
The assessment will be recorded in the AIS within 5 working days after the test. If this does not happen, please contact your vice-dean for education. It is the responsibility of the student to check the assessment in AIS. If the students ‘assessments have not been recorded in the AIS, they may be excluded from the study.
Who can be contacted by a student in the event of complaints about teaching or teacher?
In case of comments on teaching and teachers, address their complaints to the vice-deans for education, only written complaints, or comments are accepted. If you wish, the vice-dean guarantees your anonymity.
What does a student have to do if he/she wants to travel abroad under the Erasmus program?
All administrative matters are dealt with the vice-dean for foreign relations. Before the departure abroad, discuss with the vice-dean for education which subjects should be chosen at the foreign university and the possibilities of their recognition at their home university. The student should also submit a request on the release from the study for the period of his/her stay abroad. After returning to the home university, the student will deliver the original of the grades of the foreign university and apply for the recognition of subjects completed abroad for subjects taught at the UEBA (sample of application at fhi.euba.sk). An application for recognition of subjects must be delivered no later than 31.7. of the academic year.
Do I have to have a student card?
Yes, each student must have a student card which is used for identification at the study department and the identification during the exams. The card issue conditions are to be found here: https://euba.sk/student/preukaz-studenta-isic#aktualne-informacie
Do I get an index in the enrollment?
No, indexes are no longer used, all the study data are stored in the Academic Information System (AIS).
How do I know what my timetable is?
The timetable is published only after the enrollments of the students (as they always have to be adjusted according to the numbers of enrolled students) about a week before the start of the semester on the website of www.euba.sk.
To whom should the student address questions about accommodation and scholarships?
The accommodation and scholarship oversee vice-dean for development and social affairs.
In conclusion.... Any information from classmates do not have to be correct or complete. Please, take the information from the study plan, the faculty website or consult the study department (preferably by mail). If the study officers are unable to answer your questions, please contact the vice-dean for education. If you do not use these options, you cannot argue that you are unaware of the facts, ignorance does not justify!