Information related to the exam periods and practical training in the academic year 2019/2020 and extension of the student status due to Covid-19 in the academic year 2020/2021
1. Spring and autumn exam periods in the a.y. 2019/2020
In the e-mail from 5 May 2020 the UL FGG students were informed about the changes in the study calendar in the academic year 2019/2020 (Decision of the UL FGG Senate No. 6.4 from 22 April 2020):
- Summer semester shall be extended to Friday, 12 June 2020.
- Spring exam period shall be postponed to 16 June – 17 July 2020.
- Autumn exam period remains unchanged, i.e. 17 Aug. – 11 Sept. 2020.
2. Implementation of exams in the spring and autumn exam periods in the a. y. 2019/2020
In the e-mails from 5 May 2020 and 6 June 2020 the UL FGG students were informed about the Decisions of the UL FGG Senate No. 6.4 from 22 April 2020 and No. 7.4 from 24 June 2020:
- Insofar as the decrees of the Government of RS allow it, the exams in the spring and autumn exam periods of 2019/2020 are to be held as much as possible according to the accreditation, i.e. in the scheduled times directly in written or oral form in the classrooms of UL FGG.
- Due to emergency situation in the time of epidemics, an additional exam date in the autumn exam period has been foreseen for the courses of the summer semester in the academic year 2019/2020.
- Students from any of the risk groups may arrange the implementation of exams individually with the course providers by e-mail. However, the registration for the scheduled exams is always mandatory through the Web page for student affairs.
- Exams shall be implemented according to the rules of maximum occupancy of lecture halls. Students are allowed to sit only on marked seats. Before entering the room where the exam is to be held, students must disinfect or wash their hands. The use of masks is compulsory in all rooms where the minimum distance between people of 1.5 m cannot be maintained. The Protocol to ensure safety from infection with COVID-19 at FGG UL is published on the web page https://www.en.fgg.uni-lj.si/2020/06/02/protocol-to-ensure-safety-from-infection-with-covid-19-at-fgg-ul/.
3. Practical training in the a. y. 2019/2020
In the e-mail from 5 May 2020, the UL FGG students were informed about the additional possibility to do the course Practical Training in the academic year 2019/2020 (Decree of the UL FGG Senate No. 6.5 from 22 April 2020):
- In the academic year 2019/2020 students of the first and second cycle study programmes at UL FGG may do the exam Practical Training in the form of a task implemented within confirmed final thesis, which is then recognised as finished practical training.
Important: Article 46 of the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic applies to the practice in secondary schools, higher technical education as well as in primary school education of adults – which means that it does not apply for higher education.
4. Extended student status due to Covid-19 in the a. y. 2020/2021
Students who were not able to do their obligations in time due to the emergency situation in 2020, which directly influenced the implementation of studies in the academic year 2019/2020, and were consequently unable to finish the year and cannot enrol to the next year, are entitled to the extended student status in the academic year 2020/21 (Article 49 of the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic – hereinafter Intervention Act).
Students may apply for the extended student status if they were enrolled to the studies in the academic year 2019/2020 (regardless of the enrolment type – enrolled in individual year, second enrolment, additional year, students with extended status for justified reasons) and if they interrupted their studies for up to 2 years.
Students will have to extend their student status in the Web page for student affairs by submitting an application for extended student status for justified reasons. The application must explain specific circumstances related to the Covid-19 epidemics that prevented the student to do all obligations required to progress to the next year or to finish the studies in the academic year 2019/2020; the epidemics itself is not a legitimate reason for the extension of the status. Students must also enclose to the application an opinion of their tutor. Other enclosures are not required.
Submission of applications in the Web pages for student affairs will be possible from 11 Sept. 2020 to 15 Sept. 2020.
Students will be informed about the decision in the Web pages for student affairs.
Important: The right to extraordinary extension of the student status shall only be granted to students who will not be able do their obligations in regular exam periods due to emergency situation in 2020 (Covid-19), which influenced directly the implementation of studies in the academic year 2019/20. Thus, the right to extraordinary extension of the student status is not available to students who meet the conditions for the progression to higher year or for second enrolment in the same year, and for the students who do not meet these conditions, but the reasons for their failure are not related to the current emergency situation.
5. Information for students from other countries
Due to current border-crossing-related difficulties and the constantly changing information regarding this, we recommend that you contact the course providers regarding the possibility of taking the exams during spring and autumn examination period online.
If you plan to come to Slovenia, we suggest that – before you start your journey – find out the exact information on measures and the epidemiological situation as well as the possibility of crossing state borders along the entire route. More information on border crossing and the documentation is available at https://www.uni-lj.si/in_front/2020052909254531.
Ljubljana, 15. 7. 2020
Office of Student Affairs UL FGG