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Extending the deadline for finishing university studies by the old law


​In accordance to the act on changing the law on high education which was adopted at the fourth regular meeting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska on May 21st, 2015 and by regulations of the act on university, students that enrolled in graduate and postgraduate studies are allowed to extend their studies for one more academic year.

Assistant Minister for High Education Radmila Pejić said that the deadline was extended due to the fact that a large number of students studying by old curriculums would not manage to pass all exams and finish their graduate and postgraduate studies by the end of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The deadlines for submitting applications for doctoral dissertations and acquiring the “Doctor of Science” title have been extended until the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year, with the addition that the doctor of science degree must be acquired by September 30th, 2019.

By making changes to this law, according to Pejić, students studying by the Bologna principle are given an opportunity to enroll in the next 2015/2016 academic year with the right to transfer up to 15 ECTS points, regardless of the number of subjects, or they can transfer two subjects, regardless of the corresponding number of points.

“According to the estimate and the conversations with representatives of students, there is a justified need to use this right of transferring 15 ECTS points or two subjects to extend studying for one more year”, said Pejić. 

The new regulation of the act on high education says that students in the 2013/2014 academic year have the right to transfer up to 15 ECTS points or two subjects when enrolling in the next academic year.

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