Study and Examination regulations in the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies consortium
The study and examination system in the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium reflects the European character of the programme. It consists of a series of relevant regulations at national, university and department levels that all stick to the Bologna standards, but sometimes differ in their hierarchy, structure and terminology used. Bellow you will find the explanation of the examination regulations settings at each study place as well as all the relevant documents for the examination in the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies programme at each of the participating universities. At all study places the local EMGS co-ordinators will gladly assist you in case you will need additional information and/or clarifications regarding the examination in the EMGS Consortium.
Higher Education Regulation is governed by the Flemish Higher Education Codex. In accordance with this Codex, the Board of Governers of Ghent University drafts and approves every year a new Education and Examination Code. Therefore, all articles are valid during one academic year. The E&E code can be found here: https://www.ugent.be/en/education/degree/practical/studentadmin/OEREnglish
The E&E code covers a wide variety of important topics, such as: structure of the academic year, description of the academic system, enrolment regulations, including types of contract, rules pertaining to a study programme and/or course unit, examination regulations, rules pertaining to a PhD at UGent, complaints and appeals.
The German Higher Education study and examination regulations consist of the High School Law of the respective Bundesland (for Leipzig the High School Law of Saxony (Sächsisches Hochschulgesetz) and the study and examination regulations of the University for the respective Master's course
Studienordnung (Study regulations)
Prüfungsordnung (examination regulations)
Relevant information for each semester (regarding the courses to be taken and the examination forms) is provided to students additionally in the Cataloque of courses for each semester (Vorlesungsverzeichnis), which is distributed via e-mail to students a couple of weeks before the start of the semester and is then available on the website under this link.
The London School of Economics and Political Science has a set of rules and regulations, including the assessment regulations, regardind the examination of its students. All these documents can be found here.
Students agree to be bound by these regulations when they return their Offer Reply Forms (which contains a link to them so students may of course read them first). LSE also sends round a link to these regulations to all students early in their first term at the School, as a little reminder.
The Danish higher education examination regulation system consists of a three-tier legal hierarchy with national provisions providing the general framework. Below is a link to the Ministerial Order on University Examinations (the Examination Order).
At Roskilde the above has been transported into the University-wide Examination Regulations at Roskilde University (Examination Regulations).
The department finally has program specific provisions observing - and in compliance with - the above. Please note this link.
The Austrian higher education examination regulations system consists of a four-tier legal hierarchy:
- The federal Constitution (Bundesverfassung) , which stipulates "Die Wissenschaft und ihre Lehre ist frei" (Science and its Teaching is free). This applies to the examination as well.
- The University Law ("Universitätsgesetz"). The parts which are relevant to the examination are marked yellow.
- The Statute of the University of Vienna ("Satzung der Universität Wien"), the part regarding the study regulations (marked yellow in .pdf)
- Curriculum and the corrected version (correction of literal error)
The Polish higher education system bases on three laws and several directives of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego).
- Law on the higher education, enacted on July 27 2005, (uniform text with amendments)
- Law on the academic degrees and titles, enacted on March 14, 2003 (uniform text with amendments)
- Law on student loans, enacted on July 17 1998, (uniform text with amendments)
The organization of the university is regulated in the Statute of the University of Wroclaw Resolution 32 of the Wrocław University Senate, enacted on April 25, 2012.
Rights and obligations of students and organization of studies is comprised in the Rules of the Studies (the Annex to the Resolution No. 65/2006 of the Wroclaw University Senate, enacted on May 10, 2006 (uniform text with ammendments from April 28, 2010 and set in the Resolution No. 30/2011 from March 30, 2011).
The most relevant document to Global Studies students are the Regulations of Studies at the University of Wroclaw, which can be found in the Polish language here.
For the English version (unofficial translation) click here.