CAN STUDENTS REPEAT A YEAR IF THEY WERE WITHOUT A STUDENT STATUS IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR (they interrupted their studies)?
Yes (within two years).
In accordance with the University of Ljubljana Statutes, students may continue to complete their academic requirements without filing a special request for a further two years after interrupting their studies. Therefore, in terms of the right to complete their academic requirements at the University of Ljubljana, these students are deemed to be equal to those who did not interrupt their studies.
The provisions of Article 21 of the Rules on Fees and Cost Assessment at the University of Ljubljana for the 2023/2024 Academic Year (hereinafter: the Rules) apply to individuals who paid tuition and lost their student status (https://www.uni-lj.si/studij/cenik-storitev/). Regardless of whether they pay tuition or not, all first- and second-cycle students are required to pay for repeating an exam the fourth and fifth times. During the period in which students are allowed to complete their academic requirements (two years), they can reach completely the same stage, in terms of their programme, as those students who did not interrupt their studies:
Hence, while completing their requirements, these students may exercise the same rights as those students who did not interrupt their studies, including the right to repeat a year if they have not yet repeated it or switched programmes.
By paying tuition, students cover the completion of their academic requirements for the year they are enrolled in and for which they have paid the tuition, with a maximum three repetitions of each exam or a maximum of two exam repetitions in the doctoral programme. The provisions of Article 21 of the Rules apply to persons who paid tuition and lost their student status.
Compiled by: University of Ljubljana Specialist Services
Date: April 2023