Amendment of the Universities Act 2021

Amendments come into force on 1 October 2022

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  Implementation of the minimum course credit

  Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

  Change in general admission period - payment of fees - elimination of extension period

  Leave of absence during the semester

  Extension of deadline due to serious defect

  Additional examination for final examination

  Recognition of examinations, other academic achievements, activities and qualifications

  Legal basis of the university

  More information on the UG amendment from the Ministry

 

 

 

Introduction of the minimum course credit

Students taking a new or additional Bachelor’s or Diploma Programme are obliged to complete at least 16 ECTS-Credits in the first four registered semesters. This rule applies from the winter semester 2022/2023 onwards for new enrolments and students who change their Bachelor's or Diploma Programme. Examination and other study achievements must therefore be submitted by 31 October (if the fourth semester enrolled is a summer semester) or 31 March (if the fourth semester enrolled is a winter semester). For the calculation of the number of ECTS-Credits, the time of completion of the minimum course credit is decisive. If the minimum course credit not achieved, admission to the study programme expires on 1 November or 1 April. A new admission to this degree programme is possible after two academic years.


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Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (StEOP)

Admission to the study programme expires if the student has not passed the mandatory StEOP-examinations even after the last permissible repetition. The study programme can thus no longer be taken up again at the university involved. A suspension of three semesters with the possibility of subsequent re-admission like it was previously possible no longer applies.


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Change in general admission period - payment of Austrian student's union fee/tuition fees - elimination of extension period

The extension period (until 30 November or 30 April) is no longer applicable. For the regular registration of studies, the Austrian student’s union fee or tuition fee must in future be paid by 31 October for the winter semester and by 31 March for the summer semester. These deadlines also apply to students whose graduation would fall within the previous extension period. All relevant deadlines for the academic year 2022/2023 can be found at https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/studium/#termine.

 

Example 1: I will complete my studies by 31 October 2022 at the latest. My last exam is scheduled for the end of October. Do I still have to pay my tuition fee for the winter semester 2022/2023?

NO.

Example 2: I will probably finish my studies at the end of October 2022. However, the date of the last exam has not yet been set. Do I still have to pay my tuition fee for the winter semester 2022/2023?

YES. If you complete your studies by 31 October 2022 at the latest, you can apply for a tuition fee refund.


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Leave of absence during the semester

In the event of an unforeseen and unavoidable reason for a leave of absence, a leave of absence can also be applied for during the semester.


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Additional examination for final examinations

If the fourth repetition of the final examination is negative, there is now an additional examination attempt.


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Recognition of examinations, other study achievements, activities and qualifications
(for admission to a new or further degree programme)

Recognition of examinations, other academic achievements, activities and qualifications already completed prior to admission,  already completed before admission must be applied for by the end of the second semester at the latest. After that, this is no longer possible for the study programme in question. Students who are in their 3rd semester or higher from the winter semester 2022/2023 onwards and who would like to have earlier academic achievements recognized must apply for a recognition in writing to the relevant dean of studies or study representative by September 30, 2022 at the latest and submit all relevant documents. 
Students who are in their second semester in the winter semester 2022/2023 must submit the corresponding application for recognition no later than February 28, 2023.


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Extension of deadline due to serious defect 

The period within which an eamination ca be objected to on the grounds of a serious defect is extended from the current two weeks to four weeks. A serious deficiency is deemed to exist if the examination would have been assessed positively without it.


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Legal basis of the university

 » https://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten-servicestelle/pruefungsreferate/recht/


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More information on the UG amendment from the Ministry

» https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Themen/HS-Uni/Hochschulsystem/Gesetzliche-Grundlagen/UG-Novelle-2021-faq/Fragen-und-Antworten-Studierende.html


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Please address any questions to  » studienabteilung@uibk.ac.at
2022-06-29

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