Dean’s Provision no. 13/2020

Dean’s Provision no. 13/2020

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Dean’s Provision no. 13/2020

 

Title:

Procedure for submitting requests for reducing or waiving the fee for studies in a foreign language for the academic year of 2020/2021 - amendment to the Dean’s Measure no. 23/2019 Procedure for submitting requests for reducing or waiving the fee for studies in a foreign language for the academic year of 2019/2020 and 29/2019 and as amended by the Dean’s Measure no. 29/2019 Amendment to the Dean's  Measure no. 23/2019 Procedure for submitting requests for reducing or waiving the fee for studies in a foreign language for the academic year of 2019/2020

 

In effect from:

29. 9. 2020

In Prague on September 21, 2020.

                                                                                               PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.

                                                                                               Dean of the Faculty

 

I.

  1. This Dean’s Provision is issued to implement Rector’s Provision no. 25/2019 Procedure for examining requests for reducing or waiving the study-related fee.
  2. This Dean’s Provision applies to students admitted to a given institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences to undertake studies in a foreign language and lists the reasons for waiving the fees or the extent of the fees reduction when deciding on the requests for a fee reduction for studies in a foreign language filed in an appeal procedure against Dean’s decision.  

 

II.

  1. The Rector may waive or reduce the assessed fee for studies in a foreign language on the basis of the student's appeal against the Dean's decision on the assessed fee and based on a request for the reduction or waiving of the fee filed simultaneously.
  2. The Rector's decision is based on the Dean's statement. His statement is to be attached to the student's request for the reduction or waiving of the fee (hereinafter jointly referred to as “relief”).
  3. The Form for the appeal and the Request for relief is included in Appendix no. 1 of this Provision.
  4. Individual reliefs may not be combined.

III.

Reasons for granting relief

  1. Excellent study results at the admission procedure (see Article V)
  2. Excellent study results during studies (see Article VI)
  3. Fulfilment of most study obligations (see Article VII)
  4. Outgoings and incomings of students within double/joint degree programmes (see Article VIII)
  5. Social situation (see Article IX)
  6. Reliefs in doctoral degree programmes offered at FSV in a foreign language (see Article X).

 

IV.

Overview of paid study programmes and fields of study in a foreign language

  1. Bachelor’s study programme of Economics and Finance (BEF) at the Institute of Economic Studies
  2. Master’s study programme of Economics and Finance (MEF) and Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) at the Institute of Economic Studies
  3. Bachelor’s study programme of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the Institute of Political Studies
  4. Master’s study programmes at the Institute of Political Studies: International Relations (MAIN), International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS), Geopolitical Studies (GPS), International Security Studies (MISS) 
  5. Bachelor’s study programme of History and Area Studies (HAS) at the Institute of International Studies
  6. Master’s study programmes at the Institute of International Studies: Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)Master in Area Studies (MAS)International Masters in Economy State and Society (IMESS) 
  7. Master’s study programme of Media and Area Studies (MARS)
  8. Bachelor’s study programme of Social Sciences (SOSCI) at the Institute of Sociological Studies
  9. Master’s study programmes at the Institute of Sociological Studies: Sociology in European Context (SEC), Public and Social Policy (PSP)
  10. Master’s study programme of Society, Communication and Media (SCM) 

 

Reliefs in the following programmes Erasmus Mundus European Politics and Society (EPS), International Masters in Economy State and Society (IMESS), Erasmus Mundus International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) and Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation (EMJ) are governed by consortium agreement.

 

V.

Relief for excellent study results at the admission procedure

  1. In the first year of study, the relief can be provided based on student‘s results at the admission procedure. The Admissions Board will rank the candidates' application forms in order of admission/qualification criteria and success rate. The qualification criteria are set out in the regulation approved by the programme's guarantor and published no later than at the beginning of the academic year for which the fee has been assessed.
  2. The Admissions Board shall submit the final order of the candidates to the director of the institute. The director of the institute will pass judgment on whether and how many of the best admitted candidates can be granted relief and to what extent, and will submit the list of students to Oddělení zahraničních styků (International Office). International Office informs the applicant about the amount of the relief together with a report on the result of the selection procedure.
  3. Amount of relief: 4,000 EUR, or 2,000 EUR per academic year.
  4. The relief is provided for the programme/field of study: BEF, MEF, IEPS, GPS, MAIN, SOSCI.

 

VI.

Relief for excellent study results during studies

  1. Relief for the following academic year may be granted to a student who complies with the required minimum number of credits for granting a relief under the Rules for Awarding Scholarships at FSV UK and who studies no more than a standard period of study (i.e. Bachelor's studies 3 years and Master's studies 2 years).
  2. Students of individual study programmes in each year will be calculated their average study results from all examinations and course credits according to the rules for calculating merit-based scholarships (i.e. study average weighted by credits, where, unlike SaZKŘ, grade B counts as 1.5 and grade D as 2.5, the credit bonus is not taken into account) or according to a formula set in advance for each of the programmes and the order of students will be compiled according to their study results.
  3. The guarantor of the programme submits the final order of students in individual years of study to the director of the institute. The director of the institute decides whether and how many of the best students can be granted relief and in what amount, and submits a list of students to the International Office. The International Office informs the student about the possibility of requesting relief.
  4. Amount of relief: 4,000 EUR per academic year, if the student belonged to the best decile in terms of the study average in the previous academic year, or 2,000 EUR per academic year, if - in terms of the study average in the previous academic year - the student belonged to the second best decile according to the order of students. Individual reliefs may not be combined.
  5. Relief can be provided for the study programme/field of study: BEF, MEF, PPE, IEPS, GPS, MAIN, SOSCI.

 

VII.

Relief for fulfilment of most study obligations

  1. The student has already fulfilled most study obligations stipulated by the study plan, or s/he has not fulfilled only a diploma seminar and no more than one other subject.
  2. Relief for the fulfilment of most study obligations can be provided only to a student who continues to study after the standard period of study (i.e. in Bachelor's study from the 4th year of study and Master's study from the 3rd year of study).
  3. Fixed fee: 600 EUR per academic year.
  4. Relief can be provided for the study programme/field of study: all of them.
  5. A fee of 600 EUR is payable at once for the entire academic year. The payment schedule will not be allowed in this case.

 

VIII.

Relief for outgoings and incomings of students within double/joint degree programmes

  1. The student is studying at the University of Constance within the double degree programme.
  • Amount of relief: 2 000 EUR per academic year

Relief can be provided for the study programme/field of study: only MAIN, MISS

  1. The student is studying at the University of Constance within the double degree programme and is arriving at FSV UK to study in the field of study under inter-faculty agreement.
  • Amount of relief: 6 000 EUR per academic year

Relief can be provided for the study programme/field of study: double and joint degree only MAIN, MISS

 

IX.

Relief due to a social situation

  1. A student is a citizen of a country with a low gross national income per capita, see Table with the list of countries (Appendix no. 2)
  2. Amount of relief: 2,000 EUR according to Table in Appendix no. 2
  3. Relief can be provided for the field of study: PSP, SEC and SCM

 

X.

Relief in foreign-language doctoral programmes at FSV

  1. Relief is also provided to students in doctoral study programmes offered in English.
  2. Reasons for reducing or waiving the fee for a Ph.D. students are as follows:

a)      excellent academic, scientific or other creative results,

b)      completing a study stay organized or provided through a faculty or university at another university abroad,

c)      difficult social situation or other serious reasons,

d)      any other reason worthy of special consideration.

3.      Requests for fee reduction/waiver are sent for comments to the guarantor of the given study field and the director of the institute.

XI.

Competences

  1. OZS (Oddělení zahraničních styků/International Office) notifies the guarantor of which student has fulfilled the conditions for granting the relief and the amount envisaged in the sense of this provision.
  2. The guarantor will confirm the student's eligibility for the relief and will further inform the coordinator about the result. The coordinator informs the student about the possibility of requesting relief and will refer the student in the next proceedings to OZS.
  3. The staff of OZS aids the student in filing a proper and timely appeal against the fee assessed together with a request for relief. The sample form of the appeal and the request for relief are filled in by the student himself/herself. The staff of OZS will secure from the respective institute all the documents for filing the request for relief and the amount of relief determined by the director of the institute for a particular student; the documents must be submitted to the Dean for the purposes of her written statement on the request for relief.
  4. The Dean passes a statement in writing in regards to the student's request for relief on the sample form and on the basis of the documents submitted by the student, or by OZS. The Dean is not bound by the opinion of the director of the institute nor the guarantor when passing her opinion.

 

XII.

Payment schedule and recovery of payments

  1. Upon the debtor’s request, the Dean may authorize a payment schedule (except for Part VII).
  2. Debt recognition is part of the payment schedule agreement.
  3. The Form for payment schedule and payment agreements are included in Appendix no. 3.
  4. The Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University ensures the recovery of payments for studies in a foreign language.

 

XIII.

Efficiency period

  1. This provision amends the Dean’s Provision no. 29/2019.
  2. This Dean’s Provision comes into effect on 29.9.2020.

 

Appendix no. 1 - the Form for the appeal and the Request for relief

Appendix no. 2 - the List of countries with a low level of gross domestic income per capita

Appendix no. 3 - the Form for payment schedule and payment agreements

 

PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.

Dean of the Faculty

In charge of accuracy:

PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D.

Member of Dean’s Collegium for International and Foreign-Language Degree Programmes