GUIDELINES - Conditions for reducing or waiving the fee for study in a foreign language at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

GUIDELINES - Conditions for reducing or waiving the fee for study in a foreign language at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

GUIDELINES

for execution of Art. 5 of Rector’s Provision no. 45/2017

 

Conditions for reducing or waiving the fee for study in a foreign language

at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

 

A fee for study in a foreign language may be waived or reduced by the Rector on the basis of the student's appeal against the decision on the fee assessed and a concurrently submitted request for reduction or waiving of the fee, and on the basis of the Dean's written statement on the student's request (a sample form for appeal and request).

The Dean may recommend to the Rector to waive or reduce the fee (hereinafter referred to jointly as "relief") only to the student enrolled in the faculty‘s institute and for the reasons and in the amount indicated in these guidelines.

Cases for granting relief:

a) excellent study results at the admission procedure,

b) excellent study results during studies,

c) fulfillment of all study obligations except for the final examination and bachelor‘s/diploma seminar, (plus no more than one unfulfilled subject)

d) outgoings and incomings of students within double/joint degree programs,

e) social situation - a student is a citizen of a country with a low gross national income per capita.

 

Overview of paid programs and fields of study in a foreign language:

  • Bachelor’s study program of Economics and Finance (BEF) at the Institute of Economic Studies
  • Master’s study program of Economics and Finance (MEF) and Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) at the Institute of Economic Studies

 

ad a) Relief for excellent study results at the admission procedure

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 program's guarantor and published no later than at the beginning of the semester for which the fee has been assessed.

The Admissions Board shall submit the final order of the candidates, or the order of admitted students 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 it to OVZ (Oddělení vnějších vztahů/International Office) for the purposes of students‘ requests for the relief. 

Amount of relief: 2,000 EUR, or 1,000 EUR, in the order of the students

Relief is provided by the institutes: IES, IPS

The relief is provided for the program/field of study: BEF, MEF, IEPS, MAIN

 

ad b) Relief for excellent study results during studies  

Students of individual fields of study in each year will be calculated their average results from all examination and credit tests according to the rules for calculating merit-based scholarships for the past academic year and the order of students will be compiled from the best to the worst results.

Relief for each semester of the following academic year may be granted to a student who complies with the required minimum number of credits for granting a fee 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).

Amount of relief: 

  1. Reduction of the fee by 2,000 EUR for each semester of the following academic year if the student in terms of the average results in the previous academic year ranked in the best decile.
  2. Reduction of the fee by 1,000 EUR for each semester of the following academic year if the student in terms of the average results in the previous academic year ranked in the second best decile.
  3. The reliefs referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 may not be combined.
  4. If the number of students in a given field of study drops below ten in the corresponding academic year, relief shall be granted only under paragraph 1 for the best student.

 

Relief is provided by the institutes: IES, IPS.

Relief can be provided for the program/field of study: all except CSF, MISS and GPS.

ad c) Relief for fulfillment of all study obligations except for the final examination and bachelor‘s/diploma seminar (plus no more than one unfulfilled subject)

The student has already fulfilled all the study obligations stipulated by the study plan, or s/he has not fulfilled a diploma seminar and no more than one other subject. The payment for additional subjects does not apply to the subjects that the student undertakes while on a study stay abroad.

For IMS study programs, this relief is only valid from the 5th semester of study.

Amount of relief: a fee reduction to 300 EUR + 100 EUR per credit

Relief is provided by the institutes: all except ISS

Relief can be provided for the program/field of study: all of them

 

ad d) Relief for outgoings and incomings of students within double/joint degree programs

a) The student is studying at the University of Constance within the double degree program.

Amount of relief: 1,000 EUR per semester

Relief is provided by the institutes: IPS

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

b) The student is studying at the University of Constance within the double degree program and is arriving at FSV UK to study in the field of study under inter-faculty agreement.

Amount of relief: 3,000 EUR per semester

Relief is provided by the institutes: IPS

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

 

ad e) Relief for a social situation

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. 1)

Amount of relief: according to Table in Appendix no.1

Relief is provided by the institutes: ISS

Relief can be provided for the program/field of study: PSP and SEC

Note: Reliefs in the programmes of Erasmus Mundus European Politics and Society (EPS) and Erasmus Mundus International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) are governed by a consortium agreement.

Competences 

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 these guidelines.

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.

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 his or her written statement on the request for relief.

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 submitted to OZS. The Dean is not bound by the opinion of the director of the institute nor the guarantor in his or her opinion.

 

Appendix:

no. 1 - Table: Countries with a low level of gross domestic income per capita

no. 2 - Sample application form and request for relief

 

In Prague on 18.12.2018

 

 PhDr. Malvína Krausz Hladká, Ph.D.

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

  Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University