First of all, students must register to a course and by registration a student assumes an obligation to take the examination or pass/fail evaluation in the course during the semester it is taught. Assessment in a course may be organised as final assessment (for example, an exam), continuous assessment (various assignments performed during the semester) or a combination of both (for example, homework and exam).
Course registration for each semester has the following dates:
1. registration for spring semester - starts on December 15th and runs until the beginning of spring semester
2. registration for autumn semester - starts on May 15th and runs until the beginning of autumn semester
From 15 May 2021 the registration opens at 21:00 (instead of 0:00 as it was before).
First year and exchange/visiting students have the first two weeks of their first semester for course registration.
The student is allowed to take the examination if he/she has registered for the course and fulfilled all the requirements necessary to take the examination. The examiner (the teaching staff member responsible or the person nominated by him/her) bears the responsibility for checking the fulfilment of the requirements established in the syllabus for allowing the student to take the examination. The syllabi are available in the Study Information System.
The student must choose between two regular examination times, it is an exception if more times are given. If justified, there may only be one time for regular examination. Examinations times are fixed at the same time with timetables. Timetables of autumn semester are available in the Study Information System as of May 2, spring semester ones are available as of December 1. In order to see timetables in the Study Information System, one can access the system without UT access account.
In general, students are not required to register to an exam separately. All students who have registered to the course are automatically considered for taking the exam. However, with very large students’ groups, the teaching staff member responsible for the course may ask for separate registration. In this case, students need to register themselves in the Study Information System at the latest three days before the exam is held. If there are more than 60 registered students in the course, registration must be done at the latest three days before the first examination takes place.
If the student wishes to take a resit, registration is obligatory. The registration for the resit ends one day before the resit takes place.
An examination graded in the range from E to A is regarded as a pass. An examination graded with an F is regarded as a failure. The time of entering the grades into the Study Information System is prescribed in the curriculum. The grades must be entered at the latest four working days before the resit in the respective course, but not later than by the end of the semester.
If the student does not take the exam, the note "not present" is recorded in the examination minutes. In calculating an average grade, "not present" equals to zero and one examination option is considered used. " Not present " note is annulled if the student submits a document, within 5 working days from the day the exam took place, where reason(s) of absence are given. Starting from 2019/20 this also applies for the courses where the exam takes place in parts - when being absent in the last part and receiving "F".
During one semester, the student can twice take an exam in one course (one regular exam and one resit). If both exams are graded negatively (failed), the student must register to the course and pass it once again in one of the following semesters. A resit is not obligatory if the student decides to pass the course for a second time. In one course, the student can take the exam four times maximum. After the fourth negative result in the same course, the student is exmatriculated by the end of the semester.
The rules applying to the students of Medicine are different: for details, see the Study Regulations (Chrome users can open documents by clicking "open link in new window").