Recognition of Knowledge

According to the criteria set for the university, double-discipline (i.e. double major) first-degree study programmes, knowledge, skills and competences gained by the candidates prior to the enrolment in various forms of formal and informal education are recognized. Knowledge, skills and competences that correspond in part or in whole with general competences or objectives of the course determined by the double-disciplinary programme in terms of content and level of difficulty are recognized.

The procedure of the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills is undertaken in complete agreement with the Rules on Procedure and Criteria for the Recognition of Informally Acquired Knowledge and Skills, adopted by the Senate of the University of Ljubljana on 29 May 2007.

Students prove their knowledge gained through various forms of formal and informal education as well as empirical learning (portfolios, projects, publications authored by the candidate, etc.) by means of school reports and other documents attesting to the content and extent of the work carried out by the student.

The application for the recognition of informally-acquired knowledge and skills must contain:

  • school reports,
  • other documents (various documents issued by the employer indicating experience, certificates of attendance at seminars, trainings, etc.),
  • portfolio in which the candidate prepares his/her CV containing data on education, employment and other experience and knowledge gained in the past,
  • other forms of evidence (products, services, publications and other works authored by the candidate; projects, inventions, patents, etc.).

Knowledge, skills and competences that have been recognized can be regarded as fulfilled study obligations within all the parts of the study programme. They must clearly reflect the content as well as the extent of the student’s work in order to allow for evaluation with credit points. On the suggestion of an individual department, the Faculty of Arts decides, on the basis of students’ individual documented applications, on the recognition and evaluation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired in such a way. This procedure takes account of the Rules on Procedure and Criteria for the Recognition of Informally Acquired Knowledge and Skills, adopted by the Senate of the University of Ljubljana on 29 May 2007, other provisions of the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and Rules and Regulations of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana.