If illness occurs...

You have an exam, and you got ill? A long-term injury or health condition prevents you from attending classes? No problem, just let us know in time!   

Short-term absence

In the case of a short-term absence, it is enough for a student to directly inform his or her professors or assistants of enrolled courses. In that case, and if the reason for the absence is illness, it is not necessary to submit Confirmation of illness from the Faculty doctor; instead it is enough to get confirmation from student’s personal doctor or specialist, which student presents directly to his or her professors or assistants. In other cases, it is necessary to submit documentation which confirms the justifiable reasons for absence.

 

Long-term absence

If a student becomes unable to successfully fulfil his or her academic obligations during an academic year, he or she is required to submit an Application form for the start of prolonged inability to fulfil academic obligations to Student Service within 30 days from the start of the absence. This can also be done via email at: stuslu@fer.hrAn authorized person can also submit the application on the student’s behalf (this does not require notarization). When a student returns from long-term absence, he/she must report to Student Service in person or via email and submit the Application for the end of prolonged inability to fulfil academic obligationsStudent service will register the start and the end of the student’s absence period based on these two applications, which can be the basis for a Request for interruption of study. Based on the missed period, if a student wants to request an interruption of study, he/she will need to also submit a Request for interruption of study along with the Application for the end of prolonged inability to fulfil academic obligations and a certificate from the faculty doctor.

Interruption of study

Students have the right to request an interruption of study if they had mitigating circumstances defined in accordance with the Faculty Regulations, which prevented them from carrying out their duties from all enrolled subjects for a continuous period of 90 or more days. Students must not actively participate in their classes during the period of reported inability to fulfil academic obligations. Based on the missed period, and in accordance with the applicable regulations, students may submit a Request for an interruption of study when reporting the end of prolonged inability to fulfil academic obligations. When evaluating such requests, the Faculty will review the student's activities during the reported period of inability.

The student is required to report the start and the end date of their long-term absence in accordance with the Faculty Regulations. Student Service will register the start and end dates of the student’s absence based on the two applications, which will form the basis for consideration of the Request for interruption of study.

The student achieves the right to an interruption of study after the Faculty decision, based upon a submitted request. The Request for interruption of study is submitted to Student Service at the end of mitigating circumstances which were the basis of the request, but no later than 30 days after the end of long-term absence and at least 15 days before the end of the academic year. With the positive Faculty decision, the student is granted an interruption of study for the duration of one academic year. The dormant period is not counted in the duration of the study.

The student with a granted right to an interruption of study may exercise this right until the end of the academic year for which the request has been granted. After being granted the right to an interruption of study, students can only take exams if they meet the required conditions for taking them. Courses in which the student is enrolled but didn’t pass due to long-term absence caused by circumstances which were the basis of obtaining an approved interruption of study, will not be counted in the number of total enrolled courses. The year in which the right to an interruption of study was granted will not be counted as an active year. Students are not required to pay for study costs in that (inactive) year.

The interruption of study must be regulated before enrolling in the next academic year.

Interruption of study and student rights

After the interruption of study has been approved, students will immediately lose all student rights in the inactive year except the right to health insurance.