I-THE STRUCTURE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
Each academic year consists of 2 semesters, composed of between 30-40 academic weeks depending upon the form of instruction taking place. (According to the Ministry of Education each academic year should consist of 30 weeks of teaching and learning, while 6 to 10 weeks are allocated for exams.)
II-ACADEMIC CONTACT HOURS AND COURSE CREDITS
1. The division of academic study based on degreed levels is as follows:
- Studies of the First Level, total semesters 6
- Studies of the Second Level, total semesters 4
- Master of the First Degree, total semesters 2
2. The duration of the Studies of the First Level lasts for 3 years, while the Studies of the Second Level last for 2 years and the Studies of the Master’s Degree lasts one year. Students are not required to complete their studies within a set timeframe.
3. However, if students do not compete their studies within the allotted timeframe it then becomes their responsibility to fund their remaining studies.
4. By the end of the first level, the student must obtained 180 credits, while, by the end of the second one, he/she needs 120 credits for the Second Level Diploma and 60 credits for the First Level Diploma.
III-INTERRUPTION AND RESUMPTION OF STUDIES
A student may interrupt the studies after having finished the first academic year and having obtained at least 30 credits, on condition that the relevant faculty dean has been informed in advance. One may resume his/her studies before or after the permission, at the beginning of each semester or on the same date after which the student left. In all cases he/she must meet all the requirements stipulated by the regulations of the study course he/she attends.