Can I take exams when my semester is passive?
No, exams can only be taken during active semesters, as subject registration is a prerequisite for being able to take an exam and subject registration is not available during passive semesters.
What do I need to do if I am planning to take a leave of absence?
If you take a semester off you will need to email your registrar and register for a ’passive’ semester via the Neptun system during the registration period for the next semester.
For details, please see the Neptun manual.
What do I need to do if I am returning from a leave of absence?
Contact your registrar for procedures regarding returning from an official leave of absence and check your Neptun account on a regular basis. Make sure your tuition fee is paid by the relevant deadline.
What happens to my student rights when I take a passive semester?
Students taking a passive semester are not entitled to the rights of active students. (They cannot collect credit points or take any exams, their student card is not valid, etc.)
How many passive semesters can I take in a row?
Students can take 2 passive semesters in a row. After 2 passive semesters, a student has to register to an active semester or else his/her student status is terminated by dismissal.
A special permission is needed for taking more than 2 passive semesters in a row. Such a request must be duly justified e.g., by a mandatory military service or a severe health condition. The request should be submitted via email to the registrar with all the necessary documents (completed special permission request form with a draft/conscription or medical records) and the permission can be given by the committee competent in educational and examinational affairs.
How can I take a passive semester?
The semester is passive and the student’s status is suspended if the student does not register for the semester or withdraws his/her registration or officially declares that he/she does not wish to fulfill his/her student obligations before the 30th day of the term-time. The semester may become passive also if the student is prohibited from continuing to study as a disciplinary measure.
In justified exceptional cases, the committee competent in educational and examinational affairs may, on one occasion during the whole training, authorize the ongoing active semester to be declared passive after the 30th day of the term-time. The application for such a late de-registration should be submitted via email to the registrar by the last day of the term-time, the latest, in a completed special permission request form with the appropriate justification of the reason(s) attached.