Regulations for Doctoral Studies and Study Regulations

III. Following the curriculum

III. Following the curriculum

29. Students are required to follow the curriculum to which they have been matriculated.

30. Following the curriculum means taking the courses of the curriculum, specifically the modules prescribed by the curriculum or selected by the student, in the course system or the year system as described in clauses 36–38 and with the workload prescribed in clauses 39–43.

31. Students have the right to graduate from the university based on the version of the curriculum based on which they started their studies, provided their effective period of study does not exceed the standard period of study of the curriculum plus two years.

32. The standard volume of completing the curriculum is the cumulative volume of completing the curriculum which corresponds to the number of semesters the student has studied. 30 ECTS is added to the standard volume for each semester studied. A studied semester is a semester during which the student studies in the student place for more days than a half of the semester (more than 70 days) and during which the student was on academic leave and/or extended standard period of study for less than a half of the semester.

33. Based on the decision of the programme director, according to the learning outcomes of the curriculum and the modules, and the student’s specialisation, courses may be replaced in the modules selected to the student’s curriculum to the extent of up to 30 ECTS.

34. When assessing a student’s progress in following the curriculum, the university may accredit the student’s prior studies and work experience according to the conditions and procedure for recognition of prior learning (RPL), established in annex 3 to the regulations.

35. To support students in following the curriculum, the university organises intensive courses in the national language for students with insufficient knowledge of Estonian according to the procedure established in annex 2 to the regulations.