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Alan Walker

About the requests to be submitted to the Education and Study Committee

7 October 2021

The Education and Study Committee (ESC) operates at the University as a committee making decisions in regards to the (more important) study matters of students. Its members include both teaching staff and students.

 

In what cases should you turn to the ESC?

The ESC makes decisions in the following cases among others:

  • shortened length of studies by merging a year or semesters [Academic and Examination Regulations (AER) Article 8. paragraph (4)]
  • suspension of the student status – prior to the successful completion of the first semester – for the first time [AER Article 22. paragraph (4)]
  • temporary suspension of the student status in exceptional cases, eg. birth of a child, accident, illness, etc. (AER Article 23.)
  • establishment of a guest student status [AER Article 26. paragraph (2)]
  • preferential/individual study schedule (AER Article 42.)
  • exceptional non-attendance of classes [AER Article 44. paragraph (7)]

 

Submission of the request, information about the proceedings

The request is to be submitted to the ESC

  • electronically, to the otb[at]zeneakademia.hu e-mail address;
  • in person at the Presidential Cabinet (Ligeti building, 1st floor, room 110) addressed to the Education Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Krisztina Tötös;
  • via post to the following address:
    Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music)
    Oktatási és Tanulmányi Bizottság (Education and Study Committee)
    1391 Budapest, Pf. 206.

 

Submission deadline of requests:

  • In case of shortened length of studies by merging a year or semesters, establishment of a guest student status, preferential/individual study schedule in the 2021/22 academic year, the deadline in the 1st semester is 9 September 2021, the deadline in the 2nd semester is 3 February 2022.
  • In case of temporary suspension of the student status in exceptional cases, eg. birth of a child, accident, illness, etc., the deadline is within 15 days of the onset of the reason for the request.
  • In case of exceptional non-attendance of classes, the deadline is 30 days prior to the 1st day of planned non-attendance.

 

The request can be under advisement up to 30 days upon which a decision has to be given by the Committee. If the request is lacking or the Committee decides that more information is needed to make a well-informed decision, completion of documents is to be expected. The deadline for completion of the extra documents is not counted in the administrative deadline for the specific case.

All decisions are communicated to the student by phone or by e-mail.

Hard copies of the decisions can be received:

a)  via post:
The ESC posts the documents to the correspondence address indicated on the request form.

b) in person:
At the office of the Presidential Cabinet (Ligeti building, 1st floor, room 110) during office hours. Picking up the documents in person is possible for 30 days after the notification about the decision by phone or by e-mail. If the student chooses to receive the documents in person but does not pick up the documents until the deadline, the documents will be sent via post 30 days after the notification about the decision. The way of receiving the decision is to be indicated on the request form; if the student does not choose either option, the documents will be automatically sent via post.

 

Request forms

The requests are to be submitted to the ESC by using the appropriate request form. There are two types of request forms:

  • general request form (to be used in all cases except preferential/individual study schedule), which can be downloaded from here
  • individual study schedule request form, which can be found on the separate individual study schedule information page

In most cases the opinion, recommendation, signature etc. of main subject professors, heads of departments are required for the requests, depending on the specific case. Without these, the requests are incomplete.

Other supporting documents can also be submitted (eg. certificate of employment, further recommendations, credit transfer decisions) if those can be helpful for the decision about the request.

 

The mandatory recommendations, approvals, certificates, etc. are the following for each case:

case

opinion/recommendation/suggestions/approval/certificate

shortening the length of studies

recommendation of main subject professor and approval of the head of the department, depending on the consideration of the Committee

suspension of the student status for the first time prior to the successful completion of the first semester

approval of the head of the department

temporary suspension of the student status due to the birth of a child, accident, illness, etc.

medical certificate (or if the reason is not related to medical treatment, another suitable certificate)

establishment of a guest student status

approvals of heads of departments where the specific subjects belong, opinion of the Credit Transfer Committee

preferential/individual study schedule

approval of the head of department/professors (see the individual study schedule request form for further information)

exceptional non-attendance of classes

suggestions of the head of the department and main subject professor

 

In other cases not listed here, please inquire about the required recommendations at otb[at]zeneakademia.hu before submitting the request.