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Application of Recognition
If you have previously completed a subject in another programme that is included in, (or is similar to), the curriculum of your current programme, you can initiate credit recognition. If successful, you will have less obligations to fulfil within the model curriculum.


The procedure has two parts:

  1. equivalence test
  2. credit transfer.

In the equivalence test, we look at how well the knowledge you have previously acquired matches the knowledge of the subject in your current curriculum. We do this by comparing thematises. The results of the study will be included in Neptun's equivalence database, meaning that these two topics will no longer need to be compared.

A credit transfer is simply about whether you want to use an existing equivalence, that is to say, one that is already fixed within Neptun. We offer you this option, because you may have earned credits on a subject before, but achieved poor results. In such cases, you may wish to avoid lowering the rating of your diploma with these results, (and avoid requesting a credit transfer), and instead, choose to register the subject again.


The steps for recognition are therefore as follows:


  1. Check if there is an accepted equivalence between the subject (s) you have completed (i.e., to be recognized) and the subject (s) you want to replace in your curriculum. You can find this in the Neptun system under Information/Subject recognition. It is important that equivalence is checked by subject codes - the identity or similarity of subject names does not mean equivalence itself. You can use the magnifying glass icon above the list in the database to search for the subject code.
  2. If you cannot find an equivalence decision for the subject you wish to be recognized, you will need to submit a credit equivalence application. You can submit the application in the menu item Information/Subject recognition by clicking on the "Request new subject equivalence test" button. If you want to recognize subjects that you have completed in another BBS programme, select the “Subject recognition within the institution” tab, otherwise select the “Subject recognition outside the institution” option. This request is not available all of the time. You can find information about its availability on the homepage of Neptun.
  3. If your request has been accepted, you can submit your credit transfer application. To do this, open the Studies/Curriculum menu, select the appropriate model curriculum, then click on the “+” sign in the line of the subject you want to recognize, and then on the “Submit request” link. Here select the “Credit transfer request for the same subject” if the code of the subject you want to recognize and the code of the subject you have already completed is the same. In all other cases, the "Credit transfer request" must be selected. If you have completed the subject to be recognized, not at this University, you must attach to the application a copy of the credit book or a credit certificate or master sheet extract from the certificate, attesting to the results gained upon completion of the subject. These applications will not be judged or criticized, once you have the necessary attachment, the credit will be credited to you.

Some additional information:

  • The system is quite complicated and difficult for many to review. It is necessary for the University to be able to ensure the principle of equal treatment: once an equivalence is accepted, it will continue to apply to all students, not just the one who submitted the application.
  • If an equivalence relationship is already in the database, it is not possible to request the same recognition again.
  • In the equivalence request, you can specify a maximum of five (already completed) subjects to be recognized, for the one subject that you wish to transfer credits to. There is no rule how many subjects to enter - it all depends on the thematic. Many times the title of the subject in your curriculum is also telling: e.g. for the subject “Basic of Statistics and Probability Studies” it is quite obvious that two other subjects may be needed for recognition. However, if you enter too many subjects, you may receive a decision that “some of the marked subjects are unnecessary for equivalence,” so the application will be denied. So consider what to enter based on the thematic.
  • Recognition of credits completed in part-time study abroad, (e.g. Erasmus scholarships), is different from general credit recognition, and is applied with more flexible rules.

In some cases, you will need to submit special applications for recognition or transfer. These are:

  • Application for recognition of internship based on work experience
  • You have work experience that covers the conditions for completing the internship required in your programme.
  • Application for recognition of voluntary work
  • You can accept volunteering as an optional subject under certain conditions
  • Credit transfer request (physical education/Erasmus)
  • If you have completed physical education in another programme, or have accepted a credit completed in a part-time study abroad as an option, you can use this application to include them in your current programme.
  • Credit transfer request for the same subjects
  • You can submit for a subject that has already been completed within the university with the same subject code
  • Credit transfer request for optional subjects
  • If you want to recognize a subject completed in an another programme without a content test, you can do it within the limits of your optional credits with this application.
  • Credit transfer request by degree
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