Organization of Study
According to the current higher education legislation, the academic year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31. It is divided into two semesters (three trimesters in some study programs) at UKF. The duration of the semesters and trimesters is regulated in the Academic Year Schedule.
The applicants become official University students on the enrollment day. This is followed by the matriculation, a solemn ceremony in which the students are symbolically inscribed in the register of University students. At the same time, the students make a vow to fulfill their academic obligations and respect the moral code of the University and Faculty, so their actions be mutually beneficial. The processual part of the registration process in the first, and in all other subsequent years of study, includes the enrollment into the individual curricular subjects/courses.
In addition to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, the study also includes another important component – professional practice. Teaching practice is an integral part of all teacher training programs. It provides the students with the opportunity to observe the work of experienced teachers, use and verify the acquired theoretical knowledge and teaching skills, apply them to real world scenarios, and based on this experience, create an individualized concept of teaching. Professional practice puts the students in touch with the real world in other study programs that do not include teaching.
The preparation and defense of the final thesis is a basic precondition for the successful completion of study on all levels of university education. The final thesis and its defense is one of the components of the state examination.
A successful completion of the state exam is a prerequisite for the proper completion of study. The graduation ceremony is a solemn ceremony in which the academic diplomas/certificates are awarded to the graduates.