The number of students, who acquire the right to study during spring semester of the first year in nursing, is decided by the University Council annually after receiving the faculty proposals.
The process of selecting these students involves the application of the following rules:
- Examinations are taken in all courses taught during autumn semester of the first year of study. Students have to complete all examinations in the same academic year as the selection is carried out. Previous examinations cannot be recognised.
- Examinations cover five courses. Their weight is as follows:
Nursing I (6 ECTS) 20%
Philosophy (6 ECTS) 20%
Anatomy I (4 ECTS) 15%
Practical Skills (6 ECTS) 20%
Tissue and Cellular Biology (8 ECTS) 25%
The total grade of each course is calculated in whole and half numbers, from 0-10. These grades are then adjusted to the above listed weight. The total grade in the numerus clausus is a weighted grade point average received in individual courses and it is to be given using two decimal indicators. This grade is then applied as a basis to placement of students for purposes of continued studies.
- Examiners are to be appointed in accordance with the rules that apply to them, (cf. applicable UA examination rules) for all examination subjects of the competitive examination. The total grade point average in a course is given in whole and half numbers and it constitutes the average of the grades awarded by the teacher and the examiner. The grades of the teacher and the examiner are to be given using one decimal indicator.
- Once grades have been published, in accordance with subsection 3, no revision is to be conducted concerning them by the School of Health Sciences.
- A student who does not show up for an examination because of illness, is to notify of his absence before the examination begins. A medical certificate is to be submitted to the school office at the earliest convenience and no later than five days after the examination was held, otherwise the student is considered to have taken the examination. The same provision applies to a student who does not show up for an examination because of a sick child. If make-up examinations are required, because of cases of illness, they are to be held as soon as possible.
- Students, who receive passing grades in all autumn semester subjects of the first year of study, are ranked in descending numerical order on the basis of grade point averages. A student is not considered to have passed the examination unless he receives a grade of at least 5. If two or more students are equal in the last position they are both/all to be entitled to attend during spring semester of the first year.
- If the outcome of examinations is such that the number of students determined by the University Council does not receive the minimum passing grade in all courses, the following course of action is to be resorted to: Students who failed to receive the minimum grade in all courses are ranked in descending numerical order. The student receiving the highest grade point average is awarded the first available place and then this selection procedure is followed in terms of consecutively descending grades until the appropriate number of students is reached. After this selection has been completed, the university’s general examination regulations are adhered to.
- If a student, who has acquired the right to a position in spring semester of his first year of study, resigns his place within two weeks of the commencement of the spring semester, the student having the highest grade point average amongst those who dropped out is to be offered the place.
- Students not selected for study during spring semester according to the numerus clausus rules are not entitled to any further registration in courses at the School of Health Sciences during that school year.
- If it is foreseeable, before the commencement of the examination period for the competitive examinations, that fewer students will be taking the examinations than the number determined to be applicable to those entitled to study during spring semester of the first year of study, these rules will automatically be annulled.
The University Council is authorized, in special instances, to grant exemptions from these rules.