The following academic regulations apply to students participating in the Lifelong Learning/Erasmus programme:
- You must wait until you receive the results of any repeat examinations taken before going on the Erasmus placement.
- Language students are required to sit examinations in a minimum of four modules per semester (two language/cultural modules and two modules relevant to the UL programme of study), i.e. a total of 24 ECTS credits per semester.
- HPSS students are required to sit examinations in four modules per semester, i.e. a total of 24 ECTS credits per semester.
- Business students are required to sit five examinations (in at least three business modules and at least one language/cultural module), i.e. a total of 30 ECTS credits per semester. Results achieved will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis or quality-graded. Contact the Kemmy Business School Academic Coordinator for further details.
- Insurance students are required to sit examinations in three modules per semester (one cultural, one business/insurance and one language for international insurance students). Insurance students must also produce an essay on the local insurance market. Contact the Insurance Academic Coordinator for further details.
- For students of all other disciplines, between 24 and 30 ECTS credits must be attempted per semester. Further details and approval of module selection may be obtained from the Erasmus Academic Coordinator responsible for a specific degree programme.
Before going on Erasmus, you should consult the UL Academic Coordinator to discuss the programme of study and to complete the Learning Agreement. You must submit a copy of the agreement, with provisional module selection, to the International Education Division (IED). You take the original agreement with you to the host university for approval of modules, after which you return it to IED. On arrival at the host university, you must make contact with the local Academic Coordinator to confirm the selection of courses and examination procedures.
Should you wish to make changes to the Learning Agreement, the amended agreement, signed by the Academic Coordinator at the host university, must be returned to the International Education Division.
If you are unable to sit exams in the host university, you MUST contact IED and your UL Academic Coordinator before any alternative arrangements can be made. Should alternative arrangements be made, these usually take the form of individual assessments by either the host university lecturer or their UL counterparts.
It is most important to ensure that a transcript of results is forwarded to either your home address or the UL IED as proof of study and examinations. You must submit these exam results to the UL IED as soon as possible upon your return to ensure progression to the following year. It is your responsibility to ensure that results are handed in/posted to IED.
If you find out that you have failed an exam on returning from your placement, you should contact the UL Academic Coordinator as soon as possible with a view to making arrangements for repeat sittings. These can sometimes be arranged to take place at UL at the same time as at the host university. However, you may have to return to the host university to sit these repeat exams.
Extending Your Exchange
If you wish to extend your Erasmus period, you must first contact your UL Academic Coordinator and Course Leader. Once the Academic Coordinator and Course Leader approve the extension, IED must be notified to ensure that a free place is available for the second semester and that you receive a mobility grant for the extended period. IED will then get in touch with the host university. Failure to notify IED may affect your mobility grant.