Due to the following reasons, student status can be extended for a maximum of one year. A year-long extension of study can be granted if:
- a student does not graduate in a study program of the first or second Bologna cycle within 12 months after the conclusion of the final semester, if they did not previously repeat a year or change the study program or path during their study;
- a student does not graduate in a study program of the first or second Bologna cycle at the end of the final semester, if the student repeated a year or changed their program or path during their study;
- a student does not enrol to the next year or semester during their studies;
- a student does not complete a post-graduate education of the second Bologna degree after an uninterrupted master study program, within 12 months after the final semester.
Student mothers who give birth during the time of studies have the right to an extension of the student status for one year per child.
Justified reasons for not completing study obligations:
- Motherhood in the time of study – proof: extract from the birth registry;
- Prolonged illness: evident from a medical certificate;
- Extraneous familial and social circumstances;
- Recognized status of a person with special needs;
- Active participation in top-level professional, cultural or sport events;
- Active participation within the institution;
Students must attach proof of circumstances in question. The Committee for Student Affairs is hold responsible for interpretation and criteria of reasons listed above.
Students who have grounded reasons for not completing their study obligations, must submit a request for extension of student status to the Committee for Student Affairs. The request for extension can be submitted through VIS, by selecting 'Requests' in the left-hand-side menu, then filling out the Request for Enrolment – Extension of Student Status form.
A completed request should be printed, signed and forwarded to Alma Mater, Slovenska ulica 17, 2000 Maribor. A completed VIS request can be edited until it is received by the Student Office.
Students who receive approval for extension of student status from the Committee must consider the following: After the decision is announced, the Student office prepares an enrolment sheet within 5 business days that can be filled in VIS, thereby completing enrolment. VIS can be accessed online by using a personal password: https://vis.esmb.si/english/prijava.htm.