Frequently Asked Questions

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General information about the faculty and its study programmes

FAM is a private faculty and does not belong to any university. It is an independent higher education institution with a concession for the study programs Media and Journalism (B.A.) and Media and Journalism (M.A.).

All programs at FAM are accredited and after completing their studies, the candidate obtains a publicly valid document and thus proof of the level of education achieved in Slovenia and the EU.

The list of accredited study programs can be checked on the website of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAAHE).

The policies are published in Moodle and on the website.

Forms are published on the website under “Obrazci in dokumenti” (Forms and documents).

Enrolment and student status

Differential exams are assigned to candidates from an unrelated field of the program in which they want to enroll. All information about differential exams can be found here.

Differential exams must be taken before enrolling in the master’s program.

For enrollment in undergraduate studies, differential exams can be taken until enrollment in a higher year.

The candidate fills in the form “Citizen’s application” and sends it to the faculty’s Student Office, together with the relevant evidence of completed previous education. You can read more about this at the link.

Enrollment as a citizen is possible at any time during the year.

Full-time and part-time students have exactly the same rights deriving from the student status.

If the candidate does not meet the conditions for promotion to a higher year, he becomes a gapper and loses the status of a student. As a gapper, he can perform all obligations, but they are payable.

Yes. You are a student of the faculty until you graduate or withdraw from the study. If a student wants to leave the faculty, he/she must fill in the statement and send it to the faculty’s Student Office. The “withdrawal” form is available in Moodle, but it can also be requested at [email protected]

When the status is about to expire, it can be extended. Student status is extended only in the case of justified reasons, such as motherhood, prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances, participation in top professional, cultural and sports events, active participation in university bodies. The competent commission decides on the extension of the status. The status can be extended for a maximum of one year.

The student can repeat a study year only once during the study.

Yes, you can. Employment does not affect the possibility of enrolment in full-time studies. Schedules at our faculty are also tailored to those who are employed.

No, enrolment is not possible during the academic year. However, it is possible to be involved in the study process as a citizen.

Even in the case of paid exams, you must register for them electronically via the web office. 1-2 days before the exam you will receive an e-mail invoice for the exam.

Enrollment in the next study year takes place every academic year from August to 30th September. Detailed information and instructions are published on the website and in online classrooms (Moodle) since July.

The Commission for Study and Student Affairs decides on the acquisition of the student’s status with special status in accordance with the Rules on Students with a special status. An “application for student status with special status” is submitted to Moodle.

A student may repeat a year only once during his/her studies, and the senior year cannot be repeated, as an absolvent stage is planned after the last year. The student sends the request for repetition to [email protected]. The Students Office then checks if the student has already used the possibilities: once during the study, he repeated the year or changed the study program or course due to non-fulfillment of obligations in the previous course or study program.

The year can be repeated if the student has not achieved enough credit points to advance to a higher year (even if he has not passed a single exam).

Letnik se lahko ponavlja v primeru, ko študent ni dosegel dovolj kreditnih točk za napredovanje v višji letnik (tudi če ni opravil niti enega izpita).

A part-time student may switch to full-time study during his / her studies, usually after the 1st year of study.

The Dean decides on the application for transfer on the proposal of the Commission for Study and Student Affairs on the basis of the average grade of the candidate and the number of vacancies for each year of full-time study. If there are more applications than the available enrolment places, the commission makes a selection based on the average grade of the study and the completed study obligations of the students.

A student who has already exercised the right to full-time enrollment or regular and re-enrollment twice no longer has the right to enroll in the regular mode of study.

A full-time student may decide to transfer to part-time study at any time during his /her studies. The student enrols in the year for which he meets the conditions for enrollment.

The subject holder decides on the recognition of compulsory subjects based on the original certificate of passed exams and the confirmed curriculum of the subject, which must be submitted to the Faculty’s Student Office or directly to the subject holder together with the Request for Recognition form.

The Commission for Study and Student Affairs decides on the recognition of elective subjects.

After the end of the senior year, the student can enrol in the absolvent stage if he/she did not repeat the year during the study or previously transferred from another faculty.

The absolvent stage can be used once at the undergraduate level and once at the postgraduate level.

The condition for advancing to the 2nd year of the undergraduate study programs is 45 ECTS. The condition for advancing in the 3rd year is the fulfilment of all obligations from the 1st year and 45 ECTS from the 2nd year. Advancement to a higher year without fulfilling the conditions is possible upon reaching at least 30 ECTS and submitting the student’s application (valid reasons, attach evidence), which is considered by the Commission for Student and Academic Affairs and decides on the conditional advancement. To advance to a higher year, candidates must also have passed all differential exams.

The condition for advancement to the 2nd year in Master’s study programs is 45 ECTS. Advancement to the 2nd year without fulfilling the conditions is possible upon reaching at least 30 ECTS and submitting the student’s application (valid reasons, attach evidence), which is considered by the Commission for Student and Academic Affairs and decides on the conditional advancement.

Progress to 2nd year
To be able to advance from the first to the second year, the student must obtain at least 30 ECTS from the first year, submit the dissertation topic application, that is approved by the Commission for Scientific Research Work and submit the disposition of the doctoral dissertation, which is proven with the signature of the supervisor.


Progress to 3rd year
Conditions to progress from the second to the third year are to complete all obligations of the first year in the range of 60 ECTS and complete individual work of the second year in the range of 60 ECTS. Completed obligations of the second year are determined on the basis of the filled-out form EVALUATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL WORK OF THE PHD STUDENT (OBR- 017 Ocena individualnega dela doktoranda), prepared for an individual student by his mentor (we ask you to remind the mentor YOURSELF to send the filled-out form, no later than September 30th of the current academic year) and on the basis of the confirmed disposition by the Senate of FAM!! Advancement to the third year is not possible without passing all the exams from the 1st year.

a) conditional advancement: Students who do not meet the conditions for enrollment in a higher year may submit an application for enrollment in a higher year with missing credit points, if they have achieved at least 30 ECTS and have valid reasons for which they can attach evidence – the application for a conditional advancement into a higher year has to be submitted (the form can be found on the website Obrazci in dokumenti (Forms and documents)).

b) Status extension: For justified reasons, such as prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances, a special student status, maternity or paternity, etc., the student status may also be extended, which means that a student can re-enroll in the same year (the absolvent stage can also be extended), where only the registration fee is being paid. The status can be extended for a maximum of one year – application for status extension on the website Obrazci in dokumenti (Forms and documents))

c) Year repetition: Students who will not achieve enough credits points may repeat the year, paying only the enrollment fee. During the study, the student can repeat only once. A student does not have the right to repeat if he/she was previously enrolled at the same level at another faculty and has therefore transferred to FAM. If a student uses the possibility of repetition during his/her studies, he/she does not have the absolvent stage after the end of the final year – the student informs [email protected] during the enrollment deadlines that he/she wishes to repeat the year.

WARNING: Applications for conditional advancement and extension of the student status are accepted after the end of the autumn examination period of the current academic year.

Applications/requests/proposals/complaints

Most applications and requests are submitted to the Study and Student Affairs Commission via [email protected]. As a rule, the commission meets once a month, on the last Thursday of the month.

You can. A “Request for continuation of studies after a break of more than two years” must be submitted. The form is available on the FAM website, but you can also request it via e-mail [email protected]

You can. The student submits a “request to change the elective subject” to [email protected] which is considered by the Commission for Study and Student Affairs. The beforementioned application is payable according to the valid pricelist of the faculty, namely 80 euros.

The student can submit the application after the end of the last examination period in the academic year (usually after September 10th).

The student can submit a proposal/complaint/commendation to the Student Council of the faculty, which will deal with the matter accordingly. You can also contact the Faculty’s Student Office or the Vice-Dean for Study and Student Affairs. An anonymous application can be sent on behalf of an individual student, but in the case of a group of students, the application must include signatories with first and last names.

At Leskoškova 9e in Ljubljana (in front of the entrance to the Student Office), the “Student Mailbox” is also intended for this purpose.

Schedules and exams

Elective subjects are chosen by students upon their enrollment in the next year (when filling in the enrollment form). You can check the elective subjects in your index in the web office.

You must send a doctor’s note (or a similar documentation) to the Student Office as soon as possible and on this basis, we will withdraw you from the exam, and you will be considered not to have registered for the exam.

You must send a doctor’s note (or a similar document) to the Student Office as soon as possible and on this basis, you will be registered or withdrawn from the exam, and you will be considered as not having registered for the exam.

Library

Upon enrolment, the student can also enrol in the faculty’s library. Enrolment is not automatic enrolment, but it is free. To register, write to [email protected]

The Faculty’s Library has its department in Ljubljana. It is located on the faculty’s premises. Students can borrow books from it.

Of course. All instructions regarding access and lists of databases are given to the student by e-mail immediately upon enrolment in the library.

The course of study (study locations, online classrooms, materials…)

The study at FAM takes place classically in the lecture room. The faculty offers additional services, the above-standard STUDY + package, which offers students benefits (year-round viewing of recordings of most lectures/exercises, the possibility of monitoring through ICT resources …)

At the faculty, we use 2 online classrooms, namely the web office and Moodle.

In the web office, students have an electronic index, see their financial situation, schedules, bulletin board, obtain a certificate of enrolment, etc.

In Moodle, students have online classrooms of their subjects, course instructions and materials, professor contacts, seminar assignments, and more.

Lectures and exercises for undergraduate, master and doctoral study programs are carried out in Ljubljana (at Leskoškova 9e).

In most cases, participation in our faculty is not mandatory. However, it is recommended (mandatory) to participate in certain exercises or seminars, which are decided by the subject holders.

Yes. Faculty rules allow students to decide in what form they will attend lectures – regardless of whether they are enrolled as full-time or part-time students.

Report the problem by entering the web office to [email protected], where your password will be “refreshed”.

Practice

Practice in the program Media and Journalism (BA) is already included in the tuition fee.

The student applies at the web office/practice – no later than 30 working days before the intended start of the practice. You can read more about this in Moodle / Study Practice.

A student who already has work experience may apply for recognition of a practice. The Rules on the Procedure and Criteria for the Recognition of Informally Acquired Knowledge and Skills at the Faculty of Media in Ljubljana apply to the recognition of work practice. Before submitting the request, the student must consult with the practice holder on the recognition of the traineeship.

The basis for the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills are Certificate of the organization or institute on practical training and work in the occupied position together with a description of the tasks of the candidate’s position. The certificate should also be accompanied by the time and scope of practical training and work, the time of occupation of this position and a statement of the candidate stating the subject for which he wants to receive the recognition of practical training or for his work to be recognized as a completed study obligation.

The request is submitted (there is no standardized form) to [email protected]. Attach the required evidence and the opinion of the practitioner to the application.

At the Faculty of Media, we are aware that the practical training of students is of key importance in preparing students for the labour market. That is why we are also working to expand the learning base – a list of organizations where students can do their practice. The list of learning bases and their detailed descriptions is published every year in Moodle / Study Practice.

Organizations that accept students for practice are also presented every year at the Study Practice event organized by the Career Center.

Student finances

The registration fee/tuition fee is paid upon enrolment. Tuition fees can also be paid in instalments in the following ways: upon enrolment; no later than 30th November; no later than 31st January; no later than 31st March; no later than 31st May of the current academic year.

You can request a delay in payment. The request is sent to [email protected]

Differential exams are payable on all non-concessioned programs according to the valid pricelist of the faculty. An individual exam is paid before the student takes it (receives an invoice by e-mail).

Differential exams are free of charge in the concessioned programs Media and Journalism (BA) and Media and Journalism (MA).

Three approaches to the exam are free. The fourth and each subsequent approach is paid. This applies to full-time and part-time students.

Exams are also paid for by students who have lost their student status (so-called gappers).

The costs of the fourth and further exams amount to € 40.00 €.

Taking the exam – for students without status – is charged according to the number of credit points. The value of a credit point in an individual study program is defined in the valid price list.

The recognition process is payable on non-concessional programs, namely for students without status, citizens, and candidates for enrollment.

The value of a credit point for an individual study program is calculated by dividing the amount of tuition fee for one year by the number of credit points for one year,

example:

  • the tuition fee for the study program Strategic Communication (MA) is 2,690 euros
  • a year of the study program Strategic Communication (MA) has 60 credits
  • 1 credit point on this program is worth: 44.83 euros

Yes. The amounts of the defence of the closing assignment are stated in the valid pricelist of the faculty.

Completion of studies

The closing assignment is already included in the tuition fee. The closing assignment is paid only in the case when the student no longer has the status of a student.

The procedure from the application of the topic of the bachelor’s/master’s thesis to the defence of the thesis is determined by the Rules on the bachelor’sand master’s thesis.

The procedure from the application of the topic of the doctoral dissertation to the defence is determined by the Rules on doctoral studies.

We do not require a proofreader’s certificate, but we strongly recommend that students complete the closing assignment by a qualified proofreader (the defense committee may point out and request proofreading of the assignment if it finds inadequacy).

Yes. If for justified reasons, you do not submit the closing assignment during the period of validity, you can request an extension of the topic before the deadline for the preparation and submission of the closing assignment. Valid reasons for extending the topic are examined by the Commission for Study and Student Affairs. A “request to extend the topic” is submitted via e-mail ([email protected]).

Graduates can stay connected to the faculty through the FAM Alumni Club, which is an association of bachelor, master and doctoral students and higher education teachers and FAM associates who want to continue to maintain connections and communication between members of all generations of FAM.

It enables its members to develop in the personal, social and professional fields even after graduation.

Moodle and Study+ package

Enrollment in online classrooms is carried out at the beginning of the academic year. If you see that you do not have access to a specific subject or more subjects, please contact the Moodle administrator, who is available at [email protected].

Recordings of lectures / exercises / seminars are accessed by students of non-concessioned study programs; this is Strategic Communication (MAG) and doctoral students and students who have leased the Study + package.

Your schedule indicates when the recording will be available (see the “Lecture Room” tab, where “online classroom” is listed – in this case, a recording of a previous lecture / exercise / seminar).

For students who have leased the Study + service, recordings of past lectures / exercises / seminars will be published with a three-day delay (e.g., if the lecture is held on a Monday, it will be published on Thursday).

Recordings are available for 3 days (for non-concessioned study programs).

For students who have a leased Study + package, recordings are available throughout the whole academic year.

The difference is that students who have purchased the Study + package have viewing recordings available throughout the whole academic year and can follow lectures / tutorials / seminars online. They can also take exams online.

You can order the package in the web office under MY DATA – Personal data. There you can also print out the contract and send it scanned to [email protected]

After receiving the contract, we will send you an invoice by e-mail.

The price of the service is 300 euros (regardless of whether you order the package at the beginning of the academic year or at any time during the year).

If you ordered the service at the beginning of the academic year, you are automatically marked as a user of this service.

If you order the Study + service during the academic year, you must send proof of payment to [email protected], where the Moodle administrator will grant you access and provide all necessary instructions.

  1. YEAR-ROUND VIEW OF RECORDINGS OF LECTURES / EXERCISES / SEMINARS
    The user will be provided with recordings of most lectures, seminars and exercises available throughout the current academic year, with the exception of some lectures, exercises and seminars which cannot be recorded for various reasons (e.g., exercises, which are carried out in the field, in the studio, etc.).
  2. DIRECT MONITORING OF THE PEDAGOGICAL PROCESS THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM
    The user will also be able to follow lectures, tutorials and seminars directly via the Zoom software, with the exception of some lectures, tutorials and seminars, which cannot be monitored directly via Zoom (e.g., field or studio exercises; tutorials, whose nature of implementation does not allow direct monitoring via Zoom, etc.).
  3. TAKING EXAMS
    As a user of the Study + package, you can choose whether to take the exam physically on the faculty premises or through ICT resources (oral exams are conducted via Zoom software, and written exams via the Moodle online classroom with Zoom sharing).

* Detailed information and instructions are provided to the user when purchasing the Study + package.

The ZOOM link will be published in the online classroom of the course under the tab “ZOOM links for lectures / tutorials”.

The connection will be uploaded one day before the beginning of the lectures or on the day of the lectures.

You will receive instructions and a ZOOM link for ONLINE exams on the day of the exam via email.

The ZOOM link will also be published in the online classroom of the course, under the tab “ZOOM links for exams”.

Emergency assistance:

E-mail: [email protected]

  • blocking the password for the web office
  • loss of student card
  • certificate of passed exams – order in the web office (under Documents – Ordering)

E-mail: [email protected]

  • enrollment in subjects

Contact: Jan Podbelšek 064 282 440

  • ZOOM connections

There is a tutoring system at the faculty and the student can primarily turn for help on the student or professor tutor. All information about the tutoring system and tutor contacts are available at the link.