Details of courses are available in the Study Information System (SIS). Studies are planned according to the version of the course created for each semester. The course versions are public and available in SIS from 15 April in respect of courses for the next academic year, with the versions of foreign-language courses being available from 1 March (the date is set in the academic calendar for each academic year).

The course information includes the course code, title of the course, lecturer’s name, volume in terms of credits, the general and learning objectives, a short description of the course’s content, the schedule, the list of topics to be covered, the time when assessment results will be notified, the locations of study materials, assessment criteria, ways of evaluating the learning outcomes (exam or final test, tests, papers, etc). The course information shows what proportion of the exam grade comes from ongoing assessment results, what conditions there are for passing the exam, what opportunities exist for covering the arrears and other information needed to pass the course.

If necessary, any requirements for taking the course are indicated, which may include:

  • prerequisite courses
  • completed curriculum or curricula
  • courses which have been passed
  • the level of study (bachelor’s, master’s, etc)
  • the curriculum
  • an existing qualification
  • a limit on the number of participants
  • the form of study
  • the location of study

For three weeks from the start of registration for the course, registration may be restricted based on:

  • your faculty, institute or college


  See the guidelines of searching for courses in SIS


Credit points

The system of credits in use (ECTS) is a cumulative calculation of credit points based on the workload of a student. It is a student-centred credit system to measure the workload required to achieve the objectives and learning outcomes of a curriculum. One credit point corresponds to 26 hours of studies (lectures, seminars, practice, homework or independent work, assessment of learning outcomes) performed by a student. ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are allocated to course units and are awarded to students who successfully complete the course by satisfying the assessment requirements.


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