The "Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region" - the so-called Lisbon Recognition Convention - sets the framework conditions for higher education institutions.
This convention aims to improve the recognition of qualifications, study and examination achievements. This should lead to an increase in the mobility of students, including in the context of a change of national or international higher education institution, change of degree programme or stays abroad.
- Section 25 (2) Higher Education Act of the Rhineland-Palatinate states:
- Achievements obtained at a higher education institution must be recognised upon application, provided that there are no significant differences with regard to the competences acquired.
- Recognition requires that at least one examination is taken in the relevant degree programme at the receiving higher education institution following registration.
- Examination regulations may stipulate that any failed examinations in the chosen degree programme at a higher education institution should be counted as failed attempts towards the permissible number of repeat examinations allowed.
- Examination regulations may stipulate that any failed examinations in a different degree programme at a higher education institution, if viewed as equivalent, should be counted as failed attempts towards the permissible number of repeat examinations allowed.
- The regulations of the Higher Education Act of the Rhineland-Palatinate have been incorporated into the General Examination Regulations of the Worms University of Applied Sciences:
- The recognition of more than three quarters of the study and examination achievements related to the credit points of the chosen degree programme or Bachelor's or Master's thesis and the final colloquium may be denied.
- Equivalent knowledge and skills acquired outside of the higher education sector must be credited upon application, insofar as equivalence exists. The credited equivalent knowledge and skills cannot replace more than half the study programme.
- Students must submit the documents required for recognition together with the application for admission.
- Students who have taken an examination in a specific module / subject at the Worms University of Applied Sciences are not allowed to apply for subsequent recognition of an academic performance achieved at home or abroad for this module / subject.
- Failed examinations in the chosen degree programme at another higher education institution will be counted as failed attempts towards the number of repeat examinations allowed. In addition, failed examinations in another degree programme at a higher education institution which essentially correspond to those in the chosen degree programme will also be viewed as failed attempts, should the requirements for passing them be equivalent or lower.
- The application may be submitted after successful admission.
- The application containing all the required documents must be submitted to the Student Services of the Worms University of Applied Sciences no later than 3 weeks after the start of the course. We recommend that you apply immediately and, if possible, when you submit your registration documents.
- Only complete applications can be processed after registration has taken place
The following documents (copies) must be enclosed with your application even if you have already submitted them with your application for admission:
• Proof of academic achievement (including ECTS information, number of attempts, grade)
• Description of the modules submitted for recognition
→ We require the above documents for all degree programmes in which you were registered and for which you are applying for recognition.