Recognition of Mobility

Incoming Mobility

By signing the Learning/Training Agreement, the sending institution allows the student their departure on mobility for a determined mobility period, and their attending and passing of chosen courses or other activities, as well as guarantees the recognition of ECTS credits the student gains during the mobility period, in accordance with the adequate curriculum and program of the sending/home institution.

Within five weeks after the end of the mobility period, sending institutions will be sent Transcript of Records for their student.

Incoming staff will receive a signed and stamped confirmation letter of exchange for their mobility period.

Academic recognition of the mobility is a procedure by which the authorized Academic ECTS coordinator at the AASB establishes the results the student of the AASB acquired during the mobility period, i.e. exchange, and makes a decision on a way the results the students made at the receiving / host institution (exams, ECTS and marks) are recognized, which is afterwards established by the Decree on Recognition of the Mobility Period.

Outgoing Mobility

Recognition of results (exams, ECTS credits and grades) the AASB student acquired at the receiving / host institution, that is, during the mobility period is based on the principles of transparency, flexibility, and fairness.

The principle of transparency implies that the Regulations on Recognition of the Mobility Period are publicly accessible (on the web page and the bulletin board of the AASB and similar).

The principle of flexibility implies a realistic approach to the recognition of the academic results achieved on exchange. A complete congruence in content of study programs at the sending / home institution and at the receiving / host institution is not possible. For that reason the primary manner of recognition of the mobility period is focusing on the similarities and the learning outcomes, and not on the differences between study programs that are being compared. In the recognition process of the results the AASB student achieved at the receiving / host institution, the emphasis is on knowledge in a particular field the student acquires on exchange that does not need to be identical, but rather, akin to the knowledge they would acquire on a particular course at the AASB.

The principle of fairness implies that the authorized ECTS Coordinator at the AASB, during the Recognition of the Academic Mobility Period is guided by the basic principles of mobilities stipulated by AASB Rulebook on International Mobility, as well as by the principle of fairness, as a generally accepted legal principle.

AASB student who was on a mobility period, i.e. exchange on the basis of the signed Learning Agreement and in accordance with the specific mobility program, reserves the right for their achieved results at the receiving / host institution to be recognized by AASB as their sending / home institution following their return from exchange, without conducting a special procedure of recognition prescribed by the Law on Higher education about recognizing a document from a foreign higher education institution for the purpose of continuing education.

The procedure of the Recognition of the Academic Mobility Period is initiated by the student, by filing a written request for recognition of the mobility period. The student is under obligation to submit to the authorized ECTS Coordinator at the AASB all relevant documents in connection with the realized mobility in a timely manner, as follows:

  • Written application for recognition of the mobility period,
  • Learning Agreement/ Training Agreement and possible addendums to those agreements,
  • Transcript of Records,
  • Transcript of Work,
  • Document on the system of grading at the receiving / host institution (unless this data is not an integral part of the Transcript of Records),
  • Other documents relevant to the procedure of recognition of the mobility period, upon request of the authorized Academic ECTS Coordinator at the AASB,
  • Copies of the aforementioned documents.

Provided that the student submitted the complete documents necessary for conducting the procedure of Recognition of the Academic Mobility Period, the authorized ECTS Coordinator is obligated to issue a Decree on Recognition of the Mobility Period typically in a time period of 7 days prior to the start of the semester in which the student continues the program at the AASB, as well as to send the aforementioned Decree to the student and the Student Services so all the necessary administrative details in regards to the realized mobility can be regulated.

If the administrative procedure from the previous paragraph is not finalized within the time period stated above, the sending / home institution is obligated to facilitate the continuation of the student’s studies even without registering the listed data, as well as to finalize the said procedure in the shortest possible time, but not longer than 15 days from the beginning of a semester in which the student continues their studies at the AASB.