Enrolment for placements does not follow the same procedure as other subjects. It does not appear in the list of subjects.
Work placements are an optional subject mostly worth 15 credits, and they primarily take place during the final years of a bachelor's degree. To be able to do a placement you need to have optional or recognised academic credits still pending. These do not need to be the same number of practical credits and optional credits (OP) and recognised academic credits (RA) can be combined. If, for example, a student only has 2 RA credits left, they can apply for a placement, the same as a student who has only 6 OP credits, or one with 6 OP and 4 RA credits. Any combination is valid whenever there are OP and/or RA credits remaining, but you must remember that you will be enrolled on a subject with an academic and economic value of 15 credits.
There are three options when enrolling for placements:
- With prior authorisation. Explicitly authorised students can enrol for a placement through the normal enrolment in July, and it will then form part of their enrolment.
- Other students will be registered automatically by the Academic Secretary's Office when they have obtained a place and have signed the educational cooperation agreement.
- Students that want to request recognised credit transfer for professional activity have to submit their application with the required documents stated in article 11 of the external PS Placement Regulations at the registry in the Student Information and Advice Centre (CIAE) building during one of the following three periods: 15 to 30 September, 15 to 31 January or 1 to 15 May.
Students who complete the bachelor's degree and need to enrol for the minimum credits established by the Academic Progress Regulations (24 credits) or the minimum credits to apply for a grant, should register all the necessary optional credits in July and submit an application to the Academic Secretary's Office (specific form) to substitute the optional subjects in the event that they obtain a placement. The change will not be possible if the optional subject exam results have been generated.
Instead, optional credits will be exchanged for placements once the student selection period has ended and a place obtained for the placement.
If placements take place during the summer, the credits will not be included in the maximum of 75 that can be enrolled according to the Academic Progress Regulations. In this case, once a placement has been granted, a request can be made to exceed this limit.