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. Students that have been explicitly authorised can enrol for them with the normal enrolment in July, and it will then be 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 credit transfer for professional activity have to submit their request 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 in one of the following three periods: 15 to 30 September, 15 to 31 January or 1 to 15 May.
Students that have finished their bachelor's degree course and need to register all their credits in order to enrol for the Bachelor's Thesis, and/or the minimum credits to apply for a grant, should register all the necessary optional credits in July and take an application to the Academic Secretary's Office (specific form) to substitute the optional subjects when a placement is obtained. 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.