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Approved Guidelines

Guidelines for ranking applicants for limited enrolment to a study programme for a period of study abroad.

Students applying for limited enrolment to a study programme for a period of study abroad are ranked in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. Applicants with the lowest ranking points will be given any free places. Firstly, average points are calculated based on a weighted (credits per course) average of exams taken, where A = 1 and E = 5 points. Ranking points will then be calculated where, for each completed study year (60 credits) for the current period of education, 0.1 will be deducted from the average point. For students having the same number of points, lots will be drawn.

2. In cases where there are more applicants than places for limited enrolment to a study programme, students who do not have full study point progression at the time of applying will be ranked last.

3. For traineeships abroad, the relevant department will award available traineeships before the international office ranks these students against other applicants for limited enrolment to a study programme (free places).

4. If relevant applicants come from an educational background with a different grading system, there will be a discretionary calculation of points. In such cases, a report is submitted to the Director of Academic Affairs for final approval.


Approved by the Education Committee on 12/09/12. Revised on 18/09/13.