The Nelson Mandela School tests and exams are oral and/or written, and they take place annually and semi-annually. Teachers can also include some ongoing tests (during the academic year), at their discretion. At the beginning of the course they will specify the chosen exam form and the date it will take place.
The marks range goes from 18/30 to 30/30 and the Examination board can also award the honours.
The student accrues his ECTs only when he passes the examination.
The marks and the related ECTs are registered on the student’s record book and on his transcripts (Reserved Area).
The marks are allocated in respect of the condition of transparency, and the written tests can be viewed by students on request.
The correctly enrolled students can take all their study plan exams without limitations, according to the preparatory subjects and the expected evidence of attendance.
The student participation to an exam is to be booked on the website, in the Reserved Area.
Course credits (ECTs) Regulations
The European University Credit is the student work unit of measure. Each credit equals to an average of 25 hours of overall work among lessons, laboratory exercices, internships and individual study. The overall work of the current student is calculated in an average of 60 credits a year, which is equal to 1500 work hours.
The Nelson Mandela School considers the student as a failing one when he doesn’t pass the exams of the attended single courses within the ordinary Course duration, and so he doesn’t get the expected number of credits for the admission to the Final Exam. In order to complete the study plan, the failing student has to pay the enrollment fee and the amount due for each exam to sit for. The students are directly informed about these amounts which are also put up on the noticeboard.