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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

How is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) defined?​

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Procedure is aimed at recognising/accrediting prior expertise gained by skilled individuals in academic and non-academic contexts.

RPL enables applicants to gain access to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes of study and/or gain exemptions from parts of it through provision of evidence on prior certified or experiential learning obtained in various academic and non-academic contexts.

Every applicant has a right to submit an RPL application at the point of admission to the UIS or later, whichever is  appropriate in the context of RPL application, but at the latest one month into their enrolment.

Maximum number of credits to be recognised through RPL is usually 50 % of the programme credits.

Which prior qualifications can be recognized?

All applicants seeking admission and/or exemption through RPL must submit written evidence confirming that they have achieved the specific learning outcomes at the required levels and for the required programmes/modules.

The evidence must be submitted to the UIS Admissions Office. 

Such evidence may include, e.g.: Certificates or transcripts of records obtained from other higher education institutions, from professional or further education institutions, or vocational trainings. Please also include the corresponding module handbook, if available, or any other information stating the scope and content of your prior learning.

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Jeannine Oelschuster

Prospective Student Services at UIS

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