Department of European Studies "Jean Monnet" | General Regulations
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General Regulations

1. Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet”

The Department of European Studies is an organized and fully equipped facility based in Locarno. It hosts the Degree Courses at the International University of Gorazde in Locarno, in partnership with other Italian, EU and non-EU universities.

In order to facilitate and ensure effective learning, the Department provides students with tutoring, assistance, translation, accommodation and job placement services, taking care of enrolling students at the International University of Gorazde which delivers the chosen university course and issues the university degree to students who, having completed the course, will have passed the required exams at the end of each course as well as the final degree exam.

2. Admission test

2.1 Application Form

In order to take part in the admission test of each university course, applicants must send a specific application form, via email only, addressed to the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” in Locarno (segreteria.studenti@jeanmonnet.ch) filling in the form in Annex “A”, and paying the fee of €150.00 as indicated below.

The application form must be received at least five working days prior to the scheduled date for the admission test, attaching also:

  • self-certification attesting the possession of the personal requirements for admission to the chosen university course
  • photocopy of a valid ID document
  • receipt of the payment of the €150.00 fee by bank transfer to the current account at POST FINANCES SA, Mingerstrasse 20, CH-3030 Bern, IBAN: CH7309000000911115079, SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX, in the name of ZAKLADA EUROPA, UMAG (HR), LUGANO office, indicating, in the reason section, name and surname, place and date of birth, mother tongue and the admission test that the candidate is requesting to take part in required to take part in.

Candidates may apply for more than one admission test by submitting an application form for each of the selected tests, to be filled out and sent, together with the relevant annexes, as specified above. The €150.00 fee is due for each submitted application form.

Candidates must be at the admission test venue in Locarno and/or other admission test locations  which will be indicated together with the publication of the test dates, one hour before the scheduled time for the admission test with a copy of the application form, valid ID document and the original copy of the receipt of the payment of the €150.00 fee.

2.2 Test venues and dates

Each year, by August 31st, the admission test venues and dates will be published on the websites of the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” (www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech), subject to the possibility that further venues and dates can be provided by the Department for the completion of the tests. In this case too, notice will be given on the websites specified above.

2.3 Subject

Each admission test will be completed in writing and will include 60 multiple-choice questions, both in the mother tongue of each candidate and in English, to which the candidates must answer in their mother tongue or in English.
The admission test is passed by answering correctly at least 31 questions.

Each correctly answered question will be equal to 1 point.

2.4 Ranking list

Candidates who have successfully passed the admission test will be placed in a ranking list which will be drawn up based on the admission test score and up to the places available for each university course.
The ranking will be published on the websites of the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” (www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech) as well as at the Locarno office of the said Department.

In case of candidates with the same score and up to the coverage of the available places for inclusion in the ranking, those candidates whose admission application and corresponding fee payment were filed first will be given priority over other candidates.

3. University courses

3.1 Available Places

The University of Gorazde and the other partner universities will indicate each year the number of available places for enrolment in the first year of each course provided; these places will be those taken into account for the completion of the admission tests and for drawing up the ranking of admitted students.
The list of available places will be published on www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech.

3.2 How to enroll

Those who will be included in the list of candidates who have passed the admission tests, up  to the coverage of  the available places,  must  pay the enrolment fee for the first year of the chosen university course within five working days from the date of publication of the ranking, in relation to the payment solution chosen by the applicant/student and as referred to in point 3.3 below; in addition, s/he must give notice of the payment to the Department of European “Jean Monnet” by email to be sent to segreteria.studenti@jeanmonnet.ch. The Department will confirm receipt of the said communication and the relevant payment.

Failure to pay the enrolment fee according to the terms referred to above will result in the exclusion of the applicant from the ranking and disqualification to enrol in the University course. The candidate will be considered as having renounced his/her place.

Exclusion of the applicant from the ranking will result in the opening of a place for other applicants up to the coverage of the available places. The Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” will give notice of this circumstance and of the opportunity of enrolment for other eligible candidates by email sent to the email address indicated by the  new applicants included in the ranking in the admission test application form. The applicants who are on the list will thus be allowed to make the payment of the enrolment fee  for the chosen course in the aforementioned terms which will take effect from the date of notice.

Failure by the candidate to provide his/her email address will relieve the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” of its obligation to give the aforementioned notice.

3.3 Tuition fees – Terms and conditions

Applicants who have passed the admission tests will be included in the ranking, up to the coverage of the available places to enrol in the first year of the university courses that will be held by the International University of Gorazde in partnership with other EU and non-EU Universities in Locarno; once enrolled, students must also pay the following tuition   for the following years:

  • Single Cycle Degree in Medicine and Surgery, € 20,000;
  • Degree in Dentistry, € 20,000;
  • Degree in Pharmacy, € 20,000;
  • Degree in Nursing, € 10,000;
  • Degree in Physiotherapy, € 15,000;
  • Master’s Degree in International Business Management, € 15,000;
  • Degree in Tourism Science, € 15,000;
  • International Master’s Degree in Hotel Management and Tourism, € 15,000;
  • International Master’s Degree in Land and Travel Operators for Digital Tourism, € 15,000;
  • International Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, € 15,000.

Payment of the enrolment fee for the single academic year of the university course must be completed by the aforementioned term (point 3.2) by those who, having passed the admission tests, will be included in the ranking also at a later stage.

The payment must be made according to terms and conditions indicated below.

Payment to be made on POST FINANCES SA Mingerstrasse 20, CH-3030 Bern, IBAN: CH7309000000911115079, SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX, in the name of ZAKLADA EUROPA, UMAG (HR), LUGAN BRANCH OFFICE as follows:

  • a. In a single instalment allowing the student to attend the lessons of his/her university course, even online, and to attend free English courses at different levels that will be held both online and in Locarno at the European Studies Department;
  • b. In two instalments equal to 50% of the tuition to be paid, the first instalment by the time limit specified in point 3.2 and the second instalment by March 31st of the single academic year, acquiring the right to attend the lessons of his/her Course free of charge online and, if required, to attend English courses upon payment of an annual fee of €3,000.00;
  • c. In three instalments, the first of which equal to 50% of the tuition, by the said term of said five working days, the second equal to 25% of the tuition, by March 31st of the single academic year, the third instalment equal to 25% of the tuition by June 30th of the single academic year. If this solution is chosen, the student may, in any case, request to attend the his/her course online, as well as attend the English language course upon payment of a fee as referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 below.

4. On-line lessons

Students enrolled in individual university courses will have the opportunity to follow their subjects online as well.

This service, which must be expressly requested by a student, without prejudice to the expected benefits and as referred to in point 3.3(a) and (b), will require the payment, for those who opt for the solution in point 3.3(3), of an annual fee of €3,000 to be paid together with the payment of the first instalment.

5. University courses

5.1 Language

All the lessons of the various university courses that will be held in Locarno in academic year 2017/18 and following will be delivered in English.

In order to facilitate learning by students who do not have an adequate level of understanding and written and oral presentation in English, some language courses, also delivered online,  will be held at the Department of European Studies in Locarno whose attendance can be requested by a student and will be free of charge for those students who have opted for the settlement of tuition as referred to in point 3.3 and will instead cost an annual fee of €3,000 for those who have opted for payment in instalments as mentioned in point 3.3(b) and (c), payable at the time of payment of the first instalment.

In any case, “Recap Seminars” for the programme covered will be held periodically by the university professors of the subject and they will be translated into the mother tongue of the student.

6. Final theses and examinations

The exams of every subject will be held in English before an Exam Commission including the professor who delivered the course solely in Locarno at the Department of European Studies. For exams of the first two years of the course, professors will be assisted in the translation of the questions into the mother tongue of the student. From the third year, the student can no longer avail him/herself of said facilitation, as no translation will be provided.

The final thesis will be drawn up by the students in English and discussed before an Examining Commission chaired by the Rector of the International University of Gorazde or a delegate. The members of the Commission will be chosen from  the university professors who have taught in the degree course. The thesis supervisor will be part of the Examining Commission.

7. Accomodation service

The Department of European Studies offers students who wish to attend the University courses in Locarno an “Accomodation Service” which consists in providing students a list of Real Estate Agencies which collaborate with the Department of  European Studies to find accommodation solutions.

This service will be provided to students who request it and is absolutely free of charge. In the request to be sent by email to accomodation@jeanmonnet.ch, students will indicate his/her needs and the available monthly budget.

8. Job placement service

The Department of European Studies offers students a “Job Placement Service” that will be provided free of charge to students to make the planning of internships easier and more effective.

Students who wish to learn more about this service can send their curriculum vitae in European format, both in English and in the their mother tongue, to the Department of European Studies at the following email address: job.placement@jeanmonnet.ch.

9. How to take part in preliminary tests for 4th and 5th students of italian upper secondary schools

Preliminary tests will be held online on the dates to be communicated through the websites www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech.

9.1 5th-year students of italian upper secondary schools

Fifth-year students of Italian Upper Secondary Schools have the opportunity to register for preliminary testing for enrolment in the University courses with numerus clausus in  Medicine (6 years, 360 credits), Dentistry (6 years, 360 credits), Pharmacy (5 years, 300 credits), Physiotherapy (3 years, 180 credits), Nursing (3 years, 180 credits), Tourism Sciences (3 years, 180 credits), and International Business Management (3 years, 180 credits), which will be held from April of each year in Locarno or in other locations that will be selected and published on the websites of the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” (www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech).

Preliminary testing can be held at the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” in Locarno, Switzerland, and at venues located in the major cities that will be disclosed as described above.
Applicants will have to submit the application form for admission to the chosen preliminary test together with the payment of the sum of €150.00 to the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet”.

After passing the preliminary testing, the students who wish to confirm their intention to enrol in the provisional ranking of the relevant Degree Course with numerus clausus for the next academic year, in order to have an option for a place in the aforementioned ranking, within 30 days of the notice, must pay a sum of 1% (one percent) of the annual tuition for the chosen Degree Course, which must be paid by the students as described in point 3.3 above.

The said sum will be returned if the student does not obtain a diploma issued by the upper secondary school attended or should pass the admission test to a university course by “Italian and/or non-Italian” universities. In the latter case, formal certification must be provided by the relevant University.
The reason for said payment is the need for the Department, depending on the limited availability of places, to be certain of the available places and the vacancies still available in view of the additional admission tests scheduled in the period from August to December each year.
The Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” will notify candidates by email and/or mail at the address indicated by the student in the preliminary testing application form  whether s/he has passed or failed the test.

Without prejudice to the aforementioned cases entitling to the refund of the sums paid, no reimbursement is due if the student no longer intends to register and participate in the final ranking of participants in the aforementioned University Courses.

The payment methods of both the aforesaid sum and any additional sums due upon completion of the entry fee will be communicated to applicants/students by the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” together with the indication of all the documentation required for admission to the Degree Course.
Applicants/students will be required to pay the sums due to completion of the enrolment fee for the chosen Degree Course within the time limit referred to in above point 3.2 and/or within the different terms referred to in point 3.3 in relation to the payment solution of the selected enrolment fee.

9.2 4th-year students of Italian upper secondary schools

As regards of the 4th-year students of Italian upper secondary schools, these students will also have the opportunity to take preliminary tests for enrolment in the aforementioned degree courses. These preliminary tests  will be held in periods, places and ways, including related communication to those concerned, already provided for the preliminary testing of 5th-year students of Italian upper secondary schools, as specified above.

Also for taking part in these preliminary tests, 4th-year students of Italian upper secondary schools must send the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” an application form for admission to the chosen preliminary test together with the payment of the sum of €150.00.

The Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” will notify candidates by email and/or mail at the address indicated by the student in the preliminary testing application form whether s/he has passed or failed the test.

As regards 4th-year students of Italian upper secondary schools who have already passed said preliminary tests ,during their last year of school attendance, in order to confirm their intention to enroll in the ranking of the chosen degree course with numerus clausus that  will begin the next academic year, they must pay a sum equal to 1% (one per cent)  of the annual tuition for the chosen Degree Course due by students as indicated in point 3.3 above by the end of March of their last year in upper secondary school. This amount to be considered as an advance payment on said tuition.
Said payment is due  to allow the Department to be certain of the places selected and vacancies still available.

As regards the refund of the sum, the provisions set out in point 9.1 above for the sums paid by 5th-year students of upper secondary schools apply.

10. Sessions and dates of admission tests for single academic years

The place and date of the admission tests will be communicated by the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” through the websites www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech.

If the places available were covered during the first round of the admission test or the next round, no admission tests will be held on subsequent dates. Said schedule is expected to cover the available seats. After obtaining this coverage, no additional tests will be carried out even if scheduled. If this is the case, the Department will reimburse the test admission fee paid by applicants who will not be able to take part in the tests because there are no longer any places available.

11. Places available for enrolment in the first year of the courses held by the university of Gorazde in partnership with italian, european and non-european universities

For each academic year, the places available for enrolment in the first year of each of the courses at the International University of Gorazde, in Locarno, at the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” in partnership with other Italian Universities, EU and non-EU countries, will be announced through publication on the websites of the Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet” at www.jeanmonnet.ch and www.jeanmonnet.tech.