STATUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE

On 10th November 2016, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic registered this Statutes of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice under Ref. MSMT-35322/2016, pursuant to Section 36 paragraph 2 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., regulating Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments and Supplements to some other Acts (“the Higher Education Act”)

STATUTES

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE

PREAMBLE

The Statutes of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice expresses the will of the academic community based on the awareness of the importance of the University for the development of human knowledge, education and culture and its mission to serve the truth and to develop the ideals of humanity in the spirit of the inviolable values ​​of human dignity and freedom, in which the mutual relations of the members are determined by spiritual authority rather than by power in which the principles of academic freedoms are seen as an essential basis for the existence of the academic community and its scientific and pedagogical activities, mindful of the deepening of the autonomous and self-governing character of the University, as well as its independence from power or political structures, making every effort to provide access to studies for everybody who desires to be educated, advocating the idea of ​​worldwide cooperation among universities not only as a basis of international scientific research, but primarily as a precondition for education of new generations in understanding, tolerance and respect.

PART ONE

INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

Article 1

Fundamental Provisions

(1) The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (hereinafter referred to as the "USB") is a public higher education institution of university type pursuant to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and on the Amendment to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended (hereinafter only "Act") and the Statutes of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (hereinafter referred to as the "Statutes") is the basic document of the USB, which is defined by these basic data:

  1. Full name: University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  2. abbreviated name: USB (JU in Czech language)
  3. Domicile: České Budějovice, Branišovská 1645/31a, PSČ: 370 05,
  4. IN: 60076658.

(2) USB is the legal successor of the University of South Bohemia established on 28 September 1991 by the  Act No. 314/1991 Coll. Of the Czech National Council, on the Establishment of the Silesian University, the University of South Bohemia, the University of West Bohemia, the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně and the University of Ostrava.

(3) Foreign language versions of the USB are:

  1. English: “University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice“,
  2. German: “Südböhmische Universität in České Budějovice“,
  3. French: “Université de Bohême du Sud de České Budějovice“,
  4. Spanish: “Universidad de Bohemia del Sur de České Budějovice“,
  5. Italian: “Università della Boemia meridionale di České Budějovice“,
  6. Russian: “Южночешский университет в городе Ческе Будейовице“,
  7. Latin: “Universitas Bohemiae Meridionalis Budovicensis“.

Article 2

The Aims and Activities of the University

(1) The USB is a supreme centre of education, independent knowledge and creative activities focused on scientific, cultural, social and economic development of society which fulfils the mission of a public higher education institution of university type pursuant to § 1 of the Act.

(2) The main objective of the USB as a research organization is to independently conduct basic research, industrial research or experimental development and publicly disseminate the results of these activities in the form of lectures, publications or knowledge transfer.

(3) Educational and related scientific and research, development and innovation, artistic or other creative activities (hereinafter referred to as "creative activities") are developed at the USB in economic, humanitarian, pedagogical, scientific, social, theological, technical, artistic, health and agricultural fields, at an international level.

(4) In addition to the educational and creative activities, the USB also carries out supplementary activities in the sense of § 20 of the Act, in order to assist the fulfilment of the USB mission.

(5) To support its activities, the USB creates and provides:

  1. working and study conditions within its financial, material and spatial possibilities,
  2. information services, library collections and access to them, access to electronic information and information technologies, editorial services, consulting services and other services for students related to their studies,
  3. provision for sporting and cultural activities related to the fulfilment of the USB mission, including support of activities of associations and communities gathering members of the USB academic community whose activities contribute to fulfilment of the USB mission,
  4. provision for social welfare including student accommodation and meal provision for students and employees in its own dedicated facilities,
  5. provision for creating and maintaining relationships between USB graduates.

PART TWO

ACADEMIC COMMUNITY, ACADEMIC SYMBOLS AND CEREMONIES

Article 3

Academic Community

(1) The USB academic community consists of its academic staff and students.

(2) Academic staff of the USB includes professors, associate professors, extraordinary professors, professional assistants, assistants, lecturers and science, research and development staff who according to their employment relation with the USB perform pedagogical work or creative activities.

(3) The legal status of a student is governed by Section 61 to 63 of the Act. An applicant for a USB degree programme becomes a student on the day of enrolment to a degree programme at the relevant Faculty. A person who was granted an interruption of studies according to Section 54 of the Act shall reinstate the student status on the date of re-enrolment in the studies. A student ceases to be considered a student on the date of completion of studies pursuant to Section 55, paragraph 1 and Section 56, paragraph 1 and 2 of the Act, or on the date of interruption of studies pursuant to Section 54 of the Act. Participation in a Lifelong Learning Programme does not grant the participant a legal status of a student.

(4) The USB academic community is a common and integral guarantor of academic freedoms and rights of each of its members. At the same time, it is the responsibility of all members of the academic community to defend and develop these freedoms and rights.

(5) The USB academic community is convened to discuss major issues or Ordinances within the USB.

(6) The right to convene a meeting of the academic community of the USB is held by the Rector or Chair of the USB Academic Senate.

Article 4

Visiting Professor

(1) The designation "Visiting Professor" may be used by a teacher of another Czech or foreign higher education institution who has been granted the designation by the Rector upon a Dean's proposal during their presence at the USB. The Visiting Professor shall be issued an appointment decree certifying their status and defining the mission of the Visiting Professor corresponding to the activities of a professor or associated professor and the duration of their stay.

(2) Visiting Professors are considered members of the USB academic staff for the duration of their stay.

(3) Visiting professors may be members of Board of Examiners for state examination only if they meet the requirements set out in Section 53 (2) of the Act.

Article 5

Professor Emeritus

(1) Professor Emeritus at the USB may be appointed form the ranks of retired USB Professors. Professors Emeriti are appointed by the Rector upon a proposal from a Dean and a statement from the Scientific Board of the relevant USB Faculty.

(2) Professor Emeritus at the USB is an honorary title which does not establish membership in the USB academic community. Professors Emeriti are entitled to participate in creative activities of the USB and to use its facilities and information technology for this purpose. Professors Emeriti have the right to be given the floor the USB academic community meetings. A professor emeritus appointment does not create any employment rights.

Article 6

Honorary Degrees

(1) USB grants a honorary degree "doctor honoris causa", abbreviated as "dr. h. c. "(hereafter referred to as" honorary degree ") to important domestic and foreign persons who have made a significant contribution to the development of the areas of the USB's focus.

(2) Decisions to award the honorary degree lie with the Scientific Board of the USB. Proposals may be submitted by:

  1. the Rector,
  2. Scientific Boards of USB Faculties,
  3. Members of the USB Scientific Board

(3) The proposed person must give their consent to being awarded an honorary degree in advance. This shall be asked by the Rector after preliminary approval of the USB Scientific Board. Honorary degrees are awarded at a special academic ceremony.

Article 7

Academic Insignia

(1) Academic traditions, rights and freedoms and responsibilities of the Rector, Vice-Rectors, Deans and Vice-Deans (hereinafter referred to as the "Academic Official") are expressed through academic insignia of the USB and the academic insignia of Faculties, which are used by Academic Officials during ceremonial occasions.

(2) Academic insignia of the USB and its Faculties are the ceremonial mace, ceremonial chains of office and ceremonial robes.

(3) The use of the academic insignia of the USB and its Faculties, ways of depositing these academic insignia and responsibility for their registration and management is stipulated by the Rector for the academic insignia of the USB and by the Dean for academic insignia of individual Faculties.

(4) The following persons are entitled to use the USB gowns during ceremonial occasions:

  1. Academic Officials and Promotors,
  2. other USB employees according to the Rector or Dean's decision,
  3. graduates of degree programmes implemented at the USB,
  4. persons proposed for the award of an honorary degree,
  5. mace-bearers.

Article 8

Academic Ceremonies

(1) Academic ceremonies are in particular:

  1. ceremonial inauguration of the Rector or Dean as their appointment into office,
  2. ceremonial matriculation of students as an expression of their admission the academic community,
  3. graduation ceremony where the USB graduates are awarded a certificate of higher education,
  4. an honorary degree award ceremony.

(2) The content, form and manner of academic ceremonies is proposed by the relevant Vice-Rector or Vice-Dean in the spirit of University traditions and approved by the Rector or Dean of the relevant Faculty.

Article 9

Medals and Awards

(1) USB medals and awards are awarded by the Rector as a recognition of the person's merits for development of the USB, for activities related to the fulfilment of the USB mission and other merits according to the decision of the Rector.

(2) The Code for Awarding Medals and Awards is stipulated by the Rector. The register of awarded medals and prizes is kept at the USB Rector's Office.

Article 10

University Seal, Coat of Arms and Official Round Stamp

(1) The USB uses a university seal with symbolism of Bohemia and the South Bohemian region with the text “Sigillum Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionalis“.

(2) The USB uses a university logo / coat of arms in accordance with the USB's common visual style.

(3) The USB uses an official round stamp with the state emblem of the Czech Republic and the text "University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice". The official round stamp is used to issue USB decisions and to confirm important legal facts in accordance with the general rules on use of state symbols of the Czech Republic.

 

 

PART THREE

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE USB

Article 11

USB Bodies

(1) The self-governing academic and other bodies of the USB are the bodies listed in Section 7 of the Act.

(2) An Internal Evaluation Board is established pursuant to Section 7 (1) d) of the Act. The competence of the USB Scientific Board referred to in Section 12 (1) b) and c) of the Act is hereby assigned to the USB Internal Evaluation Board. The USB Internal Evaluation Board also carries out the activities pursuant to Section 12a (4) a) to d) of the Act and expresses its views on programmes of studies implemented by the USB, which are submitted for assessment by the USB Rector.

Article 12

USB Constituent Parts

(1) USB is divided into constituent parts which comprise of Faculties, other institutions for educational and creative activities or for providing information services and special purpose facilities for cultural and sporting activities, for accommodation and catering especially for USB employees or for USB operation.

(2) Pursuant to Section 22 (1) c) of the Act, the Faculties are:

  1. Faculty of Economics
  2. Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters,
  3. Faculty of Arts,
  4. Faculty of Education,
  5. Faculty of Science,
  6. Faculty of Theology,
  7. Faculty of Health and Social Sciences,
  8. Faculty of Agriculture.

(3) Pursuant to Section 22 (1) c) of the Act, the Institutions are:

  1. Academic library,
  2. British Council,
  3. Centre of information technologies,
  4. Goethe centre.

 (4) Pursuant to Section 22 (1) d) of the Act, the purpose facilities are:

  1. Dormitories and Refectories,
  2. Preschool facilities.

(5) Legal status of the USB constituent parts, organizational structure, definition of activities, rights and obligations are specified in the Act, internal regulations of the USB and in internal regulations of the individual USB constituent parts.

Article 13

Management Structure of the USB

(1) The senior employees of the USB within the meaning of Section 9 (1) (a) of the Act are the Rector, Vice Rectors, Bursar, and Deans of Faculties.

(2) Rector's Advisory Board is a permanent advisory body to the Rector. Members of the Rector's Advisory Board are Faculty Deans and other persons appointed by the Rector. The Rector may appoint other advisory bodies as required.

(3) USB Rectorate:

  1. provides for the needs of the USB as a whole;
  2. provides organizational, coordinating, consulting, methodological, enrolment and control activities concerning studies, scientific, economic, HR, legal, investment, external relations, marketing, foreign relations and internal administration areas;
  3. provides for the material and administrative activities of the Rector, Vice-Rectors, Bursar, the Academic Senate of the USB, the USB Scientific Board, the USB Internal Evaluation Board and the USB Board of Trustees; administrative activities of the USB Board of Trustees are provided by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the USB, appointed and dismissed by the Rector upon a statement of the Board of Trustees' Chair.

Details of activities and organization of the USB Rector's Office are set out in the USB Rector's Office Regulations.

(4) Management of Faculties and other USB constituent parts:

  1. Deans report to the Rector, the Dean's competences in matters stipulated in Section 24 of the Act are without prejudice;
  2. directors of other USB constituent parts, which are not Faculties, are directly subordinate to the Rector;
  3. if a member of the academic staff carries out their activities at several Faculties of the USB, their Labour Code related issues are dealt with by the Dean of the Faculty where they perform a larger part of their activities; if the share is equal in all Faculties, the Rector deals with the issues upon discussion with the Deans of the Faculties concerned;
  4. Secretaries of Faculties and Heads of Economic Departments of other constituent parts of the USB are managed by the Bursar regarding methodology; Vice-Deans and other managerial staff of Faculties are managed regarding methodology by the Vice-Rectors when they perform activities for which the Vice-Rector is responsible at the whole USB level.

(5) The Academic Senate of the USB and its members are accountable for their activities to the USB academic community. In exercising their office, members of the Senate are not bound by orders or resolutions of the bodies of the Faculty where they were elected, but only by their conscience, and are obliged to protect the interests of the USB as a whole.

(6) Within three months of their appointment, the Rector shall submit a proposal for recall and appointment of members of the USB Scientific Board to the Academic Senate of the USB.

Article 14

Internal Regulations of the USB

(1) Internal regulations of the USB are the regulations listed in Section 17 (1) of the Act. Under Section 17 (1) k) of the Act, other internal regulations of the USB constitute as follows:

  1. Statutes of the Internal Evaluation Board of the USB,
  2. Financial Management Principles of the USB,
  3. Rules for Establishment of Legal Entities and for Monetary and Non-monetary Investments to USB Legal Entities,
  4. Lifelong Learning Code of the USB
  5. Code for Habilitation Procedure and Procedure for Appointment of Full Professorship at the USB.

(2) In addition to the internal regulations of the USB and internal regulations of the Faculties, the USB and Faculty bodies are authorized to create and - within the framework of their competencies - enforce the following documents in order to manage, organize or provide methodology for activities related to the fulfilment of the USB mission:

  1. Ordinances, codes, decisions, and methodological guidelines of a binding nature (hereinafter “Ordinances“),
  2. methodological recommendations.

(3) Ordinances with the whole-University competence are published on the USB website. Ordinances with a limited scope of competency are published on the websites of the relevant constituent parts of the USB concerned.

(4) If the Rector considers any Ordinance or methodological recommendation of a USB or Faculty Body inconsistent with the generally binding legal regulations or internal regulations of the USB, they shall notify the Body publishing the disputed Ordinance or methodological recommendation; if the Body insists on the Ordinance or methodological recommendation, they are entitled to request a hearing with the Rector; if this is not arranged without undue delay or if, after discussion of the matter, there is no revision to address the inconsistencies within a reasonable time, the Rector is entitled to rectify the document.

Article 15

Rights of Faculty Bodies

Under Section 24 (2) of the Act, Faculty Bodies have the right to make decisions or to act on behalf of the USB in the following matters regarding the Faculty:

  1. creation and implementation of degree programmes in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the USB, the USB internal regulations and Ordinances of the Vice-Rector accountable for the organization and development of educational activities at the USB;
  2. strategic focus of creative activities in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the USB, the USB internal regulations and Ordinances of the Vice-Rector responsible for the organization and development of creative activities at the USB;
  3. international relations and activities in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the USB, the USB internal regulations and Ordinances of the Vice-Rector responsible for the organization and development of internationalization activities at the USB;
  4. supplementary activities and management of resources obtained from these in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the USB, the USB internal regulations and Ordinances of the Bursar.

Article 16

Decision Making and Signing Authority

1) The following persons are entitled to make decisions, enter into legal transactions in accordance with the law and act externally towards third parties on behalf of the USB:

  1. the Rector in matters set out by the Act and Statutes,
  2. Vice-Rectors within the scope specified by the Rector,
  3. the Chancellor within the scope specified by the Rector
  4. the Bursar within the scope specified by the Statutes and the Rector,
  5. Directors of USB constituent parts, which do not constitute a Faculty, within the scope specified by USB internal regulations,
  6. Deans of Faculties in matters under Section 24 of the Act, concerning the relevant Faculty,
  7. for contracts under Act No. 134/2016 Coll., On Public Procurement, as amended, concerning the relevant constituent part of the USB and financed from the funds entrusted to that constituent part, Deans and Directors of other constituent parts of the USB are authorised to make decisions in accordance with the specific USB legislation or internal regulations on public procurement.

(2) Persons referred to in paragraph 1 letters a) to g) can authorize other persons to enter into legal transactions only within the scope of their competency.

(3) Signing on behalf of the USB is carried out by affixing the authorized person's signature to printed or otherwise executed name of the USB.

Article 17

Financial Management of the USB

(1) USB's financial management is regulated by the Financial Management Principles of the USB and the Rector's Ordinance setting out Assets Management Regulations, including assets registration, inventory, liability, and authority concerning management of the USB assets.

(2) The USB Rules for Budgeting shall be discussed by the Rector and representatives of the USB Academic Senate and Board of Trustees. In accordance with the Act, a draft budget, with the rules for provisional budget as its integral part, shall be submitted for approval to the USB Academic Senate and Board of Trustees by the Rector. If the draft budget is not approved by the Academic Senate of the USB, the Rector shall submit a new proposal within 14 days. In case of repeated failure to approve the budget proposal by the Academic Senate of the USB, the financial management of the USB shall be governed by the provisional budget. Should the draft budget be approved by the Academic Senate of the USB, the proposal is submitted for further approval in accordance with Section 14 (5) of the Act. Should the USB Board of Trustees return the draft budget to the USB Academic Senate to be renegotiated and the USB Academic Senate subsequently rejects the proposal, the USB's financial management shall be governed by the provisional budget.

(3) If a constituent part of the USB incurs a loss in its financial management at the end of the calendar year (i.e., negative economic result), the Rector may, after assessing the nature of the loss, impose a sanction.

(4) The USB assets are entrusted to the Rector's Office, Faculties and other constituent parts of the USB.

(5) The Bursar, Deans and Directors of other Constituent parts of the USB are accountable for efficient use of funds and proper management of USB assets to the Rector.

PART FOUR

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Article 18

Admission Procedure and Conditions for Admission to Studies

(1) Applicants submit an electronic application for admission to studies through the USB Information System, unless the Dean of the relevant faculty decides otherwise. In cases worthy of special consideration, the Dean may decide on an alternative method of submitting an application for admission to studies.

(2) If the application lacks the prescribed essentials or contains other errors, the Study Department of the Faculty to which the application has been submitted shall invite the applicant to remedy these, setting them a reasonable deadline and instructing them on the consequences of not remedying the deficiencies within this deadline. If the applicant fails to comply to these provisions, the admission procedure shall be stopped. The Faculty than shall inform the applicant on the decision to stop the proceedings.

(3) The USB sets a fee for administrative costs connected with the admission procedure pursuant to Section 58 (1) and (4) of the Act. This fee is payable on the date of submitting the application for admittance to studies. An application submitted without a fee for the cost of administrative costs associated with the admission procedure, is considered to be a defective application pursuant to paragraph 2. An applicant who does not pay this fee within the set deadline has not fulfilled the basic condition for admission to studies.

(4) Conditions for admission to studies in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programmes are generally laid down in Articles 48 to 50 of the Act.

(5) Conditions for admission to studies pursuant to paragraph 4 shall be updated and published in accordance with Section 49 (5) and (6) of the Act for each academic year. Detailed rules for the admission procedure and conditions for admission to studies in accredited programmes of studies are laid down by the Dean of each Faculty. This ordinance must be duly published and include in particular:

  1. deadline for submitting applications;
  2. method of submitting applications;
  3. a list of all facts the applicant is obliged to document or otherwise certify, including the required form and the deadline for providing these;
  4. the form and organizational framework of the entrance examinations if they are required, specifying the frame content of each examination and its assessment criteria as well as the rules governing the possible waiver of the entrance examination;
  5. requirements for medical fitness to studies the relevant degree programme, if laid down as a condition for admission to studies;
  6. minimum level of fulfilment of the requirements necessary for admission to studies;
  7. deadlines and method of verifying the fulfilment of individual conditions of admission to studies;
  8. the maximum number of applicants admitted in the relevant degree programme;
  9. information on whether the Faculty will allow the applicant to consult their file or provide the candidate with a copy of the file;
  10. criteria for assessing the validity of an applicant's excuse for absence at the entrance examination or missing the deadline for certifying the required facts, or determining the possibility to sit the admission examination on an alternative date or setting a final deadline for issuing the decision after which the facts can no longer be substantiated;
  11. the amount, method of payment and due date for the fees related to the admission procedure;
  12. the amount, method of payment and due date for the fees related to the assessment of fulfilment of the conditions for admission to studies pursuant to Section 48 (4) d) and (5) c) of the Act, if it is determined in accordance with Section 48 (7) of the Act.

(6) If there is an entrance examination, the candidate shall be invited in writing.

(7) If the applicant consents to this in their application for admission to studies, a positive decision on their admission to the studies may be delivered to them through the USB electronic information system. In other cases, the decision is served by a postal operator.

(8) If the applicant fails to attend the entrance examination without providing a written excuse or their excuse is not accepted, they are deemed to have failed a basic condition for admission to studies.

(9) An applicant who fails to certify the required facts constituting a condition of admission to studies in due time or within the prescribed final deadline, is deemed to have failed the basic condition for admission to studies.

Article 19

Requirements for Foreigners Wishing to Study

(1) Foreigners may be admitted to studies in a degree programme in Czech or a foreign language, if:

  1. their education has been recognized to fulfil the education required by the Act for admission to the given type of degree programme,
  2. have met the conditions set for admission to studies.

(2) In cases worthy of special consideration, the Dean may decide on an appropriate modification of the terms and conditions of admission of foreigners.

(3) A foreigner who has received the status of a USB student becomes a member of the USB academic community with all related rights and obligations.

Article 20

Study – Related Fees

(1) Study - related fees are governed by Section 58 of the Act and the Rector's ordinance, which stipulates the amount of each fee set at the USB for each type of fee obligations.

(2) The amount of the study-related fee pursuant to Section 58 (3) of the Act shall be set as follows:

  1. for students of Faculties with a studies implementation costs coefficient (hereinafter referred to as "coefficient") of less than or equal to 1,5: basis × 3,5;
  2. for students of Faculties with a studies implementation costs coefficient greater than 1,5 and less or equal to 2,0: basis × 4,25;
  3. for students of Faculties with a studies implementation costs coefficient greater than 2,0: basis × 5.

The results of the calculation are rounded up to the nearest ten. The coefficient for individual Faculties shall be set by the Rector.

(3) If the basis for calculating the study-related fees announced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports falls under the amount of CZK 2,400, the basis in the formula for calculating the fee is replaced by 1.5 of the basis.

(4) After the publication of the basis for calculation to the study-related fees by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the USB shall publish the exact amount of study-related fees for students of individual Faculties of the USB for the following academic year.

(5) The study-related fee for a degree programme in a foreign language according to Section 58 (4) of the Act ranges between CZK 500 and CZK 210,000 per year. The exact amount of the fee within this range shall be determined by consideration of the costs of the implementation of the relevant degree programme.

(6) The study-related fee is payable by a bank transfer and within the deadline specified in the relevant decision on the amount of the studies-related fees. In cases worthy of special consideration, the Dean may decide on another method of payment. The fee is due at least 90 days from the date of the issuance of the decision.

(7) A student may request the Dean of the Faculty to waive, reduce or postpone the due date of the study-related fee, or also to establish a schedule of instalments, before the decision on the amount of the fee has been issued or at the time of an appeal against the issued decision. The request made before the decision on the fee amount is deemed as exercising the right to express one's opinion in the proceedings, to propose evidence and to make other conclusions in accordance with Article 36 (1) and (2) of Act No. 500/2004 Coll., The Administrative Procedure Code, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the "Administrative Code").

(8) The student’s reasons for the application under paragraph 7 must be substantiated. The reasons relevant for the request are particular:

  1. difficult social situation,
  2. serious medical reasons,
  3. other reasons worthy of special consideration.

(9) The Dean may, at the student's request submitted prior to the decision, decide to set a fee lower than the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 2; provide a schedule of instalment or a longer term of the fee. The student may appeal against the decision within 30 days of the date of being notified.

(10) An appeal against the decision on setting the study-related fee is submitted to the Dean of the Faculty where the student is enrolled for studies. The Dean by themselves may only grant the appeal, otherwise they shall submit it to the Rector. When deciding on an appeal against a decision on setting a study-related fee, the Rector takes into account the student's learning outcomes, their social situation, any serious medical or other reasons worthy of consideration, if these have been duly substantiated. The Rector decides in such a way that when deciding on identical or similar cases no unwarranted differences are created.

Article 21

Reimbursement for Other Administrative Proceedings and Proceedings of a Different Nature

(1) In accordance with the Act and other special regulations, students may be charged for proceedings specified in the Bursar's Ordinance to the amount of the costs associated with them.

(2) The proceedings shall not be carried out unless the fee under paragraph 1 is paid.

Article 22

Delivery of Documents to Students

(1) Decisions made under Section 69a (3) of the Act are delivered to students through the USB electronic information system. An integral part of this electronic information system is the university e-mail address assigned to the student at enrolment in studies.

(2) In other cases, the service of documents in proceedings leading to a decision on the student's rights and obligations is governed by the provisions of Section 69a (2) of the Act and the relevant provisions of Act No. 500/2004 Coll., Administrative Procedure Code.

PART FIVE

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 23

(1) The Statutes of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, registered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on 11th June 2007 under File no. 15 340 / 2007-30, as amended are hereby repealed.

(2) These Statutes have been approved under Section 9 (1) b) 3 of the Act by the Academic Senate of the USB on 18th October 2016.

(3) Pursuant to Article 36 (4) of the Act, these Statutes become effective on the date of their registration by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

 

Assoc.Prof. Tomáš Machula, PhD, ThD, 

Rector

 

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