Students

The program focuses on attracting candidates and professionals from the following fields and industries: Architecture, Urban and Spatial Planning, Sustainable Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, Transport and Logistics, Local Governance, Law, Economy, Sociology, Regional Development, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Tourism, Heritage and Real Estate.

The study program is open to all citizens of Kosovo and foreigners without distinction, those who have completed bachelor studies in social and natural sciences, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. Those who meet the criteria set forth in accordance with Kosovo higher education law, those who have demonstrated high success in bachelor studies and have achieved an average grade of 7.5 / 10 and have practical experience, are the target of our studies at the master’s level. The program is also open to candidate transfers from other local or foreign universities as long as they are licensed and accredited by the relevant institutions.

Candidates are recruited according to officially accepted procedures at the institutional level and in accordance with the Law on Higher Education and the provisions of the Statute of UBT – Higher Education Institution.

Interested candidates complete the registration application by attaching the required documents and submitting them to the Student Service Office. Documents required during the application are: Application Form (Application) to be obtained from the Student Service Officer (SSO); Diploma / Graduation Certificate (bachelor studies); Program Degree (bachelor degree); Birth Extract, Autobiographies (CVs) for Working Candidates. The candidate can also apply by email: [email protected] [email protected].

The eligibility for enrolment in the Urbanism and Development Program is available to anyone who has a college degree and who has successfully completed and accumulated a total of 180 ECTS credits meeting the requirements of the Law on Higher Education of the Republic Kosovo.  Diplomas or equivalent documents are attached to the aforementioned documents under the terms of the application and recruitment competition.

One of the issues of utmost importance at UBT – Higher Education Institution is the offering of equal opportunities for quality studies and assistance to students therein.  The services and infrastructure of the institution have been student-centered and tailed towards meeting the needs of the contemporary learner.  Both academic and administrative staff are responsible to help, services and guidance on academic and student administration affairs. The Program has adopted a Competency Based Approach in curriculum development. Program Learning Outcomes guide the teaching, learning and assessment methods. A variety of teaching methods employed across all departments offer possibilities for active learning. These include case-studies, project work, problem-based learning and simulated learning. Opportunities for interactive learning are reinforced through project-based learning, case study analysis, visiting speakers, group work and e-learning. The use of these teaching methods is enabled by a favorable teacher-student ratio and small classes. Our emphasis on practical and relevant industry knowledge is a key feature of educational programs.

The study methods and requirements for course completion will always be specified in the course syllabus available to the students before the course starts. Each course has a detailed syllabus, which is more detailed than a course program and describes topics to be covered during the course – objectives, subject content for each week, organization of work, requirements for seminar and individual work, gives a list of required and recommended reading and sets of attendance and specific assessment rules. The study methods applied by introductory subjects put a lot of emphasis on lectures, individual work or teamwork and discussions. Individual work is often an extensive reading or writing assignment. Core subjects are mostly practice-oriented and typically organized as laboratory-based courses that assume active participation in hands-on assignments and teamwork, involving both creative and research tasks. Individual work is typically research, analysis, testing or finishing a task or project started during the course.

Students are obliged to behave during the examination process in accordance with academic principles and UBT – Higher Education Institution Code of Ethics. Violating academic norms of behavior shall be a base for initiation of the proceedings before the Program Ethics Sub-Committee. During the examination process, the student is obliged to conduct him/himself in accordance with the established rules of conduct. Students misconducted according to the Rulebook are considered every act of unauthorized aids by the student during the examination process, carrying of mobile phones and other electronic communication, violation of the integrity of the teacher and invigilators and entering the examination process under false identity.

The student is entitled to an appeals procedure if he/she considers that the examination is not carried out in accordance with the Regulations and Statute of UBT – Higher Education Institution. The objection is submitted to the Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning within 36 hours of awarding the grade. The Vice Dean shall evaluate students’ objection and bring a decision within 24 hours of receipt of the objection. If the objection is accepted, the student earns the right to retake the examination before the Examination Board composed of three members within three days of the receipt of the decision.

The Dean operates a tutoring system to give advice and support to students on issues of study plan and learning support.  The Program Student Support Officer is responsible for handling and dealing with students’ administrative issues. The system offers counselling and support to students during three phases: (1) First phase: upon the registration process students receive individual and group briefings on the mission statement and vision of the institution as well as a briefing about the curriculum.  (2) In the second phase students are entitled to weekly meetings with tutors and introduced to the Moodle information system to ease their communication and interaction with course supervisors. (3) In the third phase students are advised and provided individual consultations about their areas of concentration, career orientation and support for further study or job placement.

UBT – Higher Education Institution also publishes the student magazine UBT News (https://www.ubt-uni.net/en/media-and-events/ubt-news/) to provide students with information about developments at the institution, publications, interviews and best practices in teaching and learning.  The student services are one of the most important lines at the Student Administration Office and serves as a key point for providing quick and quality services.

The career services and internship program are managed and coordinated by the UBT Careers Office (https://www.ubt-uni.net/en/study/career-center/). Students receive guidance before, during and after the completion of their studies. As part of the career assistance, the department will help in labor market guidance, placement and training.  It has thus far established cooperation agreements with many businesses and institutions. In this environment the mentors and lecturers guide the students for their further engagements.