The national high school exit examination (Matura exam) determines the level of achievements and student competencies for Kosovar students. While passing the exam is necessary for graduating from high school and enrolling to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), the score level of this exam does not impact the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) admission decision. Moreover, students applying at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) need to finish their application procedures prior to taking the Matura exam, in order to secure a place at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). However, student enrollment procedures will be finalized only after receiving proof the student has passed the Matura exam.
All tuition payments are made by students directly to the bank. See the Tuition Invoice download for further explanation. No cash and check payments are accepted in the Business Office. Additional option to do the payment is by POS-Point of Sales with debit/credit card. This method of payments will enable you to pay through your Bank cards (VISA, VISA ELECTRON, MASTER and MAESTRO).
It depends on your installment payment plan, and scholarship amount if awarded. Please send an e-mail to: acami [at]auk.org or tvitia[at]auk.org and request your tuition account report. You will receive the information immediately.
Financial account holds are usually due to Accounts Receivable (tuition or late fee). It is also possible that there is a hold on your account for reasons related to the Academic Program or for Disciplinary reasons. You should check with the Academic Services office for this information.
There are several possible reasons. You could have outstanding charges from the last semester you attended RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). To be sure, please send an e-mail to: acami[at]auk.org or tvitia[at]auk.org and request your current tuition statement. After you review it, if you still have questions, you should contact the Business Office for more information regarding the charges.
Depending on how and when the Business Office is notified, it may take 2-3 weeks for a refund to be processed and received.
Our office must first receive notification that a student is eligible for a refund; this can happen in any of the following ways:
Academic Service notifies the Business Office when a student withdraws or has a status change (Full-Time to Part-Time);
The student informs the office that they have a credit on their account and wish to receive a refund;
The Business Office produces a periodic report that shows students whose accounts have a negative balance (credit).
In order to transfer the credit, the student must provide the Business Office with his/her bank details by email. Once it is determined that the student is eligible for a refund, it may take up to one week for your refund to be deposited directly into your bank account.
Recipients of all scholarships and any other discount must remain full time students and have fewer than three withdrawals during their academic life at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Scholarships awards will be divided into two semesters equally, and in case if in the following semester student does not remain full time the remaining scholarship award will be withdrawn. Summer semester is not included in the scholarship program. Students who are found to have engaged in academic dishonesty, cheating or plagiarism, will forfeit future financial assistance. An RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) student will be eligible to apply for a number of Scholarships but will only receive one scholarship per year.
The scholarships can be used to cover tuition expenses only, and are applicable for RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) home campus studies.
The following conditions apply to all students who receive any form of award from the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). The conditions do not apply to any form of scholarship or aid award received from a third-party institution or private individual.
If at any point during a student's enrollment at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), the student accrues one (1)” W" on the official RIT transcript as a result of withdrawing from a course, the student’s scholarship will remain unaffected. Furthermore, the student will remain eligible to apply for any future aid programs offered by RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).
If at any point during a student's enrollment at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), the student accrues two (2)” Ws" on his or her official RIT transcript as a result of withdrawing from multiple courses, the student’s scholarship will be decreased by exactly half the original amount awarded for the remainder of the student’s enrollment at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Furthermore, the student will forfeit his or her eligibility to apply for any future aid programs offered by RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). However, if the student is the recipient of a multi‐year scholarship award, the student will continue to receive funding (reduced by half) as stipulated in the original award for subsequent years.
If at any point during a student's enrollment at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), the student accrues three (3)” Ws" on his or her official RIT transcript as a result of withdrawing from multiple courses, the student’s scholarship will be terminated and he or she will no longer receive any financial support from RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Furthermore, the student will forfeit his or her eligibility to apply for any future aid programs offered by RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)
Yes, all students need to successfully complete MTSC 111 - Interdisciplinary Math I, MTSC 112 - Interdisciplinary Math II, and MTSC 211 - Introduction to Statistics I throughout their four year of studies.
Our academic advising role is to act as a mentor and advocate for you, as well as help you successfully complete your degree requirements. To that end, we are committed to responding to you in a timely and effective manner. You may contact us by phone, email, during office hours or you can make an appointment.
You need to complete a Concentration Declaration form which you can obtain by printing it from the Academic Services web site, or by getting one from the Academic Services Office. To complete the form, first have it filled out and then have your advisor sign it.
An undergraduate student who earns a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 will be put on, academic warning, probation or suspension. Your credit level will determine the degree of academic restriction. A student's credit level consists of credits passed, credits failed, transfer credit, and any other credit the student earned through credit by testing.
A warning is a written notice to a student that continued or further violations of any University policy, rule, or regulation within a specific period of time (not to exceed one  calendar year) may result in more severe disciplinary action.
Disciplinary Probation: Exclusion from use of specified University facilities or from participation in certain privileged or extracurricular University activities and/or requirement to fulfill certain conditions as specified in the probation notice, plus notification that violation of any University policy, rule or regulation during the term of the disciplinary probation status will result in more severe sanctions.
Disciplinary probation generally is not imposed for more than one (1) calendar year.
Disciplinary Suspension: Exclusion from classes and/or other privileges and activities as set forth in the suspension notice for a definite period of time, generally not to exceed two (2) calendar years.
Holds on your record can be but are not limited to academic holds, financial holds, or library fines. When you have a "hold" on your record you are not able to adjust your schedule in any way. In order to have the hold removed, you will need to contact the appropriate office or department.
Students should declare their concentration during the winter quarter of their second academic year. Prior to declaring the concentration/minor all students need to attend the Concentration Declaration Workshop organized by Academic Services and Co-op and Career Services. If you are having difficulty deciding on what concentration to choose after you attended the Concentration Declaration Workshop you may want to visit a career consultant in the Career and Co-op Services in the Academic Services Office Room 101, and also meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Services Office Room 101, to review your options.
If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and above, the system will allow you to register for the fifth class. To obtain permission to take the fifth class if your GPA is under 3.2, you must contact your academic advisor and complete the appropriate request form. If approved, your advisor will sign you up for your class.
If you received a grade of incomplete in a class, you need to contact your professor and determine what you need to do to make up the incomplete work. Grades of incomplete are changed to a grade of F if the final grade is not submitted by the professor within two quarters.
Grades of Incomplete are treated as unsatisfactory grades in determining warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal.
The Add/Drop period is the first seven days of a quarter (including weekends) beginning on the first day of classes. A student can drop classes on-line via the Student Information System. When a student drops a class during this time frame there is no record kept that will show on an official transcript.
Once the first seven days of the quarter have passed, and through the end of the 8th week of the quarter, if a student wishes to remove him or herself from a class, the student may withdraw via the Student Information System. A grade of "W" is assigned to that course, and the withdrawal becomes part of the student's permanent record. In processing the request, the student, the student's instructor, the student's advisor and the student's home program or department head will be notified via email. Students are strongly advised to consult with their advisor and instructor before they withdraw from a course.
As far as your academic record goes, your first stop should be your academic advisor. One of the first things you should do is find out who your academic advisor is, and keep in touch with him or her as you progress in your studies at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).
The education philosophy of the American University is based on the RIT model of ‘Career Education’. Career Education means that students don’t just gain theoretical knowledge, but engage in hands-on experiential learning in a real world environment.
A ‘Co-op’ is a cooperative education work experience (internship) in a private or governmental organization in Kosovo or abroad. A Co-op is defined as a paid professional experience of 400 hours to be completed within 3 months (full time) or 6 months (part-time). The Co-op needs to be designed as a qualitative learning experience related to the students career interests and should provide the student with new challenges and opportunities.
Each RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) student must complete one Co-op during the freshmen and sophomore year, and one Co-op during the junior and senior year in order to be eligible for the Bachelors’ Degree. When a student already has full time employment, his/her regular job might be considered as fulfilling the Co-op requirement.
To date, more than 700 Co-ops have been completed by RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) students in various sectors such as banking & finance, training & consulting, service industry, governmental institutions, NGO’s, wholesale, IT, media & communication, etc. A number of students have completed their Co-op abroad, mostly in the USA.
Many Co-op opportunities are advertised by the Co-op & Career Services by e-mail. Besides this, as a student you can pro-actively search for your own ideal Co-op. Any Co-op is possible, as long as the Employer is willing to offer it to you and it is approved by the Coordinator of Co-op & Career Services.
Once you have found a great Co-op opportunity, you must register your Co-op prior to start and wait for approval from the Coordinator of Co-op & Career Services. After you have filled out the registration form and submitted it to the Co-op & Career Services office, you can expect a notification e-mail within a week or two which will inform you whether or not your Co-op is formally approved. If you’d rather have the assurance of approval before your register your Co-op, you can schedule a prior consultation with the Coordinator of Co-op & Career Services. Co-op opportunities that are advertised by the Co-op & Career Services Office are approved by default, unless you are told otherwise. Upon receipt of the e-mail notification, you may start your Co-op. Your Co-op will be registered (administratively) at the beginning of the following quarter.
At the end of your Co-op experience, your supervisor will fill out the ‘Performance Evaluation form’ to evaluate your performance. This form must be submitted by the Supervisor directly to the Co-op & Career Services either by e-mail or in a closed and signed envelope. In addition, there is a ‘Student Evaluation Form’ that you as a student need to fill out and submit to the Co-op & Career Services by e-mail or in hardcopy.
Without these 2 evaluation forms, you cannot receive the credit for your Co-op. Once the forms have been submitted no later than 1 week before the end of a quarter, you will see an ‘S’ grade (satisfactory) in the SIS system.
The ideal time to register a Co-op that you plan to start is at the end of the quarter prior to the administrative deadline that is announced quarterly. That way your Co-op will be registered in the online system and you can start working in the beginning of the next quarter. At the end of that quarter you will finish your co-op and after submitting the evaluation forms you will receive your passing grade in the system.
However, in reality things are not always that perfectly synchronized. Sometimes a great opportunity comes along in the middle of a quarter. This is why you can register your Co-op any time at the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Co-op & Career office as long as it is registered prior to start. As soon as you receive approval you can start working. In this case, the formal administrative registration in the online system will happen only at the beginning of the following quarter – so you will also receive your Co-op grade a little after the fact.
You cannot register as your second Co-op (Junior/Senior year) the same job position in the same company. However, if your second Co-op position in the same company is very different in nature and responsibilities from the previous Co-op, then it may be approved on a case by case basis.
Finding a Co-op opportunity outside of Kosovo is definitely a possibility and adds an inter-cultural dimension to your professional experience.
RIT and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) have established a relationship with Walt Disney World where students recruited by Disney from RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) can participate in the international program.
Another possibility for Freshmen/Sophomores is to participate in one of the work/travel schemes that are offered by various agencies in Prishtina. They offer summer jobs to students in a variety of US companies in the service sector.
Finally, it is always possible to find another Co-op opportunity abroad on your own initiative.
The main criterion for approval is that your Co-op needs to be a challenging and meaningful professional experience where you can apply concepts and skills you learned in your RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) courses. Your co-op needs to be relevant to what you are learning at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) and needs to be in line with your career objectives. Whereas the first Co-op may be more of a career exploration in any type of sector and position, ideally the second Co-op should be related to your choice of concentrations and career path. The co-op must be registered prior to start to be considered for approval. In addition, the Co-op should be paid, with exceptions for Co-op’s in public sector and few international organizations. Freshmen/Sophomores are allowed to finish their first Co-op with Work and Travel programs. Co-ops may be approved on a case by case basis; however, Juniors/Seniors cannot do a Co-op with Work and Travel programs. The next Co-op is not approved if it is the same as the previous one. Family business Co-ops are not approved, unless for specific reasons and with specific requirements for which the Coordinator of Co-op & Career Services is responsible.
A Co-op is a first step into a certain sector or company and if the student performs well and impresses the employer; sooner or later depending on available positions the employer will invite him or her to accept a more permanent job position.
With the assistance of the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Co-op & Career Services office you can organize a selection and recruitment process from among the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) students and alumni, whether for Co-ops or long term employment opportunities. The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) student body is diverse in its career interests, skills and talents, motivation and academic performance. In the terms of reference for a particular position, you may want to consider specifications in terms of GPA (Grade Point Average) out of a total of 4.0, asking for recommendations from professors, and of course reviewing relevant courses a student has taken and experience listed on the CV.
The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Co-op office will send out a job or co-op advertisement to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) students and/or alumni on the employer’s behalf and gather CV’s of candidates who meet the criteria. It is at the discretion of the employer to make the final selection from among the candidates based on personal interviews or other recruitment tools. The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Co-op & Career Services office may handle communication between the employer and the students until the moment a student is recruited.
The first point of contact for employers prior to starting the process of recruitment from among the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) student body is the Coordinator of Co-op & Career Services office.
In principle, a student can start a Co-op any time so positions can be advertised at any moment during the academic year. However, there are moments during the year when students are more likely to be interested in applying to Co-op positions because of the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) academic schedule.
The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) works on a quarter-based system and each quarter consists of 11 weeks. An average student is required to attend courses roughly from the beginning of September to the end of May for 16 to 20 hours a week and in addition will be assigned personal study and project work.
The students in the first (freshmen) and second (sophomore) year of their studies have courses scheduled during the day from Mondays to Thursdays. Upper level students in the third (junior) and fourth (senior) year have most courses scheduled in the evenings from 17.00 in order to accommodate professional engagements.
Many students will continually be on the look-out for the right Co-op or employment opportunity to come along regardless of duration and schedule. Other students find it more convenient to work full time over the summer and will be searching for a good Co-op opportunity from January onwards right up until the end of May or the beginning of June.
Overall, the ideal quarter to offer full time Co-op positions to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) students is during the summer for the duration of minimum 10 weeks between the 1st of June and 31st of August.
However, many alternatives are possible. Students may wish to combine a part-time job of 20 hours a week with their course work for a period of 20 weeks (5 months). Many upper level students (third and fourth) manage to combine demanding full time employment with their studies, given some measure of flexibility on behalf of the employer to enable them to fulfill course requirements.
RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Co-op students are required to find a paid Co-op opportunity and as a general guideline we recommend an average payment of 1,5 Euro per hour. However, rates may vary and in exceptional cases a student may do a Co-op that is not paid at all.
The direct supervisor listed on the Co-op registration form submitted by the student for approval will be contacted as soon as a Co-op has been approved. Supervisors are required to submit a performance evaluation form about the student’s performance at the end of the Co-op and are encouraged to contact the Co-op & Career Services office for any questions, concerns or general feedback.
The Co-op & Career Services office organizes career events that allow private or public organizations to present their core business and activities and attract interest among RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) students. These types of event also allow students to further define their career objectives and establish a network of professional contacts.
Your schedule will be emailed to you individually by an RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Academic Adviser. If you have any further questions or concerns, we will supply you with further information and contact persons.
After your courses are registered in the RIT system, no further changes are allowed. You will be asked to confirm your courses before registration is completed. Please contact an academic adviser for further questions.
All courses in the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Summer Program 2020 are RIT approved courses to be delivered at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) by approved faculty. The two courses that can be taken as undergraduate or graduate courses are POS 541/641 Peace Keeping & Conflict Transformation and POS 542/642 War, Diplomacy & State Building.
Yes. Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefits of receiving a grade or credit for the course. A student who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration. A student will receive a grade of ‘AU’ and course cannot be transferred at any university.
You will need to check with the registrar’s office at your college or university or with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will inform you if credits earned at the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Summer Program 2020 will be counted towards your degree program.
Grades are available online via RIT SIS online services after the close of the academic session. You will need your RIT username and password (click here) to view and print copies of your grades. Grades are not automatically sent to students at the end of the summer term. You may request official transcripts by submitting the transcript request form after July 27, 2020.
Click here for the RIT Academic Transcript Request download forms
Academic 2020/21: Barring any further increase to the COVID-19 alert level on campus, RIT Kosovo Library will remain open through the end of the Fall semester with the Circulation Desk working hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30-18:30.
Please note, at the moment, Library’s 2nd floor is closed for users.
Regular hourswill resume as soon as the COVID-19 situation is marked safe by the state authorities guidelines.