Regulations concerning Continuing Presence


The Organic Law 6/2001 of Universities states that Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) must have a permanence regulation for its official studies.

Students have up to four calls to pass each subject, two per academic year enrolled with the current curriculum, counting among the four both qualified calls and those not evaluated.

Without prejudice to the maximum number of calls, to guarantee a minimum academic performance, and a reasonable use, students will have to exceed a minimum of 50% of the ECTS enrolled each academic year. If they do not reach this percentage, they will not be able to renew their enrollment to continue their studies at the UIMP.

When there are documentary justified circumstances, students may request the partial cancellation of the enrollment, prior to their qualification, by means of a request addressed to the Rector of the UIMP, who will resolve a prior report from the Vice-Rector's Office for Postgraduate and Research. The eventual favorable resolution will have exclusively academic effects, not counting the canceled calls for permanence purposes.

Additional Exam Sitting

In exceptional cases, students may request, by instance addressed to the Rector of the UIMP,  the granting of an additional exam sitting that allows them to enroll in the degree, in order to comply with the established controls.

The request for an additional exam sitting must be submitted in the academic year immediately after the year in which the permanence ends and must prove that special circumstances have concurred that have prevented the student from fully dedicating to studies.

The Rector will resolve upon report of the Academic Director of the Program and the Vice-Rector of Postgraduate and Research of the UIMP.

  • Request for an additional exam sitting (Forms)