Prior starting your studies, have you acquired skills or competences that correspond to the learning outcomes of your degree programme? Or do you have hobbies, work or other studies that increase your knowledge during your studies?
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) means recognising and accrediting the competences acquired elsewhere and prior to your studies. The idea is that you do not have to study something that you already know, and your competence will be accredited as part of your degree.
Competences may have been acquired in other universities, at work, or in hobbies. It does not matter where the skills have been learned as long as they are in line with the learning outcomes of your currents studies.
If you wish to have your prior learning recognised, you can start the RPL process (see the picture below). Bring it into discussion when you familiarise yourself with the learning outcomes of your degree and plan your personal study plan with your counsellor and teachers.