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  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Medical certificatesMedical certificates

    If you are unable to take exams for health reasons, you will need a medical certificate. The certificate should state that you are "unable to take examinations". The application for withdrawal from examinations, citing grounds, must be submitted to the Examinations Office in a timely manner together with this certificate.

    If there is an additional case of illness during the programme, an official medical certificate will be required. If you are hospitalised during the examination, the hospitalisation papers will be sufficient, in lieu of an official medical certificate.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Certification of Eligible Study in Accordance with § 48 of the Federal Training Assistance ActCertification of Eligible Study in Accordance with § 48 of the Federal Training Assistance Act

    Pursuant to § 48 of the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), further aid is only provided after the 4th semester of a Bachelor’s programme if the student can demonstrate eligible study. The Examination Board will certify eligible study if, after the 4th semester of the programme, you can demonstrate that you have earned at least 96 credits. After the 5th semester, the requirement is 126 credits. The deadlines set by the BAföG office for the completion of examinations are March 31 and 30 September. 

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen ECTS-Rankings ECTS-Rankings 

    The ECTS ranking is the designation for the relative grading system used in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). In this system, points are awarded as a relative ECTS score reflecting the student's ranking within a peer group which passed the examination:

    A = ECTS grade of the top 10 %, B = ECTS grade of the next 25 %, C = ECTS grade of the next 30 %, D = ECTS grade of the next 25 %, E = ECTS grade of the next 10 %, FX / F = failed the exam

    This calculation does not include the semester in which the examination was taken. To calculate the ECTS ranking, the peer group must be as large as possible. Accordingly, a ranking may not be defined if the peer group is too small. 

    The final grade for a degree is also ranked. However, a ranking can only be made once all of the semester’s degrees are available, i.e. 6 weeks after the start of the next semester. If you would like a transcript of records indicating the ECTS grades, please note this in your e-mail to the Examinations Office.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Statutory DeclarationStatutory Declaration

    Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Accordingly, it must be ensured that all quotes are appropriately marked and sources are cited in all student papers. To attest this, all student papers are to include a signed declaration.

    Declaration: By signing this declaration I confirm that I have completed the present thesis/essay inde­pen­dently, without help from others and without using resources other than indicated and named. All phrases that are taken directly or indirectly from other sources (incl. electronic resources), quoted verbatim or paraphrased are indicated accordingly. I am aware that any violation of this declaration will result in the work being graded as ‘failed’ (1 grade point according to § 16 (2) and 28 respectively of "Allgemeine Bestimmungen").

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Examination AidsExamination Aids

    The aids which are allowed are noted in the examination documents. Students who do not speak German are allowed to use dictionaries, as long as they are not technical dictionaries or dictionaries which contain definitions. This must be clarified in advance with the examiner. 

    The following rule applies for the use of calculators in examinations for all examinations except for those in statistics, for which only certain models are allowed (guidelines of the Statistics department): "If calculators are allowed in written examinations, only non-programmable calculators are permitted." A calculator is non-programmable if text and formulas cannot be stored in it. Different rules may be set by the examiners."

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Compensation for DisadvantagesCompensation for Disadvantages

    Compensation for disadvantages pursuant to § 26 of the Examination Rules (e.g. deadline extensions or time extensions in written examinations) must be requested from the Examination Board in a timely manner prior to the examination. Appropriate documentation must be attached. A part-time job, enrolment in another program, the death of persons in the student’s extended family and fear of exams do not establish grounds for compensation for disadvantages.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Transfer of Grades in Law in Accordance with the Legal Education ActTransfer of Grades in Law in Accordance with the Legal Education Act

    Grading system for law (grade points) Grading system in accordance with the General Provisions (grade points)
    18 15
    17 14
    16 13
    15, 14 12
    13, 12 11
    11, 10 10
    9 9
    8 8
    7 7
    6 6
    5, 4 5
    3 4
    2 3
    1 2, 1
    0 0
  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Completing Your StudiesCompleting Your Studies

    Diplomas are typically prepared upon receipt of a grade for your thesis. If the thesis is not your final examination, please notify a staff member in the Examinations Office. As soon as all the results are in, you may obtain a transcript of records stating that "the Bachelor’s/Master’s examination has been passed."

    It typically takes 2-4 weeks to issue the diploma. The diploma can either be picked up in person from the Examinations Office or handed over in the graduation ceremony, which is held on the 2nd Saturday in June and on the 1st Saturday in December. If you would like your diploma to be sent by post, please provide the Examinations Office with a stamped envelope. A current transcript of records and a diploma supplement will be issued together with the diploma certificate.

    Students can re-register for the next semester if their degree has not yet been certified. Immediate exmatriculation or exmatriculation at the end of the semester may be requested at the Registrar’s Office.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Transcript of RecordsTranscript of Records

    Students may request the Examinations Office to provide a transcript of coursework and examinations. Please e-mail the responsible staff member in the Examinations Office, indicating your programme and your matriculation number. Transcripts can typically be picked up the next day in the library of the School of Business and Economics (Universitätsstraße 25, 1st floor).

    The transcript of records only lists examinations that were passed. If you would like a full transcript including all examinations including the ones that were not passed, an English transcript or a transcript containing relative ECTS grades, please note this in your e-mail. A record of your current grade point average can also be requested from the Examinations Office.

    In accordance with data protection law, the Examinations Office is unable to send transcripts by e-mail. If you would like your transcript of records to be sent by post, please provide the Examinations Office with a stamped and addressed envelope.