This page provides you with information on exam registration, late registration, withdrawal and de-registration, as well as resitting exams. Please refer to the non-official versions of the examination regulations for more details.
These regulations currently apply to all subjects in the teacher education programs as well as to Education Sciences.
You need to register for all exams. It is your own responsibility to register for your first examination attempt by the end of the general registration period via the student portal. You often have the option to take your exam either on the regular or the alternate examination date. Should you choose the alternate examination date, please bear in mind that in most cases, you will have to wait a year until you can resit the exam in the event that you fail or do not take the exam.
You are required to register for every examination. This does not only include written exams, but also courses in which your assessment is based on term papers, presentations, or similar. If you do not register for an examination, we cannot enter any ECTS credits or grades into your records. For term papers and other coursework and examinations, you need to register by the end of the general registration period via the student portal. For examinations which are not taken in the form of a written exam, and for foreign language skills courses taken in Romance Studies, you can only register for the regular examination date.
Late registration is only possible three days prior to the respective regular examination date. You can do this free of charge via the student portal. This deadline also applies to late registrations for the alternate examination date (provided this is an option for the exam in question). For exams that do not conclude with an exam, the deadline ends on 3 December 2022.
Change in registration
Students can change their registration for written exams from the regular to the alternate examination date or vice versaup to three days prior to the respective regular examination date. You can do this free of charge via the student portal.
Withdrawal and de-registration
You can withdraw from a written exam in Portal² up to three days prior to the examination date without having to state a valid reason. If no examination date is indicated in Portal², the deadline for withdrawal is 3 December 2022. This deadline also applies to examinations that are not written exams.
Once the deadline for withdrawal has passed, you are obliged to take the exams you are registered for. The same applies if you need to take a (resit) examination that is subject to mandatory registration. It is then only possible to be de-registered from an exam if you have a valid reason (such as illness). Find out more about de-registration from exams here.
Resitting an exam
If you fail an exam or are unable to take an exam you are registered for due to a valid reason, you need to retake the exam at the earliest opportunity, provided you still have examination attempts left for that particular exam. If you fail a written exam taken on the regular examination date or are unable to sit an exam you are registered for due to a valid reason, you will generally be registered for the alternate examination date set for that semester by Student Services (mandatory registration).
Mandatory registration will not be carried out for the following semester, or after an examination attempt on the alternate examination date. This also applies to examinations that are not written exams. In these cases, you are required to sign up for a new course at the earliest opportunity and to register for the respective exam yourself.