Studying at our Faculty

Our faculty offers 15 different courses of study. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. We are especially proud to currently host more than 1400 students from 38 countries in our German and international courses of study.

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Courses of study

We offer courses of study in physics, meteorology, remote sensing and geography. You can also study physics in English language. The master's programmes Meteorology as well as Earth System Data Science and Remote Sensing are offered in English.

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Second Re-take Exam

A second re-take of the exam can only be carried out upon request and only on the next possible examination date. The next possible date might already be in the same semester (e.g. in the case of a re-take exam), but at the earliest 14 days after the result of the first re-take exam has been announced.
If you have to sit a second re-take exam, please submit an application to the examination board responsible for your subject. If they agree to your application, you must repeat the exam at the next possible examination date.

Important: If you have to sit a second re-take exam this semester and have not yet applied for it, please do this immediately. Without this application, you cannot sit the exams. Please note that you will lose the exam attempt even if you do not participate due to missed application!

If you also fail the second re-take exam, the module is considered as failed. You can replace failed compulsory elective or elective modules by passing another compulsory elective or elective module. A failed compulsory module leads to the termination of your studies.

In Case of Illness

You are ill and cannot take an examination? If so, please immediately notify the person responsible for the examination and/or module as well as the study office that you are unable to take the examination and submit an doctor's certificate to the study office within three working days. You can hand in the document at the study office, put them in the mailbox of the study office (left of room 223) or send them by mail. In case of an unexcused absence, the exam will be graded with 5.0.

For the doctor's certificate you can use the form certificate of incapacity for examination. Alternatively, the proof can also be provided informally with a separate certificate from the issuing doctor. The doctor's certificate should describe the examination-relevant health impairments of the person to be examined and indicate what effects these have on the examination performance. 

Alternatively, a certificate of incapacity for work (AUB) together with the supplementary details form can be submitted as proof in summer semester 2023. After that, we may no longer recognise the AUB as as proof of incapacity for examinations.

In the case of a second re-take exam, you will need to submit a public health certificate.


Public Health Certificate

In case of a second re-take exam in the courses of study Physics, IPSP, Mathematical Physics, Teaching Degree Programme Physics and Meteorology, you require a public health certificate. This certificate is issued by the Health Office of the city of Leizig. On the day of your examination call the Health Office to make an appointment for a medical check-up between 8am and 3pm. Should you be sick to such a degree that you cannot leave the house, ask the Health Office for further instructions.

To issue the certificate, the Medical Health Officer will require the following documents:

  • Certificate of incapacity for work or similar from your medical doctor (general practitioner) or medical specialist including the diagnosis
  • ID card stating your address in Leipzig or residence certificate

The Public Health Office currently charges a fee of 30 euros, please have the exact amount ready in cash or, even better, pay by debit card.

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