Here you can find out how to register and deregister for the exams at our faculty and when the exams take place.

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Information about the exams

At our university there is no separate exam registration, but the module registration in AlmaWeb is also considered as exam registration. Moodle is only a learning platform. The enrollment of students in Moodle does not mean that these students are entitled to take the module or course, nor do they thereby acquire a right to sit an exam.

Only students who are registered for the module in Almaweb (please note the registration period) are also entitled to take an examination. Examination achievements acquired without registration in AlmaWeb will not be recognised.

In some modules, students have to take or pass pre-exam requirements in order to be admitted to the exam. Pre-exam achievements that were obtained without registration in AlmaWeb will not be recognised.

If you have met the admission requirements for the exams and do not deregister from the module and exams in due time, the first exam date in the semester is binding. You can deregister from a module and the exams in AlmaWeb no later than four weeks before the end of the lecture period. After that, you can only withdraw from an exam for an important reason. To do so, you must submit an application to the examination board and receive a written approval from them.

If you do not appear for an exam without an important reason, the exam will be considered as failed.

First Re-take Exam

You can repeat a failed exam within one year after the first examination attempt. As a rule, this takes place in the next regular examination period, when the module is offered again after one year. Please note that you are automatically registered for the first re-take exam.

Different from this, many lecturers already offer a re-take exam in the same semester for students who have not passed the regular exam. You can decide whether you want to take this opportunity up to the day of the exam. You do not have to register for or de-register for this exam.

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 it 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.

Hints for Applications to the Examination Board

Please submit your application to the examination board responsible for your subject timely before the meetings in the study office. The following information must not be missing:

  • Surname, first name
  • Address
  • Matriculation number
  • Course of study
  • Semester and und year of enrolment
  • University email address

For legal reasons, all applications must be signed.

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