Contents

Contact
Online examinations
Register/cancel registration for exams
Certificates and resitting examinations
Change of address
Examination regulations and study regulations
Exams
ZESS


Contact

If you have particular questions about your studies, please contact the relevant examination office. You can find a list of examination offices under the heading Contact at the top right of this page.

Online examinations

Instructions and further information on online examinations can be found here.

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Hold your student ID card and another (official) ID card with name and picture in front of the camera.

It is important to register for the exam in FlexNow and that you are authorized to take the exam. The student ID only serves as proof of identity. You can also take the exam with an expired student ID.

Please make sure that both you and your student identity card are visible and clearly identifiable (in focus) on the photo.

  • Hint 1: Make sure that the light is good (desk lamp, no windows in the background)
  • Hint 2: Hold your student ID card close to the camera so that it appears as large as possible. If it is out of focus, it is better to hold it right next to your eyes.

If you cannot see a camera image in the live preview, make sure that your operating system allows access to your camera when you are requested to do so.

  • "Privacy" setting for the camera at Windows 10
  • "Privacy" setting for the camera at Mac OS

Please use the current version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as browser!

Please use a current standard browser, Google Chrome for Android or Safari for iOS devices. Make sure that the link in the QR code is not accessed with alternative browsers (e.g. SamsungInternet, Mi-Browser) or directly with the QR code scanner. You can prevent this by entering the link provided on the identification page directly into Google Chrome (Android) or Safari (iOS).

Yes. Even if you have started the online identification process on your PC and scanned the QR code there, you must log in again on the smartphone and confirm the questions again. Take your photo with your smartphone and confirm it. Then reload the page on the PC and select "Skip identification".

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.

Please do not open the Word or PDF file in your browser, but save it on your computer and then open it there (Word files with Word, LibreOffice or Openoffice; PDF files with a PDF reader).
If your browser does not offer this service on its own, click on the button "Download exam" in the online identification system not by left-clicking, but by right-click and select "Save link as" (in Chrome) or "Save target as" (in Firefox).

After download, open the files locally on your computer (Word files with Word, LibreOffice or Openoffice; PDF files with a PDF reader). Don't forget to save your own edits in between times and export them as PDF before uploading.

No. Please download the file again, not by left-clicking, but by right-clicking on the "Download exam" button and selecting "Save link as" (in Chrome) or "Save target as" (in Firefox).

After download, open the files locally on your computer (Word files with Word, LibreOffice or Openoffice; PDF files with a PDF reader). Don't forget to save your own edits in between and export them as PDF before uploading.

Please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in a current version. Older browsers may not be supported.

PDF or ZIP files can be uploaded via Flexnow. Therefore, save your final editing as a PDF file. Depending on the program, this works either under "Export as" or under "Save as" and then selecting the PDF file format.

You can upload just one file.

You can upload just one file. This must be in PDF or ZIP file format.

Note that the file may be maximum 100 MB. Larger PDF files can be packed into a ZIP file to compress them.

If you have more than one file that you would like to submit, you must pack them into one ZIP file.
Note that the file may be maximum 100 MB.

  • Hint 1: Before creating the ZIP file, copy all the files you want to use into a new shared folder.
  • Hint 2: If you work with your smartphone, you need a suitable app. We recommend that you copy the files to a computer and create the ZIP file there.

Wait two minutes. If nothing happens then, log out or close the tab, log in and try again. Press not on Reload.

If this does not work: Please send an e-mail with the file to the examination office within the deadline.

Register/cancel registration for exams

In principle you should always check whether your examination regulations set specific rules for registration/cancellation. However, for most subjects the following deadlines apply:

  • Examinations:
    Registration up to 7 days before exam, cancellation until 24 hours before
  • Oral examinations:
    Registration and cancellation up to 7 days before exam date (exam date defined by examiner)
  • Practical examinations:
    Registration for the coming semester is possible until two weeks after the end of the course in the preceding seminar, cancellation until two weeks before course start
  • Presentation, paper, records:
    Registration and cancellation up to 0 days before exam date (exam date defined by examiner)
  • Hybrid of exams, oral exams, presentation, paper, records:
    Registration and cancellation up to 7 days before exam date (exam date defined by examiner)

The window for registration is open for at least 4 weeks. No assessments will be given if you do not register for the examinations!

You can see the registration and cancellation deadlines incl. exam dates in the statistics portal under the heading Exam dates. The following query options are available: Statistiken An- und Abmeldefristen

  • Display all examinations for a subject and semester.
  • Display all examinations for a lecturer in a semester.
  • Display all examinations for a faculty, on a given date.

An e-mail will automatically be sent to your university webmail account confirming your registration accessible via eCampus). You can see which exams you have registered for under News in Flexnow. If you see the relevant examination with a question mark in front of it, then your registration was successful.

A common reason for an exam registration not going through is that students want to register for examinations that they are not (yet) entitled to sit, under examination regulations. This is often because requirements have to be met first in other modules, so please check the examination regulations first to see if you are entitled to sit the examination yet! Other reasons: you did not pass the first exam resit in an orientation or compulsory module. In this case please consult a study advisor before making your next attempt at the exam.

Certificates and resitting examinations

If you do not sit an examination because of illness you must submit a doctor’s note immediately, stating the expected duration of your inability to sit the exam. The certificate should reach the examination office no later than three days after the examination. Your examination regulations will state whether the certificate must come from a public medical officer or other doctor.

If the deadline for cancellation has already passed when you fall ill (see “Register/cancel registration for exams”) please submit the certificate to the examination office of the faculty where you study. If you are studying two subjects in different faculties, please submit the certificate to the faculty where the examination would have taken place. If two examinations are due to take place in different departments/faculties whilst you are ill, please give the original to one examination office and a copy to the other (stating where you have submitted the original). Students of the faculties Philosophy, Biology and Psychology, Law and Agricultural Sciences will find a form on eCampus under More -> Forms -> Examination Office's Forms.

If the certificate is not submitted in person, it should be sent on a DIN A4 sheet, stating your personal details (name and matriculation number), the precise name and date of the missed exam and the name of the examiner.

Change of adress

If your address has changed, you can update this using eCampus. Please log in with your user ID and password. Under Self-Service / UniVZ -> My functions you can find Change contact details.

Examination regulations and study regulations

The regulations can be downloaded from the homepages of the faculties or on the central degree course list as a PDF file.

Written exams

The faculties have different rules about this. Please refer to the FAQs for your faculty (Exam administration portal/Help/FAQ's).

Using eCampus you can access UniVZ (What’s that?) and find the telephone numbers, addresses and e-mails for university staff. You can ask about their office hours in the institute or on the homepage of the examiner.

The faculties set different formal requirements for Bachelor or Master theses. You can obtain a leaflet from the examination office or on the homepage of the faculty.

ZESS

For information about registering for courses and the award of places please take a look at the website of Zentralen Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZESS).