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Course Certificates

What are the course requirements?

1. Attendance

Regulations concerning attendance can be found in our course descriptions. Please keep in mind that the number of absences indicated in the course descriptions refers to both excused and unexcused absences


2. Examination (written exam, term paper, oral presentation etc.)

Dependent on the course (please refer to our course descriptions which are attached to each course as PDF-files on our online course platform).

Please note:

The successful completion of a course earns you a graded course certificate. The Department of Foreign Languages does not issue ungraded certificates of participation.

How many credits do I receive for language courses?

For 1 SWS you will receive 1,5 credits, for 2 SWS 3 credits and so on (SWS x 1,5 = credits) and a grade.

When do written exams take place? Under which circumstances can I register for a re-sit?

Exams (written and  oral) partly take place during the semester (for example midterms), in the last week of the semester or in the first week after the end of the semester. Please refer to the individual course descriptions for information or ask your teacher. We ask you to plan (e.g. your vacaction) accordingly.
Students who meet the following criteria can register for a re-sit:

 a) Those who have attended their final examination but have not passed it;
 b) Those who had an examination clash on the date of the final examination;
 c) Those who were ill on the date of the final examination;
 d) Those who had to take part in a university event, excursion, compact course or work experience placement on the date of the final examination;
 e) Those who had to work on the date of the final examination.

Please note:

We do not accept holiday bookings as a valid criterion for registering for a re-sit. All documentation must be submitted in written form.

What are the rules for review of exam results?

According to general examination regulations, students are eligible to review their exams. After you were notified of your exam grade, you are granted access to your written examination upon request. To schedule an exam review session, submit an exam review application to the Department of Foreign Languages within one month of the announcement of your exam results. Your exam review application can be sent as an email to our. Your exam review session will take place by appointment in the secretariat. If you still have questions after the completion of the exam review session, we will forward your question(s) to the respective teacher, together with a request to get in touch with you personally.

For the parallel groups of the courses English B2 WiWi-Modul 6 and English for Bio- and Chemical Engineering, our Department of Foreign Languages sets centralized dates for exam review sessions. These dates are announced on the homepage of the Department of Foreign Languages under “Klausurtermine.”

How / Where do I get the course certificate/s?

After having successfully completed a course, your certificate will automatically be made available as a PDF-file on your personal site of our online platform. You can print out your certificate on your own; signature and stamp are not required since the validity of the document can be checked via the code at the bottom of the page.

Please note:

You have to login to our course platform with the official UniAccount in order to be able to print out your certificates.

Upon exmatriculation your login to our course platform will  no longer be valid. Please contact the in case you still need to print out any certificates.