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Academic Affairs

On this page, you will find all the important information on matters relating to examinations in your programme of study. If you have further questions, please contact the relevant Examinations Office.

Important notice:

The opening hours of the Examinations Office, Division I/4.1 (Room 1.06) are currently limited to the following times:

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

You will find the Examinations Office responsible for your programme of study by following the links below.

Bachelor’s programmes

Supplementary programmes

  • Teaching German as a foreign language (no further information)
  • Theatre education (no further information)

Completing individual modules

Minors for bachelor’s programmes
Master’s programmes

Supplementary Programme with Elite Certificate (Elite Network of Bavaria)

Teacher education: general information
State examinations in law
Diplom programmes
Magister programmes

  • Major in the field of cultural studies
    Chair. Prof. Dr. Beck

  • Major in the field of languages and literature
    Chair. Prof. Dr. Mayer

Relevant Examinations Office

Examinations Office for the Magister
Building GWII, Room 0.22,
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4101

UNIcert, certificate of foreign language proficiency

Examinations to earn foreign language certificates alongside your studies:t

Misc. examinations

  • Additional programme in business and economics for law students at the University of Bayreuth
    Board of examiners, examination committee, examination commissioners: Prof. Dr. K. Windthorst (chair)

Relevant Examinations Office

Examinations Office for the Additional Qualification in Business and Economics
Building RW, Room 1.103
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6020

  • Certificate Programme Afrikanologie

  • Elite Programme of Study Macromolecular Science as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB)
    Board of examiners, examination committee, examination commisioners: Prof. Dr. H.-W. Schmidt (chair), Prof. Dr. J. Köhler (deputy chair)

  • Additional certificate programme – Teaching German as a Foreign Language
    Board of examiners, examination committee, examination commissioners: Prof. Dr. G. Paule (chair)

Relevant Examinations Office

Examinations Office
Central University Administration (ZUV), Room 1.06
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5250, -5252
E-mail: pruefungsamt.zuv1@uvw.uni-bayreuth.de
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri., 09:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & Wed., 09:00 a.m.-03:30 p.m.

Continuing education programmes for active professionals

  • Health Care Management (MBA)
    Chair of Examiners: Prof. Dr. J. Schlüchtermann

  • Sport Management (MBA)
    Chair of Examiners: Prof. Dr. H. Woratschek

Relevant Examinations Office

Examinations Office for Economics, Div. I/4.3
Building RW II, Room 1.22,
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6151, -6150
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri., 08:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. & Wed., 08:30 a.m.-03:30 p.m.

For all programmes of study

Notice concerning enrolment requirements for taking examinationsHide
  • Notices (last updated on 28.10.2013)
Withdrawing from an examination due to illness

1. What should I do in case of illness?

If you are unable to appear for an examination due to valid reasons, you will need to comply with certain requirements.

You must notify the Examinations Office (Prüfungsamt) in writing of your reasons for not being able to take the examination within three working days of the examination. The written statement is to include your name, address, programme of study, enrolment number, the examination you missed, and the date of the examination.

In case of illness, a medical certificate must be submitted in the original (not by e-mail/fax); it must generally be based on a medical examination conducted on the day of the missed examination. If the medical certificate is in the form of a printout, make sure it includes the doctor’s stamp. Upon request, the University can also provide a template (as a PDF file) that can be used by the doctor. 

2. What information needs to be included on the medical certificate?

The kind of medical certificate that only confirms your inability to work or take the examination will not be accepted.

In the medical certificate, the doctor should describe the health impairment (pain, fever, disorder, difficulty concentrating) concretely enough that the administration or board of examiners is able to make a decision on this basis. In case of a visit to the doctor’s office or outpatient treatment, the reason for not being able to take the examination must be evident (e.g. bed rest, demonstrated inability to make it to the examination or take the examination without considerable difficulty or without making your condition worse). The type of illness you have is not decisive.

Alternatively, with your permission the doctor may include a diagnosis in the certificate (as opposed to a detailed description) in order to clearly demonstrate you inability to take the examination.

Exam stress, fluctuations in one’s schedule, and other short-term psychological complaints are not taken to be considerable impairments to taking an examination.

A medical certificate from any established doctor generally suffices. However, in some cases, the Examination Office may require an official medical certificate.

If you are treated in a hospital on the day of the examination, you will need to submit a certificate issued by the hospital.

Approval of the medical certificate is then documented in the examination administration system; you will not receive any separate notification.

3. What about medical confidentiality?

By requesting a certificate demonstrating your inability to take an examination, you waive your right to medical confidentiality with regard to the required information. That is a key difference between a medical certificate that demonstrates your inability to take an examination and the kind of certificate that is submitted to one’s employer.

For this reason, you should be aware that limiting or omitting certain information may be to your disadvantage. It is therefore in your own interest to ask the doctor to include the actual circumstances that prevented you from taking the exam as precisely as possible. Doing so gives the administration or board of examiners a better basis for approving your request.

For more detailed legal information, see Niehues/Fischer/Jeremias, Prüfungsrecht, 6th edition, 2014.

Credit transfer for examinations, coursework, and competencies

Forms for credit transfer

Request to change applicable version of examination regulationsHide
Deadline extension request for final thesisHide
Graduation document requestHide
Notice concerning deadlines for repeating examinations (as of 1 March 2011)
  • Notices (last updated on 08.04.2015)

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