Examination Office Division I/4 research group III – Law Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6154 or -6155 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: Room 1.20, Building Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften II (RW II) Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth
Examination Office for the bachelor´s programme in Law & Economics Faculty of Law, Business & Economics
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6153 E-mail: email@example.com Office: Room 1.20, Building Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften II (RW II) Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth
We would like to point out that for technical reasons we are sometimes unable to answer mails from the domains "Outlook", "live", "hotmail" and "gmail.com". Therefore, please send requests from your student e-mail address.
Please drop the appointment documents for the Examination Office for Law in the mailbox at the main entrance of the Central University Administration (ZUV) building. Other documents can also be sent from the post offices in buildings RW I and RW II.
Enrolment requirement when taking examinations Enrolment is mandatory for taking examinations (first-sitting or re-sit). This applies to all examinations, including those that extend over a longer period of time (for example, bachelor's or final thesis). Here, enrolment must be evidenced for the entire duration.
According to notification by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and the Arts, an examination that was taken without enrolment can be considered failed.
1. What to do in case of illness?
If a candidate is unable to attend an examination date for good reasons, the following must be observed: The examination candidate has a duty to cooperate with regard to the proof of their inability to sit the examination. This means concretely: The reasons for the inability to sit the examination must be notified immediately, i.e. without undue delay, at the latest, within three working days after the examination date, in writing to the Examinations Office, and must be substantiated. The application must contain the name, address, degree programme, matriculation number, the missed examination, and the examination date.
In case of illness, a medical certificate in original (a fax is not an original) must be enclosed, which must be based on a medical examination on the day of the claimed inability to take the examination. Outside of normal medical consultation hours, you can contact the on-call medical service. The on-call medical service can be reached free of charge by telephone under the toll-free number 116117. The general medical KVB on-call clinic in Bayreuth is located at Carl-Schüller-Straße 10, 95444 Bayreuth. In the case of computer printouts, make sure that the certificate bears the doctor's stamp. If so wished, the doctor may use a form (PDF in german language) provided by the University.
2. What information does the medical certificate need to contain?
A medical certificate which is limited to certifying that the candidate is incapable of sitting examination, or to issuing a certificate of incapacity for work, is not sufficient for acceptance of inability to sit examination.
The assessment of whether a candidate is incapable of sitting an examination in a specific case is a legal act which falls within the competence of examination administration, and, unlike the incapacity to work of an employee, cannot be decided by the attending physician. In these proceedings, the doctor treating the candidate has the function of a medical expert who’s role is to describe the existing health impairments (pain, fever, disturbance of the ability to concentrate) in such a concrete way that it is possible for the examinations board or examination administration to make a decision on the existence of examination incapacity. This means that in the case of outpatient or other general practitioner treatment, the medical certificate must clearly indicate the obstacles to participation in the examination, e.g. bed rest, objective inability to travel to the place of examination and/or to undergo the examination there without significant discomfort, or without aggravating the illness or similar. The exact designation of the illness is not decisive in this context.
However, there is no objection to the physician entering a diagnosis on the certificate of his own accord instead of a detailed description of functional disorders, if examination incapacity can be justified more plausibly without disproportionately embarrassing the candidate.
Fluctuations in daily form, exam stress, or other short-term mental disorders are not significant impairments in the sense of capacity to sit examination.
In general, a doctor's certificate from a private practice of your choice is sufficient. Alternatively, the Examinations Office can also require a medical certificate from a public health officer.
If you are hospitalised on the day of the examination, you must present written confirmation from the hospital.
Recognition of the medical certificate or the written confirmation from the hospital will be documented by the Examinations Office in the examination administration system; you will not be notified additionally.
3. Medical confidentiality?
The patient's request to have a certificate issued that is appropriate to allow his or her examination incapacity to be established by the Examinations Office, constitutes the doctor's implied release from their duty of confidentiality with regard to all information required for this purpose. In this respect, the medical certificate in the case of examination incapacity differs from a certificate of incapacity for work in professional life, where the protection of the employee from dismissal is taken into account.
You must bear in mind, that a failure to cooperate or to cooperate sufficiently in clarifying the examination incapacity claimed may be to your disadvantage.
It is therefore in your interest to ask your doctor to explain as precisely as possible the actual circumstances preventing you from taking the examination, so that the board of examiners or examination administration can decide on your request for recognition of these grounds.
References (with reference to case law): Niehues/Fischer/Jeremias, Prüfungsrecht, 6. 2014 edition
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), there is generally an increased risk of severe COVID-19 for various groups of people.
For students who belong to one or more of these risk groups, taking part in an in-person examination can pose a considerable health risk. According to the RKI, the extent of the health risk for the individual person must be clarified in each case through an individual risk factor assessment by way of a medical appraisal. The University of Bayreuth therefore appeals to its students to undertake an appropriate medical assessment at an early stage at their own initiative.
Students for whom participation in an in-person examination represents an increased health risk are requested to contact the responsible examination office as early as possible (at least 3 weeks before the examination date for examinations from 15.02.2021). For this purpose, you must submit
a list of the attendance examination(s) concerned
a medical certificate stating that, based on an individual risk factor assessment, they are at increased risk of severe COVID 19 disease and that, from a medical point of view, participation in an in-person examination is therefore not recommended,
generally advised against, or
is only recommended under special conditions (e.g. greater distance to the other candidates; possibly a separate examination room).
If students have current medical findings that allow an individual risk factor assessment, they can also contact the University Medical Officer at the University of Bayreuth for the issue of a certificate if necessary.
The respective examination board or the respective examination commission decides on the crediting of examination and study achievements / competencies. Applications for credit transfer of examination and study achievements / competencies are to be submitted to the examination office together with their respective proofs. If you have any questions, etc., please contact the examination office responsible for the degree programme.