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Fakultät V – Kulturwissenschaften

Current information [10.06.2020]:

Dear Students,

Student service facilities will be closed with immediate effect to protect your health as well as that of our staff.

Working Group V of the Examinations Office can be contacted by e-mail or phone. Normal office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Documents, certificates, and applications can be submitted to the Examinations Office electronically.

Please use the mailbox at the main entrance of ZUV (Central University Administration) to hand in your theses.

Please note the general information on the homepage.


Prüfungsamt Referat I/4 Arbeitsgruppe V
Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universitätsstraße 30
95440 Bayreuth
Building ZUV, Room 1.11
Phone: 0921 / 55 -5276, -5254, -5231 oder -5299
E-Mail: pruefungsamt.kuwi@uni-bayreuth.de

Opening hours:

You can make an appointment with us by phone or e-mail if a face-to-face meeting is absolutely necessary. You will have to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from anyone else in the office. Visitors are required to wear with mouth-and-nose-protection.

Information and forms

Information on requirement of enrolment when sitting examinationsHide

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.

​Information on withdrawal from examination attempt due to illnessHide

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. 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

Form for certification of examination incapacity (PDF in german language)

(Translation assistance: Form for certification of examination incapacity)

Accreditation of study and examination requirements / qualifications Hide

Über die Anrechnung von Prüfungs- und Studienleistungen / Kompetenzen entscheidet der/die jeweilige Prüfungsausschuss/-kommission. Anträge auf Anrechnung von Prüfungs- und Studienleistungen / Kompetenzen sind im Prüfungsamt zusammen mit den Nachweisen einzureichen. Bei Fragen, etc. kann das für den Studiengang zuständige Prüfungsamt kontaktiert werden.

Form for accreditation of qualifications

Change of version of examination regulationsHide
Information on thesesHide
Extension of deadline for completion of thesisHide
Issue of graduation documentsHide

Graduation documents for all courses of study are issued upon application by the student. Students whose study and examination regulations are stored in CAMPUSonline can submit this application digitally at  https://my.uni-bayreuth.de/cmlife/me. There, as soon as all credits have been properly recorded, the system provides the option to select the box "Apply for certificate" and sends the application digitally to the Examinations Office.

All other students will find a request form (in german language) here. You can either submit the original application form to the Examinations Office (in person or by post) or you can fill it in, sign it, and send it as an e-mail attachment. However, please do not submit the application until all the requirements needed have been entered into CAMPUSonline.

Application for issue of duplicateHide

Bachelor's programmes

Applied African Studies, African Culture & Society B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. D. Neubert, Stellv. Prof. Dr. E. Alber
Social Anthropology B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. U. Beisel, Stellv. Prof. Dr. E. Alber
European History B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. H. Hiery, Stellv. Prof. Dr. R. Behrwald
History B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. H. Hiery, Stellv. Prof. Dr. R. Behrwald
Culture & Society B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. B. Schnettler, Stellv. Prof. Dr. K. Birkner
Philosophy & Economics B.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. O. Roy, Stellv. Prof. Dr. B. Herz
Sport, Business & Law B.Sc.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. M. Kurscheidt, Stellv. Prof. Dr. H. Woratschek

Master's Programmes

Development Studies M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Prof. Dr. A. Stroh-Steckelberg, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. D. Stadelmann
Geschichte – History – Histoire M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Prof. Dr. S. Lachenicht, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. J.-O. Hesse
History in Science and Practice M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. N. N.
Global History M.A. Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. J. Glasman, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. K. Skottki
African Culture & Society M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. E. Alber
Cultural & Social Anthropology M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. K. Schramm
Philosophy & Economics M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. J. Fink, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. H. Egger
Religious Studies M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. C. Bochinger, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. P. Schrode
Sociology M.A.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. B. Schnettler, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. E.-M. Ziege
Sport, Business & Law M.Sc.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. M. Kurscheidt, Stellv.: Prof. Dr. H. Woratschek
Sports Technology M.Sc.Hide
  • Board of Examiners: Vors. Prof. Dr. A. Hohmann, Stellv.: Prof. Dr.-Ing. F. Rieg


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