Regulation on the conduct of examinations

Dear members of the University,
Dear lecturers,

On the basis of the current pandemic situation and in accordance with the current regulations of the state and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, we would like to ask you to observe the following regulations for the conduct of examinations in the current winter semester: All examinations in the 1st examination period must be conducted online. No examinations may take place in presence.

Only those examinations, which are not digitally substitutable and meet the following criteria, are excluded:

  • Examinations that cannot be postponed to a later date,
    • in particular due to external deadlines over which the CAU has no influence, e.g. for the state examination, the trainee teacher application (application deadline April 1, 2021) or similar.
    • or the completion of studies would be unreasonably delayed for other reasons.
  • Examinations that test safety-relevant contents, which are a prerequisite for working in laboratories, for example.

If an examination must be conducted in presence, the dean shall decide on these exceptions upon application by the respective institutes.

Please communicate to students by January 29 at the latest which form of examination (online, attendance) and which type of examination (written examination, oral examination, etc.) is planned for the 1st examination period. Students must have the opportunity to prepare for the examination and to deregister from examinations within the registration/deregistration deadline (deadline for the 1st period January 31).

In order to ensure planning security for all involved, we would like to point out that the above regulation will also extend to examinations that are scheduled after the 1st examination period or in the period from March to the start of lectures in mid-April 2021.

Please also note the more extensive regulations of the individual faculties.

We will inform you in the usual way about all further developments based on yesterday's federal-state consultations and their implementation at state and then university level, probably at the end of this week.

With kind regards
Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Chancellor
Prof. Dr. Markus Hundt, Vice President for Studies & Teaching, Continuing Professional Education