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Upcoming examination periods SS 2021 + WS 2021/2022

Examination period summer semester 2021 9 August to 30 September 2021
Examination period winter semester 2021/2022 14 February to 31 March 2022

 

Information on the examination phase WS 2020/2021

Examination period WS 20/21

  • 15 February - 14 April 2021
  • Due to the coronavirus situation, the examination period will be extended in the winter semester. It is also possible that examinations are held on Saturdays.

Exam Registration Period WS 20/21

  • 7 December 2020 - 17 January 2021 (23:59:59)
  • All exams and also course-works that you take during your studies at the Faculty of Engineering must be registered via the registration portal. Please note that exams and course-works are not only examined by means of written examinations or oral exams, but also papers, assignments, etc.
  • Please register via the Campus-System HISinOne

Registration for "pass-or-fail achievments"/course-works (Studienleistung) WS 20/21

  • 2 November 2020 - 13 February 2021
  • The registration for pass-or-fail achievments is open throughout the entire lecture period.
  • Please register via the Campus System HISinOne 

De-Registration from exams ( first exam attempt) WS 20/21

  • You can independently de-register for any exam in the first attempt up to seven days before the exam date via HISinOne.
  • Please note that you have to set the exact date and time of the de-registration (e.g.: exam xyz takes place on 12.02.2021, 10.00 a.m. = cancellation possible until 05.02.2021, 10.00 a.m.)

Examination schedule for exams in the mandatory area of the curriculum WS 20/21- Bachelor programmes (As of: 13.11.2020)

  • Here you find the exam schedule for the Bachelor programmes.
  • The examination schedule is for your orientation. The examination schedule on the website is usually not updated. The final binding dates and rooms are published exclusively in HISinOne.

Examination schedule for exams in the mandatory area of the curriculum WS 20/21 -
Master programmes (As of: 13.11.2020)

  • Here you find the exam schedule for the Master programmes.
  • The examination schedule is for your orientation. The examination schedule on the website is usually not updated. The final binding dates and rooms are published exclusively in HISinOne.

Examination schedule for exams in the elective modules WS 20/21 (Bachelor and Master programmes)

  • The examination dates for the elective courses are published exclusively in the Campus Management System HISinOne.
  • If you are taking the exam for the first time, we recommend that you register for the exam even without a fixed exam date and cancel your registration in case of a possible date overlap.

General information

  • The Landeshochschulgesetz (state law on higher education) and the academic examination regulations require that you have to submit an application for admission to participate in examinations. You automatically submit this application with your online registration for the examinations via the Campus Management System HISinOne.

  • Only those who have applied for admission to the examinations by the online examination registration get the admission to attend the examination and are on the list of the exam participants. Those who have not registered within the examinations registration deadline are not allowed to enter the examination room and to attend the exam.

  • Before you log out of the Campus System, please check which exam(s) you have registered for.

 

Exam Relevant Information for NEW STUDENTS WS 2020/2021

Master programmes

  • Here you can find all exam-relevant information about the study programme M.Sc. Computer Science
  • Here you can find all exam-relevant information about the study programme M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering
  • Here you can find all exam-relevant information about the study programme M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Here you can find all exam-relevant information about the study programme M.Sc. Sustainable Systems Engineering

IMPORTANT (exam relevant) information about the Corona Virus-Situation

The revised and updated “General SARS-CoV-2 Hygiene Regulations for the University of Freiburg (SARS-CoV-2 University hygiene regulations)” have been in force since October 22, 2020. The regulations contained therein define a minimum standard that must be implemented in all University institutions. The regulations are regularly adapted to the current legal regulations, the official requirements and recommendations as well as to the resulting changes in the University’s corona measures. Initially, it is to be observed indefinitely and in its currently valid version.

The “Corona Phase Plan,”which the Rectorate adopted on the basis of the “State Concept for Handling a Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Step-by-Step Concept,” has also been in effect since October 22, 2020. The plan is based on the regional infection situation. The University of Freiburg has been in phase 5 since November 2, 2020, and the University will actively inform its members about any phase changes.

All classroom-based teaching will be interrupted.

Subsequently, the Faculty has bundled all relevant information and updates it continuously:

Last update: 12 February 2021

1. Office hours cancelled, Examination Office and Study Advisors

The examination office and the study advisors will NOT hold personal office hours. Please do NOT come to the Examinations Office or the study advisors (also not by chance!) and ONLY contact us by email or phone. All inquiries will be processed as quickly as possible, but we ask for your patience.

2. Telephone hours Examination Office

The staff of the Examination Office are offering fixed telephone office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 11 am. Please call us at this time. It is also possible to make an individual telephone appointment. Please contact us!

(Updated on: 13 November 2020)

3. Issuing of final documents and general documents

Final documents and other required documents (certificates, transcript of records,) will be usually ONLY sent by post. Please write us an email or call us during telephone office hours and we will process your request as soon as possible.

(Updated on 4 September 2020)

4. Registering your final thesis

If you would like to register your thesis, send us an e-mail and we will send you the registration form electronically by e-mail with a brief description of how the form should be completed. Please allow at least 2 weeks until you receive an answer from us.

(Updated on 4 September 2020)

4.1 Submission of theses

The submission is only possible exclusively digitally as PDF file to the examination office. From 7 September 2020 you have to submit only one bound copy (hardcopy) of your thesis to the examination office  latest 4 weeks after the digital submission.

PLEASE NOTE! It is NOT possible to submit the hardcopies in the library of the faculty.

The bound copy needs to be submitted by post to:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Technische Fakultät
Prüfungsamt
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg

(Updated on 7 September 2020)

4.2 Presentation of your thesis (As of: 5/11/2020)

Please refer to Number 6 to 6.2.

(Updated on 13 November 2020)

5. When are the exams in the winter semester 2020/2021 take place?

  • Together with the Examination Office, the Examination Board has decided to plan the examination period in the winter semester 2020/2021 over a longer period than usual.     
  • The examination period is from 15 February to 14 April 2021
  • The examinations in the compulsory areas are scheduled by the examination office for the period 15 February to 31 March 2021.
  • The time window from 1 April to 14 April 2021  should be a buffer to be able to react to possible changes / new regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic. During this period, however,  examinations in the elective areas may already take place.   
  • Furthermore, we would like to point out that due to the room capacities and a possible overlap with planned seminars or practical works, the examination office may also have to schedule examinations on Saturdays

All further information on the examination period in the winter semester 2020/2021, including the deadlines for registering and de-registering for the exams, can be found below.

(Updated on 26 October 2020)

6. Can oral exams take place on-site in winter semester 2020/2021? (As of: 5/2/2021)

  • In phase 5 they are not possible: all oral exams must be performed online.

(Updated on 5 February 2021)

6.1 Oral examinations by video conference (As of: 12/02/2021)

  • A digital solution must be used for oral examinations.

  • In an expedited decision, the examination board of the TF decided that there is no need for individual applications for students to take an oral examination outside the university, as oral examinations in WS 20/21 are generally not allowed to take place on-site.

  • ATTENTION! The declaration on the independent performance of an oral examination in a video conference (point 6.2) must still be completed.

(updated on 12/02/2021)

 

6.3 Declaration on the independent provision of an oral examination hold as a video conference examination

  • The document must be printed out, completed in block letters and signed by hand. It can be submitted by post or as a scan / photo by email to your examiner. It must be ensured that the document is completely recorded and clearly legible. If there is no printer available, the entire document can also be written down by hand - in block letters.
  • You can find the document here!
  • ATTENTION! On the document it is indicated that the application for conducting an oral videoconference examination is also required, this is no longer necessary as described in point 6.1.

(Updated on 12/02/2021)

 

7. Can written exams take place on-site in winter semester 2020/2021?
(As of: 4/2/ 2021)

  • According to the CoronaVO Studienbetrieb und Kunst, the decision on exceptions for compulsory written examinations lies with the Rectorate. Applications for exceptions for the entire winter semester 20/21 were reported to the Rectorate by the Dean.

  • According to the current status, the planned on-site examinations can take place at the TF. However, changes at short notice are possible!

  • The on-site examinations will take place under the condition that the infection control regulations must be adhered to.

  • The hygiene regulations and the distance regulations must be followed.

  • Masks are compulsory! Examiners, supervisors and students must wear medical masks at all times, even during the examination (OP masks, FFP2, etc.).

  • The hygiene regulations of the University of Freiburg can be found here!

 (Updated on 4 February 2021)

8. Online exams (written exams under video supervision) (As of: 4/2/2021)

  • The rectorate is currently implementing the regulations on online examinations that have been newly included in the Baden-Württemberg Higher Education Act. Special requirements apply to online examinations under video supervision. Please also note the regulations as set out in the University’s corona statute.

  • Students should be given sufficient opportunity to test the framework conditions of the online examination in terms of technology, equipment and spatial environment in advance.

  • If one of your examination is to be conducted as an online examination, you will be informed in a suitable manner by your examiner.

(Updated on 12 February 2021)

9. Application for a change in the type of examination at the request of the examiner (As of: 12/2/2021)

  • Examiners can apply to the examination board for a change in the type of examination (e.g. from written examination to written paper) before the examination.

  • In an expedited decision dated 12 February 2021, the TF Examination Borad decided that an open-book exam in winter semester 20/21 no longer has to be applied for individually by the examiner to the board.
  • If an examination form should change, you will be informed in good time by the examiner in an appropriate manner.

(Updated on 12 February 2021)

10. Application for a change in the type of examination at the request of the student (As of: 4/2/2021)

  • According to the current Corona- statutes, students can  (under certain circumstances) submit applications to the examination board for a change in the form of examination due to Corona-related restrictions. They can also propose an alternative form of examination.

  • The examination board does not necessarily have to approve this application, except in cases of hardship.

  • The examination board will only grant such requests if both the urgent reasons provided for in the Corona Statutes and a hardship situation exist. It is not possible to change the form of examination, e.g. because of personal preferences, travel costs, travel time, or similar. Please note that according to the statutes, the urgent reasons must be proven, if necessary after the examination. If the proof is not submitted or is not applicable, the (approved) change of the examination form could be treated as an attempt to cheat.

  • If you want to file an application, please contact the Examinations Office by e-mail or during the telephone office hours

11. De-registration from examinations and free attempt regulations (As of: 4/2/2021)

  • Students can still deregister for the exam(s) independently via HISinOne up to 7 days before the exam (in the first attempt of the exam).

  • In addition, according to the Corona Statutes, students can withdraw (in the repeat attempt) or deregister (in the first attempt) up to 2 days before the examination. To deregister, please send an e-mail to the Examinations Office: pruefungsamt@tf.uni-freiburg.de.

  • In the current Corona Statutes there is a regulation on free attempts for examinations. However,  it is an option for the faculties and is not obligatory. Since the examination regulations at the faculty already contain free attempt rules and, in comparison with other faculties, it is also possible to withdraw from examinations at short notice, the Faculty of Engineering will not implement any additional free attempts by decision of the examination board.

12.Form on data collection in accordance with § 6 of the Corona Ordinance

  • The survey form (page 1) must be printed out in advance per person and for each individual event, completed in block letters and handed over to the responsible office. The information on data protection (page 2) remains with you.
  • You can find the form here!

13. Room plans ("Corona-Seats") winter semester 2020/2021

The room plans for the examinations at the Faculty of Engineering can be found in the following list:

(Updated on 30 July 2020)

14. Declaration on the prohibition of access and participation (formerly:Declaration stating that you are not subject to a coronavirus infection when taking on-site exams at the University of Freiburg)

According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, a written declaration by the students that they know and comply with the provisions on the entry and participation ban is no longer necessary. The corresponding signs in the buildings / at the building entrances are sufficient.

As a result, the "Declaration on the entry and participation ban" form is no longer required. The data collection form and the associated instructions for use have been updated accordingly and are available on the central university websites.

(Updated on 26 October 2020)

 

15. Correction time of exams

We try to minimize delays in correction times and the booking of exams, but we ask for your understanding if delays do occur.

16. Review of examinations (as of: 12 /11/ 2020)

  • At level 5: Students are generally entitled to review their written exams througout one year. In order to avoid that several people meet in a small space, access to the written exams should initially be limited to urgent cases, i.e. in particular to those cases in which the exam was not passed. The inspection of the written exam can only be carried out individually and by appointment. Contact details are to be collected. Students to whom this does not apply should, if possible, postpone their examination inspection to a time in Level 4.

    In stage 4, the prioritisation of urgent cases would be lifted, but the dates would continue to be set individually, after advance registration and with the necessary data collection.

  • Students who did not pass their exam or who lost the right to take further exams as all exam attempts have already been used  will receive a notification from the examination office. The student can appeal this notificaions with the Board of Examiners. They will get in touch with the examiner concerned.

  • Alternatively, the student can contact the examiner directly and (if possible) arrange an individual appointment to view the exam directly with the examiner.

  • At their own request, the chairs may conduct an exam review for all participants, provided that the hygiene regulations and distance regulations can be adhered to.

  • The examination regulations (B.Sc., M.Sc.) stipulate that within six weeks of the announcement of the evaluation of exams, which also include the thesis, the student can apply with the examination office to review their exam. An official application is neccessary.The inspection should be granted within four weeks of the application.

  • Regarding the exam regulation, please note that the examination office cannot answer any content-related questions and / or assessment questions when viewing your exam(s) at our office.

(Updated on 13 November 2020)

17. Information from the Rectorate

Please visit the university's website https://uni-freiburg.de/university/topics-in-focus/corona/studies-and-teaching/ regularly, where we will update information and answer individual questions as quickly as possible. We will also provide information on how to contact the SCS and the examination offices and on arrangements for the summer semester 2020 on this homepage. They also will continue to keep you informed about central developments or changes via 'Der Rektor informiert'!

 

Archive of older information

In the interest of students and doctoral candidates, the on-site university examinations were cancelled for the time 13 March 2020  to and including April 19, 2020.  (https://www.uni-freiburg.de/universitaet-en/corona) .The summer semester 2020 started on 11 May 2020. The cancelled exams from the winter semester 2019/2020 were rescheduled at the Faculty of Engineering in the period from  20 April to 8 May 2020.

 

1. Enrollment in the Master if a Bachelor's degree is not yet available due to postponements of examinations

 In cases where students cannot obtain their bachelor's degree due to postponed exams and therefore cannot be admitted to the master, a solution can only be found on the premise that the enrollment deadlines and especially the start of lectures are postponed. The subjects and the examination offices must assure that they will enable the examinations to be taken at the beginning of the lecture period.

2. Registration international students / fees, whose final exam had to be postponed to summer semester 2020

A re-enrollment for the 2020 summer semester is required. In this case there are no tuition fees of 1,500 euros. You only have to pay the semester fees of 155 euros by transferring the amount. http://www.uni-freiburg.de/universitaet-en/corona/studies-and-teaching

3. Registration SS 2020 due to postponements of examinations

In order to take examinations and study achievements, that are postponed to the summer semester 2020 due to the corona virus, you have to register for the summer semester 2020.  There will be no late payment fee of 10 euros for registrations after March 13th, 2020. The registration deadline for the summer semester runs until March 24, 2020 (receipt of payment).

4. Automatic de-registrations ("forced exmatriculation")

De-registrations will not be carried out due to missing written coursework or will be withdrawn if the coursework could not be performed due to library closures or the prohibition of examinations.

5. Deadlines for submitting theses as stated in the official notices

The deadlines for the submission of theses mentioned in the notices of the examination offices were extended by the time of the library closure (5 weeks from 16 March 2020), unless the duration of the library closure has already been taken into account by the examination office when issuing the notice.

6. When were the exams from winter semester 2019/2020 rescheduled?

The period from April 20 to May 8, 2020 was used to make up for cancelled examinations  and to complete written study and examination papers that could not be processed due to the interruption of study operations from March 16 to April 19, 2020.

7. When were the exams in the summer semester 2020 taking place?

  • Together with the Examination Office, the Examination Board has decided to set the examination period in SS 2020 over a longer period than usual.     
  • The examination period is from 1 August to 15 October 2020
  • The examinations in the compulsory areas are scheduled by the examination office for the period 10 August to 30 September 2020.
  • The time window from 1 August to 8 August 2020 and 1 October to 15 October 2020 should be a buffer to be able to react to possible changes / new regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic. During this period, however,  examinations in the elective areas may already take place.   
  • The examination office is currently planning to occupy 10% of the room capacity. For example, in the two large lecture halls in building 101, this means that only 20 examinees per lecture hall are allowed.
  • Furthermore, we would like to point out that due to the room capacities and a possible overlap with planned seminars or practical works, the examination office may also have to schedule examinations on Saturdays

 

8. Application for an oral exam held as video conference outside the university or other institution

  • Due to the corona epidemic, the University of Freiburg allows oral examinations to be conducted as a video conference under the statutory provisions, even if the candidate is at a different location than the premises of the University of Freiburg or another comparable facility.
  • An application from the candidate is required for this. The application can be found at the bottom of following website: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/topics-in-focus/corona/studies-and-teaching/

 

9. Leaflet on conducting oral video conference exams outside the university or other institutions

  • The leaflet contains information on how to conduct oral exams as a video conference at the University of Freiburg in perspective of the current restrictions on study and exam operations due to the Corona Regulation of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

  • Oral examinations can generally be carried out as a video conference, even if the candidate is at a different location than the premises of the University of Freiburg or another institution. Insofar as this is provided for in the Corona statutes, this includes in particular study and examination achievements in the Bachelor, Master and Magister courses as well as the teaching degree at grammar schools and the state examination courses.

  • The leaflet can be found at the bottom of following website: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/topics-in-focus/corona/studies-and-teaching/

 

 

 

 

We strive to act in the interests of our students in all matters and will contact you as soon as we have relevant information.

With kind regards
Examination Office TF + Academic advisors
Freiburg, 5 February 2021

 

Where can I find further information about exams?

Detailed information can be found at A to Z - Study FAQ.

 

Do you have any question?

Contact the team of the examinations office via e-mail or telephone.

 

Vergangene Prüfungszeiträume:

    • The exam registration period for the summer semester 2020 starts 29 June and ends 29 July 2020.
    • Examination period summer semester 2020: 1 August to 15 October 2020