Retaking of examinations


Positively assessed examinations may be repeated up to 12 months after they have been taken, but may only be repeated once before completion of the academic programme in question.

Negatively assessed examinations taken in the introduction and orientation phase may be repeated up to two times.

Other negatively assessed examinations may be repeated up to three times. All examinations taken in the same examination subject, under all relevant study programmes at the same university, shall count toward the number of permissible attempts.

The third retake must take place before an examination board if the examination takes the form of a single procedure. At the request of the student, the same can also apply to the second repetition.

Students wishing to register for a third examination retake must do so at the Study Services. The request for a second repetition before an examination board must also be submitted to the Study Services.

The request for an examination retake before an examination board must be received or handed in at the Study Services at least two weeks before the proposed examination date.

The application form must be completely filled out. The two examiners must agree to the specified examination date before the application is submitted.

Application form
Legal guidelines for board examinations