Examination Guidelines

Examination Board / Examination Secretariat

The examination board and secretariat are the central point of information for all issues related to exams.

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Exam Registration

  • Exams are typically offered at the end of the semester (Feb/March + July/August). Registration is only possible during the registration period communicated on the EIT website. Please check the faculty time schedule.
  • You have to register manually the first time you want to take an exam.
  • If you fail an exam, the system automatically registers you for the next exam date. As soon as the compulsory applications have been completed, you will be informed via the website. This only applies to compulsory modules!

Check your registrations! Taking exams without registration is not permitted.

Exam Withdrawal

  • You can only unsubscribe from an exam online. Please note the different deadlines for withdrawing from an examination, which can be found in the examination regulations applicable to you.
  • A deregistration is only possible for the first attempt.
  • A cancellation for the second and third attempt is not possible.


  • If it is 2nd or 3rd attempt, you have to provide a doctor's certificate ("Attest") assuring that you cannot take the exam (wording "prüfungunfähig erkrankt"). Please use the following Examination Certificate of Disability ("Prüfungsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung").
  • The 2nd time you are ill, you have to provide a certificate issued by a public health officer ("Amtsarzt") at your own expense.
  • All certificates have to be submitted to the examination board immediately (i.e. the latest the next working day). You may drop the certificate into the letter box at the entrance of the 4th floor or submit it to the Examination Secretariat (D16 / 407).
  • A Certificate of Incapacity ("Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung") is not sufficient.


Compulsory Modules:

  • Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.
  • You will be automatically registerd for all following exam dates of a failed or cancelled exam.
  • A repetition exam has to be taken in the following semster, you cannot step back from. If you not appear for the exam, this attempt will be counted as failed.
  • In case that the 2nd repetition (3rd attempt) of an exam is not passed, an oral exam has to be conducted within 8 weeks after the results of the exam have been published. You will get an official letter from the faculty.
  • The result of an oral exam can only be passed (4.0) or failed (5.0).
  • The final failure of an examination connotes the final failure of the study program.

Optional Modules:

  • Only exams which are not passed can be repeated.
  • In case of failure or deregistration, there is no automatic registration.
  • Optional modules can be repeated unlimitedly.
  • Optional modules can be repleaced by other optional modules.