The registration in / deregistration from examinations can take place up to 14 days before the examination but no longer than that. After that deadline, it’s no longer possible to register for examinations and you will no longer be able to take part in the examination.
- For each module in EUCS, students need to register for the following things:
- Registration in each of the subjects in the module
- Registration in the exam in each of the modules
- Registration in the Module exam
- students need to register for the exam in the subject and for the exam in the module (even though there is only one exam in practice)
- The exam in the module always ends in 500, which means that the exam number that should be there is 680111500 (module exam) together with the number of the exam in the subject, that is 680111100.
- Registration in only one of these modules is not sufficient for students to be considered registered for the exam.
Example: Research Methods
- there should also be two registrations… One finishing with 100 and one finishing with 500.
· Example: Society and Economy
- Students necessarily need to register for 3 classes to be able to attend the course, that is, for Society, for Economy and for the Tutorial Society & Economy. And then, when it comes to registering for exams, students need to register for the exam of Society, for the exam of Economy, for the exam of the Tutorial Society & Economy and for the Module exam – this module exam should also finish with the number 500. These are 4 exam registrations in total only for this module. Students need to register for everything for the registration to be valid.
- Students should register for subjects and for exams
- Students who not officially registered for exams/essays should not be allowed to take an exam
- Students who were not registered for an exam cannot receive a grade
- Students who don’t show up for the exam or don’t hand in their essays receive a 5,0 – they get the result "did not show up". They need to retake the exam the next time it is offered.
Information about the semester fees can be found here: https://www.uni-flensburg.de/portal-studium-und-lehre/im-studium/studierendensekretariat/ (in German)
Here is the most relevant information in English:
Deadlines for paying the semester fees:
- For the Spring semester: 01.12. - 15.01.
- Fort he Fall semester: 01.05. - 15.06.
Please see the table below:
Payment of the semester fees in time = registration for the upcoming semester in time
It is your responsibility, as students, to pay your semester fees in the correct amount and within the deadlines given.
Not registering for the following semester in time leads to you exmatriculation at the end of the last paid semester.
How to pay the semester fees:
Money transfer to the following account:
Account holder: Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein e. V.
IBAN-Nummer: DE68 2105 0170 0025 0018 50
Purpose of the transfer: your matriculation number (ex. 123456) and the semester you are registering for (ex. FrSe 2020). This is very important for the transfer to be identified as yours and for that information to be put in the system under your name
Please don’t leave the payment to the last day to ensure that your payment will not be considered a late payment (due to money transfer delays).
Late registration for the following semester:
If the semester fees are not paid within the deadlines mentioned above, the registration needs to be processed manually.
For that you need to take a copy of the document proving the transfer of the fees and of the extra fees (fine) to the secretariat in HEL 018 (email@example.com) AND you need to pay extra fees (a fine) for the delay. This is only possible until the end of March / end of September, depending on which semester you are applying to.
Amount of the extra fees / fine to be paid: 25,00 EUR
Account holder: LKSH
BIC/SWIFT Code: MARKDEF 1200
IBAN Nr.: DE82 2000 0000 0020 2015 77
Purpose of the transfer: "8723-11101", "your matriculation number", "verspätete Rückmeldung (for ex.) FrSe 2021 - please write the information in this exact order
*All these payments need to be done directly to the bank and cannot be done directly at the university in cash.
Due to the extraordinary situation worldwide, we from the AStA have spoken with the transportation companies. Students who are demonstrably unable to enter Germany due to Corona can also apply to us for a refund for the semester ticket for the coming semester. The deadline for this is 19.04.2021.
Even if you do not enter Germany, you have to transfer the semester fee on time every semester.
The application for the refund must be complete with us. In digital form it is also okay.
The email address is: semesterticket-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- The application form filled out and signed
(You can find it on our homepage https://www.asta-uni-flensburg.de/beitragserstattung/, in German and also in English).
- A proof of successful enrollment.
(you can find it in Studiport under 'Administration of Studies' and there under 'SAcademic Certificates', there is a PDF document 'Immatrikulationsbescheinigung').
- A proof of non-entry into Germany (for example from the embassy of your own country or from Germany).
Not wanting to enter Germany does not count as a reason for reimbursement.
- As well as a proof from your study program that no attendance events will take place in Flensburg in the spring semester 2021.
For international transfers, there may be fees charged by the bank that will reduce the refund amount.
There have been students who have used 'TransferWise' to transfer the semester fee. TransferWise operates worldwide and thus the transfer fees are lower. You may want to consider this to save on transfer fees.
If you have any questions, please contact us by mail, as our office is not always staffed.
In spite of everything, we wish you a great semester.
Your AStA Team
EXEMPTION FROM CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDENT BODY (for the autumn semester 2021/ 2022)
the clock is TICKING!
You have only UNTIL 25.03.2021 to send an email to soziales-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesemail@example.com
and get the form for a possible exemption there!
PLEASE CHECK IF YOU ARE REALLY ENTITLED TO APPLY BEFORE YOU APPLY!
(1) The following persons can apply for an EXEMPTION FOR THE SEMESTERTICKET AND THE CONTRIBUTION SHARE TO STUDENTSHIP
1. students who have less than the requirement rate according to BAföG § 13 at their disposal and only have their own assets up to the amount of the assets allowance according to § 29 BAföG
2. single parent students who live in a household with child(ren) who are entitled to social benefits
3. students who are entitled to housing benefit.
4. students who are entitled to integration assistance (SGB IX) due to a disability and can claim additional needs according to SGB II (or comparable).
5. if there is any other unreasonable burden resulting from the overall circumstances; economic reasons alone are not sufficient in this respect.
(2) The following persons may apply for an EXEMPTION FOR THE CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENTSHIP
1. students who are entitled to free public transport in accordance with the Severely Disabled Persons Act (SGB IX and Severely Disabled Persons Act § 59ff) with a Severely Disabled Persons Pass with the marks G, Gl, aG, H, Bl and the corresponding valid token valid for the period of application. The aforementioned documents must be presented in the original.
2. students who can prove that they are unable to use public transport due to a recognized severe disability. A valid severely handicapped pass with suitable proofs in the original must be presented.
If you would like to apply, please make sure that you also provide one of the above-mentioned Reasons with an.
You can read the complete guideline under:
Befreiung - Asta Uni-Flensburg (asta-uni-flensburg.de) on the AStA homepage.
All complete applications must be received by 31.03.2021 by email to soziales-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesfirstname.lastname@example.org.
How to check if you are correctly registered for the upcoming semester after paying the semester fees?
- Please log into Studiport and check your immatrikulationsbescheinigung (you can find it via "Administration of Studies à Academic certificates). In the PDF you should be able to see in which semester you are matriculated. Maximum 4 weeks after the deadline for paying the semester fees has passed, your Immatrikulationsbescheinigung should automatically be updated to the upcoming semester (the one you paid the semester fees for).
How to identify if there is an issue with my enrollment in the upcoming semester?
- After those 4 weeks have passed, everyone who paid the semester fees should already be matriculated in the upcoming semester. You can see if you’re matriculated in the upcoming semester if under "Studienfach-" you see:
- an odd number in the case of an upcoming Fall semester- Ex. 3, 5, 7,...
- an even number in the case of an upcoming Spring semester. Ex. 2, 4, 6,...
If you see an even number, like 2, 4 or 6th and you will continue studying from September onward, this means that you have a problem.
If you see an even number, like 1, 3 or 5th and you will continue studying from March onward, this means that you have a problem
What to do if you have a problem?
- Option 1: if you paid the semester fees before 15.06., then please send an email, from your student email to the student secretariat – studsek-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesemail@example.com. In this email please attach a copy of the bank statement that proves that you paid the semester fees. It might be that there was an error somewhere in the background and this way you can correct it and everything should then go back to normal.
- Option 2: if you paid the semester fees after the deadline and you paid the fine associated with the delay, you also need to send both documents to studsek-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesfirstname.lastname@example.org and the secretariat to consider your matriculation. Every time you pay the semester fees after the deadline, you always need to contact the student secretariat and show them both documents that prove that you paid the fees and the fine.
- Option 3: if you haven’t paid the semester fees, you should consider doing it as soon as possible if you want to continue studying. Because of the late payment you also need to pay the fine. Then you need to send both payment statements to studsek-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesemail@example.com.
Who doesn’t need to pay the semester fees for the Fall semester 2021/22?
All students that are handing in their thesis and / or their final exam before the upcoming semester starts. You need to pay the semester fees because you need to be a student to be able to hand in any examination.
Why do you need to pay the semester fees?
If you want to be a student, you need to pay the semester fees. If you are not a student, you cannot register for courses in Studiport next semester and you cannot hand in any examination in the upcoming semester.
You also need to pay the semester fees if you are doing your semester abroad in the Fall. Only students can be graded Erasmus funds, only students can go to one of our partner universities, only students can get their courses completed abroad in EUCS.
You should definitely check if everything is ok with your matriculation and solve this issue as soon as possible. In September with the start of the Fall semester, it might take too long to solve these issues and you might suffer the consequence of not being able to register for courses / examinations. The same can happen in March with the strt of the Spring semester.
- In order to complete the study program, students need to successfully complete the Module "Bachelor Thesis". This corresponds to 15 ECTS and includes the Colloquium (3 ECTS) and the thesis itself (12 ECTS).
- The B.A. Thesis corresponds to ca. 40 pages. The bibliography is not included in the 40 pages. The thesis is an assignment that must show that the student is able to solve one problem covered by the scope of the study program, with the use of the adequate methods, in a limited amount of time.
- The topic of the thesis is to be arranged between the student and the supervisor/s. There are two supervisors of the thesis. Supervisor can be any lecturer of the university in EUCS. At least one of the supervisors needs to have a PhD.
- Students register for the colloquium in the usual way - via Studiport. However, registration for the thesis is made using a form that can be found below. This form is to be filled in with the title of the thesis and the signatures of the first and second supervisors. Once fully filled in, it needs to be given to the examinations office for the thesis request to be approved by the examinations committee. After it is approved, the student is notified of that fact. From that point on, students have the time of 4 months to write and hand in the thesis to the examinations office. The thesis will then be corrected by both supervisors.
- Registration: students are advised to register for the thesis before they start writing because their topic and choice of supervisors needs to be approved by the examinations committee. If the registration is not approved, a new topic / set of supervisors needs to be found. It may take some time between the registration and the decision of the examinations committee. This fact should be taken into consideration in the planning of the thesis. We suggest planning at least a period of 2 months between the registration and the handing in of the thesis.
- Students who have successfully completed their thesis need to complete all the bachelor modules in order to complete their bachelor
- An Anti-plagiarism affidavit needs to be attached to the thesis.
- In the end, you need to hand in 3 printed copies of your thesis, each one with a CD that has a readable file with your thesis.
- ADVICE: Students should find a supervisor while still in the 5th semester between December and February.
- You need to be registered as a student at the moment that you hand in your thesis. If you plan to hand in your thesis after the end of the 6th semester (that is, after the end of August), you need to have paid the semester fees in time.
Before meeting with the desired supervisor, students should already have an idea of a possible topic they would like to write about and of the possible methods needed to answer the question to be researched. Only after that should students approach a potential supervisor.
The first contact should be done via email scheduling an appointment to talk about the possibility of supervision and, if possible with the ideas gathered so far.
In the meeting students should already try to fix a title for the thesis with the first supervisor, so that they can already have a title when meeting the second supervisor.
The registration form should then be filled in with the title of the thesis and the signature of both supervisors and taken it to the examinations office. After handing it in, the examinations committee will check the registration and after it has been approved, students will be notified of that fact. From this notification onward, students have 4 months to hand in their final thesis (in both written and electronic form) to the examinations office.
The supervisors have 4 weeks to correct the thesis. If students have a specific deadline by which they need to have heir final bachelor certificates, they should check with the supervisors beforehand if there will be enough time to correct the thesis in this period. For that, a specific deadline for handing in the thesis should be arranged in advance with the supervisor.
After the correction, the grade will be sent to the examinations office and there it will take a period between 2 and 4 weeks to issue all the final certificate. You can request your certificate here. Beware that the examinations office is expected to be closed between July 15th and August 15th.
This is just a generic advice. Please always talk to your supervisor and agree on all the specificities of your work with them.
Please submit three versions of your written paper and three electronic versions (CD-ROM). Please note that the electronic version may not contain any personal information (last name, first name, matriculation number, date of birth etc.) of students or supervisors as it will be subjected to a plagiarism scrutiny with ‘Docoloc’.
The CDs should be firmly attached/glued to the inside of the back cover of each paper copy and furnished with your name.
Please include a signed declaration/affidavit, that you are the original author of the thesis, at the end of your paper (attached/glued).
Here are some of the topics EUCS students are writing / wrote their B.A. thesis about:
- Dealing with Death, Grief, and mourning in Germany today. A Grounded Theory Analysis of Mourning Culture by the Bereaved.
- The development of Ukrainian Identity after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.
- Opposing Covid-19 measures. A qualitative interview study with students.
- Ecological distinction - boundary-drawing in relation to flight shaming.
- Muslim Women's agency in European Society.
- Towards a Postcolonial Memory Culture in Europe? The Examples of Statues Remembering the Colonial Past in Copenhagen.
- Opposing Covid-19 Measures. A Qualitative Interview Study with Students.
- Intersectionality in Environmentalism.
- Muslim Women’s Agency in European Society.
- Feminist Theory in Today’s Pop Culture and Media: An Analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale.
- Abortion and Bodily Autonomy in the GDR. An Analysis on and around the Topic of Abortion and Bodily Autonomy of Women in the German Democratic Republic.
- Right-Wing Populism and Climate Change Denialism in the case of Hungary.
- Framing the "European Refugee Crisis" - Three samples of media discourses and their effects on political opinion.
- The low-cost theory as an explanatory approach to the discrepancy between environmental consciousness and behavior - A systematic content analysis.
- The Art of Dialogue: Interpretation of the Work of Art from the perspective of Gadamerian
- The role of ‘race’ within the second wave of feminism from an intersectional perspective.
- The contemporary relevance of Joseph Beuys' "7000 Oaks" installation.
- Politics of belonging in European cities. An analysis of concepts and practices in the context of the refugee crisis.
- The impact of intra-European labor mobility policies on labor market performance in European member starts: a comparative case study.
- Sociality or Sellout? Coworking spaces in a Socio-Ecological Just World: Strategies and Measures for the new 3rd Places.
- The impact of Social Media in contemporary movements of resistance. A case study of Women's Strike in Poland.
- VIENI VIA CON ME: Integration of Italian migrants in Germany. A comparison between the mid 20th and the earlier 21st century.
- The EU as standard setter in international trade agreements - Do human rights and the usage of conflict resources go together?
- The ethics of poverty tourism: An Argumentation analysis of justification and scandalization.
- Mobilising the audience. Analysis of the Norwegian TV-series SKAM.
- A map-based platform for sharing music spaces - A Critical analysis of its market potential in the age of the so-called Sharing Economy.
- Social Issues in Hong Kong and the Impact of the Handling of Pro-democracy Movement by the Chinese Government on the EU-China Relations: An Empirical Study of the Everlasting Anti-government Protests.
- When Sharing is also Caring - female participation in Italian time-based exchange systems:a case analysis of the Trento Timebank.
- The Status of Climate Justice Movements in the Media. A Comparison of Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future.
- Post-Truth communication in online media: The example of refugee-related discourses.
- EU Internal politics and policy cooperation in the Paris Climate Agreement. In how far did the EU internal politics and policy cooperation lead to goal achievement of the EU in the Paris Agreement negotiation
- Political Education in Germany - independent from the state?
- Enabling Democratic Participation? How politicians in the German Bundestag use Instagram.
- Decolonization of Eurocentric Beauty Standards for Minorities in Europe.
- Cultural Institutions as Actors of Creative Placemaking. A quantitative case study in Montceau-les-Mines (France).
- Political scandals and the rise of right wing populism in Europe
- Influence of welfare state systems on entrepreneurship education - a comparison between Germany and the US
- Symbolic boundaries in contemporary Sami identity
- The rhetoric and practice of solidarity in the E.U.
- What impact does the financing of higher education have on the disparity of social classes in Europe? - A secondary critical analysis
- The harmful impacts of hate speech analysis of two European case studies
- A comparative study of demands and campaigns that are conducted by the national minority groups in Finland within the framework of national anti-discrimination policy
- The influence of modernism on Iranian immigration intellectuals
- What is the position and the strategy of the European Union in response to independence movements?
- How does the Erasmus Program impact on students' mobility and perception of European identity?
- Collective Human Rights? On the Normative Justification of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Gender equality in Romania - development since the EU accession - 2007 and today
- How do primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland meet the needs of a child with a chronic / long-term illness?
- Environmental refugees as a category in international migration
- Language policies in the EU - a comparison between France and Spain
- Parents under the rainbow: subjective worlds of experiences of "rainbow parents" in social families
- Generating Social and Cultural capital through 'au pair' migration? The example of Latvian 'au pairs' in Germany.
- Causes of brain drain from the Western Balkans.
- Decreasing the gender gap in ICT - the impact of the EU on female education.
- The role of the school system in reproducing social inequality in Germany.
- Do Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs)influence the acquisition of English as a second language for German players?
- How did the threat towards Hong Kong's democratic movement from national and local authorities fuel the escalation of 2019 Hong Kong protests?
- Symbolic Boundaries among Romanian migrants in Finland.
- The legitimisation of EU taxation policies
- (Instagram) Blogger and the influence of buying intention and behaviour
- Sovereignty in the EU. Analysis of discourses on Europeanisation in selected member states
- Symbolic Boundary - Making among Syrian Refugees
- Advertising New Marculinities
- Critical Analysis of ECJ's role in the EUIntegration Process
- Labour Migration Policies in Italy since 2008: Some Key Actors and their Degree of influence
- The role of religion in International Relations
- The potential of the Romarchive to conteract competition of victims
- Sportswear as a means of social distination in team sports?
- A comparative analysis of free Scenography and Scenographical concepts in staged European History
- The Potential of Skateboarding in Youth Work - On the example of the Pigeon Plan E.V.
- Visual political communicaion of the European Union: a comparative study
- The change of gender roles of Syrian women in Germany
- Political scandal and the rise of right-wing populism in Europe
- Influence of Welfare state systems on entrepreneurship education - a comparison between Germany and the U.S.
- The usage of the social media platform "Instagram" by young women in order to spread feminist ideas and its effects on the feminist movement today
- Climate crisis as a question of gender justice
- Students need to register for examinations, in case they want to take them and students need to de-register from examinations in case they don't want to take them.
- Registration and de-registration are always possible until up to 14 days before the exam date. The valid exam date for the purpose of registration/de-registration is the one mentioned in Studiport.
- Students who are not registered in an examination are not allowed to take the examination. In case they take the examination, and it is corrected, there is no way to insert the grade in the system, so the student will have to repeat the examination the next time the module is offered.
- Students who are registered and don't attend the exam fail the exam automatically and need to wait for the next time the exam is offered to register for it.
- Students can only fail each examination 3 times. After that students are not allowed to take the module anymore. If the module is a mandatory module in this study program, students are not allowed to complete the study program. Furthermore, students are now allowed to complete the same study program in any other university in Germany.
- Students who are registered for an examination and cannot attend the examination because they are sick at the day of the examination need to hand in a doctor's note to the examinations office on the same day of the exam. More information and forms can be found here under "Notification of sickness".
- The same rules apply if the examination has the form of a paper/essay. In this case, the doctor's note needs to explicitly mention from when until when you will be sick. The date for handing in the work will be extended in the same amount of says as your sickness.
- If students are correctly registered for an examination and fail that examination (5,0), they are allowed to re-take that examination at the re-take date (normally within the same semester as the first attempt). If the failed examination consists of an exam and the re-take date falls within the re-take examination week, then students need to register in the re-take examination normally using Studiport.
- If the failed examination consists of a paper or an essay or if the failed written examination is to be re-taken at some other point that not the re-take examination week, then students will need to contact the examinations' office to register for the re-take examination. The same 14-day deadline for registration still applies when possible.
- Contact of the examinations' office <spa.iim-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesfirstname.lastname@example.org> (Please use your university email, send your matriculation number and the name and number of the examination you want to re-take.)
- It is the students' responsibility to correctly register and de-register from exams within the deadlines.
- For questions about examination dates as mentioned in Studiport and about the re-take dates, please contact the EUCS secretariat <email@example.com>
This academic writing guide is supposed to serve as a guide to support you in your writing tasks during the your studies but should not override the specific instructions that lecturers might give in class.
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Compensation of disadvantages
Compensation of Disadvantages
According to the universitiy rules established for the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the special needs of students should be taken into consideration during the studies. Specific rules about the recognition of special needs can be found on the Study and Exam Regulations - these documents can be found on our webspage under "Program Structure" - "Documents".
These specific rules are related to the following situations:
- Disability or chronic illness,
- Maternity period and legal parental leave,
- Responsibility to take care of children under 14 years who leave in the same home,
- Responsibility to take care of immediate family member with recognized nursing needs.
Information about the application procedure and respective forms can be found here (German only).
More information can be found here.
- +49 461 805 2762
- Gebäude Dublin
- DUB 009a
- Campusallee 3
- Post code / City
- 24943 Flensburg
- +49 461 805 2825
- Gebäude Dublin
- DUB 009c
- Campusallee 3
- Post code / City
- 24943 Flensburg
- information (ex. where to go, when to go, how to apply, requirements, info sessions, etc.)
- counseling (ex. personal advice given in a meeting or during office hours, etc.)
- application (ex. how, when, online form, etc.)
- allocation of places (ex. find a suitable university, emails with partner universities, language certificates for going abroad, etc.)
EUCS - Coordinator
- information on courses to take abroad
- signing of the learning agreement (before and during the semester abroad)
- accreditation of the courses taken abroad
Examinations Office (SPA)
- Document stating the duration of the study program
- Document stating the language of instruction
- Signature and Stamp of the transcript of records
- Thesis registration form (hand-in)
EUCS - Coordinator
- BAföG - Formblatt 5
- Missing grades in the transcript of records
- Missing credit points in the transcript of records
- Enrollment in overbooked classes
- HiWi contracts
Here are some of the questions that need to be asked in this situation:
- Did you hand in all your documents with the matriculation in the beginning of your first semester?
- Did some document expire meanwhile? And if so, do you need to hand in a new one?
- Is your insurance still valid or does it need some sort of renovation?
- Did you pay the semester fees in time? And if so, did you correctly indicate your name and student number in the payment slip?
- Did you change your address meanwhile and forgot to update it in Studiport?
These can all be things that went wrong. So please check all of these things beforehand and if something needs to be updated and then take it to the secretariat in HEL 018.
If you think that all is ok, then you need to go to the secretariat(HEL 018) and ask them directly what is wrong. It is better to go there directly than to send an email.
Here is the link to the office hours of the secretariat: Link
From 2020 onward, you should expect to find your semester ticket in Studiport by selecting My Functions --> Administration of Studies --> Academic Certificates --> Studienausweis (PDF)
Information on how to get your bus and train ticket can be found on the AStA page: https://www.asta-uni-flensburg.de/en/how-to-get-semesterticket/
The proof that you are a student can be obtained directly by you in Studiport, by clicking in:
Administration of Studies --> Academic Certificates
and then by downloading a document called "Immatrikulationsbescheinigung" (= proof of matriculation)
Every semester, after you pay your fees the old one will disappear and the one corresponding to the new semester will replace it.
In Germany it is important that you keep all of these documents, just in case the administration asks you for them. So, download the respective certificate once a semester and print it or keep it safe in a folder, just in case.
If you neglect to do that and you need any past certificate, you need to write an email to the student secretariat indicating which past certificates you need (indication of the respective semester) + your student number + this email needs to be sent from your official university email.
You can contact Ms. Ruhle in the Student Secretariat using the following email <ruhle-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashesfirstname.lastname@example.org> or directly in HEL 018 (after pandemic).
Semester fees need to be paid as long as students still have examinations to complete. No examination can be completed by people who don't have student status and if they are, the grades cannot be inserted in Studiport anymore because the specific student account is blocked.
Students in the 6th semester need to pay semester fees, and therefore enroll in a 7th semester if they don't plan to hand in the thesis during the 6th semester but on the 7th semester or further down the line. This is valid even if the thesis is handed in one day after the end of the 6th semester.
If you didn't plan to extend your thesis writing time and for some reason need to - e.g. illness - it will be possible to pay the semester fees, as per requirement, and with an additional fine on top.
But the main message here is that you need to be a student when you hand in the thesis and that will be your last day of your bachelor. The correction time doesn't matter anymore. So, if you hand in the thesis at the end of the 6th semester and it is only corrected in the new semester, your studies are considered finished on the date of handing in the thesis.
It is important that you register for an examination until 14 days before the examination. After that, it is no longer possible for you to register and as a consequence, you are not allowed to take the exam. If you do, it will not be corrected. The same is valid for the writing of papers.
If you have registered correctly for all exams in time, it is important that you get the proof that you are correctly registered, just in case some technical error appears. In this case, you can prove that you did your registration correctly.
You can get this proof in Studiport by clicking on:
Administration of examinations --> Info on registered examinations --> by clicking on the small (i) next to the name of this study program --> and by clicking the PDF button on the left corner of your screen, after the list of exams you are registered for.
Please save this PDF well, just in case something happens. Without it, you cannot prove that you were registered, in case there is a technical or any other issue with your registration
First, send another email. Lecturers receive many emails and they might have overseen yours, so please try again (at different times of the week, for example, not always on Sunday) to avoid that your email gets lost amidst the wave of emails that they receive. An email at the right time is more likely to be read.
If that doesn't work, try checking when the lecturer has office hours by researching them on the university website. Try contacting them either physically or per telephone during the office hours.
As a last resort, you can try contacting the EUCS head of studies to explain the situation and see what to do in your specific case.
- When you performed in a way which is insufficient for you to pass or when you are correctly registered for an examination and you don't show up / don't complete your task in due time. A fail is always graded with 5,0.
- If you fail because of insufficient performance, you can re-take the examination in the re-take period. If you fail because you didn't show up for the exam or failed to complete your task in due time, then you can only re-take the exam the next time the exam is offered - this is usually 1 year later.
- You are only entitled to fail an exam twice and to have three attempts at the exam (the first time, the first re-take and the second re-take). After that, you need to ask for a special permission, which might not be granted to you. And after that, if you fail, you can no longer complete the module. If it is a mandatory module, you can no longer complete the study program in this university or any similar study program in Germany.
If you have failed an examination, you will need to re-take the examination at some point.
For you to be able to re-take the examination, you need to register for the re-examination. The possibility to register for the re-take should be available in Studiport a few days to a few weeks after you receive the grade. Please check regularly.
Something else that you should do to be able successfully pass your re-take, you should ask the lecturer for feedback on why you failed the examination in the first place. Only by getting this feedback will you be able to understand where you did well and where there is room for improvement. This feedback will help you study and prepare for the re-take examination, so that you are successful in the re-take.
Yes, you do. When you complete the semester abroad with an Erasmus+ agreement or in any of our partner universities, you can only do it because you are our student, otherwise you would not have the same advantages when going abroad. For that reason and because the semester abroad is also a part of your studies, you need to continue being a student with us throughout that time.
For that reason, you need to pay the semester fees.
You might however get the chance to ask for a refund of part of the semester fees already paid. That is done directly with AStA.
In case you are interested in completing an extracurricular internship, you can find below some ideas of places to search for.
Notes about the autonomous project in the 5th semester. (10 ECTS)
Please note that this module is completed by the execution of an "autonomous project". This means that there are no classes scheduled for that and it is up to you to address the respective supervisor when you have a project to propose and schedule an individual meeting with her/him.
However, there is a course called "Reflection on Projects", that you need to register for and attend during the semester, in order to complete the full module and receive a grade and your 10 ECTS.
Once students decide on the autonomous project that they want to do, they can start preparing the necessary steps to complete it.
Steps that need to be completed:
- Write an exposé in logically explaining the project to be completed. This is a proposal of the work to be completed.
- Present the exposé to the lecturer responsible for the type of project to be completed (please see the list below). They will give students feedback and define the way that they can supervise the work.
- Write a portfolio – this is a step-by-step documentation of the project + reflection/self-evaluation of the work done.
- The students need to complete their final project and present it in a manner previously established with the supervisor.
- Art & Scenography: Svea Bischoff
- Research Philosophy: David Schweikard
- Research Sociology: Sören Carlson
- Entrepreneurship: Larissa Zierke
- Journalism: Charles Nouledo
Moodle - Information
Please pay attention to the fact your access to moodle courses is blocked at the end of the semester in which the course was offered. This means that if you want to have access to the information on your moodle course, past the end of the semester, you need to download all the information during the semester in which you are taking the course.
This is especially relevant if you want to re-take examinations in the second attempt date, as you will no longer have access to the course materials.
A diligent student makes sure to have access to the course materials when they need to use it. It is the obligation of the student to take care of this, as no one else will be able to take care of this for them once the access to the materials is closed.
Emails to lecturers
E-Mails to lecturers and to the university administration are formal emails. Here are some points to consider:
1. This is a formal email, therefore greeting like the ones you use on social media are not to be used. So, please don't greet your lecturers with "hi", "Hello", "How are you doing", etc.
2. The correct way to address your lecturers in an email are:
- Dear Mr. Smith (last name)
- Dear Ms. Smith (last name)
- Dear Catherine Smith (first and last name), if you want to write a gender-neutral email.
3. Please always be cordial. Don’t demand answers. Be polite and use words like "please" and "thank you".
4. Don’t just ask questions out of the blue without any context, as lecturers have many students, and they will not remember the conversation that you had with them without you reminding them about the content of the conversation. So, instead of something like "I would like to write my paper on the topic that we discussed (2 weeks ago)" try something like "I would like to write my paper on the topic X (describe the topic in detail)".
5. Don’t just finish your email at the end of a random sentence. Always finish your email with something like "Best regards", "Kind regards", "Best wishes", or something similar, and please write your first and last name at the end of the email and your student number.
6. Please always contact your lecturers or the university administration using your student email, always sign the email with your name and write your student number.