Exams & Semester dates
Here you can find current information on upcoming examination periods and semester dates:
- You may withdraw from an examination which you are taking for the first time up two three working days (Monday–Friday, excluding public holidays) before the examination date. You can withdraw from examinations via the Mein Campus portal. Your registration for the examination is cancelled on withdrawal and you must re-register for the examination in the new semester (see section 10 (3) ABMPO). You can withdraw from resit examinations only if you have legitimate reasons, see section 2 for more information. Please also note the deadlines for taking preliminary examinations (GOP).
- In addition, you can withdraw before every examination after the three-day deadline has passed if you have a legitimate reason. These reasons include illness, which must be confirmed by submitting a doctor’s certificate and the relevant form (“Notification of illness”) to the Examination Office (see section 10 (4) (4) ABMPO).
Candidates may also withdraw before examinations in justified exceptional circumstances. If on the day of the examination you cannot attend an examination or an unable to sit an examination for reasons out of your control (e.g. traffic , accident or disruption to public transport), you must report this immediately to the Examination Office, otherwise the examination will be graded as unsatisfactory (see section 10 (4) (2) ABMPO). The reasons for withdrawal must be explained credibly in writing to the Examination Office (with supporting documents etc.).
- If you fall ill during an examination, you may leave the examination. In this case, you must visit an official FAU medical examiner without delay (see section 10 (4) (5) ABMPO). You can find an information sheet and a list of official FAU medical examiners here.
Important: if you complete the examination as normal, you confirm that you are in good health and are able to sit the examination – you cannot submit an application for special consideration retrospectively (even with medical certificates).