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Exams & Semester dates

Here you can find current information on upcoming examination periods and semester dates:

To find more about important semester dates, please click here.

On the website below, the preliminary exam schedule of the current semester is provided. Please note that the data might change on short notice. The data you can see in your exam registrations in MeinCampus is relevant. Date and time of exams are made available in MeinCampus rather shortly before the exams. This is necessary with respect to the optimalization of the use of room capacities.

Website of the Examinations Office

  1. 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 ABMPO). You can withdraw from resitting examinations only if you have legitimate reasons, see Section 2 below for more information.
  2. 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 Examinations Office (see section 10 ABMPO).
    Candidates may also withdraw before examinations in justified exceptional circumstances. If on the day of the examination you cannot attend an examination or you are unable to sit an examination for reasons out of your control (e.g. traffic jam, accident or cancellation of connections in public transport), you must report this to the Examinations Office immediately, otherwise the examination will be graded as unsatisfactory (see Section 10 ABMPO). The reasons for withdrawal must be explained credibly in writing to the Examinations Office (with supporting documents etc.).
  3. 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 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).

Students with a disability or chronic illness can ask for disadvantage compensation for examinations (for example longer time for the exam or authorization of support). This applies to all physical and mental impairments lasting at least 6 months, as well as to illnesses that require at least one medical treatment per quarter over the course of one year. Disadvantage compensation does not require a disability card. Furthermore, it does not appear in the certificate documents. Your contact person for filing a petition for disadvantage compensation is Dr. Jürgen Gündel. For further information, please click here.