You are permitted to take exams during a leave of absence. However, this does not apply to portfolio examinations!! If you are registered for an exam that takes place during your leave of absence, you must de-register from the exam if you do not wish to take it. If you do not de-register, a non-excused absence will be assumed and the exam will be recorded with a grade of 5.0.
If the submission deadline for your final thesis falls during your leave of absence, you must submit an application for extension of the deadline if you do not plan to submit your thesis on time during the leave of absence.
Requests for disadvantage compensation in the context of final examinations (e.g. extension of the processing period) should already be submitted when the application for topic issuance is made. The compensation for disadvantages does not belong to the reasons according to the StuPO for which an extension of the processing period can take place, i.e. that, for example, a limited illness during the processing period can additionally extend this period.
As a student with a disability or chronic illness, you receive academic adjustments with regards to coursework and assessments. The same applies to pregnancy, caring for and raising a child up to the age of ten, and caring for close relatives in need of care. You must submit an application for compensation to the examination board; it can be accompanied by a statement from the representative for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses, the psychological counseling service or the family office of the TU Berlin. The application should be submitted in good time so that the examiners still have the opportunity to adjust any necessary examination organization after the decision has been made.