Module examinations

Register for a module examination

Registration for a module exam is required and binding. You always log in with your personal tub-Account. Physics or Historical Urban Studies students log in via SAP tuPORT-Portal; students in all other study courses use Moses and select "MTS / Module exams registration/deregistration" after logging in. If your module exam is not to be registered via MTS or SAP, register the exam with the department using the registration form.

Registration periods

The registration period for module examinations generally begins 15 April for the summer semester and 15 October for the winter semester. As a general the Examiners set the registration deadline, if they do not the deadline:

  • for written examinations is one week before the exam date,
  • for portfolio assessments it is latest the day before the exam date/first component, in general 31 May for the summer semester and 30 November for  the winter semester.

If you missed the registration period, you can submit a late registration.

De-registration and withdrawal from a module examination

De-registration from a module examination

Deregistration from Exams

You can de-register from an exam without providing a reason up to three days before the written and oral exam, up to the day befor the first component of portfolio. For other examinations, for example homework, the examiners determine the deregistration deadline.

Withdrawal the day of examination


If deregistration is no longer possible (three days befor written or oral exam date or the day befor the first first component in Portfolio-Exam), students may withdraw. They must always submit proof of the reason for their withdrawal request (Section 63 (6)). Withdrawal must be submitted to the examiner and the examination office on the day of the exam (befor the beginning) at the latest. To withdraw, for example due to illness, you must submit the form for de-registration and withdrawal  including the reasons for withdrawal and the corresponding necessary documentation (Attest or replacement certificate of a doctor for work incapacity certificate). Both documents must be submitted to your examination team no later than five days after the exam date. Certificates created for a fee by online vendors will not be accepted.

Repeated withdrawal from an exam due to illness

Depending on the module examination, withdrawal the day of an examination due to illness is permitted a maximum of two times with a sick note (Gelber Schein). If your doctor only takes electronic sick notes from January 2023, you may be able to obtain and present a replacement certificate or you may already have to have a detailed sick note (Attest) when you first report sick. Should this happen a third time, you must submit a detailed sick note (Attest) or equivalent detailed written statement from your physician in addition to your declaration of withdrawal. Both documents must be submitted to your examination team no later than five days after the exam date. The Attest cannot be issued after the exam date.
The relevant examination board for your degree program will make a decision regarding your inability to take the exam on the basis of the doctor’s information. The rule applies regardless of which attempt (first, second, last) and regardless of whether the withdrawals due to illness are successive.

Withdrawal from an exam due to illness of a child

If your child’s illness causes you to withdraw the day of the exam, then you must submit a sick note for your child in addition to the form Withdrawal of Registration for an Examination.

Such withdrawals are not counted towards the multiple sickness-related withdrawals rule for an examination.

Re-taking module examinations

Retaking attempts

If you fail a module examination, you are permitted two retest attempts pursuant to Section 70 of the General Study and Examination Regulations of TU Berlin. The first retest attempt  for an  examination  is to be  in  the same  format  as  the  initial  failed exam.

The second retest attempt is an oral exam and must be registered in your responsible examination team using the examination registration form after making an appointment and before taking the examination.

Failed theses can also be repeated twice (Attention: BerlHG regulation deviates from § 60 Abs. 10 AllgStuPO, BerlHG has priority).


Repeat examination deadlines

The AllgStuPO does not provide for repeat deadlines. Please note that failed exams must still be retaken to earn a degree.

Free attempt

Failed examinations during the first degree semester of bachelor's degree programs are not recorded. These examinations do not have to be repeated if they are compulsory electives oder electives.