Technische Universität Berlin

Module examinations

Register for a module examination

Registration for a module examination is always binding. You can use your personal TUB account to register for an examination in QISPOS or the SAP app. This online registration replaces registration in person at the Examination Office. If you are unable to register for a module examination in QISPOS or SAP, you must submit the registration form to your examination team in person.

Registration periods

The registration period for module examinations generally begins 15 April for the summer semester and 15 October for the winter semester. If you missed the registration period, you can submit a late registration.

  • Examiners set the registration deadline for oral exams.
  • Registration for written exams ends no later than one week before the examination date.
  • As a general rule, the registration period for portfolio assessments ends 31 May for the summer semester and 30 November for  the winter semester. Exact dates are announced when the  courses of the respective module begin.

De-registration and withdrawal from a module examination

If you want to de-register or withdraw from an exam, the following applies regardless of your degree program: Inform your examiner and examination team in the event of a short-term de-registration or withdrawal due to illness.

You can submit the completed forms and paper documentation (sick note) to withdraw from a module exam either via mail or by placing them directly in your examination team's mailbox. If you do not show up for an exam for which you have registered and do not have a sick note or a recognized reason for withdrawal, a grade of 5.0 will be recorded for the exam. You can find the rules regarding exam withdrawal in bachelor's and master's programs in the General Study and Examination Regulations of TU Berlin .

De-registration from a module examination

You can de-register from an exam without providing a reason up to one day before the exam. If de-registration via QISPOS or the SAP app is no longer possible, you must submit your de-registration to your examination team no later than one day before the exam. To do so, use the form for de-registration and withdrawal from a registered exam.

Withdrawal the day of examination

If you are unable to participate the day of the exam, you are withdrawing from the exam. 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 (gelber Schein, Attest). Both documents must be submitted to your examination team no later than five days after the exam date.

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). 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

If you fail a module examination, you are permitted two retest attempts pursuant to Section 49 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. You must take the retest within two semesters after the initial exam date, or in the case of a second retest attempt, within the period stated in the letter from the examination team.