Technische Universität Berlin

Special examination situations

Examinations during a leave of absence

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.

Repeat examinations during a leave of absence

If you applied for a leave of absence, this exempts you from applying for an extension of the deadline for taking repeat examinations. Once the leave of absence has concluded, the deadline once again takes effect without special notice.

Final theses during a leave of absence

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.

Compensation for disadvantages in the event of pregnancy, parenthood, chronic illness, disability, and care

As a student with a disability or chronic illness, you receive compensation for these disadvantages with regards to coursework and assessments. You must submit an application for compensation to the examination board. 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.

Special considerations after exmatriculation

Continuation of initiated examination procedures

Any examination processes you begin before exmatriculation will continue. Examinations for which you were effectively registered before exmatriculation or which you already took (and need to re-take) do not end automatically.

Discontinuation of initiated examination procedures

If you do not want to continue the examination process, you must withdraw from exams within the registration period. Alternatively, you can request a suspension of the (retest) deadline from the examination board.

Resumption of studies after exmatriculation

If a deadline is suspended, it will automatically resume or continue with the resumption of studies, including in another degree program in which the corresponding module is also a compulsory component. You will not receive a special notification about the resumed deadline.

Examination registration after exmatriculation

After you have been exmatriculated, you cannot register for first exam attempts in your degree program's modules nor can you register final theses. Contact your examination team regarding retest attempts.

Reconsideration: contesting an examination evaluation

If you do not agree with an examination evaluation, you have the option of requesting a limited  reconsideration procedure pursuant to Section 47 of the General Study and Examination Regulations. You must submit the written request for reconsideration to your examination team within three months.