Every examination at the university is carried out in accordance with the examination regulations (§ 26 par. 1 sentence 1 of the Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz)). These are put in place to regulate the entire examination process and are therefore binding for both examiners and examinees.

In particular, examination regulations contain clauses about:

  • the degree program’s structure,
  • the purpose, scope (module examinations, final examinations, final papers), duration and type of examinations (oral/written/practical), as well as the areas of examination,
  • the general conditions for completing the degree program in due form (standard study period, course load and expected time spent, compulsory and elective courses, etc.),
  • the admissions requirements for individual examinations, as well as their corresponding application procedures,
  • all deadlines for module examinations, final examinations, as well as for any make-up examinations, in particular registration deadlines,
  • authorized examiners, assessment criteria, grading scheme and how the overall grade is determined,
  • the criteria for passing or failing an examination, as well as the requirements for repeat examinations,
  • transcripts, diplomas, diploma supplements and other certificates, as well as the degree obtained after passing the examinations.

Additionally, you will find many other detailed clauses in the examination regulations that are relevant for your examinations and your degree program.

Examination regulations are put in place by the faculty council and need to also be approved by the president (or, in case of doctoral or habilitation regulations, by the relevant ministry). Only after their publication do they become effective and therefore binding.

As a rule, a degree program must be completed in accordance with the examination regulations that were effective at JGU at the beginning of studies. In order to keep the requirements for examinations and studies as up-to-date as possible, the regulations are often changed or completely revised. In this case, changed or revised regulations are provided with a "transitional rule." This determines under which conditions the students of the particular degree program can choose whether they would like to complete the program in accordance with the new or the old examination regulations.

On the following pages you can find the relevant regulations. These regulations are only provided in German: