Exams & Validation of ECTS

IMPORTANT: Assessment of examination results

Foreign Credit Transfer Approval

Fundamental Studies Credit Transfer Approval

Oral Examinations FAQs


IMPORTANT: Assessment of examination results

A request to review the assessment of examination results is possible within two weeks after inspection of the examination documents. The appeal must be made in writing and must substantiate the claimed errors of the evaluation.

As soon as appeals are submitted and processed, the place and time for the review will be announced on the homepage of the department.


ERASMUS Study Credit Recognition

Foreign Credit Transfer Approval

The recognition and approval of foreign study credits fulfilled from modules 17 and 24 (B. Sc. 2012) is possible and will be carried out by the head of the department (module representative). For all other recognition requests, please contact the module coordinators or the lecturers (i. e. before or during your stay) in good time and ask the module coordinators to acknowledge the performance in each case. Recognition requires a detailed description and documentation of the course attended abroad (seminar or lecture schedule, examination form and result, possibly homework or presentation). In order to complete credit transfers in the subject area, please hand in the completed form “Recognition of Foreign Study Credit” (Link link to the form) with the documents to us. The transcript of records they receive from the International Office is essential for recognition. Without the conversion of the grades there, no recognition can be made.


Fundamental Studies Credit Transfer Approval

(Module 24 or 12)

The Departmental Chair, Prof. Karsten Zimmermann, is responsible for the Fundamental Studies module (module 24 or 12). The Fundamental Studies provide students with insight into foreign cultures and places particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work. The courses of the various faculties address topics of social relevance. Students can choose from a range of specialist and/or interdisciplinary, in-depth, action- or qualification-oriented courses.

After successful completion of the module, students will gain an understanding of other topics of research. They are capable of communicating with students and lecturers in other subjects about their own specialization and of seeing and classifying their individual knowledge in the context of others. In addition to broadening the learning horizon, it is also possible to develop key competencies. Self-organization and self-initiative are encouraged by the fact that courses are freely selected.

The 6 CPs can be achieved through the attendance of two events that have been designated as Fundamental Studies courses. Any combination of the two courses is possible, but students must attend one of the two courses in a faculty other than their own. Fundamental Studies credits can also be obtained abroad. In this case we recommend an early arrangement (i. e. before or during the stay). Both courses are concluded with a graded examination. Examination conditions shall be specified by the respective organiser. The completion of both courses is indicated on a module certificate prepared for the Fundamental Studies module.

For the approval of credits in the Fundamental Studies module, please submit and include in addition to the Proof of achievement (if possible with description of the achievement,
seminar schedules, etc.), relevant and appropriate forms to the EPC Secretariat.

If you would like to have credit for events that you have taken outside of the Fundamental Studies programme, please complete and submit the following:
Link to the form: “Recognition of Credits EXTERNAL to Fundamental Studies”

If you would like to have credit for courses that you have taken during your studies in the Fundamental Studies programme:
Link to the form: “Recognition of Credits INTERNAL to Fundamental Studies”


Oral Examinations FAQs

The European Planning Cultures Department is offer the oral examinations in Module 17 “International Spatial Planning”. After consultation with the examiners, we offer two modalities for the examination. Either the candidates can prepare 3 topics, which cover most of the courses contained in the module – ideally one topic or a case study covers several contents of different courses. Alternatively, candidates will receive a text that covers a large extent or part of the course content (depending on the module). Based on the text, further contents of the courses can also be addressed during the oral examination. In both cases, candidates initiate the examinations with a short presentation.