Exams during the restrictions due to the corona pandemic

Last revised: 25/04/2020

1. Will examinations take place in summer semester?

1. Will examinations take place in summer semester?

Due to the current provisions, examinations in summer semester can only take place at the University if strict hygiene and precautionary measures are observed. In order to still be able to provide you with exam-inations, more examinations will take place in digital form or in formats that differ from the intended type of examination. We are intensively working on solutions together with the examination boards and the Examination Office. If examinations are to be held on site at the University, the Examination office will inform you about the registration deadlines, examination dates and types, as well as hygiene and precau-tionary measures from mid-May onwards.

 

2. How can I take part in the examinations being held in summer semester?

2. How can I take part in the examinations being held in summer semester?

Please note that you also have to register for examinations being held in summer semester via SB-Online. More detailed information about registration deadlines and examination dates will be provided by the Examination Office from mid-May onwards. You will receive further information about the specific ex-amination dates at least three weeks prior to the start of the examination period. If the types of examina-tion have been changed, you will receive notification of the change by the start of the registration period for the examinations.
No notices will be put up in the University! The Examination Office will provide you with all of the relevant examination information via Moodle.

3. Due to the current situation I will not be able to take part in the examinations held in summer semester. What can I do?

3. Due to the current situation I will not be able to take part in the examinations held in summer semester. What can I do?

Please make sure you contact the Examination Office and your examiners as soon as possible!

Students can still submit a belated request for a semester on leave of absence (link) up until they are due to take the first examination if participation in courses and taking examinations/producing coursework in summer semester is too much of a burden as a result of the current situation.

As a general rule of principle, students can deviate from the regular examination dates set out in the sub-ject-specific examination regulations by up to two semesters.  i.e. an examination that is planned for the 2nd semester in the examination schedule and should now be taken in this year’s summer semester, can be postponed. In order to avoid failing the examination, you do not have to take the examination for the first time until the 4th semester, which is then summer semester 2021.

It is also possible to withdraw from examinations planned for summer semester without having to specify reasons or provide any kind of proof up until the start of the examination, or the date on which a written assignment is due. This does not apply to examination resits (please refer to no. 5)!

4. Will the deadlines for dissertations, written assignments and other written work be post-poned?

4. Will the deadlines for dissertations, written assignments and other written work be post-poned?

The deadlines for the submission of written work (e.g. dissertations, written assignments or reports) are extended for two weeks (20/04 to 03/05). i.e. if your submission deadline is the 27/04/2020 (which might have already been extended), your work must now be submitted by 11/05/2020. The writing-up period for dissertations that have been approved between 20/04 and 03/05/2020, is also extended for two weeks.

If it is still not possible for you to continue your work or other important reasons (e.g. closure of nurseries and schools) are responsible for the delay or making it impossible for you to complete your work, please submit a request in no specified form to the Examination Office. It is possible to return the subject of your dissertation.

This is an optional regulation. Of course you can also submit your work at an earlier date, irrespective of the extension!

The above-named regulations do not apply to the following degree courses. For these courses, if there are specific individual circumstances, please submit an extension request to the Examination Office, which will be decided upon by the respective examination board:

•    Dietetics
•    Geoinformatics
•    Geodesy and Metrology
•    Food Technology
•    Food and Bio-Product Technology

 

 

5. I have to take an examination resit in summer semester and am unable to take the ex-amination due to reasons related to the coronavirus. What can I do?

5. I have to take an examination resit in summer semester and am unable to take the ex-amination due to reasons related to the coronavirus. What can I do?

First of all, you have to register for the examination resits, or you will be registered automatically by the Examination Office. If you are able to prove that you have no internet access for digital examinations, or you find yourself faced with special family or job-related burdens, you are able to withdraw from the re-spective examination without it counting to the overall number of attempts at the examination. If this is the case, please make sure you send a request with no specified form to the Examination Office prior to the start of the examination and provide corresponding proof.

 

 

6. I have already postponed an examination by two semesters and am unable to take the examinations due to reasons related to the coronavirus. What can I do?

6. I have already postponed an examination by two semesters and am unable to take the examinations due to reasons related to the coronavirus. What can I do?

cf. answer to number 5

First of all, you have to register for the examination resits, or you will be registered automatically by the Examination Office. If you are able to prove that you have no internet access for digital examinations, or you find yourself faced with special family or job-related burdens, you are able to withdraw from the re-spective examination without it counting to the overall number of attempts at the examination. If this is the case, please make sure you send a request with no specified form to the Examination Office prior to the start of the examination and provide corresponding proof.

7. I do not possess the technical prerequisites for taking part in the planned online exami-nations. What can I do?

7. I do not possess the technical prerequisites for taking part in the planned online exami-nations. What can I do?

If you are unable to take part in an examination being held in a digital format, please contact your examiner.
You might then have to complete the examination in a different kind of examination format or take the examination on site at the University at a later date, and if applicable, in the following semester.

8. Who can I get in touch with if I have almost finished my degree course, but have not been able to complete my last examination(s) and/or coursework?

8. Who can I get in touch with if I have almost finished my degree course, but have not been able to complete my last examination(s) and/or coursework?

If you were planning to finish your bachelor’s or master’s degree in the near future and if you have not been able to complete the last examinations/coursework due to the cancellation of all forms of teaching and examinations due to the coronavirus, please contact the Examination Office and the examiners in order to plan the end of your studies.

 

 

9. How will I receive my certificate?

9. How will I receive my certificate?

The final documents will be sent to you by post to the address that is provided in SB-Online.

As several persons have to sign your final documents and they are currently not permanently on site at the University, it can take a little longer to produce the certificate. Please have understanding for the situation and be patient. If, in the meantime, you need a confirmation that you have passed the degree course, please contact the Examination Office.

Visit SB-Online if you urgently require initial proof that you have attained your degree. A note is made on this document that you have attained the degree.

 

10. Are marks currently being recorded and are certificates being issued by the Examina-tion Office?

10. Are marks currently being recorded and are certificates being issued by the Examina-tion Office?

The Examination Office continues to record examination results in the examination management system and issue written confirmations or certificates.
If you require a certificate or written confirmation, please contact the Examination Office over the phone or via email.

 

11. Is it still possible to inspect marked written examinations?

11. Is it still possible to inspect marked written examinations?

The faculties and examiners are responsible for organising the inspection of marked examinations. Various digital methods for inspecting written examinations make it possible for you to exercise your right to in-spect marked written examinations.

Please contact your examiners for further details.

 

12. How can I submit a form or documents to the Examination Office?

12. How can I submit a form or documents to the Examination Office?

You can currently submit forms or similar documents via email to the Examination Office. It is also possible to send them by post.

 

13. Is the Examination Office open or how can I contact someone at the University?

13. Is the Examination Office open or how can I contact someone at the University?

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to say when face-to-face contact with the Examination Office will be reinstated. However, you can contact the members of staff via email or over the phone.

If you need to contact a specific member of staff, please find his/her contact details on UAS Neubrandenburg’s website:
https://www.hs-nb.de/studium-weiterbildung/im-studium/studien-und-pruefungsangelegenheiten/ [de]

 

 

14. How does the coronavirus pandemic affect my BAföG?

14. How does the coronavirus pandemic affect my BAföG?

The Studierendenwerk Greifswald (Student Services) answers questions related to student financing during the coronavirus crisis on its website:

https://www.stw-greifswald.de/en/about-us/information-about-the-coronavirus/corona-faq/