Examinations take place in the last two weeks of the Winter semester (the next will be 22 May - 2 June 2023). Individual examination dates will be published on the notice board of the institute, approximately three weeks before the examination session. Students will be asked to communicate the dates of any exams in other subjects or courses with their registration or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid overlaps.
The examinations are based on the Reading List of the respective lecturer (see the german version of this page). Oral examinations last 15 minutes, written examinations 45 minutes. If the examination is held in a form other than announced, the candidates concerned will be informed by e-mail.
Cancellation / non-appearance
You can de-register from your exam up until the 613 March 2023 by sending an e-mail to email@example.com without giving a reason. In which event, the registration forms will be returned to you by post.
After 13 March 2023, you can only cancel your registration if you enclose a written certificate. Possible reasons for being excused an exam (but not limited to): Illness, maternity, death of a close family member, force majeure (in particular breakdown of means of transport), military service etc. The compatibility of the examinations with any obligations a student might hold to a possible employer must be clarified before the registration for the examination; corresponding incompatibilities do not count as an excuse. Cancellation must be sent in written form to the Secretary of the Institute (Andrea Häfeli), together with a corresponding certificate (original).
Students who do not appear for an examination will automatically be given a grade of 1.0. The examination is considered failed and can only be repeated once.
Repeating your examination
If you have failed an exam, you will be automatically registered to take the exam again the following semester.
Anyone who has previously cancelled an examination with one of the excuses mentioned above can arrange for an extraordinary examination diretly with the lecturer in question. In this case, the lecturers are responsible for organising the examination. The same rules apply to a deregistration from this date as under cancellation / non-appearance.
If you fail the Reading List examination twice, your study of history cannot be continued.