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Examination Administration

Below you will find information on the requirements of the General Study and Examination Regulation, which apply to all studies and examination achievements completed at the HafenCity Universität (HCU).

Participation in courses and exams requires a prior registration.

During the registration periods, available courses and modules can be chosen via the ahoi portal, depending on the attended programme. Generally, you will be automatically registered for the exam of the course that you signed up for.

If you have any problems, please contact the ahoi support before the end of the last registration phase.

A withdrawal from an exam must be requested in due time.

If your request is granted and the deregistration is completed, please note that you are obligated to repeat the exam during the next examination period.

You have the option to withdraw once per exam without stating any reason.

The withdrawal request for a written or oral exam must be submitted via the ahoi portal at least three days before the respective examination date.

The exam withdrawal request for any type of exam other than a written or oral exam must be submitted by the end of the fourth week after the lectures of the respective semester commenced.

If you wish to withdraw from an exam due to illness, please use the form ‘Exam Withdrawal Request due to illness’. The original sick note issued by a doctor needs to be attached to this form.

Should you study at another university in Germany or abroad on the date of an exam and wish to be deregistered from it, please use the ‘Exam Deregistration Request Form’ provided. Also, please inform yourself about the possibility of a ‘semester on leave’ during that time.

The evidence of your stay at another university needs to be attached to the request form. As you will only receive this proof after you started studying at the other university, an exam deregistration can only be requested during that time at the earliest.

The request has to be submitted within the first semester after you returned from the other university and before the start of the next examination period.

If you have already passed an exam, you are not allowed to repeat it. Improvements in grades for completed exam performances are not possible.

Should you have failed an exam, you have to resit it during the next examination period. The registration for a resit is done by the examination office (Exception: If your module started before the winter semester 2015/16, please send a support ticket via the ahoi portal).

Should your third exam attempt be marked as "failed", you have the one-time opportunity to submit a request to the examination board for another attempt in the form of a supplementary examination. In case of passing the supplementary examination, the entire exam will be marked as 4.0 (passed).

There are special regulations that need to be complied for exam performances during a semester on leave.

Generally, during a semester on leave you are not allowed to attend courses at the HCU and you are not entitled to complete exam performances or to earn credit points.

You are only allowed to resit an exam, if you have not passed it in the previous semester. When requesting a semester on leave, please indicate if you would like to resit exams and which ones you are going to attend, respectively.