Exam regulations

Overview for EM examination regulations

Follow these links for the current examination regulations in German or in English.

The examination procedure regulations for all students at Kiel University can be found here in German and in English. (Notice: only the German version is officially binding!)

 

Exam Office (Prüfungsamt)*

Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 4, Zimmer 18
Telephone: 0431/880-3209
Fax: 0431/880-7334
Email: pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Office hours: Monday – Thursday  9 - 11 h 
    (You are welcome to stop by the office any time, even outside of these hours)
*    This exam office is for Agrarwissenschaften, Ökotrophologie, Environmental Management, Applied Ecology, Ecohydrology, AgriGenomics and Dairy Sciences and all students which choose modules from our faculty.

 

Exam Regulation Information

When to Register**:

  1. All examinations (written or oral exams) from modules offered by our faculty (module code starting with AEF) can be registered in three*** exam periods:
    • Modules from winter term: 1) February, 2) March/April, and 3) July 
    • Modules from summer term: 1) July, 2) October, and 3) February
    • ***Other faculties usually only have two exam periods
  2. All other academic examination equivalents in the forms of papers, reports, projects, or presentations must be registered - without exception - for the 1st examination period of the semester, regardless of the submission deadline set by individual professors.

** Go to this website for exact dates for the registration period.


How to Register:

Please register in the HIS Online-Portal/ QIS (the university portal for students, teachers and employees) for each exam:

  • Oral exam (the exam period is your decision)
  • Written exam (the exam period is your decision)
  • Report (must be the 1st exam period)
  • Seminar paper (must be the 1st exam period)
  • Assignment (must be the 1st exam period)
  • Project (must be the 1st exam period)
     


Failed Examinations: 

  1. Students have 3 attempts to pass an examination.
    • There is no chance to repeat a passed examination.
    • Repetition is only possible if you failed an examination.
    • You have to register in the HIS Online-Portal for a second try if you want to repeat the examination. There will be no automatic application.
  2. Students will be granted a third resit attempt after a written application has been made for up to two module examinations. Any third resit attempt from a previous Bachelor‘s or Master’s degree program at this University will be recognized. 


Cancelling/Missed (due to illness) Examinations:

  1. Only for written tests:
    • It is possible to cancel a written examination until the 8th day before the day of the written test.This is done in the HIS Online Portal.
  2. In cases of illness:
    •  In case a student is ill for an examination, two official medical certificates ("Ärztliches Attest") need to be sent to the exam office within 4 days of the missed exam (Saturday, Sunday, high days, and holidays are not included).
    • Example: The student has an oral exam on Thursday, then the deadline to submit the two official medical certificates is the following Tuesday. The exam grade will initially show up as a failed exam, but after the forms have been accepted, the examination will no longer show up as a failed examination.
    •  Find the medical certificates here.

 

Master Thesis Regulations:

Please refer to the examination regulations and examination procedure regulations above for detailed information about the master thesis regulations.

For a quick overview please see the Environmental Management Thesis Information Guide.

 

At the end of your studies:

  1. Please check whether your surname and first name in the campus management system match the details in your passport.
  2. Your final degree documents must be issued with the information from your passport.
  3. Please find out in due time whether you need a legalization or an apostille for the recognition of the degree documents in your home country. 
  4. The exam office prepares the original documents and the pre-certification, then the documents must be forwarded to Mr. Steltenkamp.  (Ministerium für Inneres, ländliche Räume und Integration, Düsternbrooker Weg 92, 24105 Kiel,  Email: sascha.steltenkamp@im.landsh.de, Telephone: 0431 988-2802)
  5. After processing by Mr. Steltenkamp, the exam office does not receive the documents back. Please grant a power of attorney to a person you trust if you leave Germany before issuing the final documents.