Registering for Examinations - Master's Degree Programme Economics and Management

Compulsory modules must be completed in the semester indicated in the examination regulations. Registration by the Examination Office therefore occurs automatically.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL / ABSENCE FROM EXAMINATIONS - MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (EXAMINATION REGULATIONS 2018)

Withdrawal of registration for a written or oral examination is permitted until commencement of the examination; this also applies to resits in the form of a written or oral examination. Non-attendance of a written or oral examination in the above-mentioned cases will be deemed as withdrawal (without counting as an unsuccessful attempt); renewed registration by the student must occur at the earliest possible date (depending on availability).


WITHDRAWAL / ABSENCE FROM EXAMINATIONS DUE TO ILLNESS MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (EXAMINATION REGULATIONS 2012)

Withdraw from an examination is only permitted due to valid reason.

Withdrawal requests must be justified in writing and submitted to the dean of studies office.

 

Absence from examinations due to illness

Should it become necessary to withdraw from an examination due to illness, please take note of the following:

 

Absence and withdrawal from examinations

As specified in section 15 paragraph 1 of the examination regulations for the bachelor’s / master's degree programme Economics and Management issued 06.08.2012 (PO), students are registered automatically for compulsory examinations or, if they have registered for examinations in elective modules online, are obligated to take the examination(s). If you are unable to fulfil your obligation to take an examination, the dean of studies office must be notified immediately.

In section 17, the examination regulations specify the following:

“If the application for admission to the bachelor’s thesis (as per section 4 paragraph 2) or the master’s thesis (as per section 10 paragraph 2) is not submitted within the deadline, in the event of absence from an examination, or if the student fails to observe a fixed submission deadline or withdraws from an examination after it has commenced, the examination concerned shall be evaluated as "failed" ("nicht bestanden"). However, if valid reason for late submission or withdrawal is promptly provided and substantiated in writing, the assessment shall be deemed as not taken. In the event of illness, a doctor’s certificate must be provided; from the fourth event of illness, the student must provide a report from a medical officer. The decision regarding recognition of valid reason shall be made by the dean of studies.”

The principles below shall apply with respect to the formal requirements and procedures in the event of absence from an examination:

Both the obligation to provide information and the burden of proof shall lie with the student. Notification of absence and requests to withdraw from an examination must be submitted in writing. Please also indicate the assessment that will be affected, as well as the date thereof. In the event of withdrawal or absence from an examination, valid reason must be provided and substantiated (e.g. by submitting a medical certificate). Proof must include a description of the health issue, such as reference to certain pain, and in particular must state the resulting hindrance with respect to the examination. Precise description of the illness is advisable, but not crucial. However, depending on the situation, by providing such information it may already be clear that the exam candidate’s performance is affected considerably. Simply stating that the candidate is “unfit for work” or “incapable of taking an examination” does not meet these requirements. It is not the legal duty of the doctor to determine whether the health issue, for which a medical certificate was obtained, constitutes a valid reason to suspend or withdraw from an examination. This is solely the responsibility of the examining authority. The template below can be used as a basis for the medical report.

In the event of absence affecting multiple assessments within an examination period, it is not sufficient to provide general notification after all of the assessments have taken place. Valid reason must be promptly submitted for each individual case following each respective assessment. However, if it is already clear, upon issuance of the medical certificate, that consequently one or more assessments will be affected, notification must be provided in advance for each of the affected assessments.

The number of medical certificates submitted since the start of studies shall be decisive with regard to the provision that a detailed report by a medical officer must be provided from the fourth event of illness. The following applies: medical certificate = illness. Further information on the correct procedure for providing a report by a medical officer can be found in the document listed below.

As specified in section 4 paragraph 3 PO, the submission deadline for a bachelor's thesis cannot be extended in the event of illness. The examination regulations specify the following:

“The bachelor's thesis must be submitted within six weeks from the date of assignment. This deadline cannot be extended. If valid reasons as per section 17 are acknowledged, the bachelor’s thesis shall be deemed as not undertaken.”

As specified in section 10 paragraph 3 PO, the submission deadline for a master's thesis cannot be extended in the event of illness. The examination regulations specify the following:

“The master’s thesis must be submitted  within six months from the date of assignment. This deadline cannot be extended. If valid reasons as per section 17 are acknowledged, the master’s thesis shall be deemed as not undertaken.”

  • Withdrawal or absence from an assessment and notification of absence must be submitted in writing to the dean of studies office accompanied by the certificate of incapacity to take an examination using the document provided below (appendix to medical certificate) or via an informal letter. In order to satisfy the attribute “promptly”, you can contact the dean of studies office in advance via telephone ((0511) 762-5658/9068/5942), fax ((0511)762-3124) or email (studiendekanat@wiwi.uni-hannover.de). Originals of medical certificates must be submitted.

        "Promptly" means "without delay". Thus, you are obliged to provide proof as soon as reasonably possible. Documents do not need to be submitted in person, it is sufficient to send them via post (address: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Büro des Studiendekans, Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover). Should a third party be entrusted to submit the document on your behalf, ensure that this is duly carried out. Failure on the part of the entrusted third party will be at your expense.

        Assessments shall only be deemed as not taken, if the dean of studies office is promptly notified, and if your stated and substantiated reasons have been acknowledged by the dean of studies.

        Failure to promptly provide notification of withdrawal or absence, or if your reasons are deemed invalid, this shall result in evaluation of the affected assessment as "insufficient" ("nicht ausreichend") as per the examination regulations!

        It is therefore extremely important that you follow the correct procedure. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the dean of studies office with any queries.

Tel. +49 511 762 - 5658 / - 762 / - 9068
Fax +49 511 762 - 3124

E-Mail studiendekanat@wiwi.uni-hannover.de

 

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