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Assessment and transfer of credits and examination results for changing course or university

Assessment and transfer of credits and examination results for changing course or university

Did you embark on your degree programme at a different university and now want to switch to Leibniz University Hannover, or are you planning to transfer from one course at Leibniz University Hannover to another?

Then you will need the following:

  1. When applying to enter a degree programme at a higher level, an assessment recommendation should be issued beforehand by the Accreditation Advisory Body for the subject or degree programme.
  2. After registering, you can apply for the transfer of previously earned credits.

THE TRANSFER PROCEDURE

The steps you need to take to transfer credits and examination results from other universities or to other degree programmes are shown below. You will find a complete overview of the transfer procedure in the Documents and TemplatesAssessment and transfer of credits and examination results for changing course or university section below (in German).

Applying for a place and assessment of subject-specific credits

Your previous academic achievements are assessed by the Accreditation Advisor in the relevant degree programmes (in the case of single-subject Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s degree programmes) or subjects (in the case of two-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes and teacher training Master’s programmes). Addresses and office hours are listed on the Academic Advisors’ pages. In the case of single-subject Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s degree programmes, the responsible Examination Committee usually performs the final assessment; in the case of two-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes and teacher training Master’s programmes, the Examination Committee does not need to perform a final assessment.

Credits earned in the area of professional skills development do not need to be assessed.

In the case of degree programmes with admission restrictions (numerus clausus) recommendations for newly registered students at Leibniz University Hannover wishing to enter the programme at a higher level should ideally be presented by 15 June for winter semester intakes (for degree programmes with open admissions: by 1 September) and by 1 December for summer semester intakes (for degree programmes with open admissions: by 1 March). Students must present their original certificates and records, as well as an enrolment certificate from their previous university, where applicable. If an academic advisor has already assessed an applicant’s previous credits, the applicant will usually present the assessment to the Registration Office together with their application dossier.

Recognition of credits (after registering at Leibniz University Hannover)

Subject-specific credit:
Subject-specific credit is transferred by the Accreditation Advisory Body for the relevant degree programmes (in the case of single-subject Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s degree programmes) or subjects (in the case of two-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes and teacher training Master’s programmes). Addresses and office hours are listed on the Academic Advisors’ pages.

Key competencies (two-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes and teacher training Master’s programmes)
Please contact a Leibniz School of Education advisor to have credits transferred from the area of key competencies.

Education credit (two-subject Bachelor’s degree programmes and teacher training Master’s programmes)
Students pursuing a two-subject Bachelor’s degree programme with a focus on school education and students on a teacher training Master’s programme should also contact an Academic Advisor at Leibniz School of Education:

  • Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
  • Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
  • Bachelor’s degree programme in Special Needs Education
  • Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education for Schools
  • Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
  • Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

See also the fact sheet on the transfer of credits and examination results for the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme and the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

Submission of the following documents to an Academic Advisor for the transfer of credit

  • Transcript of Records or comparable certification containing information about the study programme and periods of study
  • Original documentation of previous credits and examination results (preferably with module descriptions or comparable information), if these are not yet included in the Transcript of Records or certificate
  • Proof of practical training (practical training in the occupational field and/or at a school), if such training is relevant for the chosen degree programme and has been undertaken
  • Relevant university certificates (such as an interim examination report, Bachelor’s degree certificate or Diploma Supplement, where applicable).

 

Please submit original documents of all credits together with your application; as a rule, subsequent submissions will not be considered. Your documents will be reviewed by the Accreditation Advisory Body and passed on to the Examination Committee.
On the basis of the recognition recommendation, a decision will be taken by the relevant Examination Committee and forwarded to the Examination Office with a request to transfer credit accordingly. The student will receive notification of the Examination Committee’s decision.

The accreditation process usually takes up to four weeks. Periods of research and leave may result in a longer processing time outside term time.