In the first and second year of study, the Study and Examination Regulations (exception: B.Sc. MES for students who began their studies before the winter semester 2014/15) recommend that students have a counselling interview with a suitable professor.
Crediting of courses
If you change from one of the Faculty's degree programmes (e.g. B.Sc. Internet Computing) to another degree programme of the Faculty (e.g. B.Sc. Computer Science), the modules you have successfully completed which can be credited in your new degree programme will be credited upon request. Please refer to the creditability tables to find out which modules can be credited in which degree programmes.
Equivalence of courses
If you have completed a module at an institution other than the University of Passau, you can apply for acceptance of credit equivalence. The professor responsible for the University of Passau module must assess and certify the equivalence. If, for example, you have taken the lecture "Einführung in die Informatik I " at another university and passed the corresponding examination, you could apply to have it accepted for credit as "Grundlagen der Informatik". To do so, please contact the lecturer in charge of "Grundlagen der Informatik" and provide him/her with the description of the module at your previous university.
To apply for acceptance for credit, please use the forms on the pages of the Examinations Office:
- Bachelor Informatik (B.Sc. INF)
- Bachelor Internet Computing (B.Sc. IC)
- Bachelor Mobile und eingebettete Systeme (B.Sc. MES)
- Bachelor Mathematik (B.Sc. MAT)
- Master Artificial Intelligence Engineering (M.Sc. AIE)
- Master Computational Mathematics (M.Sc. CM)
- Master Computer Science (M.Sc. INF)
- Master Mobile and Embedded Systems (M.Sc. MES)
- Lehramt (Staatsexamen) (alte LPO I)
- Lehramt (Staatsexamen) (neue LPO)
- Bachelor Lehramt Realschule (B.Ed. RS)
- Master Bildungs- und Erziehungsprozesse (M.Ed. EDU)
Enter the modules to be recognised that you have taken on the left and the corresponding modules of your new (University of Passau) degree programme on the right. (In the example above, "Einführung in die Informatik I" would be on the left and "Grundlagen der Informatik" on the right). The University of Passau lecturer must sign on the far right. When transferring identical courses from one Passau degree programme to another, no signature is required.
For the recognition of courses from abroad (e.g. within the Erasmus+ programme), please conclude Learning Agreements before your stay abroad. You can find more information on the Auslandsstudium page or request a personal appointment for consultation with the International Coordinator.
Once your application is complete with all signatures, please submit it to the Chairperson of the Board of Examiners. There is a special mailbox for this purpose next to the exercise sheet mailbox on the second floor of the ITZ building.
Please enclose proof of completion of the modules to be recognised. For University of Passau modules, a HISQIS printout is sufficient. You may bring your documents to the the Chairperson of the Board of Examiners in person during office hours or hand them in at the respective professor’s secretary's office, especially if you are uncertain, or send them by post.
Please bear in mind that office hours are sometimes subject to cancellation at short notice due to urgent appointments. If you are pressed for time and would like a personal consultation, please make an appointment in advance.
For every 25 ECTS credits recognised, you will be placed 1 semester higher. So, for example, if you are studying B.Sc. Internet Computing in the 2nd semester and an application for acceptance for credit totalling 62 ECTS credits from your previous studies is approved, you will automatically move up to the 4th semester.
A separate Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences is responsible for teacher training programmes. Our Faculty's representative on the committee: Professor Dr. Matthias Brandl.
The deadlines from the Study and Examination Regulations (maximum duration of study, ECTS-credit limits, processing times for theses) are generally binding. They can be extended upon individual request (informally to the Chairperson of the Board of Examiners) if reasons are presented for which the applicant is not responsible. This could be, for example, illness, care of a relative or a sudden emergency situation for which the applicant is not responsible. Reasons such as general study difficulties, the burden of a part-time job, organisational problems for which the applicant is responsible (e.g. examination attempts not taken for no reason) do not count in this context.
In the case of international students, difficulties with the German or English languages alone do not constitute a legitimate reason for a deadline extension. If possible, reasons must be properly substantiated. For example, the Study and Examination Regulations stipulate that a medical certificate issued by an official doctor be provided if you are unable to take an examination due to illness. If you are unsure, please contact the Chairperson of the Board of Examiners.
If you have any further questions - e.g. acceptance for credit of courses from abroad for which there are no equivalent modules in the Uni Passau currriculum - please contact the International Coordinator. It is strongly recommended that you clarify the eligibility for recognition in advance when planning a stay abroad (cf. above).
For more information on the acceptance for credit of courses taken by exchange students at partner universities abroad, please go to the Auslandsstudium page.