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Examination Week

Course examinations (Lehrveranstaltungsprüfungen, LVP exams)

Course examinations (Lehrveranstaltungsprüfungen, LVP exams) are held three times per semester during WU’s centrally organized large-scale exam weeks (see the academic calendar). You can only take a course examination if you have signed up for it in advance. You can sign up for course examinations even if you haven’t attended the corresponding course.

Students have to sign up for course examinations via the LPIS system during the applicable registration period. All students who sign up during the appropriate registration period are guaranteed a spot in the exam. Without exception, students who have not properly signed up will not be admitted to course examinations. Please note that WU’s no-show policy applies.

Please Note

Please don’t contact academic units or the Examinations Office and ask them to cancel your registration after the end of the registration period. Such requests cannot be accepted.

Subject examinations (Fachprüfungen, FP)

Subject examinations (Fachprüfungen, FP) are examinations held to assess knowledge and skills acquired in a particular subject.

Subject examinations in bachelor’s and master’s programs shall consist of a written and, if applicable, an oral examination. Passing the written examination shall be required for admission to the oral examination. The oral examination shall be scheduled no later than within four weeks of the written examination, even if this means holding the oral examination during a break period.

Further informations can be found here.

Exam Schedules

Our exam schedules provide a detailed overview of all exam dates and locations for each large-scale examination week (the gym is only used as an exam location during the May and November exam weeks; it is located in the Student Center (SC) building, level 2).

You can see the list of exam coordinators (concerning course examinations) to find out who is responsible for coordinating your exam and who you can contact to discuss questions or problems that may arise.

Exam schedule, 1st exam week, 2020/21 winter semesterExam coordinators
Exam schedule, 2nd exam week, 2020/21 winter semester (23.11.-27.11.)Exam coordinators
Exam schedule, 3rd exam week, 2020/21 winter semester (25.01.-29.01.)Exam coordinators

Exam Dates and Locations

Exam locations are assigned after the end of the registration period. The exact exam dates and locations are announced on the dates indicated in the semester schedule.

They can be viewed on LPIS once they’ve been announced.

Campus map with WU’s exam locations

Please Note

Be sure to write down the exact time and location of your exam. If you go to the wrong location, you won’t be able to take your exam.

No-Show Policy for Course Examinations

If students who have registered for an examination fail to appear without appropriate notice, they will be blocked from the examination in question for a period of 10 weeks starting from the date of the missed exam (no-show rule). A no-show will not be counted as a lost examination attempt.

Exceptions to this rule apply only if the student can document that he or she missed the examination for a justifiable reason. In these cases, students are required to present appropriate proof in person at the Examinations Office during Study Service Center (SSC) opening hours. Alternatively, they can also deposit the appropriate no-show documentation together with a completed application form for rescission of the 10-week block in the mailbox in the Study Service Center entrance area during the opening hours of the Library & Learning Center. Please also note the information posted at the SSC.

Please Note

No-show documentation may be handed in in person at the SSC until the beginning of the registration period for the following examination week (i.e. no-show documentation will be accepted until Monday, 2:00pm, two weeks before the start of the following examination week). Please note that any confirmations handed in too late will not be considered.

(Please note that, without exception, no-show documentation sent by email will not be accepted.)

Examination Attempts, Repeat Examinations, and Examinations by a Panel

Grading Period, Viewing Exam Papers, Your Legal Rights with Regard to Examinations


If a student is found to be cheating or to have cheated during an exam (e.g. using a crib sheet or other unauthorized aids), a procedure for invalidating the exam in question will be initiated. Exams declared void because of cheating will count as a lost examination attempt. Invalidation procedures are initiated by Study Regulations & Credit Transfer and implemented in cooperation with the Study Support office. If a student attempts to take an exam on behalf of another student, he or she will – without exception – be reported to the public prosecutor’s office for charges of forgery, which may result in a criminal record. You can find more information here.

Please note the Directive and the Guideline on the Administration of Examinations and the consequences of misconduct (in German) issued by the Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs.

Grade Statistics

Click the following link to view the current grade statistics for all bachelor’s program exams held as part of large-scale examination weeks.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Examinations Office team by email.

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