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Minimum Academic Performance

If you enroll in a bachelor’s program in or after the 2022/23 winter semester or if you resume your bachelor’s program after a break (in or after the 2022/23 winter semester), you must complete a minimum of 16 ECTS by the end of your fourth semester.

What Does This Mean?

Within the first 4 semesters, bachelor’s students have to complete at least 16 ECTS credits. All examination results within the scope of the respective program will be taken into account. This also includes extracurricular courses (e.g. enrichment courses). Transferred credits only count if the exam was taken during your first four semesters, but not before (Transferred credits of previous studies or your secondary school are therefore not relevant).

This Regulation Is Relevant For ...

  • new students admitted for the 2022/23 winter semester or a later semester  (“Business, Economics and Social Sciences”, “Business Law”, “ Business and Economics”  individual bachelor’s programs)

  • students resuming their bachelor’s program (or a follow-up bachelor’s program) after a break, as of the 2022/23 winter semester


How do I know that I have not (yet) fulfilled the requirements for the minimum academic performance?

In which case will my admission expire?

What about exams taken during the first exam week of my fifth semester (early October/early March)? Do these ECTS credits count?

I have taken a leave of absence. Can I still achieve the required minimum academic performance?

Who is exempt from the minimum academic performance?

How can students who are exempt from the minimum academic performance due to § 3 BGStG prove this?