In the faculty of Business Administration and Economics there is no specifically defined examination phase. Written and oral examinations are usually held in the last week of the semester or a few weeks after the semester ends. Please talk to your lecturers about examinations and assignments. The current deadlines can also be found on the faculty’s website and the module pages of the module coordinators. Please note that deregistering from exams is possible one week prior to the first exam in a module. Here you can find the exam dates.
To successfully complete a module it is necessary to register for the module in PAUL. Without the registration in PAUL, which must be done in one of the two module registration phases, participation in examinations is not possible.
Please make sure that you are correctly registered for both the module and the corresponding courses. With the module registration you are automatically registered for the exams. After the registration phase has expired, it is no longer possible to register for an examination.
Up to one week before the examination date, it is still possible to cancel the registration for examinations which you do not wish to take. However, it is no longer possible to cancel a module.
- Exam Dates
A distinction is made between interim and final exams. Intermediate examinations are taken during the lecture period. Final exams, on the other hand, are usually taken during the semester break.
Important: Please check the dates of the final exams in time and make sure that you are available at these times.
The examination dates are fixed in November/December for final examinations of the winter semester and in May/June for final examinations of the summer semester. The examination schedule is published here.
- Exam Deregistration
If you decide not to take the exam of a chosen module during the semester, you can easily cancel your registration up to one week before the first module exam. The date of the first module exam and the last possible cancellation date can be found on the faculty’s website.
If the last possible deregistration date has passed, it is no longer possible to deregister from the examination. If you still do not take the exam, the module will be listed as 'failed' in your transcript of records.
- Exam Retakes
Module examinations cannot be repeated. If an exam is not passed, one must re-register for the module instead. This is usually not possible for exchange students, as most modules are only offered once per academic year.
For this reason, you should choose your modules in such a way that your further course of study does not depend on a single module examination. This is especially important if you wish to change to another study cycle after your studies or if a scholarship is linked to successful module examinations.
- Transcript of Records
Your examination results will be sent to the International Office of the Paderborn University as soon as the examination period ends. The International Office then creates your Transcript of Records and forwards the results and documents to your home university. You can find further information on the website of the International Office.