Important Information/Rules for students

Sick note
Should you be sick on the date of an exam or a class which requires attendance please call in sick immediately and hand in the doctor's sick note (the official "Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung", a yellow form) as soon as possible (this means handing it in to the examination office on the third day of your sickness the latest, otherwise it will not be accepted).
Call in sick: Examination office (Tel. 83-35006) or the professor that supervises the exam.

We would like to remind you that all students have to sign up at the examination office of the Department of Biology for all retry exams of the modules' final exams at least 14 days before the day of the exam. You have the options to either register personally at the examination office or via E-mail to If you register via internet you will receive an E-mail from the examination office within three work days. If you do not receive such a confirmation please sign up again!
Delayed registrations will not be accepted anymore.

De-registration 1
Due to recent events the following rules become effective: "Students that cannot fill their spot in a class or excursion during their Grundstudium (basic studies) or Hauptstudium (main studies) for valid reasons have to de-register with their professor and the dean's office on time! (with a doctor's note if applicable). Should an allotted spot for a class/excursion of the Grundstudium not be filled, the student loses the claim to this spot. A new spot can only be allotted if no other applicants are present. If an allotted spot is not filled during the Hauptstudium, the student will be excluded from the electronic registering process for at least one semester! Re-admittance is possible only for the semester after the next one. These rules become effective beginning at the summer semester 2003." (FBR-Decision 30.04.03)

De-registration 2
To de-register you will need a form, which has to be signed by the supervisor of your class/module. This should be handed in at the dean's office. You need to de-register as soon as possible, but in any case before the preliminary discussion of the module takes place. De-registration from mandatory modules that are assigend to a certain semester is only possible if applied for with a written request to the examination office that explains the reasons.
The form to de-register, you can download here.

Pregnant students/Parents/Students suffering from chronic diseases/Top athletes
For you, transition to a flexible study program is possible. Please contact the study coordinator: Dr. Maria Bucsenez (study programs for teachers) or Dr. Robert Klapper (Science programs): Contact information
Pregnant women or mothers who are still nursing their babies have to take special precautions in the laboratory - thus please contact your supervisor and your study coordinator in advance of the practical work!