All you need to know about examinations
Information on registration periods and deadlines and contacts at the examination offices is available under the following links, organised by faculty and school.
Information from the examination offices
Please note the opening times listed in each section below!
General information: accreditation of achievements
Examination regulations allow for achievements gained in other institutions to be credited towards a degree. Achievements are only accredited after an application has been submitted. The relevant application forms are available at ‘Information and forms’ on the websites of the Examination Offices for the various faculties, the links to which are located on the tabs below.
Without an approved application for accreditation, students are automatically enrolled in the first semester. This is subsequently adjusted accordingly if any semesters are accredited.
General information: The use of artificial intelligence in examinations
The following applies for the use of artificial intelligence during examinations (and above all for written assignments):
- If the use of artificial intelligence is not expressly authorized, it is considered an aid that is not permitted. This means that the examination is deemed to have been failed due to fraud. This has already been defined, please refer to Section 16 (2) (1) and (2) ABMStPO/Phil: “1If an attempt is made to commit fraud or to influence the result of an examination achievement through the use of unauthorized materials, the examination in question shall be graded as ‘unsatisfactory’ (5.0). 2The possession of unauthorized materials during or after the handing out of examination papers shall constitute an attempt to commit fraud within the meaning of sentence 1.”
- Checks are currently underway at FAU as to whether to include additional clarification in the degree program and examination regulations about the use of artificial intelligence. However, this is not absolutely necessary in order to already grade an examination as “failed” due to the unauthorized use of artificial intelligence.
- Staff responsible should ensure that the declaration of authorship that students must submit as part of written assignments also contains confirmation that artificial intelligence was not used to complete the assignment.
General information: Sample declaration of originality for examinations
There is a sample text for the declaration of originality for examinations (such as written assignments and final theses). This sample text can/must be amended for cases where the use of ChatGPT and other forms of AI are expressly permitted.
General information: Apostille
In order to obtain an apostille, you will require prior certification (Vorbeglaubigung) from the University. At FAU, the Office of Legal Affairs and Academic Quality Management (L1) is responsible for this.
- Information sheet for apostilles (for certifying German certificates abroad)
- Application forms for issuing prior certifications (Vorbeglaubigungen)
Please address your application for prior certification to the following members of staff (send the e-mail to both staff members):
- Sandra Emrich, phone: +49 9131 8570854, firstname.lastname@example.org and
- Anja Stolzenberger, phone: +49 9131 8570853, email@example.com
Further information about applying for an apostille or prior certification is available from the Government of Middle Franconia.
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
School of Business, Economics and Society
- Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
- Teaching degree programmes (Lehramt) (German)
- Doctoral degrees