GOP (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung, Preliminary Examination)

The GOP is not one single examination but consists of several examinations which students have to pass during the first two semesters (three at the latest). The GOP gives students reliable feedback at an early point in time about their aptitude for the chosen degree programme. The examinations that are part of the GOP may only be re-sat once. This means that if you fail your second attempt at the GOP examinations you cannot retake the GOP or continue your studies in the subject at FAU or other universities in Germany.