Organisation of Study
Studies at the university are subject to certain rules. If you want to be successful as a student, you need to know and follow these rules. The most important legal instrument concerning students is the Study Regulations. Besides that, there is other legislation that concerns studies and students.
Levels of study: professional higher education, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral studies. The curricula of these different levels of study differ in terms of structure, volume and duration.
Bachelor’s studies are flexible: most Bachelor’s curricula offer a minor in addition to a major.
The student must complete the curriculum in which they have been matriculated and the completion of the curriculum is verified. The curriculum serves as the basis for the studies and comprises various courses. A syllabus is made for each course, containing all essential information about the course, such as its goals, the principles of grading and other grading-related information, the prerequisites for registering for the course etc. You should read the syllabus when you register for a course.
Upon registering for a course, you assume the obligation of undergoing an evaluation of learning outcomes. A grade may be obtained throughout the course or by way of a final evaluation (examination, pass-fail examination or homework).
Usually, studies are pursued at the university in the course system, which means that you have the right to complete courses in the order of your choice. However, you need to take into account the requisite course requirements established in the course syllabus. By way of exception, studies in the Faculty of Medicine take place on a year-based system and here courses must be completed in the prescribed order. Doctoral studies are pursued on the basis of the individual plan of the Doctoral candidate.
If you fail to observe legislation regulating studies or do not make progress, you will be deleted from the matriculation register. To continue studies, you can register as an external student, have yourself re-matriculated or apply for re-admission.