First Intermediate Exam

After your first year of PhD studies you have to take your first intermediate exam. The first intermediate exam takes place during the Graduate School’s Spring or Fall Meeting and consists of a poster presentation in front of your TAC. It counts 10% into your final PhD grade.

It is your responsibility to invite your TAC members to the intermediate examination and to organize your exam. At least two TAC members have to be present. Therefore it is very important that you inform them about your examination early. Travel costs of your supervisors to the exam will be covered by the Graduate School. For further information about travel organisation, please contact the coordination office. Missing TAC members can be replaced by Principal Investigators (PI’s) of the Graduate School. In this case please contact the PI’s yourself and ask if they can evaluate your exam.

To be admitted to the first intermediate exam, please hand in the list of lectures and list of activities of your first study year 8 weeks before the examination. For your participation in optional activities and in the Journal Club, please submit confirmation of participation. In addition, please submit a written progress report (max. 3 pages) in electronic version 8 weeks before the exam, as well. After having received the required documents from you, we will contact you only in the event that you have not fulfilled all admission requirements.

Registration for the exam must be completed at least 2 weeks before the examination by handing in the form Registration Intermediate Examination. Here you have to indicate the exact date and time of your exam and the names of your examiners.