Examinations during the corona crisis

Please find information regarding special requirements for examinations during the corona crisis below.

Please note

  • that you are not allowed to participate in any on-site exams if you are subject to a segregation obligation in connection with the coronavirus or
  • if you have the typical symptoms of an infection with the corona virus, namely shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, disturbance of the sense of taste or smell.
  • Provided that a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained during an examination with seating, examinees may remove the mask at their seat during the actual examination. For examinations, with the exception of doctoral and post-doctoral examinations, "3G" proof is no longer required until 30.09.2021. As of 01.10.2021, the university may only be entered with a "3G" proof.

You must enter your contact details before each examen.

Please read the FAQs regarding exams below attentively and follow the regulations named therein.


Wearing an FFP2 mask during written exams will be mandatory for students and invigilators from 01.02.2021.

General regulations

Lecturers have been informed how to offer exam inspections. If you wish to inspect your written exam, please contact your examiner. Moreover, you have the right to inspect your exam up to one year after taking it independent of your success.

  1. The examiners can offer "Oral Online Exams". The decision whether to offer an "Online Oral Exam" is made by the examiners.
  2. Exams are registered in exactly the same way as oral on-site exams. The registration for an oral online examination takes place via Hochschulportal.  After registration, you make an appointment with the examiner.
  3. Please note that if you have already registered for an examination as oral on-site, you must contact Studiensekretariat  to cancel the on-site examination registration; only then is it possible to register for an oral online examination.
  4. By registering for the online oral examination, you declare your consent to take the exam in online format.

Yes, according to § 4 paragraph 5 of the Statutes of Ulm University as a consequence of the effects of the corona pandemic in the area of study and teaching of 17 May 2020, examiners can change the exam format. The decision on this is made by the examiners. The decisive factor in changing the examination format is not the concrete form of the exam, but the preservation of the principle of equality of opportunity. The alternative exam format must be comparable in its requirements for the competences to be examined with regard to the exam contents and the degree of difficulty with the format provided for in the exam regulations or in the module handbook for the relevant exam.

In the summer semester 2021, the examination dates determined by the examiners must always be observed by the students. Accordingly, the general regulations on withdrawal from examinations for good cause apply. This also includes the fact that you belong to a risk group and that an infection can have serious consequences for you. The request to withdraw from the examination must be made immediately in writing or electronically before the examination and must be credible (e.g. by a medical certificate).
You may withdraw from written examinations and oral examinations belonging to the summer semester 2021 without giving a reason up to one day before the examination.

Of course, it is possible to take part in an oral online examination under the conditions specified there.
In the case of a written or oral exam in presence, you have the possibility to either apply to the Prüfungsausschuss for compensation of disadvantages and, if possible, to apply for a possible assignment of your own processing room or for larger distances to the other candidates and the examiners/observer; make this application in time before the beginning of your examination; we recommend at least 14 days before the examination; rooms may have to be found and rooms, tables, seating etc. must be professionally cleaned and sufficiently ventilated before each exam.

Taking oral exams

The hygiene protection regulations of the University of Ulm are to be complied with.

  • A declaration of your state of health and contact with Covid-19 infected persons is no longer necessary.
  • You can find information on the legally regulated data collection here.
  • Please bring your own pens to the exam.

Taking written exams

  1. The hygiene protection measures of Ulm University must be followed.
  2. Find out in advance which examination room has been assigned to you. Please arrive on time for the start of the examination. Please take the shortest route to the examination room. Wait in front of the examination room until an invigilator invites you to enter.
  3. When entering the examination room, keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons.
  4. Seats must be occupied row by row starting with the seat furthest from the entrance.
  5. Your student ID card must be placed clearly visibly on the desk before you.

Apart from the usual things (pens, approved aids, etc.), it is important that you bring your student ID card with you. A declaration about your state of health is not necessary. You can find information on the legally regulated data collection here. Provided that a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained during an examination with seating, examinees may remove the mask at their seat during the actual examination. Before examinations "3G" proof is no longer required until further notice.