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Questions & Answers concerning Covid-19 for Exchange Students at the School of Business & Economics

#yeswecampus: Studying at Freie Universität Berlin in the Fall/Winter Semester 2021/22

The Examination Office

The examination office currently does not offer face-to-face consultations.

Of course you can reach the office
by  phone: +49 (0)30 838 59666
and by emailpbwiwiss@fu-berlin.de

between monday and friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please understand that in exceptional cases the answer may take a little longer.
The office tries to respond to every inquiry as quickly as possible.

When and how do I register for courses in Campus Management

The registration period for the winter semester 2021/2022 starts on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 00:00. The registration period ends on Friday, November 05th, 2021 at midnight.

During the entire registration period, it is possible to register and de-register for modules/ courses without restriction of the number of places

For courses with a limited number of participants, the following applies regardless of whether they are held in person or online:

A deadline of 15.10.2021 12:00 p.m. (preference period) applies for the indication of course preferences. Preferences submitted by then will be taken into account in the automatic allocation of places.

Places in courses with restricted places will therefore not be booked in Campus Management directly during the preference period, but only on the day of allocation (15.10.2021 after 12:00).

Participants in courses with limited places will only appear on the lecturers' lists of participants or in Blackboard after allocation.

The chances of getting a place in a place-restricted course do not depend on the time of your registration!
However, your chances increase with the number of preferences submitted in the case of courses with more than one class.
You can only submit one preference for each specific course (LV number).

If spots in courses with limited places remain open after allocation, direct registration in Campus Management is possible.

Please regularly check the status of your registrations in your Campus Management account. 

Code of Conduct: Rules for digital coursework at Freie Universität Berlin


The registration for courses in Campus Management entitles you to take the exam.

 Withdrawal due to illness from the regular exams:

If you cannot take an exam due to illness, you must send the form “Cancellation due to illness” provided to the examination office:

- by emailpbwiwiss@fu-berlin.de
   with a scanned PDF file attached
- by post
   Freie Universität Berlin
   Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
   Büro für Prüfungsangelegenheiten
   Garystr. 21
   14195 Berlin

The form must be completed in full, signed and stamped by your doctor, and signed by yourself. The document must be sent within three working days from the day of the examination (the date of the postmark or email time stamp counts).

We ask for your understanding that due to the number of submitted forms, no confirmation of receipt can be given.

However, you can view the processing status in Campus Management:
If you have fully registered for the module in the current semester, the examination date will be displayed at the appropriate time when you open the registered module.

Example: Module "Investment and Financing", registered in SoSe 2020, examination date: 24.08.2020.

If you have now submitted the form for withdrawal due to illness, you will be deregistered from the examination, i.e. the current examination date will be deleted and no longer displayed.

If you belong to a Corona risk group and therefore do not wish to take a face-to-face exam, you have the option of submitting a request to the Examination Office to take an exam in an alternative format. The examiner decides on the form of examination.


 Can I cancel an exam by email?

At our School, students can participate in repeat exams if they could not take part in the regular exam through no fault of their own (especially due to illness with a certificate) or failed the regular examination (exception: attempted cheating).

Therefore, students can also participate in repeat examinations if they intentionally fail the regular examination (exam "strike out" = hand in blank exam). The failed exam normally counts as a failed attempt. However, currently the failed exam count is suspended due to the Student Protection Shield. Therefore, students can cancel the regular exam without individual disadvantages and thus participate in the retake exam. 

Further information can be found in the form: https://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/covid19/covid19-studierende-faq/Klausur-streichen-Formular.pdf


E-examinations @ home: How does this form of examination work?

You take the exam at home on your own computer in the "Safe Exam Browser". The "Safe Exam Browser" must be installed beforehand. You will receive the link for the installation from the examiner, the installation requires Windows or macOS (Android or IOS are not supported). In addition, a browser configuration must be installed for each exam.

Depending on the examiner's decision, the exam can be "open book" or "closed book".

Identity checks can be performed before the exam. For this you need a Webex access with camera (e.g. laptop, cell phone).

You must affirm that you have taken the exam independently. If other people write the exam for you or assist you, this is a serious offense that can have serious consequences for all involved.

The exam can be handed in by clicking on the appropriate button. Alternatively, it will be handed in automatically after the individual processing time has expired.

In case of technical aborts, please inform the E-Examination Center by phone. A registered technical dropout counts the same as a withdrawal due to illness. (Note: Only a few technical cancellations have occurred to date).

If you would like your exam to be scored despite a technical cancellation, this requires a written request to the examiner(s). The request cannot be revoked and must be sent no later than the working day after the exam (postmark). A request by e-mail is invalid.

We suggest that you connect the computer to the Internet via LAN (not WLAN) to make the connection more stable.


Since the examiners design the exams in e-examinations@home individually, they are also the first point of contact for questions about the individual exams (e.g.: When will the link with the browser configuration be sent? Is there a meeting in Webex beforehand? Is the exam "open book"?).

General questions (e.g. about sick leave during the e-examination@home exam) should be directed to the examination office.

Technical questions about the installation of the "Safe Exam Browser" etc. will be answered by the E-Examination Support (e-examinations@fu-berlin.de).


Testing requirement for presence exams

An exception to the testing requirement exists for vaccinated individuals (time since last required vaccination at least 14 days) and for recovered individuals (proof of positive PCR test result, no younger than 28 days, no older than 6 months).

Proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen or PCR test is required to participate in face-to-face testing formats.

Proof of the negative test result must be no more than 24 hours old at the time the exam begins.

Please use the certified testing centers of the state of Berlin (https://test-to-go.berlin) for testing. There is also a certified test center available on the campus of the FU Berlin (https://www.covid-testzentrum.de/berlin-fu). Here, too, you can take advantage of a test offer free of charge and once a day. We recommend that you organize an appointment for testing in good time.

Even persons with a negative test result continue to comply with all valid protection, distance and hygiene measures, including the obligation to wear a mask.

Students with a positive test result will not be allowed to participate in the examination and will place themselves in self-quarantine in accordance with state regulations. In this case, please follow the procedure above.

Those who cannot provide a negative test result or sufficient proof of vaccination/recovery will not be allowed to participate in the exam.


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