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Examinations Com: results and certificate

NB: The following information on the results of examinations is for reference purposes only; in the event of any discrepancies and for any legal requirement, the text of the Study Regulations of the Faculty of Communication Sciences shall apply.

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  • Grading system

    An examination may be graded on a binary basis (pass/fail) or on a numerical scale.

    The numerical scale goes from 1 to 10, including half-points, and the pass mark is 6.

    A pass in an examination results in credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS – points) being awarded for the course concerned.

    Any mid-course tests (projects, presentations, examination credits) are graded at the discretion of the lecturer. The lecturer independently determines whether and how such tests contribute to the final course mark. The lecturer must communicate the examination arrangements to students at the beginning of the course, and include them in the course description.

    For further information, please see the Study Regulations.

  • Communication of marks and certificate

    All examination marks are recorded on (access via edu-ID).

    The certificate showing the examinations taken, credits and grades can be downloaded and printed directly from

  • Means of complaint

    A student may appeal against an examination grade within the time limits and according to the methods set out in the Study Regulations.

  • Access to exam papers

    The University grants students access to their exam papers for a period of 30 days after the grades are disclosed - see Guidelines on viewing and archiving exam and matriculation documents 





Updated on: 27 April 2022