Lecture hall at the TUM campus Weihenstephan


Exam dates and registration

The examination period at the TUM School of Life Sciences is usually two weeks after the end of lectures and two weeks before lectures start in the following semester.


The generally valid examination periods of the summer term 2021 are:

19.07. - 31.07.2021
04.10. - 16.10.2021

Different time periods may apply for the study programmes Sustainable Resource Management, Forestry and Resource Management and Forestry and Wood Science. Please check TUMonline for your examination dates.

New regulations will also apply in the summer term of 2021:

The deadlines to achieve academic progress requirements (specified in APSO §10 (3) and (4) ) will be extended by one (further) term for students who are enrolled at the TUM in the summer term 2021 and who are not on leave of absence.
Admission requirements as well as other deadlines are not affected, please contact the respective academic advisor if you have any questions.

In the summer term 2021 there will be no automatic exam registration. Exams for which you have registered but which you have not taken will be marked as failed. Therefore, in case of examination withdrawal, an immediate notification to the examination board as well as the assertion of reasons according to APSO §10 (6) are important (this applies especially to exams for which the amount of attempts is restricted). The amount of possible attempts (usually only one retake exam) according to the Academic and Examination Regulations remains unchanged.

You are required to study purposefully in the summer term 2021. You are strongly advised to take advantage of the teaching and examination opportunities offered in the summer term 2021. Please note that in the following semesters, no extra courses or examinations will be offered that deviate from the respective Academic and Examination Regulations. There is no entitlement to renewed provision of courses and examinations.

Here you can follow the updates:


The individual examination dates are published in the campus management system TUMonline.

For the individual examinations and repeat examinations, you usually must register or deregister yourself, if you decide not to take an examination. You can only register and deregister via TUMonline. How this works is explained in this video.

Please note that there is a fixed registration and deregistration period per exam in TUMonline. This period is also displayed in TUMonline at the corresponding exam information. If you have not registered within this period, you are not entitled to take the exam.

Exception (suspended in summer term 2020, in winter term 20/21 and in summer term 2021): If you are enrolled in a Bachelor program with basic and orientation exams (GOP), you will be automatically registered for all GOP exams of the respective semester in the 1st and 2nd semester, i.e. an independent registration is not necessary in the 1st academic year. Excluded are free elective modules. Nevertheless, please check whether you have been registered correctly for all examinations.


Withdrawal from examination

If you are unable to take an exam, you must immediately submit a written withdrawal request to the Campus Office (not the Examinations Office!). This will then be automatically forwarded to the chairman of the examination board of your degree programme. In the rescission request you have to explain why you were not able to take the exam. In addition, a medical certificate must be enclosed. This must be based on a medical check-up that took place on the day you want to claim the inability to take the exam. Please note the information in the application and the legal regulations in § 13 Abs. 2 ADPO or § 10 Abs. 7 APSO.

Please send the original application for withdrawal and the original medical certificate to:

TUM School of Life Sciences

Elisabeth Aberl

Weihenstephaner Steig 22

85354 Freising



Prolongation and Suspension of Deadline for Credit Limits

Applications for prolongation/suspension

Please always submit only after consultation with the student advisory service.

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