Examinations & Recognitions

Lecture hall at the TUM campus Weihenstephan

Information for students on Corona

Due to the CORONA pandemic, there will be no compulsory registration in the field of basic and orientation tests (GOPs).

Please note that you can still take part in the exams that are taking place, but if you take part, the exam will be taken as normal (also in GOPs), i.e. every participation counts! If you have any questions, please contact your study advisor.

In the summer semester 2020 the study progress check will be postponed by one semester for students.


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 semester 2020 are

27.07. - 14.08.2020
28.09. - 09.10.2020

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.


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

For the individual exams and repeat exams, you will usually have to register or deregister yourself, should you decide not to take an exam. Registration and deregistration is done exclusively 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: 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



At the moment you have to request forms for the recognition of examinations from the student advisory service.


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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