The amendment to the Corona regulation of the University of Passau adopted by the Senate on 22 July has now also been approved by both the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and the State Ministry of Justice. As a result, the amended regulation can now enter into force. According to this amendment, failed or missed university exams will not be counted in summer semester 2020.
More specifically, this means that the exam registration or the exam attempt will not be counted if a student
- misses an exam (due to illness or for any other reason),
- has to abort an exam or
- fails the exam.
- Any exam that a student has already registered for, failed or missed will automatically be tagged as a free exam attempt ('Freiversuch') before the start of the next registration period.
This regulation does not apply to state examinations (teacher education programmes and the undergraduate law programme) or to the university-set portion of the First Examination in Law and any dissertations/theses for which a student may be registered. However, the amendment does apply to the university's module assessments in the teacher education programmes and the preliminary examination in law, which means that, in such cases too, failed and missed exam attempts will not be counted in summer semester 2020.
Within the university, any maximum semester duration and assessment-related deadlines that fall within the 2020 summer semester are automatically extended until the end of winter semester 2020–21. This does not apply to the submission deadlines for written assignments, seminar papers, project work and dissertations/theses. For further information, turn to the updated FAQs (under the heading 'Questions on examinations').