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Additional Modules

During their studies, students may take examinations in modules more than those required. The results of those additional modules are not counted towards the creditpoints and are not included in the calculation of the overall grade relating to the degree. Addtional modules can be modules of Faculty 09 or modules that have been recognised by the examination board, which correspond to the scope of the Special Regulations.

Attendance in modules of Faculty 09 as additional modules is possible, if seats are available. Availability can be checked in Stud.IP or by contacting the module coordinator.

The successful completion of additional modules is shown in an additional certificate.

Registration for Module Examinations as Additonal Modules

Please use this form for registration: Registration form Additional Modules (pdf.)

The form has to be submitted within the respective deadlines to the examination office.

Certificate documents

Application form for certificate documents
(Agrobiotechnology M.Sc., Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources M.Sc., Transtion Management M.Sc.)

During Corona Pandemic, certificates are not handed out personally, but sent by registered mail (free of charge for every student of our faculty). Therefore please inform us of your current address using the application form.

Courses of other Faculties at JLU

Are you interested in attending a course/module of another faculty at JLU?

Please proceed as follows:

  1. Clarify with the examination office whether the course/module can be recognized before! participation. For this you have to send the module description by email to the examination office.
  2. For information about module participation and exam participation you have to contact the lecturer in charge.
  3. After successful completion please submit the graded certificate to the examination office.

Emails to the examinations office

Please note that the use of the university email address is obligatory for every student of our faculty. Don't forget to identify yourself in every email with your student identification number and your course of study. For security reasons the examinations office will contact you via your university email address. Therefore it is recommended to check the university email account regularly.

Examination: Registration and Deregistration

All modules are completed with a final examination. Each semester has three examination periods. These are scheduled for the end of the lecture period (1st examination period), for the end of the semester break (2nd examination period) and take place during the following semester (3rd examination period). The exact dates of examination periods are defined by the examination committee each semester and are published on the website in the document Deadlines.

Registration for Examinations

In order to be entitled to take part in an examination you have to be registered for it. You can decide for each examination whether to take it during the first or second examination period. In any case you have to make sure that you are registered for the examination as otherwise the achieved grade will not count. Before the examination takes place the lecturers receive a list of all registered students, which will be checked before starting the examination.

Each examination period has its own registration period, within which you can register in FlexNow. The 3rd examination period is only intended for re- and repeat examinations. You cannot register yourself for this examination period.

Please recheck your data in FlexNow after having performed a registration and verify that you are registered for the correct module examination. Furthermore, please keep the confirmation mail, which you will receive in you university e-mail account, carefully for further questions.


During the registration period you can also deregister from an examination in FlexNow without giving reasons if it is an initial examination. In case you are registered for an examination and you do not take the examination it will be deemed failed.

Below you find a step-by- step guide on FlexNow illustrated with screen shots.

>> FlexNow Guide (.pdf)

>> direct link to FlexNow

Examination Committee and Regulations

The regulations for module examinations and doctoral studies of the faculty 09 are defined by the respective Specific Regulations. The responsible committee ensures compliance with the regulations and decides on cases which are not defined by the regulations.

Examination Committee

Head of the examination committee: Prof. Dr. Matthias Frisch

Responsibilities and tasks of the examination committee:

  • Organization of the Bachelor and Master examinations
  • The committee ensures adherence to the examination regulations
  • Decision on matters which are not defined by the examination regulations

If you have any questions please in that regard please contact Mrs Beate Ackermann (Examinations Office) directly.

Examination Regulations

You find the current examination regulations on "Mitteilungen der Universität Gießen (MUG)":

The General Regulations apply to all study programmes of the university. They define how the final grades are correctly calculated. Certificates are created by a software of the university observing the general regulations.

The faculty 09 provides an English version of the regulations. The English translation serves solely for purposes of information. The German language version of the examination regulations is the legally binding version.

In case of illness

If you cannot attend an examination for reasons beyond your control (e.g. illness), your absence shall be excused upon submission of a corresponding proof. In case of illness you have to hand in a doctor’s certificate, which has to be received by the examination office within 3 working days after the examination’s date. Please hand in the certificate together with the Beiblatt zum ärztlichen Attest / Supplement Sheet to a Medical Certificate. If the certificate is accepted, the examination will not count as failed, but has to be repeated during the next possible examination period. This registration is effected automatically.

>> Supplement Sheet to a Medical Certificate (.pdf)