Infos for Students
Please read the information on these pages carefully. If you have further questions concerning studies or examinations please contact our team for studies and doctorates:
Information in this Category
Module registration: Students register at the end of each semester for the modules of the following semester. Early enough, we will inform you about the necessary steps and exact dates via mail. Here, you find detailed instructions guiding through the FlexNow registration process.
Profile Module Plan: In order to plan and organize your studies, you create a personal study schedule. We set out the reasons for it and explain the required procedures. Just click on the tab "Module registration" for more information.
Registration for examination: In order to take part in an examination, you need to register via the electronic system FlexNow within a certain period. All necessary information is given in this subcategory.
Dealines and Dates: To get an overview of all deadlines and dates of your studies, they are summarized here on one page.
Thesis: Information about the Thesis.
Timeline for module registration
The info sheet deadlines also lists the dates for the examination registrations.
Module registration at faculty 09
The document below guides you through the registration process in Stud.IP.
>> Guide "Module Registration" (.pdf)
Module registration THM modules (M.Sc. Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources)
The module registration at the Technical University of Giessen (THM – Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen) has to be done in Moodle.
Seats in profile modules with limited capacity are distributed on the basis of the study schedules. Bachelor students create their study schedule by the end of the second semester, Master students during the course of their first semester. Detailed information on the study schedule and a step-by-step guide for FlexNow is provided on an extra page.
>> direct link to FlexNow
Deadlines for exam registrations
Each semester, the examination committee determines three examination periods and the corresponding deadlines for registration, e.g. registration during the 1st registration period --> examination during the 1st examination period.
Registration for examinations in FlexNow
Faculty 09 students register for examinations via the electronic system FlexNow. Deregistration from examinations is also possible in FlexNow. The illustrated FlexNow guide explains how the registration for examination works.
>> FlexNow guide "FlexNow for faculty 09" (.pdf)
In faculty 09, three examination periods are fixed each semester:
- The first period lasts two weeks and extends from the last lecture week to the first week of the non-lecture period.
- The second examination period is the week before the lecture period of the following semester starts.
- The third examination period is the 6th week of the lecture period in the following semester.
Students register either for the first or the second examination period. For the third examination period, students cannot register themselves. As the third examination period is intended for re- and repeat examinations only, students are registered automatically in FlexNow.
Dates of exams
The study deanery organizes and determines the examination dates of the first and second examination period and publishes them on the faculty web site. The dates of the examinations in the third examination period are given in StudIP or can be directly obtained from the professor in charge of the module.
In case you are not able to attend an examination due to illness, you have to submit a medical certificate to the examination office within three working days. Please remember to hand in the Supplement Sheet to a Medical Certificate also. If these conditions are fulfilled, the examination does not count a fail. You are automatically registered for the repeat examination in FlexNow in the next examination period.
Registration for an examination via the examination office by using forms or e-mails
- is only possible in exceptional cases
- you will not receive a confirmation from the examination office and the FlexNow transaction key will not be sent automatically
- you promptly have to check your examination status yourself
- a registration via e-mail has to contain:
a. A sound reason to register via the examination office (e.g. problems with FLexNow or other serious problems
b. Name, Matriculation No.
c. Examination: Module Code and Module Title
d. Indication of modules which can be changed into an optional additional module (module code and module title)
In the profile module plan you define which profile modules you want to attend in which semester. On the one hand it is important that you have an overview of the modules you are planning to attend (matching module combinations, setup of your personal schedule – no overlaps) and on the other hand it is the basis for distributing seats in modules with limited capacity.
When do I have to create my profile module plan?
Master students create their profile module plan in FlexNow during their first semester.
How do I create a profile module plan?
Before you create your personal profile module plan you should check the study schedules of your study program and the module directory. On the basis of this information you choose your profile modules. Please make sure that the modules in one semester do not overlap and please also take into consideration the prerequisites of modules as given in the module description.
>> English Master Degree Course Modules (.pdf)
Where can I get advice before choosing my profile modules?
For each study program of faculty 09 a professor is responsible to give advice on questions regarding the choice of profile modules.
- M.Sc. Agrobiotechnology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Kämpfer
- M.Sc. Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas
- M.Sc. Transition Management
Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick
How do I enter my profile module plan into FlexNow?
The profile module plan is created by pre-registrating modules in FlexNow. This is done by allocating the requested modules to a semester. For detailed instructions please use the manual below.
>> FlexNow guide "FlexNow for faculty 09" (.pdf)
Can I change my profile module plan?
Modules which are not completed and not yet registered for examination can be exchanged in the profile module plan. In case you do not get a seat in a limited module, you need to update the semester allocation to a later semester. Completed modules cannot be removed from the profile module plan.
I want to attend more module than I have to – additional modules (freiwillige Zusatzleistungen)
If you want to attend modules in addition to those given in the study program you have to register directly in Stud.IP. These modules shall not be listed in your profile module plan. Additional modules which are completed successfully will be certified in an extra document to the final transcript of records. Should you fail an optional module or not attend the examination after registration, you will not be excluded from the study program. This will only happen in modules which are registered for examination as regular modules. For the exams in additional modules you register at the examination office not via FlexNow.
Examination dates and periods
Deadlines and dates for the examination dates and periods as well as the registration and deregistration deadlines in our department as well as application deadlines and deadlines for the subsequent submission of the Bachelor's degree certificate for a Master's programme can be found here.
At the end of their studies, students independently write a scientific thesis on a specific task. The thesis consists of a written part and an oral presentation. The thesis should show that the student is able to independently work on a narrowly defined task within a given period of time using scientific methods.
Supervision and topic
Students can ask the professors of the various institutes which topics can currently be worked on for a Master's thesis or suggest a topic themselves. The choice of the first and second supervisor, one of whom must be a professor, is also based on this topic.
The registration for the thesis is done via the examination office.
The Master thesis can be registered at the earliest when six core modules have been passed.
Notification of registration for the thesis will be sent to the JLU e-mail address.
- Registration of the Thesis (.pdf)
- Extension of the Thesis (.pdf)
The period of time required to complete the Master's thesis is six months. The topic is to be delimited in such a way that the Master thesis can be completed with a workload of 720 hours.
There are no central specifications for the external form of the thesis in the department 09. These can vary individually and depending on the supervisor.
Various guides for scientific work can help with the preparation of the thesis.
The written part of the thesis must be submitted to the supervisor in triplicate and in accordance with the deadline. If the thesis is not handed in by the deadline, it will be graded as "insufficient". The written thesis will be evaluated by both examiners within six weeks of submission. The grade is calculated as the arithmetic mean of both assessments. In the written part, at least the grade "sufficient" must be achieved.
Colloquium / Defence
If the written part of the thesis has been passed, the results of the thesis should be presented in a colloquium, which should take place at the latest six weeks after the announcement of the evaluation of the written thesis. Both examiners evaluate this presentation, which should last at least 30 and maximum 45 minutes. The examiners determine the date.
The overall grade of the thesis is calculated as the average of the grades of the thesis and the colloquium. In the Master's programs, the grade of the written thesis is weighted three times and the grade of the colloquium is weighted once. The thesis is passed if the thesis and the colloquium have each been graded at least with the grade "sufficient".
- Master thesis: written part (75 %), colloquium (25 %)
Repetition of the thesis / colloquium
If the written part of the thesis was not passed, it can be re-submitted.
The colloquium can be repeated once.