Information on everything you need to know about your studies

Here you will find detailed information on selected topics.

Crediting of competences

Crediting of competences (learning objectives) means that, on application and under certain conditions, examination achievements already taken in higher education, but also outside higher education, e.g. further education examinations of the IHK or HWK, can be credited towards module or partial module examinations. Examination achievements that have already been taken cannot be credited.

Deadline and form:

For competences acquired prior to enrolment in the current degree programme:

  • Submission of the application documents at the latest by the end of the examination registration period of the semester in which enrolment took place. This deadline only applies to the examinations that you would like to take in the semester of enrolment instead if your application for recognition is rejected. For other examinations, you can submit the application until the end of the semester of enrolment.

For more details, please refer to the General Examination Regulations (APO) under Official Publications.

Before submitting your application, you should compare your previous examination achievements - in the case of higher education, on the basis of the module description; in the case of non-university examination achievements, on the basis of an official description of the content and scope - with the respective module description (LSF) for which you would like to apply for credit.

If you have questions regarding the content, please first contact the respective subject advisor of your degree programme. You can find the contact details for your degree programme.

For questions regarding examination law in connection with credits, please contact the respective study advisor of your degree programme. If you have any questions regarding examination law in connection with credit transfer, please contact the relevant person in the Student Services Office.

Please make sure that you enclose the relevant documents as proof:

  • Confirmation of grades
  • Module description of the institution at which the work was completed

For competences that you acquire during your studies (e.g. vhb courses), please submit the following documents:

  • vhb certificate together with the credit application.

Important note: A module or partial module examination that has already been recognised can generally no longer be cancelled once the credit has been announced. The announcement is made via the online grade portal of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.



Additional modules (voluntary examinations)

Students can take voluntary examinations (additional modules) which do not have to be passed to qualify for a bachelor’s or master's degree.

After passing the examination, additional modules cannot be subsequently recognised as examination papers which count towards the passing of the bachelor’s or master's examination.

There is no entitlement to take an additional module that is part of the curriculum of a degree programme as a module or partial module.

Important note: If you would like to take an additional module and wish to sit an exam at the end of the module, the following steps must be observed:

  • Clarify with the professors or lecturers responsible for the courses to what extent capacities are available.
  • The application must be completed in full and in due time within the examination registration period (see schedule).
  • The application will be processed by the system no later than 2 weeks after the last day of the examination registration period. Until then, please refrain from further inquiries. Once the application has been booked, the student must create an updated PDF of the registered services and check it for accuracy.
  • Additional modules are not subject to the examination regulations, as these are provided voluntarily. If an examination in an additional module is not passed, it does not have to be repeated.
  • At the end of your studies you will receive a separate certificate for your additional modules.


Withdrawal from examinations / request for refusal of mark 5

The new regulations apply for SS 2021 and WS 2021/22.

In the event that you are unable to take an examination (illness/other), you will automatically be deregistered from it. For ongoing deadlines, please apply for an extension in good time.

If you drop out of an examination, this will initially result in the award of a grade of 5.

You can apply for the grade 5 not to be awarded if there are reasons for which you are not responsible.

If you repeatedly withdraw from an examination, the examination board may decide in individual cases that a medical or official medical certificate must be submitted in the case of non-attendance at an examination / examination withdrawal.

Form and deadline

In addition to the certificate, possibly in conjunction with an official medical report in the case of illness, an application for the grade 5 not to be awarded must also be submitted. Please use the form provided by the Student Services.
Please note that a separate form must be used for each individual module or partial module examination.

The application and the supporting documents must be

  • immediately, but no later than one week after the end of the examination period.
  • to the Student Services

at the latest.


Withdrawal due to illness

Inability to be examined is a question of law

According to the established case law of the Federal Administrative Court, it is a question of law whether an employee is incapable of examination, i.e. the decision on this is not made by the doctor, as is the case with an employee, but by the competent examination authority. At Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, these decisions are made by the relevant examination boards. Legal basis: RaPO i.V.m. APO

This also does not violate data protection, as according to the BayDSG, the transfer of personal data to other public bodies is permissible if it is necessary for the fulfilment of tasks within the competence of the receiving body.

Dropping out of examinations during performance

  • In the event of an examination being cancelled, the examination paper processed will be handed over to the invigilator. Point out that the examination is being discontinued for health reasons. This is the only way to ensure that a corresponding note is made in the examination record. Otherwise, the examination will be deemed to have been passed!
  • You must see a doctor immediately on the day of the examination; if necessary, you must also see a public health officer afterwards. If you cannot reach a family doctor, you must contact the medical on-call service or a hospital.
  • The examination boards can reject applications for non-award of grade 5 for the above-mentioned reasons, even if a medical certificate or an additional medical report from a public health officer certifies an illness that has not necessarily led to a limited ability to take the examination, i.e. to an examination being cancelled.

Content requirements for a certificate

  • A certificate of incapacity to work ("yellow certificate") is not a medical certificate and is therefore not sufficient for an examination withdrawal due to illness!
  • Please use the certificate provided by the university.
  • The medical certificate must describe the illness-related and at the same time examination-relevant disorders (symptoms) present on the day of the examination in such a concrete and comprehensible manner that the responsible examination board can decide whether there was a considerable restriction of the ability to perform on the day of the examination due to the proven illness and thus whether there was actually an inability to take the examination.

Withdrawal for other reasons

  • If students withdraw from an examination for other reasons for which they are not responsible, appropriate information must be provided. An application without proof has no chance of successful approval.  

Official medical report

If a student repeatedly withdraws from an examination, the examination board may decide in individual cases that a medical certificate or official medical certificate must be submitted even if the student does not appear for an examination.

  • Please note that the presentation to the official doctor requires the submission of a certificate (e.g. from the family doctor) for the official medical report to be drawn up.
  • Please make an appointment with the health authorities in advance by telephone.
  • If you need to visit the official doctor in Ansbach, here are the contact details:

    Ansbach District Office 
    health department
    Crailsheimerstr. 64
    91522 Ansbach, Germany

    Phone: 0981-468-7305
    FAX: 0981-468-7019 
    E-mail: gesundheitsamt‎(at)‎



Final paper

It's time! You are about to successfully complete your studies and would like to start your final thesis or your bachelor's or master's thesis.

Please be sure to note the feedback (re-registration) information in the information sheet!

Business Administration

Please note that a decision has been made by the examination board for the Business Administration course. This decision stipulates

  • standardised cover sheet is required. (Please ask your supervisor)
  •  In addition to the printed copies, you must submit an electronic copy as a PDF on a digital data carrier (e.g. CD, USB stick).



Audit periods

The deadlines listed here refer to students in bachelor's and master's degree programmes.

First deadline for enrolment

If the standard period of study is exceeded by more than two semesters, all examinations that have not yet been taken are considered to be failed for the first time.

Basic and Orientation Examination(s)

These examination(s) are specified in the appendix to the respective study and examination regulations and must be taken for the first time by the end of the second semester at the latest.

Periods for repetition

Failed examinations must be repeated. Please note the following deadlines:

Deadline for the 1st repetition examination (second attempt) = 1 semester
Deadline for the 2nd repeat examination (third attempt) = 2 semesters

A 3rd test repeat (fourth test) is not possible.

Maximum number of repeat exams

  • You can take a maximum of three third exam attempts. This means that you may not pass a second examination attempt more than three times. Failure to pass a fourth second attempt will result in ex-matriculation.

Bachelor's/Master's thesis

A Bachelor's / Master's thesis can only be repeated once. The second attempt must be registered within 6 months after notification of failure.

Consequences of missed deadline

If you fail to comply with a deadline, you will be officially awarded the grade "insufficient" for the attempt in question. This means that further repetition periods are necessary. It can also lead to a final failure to pass an examination and thus to ex-matriculation.

Please note that the deadlines for taking repeat examinations are generally not suspended due to a leave of absence or ex-matriculation.

Extension of the repetition / first-subscription Query

If you are unable to meet a deadline for reasons for which you are not responsible, you may apply for an extension of the deadline.


ECTS points boundaries

It applies to students who are enrolled in undergraduate Bachelor's degree programmes with a standard period of study of seven semesters from WS 2021/22.  Examination results must be completed by a certain deadline, otherwise they are considered to have been definitively failed (consequence: exmatriculation). The following examinations must be taken:

  • At least 21 ECTS credits from the first two subject semesters by the end of the 2nd subject semester.
  • At least 41 ECTS points from the first three semesters by the end of the 3rd semester.
  • At least 66 ECTS points from the first four semesters by the end of the 4th semester.

The semester allocation or modules to be taken are specified in the study and examination regulations. For part-time degree programmes with 14 semesters, the requirements apply differently in the 4th, 6th and 8th semester.

Application for an extension of the deadline

If there are reasons for which the student is not responsible for not being able to take part in examinations, e.g. illness, the student may apply to the relevant examination board for an extension of the deadline.

Deadline and form

The complete application must be received by the Student Services no later than one week after the examination period of the respective semester.
Please submit it in writing or electronically. Documents sent by email are only accepted from the university account or via myPRIMUSS.

Examination registration and deregistration

Students of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes as well as of the continuing education programmes can register and deregister online for examinations within the registration and deregistration period (see timetable for the current semester on the homepage). In this context, you should definitely take note of the information under Withdrawal of examinations and Application for refusal of Grade 5!

Please be sure to note the periods of time shown in the schedule, which represent deadlines. Only in specially justified cases can an application for subsequent examination registration or examination deregistration be approved. Please also pay attention to the deadlines for filing an application (APO).

Online examination registration or deregistration is carried out via myPrimuss.

Important information:

  • There is no automatic registration for repeat exams!!!
  • At the end of the online registration and deregistration process, document your registered examinations (create PDF)!

If you have any questions, please contact the person in charge, who can be found at the bottom of the page for your degree programme under staff.

Organisational aspects of audits

Here you will find the university's public announcement on the Performance of examinations (German).

The colleagues of the Student Services provide the respective lists of participants for all courses of study, which simultaneously represent the room lists, in the IT Service Portal under the menu item Study, at the latest in the evening before each examination.

What's new?

The examination supervisors are required to ask all candidates present before the start of the examination whether they are fit for examination. This questioning and its result is to be documented in the minutes. The examination supervisors will also inform those present that with the signature on the seat and signature list, a written declaration of examination eligibility based on the included declaration is also being made.

What does this mean?

As all students should be aware, an examination is considered to have begun when the student enters the examination room and signs the so-called seating and signature list. For student research projects, the acceptance of the topic is regarded as the start of the examination!

If an examination is aborted for health reasons, the examination commission responsible for deciding on the application for a non-rating of 5 in conjunction with the certificate and any additional official medical reports, must determine the extent to which an acute health impairment has occurred, or the declaration of fitness for examination has led to the fact that candidate was aware of the health impairment in advance and therefore took the examination on the basis of his/her own assessment of his/her eligibility to take the exam.

For further information, see Withdrawal from examinations.

Why is the declaration of eligibility necessary?

The principle of equality must be observed, i.e. there must be no unequal treatment  in examination matters either. In this respect, certain circumstances should be excluded as a reason for preferential treatment and disadvantages for candidates.An unequal treatment would arise, for example, if someone were to gain an advantage by first starting the examination, taking note of the contents of the examination and then discontinuing the examination in order to take it up in the next examination period with more knowledge than the other candidates.

Notification and announcement of grades

All students are notified of their grades online via the PRIMUSS.

The non-binding online notification of grades takes place when the examiners enter the grades, subject to the grades being determined by the examination board responsible.

The examination results according to RaPO are usually determined at the end of the lecture-free period.

In the case of a failed examination, i.e. with the result "insufficient" or grade 5, you will not receive a written notice. You will find the corresponding information on legal appeals in myPRIMUSS.

Important note on repeat examinations:

There is no automatic registration for repeat examinations. You must re-register for these. Please note the respective repetition period according to RaPO.

Examination schedules and lists of participants

The examination period based on the semester schedule is announced to the whole university via the Internet

The public announcement of the place and time of the examinations, the appointed examiners and the approved resources and working materials is usually made online generally four weeks, but at the latest two weeks before the first day of the examination period according to the current examination schedule.

The examination schedules and lists of participants for the current examination period are published in the IT Service Portal under the menu item Study!

Please check the current status regularly!

Important note:
If you have registered the examination result of a module, especially languages, from another study programme, please refer to the examination plan of the respective study programme.

Please also note the information under Organisational aspects of examinations.

Compensation for disadvantages

If you wish to claim compensation for disadvantages in examination performances, you must submit an informal application to the responsible examination board in good time - as a rule during the registration period for the examination performances.

The informal application

  • must be accompanied by a current, qualified, medical certificate showing the disadvantage.
  • A doctor's recommendation should be attached as to how the disadvantage can be offset.

The application should be submitted to the Student Service.

If a disadvantage occurs at short notice, please immediately contact the person in charge in Student Services.


Audit committee

The examination board is the superordinate examination body for all examination matters at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

  • According to § 3 of the Rahmenprüfungsordnung (RaPO), it is responsible for the following tasks in particular:
  • the determination and announcement of the examination period as well as dates by which the examination results must be available,
  • the decision on fundamental questions of admission to the examinations as well as in other examination matters of fundamental importance,
  • monitoring the correct application of the audit provisions,
  • handling appeals against examination decisions and deciding on appeals in examination matters; and
  • the decision on compensation for disadvantages.
  • The examination board is active across all study programmes and faculties and is superior to the examination boards.

The chairman of the examination board is Prof. Dr. Constantin May

Board of examiners

The examination board, which is formed for each study programme, is the responsible examination body for the respective study programme.

In particular, the examination board is responsible for the following tasks:

  1. the determination and announcement of the dates for individual examination performances,
  2. the appointment of examiners, the assignment of students to examiners and the appointment of assessors for oral examinations,
  3. the determination and disclosure of the approved materials and equipment according to the proposal of the examiner entrusted with the task,
  4. the decision on the crediting of periods of study, academic and examination achievements and relevant, equivalent vocational or school training,
  5. the decision on the consequences of infringements of examination rules
  6. the decision on applications for extensions of time-limits for the completion of examination work
  7. the decision on the consequences of failure to appear for examinations, and
  1. the determination of the results of examination performances

Project work (IBT)

You can download here the form for project work for the Industrial Biotechnology (IBT) course.

Practical study semester

Legal framework

The following legal conditions must be observed for the practical semester:

  • § 2 RaPO
  • Provisions on the completion of practical semesters of study
  • §§ 16 ff APO (See under Official Publications)

The Practice Officers (see below) are responsible for the formalities concerning the practical semester.

Documents for the practical semester for all study programmes

Please note that 3 copies of the training contracts (of which at least 1 original) and, if applicable, a registration form must be submitted to the Student Service. The documents can be handed in at the Campus Center during opening hours, thrown into the post box or sent by post.

  • Training contract -German- (PDF)
  • Trainee contract -English (PDF)
  • Entry form -German- (PDF)
  • Entry form -English (PDF)

The documents for the practical semester of your degree programme are available for download below. Here you will find the guidelines for the report, the training plan, sample cover sheet for the report, etc.

Bachelor programmes

Applied Engineering Sciences

Business Administration

The practice contract must be submitted in digital form. It is not necessary to submit it in paper form. Please use your HS mail account for submission.

       For students who start their studies before winter semester 2017/18:

       For students starting their studies from winter semester 2017/18:

Biomedical Engineering

Industrial Biotechnology

Multimedia and Communication

Departmental Journalism

Business Informatics

Industrial Engineering

Visualization and Interaction in Digital Media


Practice officer

Contact details can be found under "Staff" for the respective degree programme.

Virtual University Bavaria

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) is a network of Bavarian universities. It offers online courses developed by lecturers at host universities as a supplement to attendance studies. It offers online courses as well as shorter online learning units. Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is one of the vhb's member universities.

As a student of our university, you can use the tutorial-supported online courses of the vhb free of charge. At you will find detailed information. The course programme provides detailed descriptions and demo versions of all courses. For information on the crediting of credits earned in vhb courses, please contact the responsible examination office in good time.

Under OPEN vhb you will find shorter, open courses at university level that may be of interest to you and the general public. Here you will also find preparatory and accompanying courses. These courses are not designed to be credited to your studies. The OPEN vhb course overview can be found at

As lecturers, vhb not only supports you in the development and implementation of cross-university online courses, but also in the integration of existing digital courses into your teaching. In a repository you will find online learning units of 45 minutes each for blended learning, which can be flexibly integrated into classroom teaching. You can also contribute to the repository yourself and set up blended learning units. Further information can be found at

If you have any questions regarding the crediting of exams, please contact your study programme advisor.