At the end of the stay
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On this page you will find information about:
1. Extension of the stay
Basically, you can extend your study stay at KIT by one semester if you intend to study here for a longer period of time or to write your final thesis. However, you have to prove that your home university agrees to this extension. Furthermore, you have to create a new Learning Agreement for the additional period. If you intend to write a final thesis, you will also need a confirmation from your supervisor for the extension.
Please note that since winter semester 2017/18, exchange students from third countries outside the EU/EEA have to pay tuition fees at KIT from the third semester on.
All students who want to stay for a full academic year at KIT or extend their stay must re-register with Campus Management. The following deadlines are provided for this purpose:
- 15.01. - 15.02. for the summer semester
- 01.07. - 15.08. for the winter semester
Please make sure to observe the mentioned deadlines for re-registration. In case of non-observance a fee of 15 € will be charged. Without re-registration you cannot register for examinations in the next semester.
3.1 Examination periods
Depending on the type of event, written or oral examinations must be taken at KIT. The examination periods extend from the end of the lecture period to the beginning of the new semester.
- Winter semester: mid-February to mid-April
- Summer semester: mid-July to mid-October
Each course has its own examination date, which will be announced bindingly only during the semester. Please make sure that you find out your examination dates in good time.
You can get an initial, non-binding overview of the examination dates on the homepage of the student council.
Binding and up-to-date information on the examination dates can be found on the homepages of the institutes. Examination dates must be observed without fail!
If you have to return to your home university before the official examination date, you should discuss the problem with your examiner in good time. In justified exceptional cases, the examiner will decide whether the exam can be brought forward. Such an exception is mainly granted for oral examinations.
In very special exceptional cases it may also be possible to take a written examination on return to the home university. However, this requires an agreement between the examiner at KIT and the responsible person at your home university. In any case, your home university must ensure that the exam is written at the same time and under the same conditions as at KIT.
3.2 Registration for examinations
In the Campus Management for Students you can register for examinations and prerequisites.
1. All courses (bricks), included in the Module Handbook for Exchange Students, can be inserted into your virtual record (Studienablaufplan) by yourself. After having added the courses (bricks) you may register for the examinations online.
When inserting the course (brick) in the virtual record please consider: in a first step, the corresponding module must be added to the virtual record (Studienablaufplan). In the second step only, you can select the course (brick).
2.Courses (bricks) that are not included in the Module Handbook for Exchange Students cannot be inserted to your virtual record (Studienablaufplan) by your own. If you wish to insert such bricks, fill out the form Approval of participation in an extraordinary examination as early as possible. Please use one form per course (Brick). After signature by the lecturer send the completed form per email to insl∂mach kit edu. The courses (bricks) will then be included in your virtual record (Studienablaufplan) and you will be able to register for exams online.
Please respect the registration deadlines for examinations and prerequisites!
If you have any further questions regarding the registration for examinations, please contact the InSL as soon as possible!
3.3 Deregistration from Exams
If you are unable to take the exam for any reason, you must cancel your registration in good time. This can be done online at Campus Management until the end of the registration period, provided you have registered online. However, you can usually cancel your registration in person at the institute a few days before the exam or on the day of the exam itself by informing the person responsible for examinations in the lecture hall directly before the exam.
4. Grade tables/Transcript of records
Your examination results will be entered into your student account promptly after the correction is completed. Please keep in mind, however, that the correction phase can take up to 8 weeks after the examination has been completed.
After that you can print out a (preliminary) grade table online in Campus Management at any time.
As soon as all notes are entered, you can print out your final Transcript of Records yourself. After exmatriculation, the transcript will be available online for a maximum of 6 months. As it is generated automatically, it does not bear a signature, but is instead provided with a verification code.