Faculty VII – Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health
Update notice [10.06.2020]
Our student service facilities are closed to the public until further notice to protect your health as well as the health of our staff.
You can send documents, certificates, and applications electronically to the Examination Office.
Please also note the general information on our homepage.
You can make an appointment with us by telephone or e-mail if a personal visit is absolutely necessary. In the offices, a minimum physical distance of 1.5 metres between persons present must be maintained. Access is only possible wearing a face mask.
Information & forms
Matriculation is compulsory for taking examinations (first time or repeated). This applies to all examinations, including those that extend over a longer period of time (e.g. bachelor's or final theses). Here, enrolment must be valid for the entire duration. According to information from the Bavarian State Ministries of Education and Cultural Affairs, and of Science and Art, an examination taken without enrolment may be deemed failed.
1. What to do in case of illness?
If a candidate is unable to appear at an examination date for valid reasons, the following must be observed: The examination candidate has a duty to cooperate with regard to the proof of his or her inability to take the examination. This means in concrete terms:
The reasons for the inability to take the examination must be notified in writing to the examination office without delay, i.e. without culpable hesitation, at the latest within three working days after the examination date, and must be credible. The application must contain the name, address, degree programme, matriculation number, the missed examination, and the date of the examination.
In the case of illness, a medical certificate must be enclosed, which must always be based on a medical examination on the day of the claimed inability to take the examination. In the case of computer printouts, please make sure that the doctor's stamp is affixed to the certificate.
You have the option of sending your documents digitally to the examination office responsible for your degree programme via the attestation function on cmlife.
If you do not have the possibility to send the documents digitally, you can of course alternatively use a form provided by the University and send it to us by post.
2. What information must the medical certificate contain?
A medical certificate which is limited to attesting to the candidate's inability to take an examination or to issuing a certificate of incapacity to work is not sufficient for the assumption of incapacity to take the examination.
The assessment of the question of whether examination incapacity exists in a specific case is a legal act that falls within the competence of examination administration and, unlike the incapacity of an employee, cannot be decided by the attending physician. In this procedure, the attending physician rather has the function of a medical expert who is required to describe existing health impairments (pain, fever, or disturbance of the ability to concentrate) in such concrete terms that it is possible for the examination board or examination administration to make a decision on the existence of an incapacity to take the examination. This means that in the case of outpatient or other GP treatment, the obstacles to taking the examination must be clearly stated in the medical certificate, e.g. bed rest, objective inability to go to the place of the examination, and/or to take the examination there without considerable discomfort or without aggravating the illness, or similar. The exact type of illness is not of relevance.
However, there is no objection to the doctor entering a diagnosis in the certificate instead of a detailed description of functional disorders, if the inability to take the examination can be justified more plausibly without disproportionately disclosing private details of the candidate.
Fluctuations in daily form, examination stress, or other short-term mental disorders do not constitute significant impairments in the ability to sit examination.
In general, a certificate from a registered doctor of your choice is sufficient. Alternatively, the Examinations Office may require a medical certificate from a public health officer.
If you are being treated as an in-patient in a hospital on the day of the examination, you must submit a certificate from the hospital.
The recognition of the medical certificate or the hospital certificate will be documented by the Examination Office in the examination administration system; you will not be notified additionally.
3. Medical confidentiality?
The patient's request that the examination office issue a certificate suitable for determining his or her incapacity to take an examination constitutes an implied release of the doctor from the duty of confidentiality with regard to all information required for this purpose. In this respect, the medical certificate in the case of examination incapacity differs from a certificate of incapacity for work in working life, where the protection of employees against dismissal is taken into account.
You must be aware that failure to cooperate or insufficient cooperation in the clarification of the alleged examination incapacity may possibly be to your disadvantage. Therefore, it is in your interest to have your doctor explain the actual circumstances preventing you from taking the examination as precisely as possible, so that the examination board or examination administration can decide on your application for recognition of the reasons.
Literature reference (with reference to case law): Niehues/Fischer/Jeremias, Prüfungsrecht, 6th ed. 2014
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), there is generally an increased risk of severe COVID-19 for various groups of people.
For students who belong to one or more of these risk groups, taking part in an in-person examination can pose a considerable health risk. According to the RKI, the extent of the health risk for the individual person must be clarified in each case through an individual risk factor assessment by way of a medical appraisal. The University of Bayreuth therefore appeals to its students to undertake an appropriate medical assessment at an early stage at their own initiative.
Students for whom participation in an in-person examination represents an increased health risk are requested to contact the responsible examination office as early as possible (at least 3 weeks before the examination date for examinations from 15.02.2021). For this purpose, you must submit
- a list of the attendance examination(s) concerned
- a medical certificate stating that, based on an individual risk factor assessment, they are at increased risk of severe COVID 19 disease and that, from a medical point of view, participation in an in-person examination is therefore not recommended,
- generally advised against, or
- is only recommended under special conditions (e.g. greater distance to the other candidates; possibly a separate examination room).
If students have current medical findings that allow an individual risk factor assessment, they can also contact the University Medical Officer at the University of Bayreuth for the issue of a certificate if necessary.
Arbeitsmedizinische PraxisKatrin Pietschmann-Berr und Katrin Schmerber
Telefon: +49 (0)921 / 51667088
Filchnerstraße 2, 95448 Bayreuth
Applications for the recognition of examination and study achievements/competencies must be submitted to the examination office together with supporting documents. If you have any questions, etc., you can contact the examination office responsible for the degree programme.
Graduation documents for all courses of study are issued upon application by the student. Students whose study and examination regulations are stored in CAMPUSonline can submit this application digitally at cmlife. There, as soon as all credits have been properly recorded, the system provides the option to select the box "Apply for certificate" and sends the application digitally to the Examinations Office.
All other students will find a request form here. You can either submit the original application form to the Examinations Office (in person or by post) or you can fill it in, sign it, and send it as an e-mail attachment. However, please do not submit the application until all the requirements needed have been entered into CAMPUSonline.
Upon completion of their studies, graduates receive a Diploma Supplement in English in addition to a certificate confirming the award of the academic degree and a transcript of records indicating the ex-amination grades.
The Diploma Supplement explains the structure of the degree programme. This document may also include information on whether the graduate studied abroad and whether he or she completed coursework and examinations abroad.
Students who wish to have this information included in their Diploma Supplement are requested to submit proof of their stay abroad to the Examinations Office well in advance of the issuing of the de-gree documents.
Bachelor‘s degree courses
Examination Committee: N.N.
Master’s degree courses
Examination Committee: N.N.
Please contact the working group of the examination office that supervises the degree programme in which the respective module is defined.