Recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)

  • Course recognition may only be awarded on the basis of documented proof of equivalency with course requirements where these relate to the scope and the content of the course.
  • Following the student’s application for exemption from a course, the equivalency of his/her knowledge shall be assessed.
  • The decision rests with the programme director.
  • If equivalency is attested in the case of examinations that the student has previously passed the student's knowledge shall not be examined.
  • Specialist knowledge or work experience shall be taken into consideration for the recognition of courses or professional practical training; this applies, in particular, to part-time degree programmes and parts of degree programmes.

Applications for recognition are to be submitted no later than 14 days after the commencement of the course in question to the programme director. The student is responsible for submitting documented proof of education and work experience equivalency with the course requirements where these relate to the scope and content of the relevant course.


Recognition of credit mobility

Performance records that are generated during mobility activities in a foreign country need to be based on a prior learning agreement. Upon the student's return from a partner university, his/her performance record (according to the learning agreement) will be fully accepted in the form of ECTS credits or another comparable system. The mobility phase (e.g. studying abroad) is documented in the transcript of records and the diploma supplement.