Inability to take the exam due to illness – medical certificate

When and where do I have to submit my medical certificate? What to consider?

In the event of inability to take the examination due to illness, various points must be observed (APB § 15 Abs. (2) (opens in new tab)).

In order to withdraw from an examination due to illness, the responsible Office for Student Affairs in your department must receive a medical certificate (ärztliche Bescheinigung / ärtzliches Attest) which certifies the Beginning and (expected) end of the illness. You can submit the medical certificate in paper form or electronically (please note the modalities in the respective Office for Student Affairs in your department). The certificate must be submitted to your Office for Student Affairs no later than three calendar days after the examination date, i.e. to your department – even if the examination is held in a different department. Only then is the application for withdrawal from the examination considered to be in due form and time according to §15(2) APB (opens in new tab).

For Students of the Teaching at Grammar Schools programme:

Please contact the Office for Student Affairs of the department responsible for the respective subject.

Medical certificates for the basic sciences, including the two modules of the basic sciences in the networking area (03-01-4007 “Pädagogisches Verstehen von Naturwissenschaft und nachhaltiger Entwicklung” and 03-01-4008 “Medienpädagogik”), must be submitted to the Office for Student Affairs of the Department of Human Sciences.

Medical certificates for the other modules of the networking area have to be submitted at the Centre for Teacher Education.

If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is postponed to the following Monday. If the deadline falls on a public holiday, the deadline is postponed to the following day.

Examples for the deadlines

Examination Date A medical certificate must be submitted on….
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Monday
Friday Monday
Saturday Tuesday

If the above mentioned documents are not submitted within the deadline, then all exam performances for which a withdrawal should be requested will be evaluated as “insufficient” (5,0), since the exam date was missed without excuse. This also eliminates the possibility of an oral supplementary examination for third examinations attempts.

You can submit your medical certificate electronically (please note the modalities in the respective Office for Student Affairs in your department) or you can drop the certificate in paper form in the mailbox of the respective Office for Student Affairs, send it by post or hand it in at the gate of the TU Darmstadt (S1|03).

It is your duty to ensure bringing in the certificate to the Office for Student Affairs in your department due to date.

You can submit your medical certificate electronically (please note the modalities in the respective Office for Student Affairs in your department) or you can drop the certificate in paper form in the mailbox of the respective Office for Student Affairs, send it by post or hand it in at the gate of the TU Darmstadt (S1|03).

If the above mentioned documents are not submitted within the deadline, then all exam performances for which a withdrawal should be requested will be evaluated as “insufficient” (5,0), since the exam date was missed without excuse. This also eliminates the possibility of an oral supplementary examination for third examinations attempts.