In the event of inability to take the examination due to illness, various points must be observed ( (opens in new tab) ). APB Section 15 para. (2)
You have to submit the medical certificate to the that is responsible for your degree programme within 3 days after the examination date. This also applies if the exam takes place at another department. Students of the fields of study (Studienbereiche) should contact the Office for Student Affairs. The submission can be made in paper form or electronically (please note the modalities in the respective office for student affairs). This is the only way to withdraw from the examination due to illness in accordance with study office in charge of your field of study (opens in new tab) in due time. Section 15(2) APB
Please note that the eAU (electronic certificate of incapacity for work), which has been introduced since January 2023, is only automatically forwarded by doctors' surgeries to employers. For you as a student, the TU Darmstadt is not an employer, so that you are still obliged to submit a medical certificate of incapacity for work in paper form in due time in case of illness for a proper withdrawal from an examination, whereby the paper copy – as described above – can be submitted electronically.
With the introduction of the eAU, the “classic” certificate has largely been abolished and you as a student will receive a printout of the eAU from your doctor on request (this is usually not signed). You must submit this printout in due time as described above. If there is an uncoded diagnosis on the printout, you can black it out.
Of course, the previous “classic” certificates will continue to be accepted.
For Students of the Teaching at Grammar Schools programme:
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
The chairperson of the responsible examination board decides on the recognition of withdrawals (also in case of illness). In cases of doubt, a detailed medical report or an official medical certificate may be requested.
If the deadline is on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is postponed to the following Monday. If the deadline is 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….|
If the above mentioned documents are not submitted within the deadline, 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.