General Information

Exams for Spring Semester 2021: June 7 - 30, 2021 / Exams for Fall Semester 2021: January 3 - 31, 2022

Exchange students from abroad taking courses in the Master’s of Law degree program may request (in writing, by specified deadlines) to take exams during the last week of the semester, i.e. just before the winter holiday break or summer break.

Important Information concerning the Exam Procedures

Before a written exam begins, the supervisor will read aloud the following information to all exam takers:

  • Students are only allowed to use official paper with the university logo for written exams. This paper will be provided to students on site at the exam. Every sheet of paper must have the following information on it: date, exam subject, examiner’s name, student’s matriculation number, and specifications regarding the exam taker’s native language. Written exams are anonymously graded, so names should not appear on the papers.
  • Students who are not in the Bachelor’s or Master’s in Law degree programs should specify their study program / status (for example, exchange student, SEMP, LL.M., DAS, SCIP, PMP).
  • Students must also use the official university paper for any notes or outlines they make while taking the exam. 
  • Exams cannot be written with a pencil (except for the exam Forensic Medicine for Jurists).
  • Students must follow any additional instructions specified by the examiner.
  • Before beginning to write the exam, all students should make sure their sets of documents for the exam are complete (for example, that pages are not missing and that there are no printing problems on their documents). 
  • Students who finish their exams before the end of the allotted period may turn in their papers and then leave quietly to avoid disturbing others.
  • Most importantly: Any students who are unable to write the exam due to physical or mental health problems must leave the room before the exam begins. They then must submit a medical certificate to the Dean's Office within the next few days. Anyone who stays in the room beyond this point must write the exam in its entirety and receive a grade for the exam

Students wishing to take an exam must strictly adhere to the registration and withdrawal deadlines. No late registrations will be accepted.

Fall Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2021

Students must register for assessments with KSL.


The Dean's Office recommends that students request a meeting with their lecturer before appealing a grade. Students can also request a copy of their written exams taken during the Bachelor's main study period or the Master's degree program (please review and comply with the corresponding information and deadlines). After a meeting, if the student still wishes to appeal the grade, the following steps can be taken:

  1. The student must request an official grade sheet from the Dean’s Office. Contact Ms. Elisabeth Fehlmann for Bachelor's exams or Ms. Petra Dasen for Master's exams. The 30-day appeals period commences upon issuance of that official grade sheet.
  2. Once they have the official grade sheet, students can then file an appeal. The processing time for the initial appeal generally takes up to one year.

Anyone unable to attend an assessment can write a written request to take the exam during the next standard exam period. The request must include a list of all affected exams and a medical certificate and must be submitted to Ms. Sylvia Kilchenmann by email immediately. Otherwise, students will receive a grade of 1. The earliest possibility to repeat the exam will be during the next standard exam period.

Notifications regarding exams (rearrangements, room changes), as well as other important information, are sent to the students’ email accounts. Students must check their student email accounts regularly.