Information, Attachments and Forms

On this page, you will find information relevant to examinations with the associated regulations and subject-specific appendices. This page contains explanations, forms, information sheets, and links, covering everything from the current assessment dates to the grade certification.

The staff of the Examination Office will be happy to inform and advise you on all questions concerning assessments. Please find the contact person for your study program here (german).

Examiations in times of Corona Crises

In the course of the current Corona crisis and the resulting changes in the general conditions for studying and teaching, all Leuphana staff members are continuing to work at full speed to ensure that teaching and examinations continue in the best possible way, thus avoiding delays in studies and graduation.

Current information on teaching and examinations as well as on measures and prevention with regard to the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus and corresponding counselling services can be found on this page as well as on the Leuphana Portal Corona Virus.

Contact Persons

If you have questions about assessment-related or administrative issues that you are unable to clarify on the website, you are welcome to contact the relevant persons in Student Services.
In order to schedule a personal appointment with one of the staff members, please register via the office hours list of your staff member in myStudy.

Registering for exams

The registration period commences on the first day of the lecture period and ends on November 15th in the winter semester and on May 15th in the summer semester. You can withdraw from an assessment via QIS up to 5 workdays before the assessment date or the assessment period without giving a reason.

The only exception is the assessment type "combined assessment". In this case, the above-mentioned withdrawal can be ruled out without giving reasons. This is already communicated along with the course and assessment offer in myStudy. In any case, you should generate a PDF printout of the completed registrations. Please contact your responsible administrator of the assessment administration within the registration period for any registration that does not work.

Assessment registration: QIS

User-Guide for QIS 

Missed assessments, withdrawal and illness

When you register for assessments via QIS, you have committed yourself to attend the assessment(s). In the case that you are unable to fulfill your obligation to take an assessment, you must inform Studierendenservice immediately.
If you have not communicated your withdrawal or failure immediately, i.e. "without undue delay", or if your reasons are not approved, the particular assessment is considered as " insufficient"!
The legal basis for these regulations is the respective General Examination Regulations.

In case of illness
If you are unable to attend an assessment or unable to comply with a deadline due to illness, you must submit the original medical certificate to the Student Services immediately after determining that you are ill. The certificate must indicate that you are unable to take the assessment. Please ask your doctor to complete the form provided (a normal "certificate of incapacity for work" is not sufficient).


Examinations in presence

University operations in the winter semester 2022/2023 will basically be conducted completely in presence, as in the previous summer semester. All courses will basically be offered in on-site presence. All Leuphana facilities will be open on a regular basis, and all research projects can be carried out on a regular basis. In the third year of the pandemic, we want to send a clear signal that Leuphana focuses on personal encounters and direct discourse on content in research, teaching, studies and administration, and cultivates the culture of presence on campus for the benefit of science and education. In addition, our efforts to conduct university operations entirely in presence are an expression of the deans' and academic deans' ever-increasing concern about the quality of studies and the assessment that the quality of studies has suffered significantly under the conditions of extensive digital or hybrid teaching in recent semesters. We see it as our responsibility to reverse this development and therefore clearly focus on personal exchange in presence.

The planning of exams for the winter semester 2022/2023 has been completed. The exam dates are posted in myStudy with the corresponding rooms. You can find the current exam schedule here:
The exam dates are absolutely binding.


Notes on conducting examinations in presence

Instructions for students on how to conduct classroom exams

Grade certificates

For data protection reasons, it is not permitted to communicate grades by e-mail. From a technical perspective, e-mails can be read like postcards. Additionally, it is possible that someone could demand results under a false name. Nevertheless, if you like to receive assessment results or Transcript of Records by e-mail, please send the completed and signed form Transcript of Records by e-mail to the Student Services Info Portal.

Recognition of external assessments

Assessments that were performed at other universities in Germany or abroad are recognised upon fulfilment of the corresponding requirements of the General Examination Regulations.

Important: work to be recognised must not be older than 10 years old.

Recognitions from Germany:
Please submit the application for recognition (german) together with the original copy of the corresponding performance record (e.g. transcript of records) as well as the relevant information on the content of the assessment (e.g. module description) to Student Services.

- Information on Recognition (german)

- Application for Recognition

- Contact persons for questions regarding recognition

Recognitions from abroad:

During the planning and realization of a study stay or an internship abroad, you will be supported by the International Office.B efore your period abroad, you conclude a Learning Agreement so that the assessments sat by you abroad are recognised for your degree at Leuphana University without any problems. After your stay abroad, you submit the Learning Agreement together with the transcript of records about the work performed at the host university to Student Services.

Grades will be transferred in the case of comparable grading systems.

For non-comparable linear grading systems, they are converted according to the modified Bavarian formula


               Nmax - Nd
x=1+3 ---------------
              Nmax - Nmin

x = required German grade

Nmax = highest grade of the foreign grading system
Nmin = lowest passing grade of the foreign grading system
Nd = grade to be transformed into the German grading system

The result is rounded to the nearest German grade, e.g.: 1.6 => 1.7 2.4 => 2.3 2.6 => 2.7.
If the result is exactly between two German grades, it is rounded to the better grade, e.g.: 2.5 => 2.3 1.15 => 1.0 3.85 => 3.7

To convert the grades of assessments with other incomparable grade systems that were acquired within student exchange or student mobility programmes by sample students of all degree programmes, please use these links grade conversion table Leuphana Masters (german) and grade conversion table teacher education (german).

In the case of other, non-comparable grading systems, the assessment to be credited will be included ungraded with the remark "passed".

Masters thesis

Generally, the Masters thesis is written at the end of the degree programme. All the information about the Masters thesis and how to organise your Masters thesis in five steps has been compiled for you on the website Masters thesis.

In addition, helpful courses for writing the Masters thesis are regularly offered as part of the MasterSkills.

Change of Degree from M.A. to M.Sc.

In the Master's programme Management & Entrepreneurship, students of the study programmes Management & Business Development, Management & Human Resources and Management & Marketing can change their degree from Master of Arts (M.A.) to Master of Science (M.Sc.) on request. This change has no effect on their examination regulations and the modules to be taken.

Students in the discontinuing study programme Management & Financial Institutions can also change from the Master of Arts to the Master of Science. However, this entails a change to the new examination regulations of the Management & Finance & Accounting major and thus to a new curriculum. Therefore, some modules must be made up in the further developed major. Application (german)

Application for Change

Please save the 
Application form (german) on your computer and fill it out on your PC. Please hand in the printed and signed application to your responsible person in the Examination Office.