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Crediting of study achievements acquired abroad


Before the stay abroad:

Step 1: Independent review of the criteria for the recognition of academic achievements

  • Examination is taken at a state/state-recognised higher education institution abroad.
  • No significant differences in content, i.e. courses have comparable content
  • Scope, i.e. courses have similar scope of performance 
  • Level, i.e. comparable field of study (Bachelor's/Master's)

Step 2: Contact the professorship by e-mail

The following should be included in the e-mail

  • Name of the foreign university
  • Name of the programme attended
  • Course syllabus of the courses from abroad with description of course content/ scope of ECTS/ credits
  • Course description of the course at the IRWP professorship (module and name)
  • After the documents have been checked, you will receive a notification by e-mail.

Step 3: Recognition Agreement

  • Send the completed recognition agreement to the professorship.
  • In case of recognition, make an appointment to pick up the recognition agreement.

After the stay abroad:

  • Conversion of the foreign grade into the German grading system by the International Office.
  • Submit application for recognition to the office of the Examination Committee
  • Documents to be submitted to the Examination Committee:
    • Recognition agreement(s)
    • "Transcript of Records (original and copy)
    • Conversion of grades from the International Office
    • Syllabus of the course
    • Current certificate of study

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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