Recognition of coursework and examination
Equivalent courses and modules that you complete at another university can usually be transfered to your degree program. Below you will find basic information regarding the process of recognition of coursework and examinations completed during your studies abroad.
After your stay, you have to contact your academic office at the Studienbüro responsible for your degree program for all concrete questions regarding recognition of coursework and examinations. Please note: do not forget to bring a proof of your courses and studies completed abroad (e.g. Transcript of Records) and the detailed course descriptions (with the workload for each course).
The Learning Agreement (LA)
In order to ensure recognition of the coursework and examinations you complete abroad, you must conclude a Learning Agreement (LA) before you leave. The Learning Agreement is a written agreement listing the courses you propose to attend and complete abroad. You, your home university, and your host university have to sign it. Students who wish to attend a partner university through the ERASMUS+ program must complete a Learning Agreement before departing. We recommend that “free-movers” complete a Learning Agreement in advance of their stay abroad as well in order to guarantee the recognition of their coursework and examinations.
The preliminary Learning Agreement, which is necessary for your Mobility-Online application, does not have to be signed by your degree program coordinator.
Generally, Learning Agreements are initially drawn up on a provisional basis with courses from the previous winter or summer semester at your host university. You choose the courses and contact the person responsible for you in your academic office to discuss them. Bring a description of the courses (possibly a translated version) to the meeting with your program coordinator. As soon as the current course catalog is available, the Learning Agreement can be updated with the actual course offere.
The current Learning Agreement form is available on the homepage of the Department of International Affairs.