Recognition of completed coursework and examinations
If you would like to have coursework and examinations you completed at another higher education institution in Germany or abroad recognized, please contact the degree program coordinator for your degree program. Please note the following:
Recognition after a semester abroad, transfer from a different higher education institution (external university), or change of degree program
For the recognition of completed coursework and examinations after a semester abroad, transfer from a different higher education institution, or change of degree program, please use the form Antrag auf Anerkennung von Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen (in German only).
Please fill out the form electronically and send by email to your degree program coordinator. Then bring the following documents with you to the coordinator’s office hours:
- An official Transcript of Records (ToR) or an equivalent certificate documenting the completed coursework and examinations to be recognized. Please bring the original or a certified copy.
- Course descriptions including the literature list used in each course for which you seek credit.
- If applicable, the grading scale used at the foreign university.
If you have questions about the documents to be submitted, please contact your degree program coordinator. Please note that it may take up to eight weeks to review your documents.
Recognition of academic record in the free elective area or of additional courses (e.g., language courses) taken at Universität Hamburg or the adult education center (Volkshochschule, VHS)
For the recognition of completed coursework and examinations for the free elective area (BSc) or additional courses (MSc) taken at Universität Hamburg or the adult education center (Volkshochschule, VHS) , please submit only the original course certificate or a certified copy to the Service Point at the Academic Office in the Department of Economics.
The same applies to courses that students in the MSc in Economics complete as part of their study abroad at the University of Edinburgh and would like to have accepted as electives.
The recognized examination grades will be transferred to STiNE. When the results are entered in STiNE, this serves as notification for the successful recognition of your achievements. You will not be notified separately about your application. Please check your STiNE account about four weeks after you submit your documents.