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
The program coordinator of your degree program is your central contact person for all questions regarding the 'recognition of achievements'. The recognition of academic achievements takes place in 3 steps.
Before submitting your application for recognition, please make an appointment with the program coordinator of your degree program. Before submitting your application, please think about which modules or course you would like to have recognized. The module descriptions of your degree program are part of the respective subject-specific regulations.
Please bring the following documents with you to the appointment with your program coordinator:
- Transcript of Records (original)
- Learning Agreement (only for semesters abroad)
- if applicable, course and/or module descriptions (e.g. excerpt from the module handbook, study plan, literature lists, meeting schedule, examination documents, etc.)
- in case of recognition from vocational training: the IHK and vocational school certificate
At the end of the appointment, you will receive a consultation protocol in which the discussed recognitions are recorded.
You can find the electronic application form in your STiNE account under the menu item Studying/Study Management/Applications. There please select the form V WISO Faculty: application for recognition of achievements (and only this one!) by clicking on Start.
Please fill out the electronic application form, submit it electronically, print it out, sign it, and then submit it to your program coordinator via e-mail.
Please strictly adhere to the information from the consultation protocol and the agreements with your program coordinator when making your entries!
Processing and notification
The application will be decided by the chairperson of the responsible examination board. As soon as the decision has been made, you will be informed by e-mail that the letter of recognized achievements is available in your STiNE account. The entry of the recognized achievements in your STiNE account will take place in a timely manner.
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 the course certificate to the responsible person of the course and examination management of your degree program.
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.