Recognition of study periods and examinations
Credit recognition or credit transfer means that academic achievement that a student has acquired in a context beyond his/her current studies can be accredited towards his/her degree. Courses acknowledged for transfer do not need to be taken anymore.
You can submit an application for the recognition of study periods and examinations, if you
- have transferred to the University of Oldenburg from another university
- have changed your combination of subjects at the University of Oldenburg
- have studied at a university abroad
- have professional experience which you want to have accredited
N.B. a recognition can only be processed after you are enrolled at the University of Oldenburg.
Fill out the recognition form (only in German available) which consists of the "Antrag auf Anrechnung" and the enclosures (Anlagen) of the subject or area of specialisation.
Please submit the completed recognition form inclusive the enclosures and any supporting evidence of coursework, assessment, attested diploma1 and module description to the Examinations Office. If you like to have some support by filling out the form, please come to the Examinations Office during our office hours.
1) Alternatively, you can present copies in person, but keep the originals ready to be inspected.
At the Examinations Office your application will be checked for completeness and reviewed according to the relevant regulations. It will be forwarded to the appropriate subject representive (Fachvertretung [pdf] - in German). The processing time can last up to three months. At peak periods the process may take more time.
The examination committee is responsible for deciding on the recognition of study periods and examinations. You will receive a note in Stud.IP as soon as your application has been forwarded there.
After the decision on your application you can see the accredited study periods and examinations in the grade listings in Stud.IP. In case of a rejection of your application, you will receive an official letter from the Examinations Office.