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Please contact your examination office to find out how they are currently handling requests to view records. Generally speaking, there are two options. Either you will be allowed to view your records in person (usually at the examination office) while observing the university’s hygiene regulations (wearing a protective mask, keeping a safe distance, etc.), or your documents will be scanned and sent to you electronically.

In most cases, the scanned documents will be sent to your ZEDAT university email address. Exceptions can be made only if the examination office has no doubts as to the identity of the email recipient at the address provided based on sufficient documentation.

Freie Universität has done its best to make it possible for students to continue to complete coursework since the very start of the pandemic. Credits completed will count toward the completion of your degree requirements. The 2020 summer semester, 2020/2021 winter semester, and 2021 summer semester will not, however, count against you in calculating your time to degree in your major. If, during the pandemic, students were not able to take all the courses they were supposed to or could not complete scheduled assessments, they will not face negative consequences due to the circumstances. You can find more information about BAföG here.

The universities are taking precautions to ensure that regularly occurring important dates and deadlines will automatically be postponed for upcoming semesters. For technical reasons, however, the semester will still appear on students’ transcripts.

You can obtain a certificate confirming your individual time to degree by accessing the Student Records and Registration Office portal under https://studium.fu-berlin.de

Students who were enrolled in a master’s degree program starting summer semester 2021 or winter semester 2021/2022 with a “two-thirds certificate” must submit their bachelor’s degree certificate when they renew their registration for the third semester of their master’s degree program (i.e., summer semester 2022 or winter semester 2022/2023) at the very latest.