Dates, Deadlines, Advising
I need information or advice about my course of study. Are office hours still being held in person at Freie Universität Berlin, for example, at examination offices or the Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling?
Please check the website of the Student Services Center and your department website(s) for more information.
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, 2021 summer semester and 2021/2021 winter 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. This regulation no longer applies for the summer semester 2022. 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