Important Notes from A to Z
On this page you will find a compilation of FAQs about studying at the Department of Biology. However, if you do not find an answer to a question, you are welcome to contact the Academic Office directly.
Corona Infection Message Chain
If you are infected with the corona virus, please follow this message chain (PDF).
Recognition of Study Achievements
If you want to recognize your study achievements from
- an other Department or Faculty of the University of Hamburg
- an other scientific universities in Germany or abroad
- a vocational training
please use the application procedure in STiNE.
In your STiNE account you will find the application form under the heading "Studies -> Applications": MIN - Application for recognition of benefits
It is recommended to arrange a consultation with the responsible study coordinator before completing the application.
Please complete the electronic application in STiNE and send it electronically. Then arrange an appointment with the responsible study coordinator to finally discuss your application. Then we will forward the application to the responsible examination board.
The following necessary documents have to be handed in to the interview:
- Transcript of Records and / or your graduation with the achievements to be recognized (in the original and copy)
- if applicable, a certified translation in German or English
- possibly grading scheme
- if applicable, workload proof (total effort) in hours
- proof of the level of the event (Bachelor or Master)
- if applicable module or course description, incl .: used literature list, structure of event, contents
Registration and deregistration for an examination
Students must register for the examination independently in STiNE. In case of technical problems, please contact the Academic Office Biology during the registration period (surf STiNE>Service>Registration periods).
The registration period for all module examinations is from the start of the respective STiNE registration period for the coming semester until 23:59 three days before the examination date! The deadline also holds for the cancellation of an exam.
|Registration deadline||3 February 23:59 (the time is fixed, no matter what time the test takes place)|
|1st day||4th February (no matter if weekday or Sunday and holiday)|
|2nd day||5th February|
|Examination date||6 February, e.g. 10 a.m. (time on this day does not matter)|
If students are not registered for the examination, they may not take part in the examination or the examination will not be evaluated. An apology (e.g. sick leave) can only be considered if the student has registered for the examination.
Set the correct semester (sometimes the examination is still in the starting semester of the module). If problems arise, please contact the Academic Office Biology before the examination.
Please check the following website.
Office for the interests of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
"The office is the central contact point of the University of Hamburg for prospective students, applicants, students and, in some cases, doctoral candidates with (health) impairments. We advise and support you in all matters related to disability, such as study orientation, application and study". (quoted from the homepage of the Office for the Interests of Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses)
If you have any questions concerning the withdrawing, please contact the CampusCenter directly. Here you will find an overview page with the most important information.
If you are unable to take a module examination due to illness, please fill in the following form and submit it to Academic Office:
Template: "Sick notification for module examinations" (PDF)
Bachelor's and Master's students have two examination options per semester in which the corresponding module is offered. Students must register themselves for the module final examinations of the compulsory modules in STiNE.
Sickness notifications must be submitted to the Academic Office Biology using the relevant form (PDF) no later than 10 days after illness. If you are "excused" at an examination date (e.g. by a sick leave), this date does not count towards your examination attempts. You do not have to be registered for the first examination date in order to be allowed to participate in the second date.
You have four attempts to pass one examination. We expressly recommend that you take the exams following the respective modules, but there is no legal time limit for the exams.
Psychological Advisory Service
The Psychological Advisory Service of the University of Hamburg is affiliated to CampusCenter. An overview with helpful information and contact details of the contact persons can be found here (only in german).
Pregnancy and breast feeding period
From 1.1.2018 the Maternity Protection Act also applies to students. As soon as you know that you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please contact the study program coordinator of your degree program at the Academic Office. With him, you will discuss in which modules, which are pending during your pregnancy and lactation, no special danger or possibly a particular hazard exists. In the first case, you fill out an appropriate form with the study program coordinator (risk assessment). In the second case, you must complete this with the responsible teacher of the module / course.
According to the Maternity Protection Act, her pregnancy is reported to the responsible supervisory authority (Occupational Safety and Health Office) and the department for occupational safety and environmental protection. The risk assessments are stored in your audit file and at the staff office.
For the current registration period please surf www.stine.uni-hamburg.de > service > Rergistration period!
If you have any questions concerning part-time study, please contact CampusCenter directly.
To the website with the most important information about part-time study.
If you have any questions about semester of academic leave, please contact CampusCenter directly.
To the website with the most important information about academic leave / semester of academic leafe.