Registration for courses, lectures, exercise classes and exams
Registration for courses and lectures
In order to get credit points you need to register for your courses via STiNE. This is only possible during the registration periods. You first register for the course, which consists of lecture, exercise class and exam. After registering for the course, you then register for these individual components.
Seminars must be registered for in the ‘early registration period’. Also note that seminars often have an early planning meeting, so look out for such dates and correlating e-mails.
Special registration when retaking a class:
- Register for the lectures as usual
- Register for the exercise class via ‘Open courses’. You might need to navigate through a lot of submenus.
- Register for the related exam as usual. If you already acquired the permit to take an exam via the exercise class, you don’t need to reacquire it. It is advisable to visit the exercise class again though.
Deregistration from courses and lectures:
A deregistration from courses is available during both the general registration period and the changes and correction period. If you find that you want to take a course in a later term or not at all, please use the correction period to deregister from the course (and all its subparts). If you need to deregister later than the correction period, contact the academic services office.
Exam registration, deregistration and change of date
If you want to take an exam you need to be registered for the related course. Both registrations need to be done by the student via STiNE. If you encounter problems, contact the Academic Services Office.
For all exams at the department of Mathematics, the following regulations are in place.
- Written exams:
Registration and deregistration or change of date is possible until 23:59 three days prior to the exam. (PLEASE NOTE: The 3-day-rule is only valid for exams of the MIN faculty and might differ in other faculties, e.g. humanities.)
- Oral exams:
Registration and deregistration from oral exams are only possible up until 1 pm of the last day of lecture period. Afterwards please contact your examiner or the academic services office.
Registration and deregistration for your seminar presentation are binding after the registration period.
These rules might differ for courses of other departments. Please refer to their homepage or contact the responsible office to get more information.
You can find all academic services offices of Hamburg University here.
Notification of illness
If you cannot take an exam for health reasons, you need to hand in a doctor’s note as soon as possible but not later than 10 working days to our office. If you hand it in via regular mail, the postal date stamp determines the date of receipt.
If you are sick while working on your final thesis, please contact the Academic Services Office.
For all courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs you may retake an exam two times (see the examination regulations of the MIN faculty, §10). This means you have three attempts in total. If all three attempts are graded with insufficient, the course is failed conclusively. This often means that the whole program is failed conclusively. If you have a course from your compulsory optional subjects with two failed attempts you may leave it as unfinished to avoid the risk of conclusively failing your program. You may take another course instead.
In general, if you have two failed attempts in an exam please get counseling from the Academic Services Office(studium.math"AT"uni-hamburg.de) or UHH Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling.
Registration for final thesis
In order to register the beginning of working on your final thesis, you need to have acquired at least 72 credit points in your Master’s program.
This needs to be visible in STiNE under ‘study results’. You may then hand in the ‘Final thesis topic issuance’ form filled out and signed by your advisor. Typically this is same person which supervised your orientation and/or preparatory project. As soon as the academic services office processed the issuance, you will get a confirmation with your thesis title and the deadline of submission to your 'firstname.lastname@example.org' email-address. The processing time for your Master’s thesis is six months.
Research phase for Master’s programs
Beginning of the research phase
The research phase is the last part of the Master’s program and usually consists of orientation project (15 credit points), preparatory project (15 credit points) and Master’s thesis (30 credit points).
As soon as the research phase begins the student must officially notify the academic services office, so that start date, field of research and advisor can be noted in his/her record file.
The notification can either be
- an email from the advisor or a related professor to the academic services office containing full name and matriculation number of the student, name of the advisor, if sender is not the advisor and all information noted above or
- an informal application signed by student and advisor containing all needed information.
Information on orientation project "Ma-M-EP Einarbeitungsprojekt" and preparatory project "Ma-M-VP Vorbereitungsprojekt"
Both modules and the subsequent Master’s thesis are inseparable parts of the research phase in terms of content and topic. For Mathematics and Mathematical Physics M.Sc. both orientation and preparatory project are mandatory for the research phase which typically takes two terms or one year respectively. When the student begins his/her research phase he/she needs to announce it to the academic services office as mentioned above. Both projects are foundation to gain all needed knowledge and scientific skills for the final thesis.
They are both worth 15 credit points. Content and type of examination need to be discussed and recorded by student and advisor.
Orientation project and preparatory project need to be registered in STiNE. This will only be a formal registration since advisor, content and examination result will be filled in by the academic services office after you handed in the form Attestation of Orientation/Preparatory-Project for Master’s programs. If the topic for these projects shall be noted in your transcript of records, you need to note that on the attestation. If you don’t do that or don’t submit an English translation for your topic, only the module name will be visible on your academic transcript.
For Mathematics and Mathematical Physics both modules are compulsory to attend. For these modules please refer to §10 of revised examination regulations of MIN Faculty. For Industrial Mathematics the preparatory project is compulsory optional. In case you attend it, you need to hand in above mentioned attestation as well.
- Orientation project and preparatory project need to be registered in STiNE. Only exams of these projects need to be registered as well.
- If there are courses that were arranged to be part of one of these projects with your advisor, you need to register as auditor via ‘Open courses’ for said courses. (The credits and examination result of these courses will be part of the 15 CP/examination of the project.)
The course “Angeleitet Selbststudium” (Guided self-studies) “Ma-M-AS” which is optional for Master’s programs cannot be registered in STiNE.
The guided self-studies’ aim is to acquire knowledge and/or skills in a special field of mathematics. Guidance is offered by a professor as advisor. Topic and all general conditions are arranged between student and advisor. After finishing the guided self-study, please hand in the correlating form Guided self-studies filled out by your advisor so that the academic services office may add it to your academic account.