Students may repeat failed examinations taken for the Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase three times (four attempts)
In regard to all other examinations, students may re-sit for an examination up to four times (5 attempts). All examination attempts in the same subject for all respective subjects at the same university count.
When repeating an examination for the third time (subject examination, lecture, lecture with exercises, courses and combined courses) the examination will then be conducted by commission, providing the examination is in the form of a single examination procedure.
Upon request by the student, the second repetition attempt can also be conducted by commission.
The last examination attempt (the fourth repetition) will be conducted by commission (no exceptions); in regards to courses featuring tutorials and seminars, the examination commission will base their decision in regards to each individual case to determine how previous performances can best be concentrated as part of the current examination, therefore making a grade by commission accessible.
After having heard the student, the Examination Board chairman is required to notify the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, opens in new window (e-mail to: vizerektor-lehre(at)jku.at).
Übungen (UE) can be also be referred to as Arbeitsgemeinschaft (AG), Intensivierungskurs (IK), Praktikum (PR) or Proseminar (PS) within the curriculum.
Kurse (KS) can also be referred to as Vorlesung mit Übung (VU) or kombinierte Lehrveranstaltung (KV) within the curriculum.
Students who fail an "Übung" course and a seminar must repeat the entire course.
Students will receive a course grade after completing the course and course examination; in order to repeat the course examination, the rules pertaining to course examinations apply in that when repeating an examination, non-repetitive sections of the course examination may be included in the grade.
In regard to examinations that are not part of the StEOP requirements, students will not be admitted to the program after five negative attempts. Re-applying for admission to the JKU or, in regard to joint degree programs (i.e. teacher education studies), at the participating educational institutions (those in the "Cluster Mitte" group) for those programs in which passing the same examination is mandatory, is not permitted. In regard Teacher Education Programs at the Secondary Level (General Education), students can apply to enroll in the progam only for subject areas or areas of specializations for which successfully passing the same examination is not mandatory.
In regard to examinations that are part of the StEOP requirements, students will not be permitted to continue the program after four negative attempts.