Examination Information.


Have you studied hard and now want to take your first (set of) examinations? Here's what you need to know:

Office of Examinations and Recognition Services


1st floor
Rooms 101-105



Do I Have to Sign Up in Advance for Course Examinations?

Register for course examinations via KUSSS.

When you sign up for practical courses, courses and seminars, you register for the course examination at the same time that register for the class; getting into the course is considered admission to the course examination.
For other courses and lectures, you have until the end of the second following semester in which the course is held to sign up with the course instructor.
Tests taken outside of designated examination periods are absolutely null and void. There is no credit transfer for the total number of times a student must repeat an examination.
Please pay attention to the information provided by instructors for each individual course.

How Do I Sign Up for Subject Area Examinations?

Sign up for examinations and subject area examinations by the deadline via KUSSS.
Info Sheet to Register for Examinations via KUSSS

Students may no longer sign up for examinations per e-mail.

Students who wish to sign up for final examinations in the Diploma degree, Bachelor's, Master's degree programs, an oral defense, supplementary examinations (aside from the supplementary examination in Latin), and subject examinations for an independent studies program must do so in person at the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services.

See KUSSS approximately two weeks before the examination date (under the menu item "Kundmachung") for detailed information about the examination(s) (exact date(s), place and time)..

If one particular examination is offered on several dates, students may only sign up to take the examination on one of the offered dates. You may only sign up for an examination if you have not yet received a grade from the last examination.

Additional information for individual majors:

  • Bachelor's Degree Program WIWI or the Diploma Degree Program WIWI 2013W
    Register for subject examinations in business languages:
    Business majors who enrolled in the Diploma/Bachelor's degree program (WiWi) before WS 2016/17 and started taking a business language class must take and pass the written and oral examinations.

You can only register for subject examinations in the area of business languages by sending an e-mail to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services.

Where Can I find the Examination Dates and Registration Deadlines?

You can find registration dates, examination dates, and registration information under: Examination Dates

How Do I Sign Up for Supplementary and/or Additional Examinations?

Before beginning a degree program, degree-seeking students may be required to pass supplementary examinations (see admission letter).

Students may sign up for supplementary examinations by no later than one week before the set examination date by going to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services or by sending an e-mail to: pruefung-sowi@jku.at.

Additional examinations are to be completed as part of the degree program requirements.

Students who are required to take Latin must sign up for the examination three weeks before the examination date via KUSSS under "Fachprüfungen".
Students may sign up for the additional examination in Descriptive Geometry as part of the lecture "Vorbereitung auf die Ergänzungsprüfung Darstellende Geometrie".

If I Am Unable to Take a Subject Area Examination on that Day, Do I Have to Officially Withdraw?

You can withdraw from taking a subject area examination by the third day before the examination date.  You must officially withdraw from the examination via KUSSS.
If you do not officially withdraw from taking the examination and simply do not show up, you will not be able to sign up for the same examination on date it is given next unless you can prove you missed taking the initial examination due to reasons or circumstances beyond your control. Please speak to a staff member at the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services.

How Often Can I Repeat an Examination?

Students may repeat failed examinations taken for the Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase three times (four attempts)

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.

After repeating an examination three times (subject examination, lecture, lecture with exercises, courses and combined courses) the examination will then be conducted by commission provided the examination is in the form of a single examination procedure.
Upon request by the student, the second examination attempt can also be conducted by commission.
The last examination attempt (fourth attempt) will be conducted by commission (no exceptions); in regards to courses with exercises and seminars, the examination commission will base their decision in regards to each individual case and will determine how previous performances can best be concentrated in the current examination therefore making a grade by commission accessible.
After the student's hearing, the Examination Board chairman is required to notify the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (e-mail to: vizerektor-lehre@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 lecture examinations apply in that when repeating an examination, non-repeatable sections from a lecture examination cannot 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. teaching 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), student 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. However, aside from the information above, after the third semester after disenrollment, students can re-apply for admission to this program.

Can I Improve a  Passing Grade?

Students who have passed qualifying subject examinations (=Fachprüfungen) and lecture examinations can repeat the examination once up to twelve months after the initial examination date.
If repeating an examination, the grade awarded on the previous examination will become null and void.
This means that if you receive a lower grade, the second grade will count.

Where Can I Find My Transcripts?

Students can find their grades in KUSSS under "Notenauskunft".

If you would like to view or print your transcripts, go to KUSSS and download the information under "Dokumente / Studienerfolg".




Additional Information: