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Recognition for Bachelor Students majoring in Social and Cultural Sciences

1. Before going abroad

Students majoring in Social and Cultural Sciences (BA) have to arrange with Ms. Klück (Department of International Affairs, AM 213) the courses they would like to take at universities abroad to verify if they are recognizable.

Tip: The answers to many questions regarding recognition can be found in the FAQ.

There are two ways to check the recognizability of courses

  1. Form A (Recognizability of abroad-earned credits) is to be filled out and to be sent via email to Ms. Klück.
  2. Personally arrange with Ms. Klück the recognizability of courses during her office hours or via email.

ATTENTION: Please note her office hours!

Please orient yourselves through the courses that were offered at the partner university during previous semesters. Up-to-date courses catalogues sometimes can still not be found on their homepages. Course changes can still be made during your stay abroad.

In order for your stay abroad to be able to be recognized in accordance with § 17 BAPO, you must earn a minimum of 6 ECTS credits at the foreign university.

2. During your stay abroad

Should there be course changes during the beginning of your stay abroad, Ms. Klück should be advised of them via email.

In order to be able to check whether the courses are recognizable, the following information should be included in the email:

  • Course title
  • Course description
  • Toward which Module the course should be counted
  • Academic level (e.g., bachelor or master; at which academic year the course can be taken)
  • Amount of contact hours per semester

3. After returning from abroad

For your credits to be recognized after returning from abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the Department of International Affairs:

  1. A filled-out version of Form B (Application for the Recognition of Abroad-earned Credits) for BA students majoring in the Social and Cultural Sciences, or a filled-out version of Form B (IKG) for BA students majoring in Intercultural German Studies.
  2. An original transcript of records (which contains a list of all abroad-earned credits) as well as any term papers
  3. Proof of academic level (academic year) in which the credits were earned, the amount of contact hours per semester as well as the ECTS grade (in case they are not listed on the transcript)
  4. Information on the university and major (in case it is not a partner university)

ATTENTION: Please note that only bachelor students fall under Ms. Klück responsibility. Master students can get their credits recognized from their respective program heads or coordinators.