Examination policy


For the master program Infection Biology several rules apply:

1. The course-cross examination rules: These rules include guidelines that apply to all technical and scientific programs of the University of Lübeck.

2. The course-specific program code: Academic Regulations and Procedures summarize all rules, which are specific to the certain course of study. Among other things, the individual events of the entire semester will be listed here and displayed in a program overview.

3. The Higher Education Act of Schleswig-Holstein.

The specific set of regulations (so-called PVO and SGO) can be found here and, respectively. Note, the most current versions available/published at the time of student's enrollment (1. week of October) applies throughout her/his studies!

The “Hochschulgesetz Schleswig-Holstein” (Higher Education Act S.-H.) is very clear as to whether  attendance (physical presence i.e. active participation) is mandatory or not:


§52(12) Examination Regulations: A compulsory participation of students in courses may not be regulated as a prerequisite for participation in examinations, unless the course is an excursion, a language course, an internship, a practical exercise or a comparable course.


Besides the practicals, all IB seminars have a clear course/exercise character with group discussions. Because of this, your attendance throughout all of the seminars is mandatory! Attendance at lectures is not mandatory by law but highly recommended as a good preparation for the oral/written examination.