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Types of Courses

There are 3 different types of courses:

Vorlesung (Lecture):

  • Content of the course is presented by a lecturer
  • Regular attendance is not monitored
  • Registration for attending a lecture is not necessary, but registration for examinations are necessary
  • Written exam at the end of the semester for acquiring ECTS-points


Übung/Tutorat (Exercise/Tutorial):

  • Presented by assistants or tutors
  • Usually various small groups
  • Registration not required (exceptions possible)
  • Revision and extension of the covered topics of the same lecture
  • Completing exercises, preparation of the exam
  • Generally optional but recommended 



  • Small groups (12-20 persons)
  • Active student participation expected
  • Early registration at the respective professorial chair
  • Attendance required (generally a few meetings)
  • Submitting a paper (scientific essay) and oral presentation for acquiring ECTS-points



  • Small groups (12-20 persons)
  • For Bachelor students
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Cross-disciplinary courses
  • Early registration at the Center for Key Qualifications
  • Attendance usually required 
  • The assessment methods highly differ from submitting a paper, oral presentation and/or written exam for acquiring ECTS-points
  • Further information on application and course descriptions is available here
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