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Academic adjustment

Academic adjustment is intended to ensure equality of opportunity. Your use of any academic adjustments is not recorded on your certificates or transcript of records and is voluntary. You are not required to make use of a granted application for academic adjustment.


Who is eligible?

According to Section 40 of the General Study Regulations (AllgStuPO), students can apply for academic adjustments due to:

if they are unable to complete the coursework or examinations in the prescribed format.


Forms of academic adjustment can include

For coursework:

  • Flexible submission deadlines for homework, reports, term papers, etc.
  • Modification to the attendance requirements in courses, labs, field trips, etc. such as through the option to complete suitable alternative work
  • Modification to group work, e.g. Allowing groups with students entitled to academic adjustment more time to complete their work or increasing the respective group size by one

For examinations or assessments:

  • Increasing time for exams/written exams by ...%
  • Possibility to take ... breaks of ... minutes for all exams until the end of bachelor’s/master’s studies
  • A separate examination room which can be shared by a few other candidates
  • Modifications to practical examinations, if necessary, the use of assistants (e.g. sign language interpreters) and/or additional technical aids

How do I submit an application for academic adjustment?

The application is two-part:

  1. The application for academic adjustment and
  2. Required proof, such as a medical certificate or statement from a psychotherapeutic professional

Please submit your application to the examination board responsible for the degree program you are enrolled in. Applications should be submitted to the examination board with sufficient time for lecturers to modify the exam and study conditions.

Due to the current pandemic, please send your application and supporting documents from your TU email account as a PDF file directly to the examination board.

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