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Course and exam enrolment

You can enrol for courses and exams via uSis or your faculty's education administration office.

Take a look under your faculty or study programme tab for further information. If you have any questions, please contact your education administration office


Do you have a question about uSis? If so, please consult our FAQs or send a mail to the uSis web editors

How to register for a course in uSis

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Mandatory enrollment for courses. No registration required for exams.

All students in the Faculty of Humanities are obliged to register for all lectures, tutorials and seminars. You use uSis to register. Registration is obligatory for all compulsory components as well as for study activities taken as part of the optional programme (minor). You do not need to register for the bachelor and master's theses, as these are registered through the administration.

For more information, see this page

Note that first-year, full-time bachelor students are usually registered by their department for courses starting in September. However, they too should check in time whether they have been registered.

Registering for lectures and tutorials

For lectures and tutorials you must also register in time through uSis. Some tutorials have a limited intake and may be full very quickly. If you are not registered for a course, you will not be allowed to sit the final exams for that course.

  • Semester 1: You can register for a lecture or tutorial from July 13th 1 PM prior to the first meeting until Friday of the first week of class.
  • Semester 2: You can register for a 2nd-semester lecture or tutorial from December 15th 1 PM prior to the first meeting until Friday of the first week of class.

After that it is no longer possible to register yourself through uSis. If you are late for registration for lectures and tutorials, then you will need the lecturer's permission to register through the student administration for lectures, through the study coordinator for tutorials, and through the Student Information Desk for core-curriculum courses.

Registration for testing is not required. The administration enrolls you for the examination of each course. The registration will be done in the first two weeks of October and for the second semester courses in the first two weeks of March. If you are enrolled and do not participate in the exam, you are requested to report this to the administration of the programme or at the information desk in the Lipsius.

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