E-Learning is the use of electronic educational technology in teaching and learning.


ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, allows students to earn transferable credits in individual courses. ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study programme in Europe amounts in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year and in those cases one credit stands for around 25 to 30 working hours. Credits in ECTS can only be obtained after successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects and examinations. For further information on ECTS, please see the EU’s ECTS-Website.


Immatrikulation. Formal registration at a German university for the semester.

Entrance Examination

Aufnahmeprüfung. An entrance examination is an examination that many educational institutions use to select students for admission. These exams may be administered at any level of education, from primary to higher education, although they are more common at higher levels.

Examination Regulations

Prüfungsordnung. Documents which regulate qualifications, exams and tests at University.

Examining Office

Prüfungsamt. An examining Office is an Institution at a University, which is responsible for the administration of the examinations.


Exmatrikulation. The process of leaving university by officially withdrawing as a student.