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Course Selection / Learning Agreement

For your stay in Regensburg you need to know which courses will be offered during your time in Regensburg and what your schedule looks like. On top of that, as an ERASMUS-student you will need to hand in a so-called “Learning Agreement” with your nomination. On the basis of this learning agreement you plan your studies in Regensburg and make sure that the Regensburg courses will be recognised back home.
Imgp2162Our course catalogue is usually released too late for you to use it before your arrival in Regensburg. Therefore, we recommend that you work with the course catalogues of prior semesters and update your schedule after your arrival in Regensburg. Many faculties offer the same courses each winter or each summer semester. This is the case for the business faculty, the natural sciences or the law faculty. In all other cases we recommend that you select the types of courses you are interested in (e.g. “Proseminar in Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft” and finalize your course planning once you are in Regensburg.

You will find an online version of old and new course catalogues HERE.

To learn more about ECTS credits please see the following link: www.uni-regensburg.de/ur-international/exchange-students/courses/ects/overview/index.html

Overview on course selection and ECTS


What can you do before your arrival?

  • Talk to your institutional coordinator about the number and types of courses you will take in Regensburg and about the number of exams you ought to take.
  • For subjects that are frequently taken by our exchange students you may find further information on the selection of courses and credit allocation on our homepage:
    www.uni-regensburg.de/ur-international/exchange-students/courses/ects/faculties/index.html =>Courses (ECTS)
  • Another good source of information are the individual web pages of the departments as these lists are usually up to date:
    http://www.uni-regensburg.de/fakultaeten

Please arrive early enough for the orientation programme in Regensburg. As the registration procedure is not centralised, it is very important to be here in time. Please make sure that you stick to the arrival dates.


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You will receive all necessary information on course selection, registration, transcript of records, and more during this programme.


Which courses can you take?

Basically, you are free to take any courses throughout all faculties (with the exception of Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy and English and American Studies). Students of Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy are asked to contact the departmental
coordinator of their exchange programme to get approval of their course choice especially if they want to take practical courses like laboratory courses.

Id-schulung 096A regular programme of study carries 30 ECTS credits for each semester. During the semester you may also take German or other foreign language classes.

Overview on course selection and ECTS



Academic Study Concerns

At German universities, a certain amount of self responsibility is expected from students. For example, there are no pre-determined class schedules: rather it is the task of the student to put together his or her own programme of courses. Different facilities however can help you out with finding your way around the University.


Courses Offered

The course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis ) provides information about the courses offered during each semester. The details provided in it can be compared with the current course information posted on the notice boards of the faculties and institutes.


Semester Schedule

From these details, students individually can put together their semester schedule. Assistance and advice for this task is given by departmental coordinators, who are instructors from individual subjects with the special assignment of helping exchange students with the selection of their courses. All exchange students should introduce themselves to the departmental coordinator in their course of study. Additional help is given in the introductory sessions organized by the individual institutions. You will find out the dates for these introductory sessions from the International Office before the semester begins.


Proof of Academic Achievement

Currently only in a few subjects there is a central computer system that records the courses taken by students and their grades. In most subjects, students receive a certificate about the course they have taken. In the University system, this certificate is called a Schein.

Exchange students must pick up the Schein from the instructor themselves or have the Schein sent to the International Office. Copies of each Schein must be handed in at the International Office to receive your Transcript of Records.

  1. UR International

Exchange Students - Coordinator

Christine Betzner

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