Where and how do I register for the interim examination?
Registrations in the subjects of History and Art History are carried out by the offices of the respective institutes and separate rules apply.
For the other subjects at the Department of History and Cultural Studies (excluding History and Art History): collect the application forms from the Examination Office or download them, have course and examination credits as well as proofs of language competence verified by the professor of the respective subject, take the oral examination (alongside your studies), request the certificate in the examination office.
Are there set registration and examination periods in which to register for the interim examination?
No, you may submit the application to take the interim examination on completion of the requirements (see above) at any time during the office hours.
When does the interim examination take place?
You must agree this individually with the respective examiner.
How do I obtain the interim examination certificate?
On submission of the application to take the interim examination with the submission of the following documents: certificate of entrance qualification (original and copy), registration certificate (copy), any additional proofs of language competence (originals and copies), list of courses attended according to the study regulations, study record pages, credit certificates (originals and copies).
2. Magister’s Examination
Are there set registration and examination periods for the magister’s examination?
No, there are no registration periods. You can register as soon as the formal requirements (credit certificates, SWS) for examination registration are met.
How long does the examination process last?
In the compact procedure, it should not exceed the period of nine months.
Where can I obtain the registration forms for the magister’s examination?
I am studying my 1st main subject at another department / at another university. What must I bear in mind?
Enquire about the examination regulations of the department of your 1st main subject. The examination arrangements specified there (examination period, dates etc) are binding for you.
I am studying my 2nd main subject / my subsidiary subject at another department / at another university. What must I bear in mind?
You can take the examinations for your 2nd main subject / your subsidiary subject in the context of the compact procedure or in the splitting procedure. If you register for the compact procedure, the Examination Office of the Department of History and Cultural Studies requires confirmation from the outside Examination Offices that you have obtained all the credits and that the admission requirements have been met. After you have completed the examinations in your 2nd main subject / your subsidiary subject, ask the respective Examination Office to send the necessary documents to the Examination Office of the Department of History and Cultural Studies.
Where and how do I register for the magister’s examination?
Which documents must I submit with the registration for the magister’s examination?
Certificate of general university entrance qualification (original and copy), Latinum/Graecum (original and copy) if applicable, proof of registration at Freie Universität Berlin for the last three semesters, interim examination certificates for the 1st and 2nd main subjects and/or subsidiary subjects, study record pages (original), separate lists of courses attended for each subject (appendix 1), original and copy of credit certificates from the advanced study period as required in the respective subject for the 1st and 2nd main subjects and/or subsidiary subjects, any credit certificates replacing exams, any certificates for partial examinations completed, any other documents such as a curriculum vitae and subject combination approval.
How long does the admission to the examination take?
The processing time for registration documents in the Examination Office depends on the number of registrations. It is therefore impossible to give a fixed estimate of the processing time. In all cases, it is advisable to submit the registration documents on time and before the aimed for examination period (a MINIMUM processing time of four weeks is generally expected).
In which subjects can the exam be substituted for two credit certificates?
This is possible in the subjects of Anthropology of the Americas, Art History and Sinology only.
Can I use any credit certificate as a substitute for the exam?
No. This must be agreed in advance with the respective lecturer and a written application must be made in the institute.
When does the magister’s examination take place?
This differs in each individual case. The magister’s examination comprises several parts: the oral examination (duration for the subsidiary subject: 30 minutes; main subject: 60 minutes) and the exam (duration for the main subject and subsidiary subject: 4 hours). These examination parts are completed separately, at different times. Registration for the exam takes place in the examination office and the possible dates can be found on a list displayed there. The date for the oral examination is agreed individually with the examiner.
Which examination parts are there? In which order does the examination happen?
The magister’s examination comprises several parts: the oral examination (duration for the subsidiary subject: 30 minutes; main subject: 60 minutes) and the exam (duration for the main subject and subsidiary subject: 4 hours). These examination parts are completed separately, at different times. The order depends on the chosen examination procedure and the individual decision of the candidate. In addition, the magister’s thesis must be authored in the first main subject of the magister’s degree.
Must my reviewer be my examiner as well?
Can I start on the oral examinations directly after submitting the magister’s thesis?
No, only once the reviewers have assessed the work at least as “adequate”. Initially, two-line texts from each reviewer are sufficient. These must be submitted to the Examination Office. You can then be admitted to the subject examinations (exam/oral examination).