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    Exceptional Regulations for JMU Students Enrolled in Programmes Other Than Teaching Degree Programmes

    Last modified: 07 April 2022

    Students needing to meet prescribed deadlines

    In response to the significant challenges facing universities and students during the COVID‑19 pandemic, a new Art. 99 was added to the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (Bavarian Higher Education Act, BayHSchG) in the summer of 2020. Where the deadlines to meet a minimum ECTS score requirement (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung, Kontrollprüfung) are concerned, the rule applies that the 2020 summer semester does not count as a subject semester.

    According to the latest amendment to the BayHSchG, that rule also applies for the 2020/21 winter semester, the 2021 summer semester and the 2021/22 winter semester. This is why students who need to meet a minimum ECTS score requirement (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung, Kontrollprüfung), i.e. need to have successfully completed the assessments in certain modules, in the semesters in question have been granted an exception: Until the end of the 2021/22 winter semester, the University will refrain from checking whether they have achieved the required number of ECTS credits.

    If you have any questions about your specific case, please contact the competent Examination Office.

    To ensure that students who are enrolled in a degree programme in the 2020 summer semester and are not on leave of absence in that semester will not face a disadvantage if they miss deadlines prescribed by the academic and examination regulations for their degree programmes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, those students will be granted an automatic extension of the deadlines in question.

    According to the latest amendment to the BayHSchG, that rule also applies for the 2020/21 winter semester, the 2021 summer semester and the 2021/22 winter semester.

    The Examination Office will grant that automatic deadline extension on its own initiative. Students will not be required to file a request.

    If you have any questions about your specific case, please contact the competent Examination Office.


    Submission of theses and other papers

    Theses:

    Section 26 (10) ASPO (General Academic and Examination Regulations) 2015 states that students studying for a Bachelor’s degree must submit two bound paper copies of their thesis and students studying for a Master’s degree must submit three bound paper copies of their thesis.

    Please check with your thesis reviewer to find out if he or she will accept a thesis that is not submitted in paper format. If you have obtained consent from your reviewer, you will be deemed to have submitted your thesis in the required format even if you do not submit bound paper copies. The provisions of Section 26 (10) ASPO 2015 shall otherwise remain unaffected. This rule has been communicated to all reviewers concerned. Students will not be required to supply proof that their reviewers have agreed to accept theses that are not submitted in paper format.

    This exception gives students the following options for the submission of their thesis (please be aware that submissions must be made by postal mail and the mode of submission must be agreed upon with your reviewer):

    1.
    Bound paper copies with numbered pages in accordance with the provisions of the ASPO/LASPO with the declaration that the work presented in the thesis is the students’ own and that they have acknowledged all sources of help and contribution included in the thesis. In addition, students studying for a Bachelor’s degree must submit one electronic copy in a standard machine-readable and unalterable file format saved on a standard storage device; students studying for a Master’s degree must submit two such electronic copies.

    or

    2.
    An electronic copy in a standard machine-readable and unalterable file format saved on a standard storage device (students studying for a Master’s degree must submit two such electronic copies/two storage devices). A printout of the declaration that the work presented in the thesis is the students’ own and that they have acknowledged all sources of help and contribution. The printout must bear the students’ live signature.

    If this exception applies to you, the Examination Office will send you an email to let you know. This exception applies to all students who are currently writing their thesis and who submit their thesis on or before 30 September 2022.

    Confirmation of submission:

    After they have submitted their thesis to the Examination Office, students will receive an email confirming submission. The postmark date will be deemed the date of submission.

    Other papers:

    The above rules can be applied, mutatis mutandis, to seminar papers or Zulassungsarbeit/Hausarbeit papers written by teaching degree students, provided that those rules do not conflict with the explicit wishes of the body stipulating the applicable regulations as expressed in those regulations. Please contact the competent examiner or examination committee.