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Master Program Linguistics

Withdrawal from Assessment

How to withdraw from an assessment (e.g. in case of illness or accident)

  1. Inform the instructor(s) and module coordinator in writing of any reasons why you are unable to attend, at the latest by the day of the examination or the day of the submission deadline.
  2. CC the program coordinator:
  3. Submit a request for withdrawal 5 working days after said examination/submission date. You can do this in the student portal under "My requests". The request is only valid with supporting documents (e.g. doctor's certificate). We will also inform you of the decision (approval or rejection) in the student portal. You will receive an e-mail notification when we have processed your request.

For assessments that extend over a longer period of time (e.g. seminar papers), an extension of the deadline may be considered. In this case, please contact the instructor before the submission deadline. 

More information and the legal basis for withdrawal from assessments can be found here: Modules and Exams. Please read this information carefully!

Failing an assessment

Core (P) and core-elective (WP) modules can be repeated once and the failed attempt will not show in your final diploma. W modules can only be repeated if they are offered again in a later semester. 

Master Thesis

Note that for MA theses the maximum extension is 1 month. If the prevention (e.g. illness, natural disaster, etc.) was longer and 1 month is not enough, this can justify a cancellation of the MA thesis module. However, the new MA thesis must the be written on a new topic.

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