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Center for Higher Education (zhb)
Departmental Regulations

Allotment of Course Places

The allotment of course places in the language courses is regulated in our departmental regulations.

In Detail

Information about our target groups can be found under registration.

Places in our courses will be given in order of course registration: first come, first served. If the number of places in a course is highlighted in dark grey on our course platform, then the course is already fully booked. In this case, course registration is still possible, but you will be placed on the waiting list.

In order to facilitate the opportunity to participate in courses for as many students as possible, you are only permitted to register for one course of each level, e.g. Spanish A1 (Group A) or Spanish A1 (Group B) or Spanish A1 (Group C), but not both. Please choose a group. These groups have identical content and requirements.

If you are interested in participating in two or more courses that take place at the same time, then you have to pick one course and register for that particular course only. Multiple registrations for courses taking place at the same time unnecessarily block places that could benefit other students and are therefore not allowed by our course platform (red column marking in front of the course title).

In order to enable as many students as possible to participate in our language courses, there are certain guidelines for course repetition.

In principle, courses may not be repeated within 2 semesters. If a course was taken more than 2 semesters ago, it may be taken again as a regular course. This means that you cannot automatically register for a course that you successfully completed last year (indicated by the red column in front of the course title) on the course platform).

If, for certain reasons, you wish to repeat a course within a year, please contact the secretary's office during the registration period. They will check whether there are still places available on the course. If this is the case, your registration will be reserved for the time being. Actual registration only takes place at the end of the registration phase shortly before the start of the semester. This ensures that students who wish to attend the course for the first time are not kept from places that are already taken.

Please note:

  • Repeating a course within a year will not improve the original grade. Furthermore, no certificates of attendance will be issued for repeated courses.
  • For courses with low enrollment, please note that there must be at least 7 regular registrations for a course to take place. For resource reasons, repeaters do not count as regular participants.

Face-to-face courses and online courses:

If you have received a course place, you will receive an e-mail from the course instructor a few days before the course starts with relevant information about the course start. Please check your TU e-mail address regularly. If you are unable to attend the course, please deregister immediately via the course platform or write an e-mail to the secretary's office. This way, your fellow students who are on the waiting list can move up. If you are unable to attend the 1st course session, please also e-mail the secretary's office. Please note that if you miss the 1st course session without an excuse, you will be removed from the list of participants.

If you are on the waiting list, you will not receive any notification before the course starts. In the event of a move-up, you will be contacted by the course instructor via e-mail. Please check your TU e-mail address regularly. If you have registered for a face-to-face course and are on the waiting list, please do not come to class without being asked.

The course place allocation procedure is completed after 2 to 3 course sessions at the latest, i.e. there is no possibility of moving up after that.

In the allocation of course places, students who are in their last semester of study and who have to present a certain language course as a course achievement will be considered as far as possible in the sense of a hardship regulation. If demand is very high, additional courses may be organized (subject to the availability of funds).

If after the third week of a semester fewer than seven participants remain in the course, we must, unfortunately, cancel the course for financial reasons. Therefore, if you register for a course, please plan to actually complete the course. An excessive cancellation rate in the courses during the semester could disadvantage your fellow students who wish to take part in the whole course and have it accredited in their studies.