General Friedolin problems- Where do I find help? Expand entry
  • Please use the FAQ-homepage of the Friedolin-Helpdesk

>>Friedolin FAQ

Important: Keep your personal information up to date! How? Expand entry
  • Please keep your personal information up to date for important requests of the examinations office. The current status you can check after your login in Friedolin at “Personal data”.
  • To change your address please fill in the form “Veränderungsmeldung” on the website of the Student Service Centre de. The form must be provided via mail or in person (FSU Jena, Studierenden-Service-Zentrum, 07737 Jena)
  • To change your e-mail address please contact the Student Service Centre de
  • Please check your mail regularly or forward your mails to an active account.
  • Phone numbers can be changed in Friedolin
  • International students can change their personal data at the international office
I must call in sick. What is important? Expand entry
  • Inform the examiner about your concern before the examination starts. (via mail or phone call)
  • Submit your medical certificate within 3 business days (via mail, personally, a scanned copy via e-mail or use the foyer letterbox)
  • Keep in mind! You automatically will be registered for the next possible examination to attend your second attempt.
  • If no medical certificate is provided your examination will be classified “Failed”.
Is it possible for another person to submit my thesis or to use the letterbox? Expand entry
  • Yes, it is possible to submit your thesis these ways.
  • Caution! Please be aware of your faculty’s requirements. Otherwise your thesis is not submitted in due time. (Bachelor: 2 bounded hardcopies + 1 digital version. / Master: 3 bounded hardcopies + 1 digital version.)
  • Declaration of independence in each bounded hardcopy must be submitted!
Are there formal criteria for your thesis? (Bachelor/Master) Expand entry
  • There are no exact formal criteria. You should use the standard formal criteria of your faculty (font size, line space etc.) The number of pages written is not limited.
  • No coil/spiral binding for the hardcopies of your thesis.
  • Your thesis should contain your signed declaration of independence.
Is it possible to withdraw from a submitted examination? Expand entry
  • Within 10 weeks after begin of lectures a withdrawal on Friedolin is possible.
  • Afterwards just via form [pdf, 551 kb] de.
Lectures and examinations; What are the regulations? Expand entry
  • Application for lectures should be in advance of their start. (Winter semester from 15.08 / Summer semester from 15.02)
  • The lectures assignment will occur beginning of October/April
  • Within 10 weeks after the beginning of the semester a submission (or withdrawal) is possible.
  • Further information you can find on Friedolin at “Dates”.
What must be considered for a “Free attempt”? Expand entry
  • Regulations for a “free attempt” you can find here: for B.Sc. Physik, for B.Sc. Werkstoffwissenschaften.
What must be considered for a third attempt in a module examination? Expand entry
  • Application must occur within 6 weeks after the beginning of the next semester.
  • The right to take an examination must be newly awarded. Regulations will be set by the examiner.
  • Sometimes there is the possibility for an oral examination but not by legal right.
  • General form of application.
Is it possible to participate in Master modules during your Bachelor studies? Expand entry
  • It is always possible to participate in modules without taking examinations.
  • Master modules with a maximum of 12 ECTS will be recognized when completed during your Bachelor studies.
  • ECTS will be recognized for future Master studies.
  • General form of application.
Is it possible for Bachelor students to visit modules of “Teacher training”? Expand entry
  • Modules of “Teacher training” are exclusively for students with them being compulsory modules of their recommended study plan.
  • Exceptions will be made with the lecturer for students who must repeat the module.
  • Students of “Teacher training” are generally allowed to attend Bachelor modules.
Recommendations for a practical semester within the 5th and 6th semester. Expand entry
  • We recommend completing your practical semester during the summer semester (typically the 6th semester).
  • If the practical semester is completed during the winter semester (5th semester) modules must be attended in a different order.
Recognition of ECTS obtained during a semester abroad. Expand entry
  • Normally contents of modules will be compared. Cases of regulations can occur.
  • Please inform at the Office for Student Affairs and Examinations.
Is it possible to cancel required elective modules? Expand entry
  • In general, regulations are the same as with compulsory modules (Dates, application, free attempts etc.)
  • Exceptional case here: The possibility to replace one required elective module with another in case of failed modules.
  • If you have completed more required elective modules than necessary these can be referenced as additional modules on your grade certificate.
What is the processing time for the Bachelor thesis? Expand entry
  • For your Bachelor thesis (Physics, Materials Science) it is 360 hours according to examination regulations.
  • Standard FSU-regulations: From 9 weeks to 4 months time for completion.
  • Admission at the examinations office.
For some modules there are no lectures- Is there any problem? Expand entry
  • No, this is not a problem. Please submit to examinations in time.
  • g. “Introduction to Research Methods” (M.Sc. Physics/Materials Science) / “Industrial Internship” (B.Sc. Materials Science)
How can I add modules who are not in the module catalogue/ syllabus? Expand entry
  • Admission to lecture (Schedule of classes)
  • Admission to examination
  • Grade added by examinations office.
What happens in case of plagiarism, attempt of deception etc? Expand entry

Attempts to deceive, serious disruption to the examination process, plagiarism, etc. are generally given mark 5.0. In that case, the possibility for a 2nd retake is cancelled as well. This applies in particular to both the person who takes results from another one and the person who allows it. In the event of serious misconduct, examinations can also be retrospectively canceled. Details are regulated in the relevant paragraphs of the examination regulations.