Course and Examination Registration System

All relevant information regarding registering for courses and examinations, as well as information concerning the registration system at the Department of Philosophy can be found here.

  • Please note the differentiation between courses with non-continuous assessment (German: “nicht-prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltungen”, abbr. “n-pi LVen” or "n-pi courses"),  and
  • courses with continuous assessment (German: “prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltungen”, abbr. “pi LVen” or "pi courses").

The classification of a course as either with or without continuous assessment is specified in u:find. (See Types of Courses for more information on the differences between these courses).


Please note that there are new regulations concerning "n-pi" courses, e.g. lectures (abbr. "VO"). Starting with the winter term 2018/19, students have to register for n-pi courses via u:find. Detailed information: Registration for n-pi courses.

Regarding "pi" courses: Please make sure to look up the module (German: “Studienplanpunkt”) the course or examination is allocated to in u:find. You can only allocate a course to the module listed in u:find – even if other classification numbers/fields of study (that is your degree programme code, “Studienkennzahl” in German, it can be selected under “classification number/field of study” when registering via u:space) or modules would be available for selection when registering for the course or examination in u:space! Thus, please look up the courses and/or examination via u:find (NOT u:space), and only then access u:space. There, make sure to have selected the correct classification number/field of study AND module during the registration process. (Have a look at the tutorial videos about the course and examination registration system and possible issues with it to see how this works exactly. )

All important deadlines concerning course registration can be found under "Dates and Deadlines".

Registration period

Please consult the section “Dates and Deadlines” for details on the registration period for courses of the current semester.

Registration for examinations commonly starts 14 days prior to the examination date, and deregistering is possible until 24 hours before the exam.

Course registration: general information for "pi" courses

Registration-related matters and regulations are governed by the Directorate of Studies (German: “Studienprogrammleitung”, abbr. “SPL”), which also decides upon prerequisites for courses based on the respective curriculum.

Courses with continuous assessment (abbr. "pi courses", also "pi LVEn") must not be attended without a registration (in accordance with the registration regulations).

Registration for courses with continuous assessment follows a strict procedure:

  • If you registered for a course, but miss the first course session without prior notice, you will lose your place and will be deregistered.
  • The number of attending students for courses with continuous assessment is limited. In case places become available, the course instructor/lecturer may give these places to students on the waiting list.
  • The instructor of the course/lecturer is neither allowed nor able to register students who are not on the participant list (both list of registered students and waiting list) for the course
  • Make sure to deregister in time in case you decide not to attend the course after all. (Stopping to attend the course without deregistering may result in negative performance results)
  • You are obligated to carry your student ID with you and show it to the course instructor if asked for it


Please contact the Directorate of Studies (SPL) in case you fear a delay and unnecessary prolongation of your studies due to not getting a place in a course. The Directorate of Studies may be able to increase the number of participating students for a course or may offer an alternative course.

⇒ Please consult the section "Types of Courses" for specifics regarding the differences between n-pi and pi courses

Course registration: the points system for "pi" courses

At the Department of Philosophy, course registrations for courses with continuous assessment (abbr. "pi courses "or "pi LVen") are organised via a points system.

Each semester, a certain amount of points is available in u:space and can be spent on registration. Please note that you receive a certain quota of points for each Directorate of Studies (German: “Studienprogrammleitung”, abbreviated “SPL”) your programme is affiliated with, not per degree programme. If you are enrolled in two different degree programmes, but both these programmes happen to belong to the same Directorate of Studies, then you have to distribute your quota of points over the two degree programmes. (Conversely, if you are enrolled in two different degree programmes, and both belong to different Directorates of Study, you will have double the amount of points available.)

The amount of points you are willing to spend on a course determines your chances of getting a place in this course. Students need to consider how much a course is “worth” to them. The amount of points spent can be changed while the registration period is still open. It is recommended to use up all points available when distributing them. It is not possible to “save up” points for the next semester – points can only be used in the current semester, unused points will expire.
After the registration period is over, you will be notified via your u:net-affiliated e-mail address concerning your course registration and whether or not you got a place in the courses.


Here’s an example that may help clear up the registration procedure:
Let’s imagine that Max is a student enrolled in a Master's programme in Philosophy and wants to register for a seminar (course A) and an exercise (course B). Max has a total amount of 500 points available and can distribute these points among the courses he wants to register for. He decides to spend 100 points on course A, and 250 points on course B.
After receiving an e-mail concerning his course registrations, Max also checks his course registrations on u:space after the registration period is over. To his surprise, he sees that he got a place in course A, but not course B, which is the seminar he spent more points on. He ended up on the waiting list… Why is that?
The course Max spent 250 points on happens to be a mandatory course for many students, thus, other students spent a greater amount of points on this course. Course A, on which Max spent 100 points, happens to be part of an elective module. Most students spent less points than Max did, resulting in him getting a place.


  • Students who got a place on the waiting list can automatically use the points spent on this course in the next semester
  • These points can be used for the same course (or an equivalent course for the same module) in addition to the regular semester quota of points
    • Please be aware that this is only possible if students keep the “waiting list” status and do not deregister from the course
  • These “waiting list points” will be listed in u:space as points from previous semesters during the next registration period in the subsequent semester
    • This only applies to points spent
    • All points that have not been used will expire – it is not possible to “save up” unused points for the next semester!
    • It is recommended to use up all points available when distributing them among courses, as they can only be used in the current semester

 Here’s another example for clarification:

Max wanted to attend two courses. He was wait-listed for course B, and only made it into course A. Still, he decides to go to the first session of both courses. He will go to course A because he got a place and needs to attend the first session so as to not lose his place. But he will also go to course B because he is pretty high up (number 2) on the waiting list, and if some students don’t show up or deregister for some reason, he might still get a place.
Unfortunately, Max ends up not getting a place in seminar B and wonders if he should deregister from the course via u:space. You have to deregister in case you don’t plan to attend a course. If he was registered and stopped attending the seminar after the period for deregistration is over, he may receive a bad grade because he didn’t deregister in time. But since he is not on the list of registered participants for this course, not deregistering won’t affect him negatively. He decides not to deregister and keeps his “waiting list” status. This way he will be able to automatically spend these points on this course (or an equivalent course for this module) next semester in addition to his regular semester quota of points.
All other points he didn’t use this semester will expire. In total, Max used 350 of his 500 points this semester. He would have had 150 more points to spend on course B, increasing his chances of getting into the course. These points will expire at the end of the semester and he can no longer use them. He plans to spend more points next semester, and to use up all of his points.

Registration for "n-pi" courses

Starting with the winter semester 2018/19, students need to register for n-pi courses (e.g. lectures) via u:find (not u:space) to gain access to the Moodle e-learning platform of the corresponding course.
No specific registration periods are defined for n-pi courses, students can register for n-pi courses through the entire semester in which the course takes place.

Registering for n-pi courses only works via u:find and n-pi courses can no longer be searched for via UNIVISonline. .

⇒ Please consult the section "Types of Courses" for specifics regarding the differences between n-pi and pi courses


If you plan to take the examination for a n-pi course, an extra registration for the examination via u:find/u:space is required. Registering for the course via u:find to gain access to Moodle does not automatically entail an examination registration!

Examination registration

If students want to take a (written or oral) exam, they must register via u:space. Only students who are registered are allowed to take the exam and will receive a grade for their examination performance.

  • Registration for examinations opens 14 days prior to the exam date.
  • Please be aware that deregistration is possible until 24 hours before the exam.
  • Students who fail to deregister in time, or do not come to the examination will automatically be banned from re-registering for this exam on the next examination date. I.e., u:space will automatically prevent students from registering for the very next examination date (students may register for the next examination date after). In case a solid reason kept students from deregistering in time (e.g. being ill), they may contact the Studies Service Center and ask for the ban to be lifted (e.g. by providing a doctor's note).
  • Please make sure to select the correct module when registering for exams via u:space and make sure to meet the curricular requirements for taking an exam (e.g. some course/modules may require the successful completion of other courses/modules).
  • It is the student’s responsibility to select the correct module and degree programme code when registering for courses and/or exams to ensure correct categorisation of course and/or exam results via u:space. (If a course/examination result has been allocated wrongly, students can change the module allocation themselves via u:space, see tutorial videos.)

Selecting the correct module and degree programme code on u:space

When registering for courses and/or examination via u:space, students need to make sure that their registration (and the respective course/exam result) is categorised correctly.

  • Correct classification requires selecting the accurate degree programme code (German: “Studienkennzahl”) AND the correct module (“German: “Studienplanpunkt”).

The course directory on u:find provides this information; the corresponding module is specified for each course. Please note that the information regarding the classification and allocation of courses and modules provided on u:find is binding – even if u:space offers more and/or other modules for selection.

In u:space, make sure to select the correct options when registering:

  • During the registration process, the “Studienkennzahl” ( = your degree programme code) can be selected under the option “classification number/field of study”, and
  • the “Studienplanpunkt” ( = the corresponding module for the course/exam you are registering for, as specified in u:find) can be selected under the option “module”.

Please have a look at the tutorial videos about registration and possible issues with registrations via u:space – the process of assigning the correct degree programme code and module is demonstrated in this tutorial.

You can also look up the course or examination you want to take via u:find, select the course, check the module, and then click on "register". You should then automatically be re-directed to the course/exam registration. For further details visit the website for Teaching Affairs and Student Services.

Video tutorials

The easiest way to find your courses with u:space:

STEP 2: How to register for your courses with u:space:

STEP 1: Pre-select your courses with u:space:

STEP 3: How to handle troubles with your course registration: