Frequently asked questions about the AW Modules

Students at OTH Regensburg

You can register for AW Modules on the following website. You can register for up to three different courses each semester.

To withdraw from an AW Module you have registered for, please write an e-mail to the lecturer and ask him/her to remove your name from the participant list.

Some courses have a limited number of participants. In such cases, a randomised selection process decides who will receive a place. You will be informed whether you received a spot in the class via email after the selection process is concluded.

Should you not have received a place:

  • If you do not need to take the course this semester: take the course in a following semester
  • If you need to take a course this semester:
    • Visit the AW Website to look for another class that still has places available
    • For semester courses: Attend the first class, to see if you may still receive a spot
    • For intensive or block courses: Ask for a place by contacting the instructor via email

Every degree programme has its own regulations for how many AW Modules need to be chosen during which semester and how many can be chosen during each semester. Please look this up in your SPO (study and examination regulations).

As long as a course is not full, lecturers may allow you to participate in the course even if you have already chosen three AW Modules. Please ask the lecturer after the first lecture about this.

You can enter into a higher level of languages directily, if you have previous knowledge of it. Please do a self assessment to find out which level of language you have according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. To do this please clock on this link.

Should you still have doubts about wheter your level of language is adequate after having been to the first lecture, you can seek advice from the lecturer.

AW Modules start approximately one week after the start of the semester. Block and intensive courses have different times. Please consult the course's individual information to find out more about this. The exact starting date of the AW Modules con be found on the AW Website.

Please register for AW Module exams during the exam registration period through QIS. Should you be taking an AW module as an elective course, you cannot register through QIS. Please write an email to the examination office and register your course this way.

Written language exams take place on the day of centrally scheduled continuous AW assessments (AW-Tag). The relevant examination times can be found in the AW examination plan. The date for the oral language exams will be fixed by the instructor.  

Exams for all other AW Modules are generally held before the semester examination period. They are usually conducted during the last lecture.

Course from the Bavarian Virtual University (vhb) which are offered in the AW-System, are automatically recognised at the OTH Regensburg.

Other vhb courses are typically recognised at OTH Regensburg. For recognition of the course, please apply for recognition with the examination committee of your degree programme.

To receive a certificate for an AW Module, please fill out the following form.

You can request the certificate for the certificate programme you have completed via this form. Certificates can only be issued after completion of your studies together with your diploma.

The AW Secretariat is only responsible for AW Modules. Certificates cannot be issued for other courses.

OTH Regensburg cooperates with the University of Regensburg, so language courses offered at the university can generally be recognised. After successfully completing the course you will receive a certificate from the University of Regensburg.

You can apply for recognition of the course by presenting the certificate to the examination committee’s chairperson of your degree programme.

Info for Students at the University of Regensburg

Please register just as OTH students, via the AW website. You can access the page by clicking here.

Please note that the semester at OTH Regensburg starts on the October 1st and March 15th. The AW Modules usually begin in the second week of the semester.

Please note: in the summer semester 2018 registration for the Technical English I courses will proceed via WebUntis. Unfortunately, it is not possible for students of the University of Regensburg to register via this plattform, although timetables can be looked at without loggin in. Please use the following form to register.

You cannot register via QIS, as OTH students do. However, you can take part in the exam in agreement with the lecturer of your course.

Your grade will be reported to the AW Secretariat and archived there. You can request a certificate via this form. Please indicate in the "comment" section that you are a student from the University of Regensburg.

The examination committee at the University of Regensburg is responsible for recognising your grade and credits.