Frequently asked questions about the AW Modules

Students at OTH Regensburg

Course registration is possible via WebUntis. You can find an instruction for the registration on the support-page of the computer centre. You can register for up to three different courses each semester. The registration period starts approximately one week before the semester begins and ends one week after the start of the semester.

On WebUntis you can withdraw from an AW Module you have registered for up until one week after the registration period. Please log in to WebUntis, click on "My Courses", the course you wish to withdraw from and then click "drop course".

If you cannot attend a course, please withdraw form that course, so that other students can move up from the waiting list.


You can find descriptions of all modules with registration on WebUntis in the AW module handbook. This can be found under the tab AW-Modulkatalog.

Some courses have a limited number of participants. In such cases, a randomised selection process decides who will receive a place. The selection process does not depend on the exat time of your registration.

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, but not the one you have registered for:
    • Please deregister from the no longer required course via Webuntis. If this isn't possible, please contact aw(at) in order to be deregistered. This is fair to your fellow students so that they can move up in the waiting list.
    • Attend the first class or contact the instructor vie email, to see if you may still receive a spot
    • If there still is no possibility for you to attend a suitable course, please contact aw(at) for advice.

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). If you have further questions please ask your faculty.

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 or contact them via email.

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 click on this link.

The level of the language course is indicated in the module description (see tab AW Modulkatalog) and the short title of the course.

Should you still have doubts about whether 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 can be found under the tab "AW Modulkatalog", or under the course details on WebUntis (click on the course name). You can also check the timetable when looking for the course's shortname under the dropdown menu "Semester" on WebUntis.

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 under "news" or the tab 'Prüfungen' here. 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.

Courses 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

University students can use this form to register for courses. You can look at the timetables for AW courses without logging in to WebUntis. Please look for the specific AW shortname in the dropdown menue "semester" to access the timetable.

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.

Students from the University Regensburg cannot register via QIS. 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.

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