Deadlines for assignments, stutdy papers, Bachelor and Master theses
Situation-related regulation due to the corona virus
The University of Stuttgart has summarized regulations on deadlines for the submission of scientific papers on the following page: „https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/university/news/corona/#id-97bc2f57-6"
To compensate for the adverse effects of the corona pandemic, all affected students will be given adequate extensions to complete their written assignments (term papers, research projects, Bachelor and Master theses). Adverse effects include the closure of the university library (including institute libraries), the closure of university computer pools and disruption caused to any experimental work due to the closure of buildings and companies.
Due to closures and other adverse effects of the corona pandemic between March 16 and May 3, the University of Stuttgart agreed a general deadline extension for students who were due to submit an assignment. In this context, affected students need to be aware that an automatic extension is only possible for assignments where the deadline is managed by the University of Stuttgart’s central examination office. In detail, the following rules apply:
- Bachelor and Master theses, where the deadlines are between March 16 and April 19, will be extended to June 8, 2020. The new submission deadlines will be displayed in C@MPUS.
- For Bachelor and Master theses, where the deadlines is after April 19, and written papers that have to be registered by May 3, the deadlines will be extended by 7 weeks. The new submission deadlines will be displayed in C@MPUS.
- In the case of written assignments, study papers and research work, the exact deadline is usually only known to the supervisor. Please contact them directly about deadline extensions and exactly how you should submit your work.
- In the case of academic papers that are part of state examinations for trainee teachers, you must follow the guidelines set by the state examination office (Landeslehrerprüfungsamt).
Additional deadlines extensions must be organized for any students adversely effected by the corona pandemic in terms of their ability to complete academic assignments. Decisions on whether an additional deadline extension can be granted are made by the relevant authorities in accordance with exam regulations upon application by the affected student. In the case of such applications, students must explain why they have been adversely affected, and specifically what the adverse effects are and their relevance. The heads of the examinations committee are responsible for deadline extensions for Bachelor and Master theses and research projects. The relevant supervisors are responsible for deadline extensions for term papers, as long as it is not stated in the examination regulations that the head of the examination committee is responsible. In this context, the University of Stuttgart’s Corona Statutes ensure that extensions can be granted that are longer than the maximum period specified in the examination regulations, as long as it is necessary to compensate for the adverse effects of the corona pandemic.