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How can I get courses that are not part of the Master Statistics recognised?

A course can be recognised

  1. as equivalent to an existing course in the Master’s Programme in Statistics,
  2. as a non-equivalent course in a specialisation area in the Master’s Programme in Statistics,
  3. as a non-equivalent course outside a specialisation area in the Master’s degree in Statistics, and
  4. in the Interdisciplinary Compulsory Elective Courses (Überfachlicher Wahlbereich/ÜWP).

Case:

  • (1) If the course is equivalent to an existing course of the Master’s degree in Statistics, fill in the form https://www2.hu-berlin.de/mscstat/wp-content/uploads/Aequivalenz.pdf. Have the lecturer of the equivalent course sign the form to certify the equivalence. Submit the signed form WITH a grade certificate to Ms. Kaboub. Example: You want to have the course “Modern Methods of Data Analysis” at Heidelberg University credited as “Data Analysis I” (I.2.2). Then the lecturer of “Data Analysis I” must sign your form.
  • (2 + 3) If the course is NOT equivalent to an existing course of the Master Statistics, then fill in the form https://www.stat.de/wp-content/uploads/Anerkennung-Pr%C3%BCfungsleistung-SO-2016-1.pdf. Submit the form WITH a grade certificate to Ms. Kaboub. She will forward your application to the Examination Committee for approval.
  • (4) If the course is to be recognised in the interdisciplinary elective area (ÜWP), then complete the form https://www.stat.de/wp-content/uploads/Anerkennung-Pr%C3%BCfungsleistung-SO-2016-1.pdf. Submit the form WITH a certificate of the ECTS earned to Ms Kaboub. She will forward your application to the Examination Committee for approval.

What kind of courses can be recognised for the Interdisciplinary Compulsory Elective Courses (Überfachlicher Wahlbereich/ÜWP)?

In the ÜWP all modules can be recognised that are identified as ÜWP and are in module catalogues of other programs of HU or institutions that participate in the Statistics Masters program. Also, other external courses, such as language courses taken abroad, can often be recognised. You then need to provide proof of how many ECTS were achieved and it needs to be approved by the examination committee.

For the Überfachlicher Wahlbereich (ÜWP), there exists a module that can be used to credit courses from other universities, e.g. a Chinese culture class in Hong Kong. This can be done for all ECTS in the ÜWP.

What can I do if I had a mandatory module, e.g. Stochastik 1, already in my bachelor?

You can attand an equivalent course during your master. The lecturer of the mandatory course decides which courses are equivalent and you need an equivalence form signed by her.

In the case of Stochastik 1 you could do the following: 1) show that you attanded an equivalent Stochastik 1 course during your bachelor 2) attend e.g. Stochastics 2 and count it as your Stochastik 1 grade in the master program.

How can I credit courses that I took in the past?

This has to be done with Mrs. Kaboub (kaboub@wiwi.hu-berlin.de). Send her the Examination Recognition Form together with the grades transcript for each course.

If the course is not taken from the study regulation list of courses or should be credited in the ÜWP, you first have to certify it as equivalent to a course from the study regulation. This has to be sent to the intructor of the equivalent course.