An academic final examination (e.g. bachelor’s, master’s, “Magister” or “Diplom” examination) or a state examination (examination for the teacher education programme or the state examination in law) brings your studies to an end. The final examination is used to determine whether students grasp the complex issues and correlations within their subject of study, as well as their ability to utilise scientific methods and knowledge. The results will demonstrate whether or not students are ready to transition into a professional career. The examination regulations create the legal framework for their studies.