Information on Coronavirus for international students

Last updated: October 8, 2021

In the winter semester 2021/22 courses at Anhalt University are conducted as on-campus/in-person classes. This does not apply to courses in English-taught master's degree programs. As a rule, courses in these degree programs are offered as online and/or hybrid courses. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in the English-taught master-level programs will be made by the respective department.

The framework plan for teaching and examination regulations (last revised: September 30, 2021) provides an overview of the regulations that apply at the university during the winter semester 2021/22.

Attending in-person classes and examinations at Anhalt University requires one of the following:

  • written or electronic proof of full vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). People are considered fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) 14 days after receiving their last shot required for a complete vaccination schedule as recommended by the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute, or when possessing an official verification for international students, issued by the International Office of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, stating that they have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in their home country - please use this form to apply for such rerseve documentation - or
  • upon presentation of proof of having recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) infection. Evidence of recovery requires a positive PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), which was carried out at least 1 month but no longer than 6 months before the event/class, or
  • providing proof of a negative test result for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). The following tests are accepted: A written or electronic certificate proving a laboratory diagnosis using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique), or a written or electronic certificate of a PoC-antigen test (rapid test) carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the event/class.

The participation in events that are not part of the teaching curriculum, e. g. university events such as the Tag der Lehre, Tag der Forschung, feierliche Immatrikulation, etc. and events open to external participants such as events of the Senior Citizens' College (Seniorenkolleg) or continuing education events, etc. requires either full vaccination protection or recovery. Providing proof of a negative test result is not sufficient.

Between October 4 and 22, 2021, interested persons may be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) on Anhalt University’s campuses. Tests will be carried out by external providers. The exact dates of the test offers can be found here.

In addition, interested persons have the opportunity to get vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) at the university's campus locations at the beginning of the semester. The exact vaccination dates are published on this webpage.

Anhalt University’s teaching staff are entitled - randomly and without cause - to insist students show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result. In addition, the dean, the head of the respective division or his/her appointed representative, as well as Anhalt University’s president, are entitled to - randomly and without cause - insist students and teaching staff show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result during classes. Violations of the obligation to provide proof or false information will be considered a violation of house rules and may result in being banned from the premises.

Detailed information and measures taken by the university in dealing with the pandemic are available in the "What you need to know" section of this webpage; answers to important questions are provided in this FAQ.

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Degree programs taught in English hold their classes in both forms, simultaneously as classes held on-campus and as online classes. International students who have been able to enter Germany will take on-campus classes when those are offered. International students who are unable to enter Germany can follow their courses online. Please inform your degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) if you are participating online. If your visa is issued and entry is granted during the semester, switching from online to on-campus classes is possible without any problems.

Details on courses in your degree program are available on the University's timetabling software WebUntis.

Please note that when entering Germany from some countries a visa is required. We may be able to postpone your admission to a subsequent semester (e. g. summer semester 2022) and will consult with you if you are unable to enter the Federal Republic of Germany or if personal circumstances stand in the way of starting your studies at Anhalt University. Please contact us if you are having problems starting your studies and please do not simply cancel your application. 

Please use our contact form to inform our International Office regarding your arrival. For additional queries related to entering Germany, please contact the International Office at internationaloffice(at)hs-anhalt.de. For queries related to your application or enrollment, please contact our Student Service Center on studienberatung(at)hs-anhalt.de.

International students who have already been fully vaccinated in their home country before entering Germany, are asked to use the form on this webpage to inform the university of their vaccination status and to apply for reserve documentation. The document can be used for accessing classes and the university facilities.

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Please note:

If a person has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he or she is not allowed to enter the premies of the university. A person who has tested positive has to follow the instructions mandated by the Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt).

If 

  • you have had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus,
  • there is a suspicion that you could be a carrier of the virus
  • or if you have been tested positive for the virus and have been present on campus,

please inform your degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) and the dean's office of your department by telephone or e-mail.

In order to avoid infection of students and staff, the university management decides on the further procedure in each individual case. For further information also see the "Health related measures"-section on this webpage. 

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We recommend that students and staff at Anhalt University regularly consult the websites of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Saxony-Anhalt State Government and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for up-to-date information. The Saxony-Anhalt Public Health Offices (Gesundheitsämter) have also set up telephone hotlines. (cf. contact details on the right)

News

What you need to know:

  • Health related measures

    After you have had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, contact the responsible Public Health Office/Gesundheitsamt (see column to the right) or a doctor or call 116 117, stay at home and follow the instructions given to you by the authorities.

    If a person has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he or she is not allowed to enter the premies of the university. A person who has tested positive has to follow the instructions mandated by the Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt).

    In addition, please inform the degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) of your degree program and the dean's office of your department by telephone or e-mail.

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    Test offers and vaccination dates at the beginning of the winter semester 2021/22:

    Anhalt University is offering free testing opportunities through outside providers at its campus locations until October 22, 2021. The exact dates of the testing opportunities can be found here.

    After October 22, 2021 tests can be conducted in test centers: list of test centers in Bernburg, Dessau and Köthen (last updated: October 8, 2021).

    In addition, opportunities to get vaccinated are available at the University's campuses at the beginning of the semester as well. The exact dates for getting vaccinated are published on this webpage.

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    International students who have already been fully vaccinated in their home country before entering Germany, are asked to use the form on this webpage to inform the university of their vaccination status and to apply for reserve documentation. The document can be used for accessing classes and the university facilities.

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    The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesgesundheitsministerium) describes the first signs of illness and recommends the following:

    "The first signs of illness are cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever. Some affected persons also suffer from diarrhea. If the infection is severe, breathing problems or pneumonia may occur. After becoming infected, symptoms can appear up to 14 days later.If you experience any of the symptoms described above, avoid unnecessary contact with other people and stay at home if possible. Contact your family doctor by phone or call 116117 and discuss the next course of action before you go to the doctor's office. Have you had contact with anyone infected with Covid-19? Contact your local health department."

    (Source: Bundesgesundheitsministerium, September 21, 2020)

    For further information see the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

     

    Local Public Health Offices (Gesundheitsämter):

    Public Health Office / district office - Anhalt-Bitterfeld

    phone: +49 (0)3496 601234

    e-mail: buergertelefon(at)anhalt-bitterfeld.de

     

    Public Health Office / district office - Salzlandkreis

    phone: +49 (0)3471 684-2684

     

    Public Health Office / district office - Dessau-Roßlau

    phone: +49 (0)340 2041753

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    List of pharmacies that perform Corona rapid tests

  • Academic calendar & teaching

    In the winter semester 2021/22 courses at Anhalt University are conducted as on-campus/in-person classes. This does not apply to courses in English-taught master's degree programs. As a rule, courses in these degree programs are offered as online and/or hybrid courses. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in the English-taught master-level programs will be made by the respective department.

    The framework plan for teaching and examination regulations (last revised: September 30, 2021) provides an overview of the regulations that apply at the university during the winter semester 2021/22.

    In the event of a deterioration of the coronavirus pandemic situation, the university management shall make amendments to this directive. Changes affecting university operations ordered by a public health authority (Gesundheitsamt) or the responsible Saxony-Anhalt state ministry will be announced by the university management.

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    Attending in-person classes and examinations at Anhalt University requires one of the following:

    • written or electronic proof of full vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). People are considered fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) 14 days after receiving their last shot required for a complete vaccination schedule as recommended by the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute, or when possessing an official verification for international students, issued by the International Office of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, stating that they have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in their home country - please use this form to apply for such rerseve documentation - or
    • upon presentation of proof of having recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) infection. Evidence of recovery requires a positive PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), which was carried out at least 1 month but no longer than 6 months before the event/class, or
    • providing proof of a negative test result for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). The following tests are accepted: A written or electronic certificate proving a laboratory diagnosis using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique), or a written or electronic certificate of a PoC-antigen test (rapid test) carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the event/class.

    Between October 4 and 22, 2021, interested persons may be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) on Anhalt University’s campuses. Tests will be carried out by external providers. The exact dates of the test offers can be found here.

    In addition, interested persons have the opportunity to get vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) at the university's campus locations at the beginning of the semester. The exact vaccination dates are published on this webpage.

    Anhalt University's teaching staff are entitled - randomly and without cause - to insist students show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result. In addition, the dean, the head of the respective division or his/her appointed representative, as well as Anhalt University's president, are entitled to - randomly and without cause - insist students and teaching staff show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result during classes. Violations of the obligation to provide proof or false information will be considered a violation of house rules and may result in being banned from the premises.

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    Degree programs taught in English hold their classes in both forms, simultaneously as classes held on-campus and as online classes. International students who have been able to enter Germany will take on-campus classes when those are offered. International students who are unable to enter Germany can follow their courses online. Please inform your degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) if you are participating online. If your visa is issued and entry is granted during the semester, switching from online to on-campus classes is possible without any problems.

    Please note that when entering Germany from some countries a visa is required. We may be able to postpone your admission to a subsequent semester (e. g. summer semester 2022) and will consult with you if you are unable to enter the Federal Republic of Germany or if personal circumstances stand in the way of starting your studies at Anhalt University. Please contact us if you are having problems starting your studies and please do not simply cancel your application. 

    Please use our contact form to inform our International Office regarding your arrival. For additional queries related to entering Germany, please contact the International Office at internationaloffice(at)hs-anhalt.de. For queries related to your application or enrollment, please contact our Student Service Center on studienberatung(at)hs-anhalt.de.

    International students who have already been fully vaccinated in their home country before entering Germany, are asked to use the form on this webpage to inform the university of their vaccination status and to apply for reserve documentation. The document can be used for accessing classes and the university facilities.

  • Enrollment procedures

    Please note that enrollment can only take place if Anhalt University has received all of the required documents. Documents may be submitted until September 30, 2021. If you have any questions please get in touch the with Student Service Center.

    Required enrollment documentation:

    • Signed application form
    • Copy of identity card or passport (if not yet submitted; ID number may be blacked out)
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Deposit slip for semester fees (proof of fees having been paid)
    • Passport-sized photo (35 x 45mm, 300 dpi)
    • Stamped and self-addressed envelope (C6 size)
  • Entering Germany

    Students who plan to enter Germany are asked to fill in the contact form for international students about 10 days prior to arrival. Please note that in case of short-notice arrivals, or notifications of your arrival within 5 working days prior to your arrival, Anhalt University cannot guarantee any assistance.

    1. In principle all persons entering Germany by plane are required to present their carrier (i.e. airline) with a negative test result before departure. This obligation to undergo testing and provide proof applies irrespective of whether or not the carriage takes place from a risk area. The test must be taken within 48 hours pior to entry into Germany.

    2. All travellers from international risk areas are required by law to submit the following online form - at the earliest 3 days and at the latest 1 day - before entering Germany in order to report their entry to the locally competent health authority: www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Proof thereof needs to supplied during entry into Germany (confirmation-email, print-out).

    3. Irrespective of a provided negative COVID-19 test result, all travellers from risk ares and high incidence areas are required to further quarantine themselves for 10 days (day of arrival + 10 days, effectively 11 days). In case there are not any symptoms for an infection with the Coronavirus, quarantine ends after 10 full days of quarantine. For travellers from risk areas or high incidence areas an early termination of quarantine is possible at the earliest on day 6 (day of entry + 5 day quarantine period) of your entry into Germany through a negative test result (PCR-RT-test) done at the local testing sites as follows. Self-tests or rapid tests are not accepted for early termination of quarantine.

    Salzlandkreis/Bernburg Campus:

    Test- und Fieberzentrum Bernburg-Roschwitz

    Thomas-Müntzer-Str. 41

    06406 Bernburg (Saale)

    Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    No appointment is needed. Students may have themselves tested during the opening hours.

    Anhalt-Bitterfeld/Köthen Campus:

    There are various test centres. An appoinment needs to be requested beforehand by contacting 03496 60 1234. Please ask for an appointment in Köthen.

    Stadt Dessau-Roßlau/Dessau Campus:

    MVZ-Labor

    Bauhüttenstraße 6

    06847 Dessau-Roßlau

    An appoinment needs to be requested beforehand by contacting 0340 540 530.

     

    The quarantine is lifted for the duration of the test only and can be fully lifted only after confirmation by the locally competent health authority. For confirmation of the termination of your quarantine period please contact the health authority as follows: 

    Local Public Health Offices (Gesundheitsämter)

    Public Health Office / district office - Anhalt-Bitterfeld

    Ph.: +49 (0) 3496 601234

    email: gesundheitsamt(at)anhalt-bitterfeld.de

     

    Public Health Office / district office - Dessau-Roßlau

    Ph.: +40 (0) 340 204 2222

    email: hygieneaufsicht(at)dessau-rosslau.de

     

    Public Health Office / district office - Salzlandkreis

    Ph.: +49 (0) 3471 6842684

    email: akiesewetter(at)kreis-slk.de

     

    4. For areas of Coronavirus-variant of concern, there is a ban on transportation, therefore international students usually cannot enter Germany from these areas. For these areas a visa does not entitle the holder to enter Germany. Should entry nevertheless be possible, travellers from virus-variant areas must go into quarantine for 14 days. The possibility to shorten the quarantine (based on a second test) does not exist.

     

    For entry specific queries please contact the International Office at internationaloffice@hs-anhalt.de.

    If you have any questions regarding student applications, please contact our Student Service Center at studienberatung@hs-anhalt.de.

  • Health insurance

    International students enrolled in degree programs, which are held completely as online programs and those students who follow their classes from outside Germany are generally not subject to Germany's mandatory statutory health insurance scheme.

    If you

    • have not yet arrived in Germany,
    • intend to do so before April 1, 2022,
    • have not yet taken out health insurance for Germany,
    • or are covered by statutory health insurance, but your contribution payments have been temporarily suspended,

    you may be required - should you indeed arrive before April 1, 2022 - to pay a substantial additional contribution to your health insurance backdated to the date of your enrollment.

  • Lectures, seminars & internships

    In the winter semester 2021/22 courses at Anhalt University are conducted as on-campus/in-person classes. This does not apply to courses in English-taught master's degree programs. As a rule, courses in these degree programs are offered as online and/or hybrid courses. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in the English-taught master-level programs will be made by the respective department.

    The framework plan for teaching and examination regulations (last revised: September 30, 2021) provides an overview of the regulations that apply at the university during the winter semester 2021/22.

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    Attending in-person classes and examinations at Anhalt University requires one of the following:

    • written or electronic proof of full vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). People are considered fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) 14 days after receiving their last shot required for a complete vaccination schedule as recommended by the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute, or when possessing an official verification for international students, issued by the International Office of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, stating that they have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in their home country - please use this form to apply for such rerseve documentation - or
    • upon presentation of proof of having recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) infection. Evidence of recovery requires a positive PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), which was carried out at least 1 month but no longer than 6 months before the event/class, or
    • providing proof of a negative test result for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). The following tests are accepted: A written or electronic certificate proving a laboratory diagnosis using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique), or a written or electronic certificate of a PoC-antigen test (rapid test) carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the event/class.

    Between October 4 and 22, 2021, interested persons may be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) on Anhalt University’s campuses. Tests will be carried out by external providers. The exact dates of the test offers can be found here.

    In addition, interested persons have the opportunity to get vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) at the university's campus locations at the beginning of the semester. The exact vaccination dates are published on this webpage.

    Anhalt University's teaching staff are entitled - randomly and without cause - to insist students show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result. In addition, the dean, the head of the respective division or his/her appointed representative, as well as Anhalt University's president, are entitled to - randomly and without cause - insist students and teaching staff show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result during classes. Violations of the obligation to provide proof or false information will be considered a violation of house rules and may result in being banned from the premises.

    It is compulsory to wear a medical mouth and nose covering in all university buildings. The medical mouth and nose covering required must be a multi-layer disposable mask (specifically a medical face mask according to the European standard EN 14683:2019-10 or a comparable product - commercially referred to as a surgical mask/OP-Maske, disposable mask/Einwegmaske or disposable protective mask/Einwegschutzmaske) or a particle-filtering half mask (in particular an FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3 mask). Persons with a medical certificate are exempt from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering. Such persons are required to carry their medical certificate at all times. Anhalt University is entitled to request a medical examination regarding the exemption from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering. This examination will be carried out by Anhalt University’s own medical officer.

    After taking their seat in a classroom, persons may be exempted from wearing a mouth and nose covering if

    • a continuous minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other persons is ensured, or
    • all participants have proof of beeing fully vaccinated or recovered, or
    • teaching takes place in groups with no change of participants over the duration of the winter semester 2021/2022. This applies in particular to classes at the Studienkolleg.

    In all cases, the teaching staff determine whether participants may be exempted from wearing a mouth and nose covering.

    Students and staff are required to record the rooms they use for professional purposes on university premises by scanning the room-related QR code when entering the room. This QR code can be found at the doors/entrances of the classrooms or lecture halls (printed on A4-sized pieces of paper). The software requires each participant to confirm that they meet the criteria 'fully vaccinated', 'recovered' or 'tested' and agree to the data protection provisions. Verification of confirmation will be stored for 4 weeks following the event/class to allow for contact tracing.

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    Regulations for the preparation of theses and for internships held at Anhalt University (Bachelor and Master)

    Work areas and equipment, in particular laboratory technology, may be used for the preparation of theses and during internships. Please contact your supervisor for assistance.

    The general protection and hygiene regulations are to be observed during all on-campus events, during the preparation of theses and during internships at Anhalt University.

    For students admitted to complete their theses before April 1, 2021:

    The submission deadlines for theses in bachelor's, master's and diploma degree programs may be extended. This means that these thesis preparation times (deadlines) are extended by the period in which - as stipulated in the Framework Plan (Rahmenplan für den eingeschränkten Lehrbetrieb) - access to the university's facilities required for the completion of a thesis is not possible. Departments are given the authority to pass additional instructions to implement the above.

    For students admitted to complete their theses on or after April 1, 2021:

    By way of special regulations amending their degree program and examination regulations, these students may also be granted an extension of their thesis preparation time corresponding to the period in which access to the university's facilities is not possible, as stipulated in the Framework Plan (Rahmenplan für den eingeschränkten Lehrbetrieb).

    The candidate/student is required to submit the final thesis (bachelor's, master's or diploma) electronically (email). The thesis is to be sent to all assessors and to the respective Office of the Registrar (Prüfungsamt) using a single email addressed jointly to all those listed above. This regulation is an exception to the stipulations of the respective degree program and examination regulations. The date of receipt of the submitted thesis is the date the email was sent. However, the candidate is required to sign the declaration of independence (Selbstständigkeitserklärung) and send this document by post to the thesis supervisor (first assessor). The declaration must bear the candidate's original signature and state the thesis title.

    An internship (Berufspraktikum) which had to be terminated by the company or due to other justified circumstances may be recognized if a minimum of 50% of the weeks stipulated for the internship in the degree program and examination regulations have been successfully completed by the student.

    Find this and further information in the supplementary regulations to the framework plan for restrictions affecting teaching for the summer semester 2021 (last revised: April 13, 2021).

  • Examinations & required coursework

    As of October 1, 2021, the regulations of the framework plan for teaching and examination operations in the winter semester 2021/22 (last revised September 30, 2021) apply at Anhalt University.

    For examinations in the summer semester 2021 the regulations apply which are specified in this framework plan for restrictions affecting teaching (last revised: June 25, 2021). Please also see the supplementary regulations to the framework plan (last revised: April 13, 2021), the statute "Live remote proctoring in online written examinations" (Videoaufsicht in Online-Klausuren) of January 20, 2021 as well as the data protection declaration for online written examinations.

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    The following regulations apply for the examination periods in the summer semester 2021:

    Participation in an attendance exam requires proof of one of the following:

    1. fully vaccinated: written or electronic proof of full vaccination against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; or
    2. recovered: proof with a positive PCR test dating back no more than six months and no less than 28 days, or
    3. tested negative: test must not be older than 48 hours; confirmation of a written approved test result by a testing center is required.

    With their signature on the examination registration and signature list, students confirm that they can provide one of the three above-mentioned proofs.

    This proof must be brought to the examination and, in accordance with the department's specifications, must either be presented to the examination supervisor at the entrance to the examination room prior to the start of the examination or kept available in the examination room for random checks.

    If students do not present any of these documents, they will not be allowed to take the examination.

    If students can prove by means of a medical certificate that they are unable to provide any of the three proofs, the examination candidates must agree in good time with the examiners which alternatives to the examination can be considered (e.g. postponement of the examination to the next examination period, individual examination, etc.).

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    Work areas and equipment, in particular laboratory technology, may be used for the preparation of theses and during internships. This has to be approved by the appropriate dean. Please contact your supervisor for assistance. Please observe the regulations of the respective levels described in the framework plan for restricted teaching (last revised: June 25, 2021).

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    For students admitted to complete their theses before April 1, 2021:

    The submission deadlines for theses in bachelor's, master's and diploma degree programs may be extended. This means that these thesis preparation times (deadlines) are extended by the period in which - as stipulated in the framework plan - access to the university's facilities required for the completion of a thesis is not possible. Departments are given the authority to pass additional instructions to implement the above.

    For students admitted to complete their theses on or after April 1, 2021:

    By way of special regulations amending their degree program and examination regulations, these students may also be granted an extension of their thesis preparation time corresponding to the period in which access to the university's facilities is not possible, as stipulated in the framework plan.

    The candidate/student is required to submit the final thesis (bachelor's, master's or diploma) electronically (email). The thesis is to be sent to all assessors and to the respective Office of the Registrar (Prüfungsamt) using a single email addressed jointly to all those listed above. This regulation is an exception to the stipulations of the respective degree program and examination regulations. The date of receipt of the submitted thesis is the date the email was sent. However, the candidate is required to sign the declaration of independence (Selbstständigkeitserklärung) and send this document by post to the thesis supervisor (first assessor). The declaration must bear the candidate's original signature and state the thesis title.

    An internship (Berufspraktikum) which had to be terminated by the company or due to other justified circumstances may be recognized if a minimum of 50% of the weeks stipulated for the internship in the degree program and examination regulations have been successfully completed by the student.

    Find this and further information in the supplementary regulations to the framework plan for restrictions affecting teaching for the summer semester 2021 (last revised: April 13, 2021).

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    The oral and written examinations listed in the study and examination regulations, which were not passed in the winter semester 2020/2021 by students in the 1st semester in Bachelor's degree programs, are considered as not taken and are not counted towards the number of examination attempts (free attempt). This regulation also applies if the course was completed in the winter semester but the examination is not taken until the summer semester 2021. Cheating attempts are not counted as free attempts.

    Anhalt University's Senate passed the following amended regulation in its session on January 20, 2021:

    If students fail written examinations (Klausuren) which were conducted as online examinations in the winter semester 2020/21, these examinations are considered as not having been taken and will not be counted towards the number of examination attempts (that is they are regarded as free attempts). This additional regulation applies to students in both bachelor's and master's degree programs in all semesters.

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    The Senate of Anhalt University passed the statute "Live remote proctoring in online written examinations" (Videoaufsicht in Online-Klausuren) in its session on January 20, 2021 with the aim of ensuring that online examinations scheduled in the first examination period of the winter semester 2020/21 can be conducted in accordance with legal and data protection provisions.

    In addition, the following has been decided in terms of dealing with technical issues during online examinations:

    (1) An examination will be terminated at the respective stage and the work will not be assessed if, due to technical problems, an examination task cannot be transmitted or worked on, if the work to be assessed (Prüfungsleistung) cannot be transmitted or if live remote proctoring (Videoaufsicht) cannot be conducted during an online written examination (Online-Klausur). The examination attempt shall be deemed not to have been taken. This does not apply if it can be established that the students/examinees are responsible for the disruption.

    (2) If the image or sound transmission is temporarily disrupted during an online oral examination (mündliche Onlineprüfung), the examination is to be continued after the disruption has been rectified. If the technical malfunction persists so that the oral examination cannot be continued in due form, the examination shall be repeated at a later date. Paragraph (1), sentences 2 and 3 shall apply accordingly. If the technical malfunction occurs after a significant part of the examination has already been completed, the examination may be continued and completed by telephone without the use of a video conferencing system. In the case of practical examinations, sentences 1 to 4 shall apply accordingly.

    (3) The examination type may be changed for resits scheduled soon after the initial examination date. The final decision lies with the examinations committee (Prüfungsausschuss).

  • Landesstudienkolleg/Preparatory College

    For classes at the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) the regulations specified in the framework plan teaching and examination operations (last revised: September 30, 2021) apply. Please observe the regulations of the level applicable at your university location, which you can find in the framework plan.

  • SSC, IO, WZA, ISC

    Visits to the Student Service Center (SSC), the International Office (IO), the Anhalt Center for Continuing Education (WZA) or the IT Service Centre (ISC) are only possible with an appointment and only when the the matter cannot be dealt with through an email, a telephone call or any other way not requiring face-to-face contact.

    A minimum distance of 1.5 meters to others is to be kept at all times and a mask must be worn covering the nose and mouth.

  • Computer pools and student workrooms

    Computer pools and workrooms are open. Please observe the regulations specified in the framework plan for teaching and examination operations for the winter semester 2021/22 (last revised: September 30, 2021). 

  • University libraries

    The University Library is only open to students and staff on all campuses.

    For more information see the university's campus libraries' webpage.

  • University sports

    The university's sports facilities are open for face-to-face courses. Online offers can also be used.

    Further information is available here.

  • Mensa/Student cafeterias

    With regards to the student cafeterias, the regulations of the Studentenwerk Halle must be observed. Please find further information on this website.

  • Travelling for private reasons/outside Germany

    When travelling privately, the regulations of the German Federal Government, the state governments of the Länder as well as the statements issued by the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and the Robert Koch Institute must be observed.

    Returning from an international high-risk area:

    Anyone who has stayed in a high-risk area outside the Federal Republic of Germany within 10 days prior to entering Germany must go directly to his or her own residence or another suitable accommodation immediately after entering Germany and remain there under quarantine for a period of 10 days. You must contact the relevant Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt).

    In order for the health authorities to be able to control the observance of the quarantine, those entering the country must fill out a digital entry form: www.einreiseanmeldung.de. The travel and contact information is forwarded to the relevant Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt), which can then contact the person entering the country.

    Please also inform your degree program advisor and the dean's office of your department as well.

    Your period of quarantine/seclusion may end at the earliest on the fifth day after you have entered Germany, only if you have a negative test result confirming that you are not infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (coronavirus). This test result (either in paper form or as an an electronic document) must be written in German, English or French and immediately presented to the relevant Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) on request within ten days after entry.

    The coronavirus test result will only be accepted if the test was taken no earlier than five days after entering the Federal Republic of Germany. The test must meet the requirements of the Robert Koch Institute, which are published on this website.

    You must keep the medical certificate stating your coronavirus test result for at least ten days after entering the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Quarantine/seclusion is suspended for the time necessary to have a coronavirus test taken.

    If you have symptoms (which indicate a COVID-19 infection according to the current criteria of the Robert Koch Institute), the responsible Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) must be informed. Please also inform your degree program advisor and the dean's office of your department. See a doctor immediately in cases of unclear symptoms - even if your test result was negative. The Robert Koch Institute provides this orientation guide.

  • Financial Support

    If you have not received BAföG in the past, but your parents' income has now fallen sharply, you may be entitled to BAföG. You can apply for BAföG or, if you have already received BAföG, you can apply for a reassessment in order to receive a higher BAföG benefit for the current year. Please visit the website of Studentenwerk Halle.

    In addition, students who are having financial difficulties because of the pandemic may apply online for interim financial aid from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung): www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de

    International students are also able to apply for a KfW student loan.

Protection against infection

1. Anyone who displays the typical symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is not permitted to enter any university facilities or take part in any university events/courses.
2. Attending on-campus/in-person classes and examinations always requires one of the following: - a. written or electronic proof of full vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). People are considered fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) 14 days after receiving their last shot required for a complete vaccination schedule as recommended by the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute, or when possessing an official verification for international students, issued by the International Office of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, stating that they have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in their home country, or - b. upon presentation of proof of having recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) infection. Evidence of recovery requires a positive PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), which was carried out at least 1 month but no longer than 6 months before the event/class, or - c. providing proof of a negative test result for the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus). The following tests are accepted: A written or electronic certificate proving a laboratory diagnosis using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique), or a written or electronic certificate of a PoC-antigen test (rapid test) carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the event/class.
3. Anhalt University’s teaching staff are entitled - randomly and without cause - to insist students show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result. In addition, the dean, the head of the respective division or his/her appointed representative, as well as Anhalt University’s president, are entitled to - randomly and without cause - insist students and teaching staff show their proof of vaccination/recovery/negative test result during classes. Violations of the obligation to provide proof or false information will be considered a violation of house rules and may result in being banned from the premises.
4. It is compulsory to wear a medical mouth and nose covering in all university buildings. A medical mask covering mouth and nose is a multi-layer disposable mask - in particular EN 14683:2019-10 medical face masks or an equivalent product; ususally referred to as surgical mask (OP-Maske), single-use face mask (Einwegmaske) or single-use protective mask (Einwegschutzmaske) - or a particle-filtering half mask (in particular FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3 masks). Persons with a medical certificate are exempt from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering. Such persons are required to carry their medical certificate at all times. Anhalt University is entitled to request a medical examination regarding the exemption from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering. This examination will be carried out by Anhalt University’s own medical officer. After taking their seat in a classroom, persons may be exempted from wearing a mouth and nose covering if - a. a continuous minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other persons is ensured, or - b. all participants meet the criteria 'fully vaccinated', 'recovered' or 'tested' or - c. teaching takes place in groups with no change of participants over the duration of the winter semester 2021/2022. This applies in particular to classes at the Studienkolleg. In all cases, the teaching staff determine whether participants may be exempted from wearing a mouth and nose covering.
5. Students and staff are obliged to record the rooms they use for professional purposes on university premises by scanning the room-related QR code upon entering the room. This QR can be found at the doors/entrances of the classrooms or lecture halls (printed on A4-sized pieces of paper). The software requires each participant to confirm that they meet the criteria 'fully vaccinated', 'recovered' or 'tested' and agree to the data protection provisions. Verification of confirmation will be stored for 4 weeks following the event/class to allow for contact tracing
6. After entering a university building, wash / disinfect your hands thoroughly. Wash your hands several times a day (at least for 30 seconds with soap and water – read the notices).
7. Maintain appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette. With regard to personal contact, avoid physical contact (e.g. shaking hands). Hands should be kept away from the face.