Information on Coronavirus for international students

Last updated: May 13, 2022

In the summer semester 2022 courses and examinations at Anhalt University are conducted in on-campus/in-person mode until further notice. English-taught master-level degree programs may apply regulations which depart from the above. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in English-taught master-level programs lies with the Dean's Office of the respective department.

All persons are required to always carry with them a medical mouth and nose covering. There is no obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in the university buildings. However, it is recommended to wear a mouth and nose covering when the distance between people is less than 1.5 m.

There is no general obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in teaching rooms. It is, however, within the responsible teaching staff's right to enforce wearing a mouth and nose covering in class. Students are required to abide by this decision for the duration of the class.

This directive on teaching and examination regulations (last revised: May 9, 2022) provides an overview of the regulations that apply at the university during the summer semester 2022.

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.

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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. winter semester 2022/23) 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:

Anyone displaying the typical symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is not permitted to enter any university facilities or take part in any university events/courses.

A person who has tested positive has to follow the instructions mandated by the Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt). Please inform your degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) and the dean's office of your department by telephone or e-mail.  Close contacts of the last three days are to be informed independently as well.

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)

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What you need to know:

  • Health related measures

    Anyone displaying the typical symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is not permitted to enter any university facilities or take part in any university events/courses.

    A person who has tested positive has to follow the instructions mandated by the Public Health Office (Gesundheitsamt). Please inform your degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) and the dean's office of your department by telephone or e-mail. Close contacts of the last three days are to be informed independently as well. In order to avoid infection of students and staff, the university management decides on the further procedure in each individual case.  

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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 compliance with the regulations issued by the Saxony-Anhalt state government, the house rules of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and until further notice, courses and examinations of the summer semester 2022 are conducted in the on-campus/in-person mode.

    English-taught master-level degree programs may apply regulations which depart from the above. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in English-taught master-level programs lies with the Dean's Office of the respective department.

    This exception also applies to courses specified as online courses in the respective degree program and examination regulations and to courses/classes in which a hybrid-teaching mode is being tested as part of current digital teaching projects (eSALSA/PraxWerk).

    Detailed information can be found in the directive on teaching and examination regulations in the summer semester 2022 (last revised: May 9, 2022).

    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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    Students are required to always carry with them a medical mouth and nose covering. There is no obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in the university buildings. However, it is recommended to wear a mouth and nose covering when the distance between people is less than 1.5 m.

    There is no general obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in teaching rooms. It is, however, within the responsible teaching staff's right to enforce wearing a mouth and nose covering in class. Students are required to abide by this decision for the duration of the class.

    Persons with a medical certificate exempting them from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering are not required to wear a mouth and nose covering. The person must have such medical certificates with them and present them to the instructor/teaching staff upon request.

    Anyone displaying the typical symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is not permitted to enter any university facilities or take part in any university events/courses.

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    Degree programs taught in English can 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. winter semester 2022/23) 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. For an enrollment for the winter semester documents have to be submitted until September 30. For an enrollment for the summer semester documents have to be submitted by March 31. 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 October 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 October 1, 2022 - to pay a substantial additional contribution to your health insurance backdated to the date of your enrollment.

  • Lectures, seminars & internships

    In compliance with the regulations issued by the Saxony-Anhalt state government, the house rules of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and until further notice, courses and examinations of the summer semester 2022 are conducted in the on-campus/in-person mode.

    English-taught master-level degree programs may apply regulations which depart from the above. The decision concerning the type of instruction applied in English-taught master-level programs lies with the Dean's Office of the respective department.

    This exception also applies to courses specified as online courses in the respective degree program and examination regulations and to courses/classes in which a hybrid-teaching mode is being tested as part of current digital teaching projects (eSALSA/PraxWerk).

    Detailed information can be found in the directive on teaching and examination regulations in the summer semester 2022 (last revised: May 9, 2022).

    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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    Persons are required to always carry with them a medical mouth and nose covering. There is no obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in the university buildings. However, it is recommended to wear a mouth and nose covering when the distance between people is less than 1.5 m.

    There is no general obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in teaching rooms. It is, however, within the responsible teaching staff's right to enforce wearing a mouth and nose covering in class. Students are required to abide by this decision for the duration of the class.

    Persons with a medical certificate exempting them from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering are not required to wear a mouth and nose covering. The person must have such medical certificates with them and present them to the instructor/teaching staff upon request.

    Anyone displaying the typical symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) is not permitted to enter any university facilities or take part in any university events/courses.

  • Examinations & required coursework

    For examinations in the summer semester 2022, this directive on teaching and examination regulations applies (last revised: May 9, 2022).

    The academic calendar stipulates summer semester examination schedules. Examination types are laid down in the respective degree program and examination regulations. Summer semester examinations are to follow these specifications. Students are required to declare their consent to any changes to the type of examination and to the participation in examinations to which changes of examination types have been made. This consent needs to be declared in writing using the respective form (see link to form on HIS-QIS examination portal).

    Every online written examination (Online-Klausur) offered may only be scheduled in addition to an in-person examination for that same examination. Furthermore, the provisions of the Saxony-Anhalt Ordinance on the Testing of Electronic Distance Examinations at Universities (EFPrVO-LSA) of January 28, 2021 apply.

    For oral examinations, including colloquia as part of final Bachelor's or Master's examinations, the student may be given the choice of taking the examination in person or via videoconferencing tools (remote oral examination).

  • Landesstudienkolleg/Preparatory College

    For classes at the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) the regulations specified in the directive on teaching and examination regulations apply (last revised: May 9, 2022).

  • 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 directive on teaching and examination regulations for the summer semester 2022 (last revised: May 9, 2022). 

  • University libraries

    The University Library is open to students, staff and other visitors 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.

    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

    Please visit this webpage for options to finance your studies.

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. Persons are required to always carry with them a medical mouth and nose covering. There is no obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in the university buildings. However, it is recommend to wear a mouth and nose covering when the distance between people is less than 1.5 m. There is no general obligation to wear a mouth and nose covering in teaching rooms. It is, however, within the responsible teaching staff's right to enfore wearing a mouth and nose covering in class. Students are required to abide by this decision for the duration of the class. Persons with a medical certificate exempting them from wearing a medical mouth and nose covering are not required to wear a mouth and nose covering. The person must have such medical certificates with them and present them to the instructor/teaching staff upon request. A medical mouth and nose covering 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).
3. 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).
4. Maintain appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette. During personal contact, avoid physical contact (e.g. shaking hands). Hands should be kept away from the face.