FAQ Coronavirus

for students and prospective students

Main questions and answers

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(Last updated: November 23, 2020)

Academic Calendar & Teaching

  • How ist the winter semester 2020/21 structured? (Last updated: November 9, 2020)

    In the period from November 2 to November 30, 2020 Anhalt University conducts restricted teaching operations in accordance with safety and hygiene regulations. The framework plan for restrictons affecting teaching provides an overview of the regulations. The way the university operates depends on the regional infection rate. Find more information on the three stages of teaching operations in the "Framework plan for the implementation of the winter semester 2020/21".

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    During the winter semester of 2020/21, we intend to offer on-campus courses and classes at Anhalt University. This has been scheduled in accordance with the safety and hygiene regulations and will be continuously reassessed according to current SARS-CoV-2 infection rates. Some degree programs will run online and/or hybrid courses. 

    As a rule, courses for first-semester students will be held on campus. All other courses are being held as on-campus classes, as hybrid classes (e.g. simultaneous participation in on-campus and online classes), exclusively online or in a combination of the above-mentioned possibilities (e.g. blended learning). To make attending classes easier, students are advised to choose their place of residence as close as possible to the campus where they will be studying (Bernburg, Köthen, or Dessau).

    For international students, all courses are being held as hybrid classes. International students who have been able to enter Germany for the start of semester are to attend classes on campus, those who are not able to enter the country will have to participate in classes online. The degree program advisor (Studienfachberater) must be informed if you are participating online. Should the visa application process result in students having to enter Germany after the start of the semester, they can easily switch from participating in online classes to on-campus classes.

Examinations & Required coursework

  • What regulations apply to examinations in the winter semester 2020/21? (Last updated: November 9, 2020)

    The regular winter semester examinations for degree programs with regular attendance (Direktstudium) should be scheduled according to the academic calendar's two examination periods: February 1 - February 13, 2021 and March 15 - March 27, 2021.

    Regarding career-integrated degree programs (berufsbegleitende Studiengänge), the winter semester examinations will take place as scheduled and will follow course-specific arrangements agreed with the teaching staff and students. If individual examinations for winter semester courses are held after March 31, 2021, the provisions of the following guidelines shall apply as well. From November 2 to November 30, 2020 Anhalt University conducts restricted teaching operations. During that period examinations where students have to be present should be avoided as far as possible. If this type of examination cannot be postponed, it must be carried out in accordance with a mandated hygiene concepts. 

    In the event of restrictions and in order to avoid re-scheduling examinations, a change of examination type may be agreed for winter semester examinations. This is subject to consent by the respective department's examinations committee (Prüfungsausschuss). Unless such a change has already been decided by the examinations committee and published in the degree program's examination schedule, students are required to declare their consent in writing to having the examination type changed and to taking such examinations (see respective form in Student Portal).

    Examiners are entitled to conduct oral examinations as well as ungraded assessments (Leistungsnachweise) or examinations with a colloquium using electronic media. With regard to examinations conducted using electronic media, students are required to complete a declaration of academic integrity (see the appropriate form in the Student Portal) and send it completed to the examiner via email before the examination date.

    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.

    In order to implement these guidelines, the Board of Management (Präsidium), the departments' dean's offices (Dekanate) and examinations committees (Prüfungsausschüsse) may adopt additional decisions.

  • What regulations apply to final theses in the winter semester 2020/21? (Last updated: November 9, 2020)

    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.

    Further information is available in the Additional regulations for teaching and examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 as of November 1, 2020 (valid until March 31, 2021).

  • Are there any special regulations for oral and written examinations that took place in the summer semester 2020 due to the unusual situation? (Last updated: July 6, 2020)

    Oral and written examinations taken during the summer semester examination period of 2020 and graded as 'failed' (Nicht Bestanden/5.0) are considered as not having been taken and will not be counted towards the number of examination attempts. (These examinations are regarded as free attempts.)

    Please note: The above regulation ONLY applies to the examination types 'Mündliche Prüfung' and 'Schriftliche Prüfung (Klausur)'.

    This also applies to examinations that could no longer take place during the second examination period of the winter semester 2019/2020 due to the exceptional regulations that were issued for teaching and examination procedures by the Board of Management (Präsidium) of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences on March 16, 2020, including the supplements to the new regulations.

    However, this does NOT apply to any final theses and final thesis colloquiums.

    If there are any attempts at cheating while taking an examination, the examination in question will NOT be considered as free attempt.

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Dealing with infections

  • I was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. What should I do? (Last Updated: November 9, 2020)

    Students who have been diagnosed with a coronavirus infection are requested to report this to their degree program advisor and to the dean's office of their 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.

    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.

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    The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesgesundheitsministerium) 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.

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    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

  • What should be done if a coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) is suspected or if I have had contact with a person diagnosed with the virus? (Last updated: November 9, 2020)

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

    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.

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    The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesgesundheitsministerium) 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

  • How do I protect myself and others from the coronavirus? (Last updated: September 29, 2020)

    The Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesgesundheitsministerium) recommends the following:

    "Keep a distance of at least 1.5 m from other people. It is best to turn away when coughing or sneezing. Sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a tissue which you then discard. Avoid touching when greeting other people and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    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.

  • I belong to the risk group. What should I do? (Last updated: October 26, 2020)

    If you belong to a group of people with a higher risk of having a severe COVID-19 disease course, please contact the Dean's Office (Dekanat) of your department at Anhalt University to discuss individual solutions. In any case, please consult a doctor immediately, get advice and have a medical certificate issued.