Information on Coronavirus for international students

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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At Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, we intend to run the majority of courses in the winter semester 2020/21 as on-campus classes. This has been scheduled in accordance with the safety and hygiene regulations and will to be continuously assessed in view of COVID-19 infection rates.

For international students, all courses of the winter semester are offered as hybrid classes (i.e. run simultaneously as on-campus and online class). International students who have been able to enter Germany for the start of studies attend classes on campus, those who have not follow classes online. In case of online particaption, please let your degree program advisor know that you plan to attend classes online. Should your VISA application process result in you entering Germany after the start of studies, you may easily move from following classes online to on-campus.

If you want to enter Germany to begin or continue your studies at Anhalt University, please use this contact form to inform the International Office of the university about your planned entry.

In case of problems with your entry into the Federal Republic of Germany or other personal circumstances, admission may be postponed to a later semester (summer semester 2021 or winter semester 2021/22) after consultation. We recommend that you do not cancel your application prematurely.

Information on the start of studies on October 5, 2020 is available here. Details on courses in your degree program will soon be available on the University timetabling software WebUntis.

We recommend that students and staff of 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)


What you should know:

  • Enrollment Procedures

    We would like to point out that enrollment can only take place if we have received all documents in full. In exceptional cases, documents may be submitted until September 30th, 2020. Please inform the Student Service Center in advance.

    Required enrollment documentation:

    • Signed application form
    • Copy of identity card or passport (if not yet submitted/ID number can be blacked out)
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Deposit slip for semester fees
    • Passport photo (35x45, 300 dpi)
    • Stamped and self-addressed envelope (C6)

  • Entering Germany

    If you want to enter Germany to begin or continue your studies at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, please use this contact form to inform the International Office of the university about your planned entry.


    The previously valid entry restrictions, including quarantine orders and subject to the occurrence of symptoms of disease, have been lifted for the countries listed below - as well as for citizens of the EU, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland - effective from July 2nd 2020:

    • Australia
    • Georgia
    • Canada
    • Montenegro
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Tunisia
    • Uruguay


    Students from countries not listed may enter Germany under the following conditions:

    • Provision of a proof of required attendance (Please contact your course coordinator or course advisor to obtain this document.)
    • On the basis of the SARS-CoV-2 quarantine regulation of the state of Saxony-Anhalt dated June 30th 2020 and provisionally valid until September 16th 2020, in conjunction with the risk areas currently designated by the Robert Koch Institute you are required by law to self-isolate/quarantine yourself after entering the country from one of the designated risk areas, or after having visited one of the designated risk areas within 14 days prior to your arrival, regardless of your citizenship.
    • You are furthermore obligated to report your entry immediately to the locally competent authority.

    For queries related to entering Germany, please contact the International Office at internationaloffice(at)

    For queries related to your application or enrollment, please contact our Student-Services-Center at studienberatung(at)

  • Health Insurance

    International students who participate from abroad in degree programs run entirely virtually are generally not subject to Germany's statutory mandatory health insurance.

    If you

    • have not yet arrived,
    • intend to do so before October 1st, 2020,
    • 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 1st, 2020 - to pay a substantial additional contribution to your health insurance backdated to the date of your enrollment.

  • Financial Support

    International 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). Information available in German/English here.

    KfW student loans may also be applied for. Further information can be found on this webpage.

1. Persons who have had contact with infected persons in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter the university facilities.
2. Persons with typical symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) have no access to university facilities and events.
3. After entering a university building, hands must be thoroughly washed or disinfected. Thoroughly wash your hands several times a day (at least 30 seconds with soap and water).
4. Wearing a mask is obligatory in the buildings of the university. This does not apply to office rooms. In teaching rooms and lecture halls, a mask does not need to be worn at your seat. This does not apply when entering and leaving the room. If the number of participants exceeds the number of designated seats, wearing a mask is obligatory for all participants, with the exception of the teacher. In general, the obligation to carry a mask applies to everyone.
5. From October 5, 2020 register by scanning the room-related QR code before entering a room in which an event is taking place. This code is located at the entrance of a room and in the entrance area of the library. By registering, you confirm that you are in good health and do not show any symptoms typical of Covid-19. The registration of those present is based on the current regulation of the state of Saxony-Anhalt for the containment of the pandemic and serves the possibly necessary contact tracing.
6. Use the designated seats marked by a green sticker in teaching rooms and lecture halls. Make sure that you keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people. Otherwise you must wear a mask. It is forbidden to rearrange chairs, tables, etc.
7. During a lecture, seminar or other event, sufficient fresh air supply must be provided in rooms. In the case of mechanical ventilation (window ventilation), the rooms must be ventilated several times per hour.
8. Use the available disinfectants to clean tables and work surfaces regularly.
9. The general coughing and sneezing etiquette generally applies. In personal contact with each other, make sure to avoid physical contact (e.g. shaking hands). Hands should be kept away from the face.