Recognition of activities carried out in connection with COVID-19
In accordance with Section 3 (3) of the COVID-19 Higher Education Act (Federal Law Gazette I 2020/23), activities carried out in connection with COVID-19 in the interest of public safety, health care, education or the security of supply can be credited/recognized at universities (…) to the extent of 4 ECTS credits per month
- as freely chosen courses, provided that these are stipulated in the curriculum, or
- as modules or courses correspondingly designated in the curriculum in line with 31 (3) of the Students Act, or
- as internships or work placements, insofar as these activities correspond to the internships required by the curriculum.
In addition to the recognition as electives and/or internships, the recognition of such activities by way of a course swap may also be considered. Please contact your programme director in this regard.
Deadline for the submission of Bachelor’s theses
Pursuant to Section 12 C-UHV, the university’s internal deadline for the submission of Bachelor’s theses shall be extended by a period corresponding to the time during which the student was prevented from completing or submitting the thesis for reasons connected with COVID-19. These provisions are extremely vague – we have instructed our teaching staff to adopt a flexible and accommodating approach in this regard.
Deadline for the submission of seminar papers and papers involving comparable effort (acc. to Section 10 (2) Part B of the University Statutes)
The deadline for the submission of seminar papers and papers involving comparable effort (acc. to Section 10 (2) Part B of the University Statutes) written in the context of courses with ongoing assessment during the winter semester of 2019/20 shall end on 30 September 2020. In exceptional justified cases, the course instructor can extend this deadline.
For the summer semester of 2020, no extension of the deadline has been defined yet; the period stipulated in the University Statutes (pursuant to section 10 (2) of the Statutes, Part B) runs until 31 January 2021.
StEOP rule on bringing examinations forward
The 22 ECTS credit limit with regard to taking exams prior to the proper completion of the Introduction & Orientation Phase (StEOP) has been lifted temporarily. This means that more than 22 ECTS credits can be brought forward, as long as these examinations are taken by 31 July 2021.
Registration requirements defined in the curricula
Registration requirements defined in the curricula concerning the registration for courses, course examinations and modular examinations are temporarily suspended. This suspension shall not apply only if the programme director, after consulting the curriculum commission, considers the registration requirement to be mandatory. The exception applies to the registration for courses until 30 November 2021.
Specialist internship not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions
In the event that it is not possible to complete a relevant specialist internship as prescribed by the curriculum and any accompanying course due to COVID-19 related restrictions in the summer semester of 2020 and the winter semester of 2020/21, suitable substitutions can be approved by the programme director upon application. Such substitutions include, for instance, a research internship at a university, or the completion of courses, but may also extend to include COVID-19 activities carried out in the interest of public safety, health care, education or the security of supply (Section 3 C-HG), provided that this does not compromise the goal of delivering academic professional training in the respective degree programme.
Covid-19-Regulation on special provisions concerning study matters
This is a translation and compilation of following original German documents.
APPENDIX 1 to the university bulletin special issue 19, no 98 – 2019/20, 13.05.2020,subsequently amended by
APPENDIX 2 to the university bulletin issue 24, no 116.2 – 2019/20, 17.06.2020,
APPENDIX 2 to the university bulletin special issue 31, no 153.2 – 2019/20, 25.09.2020, and
APPENDIX 3 to the university bulletin issue 7, no 41.2 – 2020/21, 16.12.2020
Regulation on special provisions concerning study matters arising from COVID-19
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