Study­ing in times of the Coronavirus pan­demic

Please mind our hygiene rules!

2G rule

Who can come to HNU in the winter semester 21/22?

Status as of 25 November 2021: 2G, i.e. only vaccinated and recovered persons can come to HNU.
Exception: If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you still have access to the university with a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours. If you present a doctor's certificate, this test is free of charge.

Examinations: According to the directive of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art of 6 December 2021, a PCR test (3G+) or a daily antigen rapid test (3G) is sufficient for the fulfilment of the test obligation of the examinees if the student could not provide a PCR test.


Students who do not fulfil the so-called 2G rule are not admitted to the university. According to the decision of the Bavarian state government of 14.09.21, HNU is obliged to check compliance with the 2G rule through effective random checks. At HNU, this is done by a security service, which has to report violations to the health office. A violation of the 2G rule is punishable by a fine by the Health Department. Please always carry proof of your "2G status" as well as your student ID!

What applies if I am not vaccinated?

If you have not yet had the opportunity to take advantage of a vaccination offer, you can get tested at all test centres, in Neu-Ulm at the Donaubad test centre. You can find all test centres here: covid-schnelltestzentrum.de. Please allow enough time for this. 
Testing possibilities in the vicinity:

https://15minutentest.de/de/de/testcenter-neu-ulm-rewe

https://falk-test.de/corona-schnelltest-neu_ulm/

http://testzentrum.david-health-club.de/

https://schnelltestzentrum-neu-ulm.de/

https://www.cpn-schnelltestzentren.de/

Please additionally inform yourself about the advantages and disadvantages of a Covid-19 vaccination on the websites of the Robert Koch Institute (www. https://www.rki.de/SharedDocs/FAQ/COVID-Impfen/gesamt.html (opens in a new window)) as well as the Federal Ministry of Health (https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/ (opens in a new window)) or other scientifically valid sources. 

What if I have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not licensed in the EU?

Persons who have already been vaccinated abroad with COVID-19 vaccines not licensed in the EU need a new vaccination series (...) to obtain the status of vaccinated persons in the EU, according to the current legal situation and taking into account the age-appropriate vaccination recommendations.
Source: STIKO-Empfehlung zur COVID-19-Impfung (opens in a new window), p. 38

How often do I have to get tested?

Different tests are valid for different periods of time:

PCR tests, PoC-PCR tests or a test using other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique = 48 hours.

PoC antigen tests = 24 hours

Testing possibilities in the vicinity

For all stu­dents

How do I know if my courses are online or on-site?

In your timetable, you will find a reference to the type of lecture for each course. You will also find the calendar week and the location of the lecture. If you have a hybrid lecture, your lecturer will inform you about the location and type at short notice. You will receive further information via Moodle or e-mail. Please register in the Moodle courses.

How does Corona affect the examination period?

Information on the examination period can be found in the Academic Calendar.

How can subject counselling appointments take place?

Please arrange appointments for subject-related study counselling individually with the person in charge. 

Here you will find the subject-related study advising.

Is the HNU library open?

You can find all information on the HNU library at the

Website of the HNU Library

Are the cafeteria and mensa still open?

Who can I turn to, if I find it difficult to cope with the mental stress caused by the corona crisis?

Please feel free to contact Christoph Giebeler at the BIZEPS Family and Social Counselling Service Office.

Counselling services are also provided by the pastors of the student church ministries (opens in a new window): Stephan Schwarz (Protestant) and Michael Zips (Catholic).

For many courses "Zoom" is used as a video conferencing solution. In the media there is currently much criticism of this software. Why does HNU use it anyway?

The university administration in Bavaria are basically convinced that there is no technically viable alternative to Zoom in the current situation.

You can find further explanations on the page of our data protection commissioner.

 

Ap­plic­a­tion

Will the Corona pandemic postpone the application deadlines?

Start of the application period

For all degree programmes, the application deadline starts as usual on 15.11. or 2.5.

You will find the most up-to-date information on the programme page.

End of the application period

According to the current state of knowledge, the application period for all Bachelor's degree programmes ends on 15.1.2022.

If the application deadlines are extended or postponed, this will be communicated in the corresponding degree programmes.

For the degree programmes Information Management in Health Care and Business Informatics, the application is handled by the THU and the deadlines there apply.

Will the start of studies for first-year students in the 2021 summer semester be postponed?

As before, lectures will most likely start in mid/late March. The exact date will be announced in the Academic Calendar.

This also applies to the two cooperative degree programmes Industrial Engineering and Industrial Engineering/Logistics.

For the timetable for the degree programmes Information Management in Health Care and Business Informatics, please contact THU.

For my degree programme, I have to do a pre-study internship. But at the moment it's hard to find internships. What can I do?

Nevertheless, please make every reasonable effort to obtain a pre-study internship.

Please also check whether you have already gained practical experience that can be fully or partially credited as a pre-study internship. You can find the requirements for this on the website of the degree programme in the FAQ on the pre-study internship.

If you still cannot find an internship, please contact studium[at]hnu[dot]de.

Ex­am­in­a­tions

Can I deregister from exams at short notice?

If you wish to deregister from a resit examination, please contact your examination office.  The same deadlines apply for deregistration from repeat examinations as for regular examination deregistrations.

You can deregister from the first attempt up to two weeks before the start of the examination period (in WIN/WIL up to 4 weeks before the start of the examination period).

Can I have deadlines from the examination regulations (e.g. ECTS deadlines) extended because of the Corona Pandemic?

There are automatic corona-related deadline extensions for the 2021/22 winter semester.

If you are enrolled in your degree course since summer semester 2020 or earlier, all course-related deadlines, i.e. ECTS deadlines, deadlines for the basic subjects, deadlines for exceeding the standard period of study ... are automatically extended by four semesters. You do not have to submit an application for this. This also applies to the deadlines for taking repeat examinations (second and third attempts).

If you are enrolled in your degree course since winter semester 2020/21, all course-related deadlines, i.e. ECTS deadlines, deadlines for the basic subjects, deadlines for exceeding the standard period of study ... are automatically extended by three semesters. You do not have to submit an application for this. This also applies to the deadlines for taking repeat examinations (second and third attempts).

If you are enrolled in your degree course since summer semester 2021, all course-related deadlines, i.e. ECTS deadlines, deadlines for the basic subjects, deadlines for exceeding the standard period of study ... are automatically extended by two semesters. You do not have to submit an application for this. This also applies to the deadlines for taking repeat examinations (second and third attempts).

If you are enrolled in your degree course since winter semester 2021/22, all course-related deadlines, i.e. ECTS deadlines, deadlines for the basic subjects, deadlines for exceeding the standard period of study ... are automatically extended by one semester. You do not have to submit an application for this. This also applies to the deadlines for taking repeat examinations (second and third attempts).

3G - Plus Rule

According to the directive of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art of 6 December 2021, a PCR test (3G+) or a daily antigen rapid test (3G) is sufficient for the fulfilment of the test obligation of the examinees if the student could not provide a PCR test.

Are PCR tests free of charge?

In principle, PCR tests are subject to a fee. The costs can only be covered for students who have already been vaccinated for the first time.

 

 

Prac­tical semester

During my practical semester, there will be work stoppages and/or short-time work in my company. What does this mean for my practical semester?

Activities that you carry out in the home office also count towards the practical semester.

You can also complete your practical semester "in stages".

If both is not possible, please ask the responsible examination board to postpone your practical semester.

What happens if my practice company stops working altogether or ends my internship?

You can apply for a postponement of the internship semester if the internship company breaks off the internship.

The decision on the postponement of the practical semester is made by the responsible examination boards. If approval is granted, participation in courses and examinations is possible. Any practical days already completed will then no longer be taken into account.

You will find the appropriate forms on the intranet (you must be logged in there). (opens in a new window)

What happens if my employer orders home office? Does this also count as attendance time?

Home office days are considered attendance days. In principle, a maximum of 35 days may be provided in the home office. You must then submit a certificate for the home office portion.

You will find the appropriate forms on the intranet (you must be logged in there). (opens in a new window)

Can other practical activities also count towards the practical semester (e.g. working student activity, studies with deepened practical experience, social projects ...)?

If less than 70 days in the practical company are possible, then practical activities related to the occupational field (working student activities, training activities, etc.) can be recognised to the extent of a maximum of 35 days.

Social projects in times of Corona can also be recognised, as far as this is justifiable.

In principle, a maximum of 35 days can be recognised from other work-related activities and home office. Conversely, this means: Of the 70 days of the practical semester, you must have actually been on site at the company for at least 35 days.

You apply for recognition with the relevant evidence to your practice officer.

You will find the appropriate forms on the intranet (you must be logged in there). (opens in a new window)

Do all practice activities have to be carried out at the same company?

The internship may also be carried out in different companies.

Can I make up parts of my practical semester later?

The internship may also be completed in several sections. Continuation of the internship "after Corona" is possible, also during a subsequent semester.

If I interrupt or break off my practical semester, can I then also write exams in the first attempt?

  • If internship periods are recognised for you in the summer semester 2020, you may in principle only take part in repeat examinations.
  • If the internship must be interrupted due to the current situation, and if this must or can only be completed in the lecture-free period or in one of the following semesters, then you may participate in lectures and examinations of the current semester. However, the prerequisite is that capacities are available and that there are no other important reasons against this. The respective lecturer decides whether participation is possible.

Do the special regulations also apply if I have to terminate my internship of my own accord due to the current situation and this does not originate from the company?

In this case, you can also apply to your practical officer to complete your practical semester according to the special regulations. It is important that you then also submit a letter of justification in addition to the application.

You will find the appropriate forms on the intranet (you must be logged in there). (opens in a new window)

I would have to complete my internship semester in the summer semester of 2021, but I can't find a job due to the Corona crisis. What can I do?

You can then apply for a postponement of the practical semester.

The decision on postponing the practical semester is made by the responsible examination boards. If approved, participation in courses and examinations is possible.

You will find the appropriate forms on the intranet (you must be logged in there). (opens in a new window)

To which degree programmes do these regulations apply?

The regulations were passed by the Senate for all degree programmes.

Only for the degree programmes "Information Management in Health Care" and "Business Informatics" do the regulations of the THU apply.

Thesis

How can I hand in my thesis now if I can't/won't come to HNU?

Theses can also be submitted by post.

The date of submission is the date of receipt at the university and not the postmark.

The corona crisis has thrown my original plans for my studies into disarray (e.g. a semester abroad cannot be taken up). Could I therefore bring forward my final thesis and only then take the examinations that are still open?

Your final thesis doesn't necessarily have to be the last exam of your studies. As soon as you have fulfilled the requirements for registering your thesis, you can do so. You can find out exactly what the requirements are in your study and examination regulations or you can contact your examinations office.

 

con­cerns cer­tain de­gree pro­grammes

What do I need to be aware of when studying in a cooperative degree programme? What examination periods apply here?

For examinations held at THU, the examination times of THU apply.
For examinations held at HNU, the examination times of HNU apply.

Will the timeframe for the practical semester (university internship) for the Physician Assistant programme be affected in any way?

No, the university internship will take place at the previously scheduled time.

In case of ill­ness or quar­ant­ine

What happens if I become ill with COVID-19 or am in quarantine during the examination period? Can I take the exams on alternative dates or will I have to wait until the following semester?

If you fall ill with corona or are in state-ordered quarantine, this constitutes grounds for inability to take the examination. In such a case, you would take the exams in the following semester. At present, no alternative examination dates have been planned.