To our partner universities and international students

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is following the Bavarian Government policy to suspend all teaching in classes with immediate effect. Until further notice, the suspension will end on 20 April. Should an extension of the delay be indicated a new date for the term start will be communicated. Please keep yourself informed by checking our web site!

For the time being teaching will take place only in distance learning formats. Thus, we try to ensure our students are safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. All social events on campus are cancelled, too.

Please be reassured that Ansbach University is capable to deal with issues that could arise with any further spread of the Coronavirus in Germany. At present, we do not have any confirmed Coronavirus cases at Ansbach University and the situation is stable in the area around Ansbach. The university is monitoring the current development closely and will take any measures necessary for the protection of students and staff.

 

Last Update: 23 March 2020, 14:30

  

Questions and answers

  

Semester planning summer 2020

Start of lectures

Why was the start of the lecture postponed? Who decided that?

Against the background of the current spread of the novel coronavirus, the Bavarian cabinet decided on 10 March 2020 for all universities to postpone the start of the attendance lectures in the summer semester 2020 to 20 April. The 2020 summer semester will also take place digitally for the time being from 20 April. This decision applies to all courses, regardless of the number of participants, and also affects the area of continuing education. From 11 May onwards, the regulations for the admission of urgently needed face-to-face teaching in rooms with special equipment at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences will apply.

 

Activities relevant to the study

The resolution says that the start of lectures will be postponed. Does this mean that no study-related activities will take place until April 20?

The summer semester 2020 will take place digitally for the time being. In order to ensure the learning success for the summer semester 2020, e-learning events have been taking place since Monday, 16 March. From 11 May onwards, the regulations for the admission of urgently needed face-to-face teaching in rooms with special equipment at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences will apply.

 

Branch offices

What about the university locations Feuchtwangen, Herrieden, Rothenburg and Weißenburg?

Here the decision of the Bavarian cabinet also applies to all attendance events. The contact persons at the respective locations are available to you by e-mail.

Schedule of the university

Where can I find current dates and deadlines?

Due to the changed start of lectures the lecture and examination periods have been adjusted. The end of the lecture period as well as the examination-relevant periods were moved back by two weeks. The lecture-free days at Whitsun and the movable lecture-free day are occupied with lectures. Lectures can also take place on Saturdays if required.  Examination deregistration has been cancelled, i.e. students who do not show up for an examination are automatically deregistered. The current exam-relevant dates can be found in the udated schedule (German).

  

Lectures

Non-lecture period

Does the period until the postponed start of lectures count as "lecture-free time"?

The lecture-free period ends on 15 March; the semester and thus the lecture period begin regularly on 16 March 2020, and from 20 April the summer semester 2020 will also be digital for the time being. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which lectures on digital formats have been running since 16 March.

Online lectures

Are there online lectures? Where can I find the relevant information?

The first online lectures have been running since Monday, March 16, to ensure the learning success for this semester. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which lectures can be offered via digital formats.

  

Examination matters

Postponement of the examination time

Does a postponement of the start of lectures also mean a postponement of examinations by this period?

Due to the changed start of lectures, the lecture and examination periods were adjusted. The end of the lecture period as well as the examination-relevant periods were each moved back by two weeks. The lecture-free days at Whitsun and the movable lecture-free day are occupied with lectures. Lectures can also take place on Saturdays if required.  Examination deregistration has been cancelled, i.e. students who do not show up for an examination are automatically deregistered. The current exam-relevant dates can be found in the updated schedule (German).

 

Registration and deregistration

Do the periods for registration and deregistration remain the same?

Due to the changed start of lectures, the lecture and examination periods were adjusted. The end of the lecture period as well as the examination-relevant periods were each moved back by two weeks. The lecture-free days at Whitsun and the movable lecture-free day are occupied with lectures. Lectures can also take place on Saturdays if required.  Examination deregistration has been cancelled, i.e. students who do not show up for an examination are automatically deregistered. The current exam-relevant dates can be found in the updated schedule (German).

 

Audit inspection

Do exams still take place?

Individual arrangements must be made with the respective contact persons by e-mail.

Infection and quarantine

What happens if I fall ill with the coronavirus or am in quarantine during the examination period? Can the corresponding examinations be written up?

In the event of infection or disease-related quarantine during the trial period, the normal rules for cases of disease apply.

 

  

Study matters / matriculation

Matriculation

Is the current enrollment taking place?

If you have any questions regarding enrolment, please contact the person in charge of your course of study at Student Services.

Thesis and study-relevant / deadline related documents

I would like to hand in my thesis or internship contract. Is that even possible anymore?

Please submit documents relevant to your studies and with deadlines (e.g. theses, internship contracts, applications) in digital form to the Student Service. For security reasons, please use only your university account for this purpose. Documents that we require in original (e.g. practical experience certificates, legal remedies) should be sent to us electronically in advance and then submitted by post.

Excursions

Are planned excursions affected?

Unfortunately, excursions planned for the summer semester 2020 must be cancelled.

Consultations

Do counselling sessions (general study guidance, subject-specific study guidance, etc.) still take place?

Here, individual arrangements must be made by e-mail with the respective contact persons.

Home office and discontinuation of the company during the internship

What happens if during my internship semester home office is ordered or the company stops working? Does the internship still count as completed?

We want to support you in the best possible way to successfully complete your practical semester also in the summer semester 2020. Please clarify - in close cooperation with the practice representative of your degree programme - practicable solutions such as home office, change of tasks, division of the practical semester into several time periods etc. with your company. If you are affected by the closure of your current internship company, you can, for example, complete the uncompleted hours of the week later in the semester or the following semester, or take over tasks in your home office. Home office hours will be recognized as working hours if the company confirms this. Please discuss with your supervisor and your examiners how the further examinations and courses during the practical semester will be organised (practical courses, seminars, colloquium). If you have any questions (e.g. examination deadlines) or changes concerning the practical semester, the clerks of your study programme in the student services department will be happy to assist you. General information with the basic regulations for the practical semester can be found here.

Dual Studies

What effects do the changed semester conditions have on dual students?

"hochschule dual" recommends the following (as of 11 March 2020): The contractually agreed times with the dual practice partner should be extended accordingly until the start of the lecture period on 20 April 2020, unless there are other reasons to the contrary. However, students must be released for online lectures and other virtual courses in the period up to 20 April 2020. In the case of remuneration and days of leave, the additional working time must of course be taken into account. All important and up-to-date information can be found on the "hochschule dual" website.

  

Entry/exit

Visit to a risk area

What should I do if I have visited a risk area?

In this case, students are banned from the premises, which does not have a negative effect on the course of their studies. In this case, please contact the person in charge of your course of studies in the Student Services Department directly.

Stay abroad

What do I have to consider for a planned stay abroad?

Please inform yourself about the danger situation in the destination area based on the entry regulations at the Foreign Office and contact the International Office of the partner university or the local employer directly.

  

Service and advice

Opening hours and attendances

Is the entire university campus closed for students or are the library and cafeteria open, for example?

The administration of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is available for questions by e-mail. As of 11 May, the library will also reopen its reading rooms to members of the university. Lending of the reference collection as well as collection of ordered media, research and copying/scanning will then again be possible. Special rules apply for the use of the library. Information on digital services can be found on the library's website. The cafeteria offers takeaway meals from 4 May: Daily from 11.00-13.30 a.m. there is a warm main meal to take away, from 9.00 a.m. onwards there are hot and cold snacks. Admission is only allowed with a face mask.

Library - Return of media

The loan period expires. How can I return my books?

Media that you have already borrowed can be returned by post or via our return machine in the foyer (machine is accessible Mon-Fri from 6.00-20.00 hrs). The reminder process is currently still deactivated. 1-2 weeks before the reminder process is reactivated, we will inform all borrowers by e-mail. We have increased the number of renewal options to 5 for all borrowable and renewable media, i.e. you will be able to renew borrowable and renewable media a total of 5 times for a further 4 weeks in the future, just as it is already the case for our customers with the special status thesis.

Canteen

Can I still eat in the canteen?

The canteen will be closed until 3 May. Takeaway meals will be offered from 4 May: Daily from 11.00-13.30 a.m. there is a warm main meal to take away, already from 9.00 a.m. there are hot and cold snacks. Access is only permitted with a face mask.

Events

Which university events are cancelled or postponed?

The following events will be postponed until further notice:

  • Public lecture series CampusColleg on 18 March and 29 April 2020
  • Action day of the library on 26 March 2020
  • Open day on 28 March 2020
  • Presence training events of the library (webinars take place!)
  • Presence training courses of the General Student Advisory Service

The following events must unfortunately be cancelled:

  • BAföG consultation on 16 March 2020
  • Girl's Day on 26 March 2020
  • University contact fair on 14 May 2020
  • Summer School from 22 to 31 May 2020

Consultations

Do examination inspections and counselling sessions take place on site (general study counselling, specialist study counselling, etc.)?

Here, individual arrangements must be made with the respective contact persons by e-mail.

Consultation hours

Are consultation hours offered for students?

Please contact the General Student Advisory Service by e-mail if you have general questions about studying. If you have subject-specific questions, please also contact your departmental advisor by e-mail. For further questions please contact aktuelles(at)hs-ansbach.de.

  

Prohibition to stay at the university

Prohibition to stay

Who is currently not allowed to stay at the university?

The following (also external) persons are not allowed to stay at the university for the time being:

  • Persons who are infected with the coronavirus.
  • Persons who have had direct contact with a person infected with the coronavirus within the last 14 days, until clarification of a possible infection with the public health department.
  • Persons who have stayed in a risk area.
  • Members of an institution which has been closed down by a decision of the public health department due to a coronavirus infection.
  • Members of a company which was closed by a discretionary decision of the public health department due to an illness of the coronavirus.

There is an immediate obligation to notify if one of the above criteria is met. Students are requested to contact their student service staff, employees the university management (Mrs. Ringler) and the personnel department.

Currently, the Roberkt Koch Institute no longer identifies any risk areas. However, we refer to the Ordinance on Quarantine Measures for Entering Germany to Control the Coronavirus (Einreise-Quarantäneverordnung - EQV) of April 9, 2020 of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care (the validity of the EQV was extended to currently May 3, 2020 in accordance with § 9 of the second Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance of April 16, 2020), which generally prescribes a 14-day domestic quarantine for entering Germany.

symptom occurrence

What should I do if I notice symptoms of the coronavirus in me?

If you suspect that you are infected with the coronavirus, please contact your family doctor or the medical on-call service (Tel. 116 117).