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.

 

Presence events

When will attendance events take place at the university again?

The summer semester 2020 will take place digitally for the time being. Online lectures have been running since Monday, 16 March, in order to ensure the learning success for this semester. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which courses are offered via digital formats. 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

Attendance

When will attendance at the university begin again?

If the qualification goals can be achieved in the summer semester by means of digital courses, this form of teaching in the summer semester is to be given clear preference over attendance formats by the end of the lecture period. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which courses can be offered via digital formats. From 11 May onwards, the regulations for the admission of urgently needed presence teaching in rooms with special equipment at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences will apply.

Online lectures

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

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 are 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).

 

Presence at inspections

Are examinations held on site at the university?

The acceptance of examinations is possible in classroom operation. Whether and which examinations are affected and what the regulations are for this will be announced in due course.

Audit inspection

Do exams still take place?

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

Opposition period and lack of access to examination

What can I do if I do not receive inspection within the opposition period?

If the inspection of examinations cannot be granted within the objection period, the university (the examination board) will, in individual cases and upon presentation of appropriate evidence, grant a reinstatement to the previous status if you file an objection late because you only receive inspection of examinations after a delay of several weeks. If there is a reason for de-registration based on the examination results, an attempt will be made to find a suitable solution for the inspection of examinations in consultation with the student concerned.

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

Thesis and study-relevant / deadline related documents

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

You can send documents relevant to your studies and deadline related documents (e.g. final theses, internship contracts, applications) in digital form to the Student Service for deadline compliance. For security reasons, please use only your university account for this purpose. Please send us the original documents we require (e.g. practical experience certificates, legal remedies, theses, if applicable) electronically in advance and submit them afterwards. Please agree the form of submission of theses or internship contracts with your examiner in good time.

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.

BAföG

I get BAföG. Is the payment stopped now? How will my earnings be credited for social commitment?

 

According to a press release by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (German), there will be no disadvantages due to pandemic closures and entry bans. Additional earnings in the fight against the pandemic (German) should also be worthwhile for those receiving BAföG; these will only be credited for the duration of the activity. Detailed information on BAföG is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (German).

 

  

Entry/exit

Return from abroad

What should I do if I return to Germany after a stay abroad?

In this case, please contact the person in charge of your study programme in the Student Services Department directly. Although no measures are currently mandatory for travel returnees from outside the Federal Republic of Germany, it is still recommended that you voluntarily enter a 14-day domestic quarantine.

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. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the appropriate rules of conduct.

Library - Return of media

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

Media that you have already borrowed can be returned by mail or returned via our return machine in the foyer (machine is accessible Mon-Fri from 6.00-20.00 hrs). Please note: As of 12 June the reminder process of the Ansbach University Library and the Ansbach State Library will be reactivated.

Library - Lending of media

I want to borrow books. What options do I have?

As of 11 May the reading rooms of the library will be open again for members of the university (Mon-Thu 10-15 hrs / Fr 8-13 hrs). External users will not have access and cannot pick up media. A maximum of 26 customers may be in the library at any one time. While using the library, mouth-and-nose protection must be worn and distance regulations must be observed. To enter the library, a CampusCard, which is activated for unattended access, is required. It is also possible to reserve books in advance or have them sent to you by post. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the appropriate rules of conduct.

Library - Interlibrary loan

Can I order media via interlibrary loan?

As of May 12, interlibrary loan will be resumed in Bavaria and you can order books and articles via OPAC and Gateway Bayern.

Library - Digital offer

How can I use electronic media of the university library?

Members of the university can use the digital services (e.g. databases and e-books) from off campus via Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). You can find out more about this in the information sheet (German). In addition, webinars on academic work and additional e-books (German) are offered.

 

Canteen

Can I still eat in the canteen?

The cafeteria is open, takeaway meals are also available: Every day from 11.00-13.30 a.m. there is a hot main meal to take away, and from 8.00 a.m. onwards there is hot and cold snack. Admission is only allowed with a face mask. If you need to be present on campus, please observe the appropriate rules of conduct.

Distance control

How is it ensured that the prescribed minimum distances are observed when using the university facilities?

In order to comply as far as possible with the distance rule of at least 1.5 m in the corridors, stairwells and seminar rooms of the university, the following regulations apply from 27 April: A waiting area with appropriate distance pictograms will be set up for library users in the foyer of building 70 and incoming and outgoing visitors will be separated via the main entrance and the east exit. In buildings 50 and 92, the directions of movement in the staircases will be separated; the central staircase will only be used for going up and the side staircases only for going down. In these buildings, the central entrance is to be used as the only entrance and the side doors only as an exit. In building 51 the left staircase is used only for going up, the right staircase only for going down. In building 54 the small staircase is only used for going up, the large staircase only for going down. In the Campus Center, pictograms are used to indicate compliance with the distance rule. The elevators can be used in both directions, but may only be entered individually. In the seminar rooms in building 50, the number of seats has been reduced by removing chairs to allow sufficient distance between people. Please do not place any additional chairs in the room, otherwise the distance rule can no longer be observed. A corresponding reduction in the number of seats will also be made in the seminar rooms in the other buildings. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the appropriate rules of conduct.

Events

Which university events are cancelled or postponed?

The following events will be postponed until further notice:

  • Public lecture series CampusColleg
  • 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 for now:

  • BAföG consultation
  • Girl's Day on 26 March 2020
  • University contact fair on 14 May 2020
  • Summer School from 22 to 31 May 2020
  • Symposium HR Competence on 15 June 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

For which (also external) persons is there a prohibition of entry at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences?

  • Persons who have had direct contact with a person infected with the coronavirus within the last 14 days (categories I and II)
  • Persons with respiratory symptoms of any severity.
  • Persons with unspecific general symptoms.

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.

If attendance on campus is required, please observe the relevant rules of conduct.

Mouth-and-nose cover

When and where do I have to wear a mouth and nose cover at the university?

It is necessary to wear a mouth-and-nose cover when entering the library and cafeteria. It is also strongly recommended that you wear it if the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be safely maintained in areas where people move around or meet (e.g. in corridors and hallways, when entering and leaving rooms and buildings, in sanitary areas). Persons with an increased risk of a serious course of disease in the event of an infection (risk groups according to the Robert Koch Institute) are recommended to take the necessary measures for their own protection. This may include wearing breathing protection with the individually required protective effect. In principle, students are obliged to carry masks on their own. Bandanas can be purchased at the CampusCenter and the library at cost price of 1.60 EUR, which can also be used as mouth-nose covers. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the relevant rules of conduct.

Hygiene and conduct rules

Which prescribed hygiene and conduct rules must I observe?

Group formations and unnecessary contacts must be avoided. Staying in confined spaces such as lifts is to be avoided (here individual use). Objects (work equipment, tools, etc.) are to be used on a personal basis wherever possible. If this is not possible, cleaning is to be carried out before each use by another person. The stay on the university premises is to be limited to the absolutely necessary extent. Students shall enter the university grounds/building only immediately before the respective event and leave it again immediately afterwards.

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) and your local health department.