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

  

Frequently asked questions

  

Fall 2020 Plan

Start of Fall classes

When does the Fall semester 2020 begin? When do classes commence?

Fall semester commences for all admission-free non-occupational Bachelor's programs and all non-occupational Master's programs on October 1, 2020. The part-time programs start on October 6, 2020 and the admission-limited programs (Multimedia and Communication, Departmental Journalism, and Visualization and Interaction in Digital Media) start on October 12, 2020.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

On-campus instructions

When will on-campus instructions resume at the university?

In Person instructions are currently offered primarily for

  • first-year students
  • students enrolled in courses involving laboratory work or project work
  • students in the final phase of their program

In order to track the chain of infection, the data of all students attending in-person classes must be collected using the CampusCard. Online classes can supplement in-person instructions and will be used mainly if the general conditions worsen. Excluded are necessary practical courses. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which courses are offered in online or in-person formats. Please keep up to date with the latest information on our homepage and on the IT-Service-Portal.

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

 

Branch offices

What about the branch offices?

The regulations of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences apply here as well. If you have any questions regarding the exact implementation at the respective location, please contact the person responsible in Feuchtwangen, Herrieden, Rothenburg and Weißenburg directly.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Academic calendar

Where can I find current dates and deadlines?

All current dates and relevant information can be found in the revised academic calendar (German).
 

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

 

  

Lectures

On-campus instructions

When will on-campus instructions resume at the university?

In Person instructions are currently offered primarily for

  • first-year students
  • students enrolled in courses involving laboratory work or project work
  • students in the final phase of their program

In order to track the chain of infection, the data of all students attending in-person classes must be collected using the CampusCard. Online classes can supplement in-person instructions and will be used mainly if the general conditions worsen. Excluded are necessary practical courses. Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which courses are offered in online or in-person formats. Please keep up to date with the latest information on our homepage and on the IT-Service-Portal.

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

Online classes

Will classes be offered in online formats? Where can I find relevant information?

Please refer to PRIMUSS to find out which classes are offered online.

 

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

  

Examination matters

Special study and examination regulations

The examination regulations for the winter semester 2020/21 can be found in the statutes on special study and examination regulations of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences for the winter semester 2020/21 (German).

Last updated on: October 5, 2020

Presence at final exams

Will final exams be conducted on-campus?

Final exams can be conducted in person. Which examinations are affected and what regulations apply will be announced in due time. If attendance on campus is required, please check the relevant rules of conduct and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Inquiry about final exams

Is it possible to make inquiries about final exams?

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

 

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Opposition period and lack of access to final exams

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

If the inspection of final exams cannot be granted within the opposition period, the university (the examination board) will, in individual cases, grant a reinstatement of the previous status upon presentation of appropriate evidence, if you enter an objection late because you will only receive the inspection of final exams 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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Infection and quarantine

What happens if I fall ill with the coronavirus or am in quarantine during final exams? Do I get the chance to retake the exams? 

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

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

  

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 Department to meet the deadline. For security reasons, please use only your university account for this purpose. Please send us the original documents we require (e.g. internship certificates, dissertations, etc.) electronically in advance within the deadline and then send them in paper form by post or drop them in the CampusCenter letterbox. Please agree the form of submission of final theses or internship contracts with your examiner in good time.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Excursions

Are excursions affected?

No excursions will take place.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Consultation

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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Home office and discontinuation of the company during the internship

What happens if, during my internship semester, the company shuts down or shifts to home office? Does the internship still count as completed?

We want to support you in the best way possible to successfully complete your internship semester in fall 2020. Please clarify - in close cooperation with the practice representative of your degree program - practicable solutions such as home office, change of tasks, division of the internship 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 missing 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 acknowledged 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 administrator of your study program in the student services department will be happy to assist you. General information about the basic regulations for the practical semester can be found here.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Dual Studies

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

At "hochschule dual" you always find the latest news.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

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).

We have received the following information from the Office for Educational Support of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg: All students who were enrolled in a course of study at a state or state-recognized university in the summer semester 2020 and who were not on leave of absence and whose maximum duration of support had not yet expired in the summer semester 2020 will receive one semester extension of their standard period of study (Art. 99 para. 2 BayHSchG). Since an extension is not automatic, students must contact the Office for Educational Promotion. Further information can also be found on the homepage of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg. There you can find current FAQs on Corona (including the corona-related extension of the submission deadline for the proof of performance according to § 48 BAföG).

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

  

Entry/exit

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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

  

Service and advice

Opening hours and attendance

Are the university facilities open?

The library is open for university members and external customers to pick up requested media. The reading rooms are only accessible to members of the university with restrictions. Access is only permitted with a face mask. In order to track the chain of infection, the contact data of every visitor is collected. Students can use their CampusCard to enter their data, non-university members must fill out a form. More detailed information can be found on the library's website.
The cafeteria is open. Admission is only allowed with a face mask.
The administration of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is always available by e-mail for questions.
If attendance on campus is required, please observe the corresponding rules of conduct and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

Library - Online resources

How can I use online 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).

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Cafeteria

Can I eat in the cafeteria?

The cafeteria is open, takeaway meals are also available. Access is only allowed with a face mask. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the corresponding rules of conduct and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Physical distancing

How is it ensured that physical distancing can be maintained when using the university facilities?

In order to comply 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 minimum distance can no longer be maintained. 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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Events

Which university events are cancelled or postponed?

The following events are postponed until further notice:

  • Public lecture series CampusColleg
  • Presence training events of the library (webinars take place!)
  • Presence training courses of the General Student Advisory Service (webinars are taking place!)

Last updated on: September 24, 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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Students in need

What can I do if I get into social distress in the current situation?

If you get into social distress, please contact the social counselling service of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg (German) by phone. In a press release, Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek announced a bridging loan for students under the KfW Student Loan. The KfW Student Loan will also be offered to foreign students. Further information can be found on the KfW website.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

 

  

Prohibition to stay at the university

Prohibition to stay

Who is prohibited from entering 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.
  • Babies and children up to six years of age.

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 and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

Face covering

When and where do I have to wear a face covering at the university?

It is necessary to wear a face mask 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. Pregnant students should consult their doctor and, in case of doubt, should not attend in-person classes and should limit their attendance at the university as much as possible. In principle, students are obliged to carry masks on their own. Bandanas can be purchased at the CampusCenter and the library at the 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 and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: October 22, 2020

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 (use individually). 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 shortly before the respective event and leave it again immediately afterwards. If attendance on campus is required, please observe the relevant rules of conduct and the currently valid hygiene concept.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020

Experiencing symptoms

What should I do if I experience possible symptoms consistent with COVID-19?

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.

Last updated on: September 24, 2020