Latest information from H-BRS on the coronavirus

Das Corona-Virus
Coronavirus (picture: colourbox)

Students and employees receive information on the situation regarding the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 via this page, which will be updated regularly.

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Last Updated: 20 August 2020

Poster: Coronovirus universal protective measures with pictograms
Corona poster: protective measures

Universal protective measures

Minimum distance, face mask, washing hands: The most important corona protection measures of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg are shown in pictograms. It is intended as a reminder of basic hygiene rules in all buildings of the university. The poster is available for download here: corona poster

 Winter semester 2020/21

The corona pandemic is affecting the daily routine at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. The 2020 summer semester was characterised by digital teaching, with attendance at the university being limited and subject to strict security precautions. This applies in particular to the face-to-face examinations, which are scheduled until the end of October.

The winter semester 2020/21 is planned as a so-called hybrid semester. Digital teaching will again predominate, but more face-to-face courses will be possible. The type and extent of these will be decided by the departments. An essential prerequisite is that hygiene rules and safety standards are being observed. Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg implements regulations such as the Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO regulation, German) and the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance (German) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, it has implemented a concept for measures and hygiene, as well as the Regulations of the President's Office of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg for Coping with the Challenges Posed by the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic in Studies and Teaching (PDF, German).

Some departments have therefore opted to offer their degree programmes digitally throughout the winter semester:

  • MBA CSR & NGO Management
  • MA Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems

Since the overall development is extremely dynamic, measures will be continuously reviewed and adjusted if the situation changes. Therefore, please check your university e-mail box and our university website regularly for further information.

Information on the start of the application procedure for the winter semester 2020/21 can be found on the H-BRS application portal.


Lectures generally begin on 2 November 2020, with the following exceptions:

  • In the Bachelor's degree programme Social Security Management - Accident Insurance, face-to-face lectures will start on 5 October 2020.
  • Lectures in the MBA CSR & NGO Management will start on October 12, 2020.
  • Lectures in the co-operative Master's degree programmes Controlling and Management and Information and Innovation Management will start on 23 October 2020 [This information refers to higher semesters, as there will be no enrolment in this degree programme in the winter semester].
  • Some degree programmes offer preliminary courses before the official start date of the courses

Preliminary courses

  • In the Department of Management Sciences the preliminary courses will be held in the week from 26. October to 30. October 2020. If necessary, the courses will be held digitally.
  • In the Bachelor's degree programme Social Security Management - Accident Insurance, online lectures or similar will be held between 14. September and 02. October 2020.
  • In the Master's degree programme Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems, preliminary courses (online) will be offered between 19. October and 2. November 2020.

End of the lecture period

The lecture period ends at the earliest on 29 January 2021 and at the latest on 12 February 2021.

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Hartmut Ihne, President of the University

Excerpt from the letter from University President Hartmut Ihne to university members dated 27 March 2020: "Let's make the best of the situation. Let us break new ground. The corona crisis also offers opportunities, for example in the digitalisation of teaching."

The President's letter (PDF)