FAQ Students (coronavirus)

These FAQs answer questions in times of the corona virus.
Note: The only regulations that are legally binding are those issued by the President's Office and the Hygiene and Measures Plan of the H-BRS to tackle the difficulties arising for teachers and students as a result of the corona epidemic. These FAQs are simply a supplementary service and are not legally binding.

General information

You can access the current regulations of H-BRS to cope with the challenges posed by the corona epidemic in teaching and studying via the following link:

Amtliche Bekanntmachungen und Ordnungen (German)

The university has had a Measures and Hygiene Plan since May 2020. Its regulations aim to keep the risk of infection at the university as low as possible. The concept is regularly revised and adapted to the requirements of the state.

Starting in winter semester 2021/22, the 3-G rule is applied to all face-to-face events. Anyone taking part in face-to-face events must be immunised (i.e. vaccinated or recovered) or have a negative corona test. A certified corona test not older than 48 hours is required.

Compliance with the 3-G rule is monitored in various ways.

Anyone who cannot prove that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested will be expelled from the building by the university. The university reserves the right to take further action in the event of violations. Disregarding the 3-G rule is a misdemeanour according to the law.

Vaccination appointments can be made and managed via the following link:

KVNO vaccination appointment online (corona-impfung.nrw).

Further information and offers are available here: Important information on Corona vaccination | Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

You can participate in face-to-face courses with a negative corona test, certified and must not be older than 48 hours. There is a charge for these tests as of 11 October 2021. We assume that there will be general regulations on the assumption of costs for this. The university does not pay for tests.

Please contact the International Office for advice (Welcome.Centre@h-brs.de).

Due to the 3-G obligation, the mask may be removed at the seat of a lecture and no distance regulations apply. However, we recommend that you wear a mask and keep your distance where possible.

No, contact tracing is no longer required according to the Corona Protection Ordinance.

In the winter semester 2021/22, more courses and examinations will again be possible in attendance. Participation in face-to-face courses requires compliance with the 3-G rule. However, we currently assume that there will continue to be corona-related restrictions, for example with regard to the number of participants in face-to-face courses. The departments are currently developing appropriate hybrid curricula that include both online and face-to-face courses. Some courses will be offered online or hybrid.

The extent of face-to-face teaching in relation to online teaching is particularly dependent on the further development of the pandemic and the adaptation of the corresponding legal provisions.

Therefore, please also note further announcements of your department and the university in this regard.

Yes, there are. The President’s Office has decided on and published corresponding rules of conduct for digital courses to ensure that we treat each other with respect and appreciation in the digital seminar room.

Code of conduct for digital courses

Semester abroad and internships abroad

Many of our European partner universities will accept students as usual, some run courses digitally or in a hybrid model of online and face-to-face teaching. Internship providers abroad also allow students in some cases to start work from the home office, depending on their current situation. A few partner universities have discontinued student exchanges for individual semesters. The International Office and the departments are in continuous exchange about this with students who have applied for semesters abroad.

In order to plan a stay abroad, a longer lead time is required at the moment. We therefore recommend that you start planning your stay abroad in good time and at the same time keep up to date with the very dynamic developments in many countries with regard to the Corona pandemic. The International Office will be happy to answer any questions and provide advice at any time. Please inform yourself regularly and independently about the travel and safety advice of the Federal Foreign Office applicable to your host country, which provides information about entry requirements, possible local restrictions and travel warnings, among other things: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise

Please inform yourself regularly and independently about the travel and safety advice of the Federal Foreign Office applicable to your host country, which provides information about entry requirements, possible local restrictions and travel warnings, among other things: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-und-sicherheitshinweise

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences expressly advises against embarking on a semester abroad in countries/regions with travel warnings issued by the Federal Foreign Office. All students should register in the list for the electronic registration of Germans abroad of the Federal Foreign Office (Elefand list) at the beginning of their stay abroad. Please ensure in good time that you have comprehensive insurance cover during your time abroad and, in particular, that the (travel) health insurance you have chosen also covers you in the event of any travel warnings issued at short notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact the International Office and your supervisor in the department if you have any questions or need to talk to them, and inform them immediately if you decide not to take up your planned semester abroad.

The departments will try to find individual solutions. Please contact your supervisor in the department or the chairperson of the examination board.

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