Current developments on the spread of the coronavirus

Please note: The most recently dated regulations are applicable in all cases. If information stated about individual issues is contradictory, the most recently dated version as posted above will apply.

FAQs for students

Please find answers to important questions about your studies on this page. These include questions regarding examinations, the semester ticket, the begin of the winter semester, the current situation on campus and advice and support services. The website will be updated on a regular basis.

FAQ page for students

22 September 2020

Campus-based teaching with a sense of proportion: hybrid semester concept for studies in winter semester 2020/2021

Fulda University of Applied Sciences is currently planning the courses for the 2020/2021 winter semester, which begins in October.

Due to the corona pandemic, the universities in Hesse have agreed with the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts (HMWK) on a hybrid operation for this winter semester.

Universities are places of meeting and learning together. At the same time, there is a short-term change in the number of participants taking part in various programmes and events. This is what distinguishes universities from schools. These particularities make special protective measures necessary which currently do not allow a complete return to normal operation.

Universities should only be run in face-to-face formats wherever necessary and where the occurrence of infection and the space available allow it. The remaining courses will be offered as online courses.

“We are very sorry that a return to normal operation will unfortunately not be possible in the winter semester due to the occurrence of infection. However, we were able to offer our students high-quality digital teaching formats in the 2020 summer semester, allowing them to complete their studies successfully and without delay," says University President Prof. Dr. Karim Khakzar. "In the winter semester, we will increasingly hold face-to-face events on campus, but the majority of teaching will still take place in online-based formats".

In the case of face-to-face events, first-year students, students in the final phase of their studies and students with a high demand for face-to-face events e.g. events in laboratory operations and project work, should be given special attention. In this case, events can take place on campus in compliance with the rules of hygiene.


13 July 2020

Entering the campus
The standard hygiene rules apply on campus. These include maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and other people. When this is not possible, a nose-and-mouth mask must be worn. Use of the sports field and barbecue area is still prohibited.
Buildings may only be entered with prior approval, for example to attend laboratory sessions and examinations.

University cafeteria
The cafeteria on the campus of Fulda University of Applied Sciences is open again – with a hygiene concept and modified seating arrangements and a special guiding system.
From Monday to Friday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, approximately 130 seats are available for students and employees of Fulda University of Applied Sciences, both inside and outside.
Further information about the opening of the cafeteria

The University and State Library (HLB)
The University and State Library (HLB) offers an expanded basic service on campus. 110 workstations (including some PC workstations), the individual workspaces, the shelving areas and the copiers on the 1st and 2nd floors are accessible.
Please view current HLB regulations.

Semester ticket
Students can use the chip card together with a current enrolment certificate as a semester ticket until 30 September 2020.
Important: You need to download and print out your new enrolment certificate in horstl. The semester ticket is only valid in connection with the newly generated certificate of study.

Winter semester 2020/21
As developments show, larger outbreaks can always occur. To ensure the greatest possible predictability in this situation, online teaching will remain the norm in the winter semester 2020/21.
Exceptional cases will be exams, practical (in labs) or other courses absolutely requiring a physical presence. In addition, further event formats will take place in the winter semester 2020/21, e.g. the orientation week of the departments.

In all study programmes with non-restricted admission, courses will begin on the regular starting date 12 October 2020; this also applies for students in a higher semester of study programmes with restricted admission.
In all study programmes with restricted admission, courses for first semester students will officially start on 2 November. However, it is possible that introductory sessions/preparatory courses or alike will start before 2 November. Please contact your department directly for detailed information on the dates of individual events.

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