Information for students affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

Two major earthquakes on the morning of February 6, 2023, have devastating consequences for many people in Turkey and Syria and their families. We would like to support students who are directly or indirectly affected by the earthquakes.

In addition to the appeal for donations for the earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg would also like to support its students during the current examination phase. Students who themselves or their relatives have been affected by the earthquakes can contact the Admissions and Registrar's Office to find an arrangement for their individual situation in the context of examinations and assignments.

Students have the option:

  • to apply for extensions of deadlines, e.g. for final papers or similar
  • to withdraw from registered examinations (application possible before and after the examination date)

If you would like to make use of the above-mentioned possibilities, please contact the responsible team of the Admissions and Registrar's Office in person, or alternatively by telephone or e-mail:

The following information and documents may be relevant for processing:

  • personal information (name, matriculation number, study programme)
  • examination details (name of module, examination date/submission date, name(s) of examiner(s))
  • reasons why the extension or withdrawal is needed (please explain how you are affected and, if possible, attach documents, evidence or similar)
  • for requests made after the examination date: Justification as to why the request could not be made prior to the examination date

In addition to deadline extensions and withdrawing from exams, students can get advice on their individual study situation from Katja Ivanov, responsible for the Integration of International Students (see below for contact) as well as from the Subject-Related Counselling.


Grit Scheppan
Abteilung Studium und Lehre
T +49 (0) 355 69-2233

Katja Ivanov
Stabsstelle International Relations Office
T +49 (0) 355 69-2409