Studying in the summer semester 2021 Corona-Virus FAQ

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  • When do lectures start in the summer semester 2021?

    The summer semester begins as usual on 1 April 2021, lectures on 12 April.     

    Details on the summer semester schedule can be found in the semester schedule.

  • How will the summer semester proceed?

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to avoid a few special features to organise our daily study routine in the summer semester. Distance and hygiene rules will continue to accompany us. Nevertheless, the BTU would like to make classroom teaching possible wherever possible and thus bring students and lecturers closer to a familiar everyday university life again.

    The 2021 summer semester for German-language degree programmes will take place in a combination of online and face-to-face formats. The concrete implementation depends largely on your degree programme and the corresponding courses. Further information can be found on the pages of your faculty for the start of the summer semester 2021 (LINK on the page for the start of the semester), as well as within the corresponding Moodle courses, if applicable.

    The resumption of classroom teaching will be complemented by the innovative option of outdoor learning: under the motto "BTU goes Open-Air", courses will also be held in the fresh air for the first time.

    The courses of our international degree programmes will continue to be held online, enabling our students from all over the world to continue their studies in the summer semester.

    The exception here is the Master's programme in Biotechnology. Because of the extensive practical parts of the course, it can only be studied in presence.

    The extraordinary dynamics of the situation require constant corrections in the planning. Please inform yourself regularly about any changes here on these pages or on the pages of the faculties and degree programmes.

  • Where can I find more information about the summer semester 2021?

    You can find details of introductory events and current information from the faculties on our homepage at the following link: www.b-tu.de/studium/immatrikulation-studienstart/semesterstart.

    Central events as well as those of the individual degree programmes and faculties are published here. In addition to information on study preparation programmes and language courses, we provide the video tutorial series "BTU-digital" here, which serves as preparation for study organisation. Please note that the information is constantly updated at the start of the semester.

  • Will there be special regulations on exams again in the summer semester?

    The Senate and the university management will discuss in mid-April whether there will be special regulations again in the summer semester, e.g. regarding participation in examinations or the processing time for theses. The decisions and the practical consequences will be announced here and on the Student Services pages.

  • When and where can I have my Student Identification Card validated?

    The validation stations in the university library at the Senftenberg site and in the entrance area to building 7 in Sachsendorf (also access library) are accessible during the current opening hours of the libraries.

    The stations in the main building on the main campus and in building 2 in Senftenberg can be used from Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 20:00 hours.

  • When and where can I have my Student Identification Card validated?

    The validation stations in the university library at the Senftenberg site and in the entrance area to building 7 in Sachsendorf (also access library) are accessible during the current opening hours of the libraries.

    The stations in the main building on the main campus and in building 2 in Senftenberg can be used from Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 20:00 hours.

  • When and where can I have my Student Identification Card validated?

    The validation stations in the university library at the Senftenberg site and in the entrance area to building 7 in Sachsendorf (also access library) are accessible during the current opening hours of the libraries.

    The stations in the main building on the main campus and in building 2 in Senftenberg can be used from Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 20:00 hours.

  • For questions regarding the course of studies during the online phase, what personal advisory services are available to students?

    Subject-related counselling is also available during the online phase. Please take advantage of these offers and contact your subject-related counsellors, e.g. if postponed exams have resulted in changes to your individual study plan.

    During the online mode, you can best reach your study advisors by email. If you need a personal counselling interview, ask for an appointment by email, if necessary also via the secretariat of the department. The conversation can then be conducted by telephone or video conference.

    Since the winter semester 2019/2020 has not yet been completed with all examinations and there will probably be some time shifts in the course offerings in the summer semester 2020, BTU will not send out invitations to mandatory academic advisory sessions this semester. There will also be no automatic invitation to subject-related counselling.

    In addition to the departmental student advisory service, the central student advisory service and counselling is of course also available by telephone and e-mail. Here you will receive assistance with general questions, e.g. regarding exam preparation or financing issues. Here, too, individual consultation appointments can still be arranged as video conferences.

  • For questions regarding the course of studies during the online phase, what personal advisory services are available to students?

    Subject-related counselling is also available during the online phase. Please take advantage of these offers and contact your subject-related counsellors, e.g. if postponed exams have resulted in changes to your individual study plan.

    During the online mode, you can best reach your study advisors by email. If you need a personal counselling interview, ask for an appointment by email, if necessary also via the secretariat of the department. The conversation can then be conducted by telephone or video conference.

    Since the winter semester 2019/2020 has not yet been completed with all examinations and there will probably be some time shifts in the course offerings in the summer semester 2020, BTU will not send out invitations to mandatory academic advisory sessions this semester. There will also be no automatic invitation to subject-related counselling.

    In addition to the departmental student advisory service, the central student advisory service and counselling is of course also available by telephone and e-mail. Here you will receive assistance with general questions, e.g. regarding exam preparation or financing issues. Here, too, individual consultation appointments can still be arranged as video conferences.

  • For questions regarding the course of studies during the online phase, what personal advisory services are available to students?

    Subject-related counselling is also available during the online phase. Please take advantage of these offers and contact your subject-related counsellors, e.g. if postponed exams have resulted in changes to your individual study plan.

    During the online mode, you can best reach your study advisors by email. If you need a personal counselling interview, ask for an appointment by email, if necessary also via the secretariat of the department. The conversation can then be conducted by telephone or video conference.

    Since the winter semester 2019/2020 has not yet been completed with all examinations and there will probably be some time shifts in the course offerings in the summer semester 2020, BTU will not send out invitations to mandatory academic advisory sessions this semester. There will also be no automatic invitation to subject-related counselling.

    In addition to the departmental student advisory service, the central student advisory service and counselling is of course also available by telephone and e-mail. Here you will receive assistance with general questions, e.g. regarding exam preparation or financing issues. Here, too, individual consultation appointments can still be arranged as video conferences.

  • How can examination documents be viewed in the current situation?

    If students wish to inspect their written examination and the remarks by the examiners or the examination protocols after the announcement of an examination result, they must submit a corresponding application to the examiner by email. As before, this application must be submitted within four weeks of the announcement of the result. In the case of a final module examination, this period begins when the grade has been entered into the Admissions and Registrar’s Office system. If it is a partial performance in the Continuous Assessment, it begins after the announcement by the examiner.

    Now that attendance examinations are once again possible under certain conditions, it is also possible to inspect the examination documents on site, provided both the examiners and the students agree. The pandemic action guidelines apply to the observance of hygiene and distance rules in the same way as for oral attendance examinations.

    It is still permissible to organise the inspection within the framework of a video conference, in which the scanned documents are displayed. This should be used in particular if persons involved have comprehensible reasons (e.g. risk group) for not being able to attend a personal appointment.

    (updated 08.09.2020)

  • How can examination documents be viewed in the current situation?

    If students wish to inspect their written examination and the remarks by the examiners or the examination protocols after the announcement of an examination result, they must submit a corresponding application to the examiner by email. As before, this application must be submitted within four weeks of the announcement of the result. In the case of a final module examination, this period begins when the grade has been entered into the Admissions and Registrar’s Office system. If it is a partial performance in the Continuous Assessment, it begins after the announcement by the examiner.

    Now that attendance examinations are once again possible under certain conditions, it is also possible to inspect the examination documents on site, provided both the examiners and the students agree. The pandemic action guidelines apply to the observance of hygiene and distance rules in the same way as for oral attendance examinations.

    It is still permissible to organise the inspection within the framework of a video conference, in which the scanned documents are displayed. This should be used in particular if persons involved have comprehensible reasons (e.g. risk group) for not being able to attend a personal appointment.

    (updated 08.09.2020)

  • How can examination documents be viewed in the current situation?

    If students wish to inspect their written examination and the remarks by the examiners or the examination protocols after the announcement of an examination result, they must submit a corresponding application to the examiner by email. As before, this application must be submitted within four weeks of the announcement of the result. In the case of a final module examination, this period begins when the grade has been entered into the Admissions and Registrar’s Office system. If it is a partial performance in the Continuous Assessment, it begins after the announcement by the examiner.

    Now that attendance examinations are once again possible under certain conditions, it is also possible to inspect the examination documents on site, provided both the examiners and the students agree. The pandemic action guidelines apply to the observance of hygiene and distance rules in the same way as for oral attendance examinations.

    It is still permissible to organise the inspection within the framework of a video conference, in which the scanned documents are displayed. This should be used in particular if persons involved have comprehensible reasons (e.g. risk group) for not being able to attend a personal appointment.

    (updated 08.09.2020)

  • Do I have to pay the semester fee even if I am going to study online?

    Yes! Please pay the full semester fee (as stated on your enrolment application), even if you first start your studies online.

    The semester fee is also made up of several partial amounts. You can find information on the included semester ticket on the StuRa website: http://www.stura-btu.de/2014/informationen/semesterticket/

  • Do I have to pay the semester fee even if I am going to study online?

    Yes! Please pay the full semester fee (as stated on your enrolment application), even if you first start your studies online.

    The semester fee is also made up of several partial amounts. You can find information on the included semester ticket on the StuRa website: http://www.stura-btu.de/2014/informationen/semesterticket/

  • Do I have to pay the semester fee even if I am going to study online?

    Yes! Please pay the full semester fee (as stated on your enrolment application), even if you first start your studies online.

    The semester fee is also made up of several partial amounts. You can find information on the included semester ticket on the StuRa website: http://www.stura-btu.de/2014/informationen/semesterticket/

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