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Information on Handling the Coronavirus, Updated 3 March 2021

Studying and Working Safely in the Wintersemester 2020/21

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Examinations in the current examination period at the TU Ilmenau are to be conducted online in a suitable form wherever possible. For this purpose, the university has set up an Examination Moodle, and corresponding handouts for alternative examination formats such as take-home exams have been made available.

In the case of face-to-face examinations, in the interest of increasing protection against infection, it is now mandatory to wear qualified mouth-and-nose-covers (medical face mask, FFP2, etc.) in lecture halls, seminar rooms, even at the seat, regardless of whether the minimum distance can be maintained. This applies to students and examiners. Overall, strict standards for the best possible protection against infection are to be applied for face-to-face examinations, also with regard to lecture hall occupancy as well as obligatory contact recording. The infection protection concept (as of February 26, 2021) has been adapted accordingly. 

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On 26 January and on 19 February, two new regulations to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic went into effect:

  • The Third Thuringian Ordinance on Extraordinary Special Measures to Contain a Surge in the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 of February 18, 2021 (link).
  • The SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of January 21, 2021 (Link)

Significant changes are:

  • Supervisors are obligated to actively offer mobile working to employees in the case of office work or comparable activities if there are no compelling operational reasons to the contrary. For more details, please refer to the Service Agreement to Ensure Restricted Operations during the Corona Pandemic in WS 2020/21 (German only) dated January 25, 2021 and the relevant FAQs on the intranet.

  • Employees are required to wear medical face masks or FFP2 masks in enclosed spaces if the minimum distance of 1.5 m between persons cannot be safely maintained or if at least 10 square meters per person are not available. The masks will be provided by the university (a central procurement will be triggered for this in the short term, but decentralized procurement is also possible). Alternatively, equivalent protection can be ensured in particular by ventilation measures and suitable partitions between the persons present.

  • Meetings of the organs and committees or meetings as presence events are to be reduced to the necessary minimum and, if possible, replaced by the use of information technology.

  • Teaching at TU Ilmenau will continue to be carried out purely digitally. Exceptions are, as before, especially internships and laboratory work, which require mandatory presence.

  • In order to equalize the examination process, the examination period of the winter semester was extended to the period from 08 February to 24 April. The start of the written attendance examinations was postponed by three weeks within the existing examination period. Updated information on the examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 is available at https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/pruefungen/#c306249.

    Also in the current winter semester 2020/21, according to the Senate resolution of January 12, 2021, both passed and failed final examinations can be considered as not undertaken upon request and without giving reasons ("Cancellation Rule"). The "Statute on Special Provisions for Studies, Examinations and Doctoral Studies due to the Virus SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020" has been amended accordingly. 

  • Lectures of the summer semester 2021 will start on April 26, 2021, and end on July 30, 2021. In the summer semester 2021, courses will be scheduled as face-to-face courses as far as possible and reasonable despite the Corona pandemic. This applies in particular to courses in the 2nd semester of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

For more details, please refer to the updated infection protection concept of the TU Ilmenau (as of 26 February 2021).

Please make sure to use the digital system for contact registration QRoniton" during attendance events.

We ask all university members to continue to be attentive in their dealings with each other and to strictly adhere to the infection control measures. Please use this website and the news and FAQ below to stay informed as well. They will be adapted to the new regulations as soon as possible.

News

3 March 2021: 3,000 surgical masks for students at TU Ilmenau

The Ilm district is providing 3,000 surgical masks for students at TU Ilmenau. These will be distributed free of charge from Thursday, March 4, in the cafeteria Mensa Ehrenberg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will receive three each and identify themselves by presenting their thoska card.

District Administrator Petra Enders handed over the masks from the district's stock to the Thuringia Student Union yesterday for this purpose in the presence of members of the Ilmenau Student Council. "For the students of the TU Ilmenau now  the 'hot phase' of the exams begins. In order to provide students with a safe exam period and to meet the needs on campus, the support from the district is a good initiative to facilitate compliance with the Corona protection measures," explains Dr. Ralf Schmidt-Röh, managing director of the Studierendenwerk. "For example, masks are mandatory during face-to-face exams or when visiting the dining hall," he continues.

26 February 2021: Public Health Offices need your support

For some time now, the public health departments in the districts and independent cities in Thuringia have been reaching their staffing limits when it comes to contact tracing of persons with Covid 19 infection. In this situation, your help is highly appreciated.

Currently, students in particular are being sought to help with contact tracing in the Kyffhäuser district, the Ilm district and the city of Weimar for 20 to 40 hours a week. Other employment opportunities are also conceivable if necessary. Remuneration will be based on the minimum wage. The health authorities will clarify the specific details of the task with you directly. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen supports the coordination and placement.

All interested and committed students in Thuringia should contact the information office:

INFOtake Weimar
Marienstraße 15a Ground Floor
99423 Weimar

Opening hours:
Mon - Thurs: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fr: 10:00 - 14:00 o'clock

Tel.: 03643 58 15 06

infotake-weimar@stw-thueringen.de

You can also find more information on our job market:

https://www.stw-thueringen.de/deutsch/finanzen/jobben/jobmarkt/index.html

With your participation you make an important contribution in the fight against the pandemic. We would like to thank you in advance, and stay healthy!

Dr. Ralf Schmidt-Röh
Managing Director of Studierendenwerk Thüringen

24 February 2021: Extension of University Library opening hours as of March 1, 2021

As of March 1, 2021, the University Library (UB) will expand its opening hours.

The main library in the Leibnizbau will then be open as follows: Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. With a few exceptions (such as group work), all services will be offered.

The Curie Library will remain closed. Curie Library holdings can be ordered through the delivery service and picked up at the Main Library. Ordering from the Ilmenau Discovery Tool is especially convenient.

Mouth-to-nose-covers must be worn throughout the UB's publicly accessible areas.

The thoska card is required for access to the UB; when coming and going, the machines are to be used for contact data entry. 

19 February 2021: Mensa reopens as of 22 February

For employees and students of the TU Ilmenau, the Studierendenwerk will again offer in-house catering and out-of-house sales in the Mensa Ehrenberg from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting February 22, 2021. As before, registration takes place via QR code, and payment is only possible with thoska. Mouth-and-nose covers are compulsory except for taking food. Attention must be paid to the safety distance. Coffee will also be offered again in the Röntgenbau.

FAQ general

Where can I find further information and contact persons? (updated 8 January 2021)

Q&A on the coronavirus (World Health Organization)

Multilingual information website of ISWI e.V. about the corona virus in Thuringia; currently in German, German - easy language, English, Albanian (gjuha shqipe), Arabic (العربية), Chinese (简体字), Farsi (فارسی|دری), French, Macedonian (македонски јазик), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Polish (polski) Romanian (limba română), Russian (русский), Serbian (српски), Spanish, Turkish (Türkçe), Tigrinya (ትግርኛ ), Urdu (اردو

Coronavirus information portal of the Free State of Thuringia

Contact form of the health office for travellers and returnees


Students
will also find current information about their studies and study-related processes on the homepage of the "Students" website.


Students with a German university entrance qualification who are newly admitted to the WS2020/21
may also contact the following persons if they have further questions:

• for questions regarding student administration: studentensekretariat@tu-ilmenau.de

• for questions about the introduction at the TU Ilmenau: studienberatung@tu-ilmenau.de

• for questions regarding the organization of studies to pruefungsamt-xx@tu-ilmenau.de (xx = Faculty abbreviation: ei = Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, ia = Computer Science and Automation, mb = Mechanical Engineering, mn = Mathematics and Natural Sciences, wm = Economics and Media)

International students and newly admitted international students will find more information on the website of the International Student Service we4you.

Students may also find additional current information and a discussion Group in the Telegram channel of the Student Council (StuRa) 

If you have any questions about the handling of the corona virus at the TU Ilmenau, please send an e-mail to campusfamilie@tu-ilmenau.de.

Which university facilities are closed and which have reopened? Which services can be used? (updated 26 February 2021)

Building access by members and relatives of the university, service providers / contractual partners / tenants:

Until 31 March 2021, access to buildings of the TU Ilmenau is generally restricted to staff members and students (§ 21 ThürHG). The employee's ID card or student ID (thoska+) is sufficient proof of entitlement to admission. This regulation is indicatedat the building entrances by appropriate signs of the Division of Facilities and Operation. The prohibition of access does not apply to service providers (operating company, building operator, external companies, etc.), representatives of contractual partners and tenants who are treated like members of the university (see above).  These persons must comply with the requirements of this infectionprotection concept and, if applicable, any industry-specific infection protectionrequirements. 


Building access by external parties:

Access to buildings by external parties ("public traffic") is
1.) in specially designated areas (e.g. university library, state patent center PATON) or

2.) on special business occasions in agreement with or at the invitation of members of the university (e.g. examinations, doctoral defenses, job interviews, advice to prospective students)
exceptionally permitted. The head of the organizational unit according to No. 1 of this painting or the inviting party according to No. 2 is responsible for compliance with the special infection protection rules of the CorVO.

This includes in particular
- informing external parties about the infection control rules, compliance with distance regulations, preventing group formations in violation of distance regulations and the discussion of house bans in the event of violations (§ 4 CorVO),

- the recording of the contact details of external parties - i.e. of the surname and first name, home address or telephone number, date of the visit and the beginning and end of the respective presence (Section 3 (4) sentence 2 CorVO) - as well as the storage of this data for a period of four weeks, the protection of the data from access by third parties , the data transfer to the responsible authorities if required and the data protection-compliant deletion or destruction after the four-week period has expired (Section 3 (4) sentence 3 CorVO).


Behavior in buildings:

In buildings, wearing a mouth-and-nose cover is mandatory. In principle, tight- and well-fitting - also self-sewn or self-made - fabric masks, scarves, shawls, hoods and head masks as well as other coverings of mouth and nose are sufficient. However,each person is required to wear qualified mouth/nose covering (medical face mask,FFP2, etc.), especially in indoor situations (rooms) where closer or prolonged contact with other persons is unavoidable.The obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering does not apply in lecture halls,seminar rooms and meeting rooms after having reached the seat and under the conditions that-a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons can be maintained, and -there is a minimum area of 10 square meters for each person in the room.In addition, special regulations apply to employees in accordance with item 5 of thisconcept.

 

University Library and University Archive

As of March 1, 2021, the University Library (UB) will expand its opening hours.

The main library in the Leibnizbau will then be open as follows: Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. With a few exceptions (such as group work), all services will be offered.

The Curie Library will remain closed. Curie Library holdings can be ordered through the delivery service and picked up at the Main Library. Ordering from the Ilmenau Discovery Tool is especially convenient.

Mouth-to-nose-covers must be worn throughout the UB's publicly accessible areas.

The thoska card is required for access to the UB; when coming and going, the machines are to be used for contact data entry. 

Details of the current services can be found on the web pages of the University Library.

The University Archive is open from July 1, 2020 Tuesday to Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 and 12:30 - 15:00.

Events such as training courses, guided tours or cultural events will not take place in the library until further notice. Some seminars are offered as online seminars.


University Computer Center

Since June 8, 2020, the UniRZ is again accessible for members of the university such as employees and students.

That means:

If you have concerns that can only be dealt with personally at the IT Service Desk on site at the UniRZ, this is possible Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., observing the hygiene regulations (mouth protection, keeping distance, etc.).

The IT Service Desk can still be contacted Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. by telephone +49 3677 69 1111 and by e-mail 1111@tu-ilmenau.de. The PC pools are accessible.

Further information can be found in the FAQ and the working instructions of the University Computer Center.


University Sports Center

Organized sports operations at the University Sports Center (USC) in presence are currently suspended, both indoors and outdoors.

Participation in non-presence (online) offerings is possible.

The use of the sports areas of the University Sports Center by participants is also currently prohibited.

Further information about the USC


PATON | Patent Center Thuringia


The PATON | Patent Center Thuringia is open to external persons again.

The requirements of the infection protection concept must be observed. The consulting services on patents and trademarks and the supervised research at PATON can therefore currently only be carried out for individuals by prior appointment. Likewise, advice on industrial property rights and on the evaluation of inventions is available to university members by individual appointment.

Pickup at the PATON on the agreed date is at the entrance door of the Leibniz Building, as access to the university buildings is restricted.

Appointments and questions are accepted and answered under 03677/694511 or 03677/694572.

More information on the PATON website.


Mensa and Cafeterias

For employees and students of the TU Ilmenau, the Studierendenwerk will again offer in-house catering and out-of-house sales in the Mensa Ehrenberg from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting February 22, 2021. As before, registration takes place via QR code, and payment is only possible with thoska. Mouth-and-nose covers are compulsory except for taking food. Attention must be paid to the safety distance. Coffee will also be offered again in the Röntgenbau.

Further information on the current offer is available on the website of the Studierendenwerk.

What about events, meetings and sessions at TU Ilmenau? (updated 26 January 2021)

Meetings of governing bodies and committees or meetings held as face-to-face events shall be reduced to the necessary minimum and replaced by the use of information technology wherever possible. They may take place as telephone or video conferences and adopt resolutions, including in connection with an election, unless the majority of the voting members object within a period to be set by the chair.

If meetings of governing bodies and committees or meetings cannot be replaced by information technology, other protective measures must be taken to ensure equivalent protection of participants at face-to-face events in accordance with this infection protection concept (exclusion of participants and contact persons who are ill or suspected of being ill, minimum distance, room ventilation, partitions, etc.).

In the case of face-to-face events, meeting participants have no entitlement to individual facilitation of online participation.

What do I have to consider when using a mouth-and-nose cover?

Proper handling of the mouth-and-nose covers is essential to achieve the greatest possible protection:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly (at least 20 to 30 seconds with soap) before putting on a mouth-and-nose cover.
  • When putting it on, make sure that the nose and mouth are covered up to the chin and that the mouth-and-nose cover is as close as possible to the edges.
  • Change the mouth-and-nose cover at the latest when it is moistened by the air you breathe. Because then additional germs can colonize.
  • Avoid touching and shifting the mouth-and-nose cover while wearing it.
  • If possible, do not touch the outside when removing the mouth-and-nose cover, as this may contain pathogens. Grasp the side tabs or cords and carefully remove the mouth-and-nose cover.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after removing your mouth-and-nose cover (at least 20 to 30 seconds with soap).
  • After use, the mouth-and-nose cover should be kept airtight until it is washed (e.g. in a separate bag) or it is best to wash it immediately at 60° to 95° C.

Source: Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA). 

What do I have to do if I have been abroad in the last two weeks? (updated 16 July 2020)

The regulations of the Free State of Thuringia apply for arriving and returning from abroad.

Please refer to the Fourth Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance (Article 2 of the Thuringian Ordinance to Further Improve the Measures Required to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) for information on how to behave.

We ask all university members, for their own protection and for the protection of their fellow human beings, to take these instructions to go into domestic quarantine very seriously. Failure to comply with such instructions is a criminal offence and may be reported to the authorities, which may also be relevant to international students in terms of residence law.

See also contact form COVID-19 for returning travelers and current risk areas as defined by the RKI

What should I do if COVID-19 is suspected or diagnosed? (updated 2 December 2020)

The RKI has published a guide (German only) for citizens who suspect COVID-19.

If a COVID-19 illness is confirmed, affected employees must inform the department immediately (supervisor and Department of Personnel and Legal Affairs/DPR: personal@tu-ilmenau.de or phone 03677-69-2542). To support contact tracing, the department - primarily via the supervisor - will immediately determine whether there are relevant contact persons in the work environment in accordance with the specifications of the RKI for contact tracing and, if necessary, initiate the resulting infection protection measures.

If a COVID-19 infection is confirmed in a student, the student must immediately notify the Student Secretariat at the Academic Service Center/ASC (studentensekretariat@tu-ilmenau.de or phone 03677-69-2003 to 2005). 

Persons who have had contact with a person infected with the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus and are therefore considered suspected of being infected within the meaning of the Infection Protection Act must immediately report this to the health authority responsible for their place of residence or current place of stay (cf. Section 11 (1) CorGrundVO). The health authority decides on further protective measures.

What should I observe to avoid infection?

To prevent infection with the corona virus, the distance regulations described in the infection protection concept (minimum distance of 1.5 m between persons) and the general hygiene measures (regular use of the washing facilities with liquid soap, sufficient room ventilation, increased cleanliness in shared places, no sharing of personal utensils with other persons) must be observed in particular. In addition, observing the rules of hygiene when coughing and sneezing will protect others from infection.

Who can I turn to in case of overload, insecurities, fears or in personal crisis situations? (updated 8 January 2021)

The Psychological Contact Point at the TU Ilmenau is still available for employees and students with insecurities, in personal crisis situations or overload and offers advice by telephone. 

The first contact for employees is by e-mail to Carolin Stotzka carolin.stotzka@tu-ilmenau.de or for students by e-mail to Stefan Weniger stefan.weniger@stw-thueringen.de.

In addition, TU Ilmenau offers students and employees support in case of threats and for constructive conflict resolution. Please contact the head of the Campus Family, Andrea Krieg, at andrea.krieg@tu-ilmenau.de.

Moreover, Ipso, a humanitarian organisation active in the field of psychosocial care and cultural dialogue, offers international students and employees in particular personal, multilingual and strictly confidential online counseling by counselors from various countries.

FAQ Students

When does the winter semester 2020/21 begin and in what form will it take place? (updated on 2 February 2021)

The winter semester 2020/21 at TU Ilmenau starts on October 1, 2020 and ends on March 31, 2021.

The introductory week for the 1st semester will take place from October 5 to 10, 2020.

Lectures begin on October 12, 2020, and end on February 5, 2021.

The examination period for the winter semester begins on February 8, 2020 and has been extended to April 24, 2021.

In the winter semester 2020/21, courses will be held as face-to-face courses as far as possible and reasonable despite the Corona pandemic. This applies in particular to courses in the first and third semesters of a bachelor's degree program and the first semester of a master's degree program.

Effective November 30, 2020, teaching at TU Ilmenau will be completely converted to purely digital offerings by the start of the examination period on February 8, 2021. Exceptions are internships, lab work and exams that require mandatory presence. Classroom events must be conducted in compliance with the regulations of the infection control concept (exclusion of participants and contact persons who are ill or suspected of being ill, minimum distance, room ventilation, etc.). Students can inform themselves about the specific procedure in their course via Moodle or, if applicable, other channels used for their respective course.

Events that cannot take place in presence are - as far as possible - offered online. For more information, please refer to the question "Where can I find more detailed information on the courses offered in the winter semester 2020/2021?".

Examinations of the winter semester will - unless otherwise offered - be held in presence form in compliance with the infection control concept. The start of the written face-to-face examinations will be postponed by three weeks within the existing examination period. Updated information on examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 is available under the link https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/pruefungen/#c306249 (see also question: What regulations apply to examinations in the winter semester 2020/21?).

Further information on the winter semester, such as examinations, can be found under the other questions in the FAQ Students.

When does the summer semester 2021 begin and in what form does it take place? (updated 11 February 2021)

The summer semester 2021 at the TU Ilmenau starts on 1st April 2021 and ends on 30 September 30 2021. Lectures of the summer semester 2021 will start on 26 April 2021 and end on 30 July 2021. The summer semester is planned as a hybrid semester. Priority will be given to face-to-face courses for the 2nd semester in Bachelor's and Master's programs.

The examination period of the summer semester begins on August 2, 2021 and ends on September 30, 2021. Registrations for final examinations are possible from July 7 to 14, 2021. The master introduction days will take place on April 22 and 23, 2021.

Semester key points sommer 2021 (pdf)

Where can I find more information about the courses offered in the winter semester 2020/21?

Please pay continuous attention to your timetable, which you can access via Open Timetable. You can find instructions on how to use it here. There may be changes during the semester due to a pandemic.

Information on the individual e-learning offerings at TU Ilmenau will be successively made available on the websites of the respective departments:

Dep. EI | Dep. IA | Dep. MB | Dep. MN | Dep. WM

Additional information on the individual subjects can be found in the module descriptions of the module catalog. As a rule, courses should be created in moodle. Depending on what the instructor has to offer, you will find information on the form of the course, dates, last-minute changes, as well as event documentation, including course recordings. To ensure that you receive all the information you need and the instructors have an overview of the participants, please register for all moodle courses you would like to attend. And please also sign out if you no longer wish to attend a particular course.

E-learning offers should always be recorded by the lecturers in order to be accessible to students at all times.

The lecturers have been informed that live streams should only be available at the times specified in the Open Timetable. Only in exceptional cases and by mutual agreement between teachers and students can they be offered at other times.

Please read e-mails sent to your university account regularly!

What regulations apply to attending lectures and staying and moving around on campus? (updated on 7 February 2021)

From 30 November 2020, the TU Ilmenau will introduce a digital system for contact registration on campus. This will enable contact persons to be traced quickly and reported to the health authorities in the event of an infection. For this purpose, the contact data of students, teachers and external persons (guests, service providers) will be recorded using the "QRONITON" system, which is already used at other universities in Thuringia. Participation in the contact data collection is mandatory and serves your own health and safety.

In buildings, the wearing of a mouth-nose covering (cf. § 5 para. 4 SonderEindmaßnVO) is obligatory. In principle, tight-fitting and well-fitting - also self-sewn or self-made - fabric masks, scarves, shawls, hoods and head masks as well as other coverings of mouth and nose are sufficient. However, each person is required to wear qualified mouth-nose covering (medical face mask, FFP2, etc.), especially indoors, in situations where closer or prolonged contact with other persons is unavoidable.  

The obligation to wear mouth-nose covering does not apply in lecture halls, seminar rooms and meeting rooms after reaching the place and provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons can be maintained and there is a minimum area of 10 square meters for each person present in the room. 

Mouth-to-nose covering need not be worn if the nature of the activity does not permit its use, e.g., for the duration of instruction in internships and examinations or for communication by persons with hearing impairments. 

In all teaching rooms, only the marked seats may be occupied. In teaching rooms with free-standing tables/chairs, there are only chairs for the seats that are permitted to be occupied; all other chairs have been removed. The arrangement of tables and chairs may not be changed in order to maintain the minimum distance; in particular, tables or chairs may not be exchanged between different rooms. 

The instructor monitors compliance with the requirements of the infection control concept and exercises house authority during the event. 

You are obliged to comply with the instructions of the lecturer.

What regulations do apply to examinations in the winter semester 2020/21? (updated on 2 February 2021)

In order to equalize the examination schedule, the examination period of the winter semester has been extended to the period from February 08, 2021 to April 24, 2021. Examinations during this period are possible from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The start of the written face-to-face examinations will be postponed by three weeks within the existing examination period.

All examiners have been urged to consider adjusting forms of examinations: Where it is technically possible and in view of the expected number of participants, either oral examinations (via video conferencing) or forms of a so-called "take home" examination should be used. All those examinations that can take place in a modified form and do not require the presence of students on site should be exempted from rescheduling and, if possible, should take place on the originally scheduled date. This may allow for further equalization of the modified exam period beginning March 01, 2021, especially in the event that the situation does not improve significantly by March. Updated information on examinations in the winter semester 2020/21 is available at the link https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/pruefungen/#c306249.

Please pay attention to up-to-date information from the departments and examiners, especially in case of changed forms of examinations (e.g. oral instead of originally written examinations). Make sure that you obtain all the necessary information on dates and technical requirements and access in good time in order to be able to take the examinations in question properly. If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact your examination office or the relevant department in good time.
In the case of examinations in face-to-face form, the regulations of the infection protection concept must be observed in particular. The examiners monitor compliance with the infection protection regulations and exercise domiciliary rights during the examination.

Examinations that have already been registered remain valid. The registered examinations will be rewritten to the new examination date. As a result, the 4-day withdrawal period will also be postponed accordingly. If the examination form has been changed in such a way that individual examination dates have been agreed (e.g. oral examinations), the end of the examination period will normally be given as the examination date.

All first entry and repeat deadlines for the winter semester 2020/21 are suspended. Detailed or further regulations can be found in the Statutes on Special Regulations for Studies, Examinations and Doctoral Studies due to the Virus SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020, corresponding applications in the portal Students of the university website ("Special Regulations").

Module supervisors may also specify forms for examinations that deviate from regular examinations, in particular online formats such as video telephony/video transmission, insofar as this is necessary due to new forms of teaching or prescribed measures in the context of the virus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020.

Contact persons for questions regarding the current regulations for examinations are the examination offices of the respective faculty.

What should I consider when taking an exam? (updated on 7 February 2021)

In order to be able to comply with the university's infection protection concept and the regulations in the context of the pandemic, you are only entitled to take the final examination if you have registered in advance.  
 
For your own safety, bring the "Info on registered examinations" printable at the terminal with you to take the corresponding final exam.  

Since the identification check of the participants takes place before the entrance to the examination room, you should arrive early (45 min. before the start of the examination for large final performances).

Please also note that the examination administrators and invigilators are required to consistently implement the infection protection concept. In particular, employees or students with recognizable symptoms of COVID-19 diseases (especially acute loss of the sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath or fever in connection with a new cough) must be excluded from taking part in the examination.

Furthermore, the following protective and hygienic measures must be observed during examinations:

  1. Mouth-and-nose cover
    You will wear a mouth-and-nose cover in the examination building, which you will bring yourself. The mouth-and-nose cover must be worn until you reach your assigned seat in the examination room. You are free to remove the mouth-and-nose cover during the examination. The mouth-and-nose cover must be worn when going to the toilet. The mouth-and-nose cover must be removed to verify identity.

  2. Behaviour in the building and examination room
    Waiting, entering and exiting the building should not result in a crowd of examinees. Before entering the examination room, hand disinfection with the provided means is mandatory. Upon arrival in the examination room, please go directly to a free, marked seat and sit down. Only persons directly involved in the examination process are allowed in the room.

  3. Instructions and announcements
    Please observe the posted signs/posters and follow the instructions of the examiners and supervisors.

  4. Food and beverages
    Bringing drinks and packaged food is allowed.

  5. Writing materials and aids
    Please use your own document-proof writing material (ballpoint pen) and other approved aids.

  6. Keeping the distance rules
    In the examination rooms and waiting areas, a minimum distance of 1.50 m must be maintained between all examination participants and the examination supervisor. Otherwise, a mouth-nose protection must be worn.

  7. After the examination
    The examinees must leave the building/ premises immediately after the examination.

What regulations do currently apply to final theses? (new on 6 October 2020)

The  processing  period for written scientific work in the context of final theses, which are being prepared in the summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21, is to be extended by two months upon application with justification of the prevention of processing due to imposed measures in the contextof the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

This extension does not count towards the regular extension period permitted under Section 24 PStO-AB.

Contact persons for questions regarding the current regulations for theses are the examination offices of the respective department.

How does the current situation affect the standard period of study? (updated on 6 October 2020)

In order to compensate for disadvantages caused by restrictions on the regular course of studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, students who for certain reasons are unable to follow their studies without restrictions during this period of time have the opportunity, according to the "Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examination and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020" issued by the TU Ilmenau, to apply for the winter semester 2020/2021 not to be counted towards the regular period of study (§ 2).

Detailed regulations on the reasons for admission and the application procedure can be found in the statutes.

The application must be received by the ASC/Students' Secretariat no later than four weeks after the end of the 2020/2021 winter semester.

The corresponding application forms are available for download at https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/ (see "Besondere Bestimmungen/Special Provisions").

Who may I contact with further questions about the e-learning offers and examinations? (updated 6 October 2020)

For general questions about the online courses please contact the academic dean of your department.

If you have any questions about individual courses and examinations, please contact the respective lecturers or module coordinators.

Is the University Library open? (new on 13 January 2021)

The University Library in the Leibniz Building is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With a few exceptions, all services are offered.

Access is only permitted to registered users with a user card (thoska). When entering and leaving the UB, the vending machines are to be used to enter contact data.

The reading stations have been reduced in order to guarantee the hygiene rules, but are available without time limit.

The multifunctional devices are also available. Copies or scans from the UB's stock can be ordered free of charge via the delivery service.

Mouth-and-nose-covers must be worn in all public access areas of the UB.

The Curie library remains closed until further notice. The holdings of the Curie library can be ordered via the delivery service and can be picked up in the main library. Ordering from the Ilmenau Discovery Tool is particularly convenient.

Details of the current services can be found on the web pages of the University Library.

Will I still receive BAföG? What further financial aid is available if I am in financial difficulties because of the Corona crisis? (updated 7 October 2020)

BAföG

Students who are dependent on benefits under BAföG should not suffer any financial disadvantages as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

An overview by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (in German) contains the most important information for BAföG recipients.

Further information on the effects of the pandemic-related measures on BAföG may also be obtained from the BAföG Office of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.

First semester students should apply for BAföG as soon as possible.

"Corona financial aid"

Since April, the Studierendenwerk has offered students who have got into financial difficulties through no fault of their own due to the Corona crisis uncomplicated and quick help: an application for an interest-free short loan of up to 800 euros. In the future, half of this amount will be taken over by the state of Thuringia in order to ease the financial burden on students. This means that of the maximum 800 euro loan, a maximum of 400 euro will have to be repaid. This conversion of the previous "social" loan into the "Corona financial aid" for students will also apply retroactively to all social loans concluded from the beginning of April. Applications must be made exclusively to asb@stw-thueringen.de. Please use the application form (English). Please sign it by hand. You may find more information about the required documents on the website of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen


Interest-free loan from the KfW

The KfW also provides students with a temporary interest-free loan of up to 650 euros per month. The bridging loan can be applied for from May 8, 2020, both for new applicants and for students who have already been granted loans between May 2020 and March 2021. The group of foreign students who are currently particularly affected can apply from July 2020 to March 2021. Further information on the application procedure can be found at www.kfw.de/studienkredit-coronahilfe. See also the press release of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

How can I still validate and recharge my thoska card? (updated 7 February 2021)

Students can renew thoska+ at all validation terminals located in the back of the Mensa (ASC) and in university buildings (to which they have study-related access). For this purpose, the Mensa side door will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Locations of the validation terminals are: Humboldtbau, UniRZ, Academic Service Center (ASC), Leibnizbau (UB)

In addition, students can recharge thoska+ at all recharge terminals in university buildings (to which they have study/work-related access). However, due to the closure of the Mensa, the recharge terminals there are currently unavailable.

Locations of the recharge terminals, which can only be recharged with EC cards, are: Humboldtbau, Röntgenbau, Leibnizbau (UB).

Who can I contact if I have questions about living concerning the corona virus?

If you have questions about living in the facilities of the Studierendenwerk concerning the corona virus, please contact the following persons:

Monday to Friday from 10.00 - 11.00 a.m.

Mr Watterott, Mrs Ludwig

Phone: +49 3677 691917

Mr Voigt

Phone: +49 3677 692751

I have problems with the Wi-Fi in my residence hall on the campus of the TU Ilmenau – what can I do? (new on 11 January 2021)

Due to the increased use of Wi-Fi for online courses, bandwidth problems may occur in the residence halls on campus. Therefore, FEM is currently working on replacing the previous system. In case of bandwidth problems, it is recommended to use the LAN connection (Gigabit Ethernet connection) in your room.

For further information please contact the FEM.

I am a new international student at the TU Ilmenau. What do I have to do?

Future international students may find important information about the start of the semester, how to get there and other information relevant in the current situation on the website of the International Service we4you at TU Ilmenau and on the information portal Studying in Germany.

As a newly admitted international student, I was not able to travel to Germany, but can I still participate in the studies or in preparatory measures for my studies? (updated on 7 October 2020)

International prospective students who are admitted to study at the university but who are unable to enter the country for the purpose of studying or preparing for studies in the winter semester 2020/2021 due to prescribed measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020, may, after enrolling at the university, attend courses in the approved course of study or in preparatory courses offered by the university for the approved course of study. Further information on enrolment in a degree program can be found at https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/informationen/#c59693 or https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/apc/#c307898.

I am newly enrolled at the TU Ilmenau and would like to use the IT services of the university computer center. What do I have to do?

After you have enrolled at the university, you will be (automatically) contacted by employees of the UniRZ via e-mail. The staff will guide you online through the process of applying for and activating your university account, with which you can then use all IT services.

What do I have to consider as an international student at the TU Ilmenau? (updated 7 October 2020)

The Foreigners Authority is currently only open to a limited extent and by prior appointment.
Appointment requests can be made as follows:

- online
- by telephone at 03628 738-574 or -575 & -581
- by e-mail at vgo@ilm-kreis.de
- and by regular mail:

District Office Ilm-Kreis,
Trade and Industry Office
Foreigners Authority
Knight Street 14
99310 Arnstadt

Further important information on the current situationrelevant to international students may be found on the website of the International Service we4you at TU Ilmenau as well as on the information portal Stuying in Germany.

FAQ Employees

In addition to the information and regulations on how to deal with the conoravirus provided on this page, we provide employees of the TU Ilmenau with further internal information, instructions and decisions regarding the coronavirus on the university's intranet.