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Information on Handling the Coronavirus, Updated 26 January 2021

Studying and Working Safely in the Wintersemester 2020/21

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As of January 26, two new regulations to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic went into effect:

  • The Thuringia Ordinance on the Further Tightening of Extraordinary Special Measures of January 25, 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 until the start of the examination period on 08 February 2021. 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 will be extended over the entire lecture-free period. The start of the written attendance examinations will be postponed by three weeks within the existing examination period. 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.

For more details, please refer to the updated infection protection concept (German only) of the TU Ilmenau (as of 21.01.2021).

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

26 January 2021: Immediate closure of the Mensa

26 January 2021: Immediate closure of the Mensa

Due to the new amendment to the Corona Virus Containment Ordinance enacted on January 25, 2021, dining halls are no longer exempt from closing food service establishments. Therefore, effective immediately, dining halls will no longer be open.

Unfortunately, the option of out-of-home sales granted in the amended Section 7 cannot be implemented in the dining halls because it is not feasible to serve food by advance order at the front door. As a result, no meals can be served to university employees for the time being until February 12, 2021.

13 January 2021: Opening hours and terms of use of the University Library

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

From now on, in accordance with the adapted infection protection concept of the TU Ilmenau, a mouth-and-nose-cover is to be worn in the entire publicly accessible area of the UB, i.e. also at the workplaces in the reading room.

11 January 2021: Online teaching – Wi-Fi and bandwidth in the residence halls on campus

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.

7 January 2021: "Talk to us" - the student office hours of the ZSB

On Monday, the Central Student Advisory Service of the TU Ilmenau (short ZSB) started a new consultation service from students for students. Marie, Janine, Sascha and Nils are students at the TU Ilmenau and are available by phone from Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 pm. They will answer all your questions about studying, with a special focus on the current situation, e.g. how to best study in times of the pandemic, what solutions there are for different challenges, and how to keep in touch with fellow students. But they also try to help you with other problems or refer you to someone who knows better.

You can find out how to contact them on the ZSB website at https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/studierende/beratung/.

FAQ general

Where can I find further information and contact persons? (updated 8 January 2020)

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 January 2020)

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 (cf. § 5 (4) SonderEindmaßnahmeVO). Provided that there are not more than five persons in the room, this does not apply- to an employee's own office or workplace,- in lecture halls, seminar rooms and meeting rooms after reaching the seat- to lecturers during the class, provided that the minimum distance from other persons can be maintained in accordance with no. 2, 1st indent.Mouth-and-nose covers also do not have to 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 with hearing-impaired persons.

 

University Library and University Archive

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 canbe 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.

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

Due to the new amendment to the Corona Virus Containment Ordinance enacted on January 25, 2021, the Mensa and the cafeterias no longer exempt from closing food service establishments. Therefore, dining halls and cafeterias will not be open effective immediately and for the time being until February 12, 2021. 

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 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 December 2020)

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

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

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

The examination period for the winter semester begins on February 8, 2020 and ends on March 31, 2021.

In the winter semester 2020/21, lectures 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 program and the first semester of a Master's program.

Teaching at TU Ilmenau will be completely converted to purely digital offerings with effect from November 30, 2020 until January 8, 2021. Exceptions are internships, lab work, and exams that require mandatory presence. Students can inform themselves about the concrete procedure in their course via Moodle or, if applicable, other channels used for their respective course

The classroom courses must be held in compliance with the regulations of the infection protection concept (exclusion of sick or suspected sick participants and contact persons, minimum distance, room ventilation, etc.).  In the lecture halls and seminar rooms, only the designated seats may be occupied in order to ensure the required distance. Exceptionally, the number of marked seats in a room may be exceeded by up to 10%; in these cases, those participants who cannot comply with the distance requirement must wear a mouth-and-nose cover. Teachers monitor compliance with the requirements of the infection control concept and exercise house rules during the event. Means for hand disinfection are provided at the entrance to the buildings.

Events that cannot take place in attendance will be offered online, if possible. Further information can be found under the question "Where can I find more detailed information on the courses offered in the winter semester 2020/2021?

Examinations of the winter semester are usually held in attendance, in compliance with the infection protection concept.

Further information about the winter semester, such as exams, can be found under the further questions in the FAQ students.

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 2 December 2020)

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 and when entering the classrooms, a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn. You may take it off when you reach your own seat (except in cases where the minimum distance of 1.5m to the seat neighbor cannot be maintained - in which case a mouth-and-nose cover must also be worn during the course).

In all classrooms only the marked seats may be occupied.

In classrooms with free-standing tables/chairs, there are only chairs for the permissible seats to be occupied; all other chairs have been removed. The arrangement of the tables and chairs may not be changed in order to maintain the minimum distance; in particular, no tables or chairs may be exchanged between different rooms.

Exceptionally, the number of marked seats (in case of fixed seating) or available chairs (in case of freestanding tables/chairs) may be exceeded by up to 10% of this corona-conditioned, reduced seating capacity. In these cases, participants who cannot comply with the distance requirement must wear a mouth-and-nose cover.

Exceeding the 10% limit is not allowed, surplus participants must leave the room.

The instructor will monitor compliance with the requirements of the infection protection concept and exercise the householder's rights during the event.

You are obliged to follow the instructions of the instructor.

What regulations do apply to examinations in the winter semester 2020/21? (updated on 6 October 2020)

In order to ensure the necessary time and space, the examination period of the winter semester is extended over the entire lecture-free period (from 8 February 2021 to 31 March 2021). Examinations during this period are possible from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m..  

All first-entry and revision deadlines ("Erstantritts- und Wiederholungsfristen") for the winter semester 2020/21 are suspended.
Detailed or more detailed regulations can be found in the Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examination and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020, corresponding applications on the university website for students ("Special Provisions").

Examinations are generally conducted in classroom form. In particular, the regulations of the  infection protection concept (exclusion of sick or suspected sick participants and contact persons, minimum distance, room ventilation, etc.) must be observed. In addition, the protective and hygienic measures for examinations must be observed (see question "What should I consider when taking an exam?").

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

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

What should I consider when taking an exam? (updated on 2 December 2020)

The examination schedule for WS 2020/2021 will be published on 11 January 2021. Registration for final examinations for the examination period is possible from 14 to 20 January 2021. Please note that you have to register for both exams and academic achievements. In order to comply with the university's infection protection concept and the regulations in the context of the pandemic, you are only entitled to take part in the final examination with prior registration.For your own safety, please bring the copy of "Info on registered examinations", which can be printed out at the terminal, with you to take the corresponding final performance.Since the identification check of the examinees is carried out before the entrance to the examination room, you should arrive well in advance (45 min. before the examination starts in case of major exams). Please also note that the examiners and the supervisors are required to implement the infection protection concept consistently, i.e. in particular to exclude employees or students with symptoms of COVID-19 diseases and with any cold symptoms or fever that have not been medically clarified (§ 3 Abs. 3 CorVO).

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

  1. Mouth and nose protection
    In the examination building you have to wear a mouth and nose protector, which you bring with you. The mouth and nose protection is to be worn until you reach your allocated place in the examination room. During the examination you are free to take off the mouth and nose protection. The mouth and nose protection must be worn when visiting the toilet. The mouth and nose protection must be removed for identity verification.

  2. Behaviour in the building and examination room
    Waiting, entering and exiting the building should not result in a crowd of examinees. Hand disinfection with the provided disinfectants is mandatory before entering the examination room.
    After entering the examination room, go directly to a free, marked place and sit down. Only persons directly involved in the examination may stay in the room.

  3. Instructions and announcements
    Observe the posted signs/posters. 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
    Wherever possible and reasonable, a minimum distance of 1.50 m must be maintained in the examination rooms and waiting areas between all examinees and the examination supervisors and examiners.

  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 2020)

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 October 2020)

Students can renew the thoska+ again at all validation terminals in the Mensa and in the university buildings (to which they have access during their studies).

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

In addition, students can recharge the thoska+ at all recharge terminals in university buildings (to which they have study-/ work-related access). Furthermore, the recharging terminals in the Mensa are currently available Monday to Friday during the cafeteria opening hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations of the recharging terminals are: Humboldtbau, Mensa, Röntgenbau, Leibnizbau (university library 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.