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Information on Handling the Coronavirus, Updated 25 September 2020, 9.35 p.m.

Studying and Working Safely in the Wintersemester 2020/21

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The current ordinance of the Thuringian state government to curb the spread of the corona virus will remain in force until September 30, 2020. Successor regulations are expected to follow.

The Presidential Board of the TU Ilmenau has therefore, on the recommendation of the university's internal crisis management team and with the approval of the Staff Council, agreed on a revised infection protection concept to enable safe studying and working at the TU Ilmenau under corona conditions also in the winter semester 2020/21. Essential amendments are among others:

  • the urgent recommendation to wear mouth-nose covers in buildings (see item 4 of the infection protection concept),
  • enabling attendance events in lecture halls and seminar rooms which have been prepared accordingly under infection protection aspects (marking of seats, special arrangement of tables/chairs, hand disinfection - see item 10),
  • regulations on the allocation of lecture halls/seminar rooms for events in winter semester 2020/21 (see item 12).

As things stand at present, the winter semester will take place with as many classroom-based courses as possible, supplemented by online offerings. For this purpose, the "Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examination and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020 Virus" were updated and adapted to the winter semester 2020/21 by resolution of the Senate on September 8, 2020. More detailed information on the exact course of the winter semester and the form of individual courses will be provided in due course. To the key data of the winter semester

For the winter semester 2020/21 (October 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021), a new "Service Agreement for the Establishment of Presence Operations in the Winter Semester 2020/21" also applies to university employees. More details can be found on the university intranet.

Please use this website and the news and FAQ below for further information. They will be adapted to the new regulations as soon as possible.

News

24 August 2020: Bridging grant for students in need will be extended

The bridging grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for students who are in particularly acute need and directly dependent on help as a result of the corona pandemic will be extended. Affected students can apply for the bridging aid in the form of a non-repayable grant also in September.

Further information is available at www.bmbf.de/de/wissenswertes-zur-ueberbrueckungshilfe-fuer-studierende-11509.html.

12 August 2020: Winter semester 2020/21 at TU Ilmenau largely with classroom teaching

The Technische Universität Ilmenau is planning to reopen all classrooms to its students in the winter semester 2020/21. Wherever it is possible and reasonable despite the corona pandemic, there will be face-to-face courses. In order to enable first-year students of a Bachelor's degree and students beginning a Master's degree course to start their studies as "normally" as possible, they will be given the opportunity to study locally in Ilmenau. Lectures start on October 12, 2020, the winter semester ends on February 5, 2021.

Personal contact between teachers and students is essential in the demanding degree programs at the TU Ilmenau, and the university therefore encourages this contact in various teaching concepts. Not only professors give lectures, academic staff carry out exercises and experienced students of higher semesters tutorials and internships. Each of these persons with their different wealth of knowledge and experience is a direct contact person for the students - also and especially during the Corona crisis.

Classroom teaching

The resulting complex organization of teaching activities in the winter semester 2020/21, preferably in attendance, is in full swing at the TU Ilmenau. For each course, a fixed time span has been planned in which it must be completed. In this way, the university wants to give its students planning security for their studies. Since the available teaching rooms only have a certain capacity, they will initially be kept available for lectures, exercises and seminars of the first to third semesters of the Bachelor's programs and the first semester of the Master's programs. Only when these "young" students in the Bachelor's and Master's programs are able to study in class to the greatest extent possible will classroom teaching be planned for the other semesters. For these students, a regular study at the highest level is guaranteed in any case via comprehensive online offers. At present, the five faculties are in the process of determining the form in which the courses will be held: completely in attendance, online or as a mixed form in attendance and online. In this way it will be determined which teaching rooms are occupied when and which teaching rooms are still available for higher semesters.

The TU Ilmenau ensures extensive classroom teaching, since it is strongly influenced by engineering science. The teaching of engineering knowledge is based essentially on experiments, demonstration and direct visualization. Therefore, as far as the rules of hygiene allow, practice-related study contents such as laboratory courses, project work or internships are again carried out at the TU Ilmenau in the university. For all engineering students in the first two semesters, internships are offered in physics, computer science and electrical engineering, and a materials internship in mechanical engineering. The seminars in technical presentation theory are also particularly important for young students, because this is where individual assemblies are disassembled and reassembled - in a seminar group much more vividly than online. Studying in a group also promotes team thinking, which is important for engineers, as they usually work in a team in their profession.

In the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, too, practical relevance on site is very important for the studies. It is hard to imagine chemistry without Bunsen burners, physics without experiments and mathematics without the proof of the great theorems on the chalkboard. The practical work in the large laboratories of chemistry and physics and the explanations of the mathematical models on the blackboard are indispensable components of the natural science education at the TU Ilmenau. Mathematics students, for example, have the best possible career prospects, especially because of the practical orientation of their studies. Since the number of beginners in degree programs such as chemistry, physics or mathematics is small - seminar groups are 15 to a maximum of 30 people - the supervision ratio is excellent and the teachers can deal with each student individually.

 

Online teaching

Such a "hybrid semester" in presence and online requires a change in teaching. Thus, the university, taking into account the didactic requirements of the subject, is postponing large lecture formats in favour of smaller seminar groups in attendance. In the case of courses offered online, the contents can also be accessed at a later date. In this way, students who for various reasons cannot, or cannot always, attend a course are given the opportunity to make up for it. Students who miss the start of lectures due to the corona pandemic, for example because they have to enter from a risk country and have to go into quarantine, can also access a comprehensive online offer.

In addition to video recordings, so-called screencasts are also used, i.e. video recordings of the screen in which the students see how the lecturer operates software, navigates through a website or plays a presentation. By using such digital means, possible disadvantages for persons at risk, travel restrictions, quarantine or a new lockdown should be kept as low as possible. This ensures that the knowledge transfer of online courses is of the highest didactic and content-related quality. In order to ensure high-quality university teaching, teachers have been and are able to further their education in a wide range of digital programs.

The TU Ilmenau has also already made arrangements for the examination period beginning in February 2021. In addition to the written exams at the end of the semester, alternative exams that can be taken during the semester will be used.

The TU Ilmenau is already preparing for emergencies, such as when the rules for infection protection are tightened or a new lockdown is imposed. All lecturers have been asked to plan their courses in the winter semester 2020/21 in such a way that they can be held exclusively online if necessary.

20 July 2020: Guidelines for the administration of examinations in the summer semester 2020

In view of the examination period starting today, the Presidential Board has provided additional guidelines for the administration of face-to-face examinations (pdf, 28 KB) in the summer semester of 2020, also pointing out that in case of doubt, infection protection and health should be given priority. In case of questions and uncertainties, the Presidential Board or the Vice-President for Learning and Teaching are available to answer any questions or clarify points.

17 July 2020: Confirmed COVID-19 case at the TU Ilmenau

An employee of the administration of the Technische Universität Ilmenau has been infected with the Covid-19 virus. She is currently in domestic quarantine. The university is in close contact with the district administration and the health authorities and has coordinated the further procedure with them. Quarantine has also been ordered for individual employees of the administrative department who have been in contact with the infected employee. No further measures had to be taken, as the university adhered to the infection protection concept throughout the entire campus area. Business operations in science, teaching and administration continue as usual.

Today, the TU Ilmenau called on all its employees to continue to adhere to the specifications of the infection protection concept and in particular to keep sufficient distance, to ventilate rooms regularly and to wash their hands thoroughly on a regular basis. Access to buildings of the TU Ilmenau will remain restricted to members of the university such as employees and students until August 31, 2020.

16 July 2020: New Thuringian Corona Ordinance - no changes to the TU's infection protection concept

Today a new Thuringian ordinance to further improve the measures required to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 comes into force. It is valid from 16 July to 30 August 2020. Compared to the previous regulation of 13 June 2020, there are only minor changes. All important rules for infection control will therefore remain in force at the TU Ilmenau. Access to buildings of the TU Ilmenau will remain restricted to members of the university such as employees and students until August 31, 2020.

16 July 2020: Institute for Media Technology offers technology for professional video conferencing

The Institute for Media Technology at the TU Ilmenau now enables professional video conferencing using high-quality studio technology for audio and video in the AR/VR/MR laboratories of the institute. All TU Ilmenau employees can use this offer if a high quality conference call is required.

The use of the Institute of Media Technology's camera and audio technology leads to a significant increase in image and sound quality, also in the TU Ilmenau's WebEx system for stationary and mobile applications.

The setup can be configured freely and offers many possibilities, from simple meetings with one camera to more extensive setups with several cameras, several audio channels and the complete integration of the studio technology.

If required, please contact Mr. Matthias Döring (matthias.doering@tu-ilmenau.de).

14 July 2020: University Sports Centre starts the lecture-free period with an extended sports program

On 20 July 2020, the University Sports Centre (USZ) will start the lecture-free period with a new and expanded sports program. Courses from all areas of sports are on offer, including individual training on the outdoor sports facilities. Registration is now possible via the USZ website and a new registration system.

The fitness room will also be partially reopened from 20 July 2020 in compliance with hygiene regulations. It is now possible to book fixed time slots via the USZ website.

In addition, this semester the "Pausenexpress" ("break express") via livestream will also take place weekly Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:15 during the lecture-free period until 30.09.

30 June 2020: Special protective and hygienic measures for the administration of examinations

In accordance with the infection prevention concept of the TU Ilmenau, examinations in the summer semester 2020 should generally be held on site with students present.
 
Therefore, in addition to the regulations in the "Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examinations and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020", special protective and hygienic measures have been developed, which must be observed by students and examination supervisors in the case of face-to-face examinations as the Presidential Board pointed out today in a letter to all university members

30 June 2020: University Library extends opening hours

The opening hours of the University Library will be extended once again: From 1 July 2020, the main library in the Leibnizbau will be open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

Copying, scanning and printing as well as the use of carrels is also possible. The group study rooms and the cafeteria are not yet available again.

Books from the Curiebibliothek can be ordered via the delivery service and collected from the Leibnizbau.

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.

25 June 2020: New regulation for the recording of contact data

On 25 June, the University supplemented its  infection protection concept with regulations for the recording of contact data when external persons enter university buildings ("public traffic") .

This means that when external persons enter buildings in specially designated areas (e.g. University Library, PATON | Patent Center Thuringia, University Sports Centre) or on special business occasions in agreement with or at the invitation of members of the University, the head of the organisational unit or the inviting person is also responsible for recording the contact details of the external persons, i.e. the person who has been invited - i.e. surname and first name, residential address or telephone number, date of the visit and the beginning and end of the respective attendance - as well as the storage of these data for a period of four weeks, the protection of the data from access by third parties, the transfer of data to the competent authorities in the event of a request and the deletion or destruction in accordance with data protection regulations after the four-week period has expired.

17 June 2020: Bridging grant for students dealing with financial hardships

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who have to deal with financial hardships due to the corona pandemic with a so-called "Überbrückungshilfe" (bridging grant) that is awarded by the Studenten- und Studierendenwerke and can be applied for online with immediate effect:

Online application: www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de

BMBF telephone hotline for bridging assistance: 0800 26 23 003

E-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende@bmbf.bund.de

16 June 2020: New statute with special provisions for study, examinations and doctoral studies in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020

In deviation from the existing university regulations, the TU Ilmenau has issued a statute which contains special provisions for study, examinations and doctoral studies in order to maintain the university' s study and doctoral activities in spite of the regulations in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020 and to compensate for disadvantages that students and doctoral candidates may encounter due to the restrictions in the regular course of studies. It is valid with immediate effect.

To the statue (German only, English version will follow)

11 June 2020: "Corona finacial aid" of the Free State of Thuringia - 50 percent of the loan amount will be converted into a grant

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 interest-free short loan of up to 800 euros. In the future, half of this amount will be taken over by the Free 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.

More information about the required documents can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.

8 June 2020: UniRZ accessible again for students and staff members

The UniRZ will be accessible again to university members such as staff members and students (§ 21 ThürHG) from 8 June 2020. This means that concerns for which on-site consultation is necessary may be dealt with at the UniRZ service desk Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., provided that the hygiene regulations (mouth protection, keeping of distance etc.) are observed. In addition, the IT Service Desk is available Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by telephone on +49 3677 69 1111 and by e-mail 1111@tu-ilmenau.de. When entering the building, particular attention must be paid to observing the necessary distance regulations. The PC pools and the video conference room will remain closed until further notice.

For up-to-date information please refer to UniRZ website

29 May 2020: Services of the University Library will be extended

As of 2 June 2020, the services of the University Library in the Leibnizbau will be extended while observing the necessary hygiene measures: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in addition to lending, the reading stations may be used again, initially in a reduced number. Copying, scanning and printing is also possible. The group study rooms and the cafeteria are not yet available again. Reminder fees will apply again from mid-June. It is strongly recommended to return borrowed media or to extend their loan period in the user account of the catalogue.

The University Archive will be open Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details of current services can be found on the University Library's website.

25 May 2020: Mensa and Cafeterias have extended their services

25 May 2020: Mensa and Cafeterias have extended their services

From now on the Mensa Ehrenberg offers besides an out-of-house sale also an in-house lunch service again from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The Cafeteria Mensa Ehrenberg offers breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. as an out-of-house sale.

The cafeteria in the Röntgenbau and the NANOteria offer out-of-house sales from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. All offers are available for students and university staff.

Only payment by thoska is possible. 

For up-to-date information please refer to the Studierendenwerk Thüringen website

18 May 2020: PATON | Patent Center Thuringia open to external persons again

The PATON | Patent Center Thuringia has been open to external persons again since 18 May 2020. At present, the consulting services on patents and trademarks and the guided on-site research at PATON can only be carried out for individuals by prior appointment. Likewise, consulting services on industrial property rights and the evaluation of inventions are available to university members by individual appointment. F

For further and up-to-date information and to make an appointment please call 03677/69-4511 or 03677/69-4572 or visit the PATON website.

15 May 2020: University sports program will be extended

From 25 May onwards, the now only virtual university sports program will be extended to include a selection of paid outdoor sports, and the paid virtual fitness and health sports programme will also enter a new round on 1 June. Registration for the above-mentioned offers will be possible from 19 May.

More information on the website of the University Sports Centre

FAQ general

Where can I find further information and contact persons? (updated 20.7.2020)

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

Daily updated information on the coronavirus from the Federal Ministry of Health 

Contact form of the health office for travellers and returnees

Information of the city of Ilmenau about the Coronavirus

Current figures and graphics on the coronavirus in Thuringia on the website of the MDR

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 SS2020 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 14 July 2020)

The university buildings are open (opening only when necessary: DaVinci-Bau, Humboldtbau, Röntgenbau). However, until 17 July 2020, access is generally restricted to members  of the university, such as employees and students.

The ban on admission does not apply to service providers (operating company, building operators, external companies, etc.), representatives of contractual partners and tenants.  They must, however, comply with the specifications of the TU's infection protection concept and, if applicable, industry-specific infection protection specifications.

Access to buildings by external persons ("public traffic") is only possible in specially designated areas (e.g. University Library, PATON | Patent Center Thuringia , University Sports Centre) or on special official occasions in agreement with or at the invitation of members of the University (e.g. examinations, defending doctorates, job interviews, advising prospective students). The infection protection concept must be observed.


University Library and University Archive

From 1 July 2020, the main library in the Leibnizbau will be open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

Copying, scanning and printing as well as the use of carrels is also possible. The group study rooms and the cafeteria are not yet available again.

Books from the Curiebibliothek can be ordered via the delivery service and collected from the Leibnizbau.

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.


University Computer Center

The UniRZ has been accessible again since 8 June 2020 for members of the university such as employees and students.

Personal consultation at the IT-Service-Desk is possible Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00. The infection protection concept must be observed.

In addition, the IT-Service-Desk can be contacted Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by telephone on +49 3677 69 1111 and by e-mail 1111@tu-ilmenau.de.

The PC pools and the video conference room will remain closed for the time being.

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


University Sports Center

On 20 July 2020, the University Sports Centre (USZ) will start the lecture-free period with a new and expanded sports program. Courses from all areas of sports are on offer, including individual training on the outdoor sports facilities. Registration is now possible via the USZ website and a new registration system.

The fitness room will also be partially reopened from 20 July 2020 in compliance with hygiene regulations. It is now possible to book fixed time slots via the USZ website.

Further information about the USZ and registration


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.

What about events, meetings and sessions at TU Ilmenau? (updated 19 June 2020)

Meetings of the organs and committees of the TU Ilmenau (Presidential Board, Senate including Study and Research Committee, University Advisory Board, University Assembly, etc.) are generally held in attendance, taking into account the regulations of the infection protection concept. Participants of meetings have no right to individual online participation.

They may also take place as telephone or video conferences, unless the majority of the members entitled to vote object within a period to be set by the chairperson (see § 5 ThürCorPanG).

Major events remain prohibited.

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 19 June 2020)

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

Employees or students with symptoms of COVID-19 diseases and with any cold symptoms or fever that have not been medically proven are to be immediately excluded from university activities (§ 3 Abs. 3 CorVO).

If a COVID-19 illness is confirmed, affected employees must inform the office immediately (superiors and the Division for Human Resources and Law/DPR: personal@tu-ilmenau.de or Tel. 03677-69-2542).

In order to support the tracing of contact persons, the department - primarily via the superior - immediately arranges for the determination of whether there are relevant contact persons in the work environment in accordance with the RKI's provisions on contact person tracing and, if necessary, initiates the resulting infection prevention measures.

If a COVID-19 illness is confirmed in a student, the student must immediately inform the Student's Office at the Academic Service Center/ASC (studentensekretariat@tu-ilmenau.de or Tel. 03677-69-2003 to 2005).

DPR and/or ASC will inform the university administration and the district health office in the event of a proven COVID-19 illness.

Further information on COVID-19 in Thuringia may also be found on the website of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (German only).

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 fears, insecurities, overload or in personal crisis situations?

Who can I turn to in case of fears, insecurities, overload or in personal crisis situations?

The Psychological Contact Point 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.

FAQ Students

When does the summer semester begin and in what form will it take place? (updated 19 June 2020)

The summer semester 2020 will take place throughout Thuringia as a university semester in accordance with a joint decision of the Thuringian universities, the Studierendenwerk and the Ministry of Science (TMWWDG), despite the challenges associated with the spread of the coronavirus.

The semester has officially started on 1 April 2020 and ends on 30 September 2020.

In the summer semester 2020, all courses will be converted to digital teaching formats ("e-learning offers") as far as possible. The lecture period at TU Ilmenau started on April 20, 2020 with binding, i.e. exam-relevant online courses and ends regularly on 17 July 2020.

Necessary face-to-face courses have been possible since 4 May, subject to compliance with the regulations of the infection protection concept (exclusion of ill or suspected ill participants and contact persons, minimum distance, room ventilation, etc.). Face-to-face courses focus on practical training which requires special laboratory or work rooms, provided that the regulations of the infection protection concept (exclusion of ill or suspected ill participants and contact persons, minimum distance, room ventilation, etc.) are observed. E-Learning offers will be continued.

Examinations in the summer semester 2020 will be held in attendance as a rule.

Further information on the summer semester, such as on examinations, can be found in further FAQ for students.

What does online teaching mean and where can I find more detailed information?

Information on the individual e-learning offers will be provided on the websites of the respective faculty: 
Dep. EI | Dep. IA | Dep. ME (MB) | Dep. MN | Dep. EM (WM)

Additional information on the individual subjects may be found in the module descriptions of the module catalogue.

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

Teachers have been informed that live streams should only take place at the acutal times specified in the Open Timetable (OTT). Only in exceptional cases and by mutual agreement between teachers and students may they be offered at other times.

When and how can examinations scheduled for winter semester 2019/20 which had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis take place? (new on 19 June 2020)

Examinations in the period from 16 March 2020 to 4 May were cancelled in principle.

These cancellations will be assessed as a reason beyond the students' control with regard to the progress of their studies.

Final examinations which could not be taken in the winter semester 2019/2020 due to imposed measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020 may also be offered during the 2020 summer semester  beyond the examination period. The date of the examination must be announced in an appropriate form. The announcement should be made in a timely manner so that registration and the decision on admission to the examination can be made. The registration modalities (form and deadline) will be determined by the module supervisor and announced in a suitable form. Cancellation is permitted upto one day before the date of the examination. After this date, only the withdrawal from the attempt is possible.

In cases in which, for organisational reasons, it is not possible to arrange a registration period, students shall be deemed to have registered for the examination when they take the examination. In  these cases, participation in the examination is  subject to admission to the examination by the Examination Office.

Further regulations can be found in the Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examinations and Doctorates due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in 2020.

Since 04 May 2020, examinations can again be held in classroom form. In particular, the regulations of the infection protection concept (exclusion of ill or suspected ill 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 examination?").

What regulations do apply to examinations in the summer semester 2020? (updated on 23 June 2020)

In order to ensure the necessary time and space, the examination period of the summer semester will be extended over the entire lecture-free period (from 20 July to 30 September 2020). Examinations during this period may be held from Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 21:00.

Currently, the planning of the examinations of the summer semester, which are registered as attendance courses, is in progress. The announcement of examination dates in the e-event calendar (Open Time Table) is provisional due to the still ongoing planning and is only binding from 1 July 2020.

Registration for the exams will take place from 1 July to 8 July 2020.

With  effect  for  the  2020 summer  semester,  the implementation of all re-examination periods and "Erstantrittsfristen" (the first date by which the student must have passed the module examination for  the  first  time) is suspended.

Detailed or further regulations can be found in the Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examination and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020 virus, corresponding application forms on the students' website (see "Besondere Bestimmungen/Special Provisions").

Examinations are generally conducted in attendance. In particular, the regulations of the infection protection concept (exclusion of ill or suspected ill 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 examination?").

Those responsible for modules may also determine 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 virus.

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

What regulations do currently apply to final theses? (new on 19 June 2020)

Deadlines for the submission of final theses registered by 20 March 2020 have been extended by a flat rate of 8 weeks.

The  processing  period for written scientific work in the context of final theses, which are being prepared in the2020 summer  semester,  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.

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

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

What should I consider when taking an exam? (updated on 20 July 2020)

On 01 July 2020, the registration for final exams starts for the examination period from 20 July to 30 September 2020. Please note that you must 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 examinations with prior registration. The registration period for examinations ends on 08 July 2020.

For your own safety, please bring the copy of "Info on registered examinations", which can be printed at the terminal, with you when you take the corresponding examination.
 
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 supervisors are requested 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 para. 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.

In the summer semester 2020, notwithstanding § 54 (6) ThürHG, students who are not examinees may be excluded from attendance at oral examinations if this is necessary to comply with the measures imposed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 2020.

I don't have a university account, as it has not yet been possible for me to travel to Ilmenau and enrol at the university. How can I still participate in the e-learning offers?

First-year students of the SS 2020 who do not have a university account because they have not yet been able to travel to Ilmenau and are not yet enrolled at the university can get a guest university account on request. Please communicate your request by mail to registration@tu-ilmenau.de.

How does the current situation affect the standard period of study? (updated on 23 June 2020)

In  order to  compensate  for  disadvantages caused by restrictions on the regular course of studies in  the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, students who for certain reasons cannot follow their studies without restrictions during this time have  the possibility under the "Statutes on Special Provisions for Studies, Examination and Doctoral Studies due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic 2020 Virus" to alternatively submit an application be received by the ASC/Students' Secretariat no later than four weeks after the end of the 2020 summer semester.

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

As a graduate in the current situation, how do I obtain my degree certificate? (new 18 May 2020)

Unfortunately, the graduation ceremony planned for July 4, 2020 cannot take place due to the current situation and the ban on major events until August 31, 2020.

Please contact your local examination office by e-mail to receive your degree certificate.

Who may I contact with further questions about the e-learning offers and examinations? (updated 15 May 2020)

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

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

When does the winter semester 2020/21 begin and in what form will it take place? (new on 22 June 2020)

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

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

The Presidential Board intends to conduct the winter semester 2020/21 as an attendance semester. This should not exclude the possibility that elements from the current online semester will be adopted. Of course, this is also subject to the further development of the corona pandemic and the resulting legal possibilities.

The application period for enrollment at TU Ilmenau in the winter semester 2020/21 started on May 16 and ends on October 15, 2020.

The study introduction week is planned for October 5 to 10, 2020.

Key points of the winter semester 2020/21(pdf)

Can books be borrowed from the university library? (updated 30 June 2020)

From 1 July 2020, the main library in the Leibnizbau will be open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

Copying, scanning and printing as well as the use of carrels is also possible. The group study rooms and the cafeteria are not yet available again.

Books from the Curiebibliothek can be ordered via the delivery service and collected from the Leibnizbau.

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.

What about my semester fee?

According to Beitragsordnung des Studierendenwerks Thüringen , the contribution is due upon re-registration at the end of the re-registration period and is collected by the university according to ThürStudWG § 6 .

If a re-registration for SS 2020 is necessary due to the pandemic-related cancellation of examinations, students may apply to the Studierendenwerk Thüringen for a waiver of the fee or exemption. The form of the application is determined by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen. The individual case will be examined. 

Will I still receive BAföG? What further financial aid is available if I am in financial difficulties because of the Corona crisis? (updated 24 August 2020)

BAföG

Students who are dependent on benefits under BAföG should not suffer any financial disadvantages as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Even first-year students whose studies are delayed due to the pandemic will receive their BAföG as if the classroom lectures had begun at the originally planned time.

An overview by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (in German) contains the most important information for BAföG recipients. In addition, please note the special regulations of March 27, 2020 for BAföG administration (in German) in connection with the Corona pandemic including example cases for the calculation of BAföG entitlement.

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

 

Bridging Grant for students dealing with financial hardships

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who have to deal with financial hardships due to the corona pandemic with a so-called "Überbrückungshilfe" (bridging grant) that is awarded by the Studenten- und Studierendenwerke and can be applied for online with immediate effect, also in the month of September 2020:

Further information: www.bmbf.de/de/wissenswertes-zur-ueberbrueckungshilfe-fuer-studierende-11509.html

Online application: www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de

BMBF telephone hotline for bridging assistance: 0800 26 23 003

E-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende@bmbf.bund.de

 

"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. Applications for the bridging loan can be made from 8 May 2020 onwards, and foreign students can apply from 1 June 2020. Further information on the application procedure may be found at www.kfw.de/studienkredit-coronahilfe.

How can I still validate and recharge my thoska card and use it as a train ticket? (updated 28.05.2020)

Currently access to the thoska terminals in the lobby of the Mensa (validation terminal, thoska+ terminal, multifunction device for copying with thoska+ card payment) is possible from Monday to Friday from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Please use the side door on the north side (ASC).

For reasons of protection against infection, we urgently request that you only enter the Mensa for the use of the terminals and keep the required 2-meter-distance from other students. After using the terminals you have to leave the building immediately and directly.

For the time being until 2 June, 2020, VMT will also accept a thoska valid until 31 March 2020 plus a certificate of study for the summer semester 2020 as a ticket. The same regulation applies to DB Regio and in this case is valid until 30 September 2020.

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

What do I have to consider as an international student at the TU Ilmenau? (updated 17 June 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

All visas and residence permits that have expired since 18 March will be automatically extended until 30 September 2020 in accordance with the current general ruling on expired residence permits, valid from 15.6.2020.

This regulation is valid within the Ilm-Kreis and only for persons with main residence in the Ilm-Kreis. It is not valid for re-entry to Germany if the residence permit has expired.

Further important information on the current situation, such as on living, travelling within Germany and to Europe and worldwide, self-isolation and other questions relevant 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.

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? (new on 19 June 2020)

Prospective  international  students  who  have  been  admitted to  the  university but are unable to enter the  country for the purpose of studying or preparing for studies in the 2020 summer semester due to imposed measures in connection withthe  SARS-CoV-2  pandemic in  2020 and who are therefore unable to enrol or participate in preparatory measures offered by the university for formal reasons, may be admitted as guest auditors upon application.  As guest auditors they shall have the right to attend courses in the major or preparatory courses offered by the university for the major they have been admitted to.

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.