Corona update: On-Site-Examinations

Information on on-site-examinations in the 1st and 2nd examination period, rooms and space requirements

Dear Students, Lecturers,
Dear University Members,

according to the current Higher Education Corona Ordinance, which came into force on May 30, examinations on site are now permitted if the minimum distance of 1.5 metres is observed. The regulation is valid until June 27. However, we currently assume that on-site examinations will also be possible beyond this date if the pandemic situation remains stable. For this reason, we would like to inform you below about the University's further plans with regard to the upcoming examination periods:

For the conduct of on-site examinations in the first and second examination period of the summer semester 2021, the mandatory minimum distance needs to be observed. This means that there will continue to be an increased need for space and this will considerably restrict the possibilities for examinations. Due to the severely limited room capacities, no additional examinations in attendance should be scheduled for centrally administered rooms beyond the examinations reported to the facility management by May 28.

In the 1st examination period (02.-27.08.), additional rooms are available in Mensa I for the examinations already registered. Up to 100 people can be examined here. Furthermore, an examination tent will be set up in the car park at Neufeldtstraße 10 for up to 350 people, and former library rooms at Ohlshausenstraße 75 can be used for presence examinations with up to 80 people.

In the 2nd examination period (04.-28.10.), it is currently not possible to plan with the refectory rooms, as the resumption of regular refectory operations is to be expected. It was not possible to rent other external spaces, for example in „Kieler Schloss“, in the wunderino Arena or in sport facilities. We therefore ask for your understanding that in the case of examinations of large groups, a tent will have to be used again. Rooms for the first examination periods will be allocated between 21.6. and 30.6.

If decentralised rooms administered by the faculties or institutes are available to you for examinations, you may use them for examinations, provided that you comply with the updated Hygiene conceptual framework ( (the English version is currently being updated).

In general, we would like to point out that the applicable regulations do not provide for any exceptions for vaccinated/healed/tested persons when complying with the minimum distance and also the further hygiene measures. Therefore, the introduction of compulsory negative tests for examinations is currently neither permitted nor planned.

Please note that online examinations not only help to relieve the room situation, but also facilitate the conduct of examinations in the following constellations:

  • Short-term restrictions due to the relevant state regulations, e.g. due to a renewed increase in infections.
  • Quarantine cases among students
  • Travel/visa problems for students from abroad
  • Risk group members with proof.

In the case of on-site examinations, suitable compensation for disadvantages in the form of alternative rooms, alternative formats, etc. should be granted for the last three groups listed above if plausible evidence is available.

Due to the relatively late first examination period, it can also happen that e.g. Erasmus students are already studying at a university abroad due to the different semester times and can only take examinations online. This group of people should also be offered an alternative to the on-site examination if possible.

We are aware that the planning and implementation of the upcoming examination periods will again be a challenge for everyone involved. We will endeavour to keep you informed of current developments in a timely manner.

Also, the planning for teaching in the coming winter semester is currently in full swing. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to say to what extent lectures on site will be possible in the winter semester. This depends on the general measures needed to combat the pandemic. We will inform you shortly in a separate email about the curricula for the winter semester 2021/22.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Markus Hundt
Vice President for Studies & Teaching, Continuing Professional Development