Information for students

Dear students,

As you may have already seen in the media, the existing state regulations (Bekämpfungsverordnung/regulation on combating coronavirus and Hochschulen-Coronaverordnung/coronavirus regulation for universities) were already updated before they expired and adapted to the current pandemic situation. We would like to provide you with an overview (below) of the changes that have an impact on teaching, examinations and campus life at the CAU.

International applicants who begin their studies at Kiel University must note important information regarding entry into the Federal Republic of Germany due to Corona. Should you enter Germany from a risk area (a list of risk areas can be found here), you are subject to strict quarantine rules. 

Last update:

Students receive up-to-date information about teaching, examinations and regulations concerning their studies during the Corona Pandemic. New: Information about "Covid Certificate" in OpenOlat

Reporting trail for corona infections

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General rules of conduct

When present on the CAU campus, various measures to reduce the risk of infection must be strictly adhered to:

  • For your own protection and in the interest of everyone, you must keep a minimum distance of 1.5m and observe the known hygiene measures (regular hand washing, cough and sneeze labels, wearing a medical mask). Separate regulations apply to courses: see "On-site lectures".
  • Obligation to wear masks: In all CAU buildings, it is compulsory to wear a qualified mask (medical and FFP2 mask). Mouth-nose covering can only be dispensed with where both a minimum distance of 1.5 metres is maintained and an area-wide 3G control is carried out.
  • Contact data: There is no comprehensive tracing anymore via the OpenOLAT tool. Depending on the respective courses, lists of participants are created in different ways.

3G Check

All participants must provide proof of full vaccination, recovery or a negative test result, in order to gain admission to lectures and examinations. If no proof is provided, admission cannot be granted to the examination or lecture. In the event of repeated violations of the regulations mentioned here, the coronavirus regulation for universities enables sanction measures.

Carrying out the 3G check

During the lecture period, the 3G check will be implemented differently, depending on the local conditions on site and the staffing situation. Some of the checks will be carried out at the entrances to the respective buildings. In other cases, there will be checks directly before going into a lecture. In addition, there will be random spot checks by a security service on the CAU campus. In order to simplify the mandatory 3G checks, it is planned that the validity periods for access authorisation associated with the proof provided, will be stored in an OpenOLAT tool - in conformity with data protection and in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Hochschulen-Coronaverordnung (coronavirus regulation for universities). This tool is currently under development. We will provide you with details about using the tool in good time before the start of lectures.

3G-OLAT-Tool

FAQ

How can I deposit a 3G certificate in OLAT?

How can I deposit a 3G certificate in OLAT?

The 3G certificate is stored in OLAT for registered users in their personal profile under "Covid Certificate".

 

How do I add a new Covid certificate?

How do I add a new Covid certificate?

It is possible to add a Covid certificate in the profile under "Covid certificate".

There are three possibilities:

  •     Automatically: "Scan QR code": Scan a QR code from a QR code of a digital proof (vaccination certificate, convalescence, possibly quick test).
  •     Automatic: "Import certificate
  •     Manual data entry and subsequent validation
How do I scan the QR code?

How do I scan the QR code?

The QR code can be scanned directly on a mobile device or on a PC with a camera.

Authorisation to use the camera of the mobile/stationary end device will be requested if necessary. This authorisation is required once so that the QR code can be scanned.

Hold the QR code in front of the camera (note: on smartphones, the resolution of the cameras often differs - if necessary, switch between the built-in cameras to be able to use a higher camera resolution). When doing so, make sure it is bright enough.

Authorisation to use the camera of the mobile/stationary terminal may be requested. This authorisation is required once so that the QR code can be scanned.

Hold the QR code in front of the camera (note: on smartphones, the resolution of the cameras often differs - if necessary, switch between the built-in cameras to be able to use a higher camera resolution). Make sure that it is bright enough.

When scanning via the camera, the QR code is evaluated directly on the end device used.

How do I upload the QR code / certificate?

How do I upload the QR code / certificate?

It is also possible to use a file with a QR code included.

Select a file with the QR code of the certificate (screenshot/image file or PDF file) and upload this file to the Olat server. The QR code contained in the uploaded file is then evaluated. The uploaded file is then directly deleted again.

How does the manual entry of the Covid certificate work?

How does the manual entry of the Covid certificate work?

If you do not have a QR code, you can enter it manually.

  •     Select the type of detection (vaccination, recovery, PCR test or rapid antigen test).
  •     Fill in the details accordingly.
  •     Please note: when entering vaccinations, only vaccines authorised (and explicitly listed) in the EU should be entered for 3G detection. If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not licensed in the EU, please contact your GP practice or call 116117 for vaccination options.
  •     Then confirm the entry by clicking "Save".
  •     Your Covid certificate will then be displayed in orange when you enter it manually.
What do I have to do after my QR code / certificate has been successfully scanned / uploaded?

What do I have to do after my QR code / certificate has been successfully scanned / uploaded?

If the QR code was successfully read, the information from the successfully read QR code will be displayed.

Check the information afterwards.

The date of birth is displayed as information stored in the QR code. It is not saved in OLAT.

Note: In order not to be able to distinguish between proof of vaccination (365 days after vaccination) and proof of recovery (180 days) on the basis of the expiry date in OLAT (which is also not permissible according to the Higher Education Corona Ordinance), the validity period of the vaccination certificates in OLAT has been set to 180 days. The date displayed under "Valid until" is therefore only the validity date of the 3G certificate then stored in OLAT. The validity of your vaccination in general remains unaffected by this, of course. The date will then be displayed accordingly with a longer validity date when it is read in again (e.g. in November).

Pre-selected is "Receive email reminder before certificate expires". This will send you a reminder by e-mail a few days before the validity date stored in Olat expires. Then update the validity period in OLAT by scanning the QR code again.

If you need a booster vaccination or a vaccination after recovery, you should allow sufficient time so that you then have a QR code that can be read in.

By "Saving", the date displayed at "Valid until" is then saved in your OLAT profile for/at "Covid certificate".

How do I retrieve my Covid certificate for 3G verification?

How do I retrieve my Covid certificate for 3G verification?

If required, access the Covid certificate at https://lms.uni-kiel.de/covid and show it.

Unless there is an internet connection in the lecture theatre/location, remember to call up the certificate beforehand and then go to the lecture theatre/location with the Covid certificate display open and the time running in it. Remember that a photo ID check may be done at the entrance/admission.

Where is the validation station for validating 3-G evidence?

At the station you can have manual entries validated if you only have paper proof of one of the 3Gs or if there are problems with the automatic scanning of the QR code. To avoid waiting times at the validation station, please be sure to use the options shown for QR code-based automatic addition ("Scan QR code", "Import certificate"), then it is not necessary to visit the validation station.

 

[Translate to English:] Lageplan
Site plan

Place: Examination tent (Neufeldstraße 10)

 

Opening hours:

The validation station is open as follows:

11.10.2021 until 28.10.2021: daily (monday to friday) from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exceptions on Wednesday, 13.10.2021 and Friday, 15.10.2021: from 15:00 - 18:00 each day

What is required for validation at the validation station?

  •     valid G document in paper form - good readable quality
  •     valid photo ID
  •     user account in/for Olat
How can I remove my Covid certificate?

How can I remove my Covid certificate?

You can remove your saved Covid certificate at any time. You will then have to enter a new Covid certificate.

 

What do the different colours of the Covid certificate in Olat mean?

Meaning: no information available.

To-Do: A new Covid certificate must be added.

Meaning: A manual entry has been made by the user. The information is not validated

To-Do: Validation required!

- Automatically with QR code

- Manually at validation station

Meaning: The information is validated: Automatic entry based on proof with QR code.

To-Do: Keep an eye on the "Valid until" date. If ticked, you will be reminded by email.

Do I have access to OLAT as a student?

Do I have access to OLAT as a student?

Yes, students can use OLAT with their stu ID. Students (including guest students) with a stu ID (sample: stu123456) have always booked the "E-Learning (OpenOLAT)" service.

Please note the information provided by the University Computing Centre (Rechenzentrum) (in German).

Is it possible to use the service as a guest?

Is it possible to use the service as a guest?

It is not possible to use the service as a guest.

If you are a member of the CAU and do not yet have OLAT access, you can apply for OLAT access. Please follow the instructions of the Computer Centre. Please follow the instructions provided by the University Computing Centre (Rechenzentrum) (in German).

How is the QR code evaluated?

How is the QR code evaluated?

The information contained in the QR code (of the digital record) is read out and displayed.

Which certificates with QR codes are valid?

Which certificates with QR codes are valid?

For use in Olat, those QR codes can be used which can also be used in apps of the Robert Koch Institute (CovPass, Corona warning app). You can find more information on this on the help and information pages of the Robert Koch Institute.

A QR code already read in CovPass or Corona-Warn-App as proof of a complete vaccination or recovery can be used in Olat.

Further information on digital proof of vaccination and proof for convalescents can be found in the FAQs of the Federal Ministry of Health (in German).

Is the data stored centrally?

Is the data stored centrally?

In OLAT, only a validity date is stored in your personal profile. This cannot be viewed by other OLAT users. No data is stored centrally. In addition, the validity date is given the property "validated" or "not validated".

Validated means

  • the Covid certificate was automatically created on the basis of a proof with a valid QR code or
  • the Covid proof has been entered at a validation station with presentation of the documents (and photo ID).
Why not just use the CovPass or CoronaWarn app. Surely the details are stored there too?

Why not just use the CovPass or CoronaWarn app. Surely the details are stored there too?

In Olat, different types of proof can be stored in a uniform form. Regardless of the specific "G", it can be immediately recognised by the colour whether there is still a valid proof. This uniformity is intended to shorten waiting times at entrances to buildings and lecture halls/event rooms individually. In addition, only one concrete check is required. Ideally, this should be done automatically when the QR code is scanned. For individual cases or in case of problems, an individual check of the certificates can also be carried out at a validation station. The colour of the Covid certificate does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the specific "G".

Known error messages
Screenshot: The data entered does not match the data from the user profile.
Data does not match

A match is made between your first name and last name (from QR code and in OLAT). If there is no match, the information from the QR code is displayed, but saving is not possible.

If the problem cannot be solved, it is possible to enter the information at a validation station.

Screenshot of invalid certificate
Invalid QR code

If the last or an invalid QR code is not read in, you will receive an error message.

Select the QR code on/at the EU Covid-19 certificate that validates the complete vaccination certificate (i.e. "Vaccination 2 of 2").

If the problem cannot be solved, it is possible to enter the information at/near a validation station.

Proof of vaccination

Full vaccination protection exists:

  • from 14 days after the second vaccination (for the vaccines Comirnaty® from BioNTech/Pfitzer, Spikevax® (Vaccine Moderna) from Moderna and Vaxzevria® from AstraZeneca).
  • from 14 days after the first vaccination for the vaccine Janssen® from Johnson & Johnson.
  • immediately after a single vaccination, if a laboratory-confirmed Corona infection has already been present and vaccination has taken place within the prescribed period after infection. 

Further information on vaccination certificates

Note to international students: Only EU-recognised vaccines are accepted when the 3G rule applies. Persons that are vaccinated with a non-EU recognised vaccine will have to provide negative proof of testing until they have been revaccinated with an approved vaccine. International students that are affected by this regulation have access to testing free of charge, limited until December 31, 2021.

Proof of recovery

Persons who have recovered from COVID must present a positive PCR test. The test must be older than 28 days and younger than 6 months.

Proof of negative test

For the period of validity of test certificates, CAU's University Board has determined the following time periods based on the state regulations:

  • For lectures and examinations, negative test certificates may not be older than two days (48 hours).
  • For all non-curricular events, negative test certificates may not be older than 24 hours.

Advice Centres

To support the start of your studies in the winter semester 2020/21, the CAU offers information and advice about studying under coronavirus conditions.

  • For new students/freshers: Basic information to help you prepare for your studies is offered by the Central Academic Advisors (ZSB) in individual and group appointments. The conversations take place via telephone or video conference. For more detailed information, please go to this website: www.zsb.uni-kiel.de.
    You will find a useful check list as well as a practical guide with first steps to help you prepare for your studies on the PerLe website of the Project for Successful Teaching and Learning at www.perle.uni-kiel.de.
  • For all CAU students: An overview of useful e-learning applications and tools  for digital learning and joint virtual work in teaching events is available(German only). In addition, the Central Academic Advisors (ZSB) are always available to help with general and specific questions. You can also contact other advisory bodies located near the CAU: www.beratung.uni-kiel.de.
  • The CAU has appointed a contact person to assist new and returning students with their general questions on topics arising from the new academic situation created by the coronavirus pandemic. If you have general questions about studying in corona times, or about the associated challenges, you are welcome to contact Ms Sandra Elstner via coronaberatung-studium@uv.uni-kiel.de or at 0431 880-5931. You can find further information at www.qe.uni-kiel.de/de/beratung-studium-corona (German only).

Contacts (extract):

  • Helpline of the University outpatient clinic for psychotherapy (HPK):
    +49 (0)431/22180024 (Mo: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Thu: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Contact tracing

There is no comprehensive contact tracing via the OpenOLAT tool anymore. Depending on the respective lectures, lists of participants are created in different ways.

Compensation for disadvantages

Who can submit an application?

Students

  • in particular life situations (pregnancy, bringing up children, caring for relatives)
  • with chronic illness/disability
  • who experience corona-related disadvantages (long-term restrictions, e.g. membership of risk groups, lack of technical equipment, and acute restrictions, e.g. quarantine)

have the opportunity to apply for disadvantage compensation for courses and examinations.

How does the application process work?

Please submit your request in good time (if possible well before the date of the course/exam) to the responsible authorities listed below and ask about the exact procedure:

  • In case of acute restrictions, please consult your teacher first to discuss how to proceed. If you miss course dates in courses requiring attendance, please clarify first whether the absence is excusable within the framework of the absence regulations without having to submit an application for disadvantage compensation.
  • For long-term restrictions, please contact the Examinations Office responsible for your degree programme (German only). Students of medicine and dentistry should contact the Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Medicine.

Then, please submit directly an informal application for disadvantage compensation to the responsible authority (see above), explaining your restrictions. Please enclose proof and, if possible, medical recommendations for suitable compensatory measures. This will help the chairperson of the examination board and the teachers to find a suitable measure to compensate for disadvantages.

The responsible authorities will take into account whether measures are equivalent to the expected performance and feasible for everyone involved. In some cases this might mean that it is not possible to offer an adequate compensation measure, which is equal and organisationally feasible.

The decision will usually be communicated by stu-Mail. If the decision is positive, the organisational details may have to be discussed with the teacher in the next step.

Examples of disadvantage compensation measures and verification documents

  • Technical problems such as insufficient network coverage or lack of technical equipment: If it is not possible to submit proof, please try to present the restrictions in a plausible way. If possible, you will be offered an alternative yet equivalent assignment; e.g. in the case of examinations, if possible, an attendance date at a later time.
  • Members of a risk group: Please submit a medical certificate confirming that you belong to a risk group. If possible, a separate room will be provided for tests taking place on site.
  • Quarantine: Please submit suitable proof, e.g. official notification or correspondence with an authority. If possible, you will be offered a substitute assignment without presence, virtual participation or an appointment at a later time.
  • Ban to enter and leave the country: Please submit suitable proof. If possible, you will be offered a substitute assignment without presence, a virtual participation or an appointment at a later time.
  • Pregnancy: Please submit your maternity passport or medical receipts. If possible, a separate room will be provided for you.

Please note that the examples above do not give a right to be granted the exemplary measures. If no suitable disadvantage compensation measure can be offered to you, please use the options of the following examination periods or take the module at a later date.

Compulsory attendance

As for compulsory attendance the requirements of the respective examination regulations of each subject apply; your teachers will inform you of any deviating regulations. Please also note the information on compensation for disadvantages.

Online supervision via web cam

  • courses: The compulsory attendance can be checked by name or, if available, by web camera. In contrast to examinations, students are allowed to use a virtual background.
  • examinations: If video surveillance is provided for in online examinations, students must be informed in advance and asked for their consent. A virtual background is not permitted.

Examinations

Presence exams

  • 3G check: The legally prescribed check of 3G status for access to examinations has been in force since 22.09.2021. During examinations, the 3G check is carried out at the registration stations together with the usual identity and admission check. The 3G status must be proven together with the official photo ID (ID card, passport, driving licence, etc.). Should no proof be provided, access to the examination cannot be granted and will result in expulsion from campus. Repeated violation of the regulations mentioned here will lead to further sanctions such as the issuing of a ban from the premises and thus exclusion from face-to-face courses.  
    • Digital 3G proof (QR code): In order to enable the fastest and smoothest possible control of the proofs, we urge you to have the proofs ready in digital form with QR code or the paper proof with QR code.
    • Proof of test: If you have neither proof of vaccination nor proof of recovery, proof of a negative test result must be submitted in the form of a certificate from a centre responsible for testing for the presence of a coronavirus infection (test centres). ATTENTION - new regulation: The negative test result must not be older than two days (48 hours). Evidence via a so-called self-test is not possible.
  • Examination registration on site: Please allow sufficient time for registration before the examination. As usual, you will receive detailed instructions on the on-site procedure from your institutes or examiners.
  • Mouth-to-nose coverings: Please also note that it is still compulsory to wear qualified mouth-nose covering (medical or FFP2) in the buildings. If the distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained, the mouth-nose covering can be removed in on-site examinations.

Online examinations

CAU offers different formats of online examinations during the Corona phase in order to minimise delays in the course of studies due to the pandemic-related restrictions on attendance.

According to § 4 of the Corona Statutes, the types of examinations specified in the respective examination regulations or study regulations can be replaced by other equivalent types of examinations, such as online examinations. The framework conditions for online examinations are additionally regulated in the Corona Supplementary Statute on Electronic Examinations and in the Higher Education Act.

The students are informed in advance by the respective responsible teacher about changed examination formats.

Platforms and video conferencing systems

Some of the online exams take place on the learning platform OpenOLAT or the separately installed exam server (also OpenOLAT). To enable you to familiarise yourself with the technical conditions of an online examination before you take it, the CAU's eLearning Service conducts information events with, among other things, the following content:

  • What equipment do I need for e-examinations?
  • What happens if I have technical or other problems?
  • What do e-exams look like in OpenOLAT?

Information on the dates can be found under "News & Info" in the OpenOLAT learning platform.
BigBlueButton is available as a video conferencing system for online examinations. Information page of the Computing Centre on video conferencing solutions.

Data protection for online examinations

Personal data is processed in accordance with the DSGVO. The data protection declaration for the OpenOLAT Exam Server can be found in the "Imprint" section on the Exam Server.

If students do not agree to the concept of video supervision due to data protection concerns, they can contact their teacher so that it can be checked whether an alternative examination can be found. If this is not possible, e.g. for organisational reasons, the next attendance examination date can be used.

Video supervision for online examinations

In accordance with the framework conditions for face-to-face examinations, supervision may also be provided for online examinations. If video proctoring is planned for online examinations, students will be informed of this in advance by the responsible teacher. (The points below also apply to oral online examinations via video conferencing system).

  • Supervision of online examinations can be implemented by means of a video conferencing tool hosted on the servers of the CAU Computer Centre.
  • Recording the examination or otherwise storing the image or sound data is not permitted.
  • A webcam or mobile phone camera, for example, is required for video surveillance. Depending on the supervision concept, a second camera (e.g. mobile phone camera) may also be required. Only the area relevant for proctoring purposes should be shown on the video clips, e.g. the workstation (examinee, desk surface, keyboard, etc.), in order to ensure, for example, as in a face-to-face examination with proctoring, that only the permitted aids are used and that the examination is processed independently.
  • The use of a virtual background is not permitted for "video examinations".
  • If students do not agree to the concept of video supervision due to data protection concerns, they can contact their teacher so that it can be checked whether an alternative examination can be found. If this is not possible, e.g. for organisational reasons, the next attendance examination date can be used.
  • If students have given their consent to an examination with video supervision, they can revoke this at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible teacher. Consent is usually obtained via stu-Mail or OpenOLAT. The respective teacher in charge informs the students about the procedure.

Compensation for disadvantages

If you do not have the technical requirements, you have the option of applying for disadvantage compensation. (See Compensation for disadvantages)

Authentication at the beginning of an exam

The CAU-Card is usually required for authentication at the beginning of an examination. In the event that you do not have a CAU-Card or, for example, a validation was not possible, you can also identify yourself using an identity card or a passport.

Viewing of examinations

According to § 26 PVO, students have a right to inspect their examination documents. Please inform yourself at the examination office responsible for you or the respective teacher in which form the inspection can be organised for an examination under the current pandemic conditions.

Term papers

In principle, it is possible to apply for an extension of the processing time of homeworks, theses, etc. if, for example, due to closed libraries and laboratories or a lack of childcare facilities for children under 14 years of age (see also "Schools and Kindergarten"), processing is not possible or only possible to a limited extent. An application must be submitted to the Examinations Office.

Submission of term papers and theses

The  main gate is constantly manned, so that theses and so on can be handed in on time here.

Changed examination periods

Winter semester 2021/22 (for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes)

For the examinations (Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes) of the winter semester 2021/22, three-week examination periods are again planned so that pandemic-related special features can be implemented.
The examination periods for the winter semester 2021/22 have been scheduled as follows:

  • 1st examination period: 07.02.2022 - 26.02.2022 
  • 2nd examination period: 21.03.2022 - 09.04.2022

winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021 (for Bachelor and Master programmes)

Due to the continuing pandemic conditions, the examination periods for the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021 for the Bachelor's and Master's programmes had to be rescheduled differently from the previously announced periods. There is a need for three-week examination periods. The following examination periods have been established with the participation of the various interest groups:

  • 1st examination period of the winter semester 2020/21: 15.02.2021 - 06.03.2021 (week 7 - 9)
  • 2nd examination period of the winter semester 2020/21: 29.03.2021 - 17.04.2021 (week 13 - 15)
  • 1st examination period of the summer semester 2021: 02.08.2021 - 21.08.2021 (week 31 - 33)
  • 2nd examination period of the summer semester 2021: 04.10.2021 - 23.10.2021 (week 40 - 42)

Detailed schedules with registration deadlines etc. can be found here

Different regulations apply to state examination programmes.

Free attempt regulation

Winter semester 2021/22:

According to the Higher Education Corona Ordiance/University Law Supplement Ordinance, no free attempt regulation is planned for the winter semester 2021/22. 

Summer semester 2021:

The University Board as well as the deans and deans of studies of all faculties, have decided on the basis of the Corona Higher Education Supplementary Regulation (Corona-HEVO): A free attempt will be granted for all examinations taken and not passed in the summer semester 2021. This includes, among other things, examinations on site, term papers and examinations during courses; this regulation does not apply to final theses. Thus, the regulations already applied in the winter semester will be adopted unchanged for the summer semester.

  • The free attempt regulation covers examinations which are assigned to the summer semester 2021 but which take place at a later date for organisational reasons, in particular for examinations in the 2nd examination period of the summer semester 2021.
  • For students who care for or look after children under the age of 14 and whose learning or examination situation is significantly impeded due to the closure of schools and day-care facilities, any examination taken and not passed in the summer semester 2021 is considered a free attempt.
  • The free attempt regulation refers to university examinations. Free attempts cannot be granted for examinations within the framework of the state examination, as these are not subject to the regulations of the Higher Education Act and thus also not to those of the Corona HEVO.
  • A fail by not appearing also leads to a free attempt.
  • Failed exams due to an attempt to cheat do NOT result in a free attempt.

Note for students

Please take into account that the lecturers and the examination offices have a significantly higher workload than in regular semesters due to the free attempt regulations, and due to the other challenges in organisation and teaching related with the Corona measures. In order to be considerate and avoid planning difficulties, we therefore ask you to only register for examinations for which you have prepared and which you wish to take. If you will not be taking an exam at short notice, please inform the respective examiners and the Examinations Office, especially in the case of oral exams, so that this can be taken into account when organising the exams. Please also understand that it may take longer to respond to enquiries or that complications may arise with online examinations. In the case of examinations on site, you will be informed in good time before the respective date about the hygiene rules then applicable.

Note for lecturers

As in the winter semester 2020/21, the Corona free attempt is recorded by the lecturers in the course of recording the grades by entering the note "CFP". The handout from the winter semester 2020/21 can be found at the usual place in OpenOLAT.

Information of the faculties

Faculty of Law

The winter semester 2021/2022 will probably take place as a hybrid model. You can find the latest information on the specific structure of the courses on the website of the Faculty of Law.

Lecture formats (on-site/online)

  • In some cases, there will still be online lectures. The UnivIS shows which will be held online and which in attendance. 
  • Especially for very large events, the University Board has recommended that these continue to be held as online formats.
  • If you have to follow an online lectures on the campus, please contact the respective lecturer. They can usually tell you which room is free and can be used for participation.
  • Individual workstations are also available. 

Libraries

The following on-site-services are offered:

  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-8pm
  • Individual workstations: There are 283 individual workstations and 42 internet workstations available according to the first-come-first-served principle. 
  • Self-removal of print media from the open access areas
  • The historical holdings can be used by appointment (altbestand@ub.uni-kiel.de).
  • The service desk is staffed during opening hours.
  • Vending machines: The snack and drink vending machine, the ATM charging machine, the validation machine and the money exchange machine can be used.
  • Return of print media at the service desk or via the mailbox at the central library.
  • Function rooms open (copy rooms, room for the visually impaired and blind, book scanner, checkroom area)

For the scope of current services in the subject libraries of the faculties, seminars and institutes, please refer to the websites of the respective institutions.

The following services are not offered:

  • Guided tours and trainings
  • Information Desk
  • On-site submission of dissertations – please send by post

Please address your individual concerns to: info@ub.uni-kiel.de

Contacts:

Master's degree, preliminary enrolment

Winter semester 2021/22

The deadline for proof of Bachelor's degree for students who will provisionally enrol in a Master's degree programme in the winter semester 2021/22 has been extended from 10.12.2021 to 31.03.2022.

Summer semester 2021

The deadline for proof of Bachelor's degree in the summer semester 2021 has been extended from June 10 to September 30.

Further information can be found on the pages of the Student Services (German only)

Mask requirement

In accordance with the Higher Education Corona Ordinance of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and the framework hygiene concept of the CAU, the following rules apply.

There is an obligation to wear so-called "qualified" masks on the entire campus in and in front of the buildings. Only medical masks (surgical masks) or FFP2 masks are permitted. Simple cloth mouth-nose coverings are not sufficient.

University grounds:

  • In all CAU buildings, it is compulsory to wear a qualified mouth/nose covering (medical and FFP2 mask).
  • Mouth-nose covering can only be dispensed with where both a minimum distance of 1.5 metres is maintained and an area-wide 3G control is carried out.

Lectures on site:

  • For lecturers and examinations, there is no longer a minimum distance prescribed in the corresponding regulations, so that an occupancy with a smaller distance than 1.5 metres can also be implemented. 
  • The above-mentioned regulations on 3G control and the mask requirement apply.
  • In certain event formats, exemptions are implemented in some cases.

Examinations on site:

Provided that an area-wide 3G check has been carried out, the minimum distance of 1.5 metres between those present is maintained and ventilation is provided in accordance with the specifications, the wearing of a mouth-nose covering at the site is not mandatory. 

Exemption from the mask requirement

Anyone who can credibly prove that they are unable to wear a mask for health reasons is exempt from this obligation; a medical certificate is needed to be exempted. If suitable evidence is submitted in good time, the extent to which precautions can be taken to enable participation in the event in question will be examined, taking into account infection control and local conditions and, if necessary, with the involvement of the safety engineer. Detailed information on distance and ventilation requirements as well as on the obligation to wear masks can be found in the framework hygiene concept of the CAU.

Risk groups and pregnancy

In accordance with Section 15 (1) of the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG), if you become pregnant you should report this to the relevant office (German only) and to the teacher who is responsible for the course. Particularly in the current pandemic situation, special precautions are required for face-to-face events. In order to enable compliance with such precautions, and to prevent any potential danger to pregnant women and/or unborn children as far as possible, please fulfil this reporting obligation. Even if you have already reported the pregnancy, please also contact the teacher responsible once again well in advance of the planned participation in face-to-face teaching events.

Members of risk groups and pregnant women have the opportunity to apply for compensation for disadvantages. Further information can be found under the heading compensation for disadvantages.

Schools and Kindergarten

If, due to the lack of childcare facilities for children under 14 years of age, it is not possible or only possible to a limited extent to attend a course that requires attendance, it is possible to apply for compensation for disadvantages. It is also possible to apply for an extension of the time required to complete homework, theses or similar. A copy of the birth certificate must be submitted as proof.

Standard period of study ("free semester")

§103 of the HSG also applies to the summer semester 2021

The Schleswig-Holstein scheme is as follows:

For regulations under higher education law which are linked to the duration of the Regestudies or the number of semesters, the higher education institution does not consider the summer semester 2020, the wintersemester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021 as a "Fachsemester". The higher education institutions issue students with a certificate stating that they were unable to submit performance certificates or examination papers due to the pandemic and that this delayed the completion of their studies by one semester. This does not affect the regulations on state examinations. (Source, German only)

Information of the CAU:

Winter semester 2021/22:

According to the Higher Education Act/University Law Supplement Ordinance, there is no "free semester regulation" for the winter semester 2021/22. 

Summer semester 2021:

The Corona Higher Education Law Supplement Ordinance (Corona-HEVO) stipulates that Section 103 of the Higher Education Act also applies to the summer semester 2021. For this reason, the CAU does not count the summer semester 2021 as a “Fachsemester” for regulations under higher education law that are linked to the standard period of study or the number of “Fachsemester” (e.g. invitation to compulsory study guidance).

  • The semester count will be continued on the CAU certificates (e.g. course of study certificate). The CAU provides a certificate for download for the summer semester 2021 via the CAU portal (www.uni-kiel.de/hisinone) in accordance with § 103 (2) HSG. This certifies that studies may be delayed due to the Corona pandemic. It can be attached to the study progress certificate if required.
  • The exemption regulation also applies to regulations under education funding law that are linked to the standard period of study or the number of semesters. Please contact the Office for Educational Funding (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) (www.studentenwerk.sh/de/ueber-uns/corona/bafoeg.html) or your scholarship-granting institution if you have any questions regarding the procedure, evidence to be submitted, etc.

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Stays abroad and travel returnees or people entering from abroad

ERASMUS activities

If students, teachers or other employees are in affected regions with the support of the Erasmus+ programme (all lines of funding), then any costs arising or already incurred due to changes in the travel plans of affected persons are regarded as "force majeure" and are thus fully refundable. Affected regions are those designated as such by the respective national authorities, so in Germany those on the  list of the RKI (German only)  and/or the Foreign Office (German only).

For the assessment of the situation and the planning of further steps, all travel information on the pages of the Federal Foreign Office (German only) on the coronavirus, both travel warnings and entry and quarantine regulations for travellers from Germany in numerous destination countries, must be observed and documented in detail. Furthermore, German citizens are strongly recommended to register in the electronic registration system of the Federal Foreign Office by Germans abroad "Elefand" (German only).

Other stays abroad

Stays in the risk areas are strongly discouraged. Some of the partner universities there are currently closed anyway. Further developments should be awaited regarding planned visits, for example those which should begin in the autumn. Flight bookings etc. should not be made yet. The colleagues at the  International Center  are available to help with any other questions.

DAAD informs about funding programmes | Information for scholarship holders and applicants

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides important information about programmes and for individual target groups, which is updated regularly.  Please keep yourself informed. Detailed information is also available on the webpresence of the ERASMUS+ programme (all funding lines) (German only).

Note: The links refer to FAQ's of the DAAD, which are always updated

Individual workstations for students

Kiel University currently offers students a limited number of individual workstations on campus. This offer is primarily aimed at students who are unable to switch home in time for a subsequent online course after attending classroom lectures. The individual workstations are also available to students who do not have the prerequisites for trouble-free participation in online courses at home. The basis for this is the Higher Education Corona Ordinance.

mondays to fridays from 08:00 to 18:00:

  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.005
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.006
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.007
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.008
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.009
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.010
  • Boschstraße 1,  R.EG.014

from October 4, mondays to fridays from 08:00 to 18:00:

  • Leibnizstraße 6, 1. OG., R.120
  • Leibnizstraße 6, 1. OG., R.121
  • Leibnizstraße 6, 1. OG., R.122
  • Leibnizstraße 6, 1. OG., R.123
  • Leibnizstraße 6, 1. OG., R.124

until October 22, daily 7:00a.m. to  10:00p.m.
(after Oct 22 when the rooms are free):

  • Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 3, room 3
  • Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 3, room 9

 The keys for these rooms are also given out at the main gate. Registration for these rooms also takes place there.