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Coronavirus - in focus

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The Board of Management of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf would like to inform all members of the university about current regulations and measures connected with the Corona pandemic via this website. Studying, teaching and working at the university are currently dictated by many rules stipulated by state or federal law which are, if necessary, substantiated by the Board of Management. All of these rules and regulations serve the purpose to guarantee the greatest possible protection against the Corona virus while at the same time ensuring the continuity of teaching, research and administrative work.

The icons below will lead to explanations and FAQs which offer much further information and are constantly updated.

The Board of Management asks all members of the university for a considerate handling of the situation and mutual respect.

If you have further questions that could not be clarified by this site, please contact info.corona@hs-duesseldorf.de

General information

 
This topic is currently under revision

Information for international students & international applicants

 

Will courses in winter semester 2021/22 be held on campus or again only online? 

We are working on a return to face-to-face teaching in winter semester 2021/22, so there will not only be online courses. Unfortunately, planning for this step has not yet been completed, so for the time being we can only give you the following general information:

Since the incidence rate in Düsseldorf currently exceeds 35, until further notice, you will only be granted access to on-campus courses if you can provide a 3G certificate.

Therefore, when attending a course, please make sure to bring
- a vaccination certificate confirming full immunisation (you must have received your final dose at least 14 days previously) or
- proof of recovery (the required positive PCR test result must be at least 28 days but no more than six months old) or
- a negative test result issued by an approved test centre, which is no older than 48 hours when checked.

Checks of the evidence can be speeded up if you can provide a digital certificate (in the CovPass app, the Corona-Warn-App or as a QR code in paper form).

Furthermore, please also bring official proof of identity (ID card or passport), for at least random identity checks will also be necessary. Important note: If you are unable to present a 3G certificate and/or official proof of identity, you will not be allowed to participate in courses. Please help us carry out the checks as quickly as possible, be considerate of your fellow students and the employees and keep the minimum distance in case of possible queues.

Access to the library does not require a 3G certificate.

​Your faculty will inform you about the details of its teaching activities at a later stage. ​

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Can I apply for an exchange at HSD?

Yes, HSD welcomes all exchange students who have applied by the closing date. Please note the information regarding the application procedure on the website of the International Office. The IO informs exchange students by e-mail about everything they need to be aware of with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Will the courses I take during my exchange at HSD be held online or face-to-face?

The decision on how courses are held at HSD will depend on the pandemic situation and the applicable government regulations. You can find more information on this topic in German below these FAQ.

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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What do I have to consider when coming to Germany?

Entry regulations are constantly changing. Please check the current entry requirements in good time and regularly on the websites of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. You can find more information and important links on the website of the International Office. The IO will inform you about the current entry regulations before the start of your exchange and is available to answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Do I have to self-isolate upon my arrival in Germany?

Please note that quarantine regulations change regularly. We ask you to regularly check the regulations currently in place. You can find the most important links regarding this topic on the website of the International Office. We recommend that you come to Düsseldorf early in case you are required to undergo home quarantine after your arrival.

The International Office is available to answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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How can I organise food supplies if I have to self-isolate?

The International Office has prepared a guide to organising food during quarantine. You can find it on the IO’s website. Please let the International Office know as soon as possible if you are required to undergo home quarantine.

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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What should I do if I suspect I might have contracted COVID-19?

Please stay at home and avoid contact with others. Call the Corona Hotline of the City of Düsseldorf (T: +49 211 89 96090) and inform the International Office at HSD. Please stay calm – we are here to help you. If your symptoms get worse, please call the emergency medical service (T: 116 117) or, in case of an acute emergency, the emergency number (T: 112).

Get in touch: incoming@hs-duesseldorf.de

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What do I have to consider when coming to Germany?

Entry regulations are constantly changing. Please check the current entry requirements in good time and regularly on the websites of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Feel free to contact the International Office if you have any questions.

Get in touch: internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Is there any financial support available for international students?

There is currently no emergency fund. Irrespective of the pandemic, the International Office awards the following scholarships: For refugees: Beginning of Studies Grant and Studies Grant. Get in touch: refugee@hs-duesseldorf.de. For international students in the final phase of their studies: Completion of Studies Grant.

Get in touch: internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de

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I have enrolled at HSD but cannot enter Germany yet. Do I still have to prove that I have a German health insurance policy?

Currently (initially for winter semester 2020/2021), international students can enrol without proof of health insurance if entry to Germany is not possible due to the pandemic and they initially pursue their studies exclusively online from their country of origin. The requirement to carry health insurance then comes into effect retroactively from the beginning of the semester upon arrival in Germany. In individual cases, the statutory health insurance provider may waive the overdue contributions.

Get in touch: internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de

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I will soon have been abroad for more than six months. What happens to my residence permit?

Your residence permit for Germany loses its validity if you stay abroad for more than six months at a time. Due to the worldwide travel restrictions, there is one exception: If you are abroad and have no way to return to Germany within six months, you can apply for an extension of the deadline. This application must be submitted to the responsible foreigners’ registration office before the deadline and can be made informally, e.g. by e-mail.

Get in touch: internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Is the International Office still offering preparatory courses?

Yes, the courses are currently taking place in digital format. The next application phase is due to start at the beginning of October 2021.

Get in touch: refugee@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Where can I find information on the application procedure for international applicants in times of the coronavirus crisis?

We have put together important information and changes due to the pandemic for you on our FAQ page.

Get in touch: degreeseeking@hs-duesseldorf.de

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Further questions?

In case of any further questions, please feel free to contact us by mail: info.corona@hs-duesseldorf.de

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