FAQ on studying and teaching at the h_da during Covid-19
In the following we have compiled frequently asked questions and the currently valid answers regarding studies and teaching in a FAQ collection. We continually update the information provided on the h_da website and the FAQ - also on the basis of incoming enquiries. In order to avoid misunderstandings, we indicate the date of publication at the end of each answer of the FAQ. Please also actively inform yourself about the channels available to you, especially the websites of the departments.
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Last update of the FAQ: 05.01.2023
Access on Campus, Rules of conduct for controlling the pandemic, Teaching during the pandemic;
Access on Campus
- Please stay at home if you show signs of illness!
- Please note the legal regulations regarding the obligation to wear a mask five days after the first positive test and the recommendation of the state government of Hesse regarding isolation (for infected persons with symptoms), which apply quite generally and thus also within Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.
- After a Corona infection, we recommend performing a rapid or self-test to be sure.
Testing is no longer mandatory. However, testing is still recommended in the following situations:
- After a Corona infection. We recommend rapid or self-testing to be safe.
- University members who have had contact with an increased risk of infection or live in a household with infected persons are asked to be tested (rapid or self-test) on a daily basis.
The Covid-19-test-center for rapid tests in C20 is weekdays always open from 9.00 am. It will close permanently on January 31, 2023.
Since winterterm 2021/2022, there is again an obligation to take the examinations according to the rules of the ABPO.
Since summer term 2022 compulsory registration of repeat examinations has been resumed. Students whose number of compulsory registrations exceeds 5 can, on application, deselect surplus examinations within a set period of time, except third attempts. The deselected examinations are postponed to the following semester.
Oral examinations can be conducted in presence or also as a video conference.
Oral supplementary examinations (MEP) are conducted in attendance, observing the attendance, spacing and hygiene rules.
In principle, all persons have access to the examinations.The Presidium may lay down special rules.
Supplementary information can be found in § 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the special statutes of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences for dealing with the challenges posed by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 epidemic during examinations (available on the right-hand column of this page)
See also Theses and Colloquia,
There are no longer any special rules for exam withdrawal. Withdrawal is only possible in accordance with § 16 (2) ABPO. Please also observe the BBPO that applies to you.
Deregistration from the examination is only possible in accordance with § 14 (4) ABPO. The BBPO valid for you may contain different regulations.
A positive Corona test means an illness which can be proven by a medical certificate. A PCR test is also sufficient. Please note that in some departments/programmes a withdrawal form must be completed and submitted together with the certificate. Otherwise, there is no formal withdrawal.
If you have further questions, please contact the examination secretariat or the Head of the examination board of your faculty.
There are no special rules for the extension of proceeding deadines any longer. Please note § 22 (7) of the ABPO.
The Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts has set a one-semester increase in the standard period of study for students enrolled in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21, the summer semester 2021, and the winter semester 2021/22 who are on leave of absence. This change is noted on the study progress certificate, which students can download from my.h-da - My University Portal. For admission purposes (e.g. for applying for a Master's degree), the standard period of study stipulated in the BBPO ("Besondere Bestimmungen der Prüfungsordnung") is decisive. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Due to the coronavirus, internships may be subject to home office, short-time work, closure or similar. It is also possible that you, as a trainee, want to or have to interrupt the practical semester for health reasons or change the internship - e.g. because you yourself belong to a risk group or because there is a demonstrably infected person in the immediate working environment. If one of these cases occurs, please report immediately to the person responsible for the practical phase in the department.
Before discontinuing your internship semester, please check other solutions - e.g. home office or postponing the internship period - with your internship office and the person responsible in your department. If it is necessary to discontinue the internship, please contact the internship office to certify the parts of the internship completed until then as well as the reason for discontinuing it. The examination board decides on the recognition of parts of the practical semester already completed and its continuation. If you have any questions about your practical semester, please contact the practical officer in your department.
For further information, please also refer to the special statutes of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt for the management of the challenges posed by the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 epidemic during exams, available on the right column of this page.
Everyone can contribute to reducing the risk of infection. In order to reduce the risk of corona virus infection on campus, the following rules apply at h_da:
- Please stay at home if you show signs of illness!
- We recommend the use of a mask, if a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. Wearing an FFP2 mask is particularly reasonable because only this mask enables real self-protection.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 meters to other persons.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly!
- Maintain the coughing and sneezing etiquette!
You can find all current and binding virus protection instructions and the hygiene concept of the h_da in our intranet.
In the case of Corona-related interruptions or Corona-related discontinuation, the departmental coordinators.will check whether achievements of the study abroad can be recognised in full or in part in accordance with the BBPO. The students will be informed in an appropriate manner.
Teaching during the pandemic
The campus is open for students. Teaching is conducted in presence. Of course, this does not exclude digital elements.
We recommend wearing a mask, if a distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained. Wearing an FFP2 mask is particularly reasonable because only this mask provides genuine self-protection.
Please stay at home if you show signs of illness!
Special regulations for the submission of the thesis and for the execution of the colloquium are regulated in §11 of the special statutes of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences for coping with the challenges in examinations posed by the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. See download on the right.
Motivation problems, overload, study doubts?
Despite returning to face-to-face teaching, the challenges of the pandemic semesters can have an impact on your further studies. The Student Service Center can help you find ways to overcome these challenges so that you can get your studies back on track!
valid from 01.10.2022
Here you can find the special statue German version of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences for the management of the challenges in examinations posed by the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 epidemic valid from 01.10.2022.
Link to General Provisions for Examination Regulations (ABPO) of Hochschule Darmstadt (German Version).