Coronavirus: Information for international exchange students

[International House]

Given the current corona situation in Germany, the winter semester 2020/21 at TU Braunschweig will take place as an online semester. All university buildings are currently closed to the public, but the Mobility Office can be reached by telephone, e-mail and video consultation. Please contact us if you have any questions or need information.

 exchange(at)tu-braunschweig.de

Information for exchange students who plan to come to the TU Braunschweig for the winter semester 2020/21

The TU Braunschweig implements the recommendations of the Landeshochschulkonferenz for studying in the winter semester 2020/21.

Recommendation of the Landeshochschulkonferenz (German)

Teaching for the winter semester will start on October 19, 2020 and, as in the sommer semester, there will be a mixture of online and classroom teaching. Lectures will continue to be held digitally. Other theoretical courses such as seminars, exercises and tutorials will also continue to be offered digitally for the time being. Please remember to bring a laptop with internet access to follow the online courses. This should also have a camera and a microphone.

If the infection rates in Braunschweig are permanently low, smaller courses characterised by interaction and discourse could be offered again as classroom courses at a later date. Students will be informed of any change in the form of the event with sufficient notice. It is necessary to wear mouth and nose protection when attending classroom events and when staying in the library. Please bring protective masks with you.

More detailed information about the winter semester can be found here:

General information for the winter semester 2020/21


You will find additional information on enrolling as an exchange student in the winter semester 2020/21 in your admission letter.
Please note that possible visa or travel restrictions related to the Corona Pandemic may make it difficult for you to take up your studies at the TU Braunschweig.


 

Entry and Quarantine Regulations

Due to the global corona pandemic, special entry and quarantine regulations currently apply in Germany. These depend on the current infection situation and can therefore change quickly. Please check the regulations applicable to your home country or your current place of residence regularly!

Current information on entry from the Federal Foreign Office

The current infection situation at your previous location is decisive for the definition of quarantine: a list of risk areas is provided by the Robert Koch Institute:

List of risk areas (German)

Please note that this list can change daily. Check immediately before you start your trip to Germany whether you have been in a country listed as a risk area within the last 14 days. If that is the case, you are obliged to enter quarantine!

 

Quarantine and Corona - Test

Anyone entering Germany from a risk area must go directly to their accommodation in Braunschweig and report immediately to the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt) upon arrival to point out the quarantine obligation. This can be done by telephone or email:

0531 470 - 7022 / -7222 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 16:00)
gesundheitsamt(at)braunschweig.de

The duration of the quarantine is usually 14 days. During this time you are not allowed to leave your accommodation nor have visitors. Please contact the public health department directly for further information.

If the quarantine is to be avoided, a negative molecular biological test for Covid-19 must be submitted to the local health office (Gesundheitsamt) in German or English. The test may be carried out in the country of origin a maximum of 48 hours before entering Germany, provided that the country is on the following list:

 List of the Robert-Koch-Institut (German)

If no test can be carried out before entering Germany, it is also possible to be tested in Germany at your own expense. Please note that in this case you are obliged to remain in quarantine until the test result is available, and that your quarantine is only lifted if the result is negative. At Frankfurt Airport a Covid-19 rapid test can be carried out, the result of which will be available within a few hours.

Arrival

Please note that it is not only obligatory to wear mouth and nose covers at airports and railway stations, but also when travelling by train or public transport in Braunschweig. In addition, please always keep a distance of at least 1.50 meters to fellow humans.

 

Information for Exchange Students in Braunschweig

If you believe that you may have been infected with Corona

In any case, please stay at home and contact your doctor or the emergency service of the statutory health insurance by phone on 116117, where you will be informed about how to proceed and what further steps will be taken to find out whether you are actually infected.

Under no circumstances should you go directly to a doctor's practice or hospital. You could spread the virus further and risk endangering other people who may be weakened by previous illnesses.

Most corona infections are not serious and can be cured at home. Hospitals are only for the most severe cases. The doctor who is in charge of you will decide on admission to a hospital.

Doctors with good English and other foreign language skills can be found here:

Medical Directory of the State of Lower Saxony

the database is only available in German language You can find an English manual for use here:

Englisch Manual for the Medical Directory

 

Support for questions and problems, emergency telephone

For all problems and questions about the current situation, Mrs. Kaiser is available to you by e-mail at any time: a-k.kaiser(at)tu-braunschweig.de