Coronavirus: Information for international exchange students

[International House]

In view of the current corona situation in Germany, the state government has decided that the summer semester 2020 will be an online semester without attendance courses.

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.


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 summer semester 2020 and 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 current 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.


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)