Students and Lecturers

Corona Lehrampel orange
Photo credit: SPK/TU Braunschweig
The traffic light for classroom teaching is orange. Next review by the crisis management: 18.06.2021.
Corona Prüfungsampel rot
Photo credit: SPK/TU Braunschweig
The traffic light for classroom exams is red. Next review by the crisis management: 18.06.2021. Earliest possible colour change: 12.07.2021.

News: Changeover of the traffic light for classroom teaching to yellow on 21.06.2021, changeover of traffic light for classroom exams to orange on 12.07.2021

Due to the currently stable low 7-day incidence in Braunschweig, the presidium has decided on the recommendation of the crisis management to make the following adjustments to the Corona regulations:

The colour of the traffic light for classroom teaching will be yellow from Monday, 21.06.2021. This means that in addition to the practical courses, certain theoretical courses can also be taught in attendance from this day on, subject to approval by the deans of studies. This change of colour is intended to make special teaching formats (final events, exam preparations or exam inspections) possible and does not mean that established teaching formats can be changed to a large extent during the semester. This is not easily possible due to the spacing regulations that continue to apply.

The traffic light for classroom exams will be changed to orange from 12.07.2021. This means that from this day on, certain examinations approved by the deans of studies can take place in attendance.

The current approvals are subject to the condition that the 7-day incidence of 35/100,000 inhabitants is not permanently exceeded. The approval will continue to be reviewed regularly. If the 7-day incidence of 35/100,000 inhabitants is exceeded for three days in a row, the warning light is automatically switched to orange (analogous to an escalating development in the Corona Stage Plan 2.0 of Lower Saxony).

The rapid and self-testing of students when attending attendance events can be discontinued on 21.06.2021 due to the permanent undercutting of the 7-day incidence of 35/100,000 inhabitants* (the distributed stocks can be used up). According to the current Corona Stage Plan 2.0 of the state of Lower Saxony (as of 14.06.2021), compulsory testing in the non-school education sector is only envisaged if the incidence of infection is high, i.e. from a 7-day incidence of >35/100,000 inhabitants. The TU Braunschweig adopts this regulation in its testing strategy for students.

For outdoor excursions, the mask requirement is waived if the distance regulations are observed.

Classroom teaching in the summer semester 2021

The release of classroom teaching at the TU Braunschweig takes into account the infection situation at the university and in the city of Braunschweig. All classroom teaching will continue to be carried out in compliance with the current hygiene and protection measures.

The Corona traffic light for classroom teaching was on red at the beginning of the summer semester 2021 (since 30.01.2021) and were changed to orange on 17.05.2021. I.e. since this date, practical courses with corresponding hygiene rules and with implementation of the test strategy have been taking place. As of 21.06.2021, the traffic light for classroom teaching has been changed to yellow (i.e. as of this date, theoretical courses in presence are also possible). This colour change is intended to make special teaching formats possible. A general change from the established forms of teaching during the semester to face-to-face teaching is not planned and is also organisationally not possible due to the distance rules. Coordination between lecturers and students should take place in the run-up to attendance dates.

General information

The "Corona traffic lights" for teaching and examinations in presence

The Corona traffic light for teaching is yellow as of 21 June. The Corona traffic light for examinations are currently red and will be changed to orange on 12 July.

The Presidential Board, the lecturers, the administration and the central facilities of the TU Braunschweig are working hard to ensure that face-to-face courses can be held to the greatest possible extent. At the same time, infection control for students, employees and the people in the region has the highest priority. Whether and to what extent attendance events are possible at the appropriate time is decided by the Presidential Board after receiving the opinion of the crisis team and in accordance with the specifications of the responsible authorities.

In addition to the Corona traffic light for classroom teaching, attendance courses at the TU Braunschweig are controlled with a second traffic light for classroom exams. By controlling teaching and examinations separately, attendance events can be better adapted to the respective pandemic situation.

The traffic light for classroom teaching, indicates whether theoretical and practical courses (yellow traffic light for classroom teaching,), exclusively practical courses (orange traffic light for classroom teaching,) or no courses at all (red traffic light for classroom teaching,) can take place in attendance.

The traffic light for classroom exams indicates whether presence examinations are the rule (yellow traffic light for classroom exams), the exception (orange traffic light for classroom exams) or not possible (red traffic light for classroom exams).

The crisis management regularly assesses the current situation and decides on the colour of the traffic light based on certain criteria. The decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Infection incidence in the city area of Braunschweig: The grading is based on the Corona grading plan 2.0 of the state of Lower Saxony. Important cornerstones are an upper threshold value of the 7-day incidence of 165/100,000, above which attendance teaching is discontinued, and an incidence of 35/100,000 as the lower threshold value, above which compulsory testing is suspended.
  • Infection incidence at TU Braunschweig: In the presence of massive infection clusters, attendance teaching would be discontinued regardless of the 7-day incidence in the urban area.

The traffic light colour also depends on whether the framework conditions for holding courses and examinations under hygiene and protection measures (including room size, ventilation and testing possibilities) are given in each case and how well certain forms of events can be digitally substituted. For this reason, the teaching and examination traffic lights can also take on different colours.

Students and lecturers will be informed by e-mail as soon as the traffic lights change colour. Therefore, please check your e-mails regularly.

Please observe the framework hygiene plan and the infection control measures that the Presidential Board has decided on based on the recommendations of the crisis team. The framework hygiene plan and the infection protection measures follow the specifications of the federal government and the state of Lower Saxony as well as the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 35/100,000 inhabitants for three days in a row, the yellow warning light automatically switches back to orange. Above this threshold, there is an obligation for participants in face-to-face teaching to carry out SARS-CoV-2 self-tests. The obligation to test and the threshold value above which testing takes place are based on the provisions of the extracurricular education sector in the Lower Saxony step-by-step plan. The procedure is described in the testing strategy. The necessary antigen self-tests are provided by the TU Braunschweig. Before the first event, a rapid antigen test must be carried out as part of the citizen testing (e.g. in test centres, doctors' surgeries, pharmacies, etc.), as the self-tests are only distributed in the first event for the subsequent events. 

Testing strategy for students in practical courses

A positive student test result (whether PCR, rapid or self-test) must be reported immediately to corona_meldung(at)tu-braunschweig.de. With this information we can coordinate protective measures for the other participants in their course. The affected person should also isolate him/herself as best as possible and arrange for a confirmatory PCR test (in case of a positive rapid or self-test). 

Behavior in case of a positive corona test result or a confirmed coronavirus infection

If you are infected with the coronavirus or have a positive corona test result, please please contact department 16 immediately using the e-mail address corona_meldung(at)tu-braunschweig.de. From there the further necessary steps will be coordinated centrally.

Please answer the following questions in the message:

  • When and where did you get infected?
  • Have you been to the TU-Braunschweig in the past 14 days (date and occasion, e.g. participation in an internship, an examination, an attendance course, other visits to TU facilities)?
  • With which persons from the TU environment did you have contact?
  • Have you already been in contact with the public health department and, if applicable, received an official order for home isolation (duration)? 

Presence in university facilities

Admission for students and prospective students only after prior appointment with the responsible office!

The buildings of TU Braunschweig are closed to the public until further notice. Expressly excluded are persons who require access in the course of their official duties.

In addition, some of the TU Braunschweig employees are located in the home office. We therefore kindly ask you to address any kind of questions or concerns by e-mail or telephone to the respective person. The stay must be arranged in advance with the respective institution. Uniform instructions have already been posted in the entrance areas of the facilities.

Unfortunately, this also applies to the study rooms at the university. We must ask you to study at home and, if necessary, to access the digital resources of the TU via VPN.

Access to the validation printers is possible to students.

Admission, discontinuation, leave of absence

The Admissions Office continues to process inquiries and applications even during the massively restricted operation and remains available by telephone, fax, e-mail and post. An unrestricted maintenance of the services is unfortunately not possible under the current threat of the coronavirus. However, we will try to keep the inconvenience for all students as low as possible. You can find more detailed information on the submission of documents, adherence to deadlines, de-registration, withdrawal of leave of absence etc. when you turn to the German version of this page.

Excursions

Day excursions are possible up to traffic light color orange. 

Prerequisites for the execution of obligatory, non-digitally substitutablefield excursions, site inspections and outdoor exercises (e.g. surveying exercises, freehand drawing) without application during the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Each excursion/visit etc. must be approved in writing by the course management.
  • A medical mask (surgical mask, FFP2 mask or better) must be worn for the entire duration of the excursion. Participants must provide their own masks. Outdoors, the obligation to wear masks is waived as long as the minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained. If the minimum distance is not maintained (e.g. when working together on an instrument or a workpiece), masks are also compulsory outdoors. Indoors, masks are compulsory at all times.
  • A minimum distance of 1.50 m must be maintained during the entire excursion.
  • Participants and employees shall travel separately to and from the site. When travelling by car, a maximum of 2 persons may travel together in one car. The maximum possible distance in the vehicle must be observed. Medical masks must be worn during the journey.
  • The institute will draw up a list of participants and employees with their name, address, matriculation number and mobile phone number; the data will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed.
  • The signature of the participants on the list of participants is obligatory.
  • The number of participants is to be limited to a maximum of 151 persons.
  • The institute has to provide sufficient support staff (at least 2 persons).
  • Necessary personal protective equipment (here: safety helmets), if they are not the personal property of the participants, must be wiped off inside and outside before each change of persons.

If these requirements are met, it is not necessary to formulate an application to the crisis management team. The implementation can be carried out on the participants' own responsibility.
1 Group size according to LVVO

Studies and internship abroad

If you are not yet abroad, we advise you not to take up international mobility at this stage. Please note the information provided by the respective host university and the Federal Foreign Office. We also recommend that you plan your stay abroad in such a way that flights, accommodations and the like can be cancelled if necessary. The Federal Foreign Office has issued a worldwide travel warning in the course of the spread of the coronavirus.

If you are abroad, please assess carefully whether you wish to continue your stay abroad or terminate it prematurely. When making your decision, you should take into account the restrictions on travel options, current infection rates, the strain on local health systems and the general security situation in your host country.

Please check the websites and social media of the Federal Foreign Office regularly for current travel and security warnings. Please also register with the Federal Foreign Office's crisis prevention list. By registering, you will enable the local missions abroad to contact you directly.

If you are concerned of incurring high costs if you terminate your stay abroad prematurely, please contact the staff of the Mobility Office. In some programmes, such as Erasmus+, there are "force majeure" schemes that allow for the reimbursement of these costs.

More information can be found on the International House website: www.tu-braunschweig.de/auslandsstudium

Literature for research, teaching and study

The University Library is still open to all user groups with restrictions. In order to continue to provide you with the literature you need, the University Library has compiled a lot of information on its website. This includes special offers for research and teaching. If you have any questions, please contact the University Library at any time.

Opening of learning places: The University Library offers a defined number of learning places for TU students and staff in compliance with the prescribed hygiene measures. For details please refer to our FAQ.

Website of the University Library

Foreign language courses and workshops at the Language Centre

All foreign language courses and workshops at the Language Centre will take place as online courses in the summer semester 2021, possible exceptions will be announced in time. The Language Centre staff can be contacted via e-mail. All contact details can be found on the International House website: www.tu-braunschweig.de/fremdsprachen

Offers of help

The WeCare platform is the contact point for institutions and companies that request our support. At the same time, it promotes the many decentralized offers of help and project ideas from the university. It brings together requests and offers, clarifies and secures the legal and organizational framework and networks partners with each other. In doing so, we coordinate with other helping institutions and initiatives in the city and region. Offers of help and requests for help can be submitted immediately at wecare(at)tu-braunschweig.de.

The sandbox platform is now also available for ideas and projects to help on campus and in our region. Use the platform for your initiatives and to see where you can participate.

BAföG

Students who are dependent on benefits under the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG) should not suffer any financial disadvantages due to the current situation caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Further information can be found under the following link: www.bafög.de/keine-nachteile-beim-bafoeg-wegen-corona-756.php.

In addition, you can contact the Studentenwerk Ostniedersachsen if you have any questions regarding BAfoeG. The Studentenwerk Ostniedersachsen has set up a news ticker which provides you with the most important information: www.stw-on.de/corona.

Responsibility for oneself and for society

The Presidency urgently requests that you act in accordance with the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institut and the official institutions, that you deal with the current situation in a spirit of solidarity and responsibility, and to observe the contact restriction. Please reduce your contacts outside the members of your own household to an absolutely necessary minimum.

Study mode as a hybrid semester

Currently, hybrid semesters are taking place at the TU Braunschweig until further notice.

All face-to-face teaching at TU Braunschweig is subject to the condition that the incidence of infection allows face-to-face teaching. As a rule, lectures are held digitally. There are two categories of courses in face-to-face teaching:

  •  theoretical courses (seminars, exercises, tutorials, etc.) and
  •  practical (laboratory) courses.

The Corona traffic light for face-to-face teaching shows which types of courses are possible. The Corona traffic light, you can find here.  

There are two special features of face-to-face teaching:

  • For organisational reasons, the previous changeover time of 15 minutes for presence events was retained to facilitate lecture hall planning. Since there is an obligation and necessity to ventilate the rooms for at least 15 minutes before an event, suitable measures must be taken to ensure the length of this ventilation interval. In the case of two directly consecutive face-to-face teaching events, this could be, for example, shortening the preceding event by 10 to 15 minutes. The lecturers will make arrangements for this and inform you.
  • In the course of the pandemic, it has become apparent that transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via contaminated surfaces in the immediate vicinity of an infectious person cannot be ruled out, but it does not represent the main route of danger. To avoid disease transmission, it is much more important to observe distance rules and to ventilate the event rooms appropriately. For this reason, students are given the opportunity to clean the space before the course. For this purpose, cleaning cloths and hand disinfectants will be available in the centrally administered rooms. This is not always the case in the decentralised rooms. However, here too, students are given the opportunity to clean the space, but would possibly have to bring the cleaning cloths themselves. 

The exclusion of infected or possibly infected persons from a classroom teaching event contributes to the health protection of students and lecturers. The documentation of attendance is also very important for tracing possible chains of infection. To ensure both, students must sign the attached self-declaration before each face-to-face class. 

Declaration of absence of the suspicion of a SARS-CoV-2 infection when participating in a TU Braunschweig face-to-face event

Instructions for Face-to-face Teaching and Exams during the  Coronavirus Pandemic for Students, Lecturers and Invigilators

The Corona traffic light for face-to-face teaching shows which event forms are possible.

In addition, a differentiation is made between practical courses and examinations. The Corona traffic light for examinations in attendance shows the extent to which examinations may take place in attendance. You can find out what colour it is here.

If the traffic lights change colour, students and lecturers will be informed.

Exceptions for practical courses

The earliest time when practical courses can take place again is shown by the Corona traffic light for classroom teaching. Practical courses that take place at the end of the degree programme and are the last course work before registering for a thesis or a state examination are exempt from this regulation. These can also take place in presence with a red traffic light for classroom teaching after appropriate approval.

Start of Lectures

You can find the semester times here.

Teaching

In the following semesters, there will be a mixture of online and classroom teaching at TU Braunschweig. Here you can see which types of courses are currently possible. 

First semester students

If the infection situation permits, special attendance events for students in their first semester can be offered under security conditions. These are intended to familiarize first-semester students with the regular operations of a university and also to promote networking among students. Special first semester events are possible as long as the Corona traffic light is on yellow.

Exams

When and to what extent exams in presence will be possible again can be seen via the Corona traffic light for classroom exams. You can see the current status here.

The traffic light for classroom exams is switched on one month in advance in order to ensure a certain degree of planning security with regard to the type of examination (face-to-face/online).

If the traffic light for classroom exams is yellow, examinations can take place in attendance under the known hygiene and protection measures. If the traffic light for classroom exams is orange, only selected examinations can be held in attendance with the approval of the deans of studies. If the traffic light for classroom exams is red, examinations can only be held in attendance with the exceptional approval of the Crisis Management and the Presidential Board (see below).

A limited free attempt regulation has also been decided for the examination period in the summer semester 2021. Information on the current exemption regulation can be found (in German) here.

Examinations in the form of handing in documents prepared in the home office (homework, minutes) may continue to take place. The submission of the corresponding examination documents is done digitally. Please contact your examiners and examination offices about the form.

Exceptions for examinations in attendance when the traffic light for classroom exams is red

Oral supplementary examinations can also be held in presence when the traffic light for classroom exams are red. In this case, a large room (20 m2/person) and particularly good ventilation must be ensured. Video conferences can also take place if both parties agree. In the case of the supplementary examination, special weight should be given to the students' wishes regarding the form of examination. It should be taken into account that in the case of an attendance examination, no application for a limited free attempt can be made

If the traffic light for classroom exams is red, exceptions can be applied for a few presence examinations which cannot be substituted, as well as examinations in study programmes which are not regulated by the examination regulations of the TU Braunschweig but by special laws and do not provide for online examinations (e.g. state examinations). Requests for exceptions must be submitted by the responsible teacher to the crisis management after approval by the Dean of Studies. The crisis management evaluates the application and submits it to the Presidential Board for a decision.

During examinations in attendance, the known hygiene regulations and infection protection measures must be observed. Please continue to check your faculty's website regularly. The most important information regarding the implementation of examinations is communicated there. The study programme coordinators are also available by e-mail and telephone for questions.

 

Digital transformation of exams

First of all, a remark on the definition of exams: Exams are differentiated between types of exams (written exams [German: Klausuren], take home exams [German: Hausarbeit], oral exams [German: mündliche Prüfung]) and forms of exams (classroom exams or online exams). According to the Corona Statutes of the TU Braunschweig, only written exams, take home exams and oral exams can be conducted as online exams. By definition, written exams take place under supervision (cf. APO §9(3)). Since there is currently no legal basis in Lower Saxony for remote supervision, the type of exam previously announced as a written exam (i.e. Klausur) must be changed in the case of digital transformation, if only for formal reasons. For all group sizes (cohorts), the new type can be a take home exam (i.e. Hausarbeit), which is written independently (i.e. without help from others) and without supervision (cf. APO §9(5)). In many cases, the take home exam (i.e. Hausarbeit) can be like a written exam, e.g. if a so-called open-book exam is conducted or an online exam tool such as EvaExam or IntegralLearning is used. For exams with small cohorts, the changed exam type can also be an oral exam (i.e. mündliche Prüfung).

 

Digital exams

Change of the type of examination

Students must be notified in advance of any change in the form and type of examination. On the legal basis of a presidium decision, the deadline for announcing the change of examination form and type has been shortened: the notification of the change must be made as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days before the examination date (according to the presidium decision of 22.01.2021).


Limited free exam attempt

Since no face-to-face examinations are currently planned for the summer semester 2021, a limited free attempt regulation for the examination period of the summer semester 2021 will be granted for online examinations after a resolution has been passed by the Senate on 21 April 2021.
The present regulation is essentially identical in content to the previous version for the winter semester 2020/21.  The differences are that 

  • now only one examination attempt can be applied for as not assessed. 
  • the regulation cannot be used for examinations for which this regulation was already applied in the previous semester. 

Please pay attention to the formal requirements (form and application deadline) when submitting your application.
 
You can access the university's public announcement "Gewährung einer limitierten Freiversuchsregelung im Sommersemester 2021 für Online-Prüfungen an der Technischen Universität Braunschweig" (in German) here.


Note on declaration of independence after the end of the exams

For all written digital exams, students must submit declarations of independence. For organizational and technical reasons, the following procedure is intended for all examinations, regardless of the exact examination procedure (Take-Home-Exam, EvaExam, Integral Learning):

The declaration of independence is sent to the students together with the information on the exam procedure (as a separate file). Students hand-sign the declaration immediately after the exam and send it to the examiners immediately afterwards. For submission, examiners can choose one of the following ways: Upload to folder in Stud.IP or Powerfolder (for take-home exams along with exam results), submit by email, submit by mail.

If the declaration of self-sufficiency is not submitted, the exam will be considered failed.

What to do if the declaration of self-sufficiency cannot be printed?
In this case, students please handwrite the following information, sign this handwritten, by hand, and upload the document.

Text and information for the handwritten declaration

Declaration

Name and matriculation number: ...

Name of the examination: ...

Date of the examination: ...

Time of the examination: ...

I have taken this examination on my own, without help from others and without unauthorized aids. I am aware of the consequences associated with this declaration.

Date (date of examination): ...

Time (after the examination): ...

Handwritten, personal signature


Regulation in case of technical difficulties

Exam eligibility for online exams also includes technical exam eligibility! By downloading the exam questionnaire for online exams, students confirm their ability to take the exam. For oral exams, confirmation of this question is a prerequisite for the start of the exam. Students are strongly advised to check before the exam whether the available communication infrastructure and communication devices are suitable for the exam. If not, assistance may be requested (see above). If technical or other difficulties occur during the exam so that the exam cannot be continued (e.g. uploading does not work), the students are responsible for informing the examiners immediately (e.g. in parallel video conference or by telephone) and documenting the technical malfunction appropriately (e.g. by a screenshot or photo with date and time display). Instructors will post a communication channel for technical malfunctions. It is important that students respond immediately. Otherwise, there is no right for the exam attempt to be continued or repeated. Late reporting of technical problems is not sufficient. In the case of a technical malfunction, students will not suffer any disadvantage (e.g. by an appropriate writing extension), except for attempted cheating. In the case of EvaExam, for example, in the event of a brief technical malfunction, it is possible in individual cases to send students a new TAN and to allow them to continue with the exam with individual remaining exam time (with control of the submission time).


Compensation for disadvantages

If students lack suitable communication devices (i.e. technical equipment) for taking an online exam or if other domestic circumstances (childcare/unsuitable living environment) make it impossible for them to take an online exam appropriately, the university will make communication devices or exam rooms accessible upon request.

  • Students are requested to contact the instructor no later than 7 days prior to the exam to make arrangements. In unclear cases or for arbitration, the examination board should be contacted.
  • In the subject, if necessary, pool rooms for computer use or seminar rooms for quiet seating can be opened for the exam period under the applicable hygiene regulations.


Online oral exams

Students are required to activate the camera and microphone function of the communication device used for the examination (video conferencing). Online oral examination without image information (e.g. by telephone) is not allowed.


Regulation in case of technical difficulties

If the image or sound transmission is temporarily disrupted during an oral online examination, the examination will be continued after the disruption has been rectified. If the technical malfunction persists so that the oral examination cannot be continued in an orderly manner, the examination will be discontinued and repeated at a later date. The examination attempt shall be deemed not to have been taken. This does not apply if the students can prove that they are responsible for the malfunction. Students are required to document technical faults (e.g. screenshots) or to report them by telephone during the examinations.

In the event of a technical connection failure, a telephone connection to the student must be established immediately until the video connection can be re-established. The time until the video connection is re-established is not to be counted as examination time.
 

Exceptions for oral exams in presence

Oral supplementary examinations can also take place in presence. If both parties agree, video conferences can also take place. In the case of supplementary examinations, special weight should be given to the students' wishes regarding the form of examination.


Exceptions for presence exams

When and to what extent attendance examinations may take place again is regulated by the Corona traffic light for classroom exams. You can see the current traffic light colour here

Excluded from this regulation are a few presence examinations that cannot be substituted, as well as examinations in study programs that are not regulated by the examination regulations of the TU Braunschweig, but by special laws and do not provide for online examinations (e.g. state examinations). Requests for exceptions must be submitted by the responsible lecturer to the crisis management team after approval by the dean of studies. The crisis tmanagement team evaluates the request and submits it to the presidency for a decision.

For examinations in presence, the known hygiene regulations and infection protection measures must be observed. Please continue to check the websites of your faculty regularly. There you will find the most important information about the implementation of exams. The coordinators of the study programme are also available by e-mail and, if necessary, by telephone to answer any questions.

If you have general questions about the examinations, please contact the course coordinators in the subjects or sagsuns(at)tu-braunschweig.de for general questions.

 

Information on Conducting Online Exams during the Coronavirus Pandemic for Students

Declaration of academic integrity (in German)

Exam review

Exams reviews  can be held in presence with the permission of the dean of studies if the traffic light for classroom teaching is yellow. The usual hygiene and safety measures for courses apply.

In the case of an orange or red traffic light for classroom teaching, exams reviews are to be conducted by video conference. According to the APO (§ 21), students have one year to submit a request for an exams review. With these traffic light colours, the exam inspections should currently be limited to examinees who have not passed and may wish to take a make-up exam. It is recommended that the individual exam be reviewed as a scan in a video conference (share screen). If lecturers find it helpful, they can also email the scanned exam to the examinee in advance.

Term Papers

The conditions and deadlines for term papers are so specific to each institute throughout the university due to the different subject cultures that you should clarify this with your examiners in direct contact. The faculties are required to provide obliging solutions to problems. Please also have a look at the websites of the faculties and examination offices.

Final theses

Theoretical theses can usually be continued, if they are created in the home office. In order to meet the deadline for submission of a written thesis, electronic submission to the Examination Office or, in some faculties, via a portal is accepted. 

Experimental or practical theses can be carried out if the Corona traffic light for classroom teaching is set to orange.

Final theses that require special work rooms (laboratories, workshops, etc.) at the university and are carried out under the supervision of the responsible professor or his or her staff can still be carried out even if a red Corona traffic light is in place. 

In order to carry out these final works in the TU rooms, an information to the crisis management staff is required (no application): After approval by the lecturer, a notification of the works is sent to the e-mail address abschlussarbeiten_meldung(at)tu-braunschweig.de with the contact details (lecturer, institute, e-mail addresses of the persons involved).

Theses that do not require permanent presence in rooms of the TU Braunschweig are not affected and can be continued or started. The possibility of a hardship application for the continuation of final theses in other cases remains unaffected.

Internationals

Against the background of the current Corona situation in Germany, hybrid semesters will be held at TU Braunschweig until further notice. You will receive more detailed information on the implementation of teaching in the summer semester 2021 with your admission. Please note that possible visa or travel restrictions in connection with the Corona pandemic may make it difficult for you to start your studies at TU Braunschweig. The Incoming Office is happy to answer your questions by phone, email and video consultation.

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German courses and DSH exams at the Language Centre

Due to the Corona developments, all courses at the Language Centre will take place as ONLINE courses during the entire summer semester 2021; any exceptions will be announced. Supervision will take place by e-mail and via the Moodle learning platform.

The examinations at the end of the semester will probably also be online-based. Participants will receive information about this from the course instructors in good time.

The staff of the Language Centre can be reached by e-mail. You can find all contact details on the website

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