Courses, practical trainings and examinations
HSD has adopted regulations to counteract the impact of the pandemic on your studies (Ordnung zur Kompensation der Folgen der Coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2-Epidemie für Studium und Lehre of 23 April 2020 – document in German only). These regulations allow the faculties to deviate from existing regulations so that you can successfully continue your studies under the current condition (e.g. to offer courses and examinations in different formats, postpone examinations or waive certain prerequisites).
For the time being, most courses and examinations have to be conducted on a digital basis. From 11 May onwards, some sessions or examinations may take place on campus, if they are absolutely necessary and cannot be conducted in a digital format. However, we will need to be very strict in our decisions on whether or not to grant an exceptional permission to conduct a session or examination on campus. The protection of students and staff members is our top priority and we are legally obliged to meet all necessary health and safety requirements.
The corona regulations increase the individual normal programme length by one semester. This applies to all students who are enrolled at HSD for the summer semester 2020 (and have not requested leave of absence for this semester) as well as all cross-registered students as defined in the higher education act.
Your faculty will keep you posted on any relevant changes concerning your studies.
Access, library and other services
Access to HSD buildings for students
is limited to the exceptionally permitted on-campus sessions or examinations and the building(s) in which they take place,
is only possible via the respective main entrance or via the underground parking area,
is only possible Monday to Friday 7:00–20:00 for the purpose mentioned above,
requires that you register in an attendance list (to be able to track chains of infection if necessary) and
The University Library has reopened. Opening hours are temprarily limited: Mon–Fri 9:00–19:00, Sat/Sun closed (for updates check the
). All other advice and support is provided by phone, via e-mail or online. We aim to reopen further facilities and provide service in person as soon as the legal frameworks allow us to do so.
Until further notice, no excursions can take place.
External internships may take place, if the respective internship provider does not decide otherwise. The Examination Boards decide on further approaches and proceedings
Data protection and privacy
For relevant information on data protection and privacy in the current situation, please check our German website.
Since we expect changes on very short notice, please check this website and your student e-mail account regularly for updates.