For students

Information on the coronavirus

On this webpage, students will find the most important regulations and information as well as frequently asked questions.

Greetings to the students

from TU President Tanja Brühl and Vice President Heribert Warzecha (in German, with english subtitles on YouTube)

Important regulations and information

This concept is updated continuously (updated 16 October 2020). For more information refer to to the website of directorate IV – Real Estate.

Experimental Bachelor’s and Master’s theses are open for registration since 4 May 2020. However, supervisors have to agree to this and need to ensure that applicable hygiene regulations will be observed. Registration continues to be open for theory-based theses.

Final theses no longer need to be submitted in printed form. Submitting the text documents in time by uploading them electronically to the TUbama platform will be sufficient. The respective Office of Student Affairs will be informed about submissions automatically.

At the same time, kindly email a signed and scanned copy of your declaration of originality for your final thesis (for more information: Declaration about the thesis). You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email also.

Please do not upload to TUbama any files linked to your final thesis (such as programming codes or databases) that in the past were submitted on USB flash drives or CDs. The first assessor (reviewer) will tell you where to upload these files as necessary.

Social Counselling offers students support and advice by phone and email regarding issues such as job loss and financing, right of residence, housing or social security. You can also get in touch with the ComeTOgether student team by phone and email. Should more personal worries trouble you, please feel free to contact the Psychological Counselling by phone.

The Financing section of Students Affairs continues to process all BAföG applications and now accepts all required documentation electronically, preferably by email. You can contact the Accommodation Service by email and phone, too.

The Studierendenwerk has compiled this and other information on the page “Gut zu wissen in der Krise” (in German language).

Financial support in cases of emergency and special hardship is offered by the “Förderverein für in Not geratene Studierende” – Association for students in need. All enrolled students at the TU Darmstadt are entitled to (re)apply for support of 300 euros in the winter semester. The board of directors of the association will then decide on a support.

The Zentrale Studienberatung und -orientierung (ZSB) (Central Service for Student Advisory and Orientation) will continue to be available for advice on all questions that arise in the current situation regarding studies.

The Studying with Child Service and the Family Service with their counselling and support services are still open and available for students with children.

In the current situation you have many questions and would like to have a lot of information: International students will find answers and contact persons on the website of the Directorate of International Affairs.

Written exams of the summer semester will take place while carefully considering all applicable hygiene and distance regulations. Planning of examination schedules and locations will be updated continuously. Please check TUCaN regularly for updates regarding the exams you registered for. Should you not find any exam entries, please contact your Office for Student Affairs.

The details can be found on thewebpages of the Directorate II – Studies and Teaching.

For oral exams, videoconferencing is preferred which requires mutual agreement by all parties. In addition, single assessments and group assessment with maximum 5 group members may also take place in person until 31 October 2020. Whether or not this option will be made available depends on the examiners. It is your responsibility to ensure that the requirements of the hygiene plan are observed.

By exception, an additional oral exam (mEP – third and final attempt following a failed written exam) can be carried out in person. This requires an application by the student, the consent of the examiners and strict adherence to applicable hygiene regulations.

In all cases, the same regulations for withdrawal apply as for written exams.

For all students studying to be teachers in Hesse, the oral exams take place within the First State Examinations carried out by the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie (Hessian Academy of Teachers). The oral exams in the First State Examinations are discontinued until further notice. For all students studying to be teachers, please visit the website of the Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL) for more information.

Doctoral exams can also be carried out in person with the possibility of external members of the examination board participating electronically.

Appeal of the TU President and new information on the websites of the Directorate II – Studies and Teaching..

Picture: Katrin Binner

For all members and guests

Information and regulations for all university members and guests can be found on a separate page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ZOOM campus licence for students, employees and staff: More information, How-to-use handout and the statement of the Data Security Officerand a news on the subject (in German).

The TU Darmstadt is lifting all remaining restrictions on Internet access in the dormitories connected via the university or the city network manda until further notice. This is intended to enable residents to access online learning opportunities and information for their studies without restriction.

Communication networks and the maintenance of critical and important communication channels are of utmost importance at the moment. Therefore, we urgently ask for a responsible use of these extended possibilities.

Detailed information can be found on the website of Department II (in German).

For detailed regulations regarding viewing of exams during corona, please visit the Directorate II webpage.

For more information, please visit the website of Directorate II.

For scheduled examination dates and times, the respective buildings will be open. Access to large buildings, i.e. L2|03, L5|01, S1|01, S1|03, L4|02 and S3|06 is limited to specific doors that are marked accordingly.

You can find more information about the exam under Corona conditions on the page of the Directorate II.

For detailed questions regarding exams during corona, please visit the Directorate II webpage.