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Based on recent decisions by the federal and state governments on the extension of the lockdown, the Crisis Management Team and the Rectorate of RWTH have decided on the following measures:
- All virtual courses and exams will continue as scheduled.
- Exam reviews and oral exams can still only be held online up to and including January 31.
- At this time, we expect that individual lab courses, practicals, and in-person written exams that cannot be rescheduled should be able to take place between January 11 and 31, 2021, under the previously approved conditions. Even though the final regulations are not yet available from the state government, we ask students and supervisors to continue to prepare for the scheduled dates. As soon as new information is available, the Crisis Management Team will give an immediate update (including on weekends). We also urge students to pay attention to short-term change notifications issued by their departments.
- In the case of experimental theses that require attendance, students must discuss available options with their supervisors.
The study rooms at RWTH Aachen University will remain closed until further notice. This also means that students should not be at the study tables in the corridors or in open parts of the building.
Following the decision by the crisis management team at Studierendenwerk, all dining facilities will be closed until further notice starting, Wednesday, December 16.
The sports facilities of the University Sports Center (HSZ) remain closed. Despite the current circumstances, you will be able to enjoy at least part of the HSZ sports program from home during digital workouts.
It is the explicit aim of the university to offer more digital services in the area of teaching and examinations. As a pioneer in the digitization of teaching, the RWTH also wants to use this opportunity for the benefit of its students.
For applicants: Our application process is also entirely online, no need to send us any printed documents.
The Crisis Management Team and the RWTH Rectorate have taken the above measures based on the following guideline: All measures are intended to substantially reduce the risk of infection (for example, by reducing the need to take transportation to and from work). At the same time, we are committed to helping students progress with their degree programs in the best possible way.