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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.
- According to the new Corona Protection Ordinance, as of Monday, June 7, in-person exams may only be taken on presentation of a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of having recovered from infection. Test certificates must be no older than 48 hours. For this reason, starting June 7, participation in lab courses is only possible for those meeting the above requirements. More information here.
- Instructors have the option of offering exams as online exams. As part of the instructors’ constitutionally protected freedom in research and teaching, the decision in this regard is entirely up to them. Please watch out for upcoming announcements as to whether, and in what form, the exams you have registered for will be offered!
- In the case of experimental theses that require attendance, students must discuss available options with their supervisors.
- The free attempt regulation is still valid until the end of the summer semester exam period. This means that an exam graded as “failed” or “insufficient” is considered to not have been taken. This does not apply if you fail to attend an exam without providing a good reason or if the exam is assessed as “failed” or “insufficient” due to a cheating attempt or any other breach of regulations. In such cases, the attempt will indeed be counted.
The central study spaces (operated by the University Library or the Central University Administration) will be successively opened from now on. You can find the currently available study spaces here. Like last year, workstations must be booked online in advance.
Following the six-week closure resulting from lockdown measures, Studierendenwerk Aachen is now resuming operations at Mensa Academica starting from February 8 and accordingly for Mensa Vita starting from March 1. They are planning to sell two different takeout dishes to students and university employees on weekdays from 11:30 am to 3 pm. The daily choices include one vegetarian and one meat-based dish. As in previous months, only students and employees of the four Aachen universities who can prove their university affiliation are eligible to access the dining hall. All necessary precautions and hygiene measures will be observed in the dining hall. Starting from June 21 the seating area in the Mensa Academica will be opened between 11:30 am and 3 pm. Further dining halls are to be opened in the upcoming weeks.
Despite the current circumstances, you are able to enjoy at least part of the University Sports Center’s (HSZ) sports program from home during digital workouts. In addition, outdoor “transitional” sports are scheduled to begin June 14.
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.