Updates on the Corona Situation

Esslingen University is committed to keeping its students and staff abreast of the Corona situation. On this page, we update all current information for you.

This page is continually updated. Last update: 21 October 2020

Please note: the content on this page is an English translation of the German Corona page. Only the German page, as well as the regulations of the Corona Statutes from 8 August 2020, are legally binding.


Update: All on-campus events cancelled until 23 October

Esslingen University is reacting to the current situation in the Esslingen region: all on-campus events are cancelled as of 9 October.

This regulation applies to all University campuses initially until 23 October. At that point, the Corona Task Force will re-evaluate the situation together with the President's Office and decide on further actions.

The winter semester will begin as planned on 12 October. However, all events in the coming two weeks will take place online.

The following events, which were in part organized on campus, are affected by this:

  • Teaching and labs
  • Graduation ceremonies in each faculty
  • Greeting the incoming students
  • Preparation courses for first-semester students
  • Sports

The few remaining examinations planned for this time will take place with strict adhesion to health and safety guidelines.

Wearing a face mask covering the mouth and nose is already mandatory on the entire campus. This regulation remains in effect. During examinations, effective immediately, face masks must be worn at all times.

Press release: "Hochschule sagt alle Präsenzveranstaltungen ab"

Updated: 20 October 2020


FAQs on the Measures Taken during the Corona Pandemic

The Corona Task Force has created an FAQ catalogue to address questions as they arise. We ask for your understanding that not all open questions can be answered immediately, as we base our answers on current information from the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts.

As the situation continues to be dynamic, our answers will be continuously updated.

If you cannot find the answer to your question on this site, please contact taskforcecorona@emails.hs-esslingen.de .

General information

15 June: What is the procedure in case of illness, suspected illness and at-risk groups?

General Practices

  • Employees and professors should inform the HR Department, 0711 397-3602 (Frau Pfiz)
  • Students should inform Student Services

Procedures for those who are ill, suspected cases and at-risk groups

  • University members who have tested positive for the Coronavirus
    • Inform the University immediately (see above)
    • Follow the required quarantine
    • Call in sick
  • University members with suspicious symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat, headaches)
    • Inform the University immediately
    • Avoid unnecessary contact and try to stay home (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)
    • Discuss further health procedures with your family doctor
  • UPDATE 15 June: University members WITHOUT suspicious symptoms BUT who have travelled from an area that is listed by the Robert-Koch-Institute as having a new infection rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, calculated cumulatively over the past 7 days should:
    • Inform the Health Department immediately
    • Inform the University immediately
    • Stay home for 14 days after returning to Germany (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)
  • UPDATE 15 June: University members WITH suspicious symptoms who have travelled from an area that is listed by the Robert-Koch-Institute as having a new infection rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, calculated cumulatively over the past 7 days should:
    • Inform the University immediately
    • Telephone their doctor and inform them about their travels
    • Stay home (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)

 

Robert-Koch-Institut: Risk Areas

28 August: What are the Quarantine Requirements when entering Germany?

According to regulations determined by the Ministry, "Persons who enter Baden-Württember by land, sea or air from a foreign country and who have, within the past 14 days before entering Baden-Württemberg, been in a risk area, are obliged to go into quarantine immediately and for a period of 14 days. This also applies to persons travelling from another province of Germany."

Further rules and exceptions are listed in the Verordnung des Sozialministeriums zu Quarantänemaßnahmen für Ein- und Rückreisende zur Eindämmung des Virus SARS-CoV-2 .

Current list of risk areas:
https://sozialministerium.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/gesundheit-pflege/gesundheitsschutz/infektionsschutz-hygiene/informationen-zu-coronavirus/verordnungen/risikogebiete/

University members who are returning from a trip should inform themselves immediately upon their return, or earlier on the Robert-Koch-Institut website and the Auswärtigen Amtes zu Reise- und Sicherheitshinweisen website about the current situation, so that they can, if necessary, go into quarantine without delay.

Should you require quarantine, please follow these steps:

  • Contact the University
    • Employees and professors should inform the HR Department, 0711 397-3602 (Frau Pfiz)
    • Students should inform Student Services 
  • Inform the Health Department
  • Observe the qarantine regulations (even if no symptoms appear). For employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”

For further information, please see:

Updated: 28 August 2020

What do the Corona Statutes regulate?

In order to minimize the effects of the Corona pandemic for our students in the winter semester 2020/21, new Corona Statutes were compiled on 18 August 2020. These apply to all bachelor's and master's programmes (with the exception of part-time programmes) at Esslingen University.

Download the Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020

FAQs about the statutes are found at:  Fragen zu Sonderregelungen im Wintersemester 2020/21 (German)

Updated: 18 August 2020

What preventive measures are listed in the Health & Safety Protocol?

The Corona Health & Safety Protocol gives University members a list of precautions to observe throughout the duration of the Corona pandemic:

  • Central health & safety measures
  • Indoor health & safety: lecture and seminar rooms, PC pools, labs, common rooms and corridors
  • Health & safety in washrooms
  • Health & safety during breaks
  • Persons at risk
  • Routes through the University and event organisation
  • Labs
  • Exams
  • Oral exams, results, meetings and other events
  • Reduced on-campus presence: administration and technological support
  • Obligation to report

Esslingen University Corona Safety Protocols

Updated: 1 September 2020

Further Information

More detailed information in English can be obtained from:

Updated: 28 August 2020

Questions regarding the winter semester 2020/2021

Dates for the winter semester 2020/2021

  • 01.09.2020: Start winter semester 2020/21
  • 12.10.2020: Lectures begin for all bachelor's and master's programmes, including the first semester
  • 05.02.2021: End of lectures
  • 08.02.2021 to 26.02.2021: Exams
  • 01.03.2021: Start summer semester 2021
  • 15.03.2021: Lectures begin for the summer semester 2021

Overview of all dates for the winter semester 2020/2021

Updated: 7 September 2020

Will the international exchange programmes planned for the winter semester 2020/2021 take place?

Esslingen University has decided not to cancel its international exchange programmes planned for the winter semester 2020/2021. Students who have arranged an exchange at one of our partner universities can take part as planned. This is naturally subject to conformity with all travel restrictions that apply at the time: travel warnings, social isolation and quarantine rules.

Students who are taking part in an international exchange related to their studies must register at the International Office in their guest country with an Online Arrival Check a maximum of 5 days after arrival.

Should there be a current travel warning for the country travellel to, the University strongly advises the travel be cancelled. In this case, the partner university should be contacted and the possibility of an online start into the semester, and a later travel to the country be discussed.

All further details should be discussed with the International Office direkt per Mail. Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. the IO holds WebEx-Office-Hours

Updated: 7 July 2020

Does the University give assistance to students in their final semester who are having problems finding jobs or thesis places?

The Career Centre's project "Time for Plan B: Let's Make the Best of This - Together" is geared towards supporting students in their final semester.

Assistance in Finding Thesis Places, Jobs or Internships

For more information on qualification and registration, please see:

Zeit für Plan B: Machen wir das Beste draus – gemeinsam

Updated: 7 August 2020

Special regulations for the winter semester 2020/2021

How do the the "Corona Statutes" from 18 August 2020 help our students?

The Corona Statutes should help to reduce the negative effects of the Corona crisis on the success of our student's studies, so that as many courses and exams as possible can be completed during the winter semester 2020/21.

The „Corona Statutes“ regulate the course of studies in the following areas.

  • Leave of absence
  • Study and exam performances
  • Online oral exams
  • Online courses
  • Practical study semester
  • Study abroad
  • Alternative learning formats, content and course of studies
  • Meetings and resolutions in committees and commissions
  • Guest student status to bridge the gap.

This applies to all bachelor's and master's programmes, with the exception for the part-time master's programmes of Esslingen University.

Corona Statutes from 18 August 2020

Updated: 7 September 2020

Are alternative learning formats and content allowed?

In cases where individual modules or parts thereof cannot be given as laid out in the Study and Examination Regulations, these can be replaced by alternative formats or contents, insofar as these lead to the student's reaching the required level of competence in the given field. The faculties, together with the Study Commission, decide which alternative formats and contents are admissible in each case.

In cases where no alternative formats or contents can be found, the course can be modified so that each semester achieves 30 credit points and that graduation is possible in the normal given time. The Faculty Council decides whether a modification of the course is possible.

Download the Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020

Updated: 7 September 2020

What about examinations?

The examination period for the winter semester 2020/21 is planned for 8 - 26 February 2021.

The Corona Statutes from 18 August 2020 regulate the following exceptions for the study and exam performances in the winter semester 2020/21:

  • Electronic exam submission
    Exams can be submitted partially or completely in an electronic form.
  • Changes to exam formats
    The type or format of exams required for a course can be changed within the first 3 weeks of the semester (12 October to 5 February 2021).
    During a semester, the type or format of the exam can be changed, especially for persons who belong to a risk group, who have chronic illnesses or handicaps.
  • Earlier dates for exams
    Lecturers can schedule individual exams before the examination period. This requires the authorisation of the Examination Board. 
Special Regulations for oral exams
  • Oral exams can be given by video conference if the student is not on campus.
  • The student only has a right to this if they would otherwise experience extreme hardship (i.e because they are persons at risk, are chronically ill or have a handicap).

Download the Corona Statues from 18 August 2020

Updated: 7 September 2020

Under what circumstances can I request a leave of absence for the winter semester 2020/2021?

Students of all programmes (with the exception of the part-time master’s degrees) can take a leave of absence from their studies, in accordance with the Corona-Statutes of 18 August 2020, if they are:

  • active in a health-care or medical institution or in an institution that is primarily concerned with the professional care of people in need of assistance.
  • active in an agricultural business or in a business that is primarily concerned with the basic needs of the public or is system-relevant. 
  • at a high risk of severe health problems if exposed to an infection by the Corona virus.
  • caring for dependents who are at a high risk of severe health problems if exposed to an infection by the Corona virus.  
  • international students remaining in their home countries, as long as travel to Germany is not possible or recommended.
  • experiencing severe financial difficulties as a result of the Corona pandemic, which requires them to take up work. This is also possible for first-semester students.

A leave of absence for any of these reasons cannot exceed 3 semesters.

Apply for a Leave of Absence

Updated: 7 September 2020

Can I take a leave of absence from my studies if I need to take care of my child due to the Corona pandemic?

According to § 10.2.5 of the Admissions and Matriculation Regulations, parents can request a leave of absence if they need to care for their child at home due to the closure of schools or daycare facilities (daycare, kindergarten) because of the Corona pandemic, as long as the child's facility remains closed for the majority of the lecture period.

According to § 10.8.ZIO, examinations may be taken during this period.

Updated: 7 September 2020

Can I take part in courses or exams in spite of my leave of absence?

Students given a leave of absence in accordance to §2.1 of the Corona Statutes are allowed to take part in courses and exams, and to use University facilities.

Download the Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020

Updated: 7 September 2020

What about excursions?

There will be no excursions in the winter semester 2021.

Updated: 7 September 2020

What effects do this have on dual-study programmes?

Please clarify these questions with your department and company. We are confident that, together, you will be able to find a good solution under these uncommon circumstances.

The contact person for your department is listed in the following.

Updated: 7 September 2020

What regulations apply for students during their practical semester?

The new Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020 provides additional options for the recognition of the winter semester 2020/21 practical semester:

Taking regular courses from later semesters:
Students who, due to the Corona crisis, cannot begin their practical semester as planned are allowed to take courses from later semesters instead. I.e. moving up a later theoretical semester or an individual module.

Recognition of WFH:
Days that students can work from home as part of the contractually planned work time can be counted as days present. The head of their Internship Office can advise them about this recognition.

Reduction of required presence days:
As long as the required competence can be acquired, it is possible to reduce the number of presence days to 50 work days. The recognition of the practical semester depends on the level of competence achieved and demonstrated to the head of the Internship Office during this time.

Splitting of practical semester:
The practical semester can be divided into different parts with various internship employers. The individual parts can be completed any time until the end of the winter semester 2021/22.  The head of their Internship Office decides about the minimum scope of the individual parts and the recognition thereof.   

Download the Corona Statutes of 18. August 2020

Updated: 7 September 2020

What about study abroad?

The new Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020 stipulate:

  • Students who planned to study abroad during the Corona pandemic may continue studying at Esslingen University as usual.
  • Students of the B.Sc. in International Industrial Management who planned to study abroad planned during the Corona pandemic are required to do so at a later date. If this is not possible without extending the duration of their studies or poses serious difficulties for the student, the Faculty's Examination Committee can determine a substitute for this study abroad according to § 34.2.1.5 SPO of the Study and Examination Regulations.

 

Download the Corona Statutes of 18 August 2020

Applications for study abroad can currently be made. Applications for the summer semester 2021 can be submitted up to the end of November.

Further Information

Updated: 7 September 2020

Do you have further study-related questions?

CONTACT PERSONS

Please consult your department should you have further questions related to your course of studies. You will find the contact persons in the FAQs (below).

 

facultY Corona INFORMATION SITES

Updated: 7 September 2020

Access to Facilities and buildings

23 October: Are the university buildings open?

Due to the very high number of Covid cases in the Esslingen and Göppingen regions, all classes will remain on line until further notice, and the University buildings on all three campuses will remain closed.

In strict adherence to the current Health & Safety Regulations, a few on-campus events are possible. As of 26 October, it is permissible on all three campuses to have labs on campus.
Further Information

Apart from this, all buildings - including the library - remain closed to students and other visitors.

The Corona Task Force will react flexibly to changes in the Corona situation.

Updated: 23 October 2020

24 September: Are face masks mandatory?

Effective immediately, face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn in all University buildings at all times. Please respect this rule. A face mask ist not necessary at the work place.

Update: 24 September 2020

01 September: Which health & safety measures does the University recommend?

The University has created a catalogue of Health & Safety Measures for those members of staff who have access to the university, e.g. for temporary presence as in labs and exams.

These cover the following points:

  1. General health & safety
  2. Health & safety in rooms: lecture and seminar rooms, PC pools, labs, lounges, administration rooms and corridors
  3. Health & safety in the washrooms
  4. Preventions to take during breaks
  5. At-risk persons
  6. Routing and event organisation
  7. Labs
  8. Exams
  9. Meetings
  10. Obligation to report

Health & Safety Regulations of Esslingen University

Updated: 1 September 2020

9 October: Is the Student Affairs Office open?

Due to the current situation, this office is closed Should you be unable to clarify your questions by email or post, it is possible to schedule a personal appointment.

Contact
studierendensekretariat@emails.hs-esslingen.de or phone 0711 397 - 3050

Updated: 9 October 2020

23 October: Are the libraries open?

Due to the very high number of Covid cases in the Esslingen and Göppingen regions, all classes will remain on line until further notice, and the University buildings on all three campuses will remain closed.

The libraries are affected by these regulations and remain closed to students and other visitors.

The Corona Task Force will react flexibly to any changes in the Corona situation.

Emergency Checkout

Updated: 23 October 2020

 

21 October: Are the laboratories open?

Starting on 26 October, access to University labs is possible (e.g. for lab work and experiments, project work and research etc.).

A prerequisite for on-campus teaching in labs is the approval of the President's Office. Please apply for on-campus lab work through your Dean's Office.

Lab work should be organized in such a way that not more than 10 participants are in the room. Face masks must be worn at all time in all places on campus.

The lab or project supervisor will meet the students at a given meeting point and bring them to the room. Lingering in the building is not allowed.

Updated: 21 October 2020

How can I contact the Student Advisory Services?

The Student Advisory Services (ZSB) are available online during this time. The ZSB Team is happy to help you online via our contact form, by email or telephone.

Zentrale Studienberatung
E-Mail: zentralestudienberatung@emails.hs-esslingen.de
Tel: 0711 397 3212
Online-Beratung

Updated: 10 September 2020

19 October: Is the Mensa open?

The Mensa in the city centre campus will serve only take-out meals as of Monday, 26 October. It is then not possible to eat in the Mensa. The Mensa is changing its opening hours and as of 26 October is open from 11:30 to 13:30 daily.

From 19 to 26 October, food can be eaten in the Mensa.

This is a reaction to the high number of Corona cases and the increase in students and staff working from home.

The Mensas in the hilltop campus and in Göppingen are closed.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS WHEN IN THE MENSA

The same health and safety regulations apply in the Mensa as in the campus generally. Please remember that a face mask is required in the Mensa, and please observe social distancing. Further health and safety regulations can be found in the Mensa. Disinfectant is available for all guests.

As of 1 July 2020, all guests in the Mensa or Cafeteria must register themselves. More information about registering in the Mensa.

Further information of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Updated: 19 October 2020

Are the study areas, computer labs and seminar rooms open?

From the beginning of classes on 12 October, access to University buildings will be regulated differently. Please see this site for current information.

Until then, the following applies:

The study areas in the library, the pools, the computer labs and seminar rooms, as well as further rooms at the University cannot be used. We thank you for your understanding.

Updated: 9 September 2020

What about the cafés?

The cafés at all three locations are closed.

Updated: 13 March 2020

What should I pay attention to in the dorms?

The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart has put all information about specific questions for the dorms regarding the Corona-Virus on a special page.

Further information of Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Update: April, 16 2020

Can I contact University employees?

All service departments and institutions of the Esslingen University are available vie telephone and E-Mail.

Update: March 13, 2020

Questions regarding online classes

What technical requirements do I need for online learning?

The following technical requirements are necessary for online learning:

  • Cisco WebEx: The video-conference system Cisco Webex has been made available for e-learning to all University members. This can be used for video-conferences, online meetings, events and trainings, to share screens and chat.

    Cisco WebEx Instruction Manual
     
  • Moodle: Moodleccourses are available to everyone with a University email address and password. You will receive an invitation to courses given via Moodle from your department head or teacher.

    Moodle Instruction Manual
     
  • VPN: For access to certain University services, you will need a special software on you device in addition to your username and password. This specialized software (OpenVPN) creates a secure connection between your device and the University network.

    OpenVPN Instruction Manual
     
  • Library: You will require OpenVPN for unlimited use of the online-library, which is available 24/7.

    Library Instruction Manual

Please see the question: "Which rules should I follow when taking part in online classes?"

Updated: 26 August 2020

Which rules should I follow when taking part in online classes?

Due to the Corona pandemic, classes in the winter semester 2020/21 will be primarily on line.

Please assist us in ensuring successful online studies by observing the following rules:

  • Property / trademark rights
  • Behaviour in online classes
  • The necessary "something"
  • Netiquette

Download presentation "Digital studies - Do's and Dont's"

This and further information are explained in the Moodle course "Digitale learning at Esslingen University for Students".

Updated: 9 September 2020

What measures have been taken to make digital learning accessible?

Accessible learning: In order for all students to have an equal opportunity to participate in online learning, Esslingen instructors must ensure the following prerequisites:

  • Good sound and video quality when on line.
  • Availability of additional clear, barrier-free written texts in Moodle, along with the recorded course, in the form of lecture notes, a print copy of any “whiteboards”, powerpoint presentations, scripts, etc.
  • The written scripts must be available on Moodle at least until the end of exams and re-examinations.
  • Opportunities for further questions about the course and material.

Notice: Students with disabilities and students with chronic illnessness can request further accessbility through their Faculty's Examination Committee.

Updated: 21 April 2020

20 October: How can I study effectively online?

The Corona situation requires students to study from home, and most of the winter semester 2020/21 in Esslingen will take place on line. The manner of studying has changed entirely and this can be very challenging. Studying from home requires good time management, structure and motivation.

Counsellors from the Student Advice Centre are there to help students with tips, information and coaching. You can contact them online, so that your studies can continue successfully in spite of Corona.

Contact our councellors or simply read the guidelines in the intranet:

Moodle course "Studying and Networking"

Course "Successful Studies"

Guidelines on "Studying in a structured and motivated manner"

Conselling and Support

Updated: 20 October 2020

Information for First Semester Students in the winter semester 2020/2021

Update 8 October: Is there going to be an orientation programme?

Reacting to the current situation, Esslingen University is cancelling all on-campus events effective immediately. This regulation applies for all campuses initially until 23 October.

This also applies to those welcome ceremonies within the faculties that were planned to take place on campus. An overview of these events can be found on this page:

Your first days on campus

In order for our new students to become familiar with the campus and its services, we have gathered relevant information toether on this page:

Welcome to our incoming students

Updated:  8 October 2020

Update 8 October: Will it be possible to have on-campus classes?

Reacting to the current situation, Esslingen University is cancelling all on-campus events effective immediately. This regulation applies for all campuses initially until 23 October.

The winter semester will begin as planned on 12 October. However, all events in the coming two weeks will take place online.

The following events, which were in part organized on campus, are affected by this:

  • Teaching and labs
  • Graduation ceremonies in each faculty
  • Greeting the incoming students
  • Preparation courses for first-semester students
  • Sports

Updated: 8 October 2020

Update 8 October: How can I get my Student ID Card?

Due to the current situation, picking up your student ID card in person is not possible.

Student Services will therefore send you your student ID cards by post, starting on 12 October.

Student Services requests you to ensure that your current address is listed in the LSF by 11 October 2020.

You will find a description of how to change your address in the Intranet under the point „LSF“ - "Stundenplan" - „Meine Funktionen“ - „Allgemeine Verwaltung“ - „Kontaktdaten“.

Updated: 8 October 2020

Miscellaneous Questions

Which conditions apply to BaFöG-support?

for all students who receive BAföG support:

  • Students who are dependent on support from the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BaFöG) should not feel any financial disadvantages in the case of their educational institution temporarily closing or postponing the start of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • However: As far as lessons can be given on line, the following applies: students who receive BAföG support must take courses to the same extent as they would on campus, as far as this is possible, and to carry on with their studies.
  • Unavoidable delays due to the pandemic pose just and severe cause in the sense of § 15.3.1 BAföG, which states that support will therefore be prolonged. This also applies when e.g. the exams are planned for dates that are not within the regular study period. According to § 48.2 BAföG, the date for submission is equally delayed.

Further information

for all students who are inscribed in the summer semester 2020 in Baden-Württemberg:

In order to avoid severe difficulties for students during the Corona pandemic, the study period for the summer semester has been extended. The limit for support has, through this, also been extended by one semester.
Pressemitteilung des MWK

who can help answer questions?

Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Esslingen students should turn to the Department for Educational Support at the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart: https://www.studierendenwerk-stuttgart.de/ueber-uns/aktuelles/nachricht/corona-und-studienfinanzierungbafoeg/

Student Affairs Office

The team at Esslingen's Student Affairs Office is always available to assist you.

Student Affairs Office

Contact Student Affairs Office
E-Mail: zentralestudienberatung@emails.hs-esslingen.de
Telefon: 0711 397 3212 

Updated: 10 September 2020

Can I use my student ID card for public transport despite the missing validation?

As the University buildings are closed due to the Corona pandemic, students do not have the opportunity to validate their student ID cards. They are therefore unable to prove their student status in the case of public transport ticket checks.

The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart has reached a solution with the Stuttgart Transit Office (VVS). Until further notice:

Students can use public transport as needed. For travel between Monday and Friday, 6 pm to 5 am on the following day, as well as all day on weekends and holidays, students can use their ID cards in combination with their matriculation certificate for the summer semester 2020. With this, students are also able to purchase a VVS-Student ticket.  

 Further information from the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Updated: 28 July 2020

NEW 28 July: Is the public transport ticket (VVS) valid for the summer semester 2020?

According to the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart, the public transport ticket normally valid for the summer semester 2020 is extended until 31 October 2020.

The following are also valid until 31 October 2020:

  • The StudiTicket

  • The Connection StudiTicket

  • The rules for travel from Monday to Friday between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. as well as weekends and holidays.

Please note: As students may have problems renewing their student ID cards, they should always carry a valid certificate of immatriculation with them (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung). They can print these out through the LSF . This will enable them to buy a VVS-StudiTicket.

Further information of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Updated: 28 July 2020

NEW 28 July: Is there a flexible public transport pass responding to the uncertainty of the winter semester?

According to the Studierenwerk Stuttgart, as of 1 August 2020, students can buy a StudiTicket and an Anschluss-StudiTicket that is valid from the first of any given month for 6 months. These are no longer bound to the dates of the semester.

Further information from the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Updated: 28 July 2020

Who can help if I am in personal or financial distress because of the Corona crisis?

The Corona crisis causes uncertainty in many aspects of life, both in and beyond your studies. If you need advice and help during this difficult situation, or to plan your next steps, the team from Student Affairs is here for you. You can contact us in the following ways:

Online Councelling

Contact
E-Mail: zentralestudienberatung@emails.hs-esslingen.de
Telefon: 0711 397 3212 

You can rest assured that all counselling is strictly confidential. Further information about our services can be found here: www.hs-esslingen.de/zentralestudienberatung

You also have the opportunity to contact:

Information about the BAföG support can be found in the question: "Which conditions apply to BAföG support?"

Updated: 16 September 2020

Regulations for university staff

Labour Regulations

Due to the current health situation, Esslingen University's labour regulations are being expanded and amended. The goal is to enable as much of our staff as possible to work from home and, in cases where this is not possible, to minimize their contact to other people. We ask all supervisors and all staff to support these goals.

The exceptions named below are valid immediately until at least 28 February 2021.

All information about the exceptions to the usual labour regulations are available in the intranet.

Updated: 24 September 2020

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