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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: 12 April 2021

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 21 December 2020, are legally binding.


Summer semester 2021: Combination of online and on-campus teaching

Classes inthe summer semester 2021 will begin on line. University buildings on all 3 campuses will be partially open with strong restrictions.

A few classes will, however, take place on campus, in compliance with the Health & Safety Measures. On-campus labs are possible at all 3 campuses; lab experiements, project work and research can therefore take place.

All current information about regulations made necessary by the Corona Pandemic will be posted on this site.

Updated: 4 March 2021

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.

The Corona Measures and the Information of the State of Baden-Württemberg give further information about state-wide measures in operation to subdue the Corona pandemic.

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

General information

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

PLEASE NOTE

University members (students, professors, lecturers, and staff) who have tested positive for Corona should contact, preferably by email:

Annika Pfiz
Telefon 0711 397-3602
 taskforcecorona(at)hs-esslingen.de

The following information should be included in this email: your name, faculty, date of the Corona test, places you were in on campus as well as the date and time of being on campus.

Please also let us know if you are a contact person of the 1st or 2nd degree and have been on campus within 14 days of this being determined.

In the new Corona Statutes of 8 March 2021, the prohibited from taking part in any on-campus activity if you have had contact with a person who is infected with the Corona virus has been extended to 14 days again.

Until 14 days from this contact have passe, you are prohibited from coming to the university. We ask you to respect this.

Please note that, due to the high number of current cases, it can take several days to receive an answer from the Health Authorities. In this case, we suggest that you self isolate until the Health Authorities notify you.

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
    • Discuss further proceedings with your doctor, call in sick and send in a doctor's note
  • 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 21 January: University members WITHOUT symptoms who have travelled / returned to Esslingen from a risk area
    • Conform to the regulations stipulated by the Corona Measures on travel and quarantine (please note that there is a difference between risk areas, high-incidence areas and virus-mutation areas)
    • For questions, please contact the health authorities
    • Stay at home for 10 days after returning to Germany (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)
  • UPDATE 21 January: University members WITH symptoms who have travelled / returned to Esslingen from a risk area
    • Inform the university immediately
    • Respect all quarantine regulations and avoid contact
    • Telephone their doctor and inform them about their travels
    • Stay at home (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)
  • University members WITHOUT symptoms who have come into contact with an infected person
    • Inform the university immediately (see above)
    • Inform the Health Authorities immediately
    • Avoid unnecessary contact and try to stay home (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)
  • University members WITH symptoms who have come into contact with an infected person
    • Inform the university immediately (see above)
    • Inform the Health Authorities immediately to arrange a Covid test
    • Avoid unnecessary contact and try to stay home (for employees see “Provisions under Employment Legislation”)

Updated: 11 March

25 February: What are the Quarantine Requirements when entering Germany?

Persons entering the country from a "normal" risk area must observe a 10-day quarantine, which can be nded at the earliest with a negative test result on or after the fifth day of quarantine. Travellers must also now be tested upon arrival. This test can be replaced by a test taken within 48 hours of travel. In this way, travellers from a "normal" risk area can choose between a 10-day quarantine and a further test, in so far as no symptoms have arisen. Travellers with symptoms must stay in quarantine until these symptoms have been completely gone for at least 48 hours.

Persons returning from a high-risk area or an area with virus mutations must bring a negative test when re-entering the country. In addition, it is not possible to reduce the length of the quarantine. Persons travelling from a high-risk area must all, without exception, observe a 10-day quarantine, those travelling from an area with virus mutations must observe a 14-day quarantine.

In addition, travellers who have been in a risk area, a high-risk area, or an area with virus mutations must register on  https://einreiseanmeldung.de before their arrival in Germany and must carry the proof of this registration with them when travelling. Please note that, when entering the country from high-risk areas, as well as from areas with virus mutations, further measures are to be observed. Please read details on these sites: the Federal Foreign Office, the Robert Koch Institute, or the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Further regulations and exceptions thereto can be found in the Verordnung Einreise-Quarantäne des Sozialministeriums.

The current list of risk areas is published by the Robert Koch Institute:
Informationen zur Ausweisung internationaler Risikogebiete durch das Auswärtige Amt, BMG und BMI

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”

Updated: 25 January 2021

4 March: What do the Corona Statutes regulate?

Are there going to be Corona Statutes in the summer semester 2021?

It is likely that there will be Corona Statutes applying to the summer semester 2021 that will define the manner in which the niversity deals with the Corona Pandemic in this time.

These Statutes will be discussed in the coming Senate Meeting and will be posted on this site.

Updated: 04 March 2021

25 January: 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.

Update 22 January: The 3-Step-Plan of the Corona Health & Safety Protocol specifies a staggered opening of university buildings and the possible forms of teaching. It orients itself on the level of infections in the Esslingen region and the current government regulations.

The Health & Safety Protocol regulates:

  1. Central health & safety measures
  2. Indoor health & safety: lecture and seminar rooms, PC pools, labs, common rooms and corridors
  3. Health & safety in washrooms
  4. Health & safety during breaks
  5. Persons at risk
  6. Routes through the University and event organisation
  7. Labs
  8. Exams
  9. Oral exams, results, meetings and other events
  10. Reduced on-campus presence: administration and technological support
  11. Obligation to report

Updated Esslingen University Corona Safety Protocols (new version from 19.04.21)

Updated: 19 April 2021

Further Information

More detailed information in English can be obtained from:

Updated: 28 August 2020

Registration for face-to-face classes

Why is registration necessary?

Being able to trace chains of infection plays an important role in fighting the pandemic. The university is required to exercise the greatest possible care here. The following information therefore applies to all face-to-face classes (such as laboratory courses, advisory sessions, post-exam reviews, examinations, etc.) at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences: When a case of infection is confirmed, the tracing of an unbroken chain of all contacts must be initiated as soon as the situation becomes known, and the university must immediately make available all the data of all course participants to the public health department. This also applies at weekends and outside the office hours of the administration.

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is legally required to record contact data for face-to-face classes pursuant to the Coronavirus Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg. This safeguards traceability if a case of infection occurs, i. e. lists of participants must be generated for every face-to-face class and kept for 4 weeks.

Updated: 12 April 2021

How does Esslingen University of Applied Sciences safeguard traceability for face-to-face classes?

A booking system has been in operation at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences since Monday, 22 March 2021 which students must use to register for face-to-face classes (e.g. time slots for lab. work). Students may not attend a face-to-face class unless they are registered.
This “anny” system is being used as a digital alternative to the previous manual recording of the data  of class participants, and allows more efficient tracing and notification. Students attending a face-to-face class on campus have to register for each separate class via the platform https://booking.hs-esslingen.de

Updated: 12 April 2021

How does the system work?

The link https://booking.hs-esslingen.de takes you directly to the booking page of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. You can enter the room in which your face-to-face class will take place via the search box. When you have found the room, you can register via “Platz buchen (book place)”. You are then presented with a calendar overview where you can select the desired period. When booking a ticket, you must confirm that you are conversant with the hygiene concept of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, especially the rules relating to the ban on entering certain places and participating in certain activities pursuant to  §7 of the Corona Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg if you are showing symptoms of the illness or have been in contact with a person who has tested positive. You can then enter your data or use your existing account to register. You do not have to create a user account but you can do so if you wish.

After successfully making your booking, you will receive a booking confirmation by email.

Important: You must bring this ticket with you to the face-to-face class either as a hard copy or in electronic form. It is your proof of registration and without it, you will not be allowed to enter the room and attend the face-to-face class. You can find further information in our Instructions.

Please note: You may register for a face-to-face class 10 days beforehand at the earliest. The class registration will not be opened any earlier. If you are subsequently unable to attend a face-to-face class, please cancel your booking.
On the day of the class, please also check you meet the conditions that you have neither been in contact with an infected person nor have any symptoms of the illness.

If you experience difficulties with the booking system, an emergency solution is available: print out and complete the registration form and take it with you to the face-to-face class and you will then be able to attend. You can also register on site via QR codes, see question: “Where do I find the QR codes when I have forgotten to register in advance?”

Updated: 12 April 2021

Who has to register for a face-to-face class etc?

All students who attend face-to-face classes in the university buildings, visit the library or want to use a study workstation, must register for this date and time via the booking platform https://booking.hs-esslingen.de. Your faculty will tell you which face-to-face classes etc you have to attend (time and room number)  (e.g. via Moodle, email, etc.).

Updated: 12 April 2021

Who has access to my data?

The system is hosted by the university computer centre. The portal is used exclusively for contact tracing in accordance with the current Coronavirus Regulations. If there is a case of infection, the Coronavirus Task Force has access to your data, which may be passed on to the public health department, where necessary.

Updated: 12 April 2021

What happens to my data?

The data which are recorded via the system are processed for the booking/reservation of resources at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (e.g. laboratory places, study workstations) and for the recording of contact data in accordance with the Coronavirus Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg and notification of the public health department or the local police.

The contact data recorded are communicated to the public health department on demand so that chains of infection can be traced. The system does not generate attendance lists for the classes.
Since the university has a special duty of care towards its students and staff, it uses the email addresses of the persons concerned to inform them immediately about a case of infection of which it has become aware which is connected with the class attended.

Further information on data privacy

Updated: 12 April 2021

Where do I find the QR codes when I have forgotten to register in advance?

If you have forgotten to register in advance, you can still do this on site, e.g. via the QR code in the laboratory. The QR code you need can be found in the rooms/laboratories or via the direct link for the class (https://booking.hs-esslingen.de/book/labors15101 for the laboratory in Building 15 room 101).

Updated: 12 April 2021

What happens when a positive case is reported?

If the Corona Task Force is notified of a positive case, all persons who were present in the same room at the same time and therefore are possible contact persons can be identified via the system. The relevant contact data are determined from the separate master database and passed onto the public health department  in accordance with  § 6 of the Coronavirus Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg. This process is coordinated by the Corona Task Force of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

Updated: 12 April 2021

Information for First Semester Students in the summer semester 2021

4 March: Is there going to be an orientation programme?

Due to the Corona Pandemic, there will not be a central, on-campus orientation event in the summer semester 2021. Each faculty will welcome their new students in their own, individual event.

Please see the overview of the welcome events:

Your First Days on Campus

To familiarize our new students with the campus and our service centres, we have gathered all pertinent information on this site:

Welcome to our Incoming Students!

Updated:  04 March 2021

4 March: Will it be possible to have on-campus classes?

Classes inthe summer semester 2021 will begin on line. University buildings on all 3 campuses will be partially open with strong restrictions.

A few classes will, however, take place on campus, in compliance with the Health & Safety Measures. On-campus labs are possible at all 3 campuses; lab experiements, project work and research can therefore take place.

Updated: 4 March 2021

4 February: How can I get my Student ID Card?

Your Student ID card will be sent to you by mail.

Updated: 4 February 2021

Questions regarding the summer semester 2021

11 March: Which dates have been set for the summer semester 2021?

The following dates have been set for the summer semester 2021:

  • 01.03.2021: Start, summer semester 2021
  • 15.03.2021: Classes begin for all bachelor's and master's programmes, including those for first-semester students
  • 30.06.2021: Classes end
  • 05.07.2021 to 30.07.2021: Examinations
  • 01.09.2021: Start, winter semester 2021/22
  • 27.09.2021:  Classes begin in the winter semester 2021/22

Overview of all dates in the summer semester 2021

Updated: 04 March 2021

8 March: Will meetings and events that are not in the curriculum take place?

Due to the currently high number of cases, all on-campus events and meetings that are not part of the curriculum will be cancelled until 28 February 2021 inclusive. This decision is based on the Corona Statutes of Baden-Württemberg.

The following cannot take place on campus:

§ 9 of the Current Corona Statutes allows for faculty and university committees and commissions to take place in the form of a web conference. Resolutions can be made in en votes by a show of hands using the conference tool, by chat or by individual poll. Secret ballots will be used subsequently by mail. Circular resolutions are possible if necessary.

Updated: 8 March 2021

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

Applications for a semester abroad are taking place as usual and are possible for the 2021/22 academic year. It is, however, clear that student exchanges could be affected by the pandemic. Exchanges could be made difficult or even prevented by travel warnings, cancellations of on-campus events and postponement of semester dates. In addition, restrictions such as mandatory tests and quarantine must be considered.

Students who have arranged an exchange in the winter semester 2021/22 at one of our partner universities must register at the International Office of 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. Please see details at Regelungen zum Rücktritt oder möglichen Verschiebung.

All further details should be discussed with the International Office direkt per Mail. The IO has WebEx-Office-Hours Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m.. 

Updated: 4 March 2021

5 February: 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. The project began in the winter semester 20/21 and will continue into the summer semester.

"Time for Plan B" gives students the possibility to further qualify themselves in interesting topics, through participation in lectures from all faculties. They can also gain a more professional qualification in foreign languages, application and career, and various soft skills.

Full information on gap learning, as well as registration can be found at Time for Plan B.

Updated: 5 February 2021

Special regulations for the summer semester 2021

4 March: What do the Corona Statutes Regulate?

Are there going to be Corona Statutes in the summer semester?

It is foreseeable that there will be Corona Statutes for the 2021/22 summer semester, to regulate behaviour during the Corona pandemic.

It will be discussed in the upcoming meeting of the Senate and then posted on this site.

Updated: 4 March 2021

Special regulations for the winter semester 2020/2021

9 February: Does the winter semester 2020/2021 qualify as an additional semester?

The change in the Baden-Württemberg State Education Regulations of 01.01.2021 defines in §5a the winter semester 2020/21 as an additional semester.

Because of this, the winter semester 2020/21 does not count in the maximum time allowable to complete your degree. This is extended automatically.

Update 9 February: The 19-CP-Regulation for individual faculties has been extended.
The regulation for some programmes stipulating that a minimum of 19 module credit points must be achieved by the end of the second semester does not apply in the winter semester 2020/2021.

Update 26 January: Due to the correlation between the maximum duration of state subsidies (BAföG) and the regular duration of the study time, this also leads to an extension of the regular duration of the study time.

  • Those students who received BAföG subsidies in the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21 will receive an extension of the subsidies of 2 semesters.
  • Those students who received BAföG subsidies in the winter semester 2020/21 will receive an extension of 1 semester.

For questions about applying for extensions, please turn to your contact person in the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.

Update: 9 February 2021

Access to Facilities and buildings

4 March: Are face masks mandatory?

Face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn in all university buildings at all times. This applies to students at a study station and during examinations.

A face mask ist not necessary for employees at the work place if the necessary safety distance is observed.

The following kinds of masks must be work on university grounds: a medical mask (certified DIN EN 14683:2019-10) or an FFP2 (DIN EN 149:2001), KN95, N95 or one of a similar standard.

Masks with a valve are not allowed on university grounds.

Updated: 04 March 2021

29 March: Are the university buildings open?

Classes in the summer semester 2021 will begin on line. University buildings on all 3 campuses will be partially open with strong restrictions.

Exceptions

A few classes will, however, take place on campus, in compliance with the Health & Safety Measures. On-campus labs are possible at all 3 campuses; lab experiements, project work and research can therefore take place.

UPDATE 23. March: A booking system has been in operation at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences since Monday, 22 March 2021 which students must use to register for classes etc which take place face-to-face (time slots for lab. work and also exams and advisory sessions and post-exam reviews which are arranged in advance). You may only attend face-to-face courses if you register via this system.

You can find the portal to register for face-to-face courses etc at this link: https://booking.hs-esslingen.de/esslingen

The links below provide a brief introduction and further information on data protection:

Note: If you experience difficulties with the booking system, an emergency solution is available: print out and complete theregistration form and take it with you to the face-to-face course and you will then be able to take part.

The libraries are closed. Media can be borrowed through the mail. It is not possible to study in the libraries. You will find further information on the home page of the libraries: https://www.hs-esslingen.de/en/university/services/library/

The following groups are allowed access to University buildings: University members, members of a Steinbeis Transfer Centre, GründES! teams, FTAG, Rennstall, E.Stall, Rally-Stall, Research scholars, as well as external companies necessary for the functioning / renovation of the buildings.

Apart from these groups, the buildings are closed to students and external persons. Students should avoid being on the campuses during November and only come to the University when absolutely necessary. Please contact your lecturers and colleagues by email, phone of Webex.

Updated: 29 March 2021

Is testing mandatory before entering buildings?

Increased testing will be an important step in combating the pandemic in the coming months.
So far, there is no obligation to test before entering the university buildings, but we recommend that you take advantage of the free antigen rapid tests available in pharmacies, doctors' offices and in testing centers - take advantage of these offers!

In addition, the university is currently examining whether it can offer rapid tests for students, professors and employees.

Despite the increased testing, the general hygiene and distance rules (AHA+L) remain, of course, another crucial contribution to infection control that each of us can make.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the health management annika.pfiz(at)hs-esslingen.de or the Task Force Corona taskforcecorona(at)hs-esslingen.de.

You can find further information on the intranet

11 March: Is the Student Affairs Office open?

The Student Affairs Office can be contacted by email at studierendensekretariat@hs-esslingen.de

For further information, please see: https://intranetportal.hs-esslingen.de/de/he-portal/mein-studium/informationenformulare-fuer-studierende.html

Contact
The office can also be reached by phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:30, as well as Tuesdays from 9:00 – 15:00 at 0711 397 – 3050

Updated: 11 March 2021

8 March: Are the libraries open?

The libraries are closed. Media can be borrowed through the mail.

You will find further information on the home page of the libraries: https://www.hs-esslingen.de/en/university/services/library/

Updated: 8 March 2021

29 March: Are the laboratories open?

Since 26 October 2020, access to university labs has been possible (e.g. for lab work and experiments, project work and research etc.).

UPDATE 23 March: A booking system has been in operation at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences since Monday, 22 March 2021 which students must use to register for face-to-face classes etc (e.g. time slots for lab. work). Students may not attend a face-to-face course unless they have registered.

You can find the portal to register for face-to-face courses etc at this link: https://booking.hs-esslingen.de/esslingen

The links below provide a brief introduction and further information on data protection:

The procedure for registering for face-to-face courses etc is as follows:

  • Students may register for a face-to-face course 10 days beforehand at the earliest. The courses will not be opened any earlier.
  • On booking/registering, students receive a ticket, which is their “admission ticket” for that particular course. Students may not attend face-to-face courses without a registration ticket.
  • When booking a ticket, you must confirm that you are familiar with the hygiene measures at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, especially the rules relating to bans on entering and taking part in courses etc pursuant to  § 7 of the Corona Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg, when you have
    • coronavirus symptoms or
    • have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Please check the two aforementioned conditions on the day of the course etc as well.
  • If you are unable to attend the face-to-face course, please cancel your booking.

Note: If you experience difficulties with the booking system, an emergency solution is available: print out and complete the registration form and take it with you to the face-to-face course and you will then be able to take part.

If a member of the university (student, lecturer or member of staff) tests positive for coronavirus, they must inform the person responsible on the Corona Task-Force (preferably by e-mail):

Annika Pfiz
Telephone 0711 397-3602
taskforcecorona(at)hs-esslingen.de

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: 29 March 2021

29 March: Do I have to register for on-campus events?

Tracing the chain of infection plays a huge role in the fight against Covid. The University is taking every care possible in this regard.

UPDATE 23 March: A booking system has been in operation at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences since Monday, 22 March 2021 which students must use to register for face-to-face classes etc (e.g. time slots for lab. work). Students may not attend a face-to-face course unless they have registered.

You can find the portal to register for face-to-face courses etc at this link: https://booking.hs-esslingen.de/esslingen

The links below provide a brief introduction and further information on data protection:

The procedure for registering for face-to-face courses etc is as follows:

  • Students may register for a face-to-face course 10 days beforehand at the earliest. The courses will not be opened any earlier.
  • On booking/registering, students receive a ticket, which is their “admission ticket” for that particular course. Students may not attend face-to-face courses without a registration ticket.
  • When booking a ticket, you must confirm that you are familiar with the hygiene measures at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, especially the rules relating to bans on entering and taking part in courses etc pursuant to  § 7 of the Corona Regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg, when you have
    • coronavirus symptoms or
    • have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Please check the two aforementioned conditions on the day of the course etc as well.
  • If you are unable to attend the face-to-face course, please cancel your booking.

Note: If you experience difficulties with the booking system, an emergency solution is available: print out and complete the registration form and take it with you to the face-to-face course and you will then be able to take part.

If a member of the university (student, lecturer or member of staff) tests positive for coronavirus, they must inform the person responsible on the Corona Task-Force (preferably by e-mail):

Annika Pfiz
Telephone 0711 397-3602
taskforcecorona(at)hs-esslingen.de

Updated: 29 March 2021

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(at)hs-esslingen.de
Tel: 0711 397 3212
Online-Beratung

Updated: 10 September 2020

11 March: Is the Mensa open?

As classes at Esslingen University are currently on line, the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart has closed all Mensas due to minimal demand. The  Mensa in Stuttgart-Vaihingen and the new Mensa Central in Stuttgart are open and provide take-out meals.

Further information of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart

Updated: 11 March 2021

8 March: Is there a university sports programme?

Due to the restrictions of the Corona pandemic, there are currently no on-campus events at Esslingen University. To give our students, professors and staff access to a health and sports programme, the university is giving online courses during the summer semester.

When the situation allows, and the incidence of Covid is beneath the legal limit, additional activities will be offered on campus.

Esslingen University has published an online course programme  for all university members during the winter semester 2020/21.

The online sports programme starts mid-March 2021 on Webex.

Registration

After registration, participants will be given the link to the WebEx course rooms.

Updated: 8 March 2021

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

8 March: How can I study effectively on line?

The Corona situation requires students to study from home, and most of the summer semester 2021 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"

Guidelines on "Studying in a structured and motivated manner"

Updated: 8 March 2021

Miscellaneous Questions

3 March: How can I apply for the winter semester 2020/21?

Esslingen Graduate School

The application period for the Esslingen Graduate School programmes can be found on their website.

Bachelor's degree programmes

Applications can be submitted from 15 April to 31 July 2021.

Bachelor degree programmes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Updated: 3 March 2021

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.

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(at)hs-esslingen.de
Telefon: 0711 397 3212 

Updated: 10 September 2020

1 December: 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) and the NALDO. 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: 1 December 2020

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

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(at)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

Can students play their part in combatting the corona pandemic?

An effective statewide test and trace system during the coronavirus pandemic can only be achieved if the public health departments have sufficient staff. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration has therefore issued an urgent appeal for people to support the staff in the public health departments who are engaged on test and trace.

The spread of the infection demands our concerted action, which is why Esslingen University is passing on this important request for help to you.
The hours of work will amount to at least 50% and remuneration will be paid.

Further information about the opportunity to work in the public health departments is available via the “Studis4GÖD” platform.

Updated: 23 March 2021

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

Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

The application period for our bachelor's degree programmes runs to 31 July 2021.
For the Master's programmes, the application deadline is 15 July. Please note the different application times for our international Master's programmes.

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