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Coronavirus - FAQs and important information for Incomings

International Office

FAQs for incoming exchange students regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on incoming mobility.

Further information for international degree seeking students can be found here.

Does Hochschule Bochum offer online courses in winter semester 2020/21?

Winter semester 2020/21 is a hybrid semester. The most of the courses will be held online. Only a few activities, which are not possible online, will be held in presence (e.g. laboratory classes). Please contact your departmental coordinator at Hochschule Bochum for more information regarding the course offer in the relevant faculties.

Can I follow the courses from my home country?

If all of your selected courses are offered online, you can also follow them from your home country. In case you come to Germany, please ensure that you have sufficient technical equipment with you: a laptop with headset and microphon, preferably also with a webcam.

Important is that the exams will be most likely held in presence. It means that you will have to be in Germany for the examination period (approx. February - March 2021).

Do I have to stay in quarantine after arrival in Germany?

There are QUARANTINE REGULATIONS in place for some students arriving from abroad! More information you can find here.

Do I receive an accommodation for the duration of my stay?

The International Office can assist you with reserving a room in one of the student halls, offered by the student services AKAFÖ. Please note that as soon as you sign your rental contract, you can not cancel it. In case you sign the contract, but then decide for any reason, to take part in online lectures from your home country, you will have to pay the rent anyway for the whole duration of your rental contract.

Does Hochschule Bochum offer a German language course for exchange students?

As exhange student you can participate in the German language course during the winter semester 2020/21, parallel to your regular studies. The course is offered by the Ruhr University and will be held online.

Can I study as exchange student at Hochschule Bochum in summer semester 2021?

We accept nominations for summer semester 2021 from our partner universities. Currently we do not have any further information regarding the start date and form of the summer semester.