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Information and updates about the coronavirus

Date: 23 February 2021

Dear students and others,

We very much hope that you are well. We have been getting many questions about how the Summer Semester 2021 will be organised lately. Unfortunately it isn’t possible to predict what will happen in terms of infection rates, so SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences will continue to base its decisions on Berlin’s phased plan in the upcoming semester. This will allow us to respond with consistency and yet also flexibility as the pandemic situation changes.

What does this mean for you as students and your planning?

  1. The first seminar of each module that takes place in the first week of the summer semester 2021 will be taught online.
     
  2. If the pandemic situation allow it, the possibilities of in class-teaching will be explored. Keeping the regulations in mind, you will come to an agreement with your lecturers if in-class teaching is indeed possible. 
     
  3. If the majority of students would like to have on-site teaching, but there are some of you who cannot attend lectures on site (e.g. being a high-risk patient, cannot obtain a visa or do not have a place to live yet), we will provide the possibility to participate nevertheless (via hybrid teaching).

We sincerely hope that this provides you with some planning security for the Summer Semester 2021, and we wish you every success in your examinations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Board (executiveboard.hsbe@srh.de).

Best regards,

Victoria Büsch & Thorsten Bagschik

PS: Find more general information here:
Information of City of Berlin
Information of RKI

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I contact your study advisors in order to make an appointment?
    The study advisors at our schools are happy to guide you through our range of study programmes, the application process, admission requirements and financing options. Please find their contact details here.
     
  • Can I get a campus tour?
    Due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer campus tours at the moment. However, you can have a look at our virtual tours and campus videos on Youtube.
     
  • Are there any other information sessions that you offer?
    Please find an overview of our current online and on-campus events here.
  • I am not sure whether I can get a student visa in time because of Covid-19 and/or whether I can enter Germany.
    You can still apply online as we are adapting to the current situation. For example, you might start your studies online and continue them on campus once you are in Germany.
     
  • Can I start or continue my studies if the situation is getting worse?
    Yes, thanks to our blended learning and study model (online classes + self study), you can start your courses online and you can already interact with your classmates. You will be able to study, exchange ideas and fully engage with your professors and fellow students in our virtual classrooms. You will also be able to hold presentations, work on practical projects or hand in essays and acquire credits through continuous assessment. We have successfully been offering this blended learning and study model since March 2020.
     
  • I am unable to take one of the usual English proficiency tests due to the current situation. Do you accept other (online) tests?
    If you cannot take one of the standard English proficiency tests due to COVID-19, we are currently also accepting the following online English tests: Duolingo Certificate | result needed: 95 Points; TOEFL Special Home Edition | result needed: 87 ibt; IELTS Indicator | result needed: 6.5 overall