What is a risk region?
The Robert Koch Institute identifies international risk areas where there is an increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2. Here you find more information by the Robert Koch Institute.
Quarantine, testing, and notification requirements apply to entrants who have been in a foreign risk area within the ten days prior to entry. More information from the Federal Ministry of Health can be found here.
From and including Wednesday, December 16, 2020 the HMKW locations will be closed to the public until at least April 24, 2021 for the time being. Please come to our university building only in urgent cases (e.g. because of already scheduled attendance exams and mandatory practice formats).
We kindly ask you to contact us via mail, telephone, e-mail or Skype.
The summer semester starts on April 01, 2021. This applies to all 3 locations: Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt/M. The official start of lectures is on April 06, 2021. Teaching is expected to take place via three forms of learning (online and hybrid events and, if applicable, presence).
A large number of the examinations will not take place in presence and, if necessary, will be replaced by alternative forms of examination. All post-exams are expected to be postponed indefinitely. As soon as we have binding information on this, we will keep you updated here.
All Bachelor/Master colloquia and other oral exams that should not be postponed for compelling reasons will be conducted in online form (via Skype, Zoom, etc.).
As mandated by the Berlin Senate Administration and implemented by our Academic Senate, all deadlines for submission of final papers and term papers set since 12/16/2020 will be extended at least until 05/31/2021.
To meet the deadline, it is sufficient to submit written work in digital form (i.e. usually as a PDF). How to proceed with special formats, e.g. with practical, manual work in design modules, must be clarified in individual cases in consultation with the respective teachers.
Reasonable extensions of the submission deadlines for homework for regular modules are determined individually by the respective teaching staff.
As of Dec. 16, 2020, our libraries will also cease operations.
Entry to Germany from EU member states and from "Schengen-associated" countries as well as from Great Britain has been possible again in principle since 15 June 2020; entry restrictions and internal border controls no longer apply; a "valid reason for entry" is no longer required.
As of 2 July 2020, the entry of third-country nationals from some countries is again possible. Please also note the information provided by the Federal Government and the Federal Foreign Office. This list of countries may be extended or restricted depending on the development of the pandemic.
Third-country nationals from all other countries may enter Germany for study purposes from 2 July onwards, if the studies cannot be carried out entirely from abroad.
The Robert Koch Institute identifies international risk areas where there is an increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2. Quarantine, testing, and notification requirements apply to entrants who have been in a foreign risk area within the ten days prior to entry. More information from the Federal Ministry of Health can be found here. Here you find more information by the Robert Koch Institute.
Similar to other diseases like influenza you can prevent illness by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Moreover, avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people (from 1 to 2 meters) if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. Also you should avoid shaking hands with people. Generally people with respiratory diseases should be stay at home to lower the risk of infection for others.
In the washrooms and in the corridors disinfectant dispensers are available. Moreover, our cleaning staff is instructed to disinfect daily and regularly door handles, toilets, surfaces etc.
An infection with coronavirus can lead to symptoms like fever and cough. Other symptoms such as a cold, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pains, a sore throat and headache were recorded as well. Some ill persons suffer from nausea or diarrhea.
The course of disease can be vary considerably according to individuals. Especially, elder persons (from 50 or 60 years of age) or persons mit underlying medical conditions have a higher risk to become ill.
In case of any symptoms please stay at home and consult a doctor via telephone. Inform us about your illness promptly but please don't visit us in person.