Information on How to Deal with the Coronavirus

Update 68: July 22, 2021

The spreading of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) raises questions and leads to uncertainty, also among students and employees of OTH Regensburg. We would like to keep you informed about the current situation. We refer in particular to the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the specifications of the Bavarian State Government and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts. Please also note the FAQ of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts (only available in German).

We are aware that in individual cases the measures decided upon and described in the following may lead to organizational challenges for those affected and their departments/units. However, by shutting down the university's operations, contacts on campus are to be minimised, thus helping to contain the further spread of the coronavirus.

The welfare of the more than 12.000 members of OTH Regensburg must be the first priority for all of us. The university management thanks you for your support and understanding.

Due to contact restrictions, access to the buildings of OTH Regensburg is regulated as follows:

  • Members of the university have access to the buildings of OTH Regensburg during opening hours. We ask you to use this access responsibly. The prescribed hygiene measures must be observed.
  • Access for external persons not belonging to OTH Regensburg is subject to approval. The form "Zutritt der Gebäude und Einrichtungen der OTH Regensburg von externen Personen" (only available in German) must be completed and kept.
  • During the examination period the buildings at Seybothstraße and Galgenbergstraße are open on weekdays (Mon - Fri) between 6 a.m. and 7.30 p.m and on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
    At the location in Prüfening, the opening hours on weekdays are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Changed agreement in the examination period is communicated individually within the faculties.)

For questions and current information on this topic in English, please contact the International Office at international-students(at)oth-regensburg.de.

Effective protection includes a careful and considered use of general hygiene measures recommended by both the Robert Koch Institute and the WHO, especially

  1. Avoid shaking hands
  2. Comply with the coughing and sneezing etiquette
  3. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap
  4. Keep your hands out of your face as much as possible in order not to absorb pathogens through the mucous membranes of your eyes, nose, or mouth
  5. Ventilate rooms regularly
  6. Generally stay at home when you experience respiratory symptoms (common cold etc.)
  7. Keep a distance to other people (at least 1.5-2 meters)
  8. Wear a FFP2 mask or a medical mask where it is prescribed. Stay informed about the current regulations.

You can find further information on Infektionsschutz.de (only available in German).

In the following cases you are not allowed to enter the buildings and areas of OTH Regensburg:

  • Persons with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Persons with contact to COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days (not applicable to medical and nursing staff with protected contact to COVID-19 patients) and/or persons who are subject to quarantine measures. For exceptions, please refer to the currently valid infection control regulations.
  • Persons with COVID-19 associated symptoms (acute, non-specific general symptoms, loss of smell and taste, respiratory symptoms of any severity).

Visitors shall be appropriately informed of these exclusion criteria in advance.

Persons who have stayed in a risk area designated according to the Robert Koch Institute in the last 10 days before entering the Federal Republic of Germany must observe certain rules. These can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (only available in Germany).

If persons develop symptoms typical of SARS-CoV-2 infection during an event, they must immediately leave the event and the university premises and take up an offer of testing.

If you have any questions, please contact gesundheitsschutz(at)oth-regensburg.de.

In the event of a home quarantine, all official or student duties must first be performed from home. Staff members should agree on the further procedure and the exact modalities with their respective superiors.

Information from A to Z

The registration and deregistration period for AW courses is from October 5 to 15, 2020. Registration and deregistration for AW courses is done via WebUntis; here is the support, if needed. Places in the courses are expected to be allocated on October 16, 2020. The AW courses will also start on October 19, 2020. The AW Day (central examination day for language courses) will take place on January 29, 2021.

In addition, on the website of the AW programme, you can find out about possibilities to transfer credits of courses offered by the “vhb Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern” (only available in German) and to have them counted towards an AW module. Please inform yourself in time at the responsible examination office about the possible transfer of credits of additional study achievements in vhb courses. Please note that ECTS points can only be earned in "CLASSIC vhb" courses.

On the website of the Student Union for Niederbayern/Oberpfalz you will find more information about the bridging assistance.

From now until July 23, 2021, workstations can be reserved in CIP pool B 213 in the Mechanical Engineering Building.

Registration is possible from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. via WebUntis.

From Wednesday, 5 p.m. to Saturday, 2 p.m., only one appointment (library or building E) can be booked in the following week. If appointments are still available then, they can be booked from Saturday, 2 p.m.

Last opportunity to register for all workstations Monday to Friday is 7 a.m. of the respective day.

At the end of the course name you will find an indication of when you must arrive at the latest in order not to lose your entitlement to the place, for example: ! 10:00 !

On-site registration with a supervisor in front of the learning rooms is also required.

However, you can still access the remaining CIP Pool computers remotely, i. e. via another computer (e. g. at your home) and use the software installed there that you need for exercises and practical training remotely. Instructions for remote access and current information can be found in the support wiki of OTH Regensburg (only available in German).

Please use remote access to the CIP pool computers exclusively for your studies and release your connection when you are finished.

Students who need a deadline extension for the submission of final theses, term papers, or projects due to the closure and restrictions of the various institutions of OTH Regensburg, please contact the chairman of the examination board and your supervisor.

In the summer semester 2021, the company practice phase will remain regular. Changes will be announced here in due course.

In the summer semester 2021, the semester examination period covers the period from July 7 to 28, 2021.

In principle, working on a final thesis can be continued. If necessary, please contact your supervisor or the chairperson of the examination board by telephone or email.

Laboratory operation within the context of Bachelor and Master theses is only possible in exceptional cases upon application. The application is to be submitted by the supervisors or laboratory managers to the responsible dean. If necessary, the responsible head of occupational safety must be consulted in assessing the situation. For the application approved by the dean, the agreement of the university management must be obtained.

If you have any questions regarding your internship semester, please contact the people responsible for internships in your faculty or study programme.

In addition to the reading room spaces in the library, individual study rooms will be available in the lecture hall building at the Forum (E wing) from 1 June 2021 to 23 July 2021. Registration is possible from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. via WebUntis.

From Wednesday, 5 p.m. to Saturday, 2 p.m., only one appointment (library or building E) can be booked in the following week. If appointments are still available then, they can be booked from Saturday, 2 p.m.

Last opportunity to register:

  •     for all workstations Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. of the respective day
  •     for all library workplaces on Saturdays: Friday, 4 p.m.

At the end of the course name you will find an indication of when you must arrive at the latest in order not to lose your entitlement to the place, for example: ! 10:00 !

On-site registration with a supervisor in front of the learning rooms is also required.

For questions about booking a room, please contact Martina Lehnert (bibliothek(at)oth-regensburg.de; Tel.: +49 941 943-1038).

For general questions about the organisation, please contact Karolin Borlinghaus (karolin.borlinghaus(at)oth-regensburg.de).

Until further notice, there will be no face-to-face teaching at OTH Regensburg. This also includes the implementation of group project work. Excluded are laboratory practicals, research and final theses as well as individual project work within the framework of research activities in laboratories. For further information, please contact the faculties.

During the examination period, opening hours will be extended from June 28 to July 27, 2021 at the Seybothstraße Main Library as follows:

Monday to Friday8:00 - 24:003 booking periods: 8:00 - 14:00 / 14:15 - 19:15 / 19:30 - 24:00
Saturday10:00 - 20:002 booking periods: 10:00 - 15:00 / 15:15 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 20:001 booking period: 10:00 - 20:00

Due to the lockdown ordered by the federal and state governments, gastronomic operations in the mensa of OTH Regensburg will be suspended from November 2, 2020 until further notice. The already practiced distribution of take-away meals to students ("to-go service") and ordering via the delivery service of Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz will continue to be possible.

You can find more detailed information on the website of the Student Union for Niederbayern/Oberpfalz.

Opening hours for the public and office hours are restricted. Please make use of the possibilities of digital communication and submit your requests by email or telephone. If you wish to hand in documents, please send them as a file by email or by regular mail. Questions and concerns should be dealt with by telephone or email.

Home office is the desired alternative, where the personal task allows it. However, it is pointed out that the possibility of personal presence in the research laboratories must be further restricted and is only possible in compelling exceptional cases in agreement with the deans and with the permission of the president or the chancellor.

The validity of the pandemic-related regulations concerning the individual standard period of study (Regelstudienzeit) and examinations in the Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG) for the summer semester 2020 has been extended for the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021.

This means that deadlines that are bound to the standard period of study will automatically be postponed or extended by one semester. This gives students time leeway to take exams and a correspondingly longer maximum BAföG entitlement period.

Example: In a Bachelor's degree programme with a standard period of study of seven semesters, students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21, and summer semester 2021 and were not granted leave of absence have an individual standard period of study of ten semesters instead of seven semesters.

The Student Advisory Service or the Academic Counselling can provide you with guidance in this regard. Legally-binding information on your individual course of studies and your deadlines can be obtained from the Examinations and Internships Office. For general information on your individual standard period of study, please refer to your matriculation certificate, which you can download from the Student Service Portal.

If you have any questions regarding a planned academic semester abroad, please contact outgoing-studyabroad(at)oth-regensburg.de.