FAQs for students and prospective students in times of pandemic
The lecture period at the UdK Berlin started on 19. April 2022 and ended on 23. July 2022.
Students with children can also apply for disadvantage compensation in case of special family burdens, e.g. closure of daycare or school, illness of the child, etc... .
For example, if a minimum attendance requirement in courses cannot be met due to family reasons, a substitute may be requested.
Students who, for family reasons, are dependent on attending a certain compulsory course, e.g. at a certain time, can also apply directly to the lecturer before the start of the semester for preferential allocation of places. Individual solutions should be found during the current semester.
For submission deadlines, an extension of the deadline can be applied for with the disadvantage compensation, for examinations an alternative examination date or an alternative examination form can be applied for.
Requests for compensation for academic performance are submitted directly to the lecturer, requests for compensation for examination performance are submitted in writing to the responsible examination board and the examination office.
If you are unsure, you are also welcome to contact the Women's Representative or the General Student Advisory Service.
Here you will find some more information about support and advice on the subject of studying with a child in the Corona pandemic.
Due to the current situation, many new questions arise with regard to financing studies and securing livelihoods, e.g:
How will BAföG look next semester?
Where can I apply for financial support?
Am I entitled to ALG II if I have lost my job?
You can find detailed information about financing, usually updated daily, on the pages of the studierendenWERK Berlin on the pages of the Deutsches Studentenwerk and on the BMBF website:
Information on the bridging aid (German)
Funding options - information from the German student union
The AStA of the UdK has a social fund from which students in difficult financial situations can be supported, information can be found here:
International and exchange students can find information on the current situation on the website of the International Office:
The application can be useful in individual cases if you have got into a financial emergency due to the loss of your job and would like to apply for ALG II.
About this possibility and the individual requirements for
ALG II advises the social counselling office of the studierendenWERK Berlin (see above).
Subsequent application for a semester of leave of absence or part-time studies at the UdK Berlin is possible in individual cases. Please contact your advisor at the Admissions and Examination Office.
The StudyGuide, the Student Advisory Service and International Student Services are also there for you in emergency situations by e-mail, answering your questions or forwarding you to other offices if necessary. In individual cases, telephone appointments can also be arranged.
Here you will find a selection of advice centres to which you can turn in various crisis situations.
Currently this inforamtion is available in German only.