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Information for Exchange Students, International Degree-Seeking UdK Students and Partner Universities

Arrival in Berlin

Update on 13.04.2021

Students who have stayed in (high) risk areas* within the last 10 days before arriving in Berlin must:

  • register before entering the country on einreiseanmeldung.de (available in 11 languages).  The information is then automatically forwarded to the responsible Gesundheitsamt (health authority).
  • go to their own apartment or house or other suitable accommodation immediately after their arrival and remain in quarantine for a period of ten days. This also applies to students who have previously entered the Federal Republic of Germany via another federal state.
  • A test is compulsory for people coming from risk areas. Here you can find a list of various corona test centers in Berlin.
  • Please note that students travelling from high-incidence areas or by plane must show a negative test result or an appropriate medical certificate BEFORE departure. The test must have been carried out at the earliest 48 hours before entry and must comply with the criteria of the Robert Koch Institute*.

Please find more information on current quarantine and registration requirements for travellers on the following website: https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/measures/

*please scroll to the bottom of the page of the RKI to find the information in English.

ATTENTION!

  • It is not allowed to spend the quarantine in a student dormitory, hostel and other accommodation with shared bathroom/kitchen. During the quarantine, any contact with people who do not belong to your household must be strictly avoided.
  • If you are in quarantine, it is strictly forbidden to attend courses and to enter any of the buildings of the UdK Berlin. In that case, you can only attend digital courses or take online exams.
  • Even if the test is negative, it is strongly recommended that you repeat the test after 5 to 7 days.
  • NEW! All students are required to wear medical masks (surgical mask, FFP2) in all the UdK buildings, including in class (unless the artistic work makes this impossible).
  • NEW! In artistic lessons, students must wear FFP2 masks (unless the subject makes it impossible).
  • NEW! From 12 April onwards, rapid tests for students and staff of UdK Berlin are available in front of the main building of the TU Berlin (Straße des 17. Juni). For more information, please click here.
  • If you think you may have an infection, please call the Corona Hotline for advice. It can be reached daily from 8:00 - 20:00 hrs under 9028-2828. Moreover, you must strictly comply with the procedure in case of infection or suspected infection at UdK Berlin.

Please check the current Berlin regulations on the day of your arrival. These can be changed according to the current infection situation.

Incoming Exchange Students

Incoming exchange students - winter semester 2021/22

Outgoing Exchange Students

Update on 12.05.2021

The UdK Berlin does NOT encourage physical mobility to a country with a COVID-19-related travel warning! UdK Berlin recommends to refrain from travel to study abroad destinations in so called risk areas.

However, it is at the participants' discretion to travel to regions with a COVID-19 travel warning. We are allowed again to financially support students in these areas under certain conditions. Keep in mind that you do this at your own risk!

The European Commission, the DAAD, and the UdK Berlin urge all students to follow preventive measures by the local authorities.

Please sign in "ELEFAND", the Krisenvorsorgeliste by the Auswärtiges Amt (crisis prevention list): https://elefand.diplo.de/elefandextern/home/login!form.action

and consult the following websites for up-to-date travel and safety instructions:

Auswärtiges Amt:         
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/reise-gesundheit/gesundheit-fachinformationen/reisemedizinische-hinweise/Coronavirus

Liste der Risikogebiete laut RKI
https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

"Sicher Reisen"-App:
Travel safely app by the Auswärtiges Amt

Exchange students are expected to adapt their individual Health and Travel insurance to the Corona situation.

For individual consultation, please contact your international office coordinator.

In addition, we offer ONLINE CONSULTATION HOURS for exchange students every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m., as well as every Friday from 10-11 a.m.

International students at UdK Berlin

Update on 15.03.2021

Welcome Week from 6 to 9 April 2021

We welcome all new international students during our online Welcome Meeting on 6 April 2021 at 1pm on BigBlueButton. You can find more information about the Welcome Week events here.

Summer Semester 2021

The Summer Semester 2021 will start on 12 April 2021 in digital mode. As far as the pandemic allows, opportunities for onsite studying and teaching will be offered in the course of the summer semester.
 More information on lecture periods and academic holidays can be found here.

Visa/residence

The opening hours of the Berlin Landesamt für Einwanderung (Berlin Immigration Office) are currently restricted. Please find more information here.

If you are still abroad:

- Has your residence permit already expired? Please contact us at the following e-mail address: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de.

- Have you been abroad for more than six months, but your residence permit is still valid? Please contact us at the following e-mail address: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de.

If you are already in Berlin:

- Have you tried to get an appointment online several times unsuccessfully AND your residence title expires in a few days?
In this case, please apply for an extension via e-mail. The departments B1 and B2 are responsible for students. Please find further information under the following link (please scroll down for the English version): https://www.berlin.de/einwanderung/ueber-uns/aktuelles/artikel.1041742.php.

- Have you been in a (high) risk area within the last 10 days before arriving in Berlin? Please read the information on quarantine and reporting requirements for travellers here.

How to contact us during the Corona Pandemic

International Student Services offers online consultation hours for international students and applicants on the BigBlueButton platform on the following days (Link updated on 31.03.2021):
- OnMondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm
- On Thursdays from 10am to 12pm

Please do not forget to select the microphone icon before entering the virtual consultation room.

You can of course contact us at any time by e-mail: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de

International Applicants at UdK Berlin

Update on 15.03.2021

How to contact us during the Corona Pandemic

International Student Services offers online consultation hours for international students and applicants on the BigBlueButton platform on the following days (Link updated on 31.03.2021):
- On  Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm
- On Thursdays from 10am to 12pm

Please do not forget to select the microphone icon before entering the virtual consultation room.

You can of course contact us at any time by e-mail: aaa@udk-berlin.de

Financial support

Update on 22.04.2021

Due to the effects of the corona crisis, many students are facing financial difficulties. We have collected emergency funds and financial support for students in this document.

International students of UdK Berlin are also encouraged to contact the International Student Services team with their questions: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de.

International Office

The International Office acts in two areas:

International Student Services offer assistance to all international students interested in applying for a degree at UdK Berlin and give advice throughout the course of their studies. UdK students wanting to go abroad with a DAAD/Fulbright scholarship can also seek advise here.

The International Office establishes and maintains cooperations with international partner universities and is the contact point for all matters relating to international exchange for students, teachers and university staff.