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

Arrival in Berlin

What do you need to consider when travelling from abroad?

Update on 29.09.2020

Students who have stayed in risk areas* within the last 14 days before arriving in Berlin and cannot show a negative test result* must:

  • take a compulsory corona test AND
  • contact the relevant public health office or the central corona hotline of the public health department on 030 90 28 28 28.
  • You get tested for free at Berlin Airports, Hauptbahnhof and the central bus station (ZOB). If you are unable to do so for capacity reasons, you can get a test at various corona screening centers in Berlin.

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

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

ATTENTION!

  • You will receive the test result after 48h at the earliest. You must remain in quarantine until you have a negative test result.
  • It is not allowed to spend the quarantine in a student dormitory, hostel and other accommodation with shared bathroom/kitchen.
  • If you are in quarantine, it is strictly forbidden to attend courses and to enter any of the buildings of the UdK Berlin.
  • We recommend students, who have been in a risk area within the last 14 days, to wait up to 5 days after a negative test result before entering any buildings of Berlin University of the Arts.
  • The students mentioned above can only attend digital courses or take online exams.

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 - summer semester 2021

 

The application process starts on 15th October and ends on 15th November. Further information can be found here:

https://www.udk-berlin.de/en/service/international-office/exchange/student-exchange-programme/studying-in-berlin/application-process/

Applications are accepted under the condition that exchanges are possible and safe. We carefully will observe the development of the Corona pandemic and reserve the right to withdraw the acceptance.

The COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable and we are facing many possible challenges for the summer semester in terms of safety, international travel restrictions and academic developments.

Outgoing Exchange Students 2020/21

Due to the COVID-19 situation, it is currently not possible to provide reliable and general information about the winter semester of 2020/21.

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.

All documents from the ERASMUS+ PREPARATION WEBINAR are available in the DOWNLOAD-CENTER.

The UdK Berlin does NOT encourage physical mobility to a country with a general or a COVID-19-related travel warning during the winter semester 2020/21!

It is at the participants' discretion to travel to a region with travel and security risk. Please sign in "ELEFAND", the Krisenvorsorgeliste by the Auswärtiges Amt (crisis prevention list): https://elefand.diplo.de/elefandextern/home/login!form.action

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

Auswärtiges Amt: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/10.2.8Reisewarnungen

COVID-19-warnings: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/covid-19/2296762

List of regions with high risk: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

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

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

International students at UdK Berlin

  • Winter Semester 2020

Update on 19.10.2020

The start of the winter semester has been postponed to 2 November 2020. Please click here for more information regarding the lecture period and academic holidays.

UdK Berlin is planning a mix of digital teaching and on-site lectures for this semester, as far as the development of the pandemic allows. Please click here for more information (only available in German).

  • Welcome Week for new international students

A Welcome Week for new international students takes place one week before the lectures begin.The exact dates will be announced on our events calendar before the start of the semester.

  • Visa/residence

The Ausländerbehörde has reopened for regular customer appointments. More information about the opening hours can be found here.

If you are still abroad:

- Do you need  a "confirmation of the necessity to be present in Germany for the purpose of studying (§ 16b AufenthG)" to apply for a study visa? Please contact the person in charge of your study programm at the Registration and Examinations Office (IPA).

- 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 been in a risk area within the last 14 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

Since 11 May 2020 International Student Services has been offering online consultation hours. These take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm on the BigBlueButton platform. Please do not forget to select the microphone icon before entering the virtual consultation room!

PLEASE NOTE that the consultation hour will NOT take place on Tuesday 20 October and on Monday 26 October 2020!

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

International Applicants at UdK Berlin

  • Application

UdK Berlin will continue the application and admission procedures for the winter semester 2020/21 from 30.4.2020 onwards.

Please click here for further information.

  • How to contact us during the Corona Pandemic

NEW! From 11 May 2020 International Student Services will offer online consultation hours. These take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm on the BigBlueButton platform. Please do not forget to select the microphone icon before entering the virtual consultation room!

PLEASE NOTE that the consultation hour will NOT take place on Tuesday 20 October and on Monday 26 October 2020!

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

Financial support

Update on 19.10.2020

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.