Information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Outgoings: FH Students who are planning a stay abroad or are currently abroad

Outgoings: FH Students Who Are Planning a Stay Abroad, or Are Already Abroad

As a matter of urgency, we must continue to point out to you that the decision to embark on a stay abroad, under the current conditions, will be at your own risk.

In particular, it may perhaps be difficult to leave the host country again.

Please note the quarantine ordinances of the respective host country and the associated (additional) financial costs.

Due to the current situation resulting from the Corona pandemic, you are hereby advised to do the following:

  • Pay attention to the advice of the Foreign Office regarding the host country.
  • Do not ignore the possibility of further Covid-19 infection surges.
  • Make sure that bookings (flights, accommodation, etc.) can be cancelled.
  • Do not rely on another repatriation programme by the Federal Government (nevertheless, keep yourself informed if and when return flights are possible).
  • Have a plan B ready (depending on the degree programme, this may vary in difficulty) - such as postponing to a later date.
  • Sign up for the crisis precaution list before the start of the semester abroad. (https://elefand.diplo.de/elefandextern/home/login!form.action)
  • Before leaving Germany, make a note of the emergency number that can be found on the website of the respective German diplomatic mission abroad, and check the website of the respective embassy for further contact options.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions of the local authorities abroad.

Additionally, we would like to draw your attention to the comprehensive information available at the

Foreign Office  https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/covid-19/2296762

and the

Robert Koch Institute: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV_node.html

and the

DAAD: https://www.daad.de/de/finanzielle-leistungen-deutsche/

and ask you to carefully read the entire text of the travel warnings that are currently still in effect, especially with regard to financial risks and your health insurance coverage.

Wir hoffen, es geht Ihnen gut und dass die Krise bald vorbei ist.

Nach Rücksprache mit der Hochschulleitung kann ich Ihnen zur Zeit nur empfehlen, sich bitte in die Krisenvorsorgeliste des Auswärtigen Amtes einzutragen:
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/-krisenvorsorgeliste/387662 und in Kontakt mit der Deutschen Botschaft vor Ort zu bleiben.
Sollte es im Laufe der Entwicklungen zu einer Rückholaktion von Deutschen aus dem Ausland kommen, wäre dies hilfreich.

Bei etwaigen Schwierigkeiten (finanzieller Art oder bzgl. Formalitäten etc.) melden Sie sich bitte bei uns. Wir bemühen uns, Ihnen zu helfen.
Das Team des Akademischen Auslandsamts ist online erreichbar (https://www.fh-aachen.de/hochschule/akademisches-auslandsamt/team/).
Bei akademischen Fragen möchten wir Sie bitten, sich an die jeweiligen Dekane bzw. Auslandsbeauftragten Ihres Fachbereichs zu wenden.

Alles Gute und bleiben Sie gesund.

Sonnige Grüße aus Aachen. Alles wird gut.

Nathalie Kazma
Leiterin Akademisches Auslandsamt

Entry Ordinance as of 9 Nov 2020 for Incomings and Returning Travellers

Before entering Germany, everyone must register online at www.einreiseanmeldung.de

Information from the Federal Ministry of Health:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende.html#c19334

Information on COVID-19 Coronavirus for Visiting Students at FH Aachen

Incomings: Information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus for Visiting Students at FH Aachen

Depending on the development of the global outbreak of COVID-19, measures such as postponing the beginning of the winter semester or putting incoming students on home quarantine, etc., might be necessary.

Students are advised to follow the regulations set by the German government and the Federal Foreign Office: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en and by the Robert Koch Institute, which is continuously monitoring the situation and estimating the risk for the population in Germany: https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html.

To the International Students at FH Aachen

To the International Students at FH Aachen

(Scroll down for information for FH Students who are currently abroad)

Over the past few days, you have been informed that the start of the summer semester at FH Aachen has been postponed, including lectures, degree programme introductions, internships, etc. The exams planned for March 2020 have been cancelled.

We know that this may delay your studies, as the cancelled exams may not be available in the following examination period and, therefore, in the worst case, an exam required for the following semester might be missing.

Therefore, we have contacted the Immigration Offices (Ausländerbehörde) in the StädteRegion Aachen and Kreis Düren and asked them to take these issues into consideration when evaluating your study progress.

Effective immediately, the following applies:

If you need to renew your student residence permit, please contact

In case of any difficulties, please contact the Department of International Affairs at FH Aachen. We will do our best to help you.

  • Ms Sabine Brinker | AAA Office in Aachen: brinker(at)fh-aachen.de (for FH students who live in Aachen and those studying in Aachen who live elsewhere in Germany)
  • Ms. Katherine Stone | Campus Jülich: stone(at)fh-aachen.de (for FH students who live in Jülich, Linnich and Kreis Düren and those studying in Jülich who live elsewhere in Germany)

We wish you all the best during this time and are available for further inquiries.

Sunny greetings from Aachen. Everything will be fine!

Nathalie Kazma
Head of the Department of International Affairs

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FAQ for International Students

FAQs for International Students

I'm an international student. What should I do?

I'm an international student. What should I do?

Check your emails every day and read the FAQ for students on the topic of coronavirus https://www.fh-aachen.de/en/press/news/faq-corona/. Participate in the online courses.

I'm in Germany and my residence permit has expired, or will expire soon.

I'm in Germany and my residence permit has expired, or will expire soon.

Please contact your Immigration Office (Ausländerbehörde) by email:

I'm in my home country and cannot return to Germany, even though I want to return. What should I do?

I'm in my home country and cannot return to Germany, even though I want to return. What should I do?

As mentioned above, check your emails every day and read the FAQ for students on the topic of coronavirus https://www.fh-aachen.de/en/press/news/faq-corona/. Participate in the online courses.

Remember that when you return to Germany, you have to go into quarantine for 2 weeks.

Read the travel information on the website of the German embassy in your home country.

 

I’m in my home country and want to return, but my visa has expired.

I’m in my home country and want to return, but my visa has expired.

Please contact the German embassy again. Be prepared to submit a registration certificate (Studienbescheinigung).

I'm outside Germany and I want to exmatriculate. Can I return to Germany at a later time?

I'm outside Germany and I want to exmatriculate. Can I return to Germany at a later time?

Please contact the Registrars' Office (Studierendensekretariat) https://www.fh-aachen.de/en/university/registrars-office/deregistration/ for exmatriculation.
We cannot guarantee that you can register again with the same requirements, because sometimes the entrance requirements change. Contact the Registrars' Office (Studierendensekretariat) if you have any questions.
IOS students should contact Ms. Katherine Stone stone(at)fh-aachen.de.
Please be aware that you will probably have to apply for a new visa.
In case you decide to exmatriculate, also inform the Immigration Office (Ausländerbehörde - see links above), the City Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) and your health insurance company (Krankenkasse).  
 

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