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Exceptional Regulations caused by the Coronavirus Epidemic

You can find the detailed Exceptional Regulations in the Administration of Examinations in Bachelor's and Master's Study Courses caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 epidemic at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences HERE .

Which study courses are affected?

§ 1 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

These Exceptional Regulations apply to all Bachelor's and Master's courses at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

Which admission requirements do no longer apply?

§ 3 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

Admission requirements that are prescribed in the Examination Regulations and module handbooks as prerequisites for the respective examination do not have to be fulfilled.

These prerequisites can be, for example:
- Academic performances
- Certain modules must already have been passed
- The minimum number of credit points (credits) must already have been obtained

This only applies to examinations that are scheduled for the summer semester 2020 according to the examination timetable!

Nevertheless, you will definitely take part in the internships and practical classes offered in your study course! Please remember that in the event of a resit examination after the summer semester 2020, the admission requirements issued in the Examination Regulations will apply as before.

This does not apply to final theses, colloquia and practical phases, unless the respective faculty regulates this separately. These can be found on the website containing the Examination Regulations of your study course.

Please consider the following technical note: When registering for module examinations for the summer semester 2020, you will be informed that some admission requirements are still missing. However, this is not a problem and you will still get admission to the module examination.

Which module examinations are affected?

The Exceptional Regulations - except for § 5 - apply to the module examinations of the summer semester 2020. Therefore, not the concrete date of the module examination or the corresponding course is decisive, but the semester to which the respective module examination belongs.

Please refer to the corresponding Examination timetable to find out which module examination is scheduled for the summer semester 2020.

The Exceptional Regulations do not apply to resit examinations from the winter semester that are scheduled for the summer semester!

Regulation on Free Attempts

§ 4 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

Examinations that are not passed or that the candidate fails to attend are deemed not to have been taken.

Nevertheless, in order to enable the faculties to plan better, we kindly ask you to withdraw from examinations in which you do not want to participate. For those examinations affected by the Regulation on Free Attempts, this is possible online up to one day before the examination date.

You do not have to submit any medical certificates!

This Regulation on Free Attempts in accordance with § 7 (4) of the Corona Epidemic University Regulations applies to all module examinations taken in the period from 1 March 2020 until 31 August 2020 as well as all module examinations assigned to the summer semester 2020 in the respective examination schedule, even if they are taken after 31 August 2020.

To ensure proper administrative procedures, the grade 5.0 must be recorded initially and will be displayed on the online portal for some time. The university will delete it about 2 weeks after the recording, students do not need to take any further action.

Please note that this does not apply when the examination is graded as "insufficient" (5.0) in the event of cheating or the use of unauthorised aids or when the candidate has been excluded from continuing the examination due to disruption of the proper course of the examination. In this case, the examination attempt is still graded as "not sufficient (5.0)" and remains valid!

Module Examinations in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

§ 5 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

If you were registered and admitted to module examinations in the winter semester 2019/2020 and these were cancelled due to the infection prevention measures in the context of the coronavirus epidemic, you are automatically registered for these examinations after the examination boards have scheduled and announced new examination dates without re-registering. Otherwise, you can withdraw from these examination dates without further notice. For this purpose, please contact the Student Service Office by email.

If you want to take the examination at a later date but are still registered, you must first withdraw from the registered examination. Then you can register for a new date.

Amendments to Examination Regulations

§ 2 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

The form and duration of the module examination can be amended in deviation from the Examination Regulations or the provisions in the module handbooks. A different examination form as described in the framework of the General Examination Regulations or in the Bachelor's or Master's examination regulations, or a legally compliant form of an examination in electronic form or in electronic communication (online examination) can be chosen instead of a written examination.

If examination forms have been amended in your study course, you will be informed accordingly on the website containing the Examination Regulations of your study course.

Amendments to Forms of Teaching

§ 6 of the Exceptional Regulations caused by the coronavirus epidemic

If forms of teaching indicated in the module handbooks have been amended, you will be informed accordingly on the website containing the Examination Regulations of your study course.

Standard Period of Study

For all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020, the standard period of study is extended by one semester in accordance with § 10 (1) of the Corona Epidemic University Regulations of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Contact

In the case of questions concerning the cancellation of specific events, the dealing with suspected cases or other questions concerning the handling of the coronavirus at our university, please contact the Departement for Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Protection .

If you have general questions about the coronavirus, please contact the responsible health office Ihres Wohnortes. The Robert Koch-Institute has set up a page with further, up-to-date information.