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Application phase for the Winter Semester from July 1, 2020 to August 20, 2020

    Deadlines for the 20/21 Winter Semester application phase postponed: due to the current situation concerning coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the start and finish dates for the 20/21 Winter Semester application deadlines will change. The application phase for THU degree programs for the 2020/2021 Winter Semester will start on July 1, 2020 and finish on August 20, 2020 (cut-off date). You will find more information about the dialog-oriented service process (DoSV) at Always check the current status of the coming application process on our application support webpage. Upstream suitability assessments (EFV) will have to take place with changed deadlines. So please check the degree program pages on our website regularly. The application deadlines for the various Master's degree programs can be found on the webpage for the relevant Master's degree program.

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    Since Monday, May 18, 2020, we are able to offer practical laboratory classes again at Ulm University of Applied Sciences in a reduced form for small groups. Naturally, these classes will only take place in compliance with THU's applicable protective measures and hygiene regulations. If laboratory classes are on offer for you, your lecturers will invite you to the relevant classes. For those of you who are currently living so far away from Ulm that you cannot visit individual classes in person: THU will issue regulations ensuring you are not disadvantaged with regard to the various deadlines/the course schedule (excepting the purely time-related aspect).

    With regard to the examinations at the end of the Summer Semester: THU continues to make every effort to conduct the examinations in the form specified by the examination regulations. However we are also providing a basis enabling individual examination formats to be changed. If applicable, these changes must be announced to you several weeks in advance. From today's perspective, it is possible that the planned examination period may have to be extended slightly into the first week of August, due to the reduced capacity of the examination rooms (resulting from the restrictions due to the corona virus). THU thanks you for your understanding.

    With due consideration of the special circumstances in the current semester, the THU Senate has issued special course and examination regulations. These specify the following points in particular:

    • Deadlines which would result in a loss of the right to take examinations if you missed them during the 2020 Summer Semester, will be extended by one semester without you needing to make an application. (This means you do not have to go to examinations which you believe you have been unable to prepare for sufficiently.) 
    • Examination formats may be used which deviate from those specified in the course and examination regulations. If this is the case, you will be informed sufficiently in advance of the examination.

    • The deadline for de-registering from examinations has been extended: if you do not turn up for an examination, this counts as an approved withdrawal from the examination.

    • In order to ensure infection protection in examination situations as well, written examinations can only be taken in relatively small groups. It is therefore possible that, due to the reduced capacity of the examination rooms, examinations may have to be scheduled during the first week of August as well! For this reason, we ask you to de-register in LSF from the examinations you do not wish to take – as soon as possible. This creates transparency about the number of participants in the examination and helps us with our examination planning. 

    Find out more about the special examination regulations here.

    More detailed information:

    • Provisional timetable for the Winter Semester:
    Period for registration/canceling registration for classesSept. 21, 2020, 2:00 am to Oct. 11, 2020, 11:30 pm. Please note: different rules may apply for joint degree programs with Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and Ulm University.
    Start of lectures for all higher semesters as well as those starting their Master's degree programs (excluding new students starting their Bachelor's degree programs and students on the CSE Bachelor's and CSE Master's degree programs)Sept. 29, 2020
    Start of lectures for all new students starting their Bachelor's degree programs, except CSE/CEMOct. 12, 2020
    Start of lectures at Ulm University, including for CSE Bachelor's and CSE Master's degree programsNov. 02, 2020

    • We are currently working on the assumption that most of you will be able to take part in online classes from home. However, the student workstations in the THU buildings are fundamentally also available for participating in online classes – you must, of course, comply with the currently-applicable minimum distance rules and requirements for gatherings. Additionally, the PC Pool C011 in the Prittwitzstrasse building is also open for this purpose. Please get in touch with us immediately if you have any problems in this regard.

    • As you can see, the lecture period for this special semester has been provisionally shortened to 13 weeks (instead of the original 15 weeks). We would like to inform you already that during this semester, it may also be possible and necessary to hold individual teaching events (requiring attendance in person) on Saturdays. We will of course give you sufficient advance notice, should this be the case.
    • The situation in this semester is new for all of us. We are on a steep learning curve and we currently have to take many decisions while the rules and framework conditions are constantly changing. Therefore, we wholeheartedly request your support and readiness to cooperate. This particularly relates to the following points:
      • Please check your e-mail inbox regularly, and make sure you use your university account e-mail address. This especially concerns the offers, instructions, information, questions and tasks issued to you by the professors and teaching staff.
      • Please be tolerant if something doesn't work, and please help us ensure that as many of your fellow students as possible stay up-to-date with the latest developments. 
      • You can of course contact your professors via their e-mail addresses. 
    • The cafeteria on the Prittwitzstrasse Campus is now open again. From Monday to Friday, from 8:30-10 am and 11:30 am -1 pm, you can now purchase a small selection of well-packaged filled rolls / sandwiches and other snacks. You must comply with the infection protection regulations: entry only with a face mask covering at least your mouth and nose, keep at least 1.5 m away from everybody else, disinfect your hands and pay without cash using your student ID card. The drinks and food dispensing machines are also still available to use.

    • For all other social matters concerning our students (BAFöG, student accommodation, semester tickets, psychosocial support etc.) please contact the Studierendenwerk Ulm (Students' Union) – you'll find all the relevant information at

    • Due to the current situation, until further notice the THU buildings are open as follows:
    Prittwitzstrasse and Albert-Einstein-Allee:

    Monday – Saturday

    7 am – 6 pm

    Sundays and public holidays


  • Monday – Saturday 
    7 am – 6 pm (entry via Building "M")
    Sundays and public holidays 
    • However, in the interests of ensuring the greatest possible protection from infection, we recommend you stay at home. The following applies to the THU premises: All those present in the University of Applied Sciences' buildings are obliged to adhere to the latest rules of conduct issued by the State of Baden-Württemberg – in particular regarding the ban on gatherings of more than 2 people in a public space.
    • The library will continue to offer its services, but personal contact should be avoided. You can make orders from the library catalog by sending an e-mail to Here you can request your desired pickup time, so that the media can be issued without personal interaction. Professors and staff at the THU can do the same, or telephone the library with their requests. 

    You will find questions and answers about studying and services at THU during the corona crisis on our 
    constantly-updated FAQs webpage.

    Please note: The current situation continues to change rapidly. We will keep you updated via the THU information channels. This article will be updated continuously.

    You can find more information for THU employees here.

    7/3/2020 12:30

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