On this page you can read about how the coronavirus pandemic affects your studies. Please check the  university’s website and intranet pages regularly (ideally once a day) for information about the situation on campus. Please also be sure to read the emails sent to your university email account about this issue from the university.

  • Are lectures online or in-person?

    Currently no in-person classes are taking place. According to §21 of the twelfth Bavarian regulation on infection prevention and control measures (“Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung”):

    “Practical or artistic educational components or activities that require specific laboratories or working spaces on the university premises are permitted notwithstanding Line 1, if a physical distance of 1.5 metres can strictly be maintained between all participants. Face masks are required during activities described in Line 2.” For details, please contact your Faculty.

  • All important dates and deadlines for the summer semester are available here

  • Your individual standard programme duration has been officially extended one semester, if you were enrolled in summer semester 2021 and not on leave of absence (Art. 99 (2) BayHschG). This applies retroactively to the winter semester 20/21 as well.
    Students who were enrolled at university and not on leave of absence in winter semester 20/21 and summer semester 2021, the standard programme duration (Regelstudienzeit) for their studies has been extended two semesters.
    For students who were enrolled at university and not on leave of absence since summer semester 2020, the standard programme duration (Regelstudienzeit) for their studies has been extended three semesters, accordingly.

  • For statistical purposes, however, the number of semesters (“Fachsemester”) must be increased, even if the study semesters in SoSe 2020, WiSe 21, and SoSe 2021 are not counted, as stipulated in Art. 99 (1) BayHSchG . This stipulation will be implemented by extending the deadlines and regular schedules in accord with the Terms of the Special Regulations to the APO (Link in German).  
  • Informationen zur Teilnahme an digitalen Prüfungen - German
    Information for students about digital examinations         - English         

    Information about the Einverständnis zur Teilnahme an digitalen Prüfungen - German
    Information about your agreement to take part in digital examinations - English

  • Bescheinigung über die Präsenzpflicht für Prüfungen
    zu verwenden für Fahrten zum/vom Prüfungsort oder für Übernachtungen in Nürnberg - German

    Confirmation of mandatory attendance for examinations

    for the purpose of transit to/from the examination location or for overnight accommodations in Nuremberg - English

  • Withdrawing from an exam
    In the summer semester 2021, failure to attend a module examination is considered an effective withdrawal, even if the study and examination regulations (SPO) of a degree programme stipulate the opposite (as is the case for the Faculties of Business Administration, Architecture, and Civil Engineering, for example).

  • Requirement to sit examinations
    If you would be required to sit an examination in the summer semester 2021 (mandatory first time or resit exam), this period is officially extended until the end of the winter semester 2021/22.  Every examination attempt in the summer semester 2021 is therefore of a voluntary nature. That means, you are not required to submit a request for an extension nor must you provide a medical certificate documenting your inability to sit an exam  .
    IMPORTANT: This rule does not apply to scheduled assessments (project papers or final theses in bachelor’s or master’s programmes) nor to the completion of pre-requisite courses for master’s programmes (“Qualifikationsvoraussetzungen”) .
    Nor does this rule apply to individuals with vocational qualifications who are in a probationary period of study: the probationary period of study still comprises 30 ECTS that must be completed in the first two semesters.

  • Failure of an examination
    If you receive a grade of 5.0 for a module in the summer semester 2021, this examination attempt will not be officially recognized.
    IMPORTANT: This rule does not apply to scheduled assessments (project papers or final theses in bachelor’s or master’s programmes) nor to the completion of pre-requisite courses for master’s programmes (“Qualifikationsvoraussetzungen”) .
  • Final theses (Bachelor’s/master’s theses):
    As the current hygiene regulations require keeping personal contact to a minimum, the Student Advisory Service will remain closed until further notice. Final theses or papers should be submitted digitally (only) in pdf format via your TH email account to the first examiner and to studienbueroatth-nuernbergPunktdein cc. Please sign the declaration that you have produced the work yourself (plagiarism declaration), scan it, and send it along with the thesis and the assessment form by email to the recipients named above. More information about submitting final theses is available on the intranet pages.

Students who are in the practical semester during the current semester can continue their work in practice. However, it is the host company's decision whether it can continue to supervise students. Students in the practical semester should therefore consult with their company.

  • Working students can find information about the 20-hour-rule on the information page of the Studentenwerk.
  • Persons who are in a contractually regulated employment relationship with the university, e.g. student assistants and tutors, must continue to perform their contractually agreed work. For example, tutors can provide more support in the creation and implementation of digital teaching content. Please contact your immediate superior or supervisor.
  • Applications, requests, submission of documents: we kindly ask you to clarify any concerns you may have with the university, e. g. with the Student Office, your Faculty, and your professors, if possible by telephone or email.
  • BAföG: Please read the information on the website of Deutsches Studentenwerk and Studentenwerk Erlangen/Nürnberg.
  • Library: You can find current information directly on the library's website.
  • Mensa/Mensateria: Please visit the website of Studentenwerk for more information.
  • OHMcard: Student IDs (OHMcard) are distributed by the Faculties at the beginning of the lecture period. If you have not received your OHMcard, please contact your Faculty Office.
  • Students who are pregnant: In accordance with a directive from the Gewerbeaufsichtsamt of Nuremberg, the President of the TH Nürnberg has implemented an order that effective immediately students who are pregnant are prohibited from attending in-person events on the premises of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg – for the protection of their health and of their children. According to the Gewerbeaufsichtsamt, this prohibition of participation is in effect for the duration of the contact restrictions in public spaces issued by the Bavarian State Government according to the Bavarian Regulation on Infection Prevention and Control Measures (INfSMV).
    This means that students who are pregnant may not attend university-associated in-person events such as lectures, tutorials, practical courses, or seminars.
    Under certain conditions, individual exceptions may be made, e.g. to participate in examinations. To arrange such an exception, please contact the HSFG.
  • People who are breastfeeding/lactating: According to the Gewerbeaufsichtsamt there is currently no need to prohibit students who are nursing/lactating from participation in in-person events.
  • Semesterticket: For information, please visit the website of Studentenwerk.
  • Student loan programme from the KFW: The KFW is temporarily offering an interest-free loan for the purposes of financing education.
  • Students who are in financial need: For students who are in financial emergency situations due to the corona pandemic, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has established a bridging aid programme.  For more information, please visit the pages of the Studentenwerk with information about this programme.