Importante saber que você pode encontrar os números mais recentes sobre a proliferação de casos na Alemanha assim um relatório atualizado diariamente sobre os desenvolvimentos mais importantes nas páginas do Robert Koch Institut (RKI), em alemão e em inglês. O RKI é a principal instituição governamental no campo da biomedicina e, portanto, tem a tarefa de garantir a saúde pública e monitorar o vírus na Alemanha. Você também pode ler sobre os regulamentos em vigor no país diretamente nas páginas do Ministério Federal do Interior alemão. Um resumo das informações será fornecido nesta página.
Ensino Superior Alemão e a Pandemia da Covid-19
Para entender como o Sistema de Ensino Superior Alemão reagiu à propagação do coronavírus, há algumas questões organizacionais que você deve saber. A Alemanha possui um sistema político federalista: há 16 estados, ou Bundesland, que são responsáveis pela aprovação de regulamentos relativos às suas universidades. Portanto, os regulamentos podem diferir ligeiramente de um lugar para outro. Além disso, cada universidade tem a liberdade de definir individualmente políticas que lhes permitam reagir adequadamente às circunstâncias atuais. Portanto, é absolutamente essencial que você verifique diretamente no site da universidade quais regras e regulamentos estão em vigor e como eles afetam você.
Embora as universidades e os estados federais tenham alguma liberdade para decidir quais regulamentos eles decidem aprovar, também existem algumas regras em todo o país as quais cada programa deve aderir. Os regulamentos obrigatórios de distanciamento social que foram implementados em toda a Alemanha afetaram fortemente a vida universitária este ano.
Em geral as aulas nos últimos anos foram uma mistura de estudos virtuais/remotos e presenciais, dependendo dos respectivos números de casos de Covid-19 e das políticas estaduais de distanciamento social. Tais políticas têm variado entre as universidades alemãs. Nosso melhor conselho: confirme diretamente no site da universidade como sua escola organizará os próximos semestres.
Lista de Universidades na Alemanha
Resumimos as restrições e políticas gerais na Alemanha em relação à Covid-19 nesta página. No entanto, as políticas exatas em relação aos estudos podem variar entre as universidades, pois cada uma regula suas próprias regras. Recomendamos que você visite páginas individuais da universidade sobre regulamentos específicos para os próximos semestres.
- Aalen University
- accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg
- Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences
- Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
- Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
- Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
- Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
- Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
- Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- bbw University of Applied Sciences
- Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
- Berlin University of the Arts
- Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
- Bielefeld University
- Brand Academy
- Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
- Bremen University of Applied Sciences
- Bucerius Law School
- Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
- Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Chemnitz University of Technology
- Clausthal University of Technology
- Coburg University
- CBS International Business School
- Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
- Deggendorf Institute of Technology
- design akademie berlin - SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design
- Detmold University of Music
- Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
- Dresden International University
- Dresden University of Applied Sciences
- EBC University of Applied Sciences
- EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
- ESCP Europe Campus Berlin
- ESMT Berlin
- Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
- Euro-FH University of Applied Sciences
- Europa-Universität Flensburg
- European University Viadrina
- FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
- FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
- FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
- FHM Schwerin - Fachhochschule des Mittelstands
- Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
- Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
- FOM University of Applied Sciences
- Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
- Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
- Freie Hochschule Stuttgart - Seminar für Waldorfpädagogik
- Freie Universität Berlin
- Friedensau Adventist University
- Friedrich Schiller University Jena
- Fulda University of Applied Sciences
- Furtwangen University
- German Sport University Cologne
- Goethe University Frankfurt
- HafenCity University Hamburg
- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
- Hamburg University of Technology
- Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences
- Hannover Medical School
- Harz University of Applied Sciences
- Universidade de Heidelberg
- Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
- Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
- Hertie School of Governance
- HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
- HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
- Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
- Hochschule Emden/Leer - University of Applied Sciences
- Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
- Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart - University of Applied Sciences
- Berlin School of Economics and Law
- Hochschule Macromedia, University of Applied Sciences
- Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences
- Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences
- Hochschule Wismar - University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design
- Hof University of Applied Sciences
- HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
- HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
- htw saar - University of Applied Sciences
- Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- ifs international film school cologne
- International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
- International School of Management (ISM)
- IU International University of Applied Sciences
- Jacobs University Bremen
- Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
- Justus Liebig University Giessen
- Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
- Karlshochschule International University
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
- Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
- Kempten University of Applied Sciences
- Kiel University
- Kiel University of Applied Sciences
- Kühne Logistics University
- Landshut University of Applied Sciences
- Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Leipzig University
- Leuphana University Lüneburg
- LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society
- Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
- Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
- Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
- Munich University of Applied Sciences
- Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
- NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management
- Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences
- Nuertingen-Geislingen University
- Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
- Osnabrück University
- Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
- Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences - Hochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel
- OTH Regensburg
- Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
- OWL University of Applied Sciences
- Paderborn University
- Palucca University of Dance Dresden
- Pforzheim University
- Philipps-Universität Marburg
- Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen (PFH)
- Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin
- Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences
- Reutlingen University
- RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
- Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
- Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences
- Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- RWTH Aachen University
- Saarland University
- Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences
- South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
- SRH Hochschule Berlim
- SRH Hochschule der populären Künste
- SRH University Hamm
- SRH University Heidelberg
- Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule) Frankfurt am Main
- Steinbeis University Berlin
- Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
- Technical University of Munich
- Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
- Technische Hochschule Lübeck
- Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
- Technische Universität Berlin
- Technische Universität Braunschweig
- Technische Universität Dresden
- Technische Universität Ilmenau
- Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
- TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences
- TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences - THM
- Touro College Berlin
- Trier University
- Trier University of Applied Sciences
- TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- TU Darmstadt
- TU Dortmund University
- Ulm University
- Ulm University of Applied Sciences
- Universität der Bundeswehr München
- Universität Hamburg
- Universität Regensburg
- Universität zu Lübeck
- University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde
- University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven
- University of Applied Sciences Cologne
- University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
- University of Applied Sciences Europe
- University of Applied Sciences Jena
- University of Applied Sciences Konstanz (HTWG)
- University of Applied Sciences Mainz
- University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
- University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
- University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
- University of Applied Sciences Stralsund
- University of Applied Sciences Wedel
- University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
- University of Augsburg
- University of Bamberg
- University of Bayreuth
- University of Bonn
- University of Bremen
- University of Cologne
- University of Duisburg-Essen
- University of Education Freiburg
- University of Education Ludwigsburg
- University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd
- University of Erfurt
- University of Freiburg
- University of Göttingen
- University of Greifswald
- University of Hildesheim
- University of Hohenheim
- University of Kassel
- University of Koblenz-Landau
- University of Konstanz
- University of Mannheim
- University of Münster
- University of Oldenburg
- University of Passau
- University of Potsdam
- University of Rostock
- University of Siegen
- University of Stuttgart
- University of the Arts Bremen
- University of Tübingen
- University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo)
- University of Wuppertal
- Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences
- West Coast University of Applied Sciences
- Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau - University of Applied Sciences
- WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
- Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences
- Witten/Herdecke University
- Worms University of Applied Sciences
- Zeppelin Universität
- XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences
Nos últimos meses também vimos as universidades fazendo um esforço para dar aos alunos a oportunidade de prosseguir com suas inscrições e concluir todos os cursos do currículo. Como isso pode ser possível para estudantes internacionais - e quais aspectos podem causar algumas dificuldades - será detalhado abaixo.
Estudantes internacionais podem viajar para a Alemanha?
Os estudantes podem viajar para a Alemanha, mas somente quando certas condições forem atendidas. Apenas estudantes de países que não possuem variantes (que são definidos aqui) podem entrar atualmente. Além disso, as seguintes condições devem ser atendidas:
- Posse de um visto de estudante ou permissão para entrar na Alemanha.
- Entrando de uma área não considerada como país com variantes pelo Instituto Robert Koch (lista atual aqui).
- Ter o resultado do teste Covid-19 até 48/72 horas após a entrada no país e apresentá-lo às autoridades mediante solicitação caso ainda não estiver vacinado ou com prova de recuperação.
- Não ter nenhum sintoma de Covid-19 ao entrar no país.
- Preencher o formulário eletrônico na entrada.
Para os detalhes mais recentes, visite a Página de Informações sobre a Covid-19 do Ministério Federal do Interior da Alemanha.
*Estudantes de países com variantes de coronavírus, conforme definido pelo RKI, não podem entrar na Alemanha no momento.
We repeatedly came across the information that, ultimately, assessment whether you can enter Germany is valid or not is in the eye of the border patrol officer. Note that, for example, if you show symptoms of the virus, you may not be allowed to enter. Also, the regulations may change according to the development of the pandemic. You can find the most up-to-date information on the webpages of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior as well as on the website of the federal police, who executes the border controls and on the pages of the German Federal Foreign Office.
What are the quarantine restrictions after entering Germany?
First and foremost, if you will have to go in quarantine after arriving in Germany or not depends on whether you entered Germany from a so-called risk area, variant area or not. Risk areas are defined by the RKI and depend on the proliferation of covid-19 cases in an area. Therefore, EU countries may be considered risk areas, as well. To find an up-to-date overview of the risk areas, check out this link.
Anyone entering the country from a high risk area must be tested 48 hours prior to entry. All incoming travelers must undergo a ten-day quarantine, which can be terminated from the fifth day onwards by a negative test. Specific quarantine restrictions may vary among German states.
There are two ways to come by this test result:
Take a test after arriving in Germany
Firstly, upon entry in Germany: Many airports and even bigger train stations provide the opportunity to get a covid-19 test for free after your arrival so that you can take up this opportunity. Taking a test after arriving in Germany from a risk area is mandatory and if you refuse to take it, entry into the country might be denied.
Take a test before arriving in Germany
Secondly, you have the option to obtain a covid-19 test before traveling to Germany. Proof of a negative test result upon entering Germany means that you do not have to take a covid-19 test at the German airport upon arrival. Note that the test has to be conducted no longer than 48 hours before your journey to Germany. Test results are acknowledged by all EU countries and a long list of non-EU countries.
Another thing that you have to do after arriving in Germany, even if you got a covid-19 test, is to contact the Gesundheitsamt of your city to inform them that you started your quarantine. They are also a good point of contact to ask for further instructions, for example in case you arrive in Germany and do not have the opportunity to take a covid-19 test at the airport or train station, or on whether you will be able to leave quarantine early if you obtain a negative test result.
One more thing that you have to check before traveling to Germany is what exactly the quarantine rules look like in the federal state of Germany that you are going to move to. That is because each state can have its own quarantine rules or slightly different versions of the rules we described above. Most significantly, not all states of Germany allow you to leave the two-week quarantine if you have a negative test result. Some states require you to take a second test after a while in order to be sure that you actually did not contract the virus. This website is helpful in finding out different quarantine regulations.
How can I obtain a student visa?
- Travel restrictions as follows: Non-EU and non-Schengen area nationals are permitted to enter Germany to begin quality vocational training only if they meet the following criteria:
- The person has a visa for purposes of training or education (after completing a language course, if applicable).
- The person presents documentation from the training institution confirming that the person’s presence is necessary (in person and not only online) despite the current coronavirus situation.
- Entry for the purpose of attending a language course to prepare for subsequent training is permitted if the person demonstrates upon entry that the training will begin directly after the completion of the language course (without any intervening travel home, which would require re-entry to start the actual training)
- Again: Such a confirmation of mandatory presence issued by the German university also needs to be shown to the border control personnel upon entering Germany. What remains unclear is which portion of your course would have to be taught offline for your university to be able to issue you such a confirmation. Please contact your university directly
The main take-away from this is that the visa process is more difficult right now, but that we see a light at the end of the tunnel. Most importantly, we want to encourage you to confirm with the embassy or consulate general responsible for your visa application to find out what applies to your situation. This is the best way for you to get the most up-to-date and the most official information on whether you can obtain a student visa and travel to Germany.
What is life in Germany currently like?
General procedures regarding social distancing continue:
- Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces
- Surgical masks (e.g. FFP2) are required on public transportation and shops
- Vaccinated and recovered persons must show a daily negative Corona test or a booster vaccination to enter bars & restaurants .
- the 2G+ regulation (vaccinated & recovered + tested) now applies in the workplace and on buses and trains.
- In hospitals, preventive care and rehabilitation facilities, the testing obligation for employees and visitors has been extended 2G+.
- Employers are obliged to allow employees to work from home if possible.
- Measures such as 3G, 2G or 2G plus test can still be decided by the Länder depending on the infection situation.
- Even vaccinated and recovered people have no longer been allowed to meet unrestrictedly, but only in groups of up to ten, discounting children.
- The regulations are to apply nationwide until 3 March 2022. An extension of three months is possible.
*Additional regulations can vary among states and cities (German Federal foreign Office)
Further ReadingVisa Requirements for International Students
Studies during Covid-19: Virtual and In-Person Studies
Unlike the hybrid summer semester, the winter semester 2021/22 is more like university education as we know it, as majority of classes were held in person with 3G regulations.
Some of the restrictions we saw during the year included:
- postponing the semester start
- online courses instead of in-person seminars,
- no physical access to the library or other student infrastructure (for parts of the semester),
- extension of deadlines for examinations, exemptions from having to take part in exams.
Further ReadingScholarships for international students (2021/22)
What if I got stuck in Germany and cannot return home?
We understand that this is a stressful situation and it is important that you get clear information on what applies to your situation. Good news is that, should you stay in Germany past the validity of your residence permit due to the crisis, you will not be considered illegal. You should contact these information services for help:
your countries’ embassy or diplomatic representation to Germany
your universities’ Studierendenwerk for information on emergency help
your cities Immigration Office
Student Health Insurance
International students living and studying in Germany have to get insurance with a German insurance provider and are thus covered in the German system. You have the same entitlements that everybody else does. If you get the virus, your treatment will be covered. The rules pretty much remain the same as in any other situation: If you have a health issue, contact your doctor. If you have questions about your insurance, contact your insurance provider.
What we do know, however, is that there is life after the coronavirus disease pandemic and there are things you can do right now to prepare your studies in Germany!
Here are just three suggestions:
Find the study program of your dreams with the StudyFinder - Now you really have time to compare curricula, look into professors’ CV’s and find the program that is perfect for you!
Stay informed! Ask your questions! Stay Healthy!
This is the best advice we can leave you with. Stay informed, check for updates, and stay in touch with the German universities you are interested in. The web-links we have compiled for you above are a great place to start.