Measures taken during the Corona pandemic
Together against Corona - for the containment of the Corona pandemic, please refer to the current action and responsibility plan of Nordhausen University.
Information on the Corona pandemic for international students.
Information about the Corona pandemic for international students The International Office has compiled information about COVID-19, entry into Germany and quarantine measures on its website. More information can be found at: International/come-in/COVID-19
Corona tests for vacation homecoming
The risk of the Corona pandemic spreading has not been eliminated. Therefore, we urge you to get tested for Corona if you are returning home from vacation and have used airplane, train or bus, as well as if you have experienced situations in which SARS-CoV2 infection is possible. Testing is mandatory if you have been in risk areas(rki.de - Information on the designation of international risk areas by the German Foreign Office, BMG and BMI (opens new page)). Until the test result is negative, please work from your home office in coordination with your superiors. There are test centers at some border crossings and train stations as well as at most airports. You can also get an appointment at a test center by calling 116117.
Good health to you
Stay in risk areas and quarantine
rki.de - Current list of risk areas related to Covid 19 disease (opens new page) This list is continuously updated. Please check it before your stay abroad.
If you are entering from a risk area or have stayed in a risk area within the last 14 days prior to entry, the "Third Thuringian Ordinance on Quarantine Measures for Entering and Returning Travelers for the Control of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2" requires you to go into domestic quarantine for 14 days. tmasgff.de - Current legal basis Thuringia (opens new page)
Studying during the Corona pandemic
The current pandemic is not only a health threat, but can also have a negative impact on other parts of our lives. So below is some info and resources for students on finances, counseling, and domestic violence.
Many students have to work alongside their studies in order to earn a living. Unfortunately, this is only possible to a limited extent at the moment. For this reason, the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, in cooperation with the responsible ministry and the universities, offers students who are in financial need through no fault of their own an interest-free loan of up to 800 euros. More information on this can be found on the Studierendenwerk's website, including a contact address to turn to.
Due to the special situation, some regulations of BAföG are more accommodating, e.g. if the studies are extended due to cancelled exams. If you receive BAföG, it is best to check the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the latest information.
If your parents' income drops unexpectedly due to Corona, you can submit a so-called update application that takes into account your parents' new income situation. Find more information on Bafög.de
If you have lost your job but are not entitled to BAföG, there are also possibilities to apply for state aid. Information on this can be found at the Federal Employment Agency.
(Psychosocial) counseling services
If the current situation is putting you under psychological strain or if you run the risk that existing psychological impairments will be exacerbated by the curfews, there are a number of places you can turn to. Don't hesitate to seek help!
The psychosocial counseling of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen continues to take place, currently by phone, online and by mail. You can find information about counseling and how to contact it on the website of the Thüringer Studierendenwerk.
The Student Advisory Service (StuBe) at the university is also still there for you, also via Skype. Contact the StuBe directly at studberatunghs-nordhausen.de.
The Federal Association of German Psychologists has set up a special Corona hotline that you can call if you are particularly stressed during the Corona crisis. The hotline is anonymous and free of charge and can be reached daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 0800 777 22 44.
The current situation can also be particularly stressful for queer people. The LSVD has therefore compiled a long list of tips, hints and links. In Thuringia, the QueerWeg association and the LSBTIQ* coordination office offer advice.