CORONA | Information for students and prospective students


Current situation (as of: 08.06.2020)

Einreise von Studierenden aus Luxemburg, insbesondere zu Prüfungen (15.07.2020)

Aufgrund der Einstufung von Luxemburg als Risikogebiet gelten ab sofort strenge Quarantäneregeln für die Einreise aus Luxemburg nach RLP. Von diesen Regeln sind aber Ausnahmen möglich, wenn die Einreise aus „triftigem Grund“ geschieht.

Die Universität Trier sieht das Ablegen von Prüfungen als triftigen Grund an und ermöglicht  deshalb das Betreten des Campus und das Ablegen von Prüfungen. Kein Student, keine Studentin aus Luxemburg wird von einer Prüfung seitens der Universität Trier ausgeschlossen. D.h. es ist keine 14-tägige Quarantäne einzuhalten und es ist auch kein Nachweis eines negativen Corona-Test, der jünger als 48 Stunden ist, erforderlich. Auch den Besuch der Einrichtungen der Universität, wie z.B. der Bibliothek, sind damit möglich.

Diese Auslegung der Verordnung wird auch seitens des Wissenschaftsministeriums gestützt, welches mit Bezug auf die Corona-Bekämpfungsverordnung mitgeteilt hat:

Studierenden aus Luxemburg, das erneut als Risikogebiet durch das Auswärtige Amt wegen erhöhter Zahlen an Neuinfektionen eingestuft wurde, ist die Einreise nach Deutschland zur Ablegung von Prüfungen möglich. Dies ist in § 20 Abs. 4 Nr. 3 CoBeVo verankert.

Dort heißt es:

„Von § 19 nicht erfasst sind Personen, (….) die sich weniger als 72 Stunden in einem Gebiet nach § 19 Abs. 4 oder 5 aufgehalten haben oder die einen sonstigen triftigen Reisegrund haben; hierzu zählen insbesondere soziale Aspekte wie etwa ein geteiltes Sorgerecht, der Besuch des nicht im eigenen Hausstand wohnenden Lebenspartners, dringende medizinische Behandlungen, Beistand oder Pflege schutzbedürftiger Personen sowie Gründe, die in Ausbildung oder Studium liegen“.

Diese Entscheidung wird vor dem Hintergrund getroffen, dass sowohl bei Klausuren als auch bei mündlichen Prüfungen eine Übertragung bei Einhaltung der Abstandsregeln - auch vor und nach der Prüfung - ausgeschlossen ist und somit die Prüfung auch unter erschwerten Bedingungen durchgeführt werden kann. Gleiches gilt für die Nutzung der Bibliothek. Wichtig ist dabei jedoch immer, dass die Hygiene- und Abstandsregeln penibel eingehalten werden und auch auf das Feiern nach einer Klausur verzichtet wird.

Please note: This translation is provided for information only, please refer to the German text as the official, legal version.

Studying during the time of Corona can be a challenge. On this page you will find information on current developments and links to all aspects of organising your studies and examinations.

In addition, we would like to offer you some tips and strategies to help you to study productively and stay motivated while working from home.

Service-Angebote der Verwaltung und Öffnungszeiten V-Gebäude (14.07.2020)

As a student, we request that you avoid being on campus, as much as is possible. Most study/examination related issues can be dealt with by mail, telephone or online/email.

Please use the sites below and the university website as your first source of information to help answer any questions you may have.  If after looking on the website, you are still uncertain, please contact the Info-Center of the Student Counselling Centre (ZSB) (Tel.: 0651 201 2805 / zsb@uni-trier.de) or via Skype.

The general facilities are not open to the public.  The foyer of the Administration Building (V-Building) is open to drop off university related documents in the mailbox in the foyer, or if you need to access the TUKAN and TUNIKA machines.  

Please note the current opening hours of V-Building: Mon.-Fri., from 08:00-17:00.

Using the links below, you will find the availability and contact information for the respective office:

Schulpraktika im Lehramtsstudium werden ab Herbst 2020 digital durchgeführt. (23.06.2020)

Da zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nicht absehbar ist, ob nach den Sommerferien an allen Schulen in Rheinland-Pfalz ein regelhafter Schulbetrieb möglich sein wird, werden sowohl die Vorbereitungsveranstaltungen als auch die Orientierenden und Vertiefenden Praktika im Herbst 2020 ausschließlich in digitaler Form durchgeführt.

Re-registering (Rückmeldung) for the winter semester 2020/21 (08.06.2020)

The period to re-register for the winter semester is from 15.06.-15.09.2020.

Please note the following information:

  • Access to the buildings on Campus I and Campus II remains possible only for employees.  Students should continue to avoid the university grounds.  For this reason, the option of paying the semster fee for re-registration should be done by bank transfer where possible. Please ensure that you re-register early, ahead of the deadline to avoid any issues.  It is important that you include your student ID number (matriculation number) when re-registering so that your semester fee is allocated appropriately.
  • Please use the option of bank transfer where possible, early in the re-registration period, as this is crucial for re-registration and can also be done from home. The validation of your TUNIKA may be carried out at a later date if you do not required the semester ticket.
  • If you choose to use the TUKAN machine for re-registration and/or the TUNIKA validation machine, you can currently do this at the following location and times:
    • V building (TUKAN and validation), Mon-Fri, 08.00-17.00
    • Mensa, Mensa building (TUKAN only), Mon-Fri, 09.00-14.30
    • Library (TUKAN only), Mon-Fri, 10.00-15.00
    • Buildings A, B and C (TUKAN and validation), during the main examination phase from 06.07.-31. 07.2020 from 07.30-16.00, only with your student card (!), entry will be controlled by the security service
    • There is currently no access to TUKAN machines on Campus II.

It is not yet clear whether access to the buildings will be extended at a later date.

If you have any questions regarding re-registration, please read the Re-registration website first for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact your advisor in the Registrar’s Office (Studierendensekretariat).

Examinations on campus | route maps (as of: 20.05.2020)

During the corona pandemic, access to your examination room is possible thirty minutes before the examination and is via the marked entrances.

You can find more information about exams here:

Examinations can take place in compliance with the safety regulations, implementation guidelines and the corona examination regulations (as of: 20.05.2020)

If an exam offered by Trier University, means the student can graduate (final exam), then this can be arranged where possible.

  • There are currently no plans to change the examination formats as stated in the examination regulations.
  • The basic guidelines from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) must be observed when conducting examinations.
  • The specific regulations for Trier University are specified in the Corona Examination Regulations passed by the Senate on May 7, 2020. They are applicable to all students.
  • Written examinations will be conducted with forethought and care in order to guarantee students and examiners optimal conditions for the upcoming exams. Due to the resulting reduced seating capacity, the gymnasium will also be used for the large examination period from June to August.
  • Oral examinations are usually held on campus, but can - in exceptional cases - be held as video conference examinations. The basic prerequisite is that the examiner and the student agree and that the "Consent to conduct an oral videoconference examination", signed by the student, is provided to the examiner.
  • Examination details will be communicated via the faculties, departments and the responsible examination offices.
  • For all questions concerning the organisation of examinations in the Bachelor and Master programmes, please contact the Examination office (HPA).
  • Students in the Faculty of Law should contact the Examination Office of FB V, which provide the applicable regulations for law exams on their website.

For more information on examinations

New dates/deadlines for the application and registration periods for the winter semester 2020/21 (as of: 08.05.2020)

Due to the corona pandemic, the application and enrolment deadlines for the winter semester 2020/21 have been adjusted. Please be aware of the new application deadlines and admission restrictions for the winter semester as well as the current application information.

Digital Summer Semester | Lectures, excursions, laboratory activities, workshops, etc. (29.04.2020)

The summer semester is and remains a digital semester.

Courses that cannot be offered digitally will be held at their respective university locations, where possible, and where compliance with the regulations can be achieved. This applies in particular to courses that depend on on-campus infrastructure (e.g. laboratories, experimental rooms, workshops). Excursions can take place in the summer semester 2020 in exceptional cases, but not without prior permission from the university management.

Legal regulations in the field of teaching, studies and examinations (as of: 08.06.2020)

In principle, the legal provisions, in particular the examination regulations and the application/enrollment regulations, still apply under the current coronavirus pandemic. In the interest of the students, we work to standardize important regulations throughout the university. These regulations are published on this website.

If it is not possible to make general regulations, but rather individual case decisions are necessary, it is necessary to work towards ensuring that the discretionary scope provided in the examination regulations is used and applied according to uniform and transparent criteria in the best interest of the students, without this resulting in legal violations, in particular a violation of the principle of equal opportunities.

Statutory regulations (as of: 08.06.2020)

Guidelines of the Governing Committee (06.04.2020)

In anticipation of these decisions, the Governing Board has already adopted the following guidelines on examinations:

  • If an exam offered by Trier University, means the student can graduate (final exam), then this can be arranged where possible.
  • Important: The repetition deadlines specified in the examination regulations are suspended until 30.09.2020, i.e. students can, but do not have to, repeat an examination they did not pass in the previous semesters.
  • In order to take an exam, it is still necessary to register for the exam via Porta. Without registering, it is still not possible to take part in the examination.
  • Cancelling your registration for an exam is possible for all examinations through the period ending 30.09.2020, up to one day before the examination date.
  • If registered for an examination where cancellation (de-registering) was not done by the deadline and the exam was not taken, the corresponding examination is counted as an attempt.
  • At present, there are no plans to change the formats of examinations presented in the examination regulations. We will announce whether and in what way examinations will be conducted in the summer semester 2020 when the general measures applicable to the period after April 19, 2020 are established. This also applies to the question of conducting oral examinations via video conference.