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Campus Duisburg

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16.7.2021Examinations in summer semester 2021

The fact that the Covid incidences are currently low means that there will be more exams in presence in the exam period ahead, although online exams will also still take place.

From incidence level 2 (incidence > 35) onwards the university will (and must) ask for compulsory Covid-19 rapid tests (taken no earlier than 48 hours beforehand). Even in the current incidence level 1 we want to urge you to bring a rapid test certificate and show this in the exam. This should not be problematic due to the large number of rapid test stations. You can book slots for the university rapid test stations here:

An immunity certificate (complete vaccination at least two weeks ago, infection less than six months ago) is also sufficient.

The corona regulations of North-Rhine-Westphalia are available from the following web site:

The university rules that are based on those regulations can be found here:

Please inform yourself about the details of the organization of your exams via the responsible examiners.

As in the previous two semesters, there is a free trial rule in the summer semester 2021. That is, failed tests will not be counted if you do not pass the exam (and do not attempt to deceive at the exam). However, it is necessary to sign off from the exam in HISinOne on time. If you do not do this, the exam will be counted as failed.

16.7.2021Winter semester 2021/22

The university wants to open again in the next winter semester and organize as many courses in presence as possible. This is the current state of planning.

Unfortunately we cannot anticipate the development of the pandemic and we cannot eliminate the possibility that certain courses, in particular large courses in lecture halls, have to be held virtually after all. When in doubt, please contact the lecturers at the beginning of the semester and consult the web pages.

The digital learning materials developed during the pandemic will be used in the future whenever it is suitable.


Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus, contact with the dean's office and the faculty's departments is currently only possible electronically via e-mail or telephone. Please refrain from personal appointments for the time being.

Until further notice we would like to ask all students for patience. We will make every effort to provide you with information immediately.

Examination Insights

In principle, inspections can be postponed until the required presence can be reestablished. This is handled differently by the institutes, depending on the number of exams and available staff. Objection periods against exam results are suspended until the exams can be viewed again.

Access to university buildings

Until further notice the building entrances of the UDE are closed. This means that free access is also blocked for students. Access is only possible via special access media such as keys, coins or cards.