Frequently Asked Questions

How will my studies continue now?

Due to the epidemiological situation, teaching and studies do not take place in classroom form but, for example, in digitally supported formats (distance learning). This form of teaching and learning enables the students to study independently of location. The teachers are responsible for the development of appropriate formats. So if a teacher offers distance learning (e.g. with digital courses), this content is part of his or her course offering and will be continued without interruption.
Please register on our learning platform ILIAS at short notice. For access to the courses, please contact the teachers.

Are examinations allowed until 19.04.?

During the suspension of teaching operations (up to and including 19 April 2020), the acceptance or holding of (partial) examinations - with the exception of colloquia - or the fulfilment of examination requirements (e.g. submission of weekly exercises) is not possible, but must be postponed. This also applies to experiments.

Can digital courses already be offered until 19.4.?

The design of the teaching is the sole responsibility of the teaching staff, in compliance with the set framework of the module description anchored in the respective study regulations as well as current restrictions imposed by the decree of the Ministry and, in addition, the crisis management team.

Until 19.4. the suspension of teaching is valid with the proviso to develop and offer distance learning offers. The offers made up to 19.4. thus follow a "Many things can but nothing must" approach. Thus, if a teacher already offers distance learning, this falls under the formulation chosen by the crisis management team of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund and is therefore part of the teaching offer.

How will teaching take place from 20.4.?

Teaching will be resumed on 20.4.2020 or will be continued by those who have already used digital forms by 19.4. This does not (initially) take place in the form of attendance, but rather, for example, in digitally supported formats ("distance learning"). The form of distance learning can vary from subject to subject. However, electronic communication via ILIAS is obligatory in order to inform about the structure of teaching in the respective subject. There should also be a minimum of guided self-study with the help of electronically provided materials. This is not least against the background that it is likely that it will only be possible to offer compressed classroom teaching of up to eight weeks in the summer semester 2020. The minimum variant therefore includes the fact that a teacher can only compensate for face-to-face teaching with digital offerings to a very limited extent. Additional digital offers are at the teacher's discretion and he or she is also responsible for the content. Nevertheless, purely digital offerings should offer sufficient opportunities for interaction comparable to classroom teaching in this subject. The result will be a mixture of courses with a minimum digital offer and an absolute requirement of classroom teaching up to exclusively digital courses with a high degree of interaction between teachers and students.

With the resumption of teaching on 20.4., the binding (new) definition of the form of examination is necessary, which will (probably) be published on 8 May 2020 in accordance with the semester plan, which is still to be amended. The faculty management will inform the lecturers separately about this and point out the possibilities of alternative examination forms. The schedule for the summer semester 2020 will be adjusted accordingly with the remark that future changes to the schedule are not excluded but rather likely. This will also be communicated separately.

Can content made available online be subject to review?

The content of the courses offered online can be selected as examination material within the framework of the thematic specifications of the study and examination regulations if the online material is accessible to students in a reasonable manner. The central provision on ILIAS meets this requirement.

Do I also receive my BAföG when my teaching activities are suspended?

BAföG will continue to be paid even in the event of the discontinuation of teaching activities, closures or entry bans due to the COVID 19 pandemic. This was regulated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on Friday, 13.03.2020, in a decree issued to the federal states that are implementing the law. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek explained:

"Even if schools and universities are closed down due to the COVID 19 pandemic, BAföG-supported students will continue to receive their training grants. I want BAföG recipients to have clarity and planning security in the current exceptional situation. Nobody should have to worry about their BAföG funding because of the corona pandemic. That is why I have had my ministry issue a decree clarifying that BAföG funding is to continue to be granted to the same extent as before. If schools or universities are closed due to the pandemic and therefore lessons or lectures have to be cancelled, BAföG will continue to be paid. BAföG-supported students should not suffer any disadvantages due to the corona pandemic".

Are language courses also held online?

The lecturers are responsible for any provision of materials. Further information can be obtained from the responsible lecturer.

Are the exams adapted to the suspended teaching activities?

It is the teacher's responsibility to check the knowledge imparted in an appropriate form. Students can assume that examiners will conduct examinations that are appropriate to the form and scope of the knowledge conveyed.

When is it possible to have a look at the exams with the teachers?

The semester schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Will my exams be postponed?

Insofar as exams can probably not be carried out properly, in particular in due time, the usual type and time may be deviated from. Further details can be found in the Sixth Statute for the Amendment of the Framework Examination Regulations of the Hochschule Stralsund.

Can I do my exams differently?

The type of examination may only be adjusted if the qualification goal that is to be determined by the examination can also be achieved by the other type of examination. If students are dependent on a certain type of examination due to a compensation for disadvantages, an adjustment may not be made for these students, but the examination may be postponed for these students.

Further details can be found in the Sixth Statute for the Amendment of the Framework Examination Regulations of the Hochschule Stralsund.

Can I make up an exam?

The amendment to the examination regulations also provides for the possibility of deviating "from the requirement of previous examination performances" or allowing the examination to be made up again. If examinations are postponed to the following semester, repeat examinations must be taken in the same semester. Extensions of these deadlines will be granted ex officio if the time difference to the regular examinations does not allow an adequate preparation time of at least three weeks for the repeat examinations.

Further details can be found in the Sixth Statute for the Amendment of the Framework Examination Regulations of the Hochschule Stralsund.

Which contents can be checked?

Teaching content offered using digitally supported formats ("distance learning") can be the subject of examinations within the framework of the thematic specifications of the study and subject examination regulations.

Further details can be found in the Sixth Statute for the Amendment of the Framework Examination Regulations of the Hochschule Stralsund.

submission of theses

submission of theses

You can send in theses by mail. Alternatively, according to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, theses can also be submitted in digital form. The deadline regulations remain unaffected. In all cases, the deadline is met by the responsible study office.

Are colloquia currently being held?

From 14 May 2020, colloquia for the defence of bachelor and master theses will again be possible in classroom form. Alternatively, they can still be held in digital form. In this case, a pass is required for all persons involved, which can be applied for via e-mail to Ms. Pysall-Wöller.

Why are not all modules available online?

The teachers are responsible for providing learning materials and course overviews. Teachers are required to take measures in this respect.
It is the responsibility of the teachers to decide on the appropriate form of competence transfer in the module for which they are responsible.

What happens in case of quarantine during the practical semester/internship?

If quarantine is ordered by the employer and doctors during the internship, up to 14 days will not count towards the duration of the internship.

Could there be problems with enrolment at HOST?

The administration continues to work, but personal contact is dispensed with. This means that you are welcome to contact your contact persons by mail, e-mail and telephone.

Will the libraries remain open?

The university library is closed for the duration of the suspension of teaching activities. All members of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund can access the digital media and online offers of the library via VPN, independent of location. Further information can be found on the website of the University Library.

Who will answer my further questions?

You will find your contact persons on this page. All contact persons are up to date and able to provide information. We all strive to find answers and solutions to your questions.

Who will answer my questions about my stay abroad during my studies?

The staff of the International Office are the contact persons for your questions in connection with stays abroad. You can reach the Outgoing Coordinator, Ms. Ketel, by telephone or e-mail. She will support you in planning and organizing your stay abroad and in finding financing possibilities. The online offer of the International Office also provides answers to frequently asked questions about the current situation and possible courses of action for the incoming and outgoing area of HOST.

What happens if a (foreign) internship is broken off/not taken up in the summer semester 2020?

The internship is anchored in the curriculum and is an elementary component of the study programme. In the event of a delay or interruption of internships, missing internship periods must be made up in a suitable manner. If a determination of §9a paragraph 1 sentence 1 of the 6th Amendment to the Framework Examination Regulations is available (see draft sent by email on 16.4.), there are additional reaction possibilities for students:

  • Exemption from the obligation to register, take or repeat the internship for the first time as an examination (§9a paragraph 6) in the summer semester 2020,
  • bringing forward the completion of the thesis (§9a paragraph 3),
  • appropriate division of the internship period into several internships in agreement with the Internship Officer (i.e. it is possible to accumulate internship periods over a longer period)
  • alternative implementation of an internship in Germany instead of a compulsory internship abroad anchored in the curriculum.
Do I have to make up an obligatory semester abroad in case of termination?

A compulsory, curricularly anchored semester abroad can also be conducted in virtual form in the event of force majeure (e.g. travel warning by the Foreign Office for the host country, determination by the host university). It must be checked whether this is offered by the host university. If such an offer is not available or only to a limited extent and in the foreseeable future, planning and carrying out another semester abroad would be an unreasonable hardship. In this case, the student can apply to waive the requirement to provide evidence of a compulsory semester abroad that is anchored in the curriculum. Alternatively, courses at the home university or at another university can be taken and recognized.

Are there consequences for part-time studies?

A special adjustment for part-time students is not currently seen. Should individual problems arise for individual students, an application for a change in the part-time study plan can still be submitted to the examination board, regardless of the current situation.

How will the dates and deadlines change this semester?

By decision of the Rectorate on 07.04.2020, the semester schedule was adapted to the current situation. In particular, the announcement of the examination offer and the registration for the examination was postponed until May. The four-week examination period was rescheduled to 2x2 weeks. You can find the complete schedule on our website. For questions regarding dates and deadlines please contact dezernent.studium@hochschule-stralsund.de

I am an international student. Where can I get information about the Corona Crisis?

The university page on the coronavirus is also available in English. In addition, the staff of the International Office is your contact for questions concerning your study stay at the HOST. You can reach the Incoming Coordinator, Mr. Gratkowski, by phone or e-mail. He will support you in the preparation, admission and organisation of your study stay at our university. The online service of the International Office also provides answers to frequently asked questions bout the current situation and possible courses of action for incoming and outgoing students at HOST.

Opening hours post office House 1

The post office is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am - 14:00pm.
During this time the entrance house 1 / North (coming from the library) is also open, so that the post boxes are accessible for all members of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund.

When will the sports facilities on campus open again?

From Monday, 27 April, the sports field on the campus may be used again for individual sports and sports for two, in strict compliance with the standards set by medical and hygiene regulations and the applicable distance regulations. The gym including the changing rooms must unfortunately remain closed until further notice. In principle, the current regulations apply to all individual sports in outdoor facilities (water sports, athletics, motor sports, beach volleyball, table tennis, etc.) and in public areas.

 

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