Information on Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

On this page, the management of the German Sport University Cologne informs about current measures and notices in connection with the coronavirus.

Employees of the University of Sports will find specific information and documents on the intranet (only in German).

Our News Ticker will inform you about current developments!

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+++ 12.01.2022: Booster and "vaccination breakthrough" now replacement for test proof (2G+) +++

From Thursday, 13.01.2022 a new Corona protection regulation NRW is valid. This stipulates that in the case of 2G+, there is no longer an additional testing obligation if persons

1. have an effective booster vaccination ("Booster") or
2. after complete immunization within the last three months can prove an infection by means of a PCR test (e.g. by PCR test proof or "convalescent proof") - so-called vaccination breakthrough.

In order to simplify the controls, in the case of 2. we ask for the creation of a certificate of recovery in your Corona app.

+++ 10.01.2022: Tutorials and Free Practice +++

The tutorials in WiSe 2021/22 as well as the free practicing are still possible. Again, the 2G+ rule applies in halls (i.e. immunized/genetically screened plus 24h old citizen test) and the 2G rule applies in outdoor areas (e.g. athletics facility). The presence of the evidence will be verified. Under current regulations (as of 10/01/2022), booster vaccination does not replace the citizen test. For further information for specific sports, students can contact the subject tutors (Athletics: Moodle course "Fachtutorium Leichtathletik" or Fr. Dr. Schapschröer; Swimming: Mr. Dr. Bieder; Gymnastics: Mr. Dr. Rohleder).

+++ 07.01.2022: Courses until 04.02.2022 & test regulations +++

The university management informs about the regulations for the remaining four weeks of the lecture period in WiSe 2021/22. In the Master's programs, all remaining courses will be held as online classes from 10.01. to 04.02.2022. Exceptions are possible. In the Bachelor's and teacher training programs, seminar courses will be conducted as online classes from 10.01. to 04.02.2022. Justified exceptions are possible. Sports practical courses and teaching practical exercises will take place from 10.01. to 21.01.2022 in presence, afterwards online. Information about excursions will follow.

For sports practical teaching events indoors (sports halls, swimming center etc.) the 2G+ rule applies, i.e. fully vaccinated or recovered plus a negative max. 24h old citizen test). For outdoor sports practice events, 2G applies. Non-vaccinated individuals may continue to participate on a transitional basis with a negative max 48h old PCR test.

All details and info can be found by students and teachers in the Prorector's Info PDFs in Moodle as of 07/01/2022.

+++ 13.12.2021: Validity period of proofs +++

While a proof of convalescence (beginning 28 days after positive PCR test) loses its validity after 6 months (after PCR test), proofs of vaccination do not have an "expiry period" so far. Vaccination protection begins 14 days after the last vaccination.

+++ 13.12.2021: Free shot for exams in WiSe 2021/22 +++

All exams of the winter semester 2021/22 will take place without attempt restriction. This means that, as in the past two semesters, the exam attempt will again not count towards the number of limited attempts. This applies to all examinations with the exception of final theses in the teaching program.

+++ 9.12.2021: Addition to the masking requirement +++
A recent amendment to the Corona Protection Ordinance in NRW obliges the wearing of a medical mask in all indoor rooms to which visitors and students have access, unless the distance of 1.5 meters is maintained. Non-immunized persons must now always wear a medical mask in such rooms. The implementation concept for teaching and the specific information for face-to-face teaching continue to apply to face-to-face teaching (see intranet).
In addition, the 3G rule applies to all employees in the university buildings: employees must be vaccinated, recovered or tested upon entering the university buildings and carry appropriate proof.

+++ 30.11.2021: 2G in sports practice +++
The university administration informs that the 2G rule applies to sports practical courses with immediate effect. If students have any questions, please contact the respective instructor. In general, the representatives of the universities are currently in discussion with the Ministry about how the regulations at the universities could look in the future. We will inform you on this page if and how the situation will change.

+++ 22/11/2021: Validity of test proofs +++

The university management would like to point out that the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has tightened the Corona Protection Ordinance (Coronaschutzverordnung NRW) to the effect that test certificates (both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests) are now only valid for 24 hours and no longer - as was previously the case - for 48 hours (§ 2 para. 8 Coronaschutzverordnung NRW). For the presence events of the German Sport University Cologne this means that from now on not completely vaccinated or recovered students have to bring a test proof which is not older than 24 hours. Students with an older test certificate will not be allowed to attend the events.

+++ 06/10/2021: Access regulations on campus in winter term 2021/22 +++

Students may only enter the halls, lecture halls, seminar rooms, and swimming center of the German Sport University Cologne and remain there for the purpose of independent study in designated areas if they have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested with respect to the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus. Tested students are those who have a negative result, certified in accordance with the Corona Test and Quarantine Ordinance, from a rapid antigen test or PCR test performed no more than 48 hours previously.

+++ 06/10/2021: Availability InfoPoint +++

The InfoPoint of the German Sport University Cologne is open and reachable again at the usual times. The office is staffed on site Monday through Friday between 9 am and 12 pm. The InfoPoint can be reached by phone and/ or e-mail at the following times: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

+++ 04/10/2021 - Information letter for students winter term 2021/22 +++

With today's information (as of 03.10.2021), the university management supplements and explains the information to students of 23.08.2021.

+++ 01/10/2021 - New Corona Protection Regulation +++

A new corona protection ordinance has been in effect since October 1. More info on the corona page of the NRW state government: https://www.land.nrw/corona. The regulations for the implementation of face-to-face teaching at the German Sport University Cologne (implementation concept face-to-face teaching) are also adapted and updated to the new pandemic-related regulations. The campus hygiene concept has also been revised and adapted to the current legal requirements.

+++ 28/09/2021 - New rules in the library from 04/10/2021 +++

At the start of the semester, the library is trying to make it as normal as possible for students to spend time in the Central Library. The range of seats will be expanded, the reservation requirement for seats will be eliminated. Mouth-to-nose masks can be removed at workstations if a distance of 1.5m is maintained. Group work is not possible throughout the Central Library.

Opening hours are as follows:

Beginning Monday, 11/10/2021: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

More info on the library's Corona pages (German).

+++ 13.04.2021 - 12am: Update of the implementation concept classroom teaching +++
In its meeting on 12th April 2021, the President´s Office approved the current version of the implementation concept for teaching. This is an update of the concept from 05th October 2020. The implementation concept can be viewed on the intranet.

+++ 08.04.2021 - 9:00 am: Overview of testing opportunities near Spoho +++
All citizens have the opportunity to be tested free of charge at least once a week (citizen test/rapid test). The Spoho-AStA has compiled an overview of which pharmacies, general practitioners and test centers offer citizen tests near Spoho.

+++ 29.03.2021: CORONA-UPDATE of the library +++
Since Monday, 29.03.2021 the reservation of reading and PC workstations in the Central Library of Sports Sciences is no longer possible. Already existing reservations will be cancelled automatically. Access to reading rooms, open access, textbook collection and printer/copier is no longer possible. Books, on the other hand, can be returned directly to ZBSport. More information about the new adjustments on the homepage of the Bib.

+++ 03/15/2021 - 8:30am: New rules in ZBSport from March 15, 2021 +++
Access to the Central Library will be by medical mask only. Returning books and registering for a library card will still be possible for all user groups. Study and PC workstations can be reserved online by students and employees of the German Sport University Cologne. 70 workstations are available per booking period (10 am - 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 5 pm). As of Monday, 15.03.2021, students and employees (max. 50 people at a time, 30 minutes each) of the German Sport University Cologne can select the media on the shelf and borrow them independently. The pick-up service for books has been discontinued. Printing or copying is possible for students and employees. External users can only order borrowable media for pick-up by e-mail. Further information on the homepage of the library.

+++ 08.01.2021 - 11:20 am: Cafeteria and refectory closed until further notice +++
The Kölner Studierendenwerk informs that the Spoho-Mensa and the Cafeteria will remain closed beyond January 11, 2021. There is NO to-go offer. For now, this is in effect until further notice! The Central Library of Sport Sciences has new regulations as of 11.01.2021.

+++ 06.01.2021 - 10 a.m.: Regulations for face-to-face teaching from 11.01.2021 +++
The face-to-face teaching courses of the winter semester 2020/21 will be largely arranged as online courses until the end of the semester. See 6.13 www.dshs-koeln.de/coronafaqstudium

+++ 16.12.2020 - 6 pm: Corona update of the Central Library of Sports Sciences +++
The library has new regulations for use: access to borrow media is only granted to students of the GSU in connection with scheduled examinations; no return of media; borrowed media will be renewed until 10.01.2021; no reservation of workstations; the library is not available as a place of learning. Further information on the homepage of the Central Library: www.dshs-koeln.de/zentralbibliothek

+++ 14.12.2020 - 9:55: Information on face-to-face teaching +++
The university management asks all lecturers to give special importance to health protection and to arrange current face-to-face lectures in the period from 15.12.20 - 10.1.21 as online lectures if possible, if the course and the contents of the lecture allow this. The decision about this is made by the respective teachers. The students will be informed by the teachers.

+++ 04.12.2020 - 10:00: Information on the application, admission and re-registration process for SoSe 2021 +++
The application and admission to the summer semester 2021 is possible without the aptitude test proof! Students who have been enrolled for the winter semester 2020/21 without the aptitude test certificate can also re-register for the summer semester 2021. For both groups, the aptitude test must be taken by 30.09.2021. Lecture period SoSe 2021: April 12 to July 23, 2021. see FAQ 8.3, 8.4, 8.5.

+++ 24.11.2020 - 16:40: New scheduling of aptitude test +++
The aptitude test initially planned for February 2021 is cancelled. Instead, two alternative dates will be offered at SoSe 2021, which will probably be in the week of Whitsun and in summer. See FAQ 1.3 and 8.1.

+++ 20.11.2020 - 14:00: Bridging assistance for students extended for the entire winter semester +++
Students who are in particularly acute need and directly dependent on help as a result of the Corona pandemic can apply for bridging aid in the form of a non-repayable grant from their student union or student services organization. Applications can be submitted from November 20 onwards. Further information can be found in FAQ 5.9.

+++ 11.11.2020 - 9:00: Participation in courses and sports practice after positive test and quarantine +++

The official proof (health authority) of the end point of the quarantine allows participation in courses. The ability to participate in sports and thus in practical courses depends on the course of the disease and can only be decided by a doctor in case of doubt. Further information can be found in FAQs 4.9 and 4.10.

+++ 02.11.2020 - 11:30: Start of presence for practical sports events postponed to 9 November +++
In the week from November 2 to 9, the sports practice events will take place as online lessons. In addition, due to the currently increased risk of infection, all seminar and practice events will initially start online. Further information can be found in the FAQs 6.8. and 6.9.

+++ 20.10.2020 -13h: Regulations for classroom teaching and recommendations for conduct for classroom events +++

In an information letter to the students, the regulations for presence teaching in the winter semester 2020/2021 were explained. These regulations as well as recommendations for conduct for classroom teaching can be found at www.dshs-koeln.de/coronafaqstudium (FAQ 6.7 & 6.8)

+++ 14.10.2020 –10:18: New Campus Hygiene Concept +++

From 15.10.2020, a new hygiene concept will apply to the campus of the German Sport University Cologne. Among other things, starting Thursday, a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn on all traffic routes and in public spaces in the buildings as well as when entering buildings until reaching the workplace or the destination. Further important regulations can be found in the FAQs and here.

+++ 2.10.2020 - 8:30: Information for travellers and commuters +++

From 1.10.2020, differentiated travel instructions will apply worldwide. A travel warning will automatically apply to corona risk areas. Further information

+++ 2.10.2020 - 9:15: Cashless payment and compulsory masks in the cafeteria +++

Since September 28, 2020, the cafeteria of the German Sports University Cologne has been offering a range of snacks and hot meals Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Only cashless payment is possible and masks are compulsory.

+++ 24.07.2020 - 13:00: Current plans for the opening of the catering facilities at the German Sport University +++

  • Opening of the bistro on 28.09.2020 in a to-go variant (hot food from the supply by the canteen Robert-Koch-Straße)
  • Opening of the refectory on 19.10.2020 (with seating and independent kitchen on site)
  • Changes possible depending on further developments

+++ 13.07.2020 - 15:20h: Extended offer of the library: 40 learning and PC workstations from 15.07.2020 +++

The Central Library of Sports Sciences will allow a maximum of 90 users* during opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 15 July 2020 (previously a maximum of 50 users* for 30 minutes). From this time on, 40 learning and PC workstations, some with SPSS26 license, will be available for online reservation. Furthermore, copiers and printers on the 3rd floor will again be available to a limited extent. Further information...

+++ 07.07.2020 - 8:30h: Current information on the examinations in the summer semester 2020 +++
The schedule for examination weeks 13 to 17 July and 20 to 24 July has been published - the registration period for examination weeks 2 to 4 starts on 3 August. Further information.

+++ 25.06.2020 - 16:30h: Lecture period winter semester 2020/21 fixed +++
The lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21 begins on 26 October 2020 and ends on 12 February 2021. The attendance period and thus the start of lectures for first semester BA students begins on 2 November 2020. From 26 to 30 October 2020 there will be a preparatory week (more information to follow).

+++ 25.06.2020 - 12:15h: Information page of the occupational health and safety in the intranet +++
With immediate effect, all employees of the University of Physical Education have access to important internal university and occupational safety information on the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. risk assessments, occupancy plans according to occupational safety standards, campus hygiene concept, notices, etc.) via the intranet on the website of the Occupational Health and Safety Department, staff unit 04 "Company Doctor/Specialist for Occupational Safety".

+++ 18.06.2020 - 15:30h: Application deadline for Master's programs extended until August 20 +++
Further information can be found under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Exams" - FAQ 8.2

+++ 16.06.2020 - 9:30 am: Registration for the exams in SoSe 2020 started +++
The registration period for SoSe 2020 examinations has begun. The application is divided into two phases. Registration for the exams of the first registration phase ends on 24 June 2020. Further information can be found under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations" - FAQ 3.18.

+++ 09.06.2020 - 11:30 am: Opening of the library +++
Since Monday, June 8, 2020, the Central Library of Sports Science has been open again. Due to the current situation, on-site use is limited. Please avoid accumulations and keep the minimum distance. Please wear mouth and nose protectors for closer contact. The ZBSport is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for borrowing, limited returns and registration. Up to 50 visitors are admitted simultaneously for up to 30 minutes each.

+++ 09.06.2020 - 11:00 am: Application deadlines for the winter semester 2020/2021 +++
The application deadlines for the five Bachelor's programmes in Sports Science as well as for the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in teaching start on 01.07.2020 and end on 20.08.2020. Further information on application or under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Exams" - FAQs 8

+++ 08.06.2020 - 10:00 a.m.: Registration without proof of aptitude test +++
If the aptitude test cannot take place in the spring of 2021, students who were enrolled without aptitude test certificate with reservations can still re-register for the summer semester 2021. Whether or how the proof of aptitude test has to be provided or made up for in this case will be decided in due course. Further information under Study, Teaching & Examinations, FAQ 3.20 or here

+++ 29.05.2020 - 16:00: Current information on the catch-up examinations starting on 8 June +++
Further information under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations" - FAQ 3.4.

+++ 27.05.2020 - 16:00: Update of the list of events with classroom teaching +++
Further information under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations" - FAQ 6.5.

+++ 26.05.2020 - 17:00: Regulation home office +++
The regulations regarding home office have been extended for another week until 07.06.2020. As of 08.06.2020, the university-wide home office regulations specified by the President´s Office will be terminated.

+++ 20.05.2020 - 16:30: Current information for university applicants
Due to the current situation, the German Sport University Cologne is changing its application and admission procedure for the coming winter semester. Further information here and under "Application, Studies, Apprenticeship & Exams" - FAQ 8.3).

+++ 20.05.2020 - 8:30 am: Update of the list of events with classroom teaching +++
Further information under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations" - FAQ 6.5.

+++ 15.05.2020 - 12:30 pm: Regulations for classroom teaching from 8 June 2020 +++
In principle, all events at the German Sport University are online events (e-learning) until the end of the semester. Exceptions are most practical sports courses and a few exercises or seminars. In the current information letter from the Rectorate, the university management provides information about attendance teaching from 8 June 2020 including an up-to-date list of events. ("Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations" - FAQ 6.5).

+++ 12.05.2020 - 13:30: Closures of buildings and facilities +++
The following facilities will initially remain closed until 31.05.2020 inclusive Central Library of Sports Science, all halls and sports facilities, indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. swimming centre, athletics centre, track and field facility, gymnasiums, tennis courts).

+++ 08.05.2020 - 12:00: Weekly overview for the planned catch-up examinations published +++
The catch-up examinations will take place from 8 June 2020 in the form of presence examinations. The weekly overview is currently published. The exact examination dates will probably be available on 15 May. Further information is available under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Exams", FAQ 3.4.

+++ 05.05.2020 - 10:30: Closures of buildings and facilities +++
The following facilities will initially remain closed until 17.05.2020 inclusive Central Library of Sports Science, all halls and sports facilities, indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. swimming centre, athletics centre, track and field facility, gymnasiums, tennis courts).

+++ 02.05.2020 - 15:00: Date for catch-up examinations fixed +++

The backlog examinations will take place from 8 June 2020, probably until mid/end July 2020, in the form of presence examinations. All students who were registered for these examinations are affected (regardless of any subsequent deregistration). Further information can be found under "Application, Studies, Teaching & Exams", FAQ 3.4.

+++ 16.04.2020 - 15:00: ZBSport offers contactless pickup service for books +++

From Monday, April 20, 2020, you can order books online and pick them up contactlessly at the Central Library of Sports Sciences, provided you have an already registered student or service card. Further information can be found under "Information for Employees" FAQ no. 17. and "Study, Teaching & Examinations" FAQ no. 5.10 and on this website)

+++ 09.04.2020 - 11:40 a.m.: Registration period for exams in SoSe 2020 +++

The registration period for examinations in the summer semester 2020 is expected to open on 15 June 2020 (see "Study, Teaching & Examinations", FAQ No. 3.18)

+++ 08.04.2020 - 9 am: New Corona Mail Hotline for teachers +++
The German Sport University Cologne has set up a mail hotline for lecturers to answer general questions about corona-related uncertainties or problems in teaching for the summer semester 2020 (see "Information for employees, "New Corona mail hotline for lecturers").

+++ 06.04.2020 - 13:00: Regulations for practical elements +++

Currently (as of 04.04.2020), the Ministry and the universities are working out specific regulations on practical elements of the teaching profession (e.g. practical semesters, internships) in consultation with each other (see "Studies, Teaching & Exams", "Current note")

+++ 02.04.2020 - 13:00: Information paper for students +++

The university management provides an information paper for students, which summarizes "Strategic framework and key points for study and teaching in the summer semester 2020 at the German Sport University Cologne" (see "Studies, Teaching & Exams", No 6)

+++ 01.04.2020 - 13:10: New corona mail hotline for general questions about summer semester 2020 +++
The German Sport University Cologne has set up a mail hotline to deal with general questions regarding corona-related uncertainties or problems in the summer semester 2020 (see "Studies, Teaching & Exams", New Corona Hotline & Compilation of contact persons for specific questions).

+++ 30.03.2020 - 14:50: Electronic submission of final theses via Sciebo +++

From now on, the submission of final theses is possible in digital form via Sciebo as well as by post. Further information can be found here.

+++ 27.03.2020- 13:20: Advance notice: Transmission of final papers/thesis to the Examination Office +++

From Monday, 30.03.2020 onward, it will be possible to submit final papers/thesis to the Examination Office by uploading them to Sciebo. Postal delivery is for the time being then no longer necessary. Information on the concrete procedure will be published. Please refrain from individual requests until then.

+++ 26.03.2020 - 15:00: Extension of deadline for final theses +++

The period from 16.3. to 20.4. does not count towards the processing time of the final papers. The processing time is extended by the corresponding time. In the period from 16.3. to 20.4. you can withdraw from your Bachelor or Master thesis without giving reasons. If minor subject modifications should become necessary due to social and public restrictions, your examiners can informally inform the Examinations Office of these modifications with your consent (for detailed information please refer to "Studies, Teaching & Examinations, FAQ No. 3.12).

+++ 24.03.2020 - 15:50: Onlinebased communication tools +++

Cisco Webex was purchased for the German Sport University Cologne to support online-based communication. The use of this videoconferencing software is recommended, since questions of technology, function, data protection and network resources were already checked at the university before the corona pandemic. Connection possibilities for Cisco products in Moodle are available on a permanent basis (see "Information for employees", FAQ No. 1, paragraphs 2+3)

+++ 23.03.2020 - 10:00: Special study programme colleges this week +++

From 23 to 27 March, all study programmes will hold special study programme colleges (programme directors, module representatives, programme spokespersons). In these colleges, a 15-point list of the current and future situation is to be discussed. The points concern the handling of failed exams and the planning of teaching in the summer semester 2020. The results of the colleges will help to prepare decisions of the university management.

+++ 20.03.2020 - 15:20: Restricted access to the examination office | Current procedure for registration and submission of theses +++

The Examination Office can only be contacted by e-mail or telephone. Postal availability is currently not reliable. Exception: Submission of the thesis (also to meet the deadline). An online procedure has been developed for applications to register the thesis. You will find information on this on the Examinations Office website (see "Studies, Teaching & Examinations", FAQ no. 2.2, no. 3.6, no. 3.12, no. 3.17).

+++ 20.03.2020 - 15:10: Form of a proof of employment +++

In the event of a possible curfew, employees of the German Sport University Cologne, who are required to work on site, would have to be able to present proof of employment. In preparation for such a contingency, the university management provides such a form as a purely precautionary measure (see "Information for Employees", FAQ No. 15)

+++ 19.03.2020 - 16:10 pm: Current information for scientists +++

Many third-party funders have also changed their submission deadlines or provided other important information on projects already underway. For this reason, the Research and Young Scientists Division has collected up-to-date information on these matters and makes it available centrally (see "Information for Employees", FAQ No. 13).

+++ 19.03.2020 - 12:10 pm: Cancellation of the congress promotion of young talents +++

The State Chancellery of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, co-organiser of the NRW Congress on Promoting Young Talent, which was planned for 27 and 28 April 2020 at the Sport University, has announced that the congress will not take place this year and must be cancelled.

+++ 18.03.2020 - 15:00: Concretisation of the ban on housing +++

The university management would like to point out that if a house ban exists (see II. Preventive Measures to Prevent Infections), the premises of the German Sport University may not be entered under any circumstances, not even for a short time.

+++ 17.03.2020 - 13:30: Closure of the canteen on 18 March 2020 +++

All catering facilities of the Cologne Student Union will close on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

+++ 17.03.2020 - 11:30: Reachability AStA, Copy-Shop +++

The General Students' Committee (AStA) of the German Sport University Cologne can be reached online. The Copy Shop at the German Sport University Cologne is currently still open (opening hours: 8:00 to 16:30). Please find out before a planned visit whether the opening hours still apply (Tel.: +49 221 4982-3080).

+++ 16.03.2020 - 17:30: Maximum implementation of Home Office +++

The university management asks all employees - in coordination with the personnel manager(s) - to implement Home Office as much as possible with immediate effect. Contact with the facilities is possible by e-mail and telephone; office hours are only available by telephone or e-mail.

+++ 16.03.2020 - 15:30: Closure of buildings and facilities +++

From 17.03.2020 inclusive until 19.04.2020 provisionally inclusive, the following facilities are closed: Central Library of Sports Science, all halls and sports facilities, indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. swimming centre, athletics centre, track and field facility, gymnasiums, tennis courts).

+++ 16.03.2020 - 15:00: New information, especially on examination and study achievements +++

The university management provides detailed information on studies, teaching and examinations (see: FAQ "Studies, teaching & examinations").

+++ 16.03.2020 - 14:30: Further events cancelled +++

+++ 14.03.2020 - 18:00: Another person infected +++

One employee of the administration was tested positive. Contact persons were identified and informed. The further procedure will be coordinated with the public health department. In accordance with the RKI guidelines, no further house bans beyond the person concerned are currently necessary.

+++ 14.03.2020 - 12:45: House ban for participants* in Arosa excursions +++

The university management issues a two-week ban on the participants (teachers and students) in the excursions in Arosa (CH) from the time of their return home and recommends self-isolation for this period.

+++ 13.03.2020 - 18:45: First proven infection at the GSU +++

The first GSU researcher tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. He has no symptoms of infection and is in domestic quarantine, as are the staff in contact with him (see FAQ No. 16)

+++ 13.03.2020 - 16:15: Cancellation of events +++

Some events have already had to be definitely cancelled, including the introductory week for freshmen, the freshman welcome, the campus day and the orientation tutorials (see: V.)

+++ 13.03.2020 - 16:00 hours: Home Office +++

From now on, managers can enable employees to work from home in all task areas that are suitable for working from home. This regulation is initially valid up to and including 17 April 2020 (for further information, see: III. Further regulations)

+++ 13.03.2020 - 15:30: Start of the semester, examinations +++

According to a decision of the Ministry, the start of the semester will be postponed to 20 April 2020. All examinations from and including 16.03.2020 will be cancelled (For further information, see: I. General information)

+++ 13.03.2020 - 15:00: Press conference Prime Minister Armin Laschet +++

In a press conference, Minister President Armin Laschet informs about current precautionary measures to be taken to contain COVID-19 in NRW. In response to this, the German Sport University Cologne provides its staff and students on this page with updated information on how the measures are being implemented at the Sport University.

STUDENTS: Corona mail hotline & contacts

STUDENTS: Corona mail hotline & contacts

You can reach our mail hotline at: 
It is used for general questions about corona-related uncertainties or problems in the winter semester 2020/2021.

To report a proven infection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), if an infection of other university members or relatives cannot be excluded, please contact an:

The following persons/facilities are also available to answer specific questions:

  1.     Your lecturer, e.g. for questions about a specific course or for technical/organizational questions
  2.     The Examination Office, e.g. for questions regarding examinations / final papers () or the sports aptitude test ()
  3.     The Student Secretariat, e.g. for questions regarding re-registration, leave of absence or application procedures ()
  4.     The student advisory service, e.g. with general questions about the study or the concrete study (course) planning ()
  5.     The department for digitisation in studies and teaching, e.g. for moodle problems and e-learning questions ()
  6.     The Central Operating Unit Information Technology (ze.IT), e.g. in case of hardware/software problems ()
  7.     The Centre for Sports Teacher Training for all specific questions concerning the teaching profession (https://www.dshs-koeln.de/zentrum-fuer-sportlehrerinnenbildung/)

If you have any further questions, please contact the InfoPoint by e-mail: or by phone +49 221 4982 2222.

TEACHERS: Corona mail hotline & contacts

TEACHERS: Corona mail hotline & contacts

You can reach our mail hotline for teachers at:
It is for general questions regarding corona-related uncertainties or problems in teaching for the winter semester 2021/22.

The following persons/institutions are also available to answer specific questions:

  1.     The module commissioners and course directors, e.g. for questions regarding regulations within the modules and courses
  2.     The teaching organization, e.g. for general questions about LSF or the organization of teaching ()
  3.     The department for digitisation in studies and teaching, e.g. for moodle problems and e-learning questions ()
  4.     The Central Operating Unit Information Technology (ze.IT), e.g. in case of hardware/software problems ()
  5.     The Staff Council for the scientific and artistic staff, e.g. in matters of working conditions or legal issues ()
  6.     The BDP's "Corona Hotline" in case of special concerns or social problems:
    https://www.bdp-verband.de/aktuelles/2020/corona/bdp-corona-hotline.html

If you have any further questions, please contact the InfoPoint by e-mail: or by phone +49 221 4982 2222.

General information and points of contact

General information and points of contact

In principle, the university management of the German Sport University Cologne continues to regard the implementation of teaching in presence as a high asset and has declared itself in favor of conducting the upcoming winter semester 2021/22 in presence as far as possible. To this end, a concept was developed based on the 3G rule. In order to guarantee a safe semester for all university members, the Sports University is taking preventive measures. These include the obligation to wear a medical mouth-nose protection on all traffic routes (entrance halls, corridors, staircases, sanitary facilities, changing rooms and washrooms) and in public spaces in the buildings as well as when entering buildings until reaching the workplace or the destination.

The lecture period in the winter semester 2021/22 begins on October 11, 2021 and ends on February 4, 2022.

For information on medical aspects and travel regulations, please refer to the following links:

World Health Organization WHO

Robert Koch Institute

Federal Ministry of Health

Federal Center for Health Education (German)

Federal Foreign Office

Corona entry regulation (German)

Corona protection ordinance of the state of NRW (German)

Information on university operations in North Rhine-Westphalia (German)

Ordinances, general orders and decrees of the state

Important Information

Citizens' Telephone of
the City of Cologne

+49 221-33500
(Mon-Fri, 7-18)

Corona website of the city of Cologne