Application, Studies, Teaching & Examinations

1) FAQs on the opening hours of the facilities / events

2) FAQs on how to reach the Spoho staff

3) FAQs on examination matters

4) FAQs on medical questions

5) FAQs on other topics

6) Further information from the university management

7) FAQs for student teachers

8) FAQs for prospective students

Dear Students and prospective Students,

on this page most of the usual questions are answered by the FAQs. So please try to find an answer yourself before contacting one of the following contacts.

New Corona-Mail-Hotline

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

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 (Link: www.dshs-koeln.de/zentrum-fuer-sportlehrerinnenbildung/beratung-im-lehramt/)

1) FAQs on opening hours of facilities and on events

1.1 Are the sports facilities still closed (swimming center/ LAZ /...

1.1 Are the sports facilities still closed (swimming center/ LAZ / LAA / halls / weight rooms / beach sports facility)?

Since Monday, June 8, 2020, all halls and sports facilities have been exclusively available for the teaching and examination activities of the German Sport University Cologne. External rentals are not possible.

1.2. Are canteen, bistro, copy shop & spoho shop still open?

All catering facilities of the Cologne Student Union have been closed since Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

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

The opening hours of the in-house print shop from 11.05.2020 are as follows:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8 to 13h - Wednesday: 8 to 16:30h

The Spoho Shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Access is via the entrance to the cafeteria workstations (via the main meadow between the main building and the cafeteria).

1.3 Does the physical aptitude test take place in June?

Due to current events, the physical aptitude test planned for June cannot take place. Also the catch-up date initially planned for September cannot be held due to the currently valid regulations. Further information here.

The registration deadline has been extended to 25.06.2020.

1.4 Is the Master Congress taking place?

Unfortunately, the Mastercongress has to be cancelled as an attendance event. Submitted posters will be presented on an online platform. If presentations or posters have been submitted as part of an examination performance, the supervisors will evaluate the submission alternatively (the respective participants will be informed).

1.5 Will the introduction week be made up for?

Whether and in what form the introduction week can be made up for has not yet been decided.

1.6 Do events take place at GSU?

Due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the federal and state governments have jointly agreed to ban major events until 31 August 2020.
In addition, according to the Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchutzverordnung), only teaching and examination activities at universities [...] may be carried out in accordance with a separate order pursuant to § 28 (1) of the Infection Protection Act. This is decided by the university management. Naturally, the rules of distance and hygiene must be observed. Events outside of the teaching and examination operations of the German Sport University are therefore currently cancelled.
From 18 July onwards, applications can be made for further university or institute events to be held again. External events are still not permitted until the start of the winter semester 2020/21.

1.7 Is the semester shorter?

1.7 Is the semester shorter?

Yes, according to current planning the semester is 14 days shorter than originally planned. If possible, the course conferences (meeting of the course directors and module representatives) will discuss the consequences of this shortening in the coming weeks and coordinate them with the university management.

1.10 How can the Central Library of Sports Sciences be reached?

1.10 How can the Central Library of Sports Sciences be reached?

The Central Library of Sports Sciences will be open again from Monday, 8 June 2020. Due to the current situation, on-site use is limited. From 15 July 2020, a maximum of 90 users* will be admitted simultaneously during the opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (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. This service is primarily aimed at students who are writing their final or term papers, are in the process of taking exams or need SPSS26 licenses.

Please avoid accumulations and keep the minimum distance. Please wear mouth and nose protection when contacting us.

The ZBSport is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for borrowing, limited returns and registration. You can find current information about the offer here.

1.11. When does the lecture period start in winter semester 2020/21?

1.11. When does the lecture period start in winter semester 2020/21?

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).

 

2) FAQs on how to reach the GSU staff

2.1 Are there any restrictions in teaching and studying?

Summer semester 2020: According to a decision of the Ministry, the start of the semester will be postponed to 20.4.2020. The end of the lecture period of the summer semester 2020 is set to 17 July 2020. GSU Cologne has decided not to hold any courses before this date (20.4.2020).

Please keep up to date on this page. Students will also be informed by the university management by e-mail if there are any fundamental changes.

2.2 How can I reach the administrative facilities (e.g. examination...

2.2 How can I reach the administrative facilities (e.g. examination office)?

The President's Office has taken measures to maintain the functioning of the administration while protecting the health of the staff. For the administration department, contact with the staff members for all inquiries and work processes is possible by telephone, e-mail, post or by prior appointment.

Note on how to reach the examination office:

Due to the current situation, the Examination Office can still be reached by e-mail or telephone. Personal appointments are only possible after prior coordination of dates.

An online procedure has been developed for applications to register for the final thesis. You will find information on this on the website of the Examination Office.

Theses can still be submitted by post and are now also available in digital form viaSciebo.

2.3 Can lecturers, supervisors and research assistants be reached?

2.3 Can lecturers, supervisors and research assistants be reached?

The vast majority of staff members are currently working at the German Sport University Cologne again. Staff in the home office can be reached by telephone (also by e-mail). Consultation hours take place only after prior arrangement of an appointment.

 

2.4 How can I contact the AStA?

You can currently reach the General Students' Committee (AStA) of the German Sport University online: https://www.dshs-koeln.de/asta/

3) FAQs on examination matters

3.1 Is my exam taking place?

Exams in the current examination period: Please note that after careful consideration of the risks, we have decided to postpone all future examinations (including the practical sports examinations) in the current examination period. This means that all examinations from and including 16.3.2020 will be cancelled. The university will do everything in its power to ensure that you do not suffer any disadvantages in the further course of your studies as a result of this postponement of examinations.

Please keep up to date on this page. Students will also be informed by the university management by e-mail if there are any fundamental changes.

3.2 Do housework deadlines remain?

Housework can be very different; depending on the type of housework (e.g. necessity to use the library), the supervisor can decide on an extension of the deadline.

3.3 Are examinations (e.g. written examinations) already written...

3.3 Are examinations (e.g. written examinations) already written edited (e.g. grades entered)?

The editing of examinations and the entry of grades is carried out by the lecturers. Lecturers continue to work (partly in the home office) according to the current status. In individual cases (e.g. in case of illness), however, the processing time may be extended. In an emergency, please inform the module representatives or course coordinators.

3.4 When will be the exams rescheduled?

The President´s Office of the German Sport University Cologne has adopted a concept for the revision of the examinations from March 2020. This affects all students who were registered for these examinations (even if they subsequently cancelled their registration).
As planned, the examinations will be held as attendance examinations from June 8, 2020, i.e. on the premises of the German Sport University Cologne. The three lecture halls 1, 2 and 3 as well as Hall 8 are planned as examination locations.
Further information on the rules of access and conduct, hall and lecture hall plans and the individual admission lists can be found here.
Failed attempts in these catch-up examinations (i.e. failing to pass) will not be credited (so-called "Freischussregelung"). This also applies in the case of failure ("NE"). For this reason, it is not necessary and technically not possible to deregister from the catch-up exams.

3.5 My exam has been cancelled. Did or do I have to de-register for...

3.5 My exam has been cancelled. Did or do I have to de-register for this exam?

You do not have to de-register for cancelled exams. If exams are to be rescheduled a new registration will be made available.

3.6 Can I hand in my thesis? Is the examination office open regularly?

The Examination Office and the Student Secretariat can only be reached by telephone or e-mail. The postal availability of the Examination Office is currently not reliable. Exception: Submission of the final thesis (also to meet the deadline - registered mail). An online procedure has been developed for applications to register the final thesis. You will find information on this on the website of the Examination Office.

Theses can still be handed in by post and from now on also in digital form via Sciebo:
https://www.dshs-koeln.de/studium/studienorganisation/formulare/abschlussarbeit/

3.9 Do exams take place online or via telecommunications?

3.9 Do exams take place online or via telecommunications?

Exams under changed conditions (including online exams or similar) have so far only been planned in cases of hardship (see other FAQs).

3.10 I could not pass a learning success test. How do I get credit...

3.10 I could not pass a learning success test. How do I get credit for my course?

Due to the current situation, teachers can find flexible solutions with regard to learning assessment (LEK) (e.g. suspending the LEK, postponing the LEK, alternative examination forms). A PD should still be credited despite the failure of a course if it is necessary to attend a course in the summer semester.

3.11 An examination was to be conducted as a presentation (e.g. at...

3.11 An examination was to be conducted as a presentation (e.g. at the Master Congress) and was cancelled. What do I do?

For presentation exams the supervisors should offer alternative forms of examination as a substitute. Please contact your lecturers.

3.12 Can deadlines for final papers be extended because of the...

3.12 Can deadlines for final papers be extended because of the special situation?

An extension of deadlines is possible according to the examination regulations. In the current situation, the Examinations Office will process applications with due consideration, even if the extension period exceeds the usual extent. It is helpful if the supervisor approves the application. Please send the request by e-mail to the Examination Office. Please also note the information on the Examination Office's website.

If, due to social and public restrictions, minor subject modifications are necessary for your Bachelor's or Master's thesis, your examiners can inform the Examinations Office informally with your consent.

If you are planning to submit your Bachelor's or Master's thesis in a timely manner, please give the examiners a concrete indication in your thesis of any restrictions on your search options in the final phase of the thesis (for example in the preface or introduction).

If you have any further questions, please contact the Examinations Office by e-mail at:

3.13 An exam or my final thesis is related to a project/experiment...

3.13 An exam or my final thesis is related to a project/experiment that might be postponed. What do I do?

Project work that requires social contact should be suspended until further notice. The decision is made by the supervisors after careful consideration, taking into account the special regulations published by the university. Substitutes can be defined for examinations. Deadlines can be postponed for final theses (see FAQ on "Can deadlines for final theses be extended due to the special situation?").

3.14 My last exam in my studies was cancelled and I want to take a...

3.14 My last exam in my studies was cancelled and I want to take a job - is there a special regulation?

In principle, you should re-register for the summer semester if your last exam in the winter semester was cancelled. In special cases, a hardship regulation is possible under certain circumstances, e.g. if there is proof that the start of a job is directly endangered. A hardship case should be applied for at the head of the programme with appropriate proof. However, due to the difficult personnel situation and the limited functions at the university, a special regulation cannot be guaranteed.

3.15 My last exam of my studies was in the winter semester and is now...

3.15 My last exam of my studies was in the winter semester and is now cancelled. What do I do now?

Basically, you should re-register for the summer semester if your last exam in the winter semester was cancelled. Please contact the Registrar's Office by e-mail or telephone to re-register.

3.16 Preparatory service for a teaching profession: What regulations...

3.16 Preparatory service for a teaching profession: What regulations apply to recruitment?

According to the circular of the Ministry of Schools and Education of 22 April 2020, a further recruitment date of 15 June 2020 is planned due to the corona pandemic. This applies to students in the hiring process who have not yet been able to complete all their exams due to the suspension of university operations and who may not be able to prove their Master's degree in time for the hiring date of May 1, 2020, as well as to other groups of people who cannot be hired for the preparatory service as planned on May 1, 2020 through no fault of their own.
The application deadline for the seminar instruction procedure on 1.11.2020 will also be extended to 15.06.2020.

3.17 What should be considered when registering the thesis?

3.17 What should be considered when registering the thesis?

The Examinations Office cannot be reliably contacted by post at present. Therefore, until further notice, the registration of the final thesis must be submitted electronically. An online procedure has been developed for this. You will find information on this on the website of the .

 

3.18 When does the exam registration SoSe2020 start?

3.18 When does the exam registration SoSe2020 start?

The registration period for SoSe 2020 examinations has begun. The application is divided into two phases. You can find further information here.

3.19 Oral and written examinations of the summer semester

3.19 Oral and written examinations of the summer semester

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there will be two registration periods this semester. The first registration period (examination weeks 0 to 1) has already ended, the second registration period (examination weeks 2 to 4) will start on August 3, 2020. All further information on the second registration period as well as an overview of the dates for examination weeks 0 to 1 can be found here.

Just like the catch-up examinations for the winter semester 2019/20, all examinations in the summer semester 2020 will be held as free attempts, i.e. the attempt will not be counted towards the number of examination attempts if it is not passed. Attempts to improve grades are not covered by this regulation.

3.20 If no physical aptitude test is possible in spring 2021, what...

3.20 If no physical aptitude test is possible in spring 2021, what happens if I am admitted to the winter semester 2020/2021?

If the aptitude test cannot take place in the spring of 2021, students who have been enrolled with reservations without proof of aptitude test 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.

4) FAQs on medical aspects

4.1 I am directly affected by quarantine. What does that mean?

The quarantine requirements of the competent authorities must be complied with in all cases.

Please submit the relevant administrative order of the Health Office to the Personnel Administration Department (D2) or the Examination Office without delay. The administrative order also specifies the duration of your quarantine.

If you are affected as an employee, the German Sport University will continue to pay your salary (up to a maximum of six weeks) or your earnings. In this case, please also inform your superior and your responsible administrator in the Human Resources Department. The official order allows you to work from home. Please discuss whether and, if so, which tasks you can and should carry out from home with your immediate superior directly.

Students are required to stay away from examinations in which they cannot take part due to a quarantine order and must inform the examinations office immediately (e.g. illness). If the quarantine has other effects, e.g. on registration times, submission of papers, etc., you must contact the lecturers to find possible amicable solutions. The German Sport University will try to find individual solutions.

4.2 I am indirectly affected by quarantine (daycare, nursery).

In principle, your affliction is to be classified similar to the situation of a strike by the nursery school teachers, so that you are not released from your obligation to work and to be present. In any case, however, you should contact your immediate superior, who will try to find a satisfactory solution.

4.3 I have contact with an infected person. What should I do?

Szenario a) - There is a person suffering from corona in my environment:

If corona infection is detected in a person, the public health department registers the contact persons and arranges further measures for them, such as ordering a domestic quarantine. If you are one of these contact persons, the public health department will immediately order a home isolation (= quarantine) for you in accordance with the regulations of the infection protection law. You are then no longer allowed to leave your home and may not carry out your professional activity or any activity that brings you into contact with other people. However, working from home is permitted.

  • Students are obliged to inform the Registrar's Office of the German Sport University and, in the event of a missed exam, the Examinations Office immediately.

Szenario b and c) - In my environment there is a person b) quarantined by the authorities c) a person who has had contact with a sick or quarantined person:

If you have been in contact with a person who has been in contact with a person who has been proven to be infected with the corona virus, there is no ban on entering the premises - regardless of whether this contact person has been quarantined by the authorities or not - in agreement with the health authorities. In this case, students are not excused for failing to take part in an examination.

Generally speaking: If you notice symptoms that make an infection with the coronavirus probable, contact your family doctor by telephone and ask him/her to clarify whether you are infected. Until the situation has not been clarified, do not go to the German Sport University and please take the generally recommended protective measures, which you can read about on this page. However, please inform your doctor about your contact with an infected person.

4.4 Behaviour after an excursion or holiday abroad

According to the Ordinance on Protection against New Infections with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 with regard to Entry and Return of 09.04.2020, persons who had previously spent more than 72 hours abroad were obliged to go directly to their own home immediately after entry and not to leave this place of residence for a period of 14 days after entering the Federal Republic of Germany, not to receive visits from persons who do not belong to the household of the place of residence and to inform the Health Office immediately. This quarantine obligation was lifted for NRW on 15 May 2020.

Travel and safety instructions of the AA can be found here.Further information for travellers and commuters* can be found on the website of the Federal Government "Coronavirus in Germany" and on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

 

5) FAQs on other topics

5.1 Are there any effects on enrolment?

Enrolment will take place online. Further information will follow.

5.2 Are the books from the ZBSport (library) automatically renewed?

During the closing time of ZBSport, all reminder fees are suspended or already borrowed media are automatically renewed. You do not have to renew books yourself at the moment. You can get a further overview of your borrowed media in your user account. Existing reservations for borrowed media are retained. The digital media are still available. Electronic publications and most of the databases licensed by ZBSport are accessible from any location. Further information about the corona situation and its impact on ZBSport as well as the accessibility of ZBSport employees can be found here.

5.3 Cancelled excursions - what is the procedure?

Basically the same applies as for other courses, namely postponement of the course. Due to the special situation (repeatability one year later if necessary), a replacement or a change in the form of the excursion is possible in consultation with the course director.

5.4 How are aptitude and orientation internships (EOP) and vocational...

5.4 How are aptitude and orientation internships (EOP) and vocational field internships (BFP) that have already begun dealt with?

For the time being, the German Sport University Cologne follows the regulations of the University of Cologne with regard to the special regulation of internship days for the EOP and the BFP. All students who have completed at least 15 days of internship will be recognized as having completed the EOP or BFP. Students who have completed a shorter internship period are free to decide whether they want to make up the days missing to complete the 15 days individually in May/June or complete them in a block in September. In the latter case, please contact us at so that we can include you in a follow-up seminar of the summer semester 2020. The internship school or internship location where you continue the EOP or BPF does not have to be the same as where you started. The guidelines of the German Sport University Cologne for the follow-up and the portfolio remain unaffected.

5.5 My TOEFL test was cancelled. Is there another way to prove...

5.5 My TOEFL test was cancelled. Is there another way to prove English language skills?

For Non-EU citizens applying for the four English-speaking Master´s degree programmes at GSU: Successful completion of the English language test (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate, level C1) is a prerequisite for admission to English-language Master's programmes at the German Sport University Cologne (for further information, please see "Application Master").

Proof of successful completion must be submitted by September 18, 2020 (the deadline has been extended!). Please note: There is still enough time. Official accredited test centres are open again and offer accredited tests now or in the near future. Please contact the respective test centres for further information. If you have further questions, please contact us by mail email.

5.6. Is it allowed to enter the German Sport University for a short...

5.6. Is it allowed to enter the German Sport University for a short time if the student is banned from the house?

No, students who have been banned from the premises (see II. Preventive measures to prevent infections) are not allowed to enter the university premises, even for a short time.

5.7 How to deal with compulsory internships according to the study...

5.7 How to deal with compulsory internships according to the study regulations?

Contracts for compulsory internships can only be concluded if the supervising department can ensure that the necessary contents can still be imparted during the internship in the home office and the other requirements for the internship from the individual study regulations are guaranteed. A corresponding informal certificate must be provided by the internship supervisor (e.g. by e-mail).

Internships that are currently running (or already contractually fixed) can be cancelled at the request of the students or at the request of the supervising institution. In this case, the institution should allow the internship to be resumed later if the student expresses the wish.

Contracts for voluntary internships outside of a curricular necessity will be postponed until regular operation is possible again.

5.8 I lack technical possibilities, hardware or software. What do I...

5.8 I lack technical possibilities, hardware or software. What do I do?

With regard to software, the German Sport University Cologne joins the federal contract Microsoft, also to give students access to Microsoft Office. With regard to this contract, tendering and award deadlines still have to be taken into account.
With regard to other technical problems (Internet access, hardware), we ask you to inform us at short notice (e.g. via the ) in case of particular hardship. The university tries to find individual solutions.
Students who are unable to work digitally at home due to a lack of technical facilities (hardware/software problems) still have the opportunity to use the study rooms temporarily set up in the Spoho guest house. Please contact the Corona mail hotline, which will organise the access authorisations.

5.9 Standard period of study, BAföG and financing

5.9 Standard period of study, BAföG and financing

Bridging assistance for students in acute emergency situations: From Tuesday, 16 June, 12 noon, students who are in particularly acute need and are 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 "Studenten- bzw. Studierendenwerk". To the application platform of the Kölner Studierendenwerk.

BAföG: According to § 10 paragraph 1 of the Corona Epidemic Higher Education Ordinance of 15 April 2020, the standard period of study is increased by one semester for those students who are enrolled in a higher education course of study or in a course of study that is completed with a state or church examination in the summer semester of 2020 and who are not on leave of absence.

This means that the maximum duration of funding for this group of persons has been increased by one semester in accordance with §15a paragraph 1 of the " Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz"         (Federal Training Assistance Act).

Further information on specific BAföG regulations can be found at:www.bafög.de

Financing: In case of financial emergencies, please contact the student advisory service. An example of special support programmes are theinterest-free loans for women from the Hildegardis Association.

Support through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

5.10 How does the contactless collection service for books in the...

5.10 How does the contactless collection service for books in the ZBSport work?

From Monday, 20th April 2020 you can order books online and pick them up contactlessly at ZBSport. You can order up to ten volumes from the borrowable stock in the ZBSport catalogue online, provided that you are registered at ZBSport with your valid service card or student card of the German Sport University Cologne. At this time, the pick-up service is only possible with a registered ID for the above mentioned user group. Please note that the ZBSport is closed for public use until further notice.

For the time being, this service is activated for employees or students of the sports university. Unfortunately, first semester students cannot yet benefit from this service, as they have not yet had the opportunity to register their student card at the Central Library. Information on how to order books, how the pick-up service works and how to behave on site can be found on this library website.

5.11 Where can I work at the GSU with sufficient WLAN reception?

5.11 Where can I work at the GSU with sufficient WLAN reception?

In the cafeteria, electricity access (cable drums and wall sockets) and WLAN reception are available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at approx. 15 seats. Please use the cable reels carefully. If necessary, ask the WIS staff about the power accesses. From 8 to 9 am there is good WLAN reception in the entrance hall and other open areas.

6) Further information from the university management

6.2 Information paper for students (of 14.04.2020)
6.3 Webex Meetings - Instructions for students

6.3 Webex Meetings - Instructions for students

Please see instructions how to use Webex Meetingshere.

 

6.4 Webex Trainings

6.4 Webex Trainings

See information on how to participate in Webex Trainings here and here. Contact support@dshs-koeln.de (if problems occur).

 

6.5 Information paper for students (of 15.05.2020)

6.5 Information paper for students (of 15.05.2020)

  1.     Information Letter "Regulations on Classroom Teaching from 08.06.2020.
  2.     List of events with classroom teaching from 08.06.2020

Note: This list may change slightly in the next few days. These changes will be listed separately here (viz.in FAQ 6.5).

 

CHANGES

+++ 27.05.2020 +++

Teacher training BA: LB10000096 "Trendsport: Breakdance": Now category 45

Master SBG: MA10800003 "Diet and exercise": Now category 15

45The course will be designed as an e-teaching course for the entire 2020 summer semester

15Präsenzlehre concerns three single dates of the exercise, weekly date remains online

 

+++ 20.05.2020 +++

Basic studies: BA10506001 "BAS5 - Technical-compositional sports": Now category 41

M.A. MKF: MA40500003 "MKF5 - Media Research": Now category 47

B.A. SGP: BA50900006 "SGP9 - Playing and motor learning in water": Now category 43

B.A. SGP: BA50900008 "SGP9 - Play and motor learning on land": Now category 1

Other: 8800000001 "Physical activity promotion/compensatory sport (phase 2)": Now category 48

41 Acrobatics planned for August

43The course will be designed as an e-teaching course for the entire 2020 summer semester

47The course will be designed as an e-teaching course for the entire 2020 summer semester

48The course will be designed as an e-teaching course for the entire 2020 summer semester

7) FAQs for student teachers

7.1. Preparatory service for a teaching profession: What regulations...

7.1. Preparatory service for a teaching profession: What regulations apply to recruitment?

According to the circular of the Ministry of Schools and Education of 22 April 2020, a further recruitment date of 15 June 2020 is planned due to the corona pandemic. This applies to students in the hiring process who have not yet been able to complete all their exams due to the suspension of university operations and who may not be able to prove their Master's degree in time for the hiring date of May 1, 2020, as well as to other groups of people who cannot be hired for the preparatory service as planned on May 1, 2020 through no fault of their own.
The application deadline for the seminar instruction procedure on 1.11.2020 will also be extended to 15.06.2020.

7.2 How are aptitude and orientation placements (EOP) and vocational...

7.2 How are aptitude and orientation placements (EOP) and vocational field placements (BFP) that have already been started dealt with?

Until further notice, the German Sport University Cologne follows the regulations of the University of Cologne with regard to the special regulation of internship days to be completed for the EOP and the BFP. All students who have completed at least 15 days of practical training will be recognized as having completed the EOP or BFP. Students who have completed a shorter internship period are free to decide whether they want to make up for the days missing to complete the 15 days individually in May/June or complete them in a block in September. In the latter case, please contact us at c.kamphausen@dshs-koeln.de so that we can admit you to a follow-up seminar of the summer semester 2020. The internship school or internship office where you continue the EOP or BPF does not have to be the same one where you started. The requirements of the German Sport University Cologne for the follow-up and the portfolio remain unaffected.

 

7.3 Admission to the Bachelor thesis for the Master application...

7.3 Admission to the Bachelor thesis for the Master application Winter semester 2020/2021

In view of the expected postponement of the application deadlines, the deadline for admission to the Bachelor's thesis will be shifted from 15 June to 15 July. Further information can be found in the Corona News of the ZFL of the University of Cologne.

8) FAQs for prospective students

8.1 How soon will the next aptitude test take place?

8.1 How soon will the next aptitude test take place?

The aptitude test (02.-04.06.2020) has been postponed. A new date has not yet been decided. This will depend on future changes in the situation. The registration deadline has been extended to 25.06.2020.

8.2 When does the application period for the winter semester begin?

8.2 When does the application period for the winter semester begin?

Application deadline Master:

Since April 20, 2020, prospective students from non-EU countries can apply for the winter semester 2020/21 via the portal mySpoho for the study places of the nine Master programmes at the German Sport University Cologne. This application period ended on 31 May 2020.

The application period for prospective students from Germany and EU countries for the Master's programmes starts on June 2, 2020. The deadline is 20 August 2020 (extended!).

Application deadlines Bachelor, Bachelor's degree & Master's degree in teaching:
The application deadlines for the five Bachelor's programmes in sports science and for the teacher training Bachelor's and Master's programmes begin on 01.07.2020 and end on 20.08.2020.

All information about applying for a place at the German Sport University Cologne can be found here.

8.3 Changes in the application and admission procedure for the coming...

8.3 Changes in the application and admission procedure for the coming winter semester 2020/21?

The practical sports aptitude test (aptitude test) planned for June will not take place. The catch-up date initially planned for September cannot be held either.

Nevertheless, both an application for a place at university and admission without the aptitude test proof are possible! In the case of such an admission without the aptitude test, proof of successful completion of the aptitude test must be provided at the earliest possible date - presumably February 2021. In this case, registration is subject to reservation.

If the aptitude test is not handed in at the next possible date, there will be no re-registration for the continuation of studies. However, study and examination credits earned up to that date will be retained and can be recognised when you re-enrol.

Applicants with a valid aptitude test can take part in the application and admission procedure as usual.

All information on applying for places at the German Sport University Cologne can be found here.

 

8.4. If no physical aptitude test is possible in spring 2021, what...

8.4. If no physical aptitude test is possible in spring 2021, what happens if I am admitted to the winter semester 2020/2021?

If the aptitude test cannot take place in the spring of 2021, students who have been enrolled with reservations without proof of aptitude test 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.

8.5. When does the lecture period start in winter semester 2020/21?

1.11. When does the lecture period start in winter semester 2020/21?

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).