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.

Corona-Mail-Hotline / Report an infection / 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/)

1) FAQs on opening hours of facilities and on events

1.1 Are the sports facilities open?

1.1 Are the sports facilities open?

Currently, all halls and sports facilities, indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. swimming center, athletics center, track and field facility, gymnasiums, tennis courts), are closed to external persons and visitors of the German Sport University Cologne. Only students and staff* of the German Sport University Cologne are permitted to use the facilities for teaching and examination purposes. External rentals are not possible.

1.2. Are canteen, bistro, copy shop & spoho shop open?
  • Canteen and cafeteria remain closed beyond January 11, 2021. This applies for the time being until further notice!
  • There is NO to-go offer there!
  • Changes possible depending on further developments.
  • The opening hours of the in-house print store (Copy Shop) as of 03.11.2020 are as follows: Mon-Fri from 10 am - 1 pm.
  • The Spoho Shop is closed at the moment.
1.3 When is the next aptitude test?

The aptitude test planned for February 2021 will be cancelled!

Instead, two alternative dates will be offered at SoSe 2021, which will probably be in the week of Whitsun and in summer.

Students who are already enrolled at the GSU with reservations (either since winter semester 2020/21 or in the upcoming summer semester 2021) may attend both dates.

Prospective students who are not enrolled at the GSU can only attend the second date in summer.

The conditional enrollment will be maintained (also for first-year students of winter semester 2020/21). This means: the aptitude test must be taken in any case! If the aptitude test is not verified by 30.09.2021, it is not possible to re-register for the next semester of WiSe 2021/22. In this case, credits already earned in winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021 will be retained and, if applicable, will be credited when re-registering.

1.6 Do events take place at GSU?

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the federal and state governments have jointly agreed to ban large-scale events. In addition, according to the Corona Protection Ordinance, only teaching and examination activities at universities [...] may be carried out in accordance with separate orders pursuant to Section 28 (1) of the Infection Protection Act. The university management decides on this. It goes without saying that the distance and hygiene regulations must be observed. The face-to-face teaching events of the winter semester 2020/21 will be organized as online events as far as possible until the end of the semester. For information on the teaching organization in summer term 2021, see FAQ 6.13.

Events outside the teaching and examination schedule of the German Sport University are currently cancelled and will not be able to take place until further notice.
You can find out about various digital information events on our events page.

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

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

The Central Library of Sports Sciences constantly adapts the use and access to its services to the current requirements. Since 29.03.2021 new rules are valid. The return of books is possible. However, currently no workstations can be reserved and used. All information about the restrictions and offers can be found on the Corona homepage of the Central Library here.

1.8 When does the lecture period start in summer 21?

1.8 When does the lecture period start in summer 21?

The lecture period in the summer semester 2021 begins on April 12, 2021 and ends on July 23, 2021.
The welcome of our first semester students will take place online on April 6, 2021.

 

2) FAQs on how to reach the GSU staff

2.1 Are there any restrictions in teaching and studying?

In general, teaching and examination operations at universities are permitted under Section 28(1) of the Infection Protection Act. During teaching events and examinations, hygiene and distance rules, limitation of access and traceability must be ensured. Thus, the current teaching and study operation runs under special conditions. Information on the teaching organization for SoSe 2021 can be found under FAQ 6.13.

The President´s Office of the German Sport University Cologne has adopted a concept for the implementation of practical sport courses as well as other attendance events. The so-called implementation concept is available on the intranet (the document is available at the German Version of the Website, FAQ Corona, 2.1., as well). Among other things, it answers organizational questions about the course of instruction.

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 service areas (e.g. administration)?

2.2 How can I reach the service areas (e.g. administration)?

You can still reach all service areas reliably. However, due to the pandemic we have to limit personal contacts very much. Please do not enter the service areas unannounced. Instead, please contact the staff by phone or e-mail for all matters. If this is not possible, a personal appointment will be suggested.

Please take a look at the contact pages of the respective institutions on our homepage: https://www.dshs-koeln.de/einrichtungen-a-z/

Or contact the contact persons listed at the top of this page under "Corona Mail Hotline".

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 Student Committee (AStA) of the German Sport University online: www.asta-spoho.de

 

3) FAQs on examination matters

3.1 Will my exam take place?

You can find information about registration and cancellation of examinations, examination dates and the organization of examinations on our website www.dshs-koeln.de/studium/studienorganisation/formulare/pruefungen/.

Please also 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 already written examinations (e.g. exams) edited (e.g....

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

Lecturers are responsible for editing examinations and entering grades. In individual cases, the processing time may be extended. In an emergency, please inform the module representatives or the program directors/coordinators.

 

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

The Examination Office and the Student Secretariat can only be reached by telephone or e-mail. A personal visit is only possible in urgent cases and by prior appointment (telephone or e-mail).
Exception: Submission of the final thesis (also to meet the deadline - registered mail).
An online procedure has been developed for applications to register the thesis. You will find information on this on the website of the examination office.
It is still possible to submit the final thesis by mail or in digital form via Sciebo:

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 be extended?

3.12 Can deadlines be extended?

An extension of deadlines is possible according to the examination regulations. The Examinations Office will process applications with due consideration, even if the extension period exceeds the usual extent. It is helpful if the examinee's supervisor approves the application. Please send the request by e-mail to the Examination Office. Please also note the information on the website of the Examination Office.
If, due to social and public restrictions, minor topic 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 the near future, please inform the examiners in your thesis of any restrictions in 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: pruefungsamt@dshs-koeln.de

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 special cases, a hardship clause is possible under certain circumstances, e.g. if there is proof that starting a job is directly endangered. A hardship case should be applied for at the head of the program with appropriate proof. However, no guarantee can be given for a special arrangement.

3.17 What should be considered when registering the thesis?

3.17 What should be considered when registering the thesis?

Applications for the registration of theses can be submitted electronically until further notice. 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 for the WiSe2020/21 start?

3.18 When does the exam registration for the WiSe2020/21 start?

The registration period for the exams of the winter semester 2020/21 runs from 10.12.2020 to 01.02.2021.

3.19 Free attempt for examinations of winter semester 2020/21

3.19 Free attempt for examinations of winter semester 2020/21

All examinations of the winter semester 2020/21 will take place without restricted attempts. This means that the examination attempt will again not count towards the number of restricted attempts, as was the case in the SoSe 2020. This applies to all examinations with the exception of final theses in the teaching profession.

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.

3.21 How do the examinations proceed in the examination period WiSe...

3.21 How do the examinations proceed in the examination period WiSe 2020/21?

For the upcoming examination period in WiSe 2020/21, please note the following general conditions:

In principle, the examinations will be held as presence examinations on the campus of the DSHS under special hygiene measures. The hygiene measures to be strictly observed will be announced to you in further information notices and on the information page for the WiSe 2020/21 examinations. The respective supervisor will strictly observe the regulations for the protection of all participants. Should a rescheduling take place in individual cases, the new examination date will be announced at least two weeks in advance.

Furthermore, in individual cases, face-to-face examinations may be changed to online examinations or other changes in examination form may be made. If a corresponding change is made, the examinees will be informed of the change as soon as possible.

Individual hardship applications from examinees for exemptions are possible if the examinee credibly demonstrates that he or she is unable to participate in a module examination in attendance, in the intended alternative examination form or on a rescheduled date due to reasons for which he or she is not responsible in connection with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and that this causes him or her particular hardship. Reasons that are not justifiable are, in particular, if the examinee is abroad, if there is an officially ordered quarantine on the date of the examination or if a positive personalized coronary test is proven, which must not be older than 14 days on the date of the examination. A special hardship may exist in particular if the imminent completion of studies is thwarted.

Corresponding applications are to be submitted to the examination board via the examination office. Applications should be coordinated in advance with the responsible examiners.

Please keep yourself up to date with the help of the DSHS website and regularly check your e-mail box specified in the LSF in the coming period.

3.22 Which rules apply for the examination period SoSe 2021?

3.22 Which rules apply for the examination period SoSe 2021?

According to the Corona Protection Ordinance in the version valid as of July 27, 2021, as well as the General Instruction of July 21, 2021, the following rules apply to the presence examinations in the current examination period:

1. distance

    The minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained throughout examinations.
    Especially in the waiting area and at the entrance, avoid falling short of the distances.

2. mask

    A mask (med. or FFP2) must be worn in the waiting area and at the entrance.
    From incidence level 2 (city of Cologne), the mask must also be worn at the seat during the test.

3. negative test proof

    From incidence level 2 (city of Cologne or state of NRW), a negative test certificate (not older than 24 hours) must be presented before the start of the test. Exempted from this are immunized examinees who show a valid proof of immunization. The proof of immunization is kept via the vaccination certificate or the digital proof of immunization (complete vaccination protection required!). Alternatively, the valid proof of immunization from the Prorectorate Teaching can be presented. Examinees without valid proof of immunization or negative test proof will be excluded from the examination in this examination period. No later alternative date will be offered.

Further information about the examinations

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 an infection is detected, students report their infection centrally to covidtestpositiv@dshs-koeln.de. This does not apply if infection of other university members or relatives can be excluded.

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.
  • In case of proven infection, students report their infection centrally to covidtestpositiv@dshs-koeln.de. This does not apply if infection of other university members or relatives can be excluded.

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

Due to recent reports of suspected significantly more contagious mutations of the corona virus, an ordinance for entries from the United Kingdom and South Africa came into force in North Rhine-Westphalia on December 21, 2020. From December 28, 2020, the Corona entry regulation will be extended to include all risk areas listed by the Robert Koch Institute on the Internet.

For the vast majority of people entering NRW, quarantine is only mandatory if they do not undergo entry testing. Entry testing must be fulfilled by rapid or PCR testing within a maximum of 48 hours before entry or immediately after entry.

Further information can be found on this website of the state of NRW under the item "Corona - Entry requirements".

4.5 Behavior of persons with a cold

4.5 Behavior of persons with a cold

Students or teachers do not have access
- with a Covid19 infection or an acute suspicion of Covid19
- with symptoms that suggest a suspected Covid-19 disease (e.g. cold-like or flu-like symptoms; see also Campus Hygiene Concept) or
- with proven contact to demonstrably infected persons within the last 14 days.

These exclusion criteria must be regularly checked at the latest during the compulsory presence check. Teachers are entitled to exclude students from the teaching unit under consideration of the above mentioned criteria.

Sniffles as the only symptom: If there are no other of the most common symptoms apart from sniffles (i.e. a "runny nose"), i.e. no cough, no fever, no disturbance of the sense of smell and/or taste (with a clear nose), the regulations in the Campus Hygiene Concept apply (e.g. stay at home if possible, reduce personal contact and strictly observe the minimum distance, wear a mouth-nose cover throughout), especially good hand and sneezing hygiene. In addition, in the case of a cold, participation in practical instruction is only "passively" permitted in order to be able to ensure that the distance is regulated and that the mouth-nose cover is worn continuously.

4.6 What happens if there is a corona case or a well-founded...

4.6 What happens if there is a corona case or a well-founded suspicion in a course?

A corona infection or officially ordered quarantine is handled in the same way as any other disease. The missed hours are therefore considered as absences. The teacher has the possibility to compensate the absences by alternative tasks for the affected students, if this is justifiable in terms of content.

 

4.7 How does tracking work in terms of infection protection?

4.7 How does tracking work in terms of infection protection?

In seminar rooms the special tracking (= traceability) takes place. The presence and seating position are documented. In contrast, only simple tracking (= traceability) takes place in practical courses. Here only the attendance is documented. Further information is available in the implementation concept on the intranet.

 

4.8 I have tested positive. What do I have to do?

4.8 I have tested positive. What do I have to do?

If an infection is detected, students report their infection centrally to covidtestpositiv@dshs-koeln.de. This does not apply if infection of other university members or relatives can be excluded.

Persons with a corona infection are not allowed to enter the GSU (grounds and buildings) until it is proven that the disease has healed or is no longer contagious. For them, as a matter of due care and protection of third parties, they are banned from the premises.

Regarding the quarantine, please also see FAQ 4.1.

 

4.9 When can I attend courses again after quarantine or a positive...

4.9 When can I attend courses again after quarantine or a positive test?

Usually after a quarantine or a positive test with quarantine an official proof (health authority) of the end point of the quarantine is sufficient. From this endpoint on, the person concerned can participate in classes again. A special health report is usually not necessary.

4.10 When can I actively participate in practical sports courses...

4.10 When can I actively participate in practical sports courses again after a positive test? (sports ability)

When the ability to exercise can be restored after an illness with Covid 19 depends to a large extent on the course of the illness and can only be decided by a doctor in case of doubt. Sports medicine recommends a break of at least two weeks from intensive sport (corresponds to the quarantine length), even if the course of the disease is asymptomatic, and significantly longer in syptomatic or more severe cases (see position paper with the participation of DGSP and DOSB).

4.11 Where can I get tested near Spoho (citizen test/rapid test)?

4.11 Where can I get tested near Spoho (citizen test/rapid test)?

All citizens are entitled to at least one rapid test per week. Various options are available within the Cologne city area. The AStA of the Sporthohschule has compiled an overview of testing options near Spoho. These are pharmacies, doctors' offices and test centers, which are mainly located in Weiden, Lövenich and Braunsfeld. The information is without guarantee. Download PDF

Further information about the Coronavirus rapid test can be found on this website of the city of Cologne.

5) FAQs on other topics

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

The library is currently open to a very limited extent. Thus, for example, the return of media - for the time being until January 10, 2021 - is not possible. All further information on the Corona situation and its impact on ZBSport as well as the accessibility of ZBSport staff can be found here.

5.3 Excursions - what is the procedure?

Excursions can take place in principle. If necessary, they have to be arranged with the head of the program and/or the module representative and additional regulations have to be observed. Therefore, contact must be made with these persons. The current travel and residence regulations of the cities and countries affected by the excursion must be observed.

In the case of cancelled excursions, 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 of the excursion form is possible in agreement 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").

 

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 am missing technical possibilities, hardware or software. What...

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

Regarding software, the German Sport University Cologne joins the federal contract Microsoft, also to give students access to Microsoft Office. With regard to this contract, tender and award deadlines still have to be considered.

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 will try to find individual solutions.

Students who cannot work digitally at home due to a lack of technical facilities (hardware/software problems) have the possibility to use the study rooms temporarily set up in the Spoho's guest house. These rooms are reserved via wise2020-stud@dshs-koeln.de.

5.9 Financing, bridging assistance and BAföG

5.9 Financing, bridging assistance and BAföG

Bridging assistance for students in acute emergency situations:
Students who are in particularly acute need and directly dependent on help as a result of the Corona pandemic can apply for a bridging aid in the form of a non-repayable grant from their student union or student services organization. The measure has been extended up to and including the summer semester of 2021.

Eligible for application are students who are enrolled at a state or state-recognized university in Germany at the time of application, who live in Germany and who have not been on leave of absence. This applies to students from Germany and abroad, without age limit.
The grant is awarded monthly up to a maximum amount of 500 euros. Responsible for processing applications are the 57 regional student and student services organizations, whereby applications are submitted exclusively online via the established nationwide standardized IT platform. An application is possible again since 20.11.
Kölner Studierendenwerk.
In a three-minute video, Bianca Kröker, who processes daily student applications at the Cologne student union Corona-Übrückungshilfe, explains her personal tips for filling out the application form.

BAföG: According to the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance the standard period of study is increased by one semester for those students who are enrolled in a university 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/or winter semester 2020/21 and as long as they are not on leave of absence.

This means that the maximum duration of funding for this group of people has been increased by one semester in accordance with §15a paragraph 1 of the 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 programs are the interest-free loans for women of the Hildegardis Association
(interest-free loans for women from the Hildegardis Association).

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?

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 find student workstations on campus?

5.11 Where can I find student workstations on campus?

During summer semester 2021, online seminars and online lectures will continue to take place immediately before, after, or between face-to-face events. Student workstations required for this purpose will be provided as follows until further notice:

The lecture halls (especially lecture hall 1) will be made available as a place for students to stay, analogous to the winter semester.

In the guest house (Hockey-Judo Center), a smaller number of rooms will be made available as workspace for special teaching-learning situations (e.g. for the presentation of papers, etc.). The booking of these rooms is made via the mail address sose2021-stud@dshs-koeln.de, stating name, matriculation number and desired time slot (single appointment or weekly or bi-weekly appointment, date, time from ... til) and will be confirmed or rejected in a timely manner.

5.12 What are the rules for tutorials and free practice?

5.12 What are the rules for tutorials and free practice?

According to current state-wide regulations, free practice is dependent on corresponding exams in the respective semester (see also the current notices in the respective Moodle rooms or Moodle courses). For SoSe 2021, the university offers additional sports practical tutorials. In addition to the 45 regularly scheduled tutorials, 30 additional tutorials will be offered.

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

6.6 Campus Hygiene Concept (as of October 5, 2020)

6.6 Campus Hygiene Concept (as of October 5, 2020)

The President´s Office of the German Sport University Cologne has adopted a new campus hygiene concept. Among other things, this concept stipulates that from 15.10.2020, a mouth and nose cover must be worn on all traffic routes, in the public areas of the buildings and when entering.

The most important regulations are summarized here.

Campus Hygiene Concept (as of October 5, 2020)

 

6.7 Recommended conduct for face-to-face meetings

6.7 Recommended conduct for face-to-face meetings

COVID 19 - protect yourself and others.
Recommendations of conduct for face-to-face events at the German Sport University Cologne (as of 04/2021).

6.8 Start of presence for practical sports events

6.8 Start of presence for practical sports events

The practical sports events in presence will start on November 9, 2020.
In the week from November 2 to 9, the sports practice events will take place as online lessons.

6.9 Seminar events provisionally online

6.9 Seminar events provisionally online

Due to the currently increased risk of infection, all seminar and exercise events will start online for the time being. This change will initially apply to most events until November 29, 2020. We will provide information about exceptions with an earlier start of attendance during the course of the week, and the list of attendance seminars and exercises will be updated accordingly.

6.10 Start of presence on November 9, 2020

6.10 Start of presence on November 9, 2020

On Monday, November 9, 2020, attendance classes at the German Sport University Cologne will begin in all practical sports courses that, according to the LSF, should start in attendance on November 2.
Also a small number of seminars, exercises and teaching exercises will take place in attendance. These events can be viewed in a separate list.

PLEASE NOTE: Even events that are approved in attendance can sometimes take place ONLINE. This applies to both practical and seminar events (or exercises). Please check in Moodle beforehand if there are any special regulations for your classroom event.

6.11 Regulations for classroom teaching as of January 11, 2021

6.11 Regulations for classroom teaching as of January 11, 2021

The face-to-face courses of the winter semester 2020/21 shall be conducted as online courses until the end of the semester, if possible. Should classroom teaching be unavoidable to ensure the successful completion of courses (e.g. to pass examinations), the Prorectorate for Studies, Teaching and Quality Management asks to be informed in this regard. The decision on this is made by the respective teaching staff in consultation with the heads of the modules and study programs, with special consideration of health protection.

6.12 Attendance dates in the winter semester 2020/2021

6.12 Attendance dates in the winter semester 2020/2021

You can find the attendance dates for the winter semester 2020/2021 at the german Corona-FAQ-website.
All information is subject to the currently valid official regulations. The scheduling and locations of all excursions and compact courses are subject to feasibility in the respective destination.

 

6.13 Teaching organization in summer semester 2021

6.13 Teaching organization in summer semester 2021

The lecture period of the summer semester 2021 runs from 12.04.2021 to 23.07.2021.

Practical sports events and comparable events (i.e. exercises and seminars with high practical sports components) will be held in attendance from 12.04.2021.

Up to and including 21.05.2021, seminars and exercises (except those previously mentioned) will be conducted as online offerings. From 31.05.2021 onwards, seminars and exercises are to be held in presence. A rolling system is planned for this, which regulates a clear assignment of Bachelor students to the respective lecture or calendar weeks based on their matriculation number. The decision as to which seminars and exercises of the study program will be held in presence under which conditions is made by the directors of the study program in consultation with the module representatives and/or teaching staff (e.g. at study program conferences).

Large lectures are held online during the entire summer semester (i.e. those with > 30 students registered in the LSF). Small lectures (up to approx. 30 students) are treated like seminars and exercises in terms of organization and hygiene (see above). Hospitations and excursions can be carried out in presence from 12.04.2021, as long as they do not contradict the hygiene concept of the DSHS Cologne or other regulations of the university management or, in the case of external events, the regulations of the respective host institution.

All regulations and details can be found in the attached information letter.

Status: 11.03.2021

7) FAQs for student teachers

7.1 Preparatory service: Which regulations apply for hiring?

7.1 Preparatory service: Which regulations apply for hiring?

Within the framework of the current application procedure, applications for the preparatory service can be submitted to all teaching offices by the hiring date of May 01, 2021. The application deadline is November 16, 2020, which is an exclusion date. This means that an application after this deadline is no longer possible.

Please contact the Ministry for School and Education of North Rhine-Westphalia for information on the online seminar application procedure:

www.schulministerium.nrw.de/BiPo/SEVON/online

7.3 Admission to the Bachelor thesis for the Master application

7.3 Admission to the Bachelor thesis for the Master application

We will announce the deadlines here at a later date. Further information can be found in the Corona News of the ZFL of the University of Cologne.

 

7.4 Parallel Enrollment Bachelor Teaching Degree and Master Teaching...

7.4 Parallel Enrollment Bachelor Teaching Degree and Master Teaching Degree (University of Cologne)

If you still have open exams from the winter semester 2020/21 and therefore cannot complete your Bachelor "Lehramt", you can be enrolled in parallel for the Master "Lehramt" in the summer semester 2021. The application must be submitted to the Student Secretariat of the German Sport University Cologne and to the University of Cologne.

Students who are already enrolled in a Bachelor's and Master's degree in parallel in the winter semester 2020/21 can apply for a second semester with parallel enrollment at the Student Secretariat if there are specific reasons for hardship. Prior to this, consultation with the Joint Examination Office at the "ZfL" is required.

The Bachelor's degree must be proven by 30.09.2021.

8) FAQs for prospective students

8.1 When is the next aptitude test?

8.1 When is the next aptitude test?

In 2021, two dates are planned for the aptitude test (ET):

  •     26-28.05.2021 (only for students who are already conditionally enrolled at DSHS Köln at that time).
  •     17-24.07.2021 (for all applicants) Depending on the number of applications and any applicable corona protection regulations, individual days may be omitted.

Students who are already conditionally enrolled at the DSHS (either since WiSe 2020/21 or from SoSe 2021) may participate in both dates.

For prospective students who are not enrolled at DSHS, only the second date (in July) is available.

The conditional enrolment remains valid (also for first-year students of the winter semester 2020/21); this means that the aptitude test must be made up in any case.

If proof of the aptitude test is not provided by 30.09.2021, re-registration in the next semester for the winter semester 2021/22 is not possible. In this case, credits already achieved in the winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021 will be retained and may be credited for a new enrolment.

The registration deadline for both ET dates is 30.04.2021.

8.2 When does the application period start?

8.2 When does the application period start?

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

 

8.4 The aptitude test in February 2021 has been cancelled. What...

8.4 The aptitude test in February 2021 has been cancelled. What happens if I am admitted for the winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021?

The aptitude test in February 2021 has been cancelled. Students who were conditionally enrolled for the winter semester 2020/2021 without proof of an aptitude test were re-registered for the summer semester 2021. Proof of the aptitude test must be provided by 30.09.2021 at the latest! Otherwise, re-registration for the winter semester 2021/2022 is not possible.

The same applies to conditional enrolment in the summer semester 2021.

For more information on the next ET dates and the registration deadline, see FAQ 8.1.

8.5. When does the lecture period start in summer 21?

1.8 When does the lecture period start in summer 21?

The lecture period in the summer semester 2021 begins on April 12, 2021 and ends on July 23, 2021.
The welcome of our first semester students will take place online on April 6, 2021.