Coronavirus update for our students and employees

 

In view of the current developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, the TUM School of Management feels obliged to contribute with preventive measures. To this end, the faculty and the administration continuously follow the reports of health authorities, federal and state ministries as well as national and international specialist institutions.

Employees

In light of the recent developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus and the authorities’ current recommendations, we created this section for you as an employee of TUM School of Management. Hereafter, we will provide all the relevant, up-to-date information about the measures taken by the Technical University of Munich in order to minimize cases and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Below, you will find a range of internal measures and information compiled by the university’s crisis committee.

Keep yourself informed about all new developments via this page, and the university’s website and please check the inbox of your personal TUM e-mail address regularly.

Our university’s operations have been placed under restrictions by TUM Board of Management until at least Friday, 17 April 2020 at midnight in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease.

  • Access only to persons working in system-critical areas (exceptions: e.g. University hospital)
  • All other staff working from home
  • No on-campus teaching activities of any kind nor any examinations are taking place

Find all circulars from the TUM Board of Management as well as state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law) on the MyTUM-Portal.

Students

In light of the recent developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus and the authorities’ current recommendations, we created this section for you as a student of TUM School of Management. Hereafter, we will provide all the relevant, up-to-date information about the measures taken by the Technical University of Munich in order to minimize cases and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Below, you will find a range of measures and information compiled by the university’s crisis committee.

Keep yourself informed about all new developments via this page, and the university’s website and please check the inbox of your personal TUM e-mail address regularly. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions.

Find all frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus in connection with TUM here.

 

Availability Admissions Team

We ask students to refrain from visiting our service units in person until further notice, in order to reduce the risk of infection. Our service units continue to be available email. Please send us a request if you wish to schedule a phone call or virtual meeting.

Munich

Monday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm
Tuesday 1 – 4 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm
Thursday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm
Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Heilbronn

Monday 9 am – 11 pm & 1 – 3 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 11 pm & 1 – 3 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 3 pm
Thursday 9 am – 11 pm & 1 – 3 pm
Friday 9 am – 11 am

 

International Students

Due to the current restrictions in university operations, we currently cannot make any statement as to whether it will be possible to move to Germany and start a degree program in the 2020 summer semester. Therefore, we recommend that international students who have received admission for the summer semester 2020 defer their studies to the winter semester 2020/21. Admission to the program will remain valid for the winter semester 2020/21. To defer your studies, you need to submit a new application via TUMonline during the regular application period for winter semester 2020/21 and upload your documents.

For our incoming exchange students the TUM Global & Alumni office has collected some answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the Coronavirus situation. Please find a summary with information here.

 

Application Deadlines for Master’s Degree Programs

The application deadline for all of our Master programs for the winter semester 2020/21 has been extended until June 30, 2020. Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

More information about applying for a master’s degree program at TUM.

 

University Library

All branch libraries including study areas like reading rooms and carells are closed for the public. Digital services like e-journals, e-books and databases are available as usual. If you have borrowed a book and cannot return it now, don’t worry about it: There will be no new fines. The deadlines of media that have already been borrowed will be adjusted.

Find more information about the University Library in Munich here and the LIV in Heilbronn, here.

Classroom teaching and examinations

+++All courses requiring on-campus attendance are cancelled with immediate effect, at present, until April 20, 2020+++.

Courses are to be understood as all courses in the course of study, in particular lectures, exercises, seminars, university-internal internships, practical laboratory courses, excursions and block courses.

According to the current state of affairs, the lecture period in the summer semester begins regularly on April 20, 2020. The situation is re-assessed daily and we are currently unable to make any statement as to the extent and form in which teaching can be carried out in the summer semester.

 

Get involved!

Let us use this exceptional time as an opportunity to think differently. Work with us to find new solutions for digital learning, take part in a vivid and collaborative exchange to make our teaching ready for the world of tomorrow, or help design your future study programs. The TUM FUTURE LEARNING INITIATIVE presents the perfect opportunity – proposals can be submitted until April 30

 

Examinations

The number of examinations being held is severely restricted. Until further notice, examinations are to be cancelled. This also applies to all personal examinations. Our grade management has contacted all students who have to hand in a thesis until April 30, 2020 regarding the next steps.

The cancellation of examinations in light of the current measures to contain the corona pandemic poses a great challenge for many of our students. We are working together with all parties involved to minimize the impact of these measures as much as possible. Because the cancelled examinations vary greatly in format and number of participants, a university-wide decision on if and when examinations will be rescheduled cannot meet the requirements and conditions of these individual cases. We appreciate your understanding that the rescheduling of cancelled examinations is contingent upon the duration of the state and federal measures currently in place.

As matters stand, the majority of cancelled examinations can be rescheduled for the summer semester; in some cases, examinations will not be held again until the next regularly scheduled date. TUM School of Management will inform you via email, TUMonline or on the website about if and when cancelled examinations will be rescheduled.

Failure to meet the required amount of credits for this semester due to current limitations will be considered the result of circumstances beyond student’s control, and treated accordingly (§10 para. 6a, 6b General Academic and Examination Regulations APSO).

With regard to academic progress checks, cancelled examinations will be considered the result of circumstances beyond the students’ control.

 

Dealing with suspected cases at university

It is to be expected that students who have had contact with Corona infected persons or suspected cases, or who have stayed in a risk area, will report to us. In this case, please refer to the letter sent by Albert Berger, which includes examples of appropriate behavior.

 Further information on risk areas and suspected Corona cases

  • The classification of which regions are classified as risk areas is updated daily at https://www.rki.de (information in German). The assessment of the risk situation in Germany may change at short notice as a result of new findings. We recommend taking note of the relevant pages of the Robert Koch Institute, which are updated daily.
  • Appropriate behavior in cases of justified suspicion is regulated on the website of the Robert Koch Institute
  • The State Office for Health and Food Safety also offers constantly updated information by telephone: 09131 / 6808 5101
  • Information about the Coronavirus can also be found on the website of the Klinikum rechts der Isar
  • Find all frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus in connection with TUM here.