News about the Corona Situation
Further up-to-date information can also be found at: https://www.uni-giessen.de/coronavirus
We ask for your understanding that due to the special situation we sometimes have to decide on short term and that sometimes decisions have to be revised.
Summer Semester 2021
Due to the pandemic situation the courses of the first semester (winter semester 2020/21) in the following degree courses will be offered digitally:
- M.Sc. Agrobiotechnology,
- M.Sc. Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources
- M.Sc. Transition Management.
At the moment we expect physical presence of the students in January 2021. However, this may change depending on the development of the corona pandemic. Please check this page regularly for information on the current status.
Information for First-Year Students
We will provide our new students with several information packages covering the whole process to get started at JLU. Please read the following information carefully. As we still need to clarify various organisational matters, we kindly ask you to refrain from sending your questions at this point. We are about arranging all necessary information and will send them to you within the next days. After that we will be prepared to answer personal questions and offer individual consultation.
The lectures start on 2 November 2020. At the beginning of October 2020 you will receive access to our IT systems, which will be sent to you with detailed information.
- Information Package 1 - Welcome! (.pdf)
- Information Package 2 - Preparing your stay in Giessen (.pdf)
- Information Package 3 - IT-Systems (.pdf)
Documentation Account Activation (.pdf)
- Information Package 4 - Introduction Days (.pdf)
Guideline Webex (.pdf)
Guideline MS Teams (.pdf)
Setup Brochure of IT Service Centre
Lecturers are requested to conduct as many examinations as possible without physical presence and, if necessary, to change the form of examination. Such alternative examinations are not linked to the planned examination periods. For exams that require attendance, we try to orientate by the examination periods as far as possible. You can find the exact exam dates via Stud.IP. Changes concerning the form of the examinations have to be announced four weeks in advance at the latest.
We try to offer as many exams as possible in a digital way. The lecturers will give you details via Stud.IP. For our first year students we provide a list in which modules physical presence is required fo rthe exams:
Registration for exams is possible during the given deadline. Participation in examinations is not possible without registration in FlexNow.
The ban on online exams published by the university administration on 8.6.2020, at 10:30 a.m. refers to exams with online systems that require a permanent connection to the server, e.g. online exams in Ilias. Only this is called an electronic exam. Not affected are homework-like formats, where tasks are first downloaded and then uploaded again after processing.
Non-appearance / Case of illness
Anyone who cannot take part in an examination that is in the responsibility of JLU due to illness must in any case deregister with the respective examination office before the examination. Non-appearance at the examination date without prior cancellation is considered a failed attempt. However, against the background of the corona pandemic, it is not necessary to present a medical certificate until further notice.
If you can not take an exam for which you are registered in FlexNow, you must send an email to the examination office (a phone call is not sufficient) that you cannot take the exam due to illness. In FlexNow a medical certificate is then noted. You will then be automatically registered for the next possible examination period. Initial registrations in FlexNow will therefore remain.
Please inform yourself about current deadlines and dates of the department on the website of the examination office.