13. March 2020

Coronavirus: start of the semester is postponed to April 20 Coronavirus: start of the semester is postponed to April 20

In order to fight the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia has ordered that the lecture period in summer semester 2020 shall begin on April 20, 2020. Lectures at the University of Bonn will therefore also start on this date.

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Originally, lectures were scheduled to start on April 6, 2020. The end of the lecture period remains unchanged July 17, 2020.

The government gives universities the opportunity to begin digital courses and smaller attendance events before the newly defined start of the semester. The University of Bonn will make particular use of digitally supported "home learning".

The University’s teaching and learning platform eCAMPUS provides a good basis. The platform is already being used for more than half of all courses. Due to the special circumstances, the Rectorate encourages all teaching staff to use the platform for exchanges with students, including courses not yet represented on the platform.

Examinations will take place

According to the current status, exams are to take place as planned, taking into account the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. Details will be announced in the electronic catalogue BASIS.


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