Information of Faculty of Biology on Covid-19

Information for international students

For international students, Göttingen International offers a current overview of regulations for entering and traveling to Göttingen under pandemic conditions.

Your studies during winter term 20/21

The winter term 20/21 is still under planing.
However, the following details can be announced:

  • Modules will again be offered as a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching in winter term. Especially practical courses will include face-to-face teaching and attendance in Göttingen is required.
  • The lecture period officially starts the 2 November 2020.
    Important: Master courses, as well as courses organised as block modules ("Zweiter Studienabschnitt" in bachelor programme Biodiversity) start already October 26th, 2020!

How to contact the deanery and office of examination

Office hours and consultation meetings can not take place at the moment. However, you can still reach us via e-mail. Please send your inquiries using your student account ( Consultation via telephone is possible upon agreement.

Hand in documents

All documents that were submitted as hard copy can now be submitted as digital version. Certificates that exist as hard copy must be scanned and sent via e-mail. Digital documents that can be filled in using your computer and need your signature only (or without signature at all) do not need to be printed. Simply fill in the information using your computer and send it via e-mail (student`s e-mail address if signature is necessary!).

In case you cannot submit documents via e-mail, please use the mail box at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute (Untere Karspüle 2) or the mail box at GEMI (Psychology, Goßlerstraße 14). Both are accessible from outdoors and will be emptied regularly.

Your thesis

How to register:
You need to collect all signatures of all your supervisors via circulation proceedure using postal service. Send us the certificate including all signatures via e-mail. Note: If the starting date on your certificate is between 16 March 2020 and 20 April 2020, the official starting date will be shifted to 20 April 2020, as the teaching was suspended in the meantime.

How to submit:
You can submit your final thesis exclusively as pdf using the upload portal in FlexNow! The declaration of authorship can be included in your work without your signature. You do not need to hand in a hard copy version later.

Final certificates

You can apply for the official certificates (e.g. transcript of records) as usual. The opportunity to provide a hard copy version of documents is limited at the moment. However, you receive a digital version of your final documents that allow a digital verification. We inform you via e-mail as soon as the printed version is available and you can then help to speed up the process: Hand in an envelope (DIN C4) sufficiently stamped and including your postal address (and a short notice that you wish to receive the documents) at our office of examination via mail.

Enrolment master programs

We accept Bsc certifiactes of newly enroled master students until 15.05.2021. Please be aware that your status of enrolment will be 'auflösend bedingt' until we have all documents at hand.

On your own account

Please check the inbox of your student’s e-mail-address regularly (2 to 3 times a week)! All news and important changes of the university will be sent to you via e-mail.

Information for GAUSS doctoral students

COVID-19-related measures taken by GAUSS can be found here.

Abmeldungen von Praktika im Bachelor

Die Abmeldungen von den Praktika des SoSe sind in FlexNow wieder geöffnet bis zum 15.05.20 (23:59 Uhr). Wer seine Planung in der aktuellen Situation dahingehend geändert hat, ein angemeldetes Praktikum in diesem Semester doch nicht zu besuchen, kann sich bis dahin wieder abmelden.

Nachholtermine für ausgefallene Prüfungen im März / April

Die ausgefallenen Klausuren aus dem Wintersemester werden ab Anfang Mai in Präsenz nachgeholt. Dabei werden die Klausuren in ausreichend großen Räumen unter Wahrung der Sicherheitsvorschriften geschrieben. Weitere Hinweise und Maßnahmen finden Sie in den Informationen der Fakultät zu Prüfungen (pdf).

Bisher feststehende Klausurtermine werden hier veröffentlicht; die Planungen laufen jedoch noch, sodass die Liste nach und nach ergänzt werden muss.

Studierende, die für den ausgefallenen Klausurtermin angemeldet sind, werden automatisch für den neuen Termin eingetragen und müssen sich nicht aktiv anmelden. Sie können sich jedoch von jedem Nachholtermin abmelden und die Prüfung zum nächsten regulären Termin im Februar 2021 absolvieren.

Können aufgrund von Härtefällen bestimmte Zugangsvoraussetzungen (beispielsweise im BSc Biologie 40 C des ersten Studienabschnitts für die biologischen Grundlagenmodule) nicht erfüllt werden, besteht selbstverständlich die Möglichkeit, Härtefallanträge an die Prüfungskommission zu stellen.

E-learning starting the 20 April

Education during summer term shall start the 20 April 2020. There will be an e-learning offer for several courses. A list of courses that are available as e-learning are published here.

To join the e-learning for each course, you need to register in StudIP for the respective module/course. After registration you will find further course-specific information on procedure and teaching offer.