The House of Representatives has reported that, following the example of many federal states in Germany, Berlin has become the next federal state to expand the normal period of study due to COVID-19 innovations, by modifying its university rule.
The red-red-green government amended the Berlin University Act to alleviate the difficulties that students are facing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For all universities in Berlin, the rules would apply.
Students will no longer have to cover for delays in their research classes, according to the spokeswoman for science policy for the SPD parliamentary party, Ina Czyborra, since they will have an additional semester.
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Many federal states in Germany have legally prolonged the normal duration of the study and student loans because of the limitations placed to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Those states include:
- North Rhine-Westphalia
- Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- Rhineland-Palatinate and Schleswig- Holstein
In the meantime, other states, including Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saxony and Thuringia, have opted to concentrate on individual feedback rather than the overall expansion.
Also, “the free attempt” will be possible in Berlin during the summer and winter semester 2020/2021, meaning that if the student does not pass the test, then the test attempt will not count. The reason for the review attempt is to mitigate the potential injustices that happened during the previous semesters.
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The COVID-19 pandemic in Berlin is estimated to have infected about 22,000 students.
As of June, the Federal Government of Germany has secured EUR 100 million in emergency assistance from COVID-19 for students affected by the Corona pandemic. Through the help, students with emergency needs are required to receive up to EUR 500 per month from the time of adoption of the package of emergency aid. At the same time, applications for September can be submitted by the end of the month. There have been 135,000 applications accepted, and so far 80,000 others have been denied.
Information about Coronavirus for International Students in Germany
Right now, stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is considered critical. While attempts to develop a vaccine are being made, one is not yet available.
However, just like all of the residents, you can ensure that you and other people protect themselves from the disease if you are currently an international student in Germany.
According to a survey conducted by Studying-in-Germany.org, the COVID-19 crisis-affected 85% of foreign student plans.
The virus is predicted to spread person-to-person. In particular, by droplets of cough/sneeze. Fever, toxin and shortness of breath are all signs. Washing your hands correctly is one of the most important things to prevent the virus from spreading or being contaminated (more below).
Top Universities in Germany
|Ranking||University Name||Tuition fee|
|1||Technical University of Munich||67.40 Euros|
|2||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||No tuition fee|
|3||Heidelberg University||169.25 Euros|
|4||Humboldt University of Berlin||No tuition fee|
|5||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology||1,500 Euros|
|6||Free University of Berlin||No tuition fee|
|7||RWTH Aachen University||240 Euros|
|8||Technical University of Berlin||No tuition fee|
|9||University of Tübingen||3,000 EUR|
|10||University of Freiburg||No tuition fee|