Update January 14, 2021

Dear International Partners,

The spread of the coronavirus concerns the people in our countries and also the members, employees and students of our universities. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the current state of affairs at DHBW.

DHBW continues to lecture generally in an online format. In-person lectures at DHBW are subject to strict rules of hygiene and control measures. Detailed hygiene and precaution measures are in place at each DHBW campus. Employees are mostly working in home-office. The goal of all applied measures is to minimize personal contacts in order to decrease risks of infection.

The functionality of required areas of the university will be ensured. Communication mainly takes place by telephone, email or online.

We monitor the situation closely, are in contact with the responsible authorities and will react immediately to changes in the situation. The university has set up task forces at all campuses and its headquarter, which assess the current situation and exchange information on possible developments and measures. The university policy is based on the expertise and recommendations of official bodies and the assessment of those responsible on site.

We continuously update information on the status quo (in German) on https://www.dhbw.de/die-dhbw/aktuelles/detail/2020/9/neuartiges-coronavirus1. Moreover, we will inform you should modified rules and regulations apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the colleagues at the international offices of our campuses.

At DHBW, open and personal exchange is very important to us, especially with regard to our numerous international activities. In this particular situation, let us all continue to act responsibly, carefully and prudently for the benefit of our universities, employees and students as well as their relatives. We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.




Frequently asked questions

What are the consequences of the current situation for DHBW's international activities?

All excursions abroad are generally postponed. The provisional discontinuation of the face-to-face events at the DHBW and similar measures by the partner universities abroad have a massive impact on international mobility. See the relevant questions and answers below.

International guests can only visit DHBW in exceptional cases. Please contact the international offices and rectorates of our campuses in advance.


What are the effects for students of the DHBW who would like to start a semester abroad shortly but are unable to start due to the current situation (Outgoings)?

Please contact the international offices of your campus. In coordination with the heads of department and the training companies, attempts are made to find solutions that are tailored to the individual case.


What are the effects for international students who are currently studying at the DHBW or who want to start such a stay at the DHBW shortly (Incomings)?

Please contact the international offices of your DHBW campus and your home university. In coordination between representatives of the DHBW and the home university, attempts are made to find solutions that are tailored to the individual case.


More FAQs (in German) can be found on the website.


Further information in English can be found on the following websites:


Ministry of Science Baden-Württemberg
Message from the Minister of Science of Baden-Württemberg to international partners
FAQ list on the consequences of the coronavirus for higher education institutions on the Ministry’s Website
Ordinance of the State Government on Infection Protection Measures against the Spread of the SARS-Cov-2 Virus


Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. It is one of the most important bodies for the safeguarding of public health in Germany.
Homepage in English

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Information for travelers in different languages

German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Information on coronavirus and international transport operations

German Federal Ministry of Health
Daily updates on the coronavirus


European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Latest updates on the European and worldwide situation

European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Online micro learning activities on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures in relation to COVID-19


World Health Organization(WHO)
Website on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO’s Dashboard on COVID-19