Latest CBS information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have compiled daily updated information for our (prospective) students on this website that covers all aspects of studying and applying in view of the special circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

All the questions of our prospective students on the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation answered.

Overview for prospective students

  • We are conducting our Assessment Days via Skype interview for the time being.

  • Our Open Campus Days and Open Campus Nights take place both digitally and on-site, depending on current risk assessment. Find the right date for the event for you here.

The situation is improving and the handling of the situation in Germany has received some international appraisals. Containment measures and early tests are working well in Germany and the health system has never been overwhelmed at this time. We hope for an  improved situation very soonThe lockdown in Germany will hopefully be eased off in March 2021 and many activities under the conditions of hygiene measurescompulsory use of face masks and social distancing are still permitted by now. Schools are slowly returning to classroom teaching under certain conditions. 

Measures to slow down the spread of the virus have been put in place and these include restricting movements and awareness and strengthening the health facilities. All federal states have now made it compulsory to wear a mask in parts of public spaces (super markets, public transport services) in order to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Measures are subject to daily scrutiny and may vary across the country.

In general, we would like to say that the situation is consciously being addressed in Germany and all authorities are carefully assessing the situation according to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation. Appropriate decisions and measures are being taken whenever the need arises. The strong Health System in Germany will also help in quickly overcoming the situation.

Yes. All our administrative staff members are reachable and all questions will be attended to as usual. Both on-campus and digitally we are able to operate and carry on with our day to day activities.

Yes. All plans are ongoing for the upcoming semester to start as scheduled in August 2021Between now and thenthere is still a long time and judging by the progress already recorded in Germany, CBS’s authority remains confident that the situation will keep on improving. As such, the fall semester starting at the end of August is planned to start either online or offline at the original scheduled time, or with combination of digital teaching formats and on-campus lectures. This way you will still start your semester either online or on campusStudents who will be able to obtain visas on time and have no travel restrictions can hopefully join the semester in August on campus right away and those who will have visa delays or travel restrictions, will also still start the semester online and then join the semester as soon as their visas have been issued or they are able travelIn this case and irrespective of the situationno one will miss any activitiesas every student will be able to start the semester either ways. 

For now, we are planning the semester as it is and plan the semester starts as scheduled. We are monitoring the situation constantly in order to take appropriate measures and decisions at all times and judging by the progress already recorded in Germany, we are very hopeful that things will get even more better before the semester start.

 

We advise you to proceed and secure your study place. The current situation will not last forever and students will always have the flexibility of amending their study contract to next semester or canceling it outrightly in case the situation worsened.

Since the semester is carried out with the combination of digital teaching formats and on-campus lectures, we are happy to be able to offer online classes for those who won’t be able to join lectures on campus right from the beginning of the semester due to the situation and can join the semester as soon as they are able to travel to Germany.

CBS is flexible in matters relating to the Coronavirus for the upcoming semester as regards physical class attendance. So in case of prolonged delay arising due to the Coronavirus and you are not able to resume for your study after securing admission at CBS and paying the required deposit, you can start the lectures online and then join as soon as the situation permits you to travel.

In extra-ordinary longer delays, you can flexibly move your admission to the next intake.

In case of a visa refusal (not related to Coronavirus) our usual cancellation rules apply.

Should any problem arise due to the coronavirus and you not be able to resume for your study after securing admission at CBS and paying the required deposit, you can flexibly move your admission to the next intake or outrightly cancel your contract. Should you have to cancel your contract due to the coronavirus situation, all the paid tuition fee deposit will be refunded. However, in case of a visa refusal (not related to coronavirus), our usual cancellation rules apply and we will refund the deposit except 600 EUR registration fee.

We strongly recommend that you proceed with your study arrangement at CBS as soon as possible. In case the situation is contained in a few weeks, it might be too late to start the process by then. There is room to always shift your study intake to the next available semester in case the situation prolonged longer than usual.

As there are many conflicting news going up and down, we advise you to keep monitoring the situation yourself with WHOPlease contact us on any question you might have and we will carefully supply you with accurate information regarding the situation. CBS can be reached at [email protected]or via phone: +4922193180931 

Irrespective of the situation, the semester is being carried out both digitally and on campus and students with no delay issues can start the lectures on campus and those with visa or travel delays will still be able to start the semester online and then join the semester as soon as their visas are issued or are able to travel. So in this case no one will miss any activities, as every student will be able to start the semester either way.

So we strongly recommend that you proceed with your study arrangement at CBS as much as possible.

We strongly advise that everyone who already secured a study place at CBS should proceed with all visa arrangements for the start of their studies in January 2021.

In case the German embassy in your home country is not closed and are accepting visa application, delaying the visa application to a later time might be too late for you to receive your student visa for Germany, so please start the process as soon as possible. But in case you are not able to submit your visa application due to closure of your local German embassy, don’t worry; you can start the process as soon as the embassy resumes operation and you will still be able to start the semester online in August and then join the semester as soon as you obtain your visa and able to travel.

Don’t worry, should you require a DELAY CONFIRMATION LETTER to support your visa application, please do let us know and we will send the same to you.

Our Assessment Days will be conducted via online-tests and Skype interviews. Please register for it using our application form.

After your registration, you will receive further information on the procedure and the access data for the test. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our applicant management staff at [email protected].

Information events on our campuses will take place depending on prior risk assessment. Please check out our upcoming dates via this link.

In the meantime, we are pleased to advise you.

e-Mail [email protected]

Telephone:
Campus Cologne & Potsdam: +49 221/93 18 09-31
Campus Mainz: +49 6131/ 88 0 55 31

per Skype via [email protected]
(appointments before by e-mail)

You can participate in our online events or contact us on our contact details below.

CBS Students Advisory is happy to answer all your questions on COVID-19

You can participate in our online events or contact us on our contact details below.

Melanie Düring
Student advisor Campus Cologne/Campus Potsdam
Tel: +49 0221/93 18 09-31
e-mail: [email protected]
Skype: [email protected]

Leah Krug
Student advisor Campus Mainz
Tel: +49 06131 88 055-31
e-mail: [email protected]
Skype: [email protected]

All the questions of our prospective students on the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation answered.

Overview for students

Due to legal regulations and the recent infection events , we are currently offering all classes online until 20th March  2021.We are planning to return to dual lecturing both onsite and online as soon as possible after this. Regardless of this arrangement, it is always possible to complete the entire course of study online.  All lectures are recorded and available.

All classes will be held online between until 20th March 2021.We are planning to return to dual lecturing both onsite and online as soon as possible after this. 

All service facilities of the Cologne and Mainz campuses can be reached via phone and emailPlease find your relevant contact here. 

All exams in the Spring semester 2021 will be held online. 

Due to legal regulations and the recent infection events , we are currently offering all classes online until 20th March  2021.We are planning to return to dual lecturing both onsite and online as soon as possible after this. Academic classroom teaching has already been converted to digital teaching formats, in accordance with your timetablePlease check StuPo. 

Our communication is carried out via e-mail. Therefore, please make sure that you can access your [email protected] e-mail address. If this cannot be guaranteed for any reason, please contact the IT department at [email protected]. The CBS team at [email protected] is at your disposal for information and queries regarding the coronavirus.

If you have been in an international risk area up to 14 days before your illness or have been in contact with a proven person infected with coronavirus, there is a reasonable suspicion of an infection with the coronavirus. In this case, please inform the CBS team at [email protected] and stay away from the campuses until further notice. The same applies to confirmed suspected cases.

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