Information on the corona virus

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.



Overview for prospective students

Coronavirus (Covid-19) does not only affect Germany as it stands. The Coronavirus currently affects about 100 countries worldwide. In China, of the 80,000 people infected, more than 66,000 have already recovered and new infections are decreasing (WHO). We are optimistic to see the same results in Germany/Europe and in every other country within the next weeks/months. While we deal with the situation in Germany, of course it is very challenging for all countries and all of us. The health system in Germany has long ago been structured and stabilized to address this kind of pandemic and infectious diseases. Basic containing measures are early tests and detection and taking precautionary measures and all of these are not a problem in Germany. There are for instance more than 24.000 intensive care beds in Germany, which will also lower the effects.

Efforts to slow down the spread of the virus have been put in place and these includes, restricting movements, awareness and closing schools and strengthening the health facilities. Above all, costs relating to coronavirus tests are being taken over by the health insurance providers in Germany and this also helped in the early detection and treatment of the symptoms.

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.

Up till now, no cases of Coronavirus have occurred on any of our Campuses.

Yes, our activities are continuing. Lectures are now going to take place online and students will be able to take part in lectures conveniently from their homes. Faculty and administrative staffs are also able to work from home.

Yes, lectures are proceeding and semester continues as planned. Current students are able to attend lectures, participate in group assignments and do the classworks, presentations online without any problem.

Yes. All our administrative staffs are reachable and all questions will be attended to as usual. With the means of digital, 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 2020. Between now and then, there is still a long time and CBS authority remains confident that the situation will improve as soon as possible and before August 2020.

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 we are very hopeful things will normalise as soon as possible.

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 of cancelling it out rightly in case the situation worsened.

Should any problem arise due to the Coronavirus and you not be able to resume for your study after securing an 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 much as possible. In case the situation is contained in 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 WHO. Please contact us on any question you might have and we will carefully supply you with accurate information regarding the situation. CBS is reachable on; or our Telephone: +4922193180931

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 August 2020. With the scenario in China and the level of improvement already recorded, we are expecting an improved situation in Europe as soon as possible and you will still be able to start your studies as planned. Delaying the visa application to a later time or until the situation improves, it might be too late for you to receive your student visa for Germany on time to start your studies in August 2020.

Our Assessment Days will be conducted via online-tests and Skype interview. 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

Open Campus Events will unfortunately not take place until 20th April 2020. We are happy to meet you at one of our online information sessions.

In the meantime we are happy to advise you.


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

per Skype via
(appointments before by E-Mail)

CBS study advisory

Our study advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our study programmes and your application by phone or e-mail. They can also advise you via Skype if you wish.

Melanie Damrow
Student advisor Campus Cologne/Campus Potsdam
Tel: +49 0221/93 18 09-31

Leah Krug
Student advisor Campus Mainz
Tel: 06131 88 055-31


Overview for students

  • Lectures and seminars will be converted to digital teaching formats until 20th April 2020.

  • The attendance lectures are cancelled until further notice. Teaching will be converted to digital teaching formats.

Lectures and seminars will be converted to digital teaching formats until 20th April 2020.

All service centres of the Cologne and Mainz campuses can be reached via telephone and E-Mail. For relevant contact data please view here.

We will provide detailed information via E-Mail to you.

All attendance lectures and seminars on campus will be suspended from Monday, 16th March until April, 9th 2020 (followed by lecture-free time during Easter until 19th April 2020).

As of Monday, 23th March 2020, we will convert academic classroom teaching to digital teaching formats as far as possible, according to your timetable. Please check Stupo regularly.

By converting to digital teaching, we ensure that courses are not cancelled or, in the case of interactive teaching formats such as group work and excursions, are made up for as quickly as possible. A delay in the course of studies is not to be expected despite the special circumstances.

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

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 corona virus, there is a reasonable suspicion of an infection with the corona virus. In this case, please inform the CBS team at and stay away from the campuses until further notice. The same applies to confirmed suspected cases.

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