Information for International Students

Subject to the proviso that the future higher-level regulations of the Federal Government and the Free State of Saxony as well as the general pandemic situation also permit our approach, the University will be carrying out the winter semester 2021/22 in normal attendance mode with the following regulations. Further information on examinations, etc. will follow after the next Senate meeting at the end of October.

For the start of the new semester, we are summarising all the important points here once again, relying above all on the personal responsibility of students and university members.

Please note the current information on this website as well as the announcements of the chairs in the university newsletter UniInfoL.

Winter Semester 2021/22

  • English-language Master's degree programmes continue to be offered in digital format for the first two semesters
  • Face coverings (FFP2 or medical face masks) are mandatory, the so-called “3G rule” (i.e. spaces are only open to those who are vaccinated, recovered, or tested - geimpft, genesen, getestet), as well as the AHA+L rule (i.e. taking care of social distance, hygiene, wear a face mask and ventilation) for in-person events (on-site) and when entering the university buildings. Check-in to the lecture halls with the pass4all app for contact tracing (Alternatively, fill in the contact registration form  for events)
  • 3G rule (please see above for explanation) for indoor and outdoor events: Being vaccinated, recovered or holding a negative test is mandatory. The test must not be older than 48 hours.
  • Testing facilities in the “Neue Mensa”:
    Opening hours: Monday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance Events

All attendance events must be carried out in accordance with the applicable rules (in particular the distance, hygiene and ventilation rules, see also hygiene concept). During attendance events, it is mandatory to wear a face mask (FFP2 or medical mask). The lecturer or organiser may make an exception for participants sitting at their own place if only vaccinated and/or recovered persons are in the room or if the minimum distance of 1.50 m between persons is maintained constantly. The requirement to hold the minimum distance can be waived if the 3G rule is fulfilled, provided that all persons - with the exception of the teacher(s) - wear a correct face mask.

3G-Rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested)

For the protection of students and lecturers and particularly for those who cannot be vaccinated, participation in all attendance events is subject to compliance with the 3G- rules (vaccinated, recovered, tested). By attending events and entering buildings of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, all participants confirm they are either fully vaccinated, recovered or have tested negative. University employees are exempt from this rule. The existence of one of the 3G requirements must be proven, i.e. appropriate proof must be brought along. House directors, third parties appointed by the university management (e.g. security staff), teachers and event organisers are authorised to ask for the proof in order to review it. They are also entitled to record the personal data of the person(s) in case of violation. The Rectorate decides whether to report the violation to the Public Health Office. (The currently valid Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance imposes fines in the event of infringements.) A recommendation for teachers on how to handle house rules will be issued in due course.

Tests

People who have not been vaccinated or have recovered and have proof of this must be able to present negative proof of testing that is no older than 48 hours.

Tests can be taken Monday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Test Centre in the Neue Mensa on campus. You will need to bring your health insurance card and a photo ID.


Until 30 November 2021, the university will pay for a maximum of three tests per week for students at the test centre of the Studentenwerk Freiberg (Student Union) on campus. Students will not be charged a fee for the time being.

You can find a list of other test centers in Freiberg here.


Contact tracing via the app “pass4all”

The pass4all app is used to trace contacts in all events and also for visitors. The QR codes are posted in the event rooms. The posting is organised centrally. It is recommended that you also install and activate the Corona Warning App on your own smart devices. Participants who do not have the pass4all app installed must fill out a form.

You can find detailed instructions here.

Participants who do not have the pass4all app must fill out the contact registration form  for events.


Vaccination

The University will continue its efforts to organise vaccination offers for all members (staff, students). Please note the relevant publications on the University's homepage (in the "News" section). 

The current vaccination offer:

First vaccinations:

  • 4.10., 16.10., 18.10, 19.10., 20.10., each from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 14.10., 15.10., each from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Second vaccinations:

  • 1.11., 11.11., 12.11., 13.11., 15.11., 16.11., 18.11. each from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The vaccinations will take place in the large conference room in the New Mensa. The vaccines used are mRNA vaccines (BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna). Please bring your chip card and, if available, your vaccination certificate (otherwise a replacement certificate will be issued). You are also welcome to bring the information sheet and medical history form and consent form already filled out.


Digital teaching

  • English-language Master's degree programmes continue to be offered in digital format for the first two semesters.
  • Teachers are asked to continue using OPAL and to provide study-related materials digitally.
  • Important information on the standard e-learning tools and services used and how students can use them can be found here.
  • OPAL – Instruction for Students

University Library

  • The University Library is open again.
  • The 3G rule applies when visiting the library. Visitors must also wear a mask (medical MNB) over their mouth and nose.
  • For more detailed regulations, please visit the library's website.

Thesis

The 3G rule applies to students who are working in laboratories for their theses or dissertations.

1. Extension of the submission deadlines for final thesis (Bachelor’s, Master’s and „Diplom“ thesis):

Extension of the deadline for the submission of theses (Bachelor's/„Diplom“/Master's thesis) is only permitted within the framework of the currently valid examination regulations. (§ 19 PO Registration, topic issue, submission, assessment and repetition of the final thesis)

2. Submission of the thesis:

To meet the deadline, you submit two bound physical copies and the machine-readable PDF file format to the „Medienzentrum der TU Bergakademie Freiberg or to mailbox at Akademiestraße 6, addressed with “Student office”.
Furthermore you can send the documents by post. The date of the postmark will count as the submission date.

The thesis must contain the signed coversheet with the subject and the signed declaration.


Study certifications

Students who need a certificate of their registration for examinations or postponement of examinations for the purpose of monetary grants according to BAföG or third party scholarship providers can apply for it by e-mail at studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.


Rejection of examination results

  • The Senate of TU Bergakademie Freiberg has approved the statutes for the summer semester 2021 to mitigate the impact of the Corona pandemic on examinations in the summer semester 2021 and the course of studies.
  • Students of all study programs may reject examination results of oral examinations according to § 8 PO and written examinations according to § 9 PO of the summer semester 2021, as well as their replacements. This does not apply to examinations that are failed due to an attempt to cheat or that are not taken without an excuse. (For further details, please refer to the regulations)

Non-accreditation SS 2020, WS 2020/21 and SS 2021

On December 16, 2020, the Saxon state parliament passed the Education Strengthening Act, which includes § 114a in the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act. Higher Education Freedom Act.
As a result of this amendment, the individual standard period of study will be extended by an additional semester for students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020 or the winter semester 2020/21, respectively, and who do not claim a semester off for this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the coming into force of the Saxon Standard Period of Study Ordinance of 29.04.2021, students who are enrolled in the summer semester 2021 and are not on leave of absence will receive an individual standard period of study that deviates from the standard period of study and is extended by a further semester.

A separate application is not required in these cases.

De-Registration

To terminate your enrolment, please sent your de-registration via e-mail to studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freibeg [dot] de The respective form ("Laufzettel") is to be sent to your faculty and the University library.

University Sports

You can find information about the offers of the University Sports Centre on the corresponding homepage here.

Information for return / arrival at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

  • Information for your return/arrival at TU Bergakademie Freiberg can be found here
  • Information on how to apply for a study place can be found on the individual study program websites . In case of questions or difficulties, applicants can contact the admissions office by e-mail: zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.
  • Please contact the staff of the International Office (internationalattu-freiberg [dot] de), the Admissions Office (zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de) or the Student Office (studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.) by e-mail or telephone.
  • The International Office offers online consultation hours via the Big Blue Button web conference system. The times and access links can be found on the website IUZ - Contact.
  • Students of the TU Bergakademie, who are currently studying at partner universities abroad, please contact the International Office (internationalattu-freiberg [dot] de).
  • Services of the International Centre are also available on a limited basis. Please use telephone and e-mail to contact the responsible person at the International Centre and  the Admissions and Students Office. Documents and papers in hard copy can be dropped into the mailbox outside the university main building on Akademiestraße 6 (located next to the courtyard door).

Information of the Studentenrat (Student council)

Can be found here

Information of the Studentenwerk (Student services)

Can be found here