Coronavirus COVID-19

What should I do if I am a student at UCB and currently abroad?

As students who are currently abroad, you are currently in a difficult situation in which Trier UAS would like to provide you with as much support as possible. At the moment you are mostly prevented from returning or isolated; teaching is now discontinued in many countries. Please contact your contact person at the International Office and the respective supervising professors, so that we know how you are and we can establish a contact for further information.

Please check whether it is possible to extend your stay, especially to avoid travel. Traveling to Germany is currently prohibited by the state and federal governments from designated risk areas, and there are also numerous travel restrictions worldwide. The best thing to do on site is to wait until the current situation has relaxed again. Where an extension of the stay is not possible due to organizational or personal reasons, and a return trip is still possible, you should in any case maintain a 14-day domestic quarantine after returning.

We will of course act with the greatest possible goodwill in terms of deadlines. Students who make an Erasmus stay in regions affected by the coronavirus and cancel it receive early Erasmus support, even if the minimum duration is not reached, for the days spent abroad. Regions that are declared risk areas by the respective national authority are also considered to be affected regions, not just the risk areas of the RKI. Due to the exceptional circumstances, shortened or aborted stays abroad can also be recognized as a course achievement.

If you have practical problems abroad (money, accommodation, illness, etc.), you should not hesitate to contact the German diplomatic and consular representations, which can provide assistance to Germans abroad.
Of course, the situation is emotionally very stressful for you. Be assured that we as your home university do everything we can to support you. We wish all of our students abroad that they get through this time as well as possible.

Stay healthy!

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What should I do if I am an international student abroad who is planning to study at UCB during the summer semester 2020?

We are grateful and appreciative that you have chosen Trier University of Applied Sciences, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld for your stay abroad.

Due to the current situation and the current travel restrictions, we recommend international students who are planning to study at the Trier University of Applied Sciences in the summer semester 2020 not to travel to the university. Travel to Germany is currently prohibited by the state and federal governments from designated risk areas, and there are also numerous travel restrictions worldwide. The best thing to do is to wait in your country of origin until the current situation has improved again. We hope that this will be the case, but cannot say how the dynamic situation will develop.

On-site lectures at Trier UAS are scheduled to begin on May 4th but ONLY for small courses like labworks. For online courses and materials you are able to access virtual content beforehand.
Please contact our international office by email or by phone to receive more information and advice, or to answer any questions you might have.

We hope you that you will get through this difficult time well!

Information on the current measures at the university on our website at

What effect does the corona crisis have on residence regulations for international students? + FINANCIAL OPTIONS

What effect does the corona crisis have on residence regulations for international students?
Due to the Corona crisis, international students are currently affected by travel and residence restrictions in addition to financial and social burdens. To ease the situation, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has now given new recommendations to the immigration authorities. International students can expect the regulations that are normally applicable to be relaxed when extending residence permits, searching employment opportunities to secure their livelihood, and in cases of short-term mobility.

>>> INTERIM FINANCIAL AID for students in a corona-related emergency <<<
A grant up to 500 euros per month in June, July and August 2020, to be applied for each month.
>>> Application from 16.06.2020: www.überbrü in English) <<<

additional information and additional option for financial aid in German:

Infos bzgl. Aufenthaltserlaubnis / in Birkenfeld: Ausländer- und Asylrecht
(Falls Sie sich sorgen über Abs. 2 Satz 4 "angemessener Zeitraum": Keine Panik! Hier wird es Lösungen geben!)

FINANZIELLE UNTERSTÜTZUNG  bei Verlust des Jobs wegen Corona:
Studierende des UCB, die mindestens im 3. Semester sind und durch die Coronapandemie in finanzielle Not geraten sind, können eine Einmalzahlung von bis zu 300 Euro erhalten.
   Der Antrag ist per Post (nach Trier!) einzureichen beim swt = Studierendenwerk Trier.
   Das Antragsformular und den Kontakt finden Sie hier:
   Reichen Sie ein: 1. Antrag. (Auf jeden Fall per Post!) 2. Nachweis, dass Sie die letzten drei Monate gearbeitet hatten. (Gehaltsnachweis!) 3. Nachweis, dass Sie wg. Corona den Job verloren haben. (Kündigungsschreiben o.ä.) 4. Aktueller Kontoauszug des letzten Monats. (Als Nachweis, dass Sie WIRKLICH in finanzieller Not sind!)
Beachten Sie grundsätzlich auch die weiteren Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten des swt wie z.B. das Überbrückungsdarlehen.

Ausführliche Informationen zu den Möglichkeiten KfW-Kredit und Überbrückungshilfe des BMBF:


Online courses and materials started 30 March! NO presence lecture period (only for small groups like labwork)! further information

Service facilities closed to the public!
A personal visit is possible in urgent cases after prior consultation by phone or email!
Please have a look on the German webpages with additional information.


WEDNESDAY / 16:15 / ISO:online: EVENTs ONLINE (THX to ALL volunteers - You're great!) #ALONETOGETHER
    | EVERY WEDNESDAY: Information & meet and mingle :) You are invited! Meet international students and friends and have a cup of T ;)
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Take good care of yourself and others around!

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