Mobility in times of the pandemic

Stays abroad will be possible again in the winter semester - depending on the exchange programme, country and university.

The summer semester 2020 was strongly influenced by the current corona pandemic. This led to the cancellation of almost all planned stays, especially for the mobility of students and lecturers.

Thanks to the relatively mild course of the pandemic in Germany, we assume that in the winter semester 2020/2021 a larger number of stays abroad will again be possible - in Germany, Europe and parts of the rest of the world.


Incoming - Stays at the HU in the winter semester 2020/2021

The Berlin universities see themselves as on site universities and would like to make teaching possible again in university rooms as soon as possible. For the winter semester, Berlin's universities are striving for a mixture of digital teaching and classroom teaching. They would like to enable a mix of digital teaching and classroom teaching as far as the pandemic development allows. Currently, the universities are planning the winter semester, which begins on November 2, and will provide information on the precise arrangements as early as possible. As soon as we know more details about the winter semester at the HU, we will provide information here.


Outgoing - Stays abroad by HU members in the winter semester

In the winter semester, stays abroad will probably be possible again in many cases. However, this will vary depending on the exchange programme, country and university. Some exchange programmes have specific regulations. Some universities will admit exchange students in the coming winter semester, others not. Please inform yourself in detail about the regulations on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Plan and prepare early - even if you are still uncertain

We would like to encourage and support you to apply for stays abroad, because it is good to plan early. This will open up opportunities. Of course, the concrete arrangements will depend on the further development of the COVID-19 pandemic in different parts of the world and the resulting containment measures. Depending on the country of destination, it may, for example, lead to the cancellation of flights, entry restrictions and university closures. Please take this current uncertainty into account when planning your trip.


Resources for further information

The central information system of the Humboldt-Universität on the corona pandemic is the Corona Update.