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We are delighted that you are considering Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences for your semester or year abroad. You can find information on the application process, preparing for your stay, living and studying in Bielefeld and more on the following pages. 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, don’t hesitate to contact the International Office: We are happy to help.

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Information on how to reach the International Office during the restricted attendance period

Due to the dynamic development of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the International Office currently offers only very limited personal consultation hours (see contact boxes below).

Please contact us by e-mail if possible and arrange a telephone appointment.

Unless otherwise indicated, we are available as follows in urgent cases:

Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (9.00–15.00 Uhr)
Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (9.00–14.00 Uhr)

 

Contact person for international students

Hannah Möhring

Telephone +49.521.106-70093

hannah.moehring@fh-bielefeld.de

Zoom office hours for international students
Personal office hours for international students
  • Wednesday | 2–3 p.m. | Room A 229
  • Thursday | 2–3 p.m. | Room A 227
  • Please wear a medical mask and keep a safe distance
ERASMUS+ coordinator

Barbara Lawatzki

Telephone +49.521.106-7709

barbara.lawatzki@fh-bielefeld.de

The contact details of the International Office can also be found here: https://www.fh-bielefeld.de/en/international-office/contact

 

Current information about Covid-19

The region of North Rhine-Westphalia has confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Bielefeld UAS determines all future steps regarding measures against the Coronavirus in accordance with recommendations from the RKI (Robert Koch Institute):

  • Travellers from EU member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein or Great Britain may enter Germany without quarantine restrictions.
  • Not from the EU? PLEASE CHECK CURRENT RISK AREAS HERE: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html (This information is in German and is updated frequently, currently it includes e.g. Albania, Turkey, Nicaragua but also more than 100 other countries. Kindly enter the information into an online translation tool to learn about designated risk areas.)

 

Travellers who are not from EU-member states may only enter Germany in exceptional cases if there is a compelling reason for doing so. The continuation of studies can be a compelling reason.

If you come from a risk area and would like to travel to Bielefeld:

If you have compelling reason to travel to Bielefeld from a risk area as designated by the RKI, you will either need to

a) quarantine of 14 days immediately after you have entered North Rhine-Westphalia (the federal state in which Bielefeld is located). Personal visits are not permitted or

b) provide documentation about negative Coronavirus testing. The test must not be older than 48 hours before your travel into Germany.

 

Before you travel, please contact the International Office (international.office@fh-bielefeld.de) and inform them about your plans.

Please follow these steps to ensure your own, but also the safety of other students
  • Cleanse your hands thoroughly and in the correct manner (For more information please see the tips of the World Health Organization on this website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public)
  • Avoid contact with people who are visibly ill, esp. those who seem to suffer from fever, a cough or breathing difficulties.
  • If you have the possibility, get vaccinated against influenza.
  • There are possibilities to disinfect your hands all over Bielefeld campus.


If you experience symptoms such as a fever, breathing difficulties or a cough, please immediately inform a hospital or doctor in Bielefeld and consult them by telephone beforehand. Please remember to phone them first, since the hospital and doctors would like to avoid chances of the virus spreading in the waiting rooms.

 

If you need to reach someone outside of office hours or if your phone calls are not successful, please use the medical on-call service number: 116117
(see download box on the left side)


Hotlines of local hospitals are:

+49 521 5890 Franziskus Hospital
+49 521 5810 Bielefeld City Hospital
+49 521 772700 Bethel Hospital
+49 521 9430 Rosenhöhe Hospital



If you fear that you have been infected with the virus, please also

  • Immediately inform the International Office of Bielefeld UAS by e-mail
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with others
  • Stay home as far as possible (voluntary quarantine for at least 14 days)
  • Keep your distance from others when couhging or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or use a tissue that you can dispose of immediately
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth