Information for International Students

We would like to inform everyone who is studying and working at TH OWL about the current status of the corona virus on this page. We have established a Corona-Action-Team, which coordinates the prevention measures at TH OWL and is in regular contact with the health authorities. You will be informed about current decisions of the team here.

FAQ – Enrolled students

When will the postponed exams from Winter 2020 be rescheduled?

As of today (April 23), the written exams are expected to take place during the week of May 25-29. Some written exams could also be turned into oral exams.

When is the official start of lectures, and what is the further course for the summer semester?
  • The official start of SoSe 2020 is April 20, 2020
  • TH OWL is currently working on the conditions and the form in which courses and examinations can be implemented in SoSe 2020.
  • As soon as details are available, they will be published here and on the department websites.
Will the summer semester be a purely online semester?
  • Some online offers for the departments have already started on March 31, 2020.
  • TH OWL is currently working on the conditions under which courses and examinations in SoSe 2020 can be implemented in presence.
  • As soon as details have been determined, we will inform you about them on this pages.
I am a current student at TH OWL, who can I contact if the current situation overwhelms me and I am not feeling well?

We are currently in a special situation. The corona virus limits our social contacts and the opportunity to go to work. If you do research, study, teach or work at the TH OWL and you realize that you are overwhelmed by the situation or need mental support, do not hesitate to contact the following addresses:

Initial psychosocial counseling for employees

Telephone: +495231 975 823
Mobile: +49 160 3812387
Email: gerlinde.dingerkus(at)

Financial support for TH OWL students

If, due to the current situation with the corona virus, you find yourself in a financial emergency and you are no longer able to meet your living expenses, you can get help unbureaucratically through the emergency fund of the OWL e.V. Information about the emergency fund, the funding guidelines and details on the application process can be found here:

If you would like to support the emergency fund for students with a donation, look here:

FAQ – Winter 2020 Applicants

I am applying to TH OWL for Winter 2020, however due to the current situtation, I am unable to mail my certified copies to Uni Assist. Will my application be reviewed?

If you are applying for admission in Master of Production Engineering Management, or Master of Information Technology, your application will be reviewed based on the documents uploaded to your Uni Assist profile. For these two programs, it is not required to mail your certified copies to Uni Assist.

If you receive admission to TH OWL for Winter 2020, and you were not able to mail your certified copies to Uni Assist, we will request you to mail your documents to us. Final enrollment will be based on the review of your certified copies.

If you are able to mail your certified copies to Uni Assist during the application period, please do so, as the review of your documents is still required for enrollment.

For all other programs, it is required to mail your certified copies to Uni Assist prior to the application deadline.

Has TH OWL extended the application period for Winter 2020?

No, all deadlines have remained in place. As have admission requirements (i.e. language requirements).