Coronavirus - Important Information for Prospective Students

Current overview for prospective students and applicants

The coronavirus pandemic has had wide-reaching consequences for university operations and new student applicants. Unfortunately, some consequences have yet to conclude and some decisions must still be made. As a result, we will be continually updating this page as new information becomes available.

The information below refers to the application phase for winter semester 2020-2021.

You can read further general information about COVID 19 here and here in all languages. 

We are here for you!

Rhine-Waal University is closed to the public and we are avoiding face-to-face contact with others due to social distancing restrictions currently in effect in Germany. But that does not mean we are not still here for you and your questions!

Student Advisory Service 

The Student Advisory Service Team is responsible for admissions-related questions, study orientation and connecting students to students in specific areas of the University. You can contact the Student Advisory Service through Skype or by telephone:

Tel.: +49 2821 806 73 - 360

Skype: To schedule an individual Skype appointment, please contact us at study@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Our service hours:

Mondays to Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 

Student Services

Student Services is responsible for the admissions process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, applications to change degree programmes and applications for admission into an advanced semester, issuing academic documents (confirmation of studies etc.), payments of semester fees etc.

If you have questions regarding applications or would like to request a confirmation certificate, please contact us at:

Tel.: +49 2821 806 73 - 360

Contact for prospective students: Contact form 

Frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQs for prospective students

 

Course guidance

For advice and guidance regarding your course selection and progression, please contact your faculty’s designated advisor via the following email addresses:

Faculty of Technology and Bionics - technologie-bionik@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Please send questions regarding your individual studies to this email address. We will forward your enquiry to the right person.

Faculty of Society and Economics - gesellschaft-oekonomie@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Please send questions regarding your individual studies to this email address. We will forward your enquiry to the right person.

Faculty of Communication and Environment

For general study-related questions, please contact the Student Advisory Service. If you have questions specific to a degree programme or its contents, please contact the head of that degree programme or academic advisors within the Faculty of Communication and Environment.

Faculty of Life Sciences

For general study-related questions, please contact the Student Advisory Service. If you have questions specific to a degree programme or its contents, please contact the head of that degree programme or academic advisors within the Faculty of Communication and Environment.

 

Welcome Centre

Our team is made up of tutors from many different countries. You can contact us via email, Facebook and Skype.  

Our current consultation hours can be found here

 

Study orientation test

The free study interest test (SIT) of the Hochschulkompass information portal helps secondary school pupils narrow down their choice of degree programmes. The test is approximately 15 minutes long. After finishing the test you will receive a full overview of your results with a list of recommended degree programmes. Click this link to learn more about the SIT. 

 

Questions and answers for new applicants

Are there any changes to application deadlines for winter semester 2020-2021? (As of 15 April 2020)

There have been no changes to application deadlines.

When will lectures start in winter semester 2020-2021? (As of 15 April 2020)

The lecture period will presumably start on 5 October 2020.

My upcoming language test was cancelled. How can I prove my language proficiency for my application? Can I simply submit a confirmation from my last university that I studied in English? (As of 15 April 2020)

Currently, you can sign up for a TOEFL home test. This test is equivalent to the TOEFL iBT and is certified as such. Confirmation from your university is not sufficient for an application.