Current information for students on the effects of the coronavirus (for on-campus students)

These regulations and decisions were made on the basis of the current state of knowledge and knowledge of the applicable political framework.

Please note that these may change daily.


Based on the decision of the responsible ministry, the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021 will not be taken into account under education funding law if they were spent at a university in Rhineland-Palatinate (or at a university in a federal state that also has a zero-semester regulation). In all cases in which (subject) semester-bound deadlines and periods expire in these semesters, these deadlines and periods are postponed by these so-called zero semesters. In addition, the individual standard period of study is extended by these semesters.

IMPORTANT: In any case, when your grant period ends, you must apply for further funding in due time! The grant period is not automatically extended. BAföG can be granted at the earliest from the month in which the application is submitted.

Maximum funding period reached:
As the individual standard period of study is increased, the maximum funding period is also increased. Students who, for example, reach the original maximum funding period at the end of the 2020/21 winter semester or the 2021 summer semester can continue to receive funding. Please be sure to submit your BAföG application in good time, as the grant period is not automatically extended.

Benefit certificate § 48 para. 1 BAföG:
Students who have not performed the required services due to the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic can accordingly receive an additional semester of funding without submitting the proof of suitability. The negative proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of application.

Change of Major:
The summer semester of 2020, the winter semester of 2020/21, and the summer semester of 2021 are not considered for funding purposes when evaluating the timing of a change of major.

Graduation assistance:
Assistance for the completion of studies can still be granted, even if the maximum reference period of 12 months has already been reached. A timely application is also required for this.

Examination Matters

Important rules of conduct in general as well as concepts of the TUK about measures before, in and after exams (contact registration, current security concepts and lecture hall plans) can be found at German). Central aspects can be found in English at

Detailed information on examination matters can be found (here on this page) in the following key words.

In contrast to the registration for examinations in the summer semester, the registration period for examinations in the winter semester 2020/2021 will again be the same as in previous semesters:
(Please also note the regular information by e-mail from Department 4.2!)

This means in particular,
- the regulations on compensation for disadvantages apply as before and
- You can register/deregister according to the usual procedure (if necessary, examination schedules/QIS).

Should you still have questions, please direct them to your contact person in the department or your respective working group in Division 4.2.

Since there may unfortunately be delays in the preparation of certificates, we offer to issue provisional certificates and performance summaries, e.g. for application purposes. Please contact the responsible working group by e-mail.

If it is necessary to cross the border into Germany from abroad to take part in an examination, a certificate can be issued for presentation at the border control.

For this purpose, please contact your respective working group in Division 4.2.

To ensure that you receive the original in good time, your request should be received in 4.2 at least one week before the examination date.

In the context of necessary overnight stays for taking exams/participating in events, you can apply for a certificate of compulsory attendance at the TUK. This confirms that you as a student must be present for study/examination purposes (not tourist purposes). This could be relevant for possible hotel bookings due to changes in the current pandemic situation.

For this purpose, please contact your respective working group in Division 4.2, which will then coordinate the certification in cooperation with the departments.

The documents issued by the TUK only certify the existence of reasons of study and cannot guarantee a border crossing/overnight stay with certainty, especially since a changed legal situation can arise at any time in view of the virus variants.
Therefore, please check and observe the regulations of your country and the Federal Police regarding border crossing, admissibility and requirements for overnight stays etc. in due time.

Note: In view of the spread of virus variants and incidences, the TU Kaiserslautern is constantly reviewing this requirement, which currently continues to apply.

According to an updated decision of the TU Kaiserslautern, the wearing of a medical mask (=OP-mask, a MNB is not sufficient!) is obligatory in all written examinations on the way from/to the examination place, and if necessary after request by the supervisor.  An exemption from the mask obligation is possible and can be proven by a medical certificate.

The certificate must at least clearly state the basis for the medical diagnosis and the reasons why wearing a mask would be an unreasonable burden in the specific case. Students who are exempt from the mask requirement must submit the corresponding certificate to the responsible working group of the Department for Examination Affairs in due time before the examination.


The appropriate department must provide an alternative examination room for the group of students exempt from the mask requirement. Therefore, the submission of such a certificate (exemption) for exams for coordination should be made at least 2 weeks before the exam.

Information on the timely submission of a certificate for a withdrawal due to illness can be found below (under Risk Groups, Illness and Withdrawal for Good Reason).

If students show up for the exam without a mask (and without a doctor's note) through fault, they will be prohibited from taking the exam. Note: This will usually result in a fail (5.0).

Before and during the exams, please note the instructions and requirements of the TUK (hygiene guidelines).

The developed concept is intended to guarantee health safety for all participants (hygiene, disinfection, etc.).
This can also mean that an examination is spread over several buildings/rooms. Among other things, you will be assigned a specific room and a fixed seat as the test object.
For this reason, it is also important that you check your RHRK e-mail address more closely from now on.

Please also note the information provided by the HAZ and the departments.

The lecture hall schedules applicable for the respective examination period and a revised security concept constantly adapted to the pandemic situation are available on the TUK Corona Policy website (

Please also note the information on teaching during the examination period!

Information and instructions on how to behave when entering from abroad and in quarantine can be found above under "Crossing the border for testing".

The deadline for the submission of all (up to and including 20.04.2020) registered term papers, final papers, drafts and similar examination formats, have been extended ex officio by 6 weeks, irrespective of the other regulations in the examination regulations. The new deadlines to be calculated will be entered as soon as possible by the staff of the Examination Office. You can then view your new deadline in the QIS. Please have a little patience and refrain from making inquiries regarding the new deadline.

As things stand at present, no further blanket extension is planned in 2021. Individual extension requests according to the examination regulations can still be submitted.

If a basic internship is mandatory for you within a certain period of time and you have difficulties finding a position within the set time frame, please contact your contact persons in the department or your
respective working group in department 4.2.

1. Submission of final theses, term papers: Also, since there may be problems with the printing or binding of final papers, term papers, or research papers, we also allow (as it currently stands until 31.03.2022) the submission of papers (in advance, if necessary) via email to the Examination Affairs Department. In this case, the file should be received by e-mail via the RHRK account by 12 noon on the day of submission (in PDF format, please). The Examination Affairs Department will then confirm receipt. If no confirmation of receipt has been received by the end of the next business day, please contact them by phone (please see the note below regarding confirmation delay due to the holidays).

It is the responsibility of the students to ensure that the confirmation is received in time. As a rule, the submission should/can only be made via the RHRK e-mail account.

If necessary, the bound editions mentioned in the respective examination regulations can be requested subsequently via a separate e-mail from the Department for Examination Matters, regardless of the confirmation of receipt. If you have a large file, please send it to us in several files.

2. Due to the TUK Corona guidelines, entering the laboratories, especially for the purpose of final papers, is only permitted under observance of the safety and hygiene plan and is therefore only possible to a limited extent in some cases. Should this lead to delays in the completion of final papers, a further extension of the processing time can be agreed with the supervisor in such cases.

3. if you have general questions on examinations as a result of the effects on Corona, write to your*n responsible*n clerk* in the Abteilung für Prüfungsangelegenheiten.

The regulations on the possibilities of a disadvantage compensation application continue to apply, especially for students who belong to a risk group.

A withdrawal from an examination due to illness can also still be submitted.  

In addition, the examination regulations regulate a withdrawal for "good cause" (mostly regulated in § 19). According to this, you can withdraw from an examination for a valid reason. These reasons must be made credible.

Certain types of examinations are exempt from this regulation, for example, because protective measures can be adequately taken, this is specified by examination law, or the examination is conducted completely "online".
Therefore, the special right of withdrawal only applies to face-to-face examinations, practical laboratory examinations and oral examinations that cannot be offered with online support.

Therefore, you can (decision of the TUK) with such a request also on the occasion of the corona situation (currently sufficient by e-mail) also at short notice (at the latest one day before the examination) before one of the listed examinations with the term "special withdrawal corona" to your respective working group in the  department 4.2.

Examples: At-risk group (self/family), increasing numbers of infections in the place of residence, acute psychological stress related to the pandemic situation.

Irrespective of this, you can deregister from examinations in the regular manner within the respective deadlines (see above under "Registration and deregistration").

Your respective working group in department 4.2 will be happy to advise you on your individual options.

Objections can be submitted by e-mail in pdf format to meet the deadline. Please make sure that the objections are signed by hand. 


If the individual standard period of study is increased due to the Corona pandemic, the Deutschlandstipendium can be extended, provided that sufficient funds are available. This usually requires an application for extension within the call period.

Study Matters

Winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022:

Despite the Corona pandemic, we continue to plan the ERASMUS year 2021/22 quite regularly. However, planning certainty is unfortunately not always given. Please note that all commitments to mobilities are subject to change. Depending on the situation, the EU, national governments and host universities will decide on regulations that will ultimately be binding and that we will have to follow. As soon as we in ISGS receive relevant information, e.g. from DAAD as National Agency, we will inform you by email. Please also inform yourself independently on the pages of your host universities as well as on the websites of the RKI, the Federal Foreign Office and the respective host country.
If we receive cancellations of mobilities for the summer semester 2022 from the host universities, we will forward them to you.

Other stays abroad
Exchange students (outgoings) should notify their contact person at the International Office/Welcome Center and the respective professors at the partner universities and inquire whether a stay and/or enrollment is possible in principle. TUK students who have planned or are planning study-related trips, excursions, etc. for the winter semester 2021/2022 and/or summer semester 2022 should regularly check whether there is a travel warning for the destination country and whether entry is possible.
It is also advisable to inquire with the respective coordinators of the department or professors at TUK whether a stay abroad can take place.


1. newly enrolled students will receive their chip card by mail.

2. you have the following possibilities to validate your chip card on campus:
Validator in building 47 first floor (in front of SSC) Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 16.00 and Friday 09.00 - 13.00.

Validator in the cafeteria building in the morning.

In order to avoid accumulations, we kindly ask you to validate your chip card only if you absolutely want to use it (e.g. for public transport).
Please keep your distance, at least 1.50 meters, and observe the applicable hygiene measures.

The rest of the building is closed.

3. if you cannot come to campus for validation of your student ID card, we also offer renewal by mail.
Send us your chip card by mail to

TU Kaiserslautern
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. Geb. 47
67663 Kaiserslautern

Please check in QIS if your address is up to date and update it if necessary.

4. autoload: To top up your credit with autoload, a device is available in the entrance area of building 47 in front of the SSC. The Studierendenwerk also offers a facility.

5. if you have lost your chip card, you will receive a replacement upon payment of a €25 fee. Please send us an e-mail to studium(at) so that we can send you the bank details.

If you wish to exmatriculate, please send an e-mail to
We will then inform you about the further procedure. 

The performance of internships for study purposes in a designated risk area is prohibited. Students who are unable to carry out their internship should contact the academic advisors.

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