Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Coronavirus: FAQ for Students

General Information

Suspension of face-to-face-teaching
As a reaction to the increasing spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), the summer semester 2020 began on 16 March as usual, but for the time being there will be no classroom teaching at least until 4 May 2020. With the start of the emergency presence operation at the HNEE on 24 March 2020, all publicly accessible buildings of the HNEE such as the library, PC pools and other rooms will be closed.

During this phase there will also be no events at the HNEE. Study consultations will no longer be offered in person, but only by telephone or e-mail.

In the interest of its students, the HNEE is making efforts to implement online formats as a substitute for classroom teaching. If this is the case for one of your courses, you will be informed in time. In general: As soon as the universities make an online course offer available, BAföG recipients in particular are obliged to participate in this online course offer in order to continue to receive the respective BAföG benefits. Valuable information on the first steps towards implementing online teaching is compiled here.

Please note: If you have any questions regarding these FAQs or need further clarification regarding your studies, the Dean's Offices of the individual departments will be happy to assist you. If you have any questions regarding your application and admission and student status, please contact the Student Support Service Department & International Office as usual.

Due to the dynamic situation, the FAQ will be continuously adapted. Therefore, please check our website regularly for the latest information. Thanks a lot.


How does the communication with the HNEE work?
Are the campuses, dining halls of Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder) or the university library open? Will office and opening hours remain the same?
I commute from a high-risk local area (e.g. Berlin) to the university. What do I need to consider?
When does the lecture period for the winter semester 2020/21 begin and end?
Will there be examinations?
What changes are there for final theses (Bachelor's or Master's thesis)?
How do I receive my diploma?
What will happen to my internship?
Where can I find information about BAfÖG and study financing?
Can I still take advantage of the psycho-social counselling offered by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder)?
What can I do if I am bored at home and would like to take my mind off my online studies?