Faculty of Media: responsible classroom teaching supplemented by live streams and interactive online content
Personal interaction between students and instructors and a strong supervision relationship is the cornerstone of the Faculty of Media’s philosophy. This means that some of the 2020/2021 winter semester courses will be taught in-person while adhering to corona regulations. This applies in particular to introductory events, where instructors welcome new students to the various departments and which will take place on campus again this year. The events, as well as courses during the lecture period, will take place in rooms large enough that distancing and hygiene regulations can be observed. The hygiene concept applies to all seminar rooms, lecture halls and the Medieninformatik labs – which will be available for students to use starting in November. For larger lectures where students from various courses and semesters come together, digital concepts have been developed, from live-stream lectures to interactive seminars on Moodle.
Workshop introductions: Faculty of Art and Design opts for small, fixed groups
Studying during the coronavirus pandemic poses a particular challenge to the Faculty of Art and Design since many of the teaching formats in design studies are only possible in-person. The Faculty has thus given a lot of thought as to how in-person (or at least partially in-person) instruction can take place in the 2020/2021 winter semester, with some aspects online. The major goal is to give new students the opportunity to study, work and get to know the university on campus. Orientation courses (including in the workshops) for first-year students have been organised together with instructors and will take place in small groups. This means that new designers will be able to get familiar with the wood, plastics, plaster, mould making and metal workshops in weekly alternating groups of five.
Interactive opportunities for students to start their studies in the Faculty of Civil Engineering
The Faculty of Civil Engineering is also paying special attention to first-year students; the official orientation will take place in the first week of lectures, beginning on 2 November and the Faculty of Civil Engineering is offering online tutorials and assignments on Moodle for the first time in order to facilitate the start of the semester. »The interactive ›Einstieg ins Studium‹ is for all first-year students who are looking for a refresher on the basic subjects of math, mechanics and construction chemistry«, explains Dean Prof. Conrad Völker. »Our newcomers can contact instructors and fellow students via chat, phone or e-mail. In addition, student tutors are available for advice during Student Orientation Week«, he continues.
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism organises joint orientation course with final performance
First-semester Bachelor and Master students in Architecture and Urbanism and Master students in MediaArchitecture will be supervised in-person during this semester project. Studio space will be shared and will comply with hygiene and distancing regulations. This will enable all newcomers to interact directly with instructors and fellow students. In the international Master’s programmes of Integrated Urban Development and Design and European Urban Studies, the core courses have been organised to be taught in-person. During Student Orientation Week, the individual programmes will be offering subject-specific orientation and information events. First-semester students in the Bachelor programmes of Architecture, Urbanism and Mdia Culture will be welcomed to the joint orientation course from 26 October to 5 November, getting them ready for Weimar »as Genius Loci«. This year, a final performance will be choreographed under the coronavirus-compliant motto of »DIS–TANZ–DER–DER–SITZ–GEISTER«.
We wish all first-semester students a good start to their studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and we are looking forward to seeing you!
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Attractive places of residence in the Studierendenwerk Thüringen housing complexes
Also in Weimar, the Studierendenwerk Thüringen offers well-equipped accommodation in its own student residences.
Particularly attractive are the rental prices of about 250 € per month on average, which include all operating costs including water, electricity and heating. The apartments are mostly furnished and have modern fitted kitchens.
In addition, the residential complexes are directly connected to the data networks of the universities. Thus, for example, online teaching content can be used in your own room around the clock.Housing tutors help newly arrived international students to find their way around the new environment, the facilities of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen as well as the city.
Suitable housing is also available for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses as well as for students with children.An overview of the housing facilities can be obtained online by all interested parties. The application for free housing is made directly through the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.
We welcome you at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Get your Welcome Bag with many useful helpers for your start of your studies at our university. The distribution of the Welcome Bags will be organized by your tutors during the Studieneinführungswoche.
In addition, there will be more appointments at the beginning of November at the Campus.Office, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 15.
Please do not forget to bring your voucher.
To mark the start of studies, the Faculty of Civil Engineering once again has an information hotline, which is staffed by students who pass on their personal experiences to curious people and provide an authentic insight into study life in Weimar.Monday to Friday10 a.m. to 2.p.m.Phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 45 62
Here you will find information about useful software, central IT offers, our e-learning platform "Moodle" and the conference tool "BigBlueButton" for online meetings.
If you have been to school for a little longer or if you already want to prepare yourself a little for your studies, there is a special offer for self-study this year. For the subjects Math I, Mechanics I and Construction Chemistry, the Faculty of Civil Engineering provides online preparation material for the course "Einstieg ins Studium" via the learning platform Moodle.
Moodle is the online learning platform used by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the exchange of materials for contents of different modules.
You register at Moodle with your university login, which you have already received with your enrolment documents.
If you have questions about the learning materials, there are forums in Moodle where you can easily ask your questions. There will also be online consultations (question and answer sessions with tutors) from 19. October 2020 to 30. October 2020. More detailed information is available in the Moodle course.
» to the preparation course (registration key is "START")
Please inform yourself regularly about the current corona measures in Weimar to find out if for example places where you have stayed within the last 14 days have been declared risk areas and if you may therefore have to undergo a domestic quarantine.
Winter Semester 2020/21
Duration of semester
1.10.2020 until 31.3.2021
Lectures and Courses
2.11.2020 until 5.2.2020
19.10.2020 until 23.10.2020
Project Auction (Projektbörse) and enrolment for Courses, modules, etc.
from 26.10.2020 (Please pay Attention to announcements made by the individual faculties.)
Winterbreak 21.12.2020 until 3.01.2021
Dates are TBA.
(Please pay attention to announcements made by the individual faculties!)
Registration for summer semester 2021
1.1.2021 until 28.2.2021
In the following, you will find all the regulations and statutes of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar which apply to academics, examinations, degrees and student rights and obligations.
The enrolment regulations of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar contain general provisions regarding enrolment and de-registration. It also provides a legal basis for related matters pertaining to enrolment requirements, re-registration and leaves of absence.
- Enrolment regulations
- 1. Amendment to the enrolment regulations
The fee regulations of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar stipulate what type and amount of fees, contributions and requests of payment may be demanded and what items they include.
The study regulations of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar define the structure, extent, content and academic qualification conferred with the completion of a degree programme. You can find the study regulations for each degree programme on the web pages of the respective faculty.
- Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Art and Design
- Faculty of Media
The examination regulations of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar define the extent and procedures of written and oral examinations, as well as conditions for passing, failing, retaking and recognising examinations. You can find the examination regulations for each degree programme on the web pages of the respective faculty.
- Faculty of Architecture an Urbanism
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Art and Design
- Faculty of Media
The doctoral regulations of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar contain general provisions regarding doctoral examination procedures, admission to the examination and disputation of doctoral theses. You can find the doctoral regulations on the faculty web pages.