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Frankfurt, 09.07.2020 12:00:00

Dear FS Community,

We are very pleased that – with all the precautions – the restrictions imposed for the coronavirus pandemic are now being gradually eased by federal and state governments. Our business school thrives on personal encounters and, step by step, this will now be possible again.

Students, participants, guests and friends can find up-to date information about how we are dealing with the coronavirus situation here. Participants in Professional & Executive Education programs are usually informed personally about the form in which their educational program will take place.

  • The entire campus is cleaned and disinfected thoroughly every day. In this video we show how we have implemented the hygiene rules.
  • The Winter Semester 2020/21 will begin on 1 September 2020. More information available here.
  • The Learning Center is open. Chairs have been removed so that a minimum distance can be maintained. Security personnel ensure the regulations are followed.
  • The Breakout Rooms are open; their capacity is reduced and minimum distance must be kept.
  • Our caterer has opened the Deli. Hot and cold snacks and drinks are available.
  • The Deli and Mall are designated "public areas". Please wear mouth-nose coverings.
  • Frankfurt School employees are again working in greater numbers from the campus. However, we will initially refrain from personal appointments on campus. All contact persons in all departments are available by phone and email. Longer appointments and advising take place via Zoom.
  • We ask all participants and employees to come to campus only if they feel healthy.
  • For questions about the Coronavirus at FS please use the central email address communitylife@fs.de.
  • We have set up a hotline for students. Students can find the number online in the "Study Guide".
  • The federal government offers a Corona-Warning App that makes it easier to track infections. We recommend downloading it on mobile phones.
  • We also ask everyone to follow the prevention recommendations of the RKI.

We would like to thank all students, participants, graduates and our employees and friends for their understanding, trust and strong cooperation during this time.

These FAQs are continuously updated. Last update: July 9, 2020
Students

Will seminars, lectures, exams or extra-curricular activities for students take place as scheduled?

Yes. There are some activities on campus but many courses, career counselling and extracurricular offers take place exclusively online or in a hybrid format, so that participants can take part from campus or virtually. You will be informed as to the format of delivery in due time via invitations or study guides.

Library services for students and Break-Out Rooms

The Learning Centre is open and the Break-Out Rooms are available for use. Chairs have been removed so that a minimum distance can be maintained. Security personnel ensure the regulations are followed. The entire campus, including the Learning Center and the Break Out Rooms, are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly every day.

How are the part-time education programmes running?

We offer our Bankfachwirt, Betriebswirt and Management courses all over Germany, in all federal states. These will take place as usual as face-to-face events, at other locations in online formats. All students are informed personally - including how exams are held. If you have any questions, please send an email to dreiklang@fs.de.

Should students take advantage of semesters and internships abroad?

The pandemic has different effects in different countries. Special entry requirements must also be observed. Students should contact the Frankfurt School's International Office.

What should students do if they think they are infected?

Students who believe they have been infected should contact their family doctor or the medical on-call service by phone at the Germany-wide number 116117. The Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs has set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus: 0800 5554666. It is available every day from 08:00 to 20:00; the staff on this hotline speak German and English.

Please also inform Frankfurt School at communitylife@fs.de if you are staying at home due to illness. Together we will find solutions so the success of your degree will not be compromised.

What should students who have been in contact with a potentially infected person do?

All students who have had contact with a potentially infected person should stay at home until the person has been tested. If the person tests positive and infection with the coronavirus is confirmed, the student should contact their own doctor and self-isolate for 14 days. In this case, the student should inform Frankfurt School via the following central mail address: communitylife@fs.de. Together we will find solutions so the success of your degree will not be compromised.

Where can students make further enquiries?

Please contact Frankfurt School via the following central mail address: communitylife@fs.de.

Prospective students

Will Assessment Centres for applicants still take place?

Assessment Centres for Bachelor, Master and MBA applicants will be carried out online. The admissions teams will contact applicants to set up dates. They will also share technical requirements. In the case that applicants are unable to provide required test scores (GMAT, Toefl, IELTS) alternative arrangements are being made. For any questions, please contact the respective team: bachelor@fs.de, masters@fs.de or mba@fs.de.

What support is currently available?

The Frankfurt School has launched a new scholarship program for new students. The Diversity Scholarship Program promotes diversity in terms of origin, school background, gender and skills. It promotes applicants for the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computational Business Analytics courses with good grades and extra-curricular commitment. You can find information on this and other scholarships here.

Visitors / Participants of events and seminars

Are Professional and Executive Education seminars currently taking place?

Since June 2, 2020, Professional and Executive Education programmes (e.g. seminars or certificate programmes) are again held on our Frankfurt campus. Participants who either registered themselves or were registered by their employer can either attend in person from campus. Alternatively, they can do so via video conferencing technology. We will be in touch with everyone.

Corporate seminars or education programmes that were scheduled to be carried out on their own premises or here on campus can be re-organised for groups of up to 15 people and in compliance with the prescribed hygiene and safety measures. We will contact the relevant companies and clarify how well the implementation as a face-to-face and/or live online event is suitable for the company.

Examinations can be held on campus as part of the certificate courses. We pay attention to special hygiene and protection measures. Examiners and subject supervisors at Frankfurt School agree on whether it is appropriate and suitable to conduct examinations online for individual educational programmes. We will contact all participants.

Use of Zoom video software

Frankfurt School uses Zoom video software from the US company Zoom Video Communications for communication with students, customers, business partners and employees. From a legal perspective, Frankfurt School has taken all necessary and possible measures to secure and protect all personal data during use.

You can find a detailed form on data protection information here.

Frankfurt School Verlag Conferences

Frankfurt School Verlag Conferences

All the spring conferences of Frankfurt School Verlag (March to May 2020) have been postponed to later dates this year. The new conference dates can be found at the website of Frankfurt School Verlag. “Hybrid” conferences are now taking place. It is possible to participate online and, for a limited number of attendees, on campus. You can find information on the website of the Frankfurt School Verlag.

Campus Hamburg

Campus Hamburg

Our students, participants and lecturers are informed that planned courses, workshops or certificate courses will be postponed or will take place online. Companies, organizations, partners and friends who use the campus for their own events are also personally informed. You can find information and contact details here.

Study Centre Munich

Study Centre Munich

Our students, participants and lecturers have been informed that planned classes, workshops or certificate courses will be postponed or will take place online. Further information and contact details are available here.

Employees of Frankfurt School

What does Frankfurt School recommend to its employees?

Employees can continue to work flexibly off campus. The campus is cleaned and disinfected daily and you can keep a generous distance from each other or use an individual office. Please coordinate closely with your teams and your manager. We also inform employees regularly via e-mail.

What does Frankfurt School recommend to its International Advisory Services consultants/experts?

Consultants should align their activities closely with recommendations from local authorities. Where needed, you can work flexibly from home. For emergency staffing, you can also use the Project Offices. We ask our consultants to closely coordinate with the Senior Project Manager in charge of the respective project or assignment.

We also ask all consultants and experts returning from an at risk area to maintain a 14-day self-isolation in order to minimize the risk of infection. Consultants who feel ill should get in touch with a doctor. They should also inform the Frankfurt School project management team.

General Information

Where can I find current information?

Who do I speak to if I think I am infected?

If you believe you are infected, please contact your family doctor or the medical on-call service by phone at the Germany-wide number 116117. The Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs has also set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus: 0800 5554666. It is available every day from 08:00 to 20:00; the staff on this hotline speak German and English.

What can I do to protect myself from infection?

As with influenza and other respiratory diseases, taking care when coughing and sneezing, washing your hands often and thoroughly, as well as keeping a distance of about one to two metres from a sick person protect against transmission. Shaking hands should be avoided. Further information can be found on the websites of the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Centre for Health Education.

Where do I go if I have been in contact with someone infected?

The Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs has set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus: 0800 5554666. It is available every day from 08:00 to 20:00; the staff on this hotline speak German and English.

Press

Who should journalists contact with questions about Frankfurt School?

Please contact Corporate Communications: Vera Klopprogge v.klopprogge@fs.de, Tel. +49 (0) 69 154 008 322.

Which experise is Frankfurt School offering for the media?

The pandemic affects all areas of life and work; our economy, international relations, the labour market, and health and education systems are also affected. Our professors conduct research on these and other topics. They are happy to make their findings available to journalists. Contact Vera Klopprogge with your questions (v.klopprogge@fs.de, Tel. 069 154 008 322.). More information can be found here.

Contact for the Press

Contact for FS Community

For questions related to issues with the coronavirus, please use the central email address of Frankfurt School communitylife@fs.de.

To address concerns, we have set up a student hotline. Students have access to this number in the online campus / study guide.