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Frankfurt am Main, 10.05.2021 12:00:00

Dear FS Community,

Here you find information about how we are dealing with the coronavirus situation. Students and participants in Professional & Executive Education programs will be informed personally about the form their educational programme will take place in.

  • The campus will remain open. The opening hours are as follows: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 20:00.
  • From Friday, 14 May, we will be offering our students the elective model, where they can choose whether to attend classes from campus or online. Until then, all courses will take place online.
  • Students must take a self-test at least three times a week if they wish to come to campus. A test must not be older than 48 hours and must be presented upon request.
  • We kindly ask all students and employees to come to the campus only if they feel healthy.
  • Please wear mouth-nose coverings in all public areas of the campus – i.e. in the corridors on all floors, in the library, the mall, the lifts, the stairs, the breakout rooms, the Deli, the Kasino, the lounges and the terraces as well as in the outdoor areas. Please pay attention to the notices you will find everywhere on campus.
  • A broad hygiene concept has been developed. In this video we show how we have implemented the hygiene rules. The ventilation system at Frankfurt School continuously renews the air throughout the building by blowing used air outside and drawing in new air. This ensures a constant supply of clean air.
  • The Learning Centre and Breakout Rooms are open. A maximum of two people are allowed in the Breakout rooms; if there are two people, masks are mandatory.
  • Lifts may be used by a maximum of two people at the same time.
  • Until the end of March, our Deli will be offering take-away snacks. Starting in April, there will again be two warm meals available for takeaway at the Deli. Please wear mouth-nose coverings here as well. 
  • Some Frankfurt School employees work mobile. We refrain from personal appointments. All contact persons in all departments are available by phone and email. Appointments and advising take place online.
  • 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. In addition all students and employees have been outfitted with CoronaTracers.
  • We also ask everyone to follow the prevention recommendations of the RKI.

Our business school thrives on being connected. We want to make this possible even under difficult conditions. A broad hygiene concept has been implemented; this includes measures such as protective walls between seats in lecture halls, disinfectant dispensers and signs throughout the campus. A video provides information about these measures.

These FAQs are continuously updated. Last update: 10 May 2021

Is the campus open?

The campus will remain open. The opening hours are as follows: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 20:00.

Please only come to the campus if you feel healthy. Also, bring proof of a negative test result that is not older than 48 hours.

Are Kasino and Deli open?

The Deli is only open to staff and students for the time being offering two warm meals and snacks to take away.

Eating and drinking are no longer permitted in the Deli or Creative Lounge. To comply with distancing rules, we ask our staff to eat in their offices for lunch. The Kasino is closed.

What happens when curfews will be in effect?

Night curfews are in effect in some states, municipalities or districts - although not currently in Frankfurt am Main. Should this change, we will close campus one hour before the start of curfew. This allows everyone who is on campus to be home before curfew starts.

What happens if a member of the FS Community is infected with Corona?

As soon as Frankfurt School knows of a confirmed infection, this information will be passed on to all students and employees.

With the help of the Corona-Tracer, which all students and employees carry since the beginning of the winter semester, those who have been in close contact with the infected person can be identified. These contact persons will be informed personally to discuss measures such as quarantine or a precautionary corona test.

On the instructions of the public health department, infected persons remain anonymous. Their personal rights are protected.

Students

Will seminars, lectures and exams for students take place as scheduled?

Currently, courses in Frankfurt are held completely online.

From Friday, 14 May, we will be offering our students the elective model, where they can choose whether to attend classes from campus or online. Students must take a self-test at least three times a week if they wish to come to campus. A test must not be older than 48 hours and must be presented upon request.

Library services for students and Break-Out Rooms

The Learning Centre and Breakout-Rooms are open during general campus opening hours. Chairs have been removed so that a minimum distance can be maintained. A maximum of two people are allowed in the Breakout rooms; if there are two people, masks are mandatory. Security personnel ensure the regulations are followed. The entire campus, including the Learning Centre 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 exclusively in online format. 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 10 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?

Due to current legal requirements, all courses will be held exclusively online from 26 April 2021. We are converting planned face-to-face events to an online mode so that you can attend your continuing education without any problems. As soon as the conditions allow, we look forward to offering you flexible forms of teaching again and welcoming you on campus. Therefore, we have developed a comprehensive hygiene concept, including a testing strategy.

Participants in Executive Education courses will be informed personally about any changes. Please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Education Team if you need advice. 

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

Currently, conferences are held exclusively in online format; personal participation on campus is not possible. Information can be found on the website of Frankfurt School Verlag.

Campus Hamburg

Campus Hamburg

Our students, participants and lecturers are informed will directly be informed on how (on site or online) the planned courses, workshops or certificate courses will place. You can find information and contact details here.

Study Centre Munich

Study Centre Munich

Our students, participants and lecturers are informed will directly be informed on how (on site or online) the planned courses, workshops or certificate courses will place. Further information and contact details are available here.

Employees of Frankfurt School

What does Frankfurt School recommend to its employees?

We request employees to work on a mobil basis if possible. Please coordinate closely with your teams and your manager. If they wish to work from campus, we provide covid self-tets. We recommend they take one before they come to campus. If they are here every day, we recommend to test themselves three times a week. In either case, their latest test should not be older than 48 hours days.

Please avoid public transport during rush hours. If you come by car, you can park on campus.

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.

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: Carolin Schwalme c.schwalme@fs.de, Tel. +49 (0) 69 154 008 818.

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 Carolin Schwalme with your questions (c.schwalme@fs.de, Tel. 069 154 008 818.). 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.