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A book reading in auditorium G

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

Demonstration during a lecture in the “Audimax”

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

Studying in the O building

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

The foyer with the Service Center

Corona FAQ of the International Office

DSH Course

Updated: 18.09.2020

The following information is subject to change due to the further development of the Corona-pandemic. Please inform yourself regularly on this page about further developments.

Does the Coronavirus Pandemic has an impact on the application process and application deadlines?

The application deadlines remain unchanged.

Due to the current situation we exceptionally accept applications for the DSH course starting in January 2020 by e-mail to

If you do not have a certified copy of your application documents, You can send us a normal copy first. In case of admission, you have to submit all your application documents as certified copies before you registeration.

  •     Please state the reference line (subject) clearly, e.g.: Application for xx (programme) 20/21
  •     Please scan all documents in one PDF file, including the completed and signed application form. If you do not have a scanner, you can use some free apps like CamScanner etc.
When is the registration deadline for the DSH Course starting in July 2020?

Please always check your inbox as well as your spam folder regularly, since we send you all the information regarding the online enrollment via mail. On our website you can also find the latest information about the application/enrollment deadlines.

How to get a certificate of participation,"Teilnahmebescheinigung", for Quarter 1 & 2_2020?

Unfortunately because of current situation, the Corona Pandemic, we have to reduce personal contact as much as possible. Therefore we do not issue a personalized certificate of participation or "Teilnahmebescheinigung".

You can receive the certificates of participation on the homepage of the Faculty of Humanities and you can to print out yourself.

The corona pandemic has put me in financial difficulties. Where can I find support?

The "Corona and Studying: FAQs for Students" of the "Deutsches Studierendenwerk" offer a good overview of the existing possibilities to improve the financial situation of German and international students.

The following student loans can be applied for by international students as well:

Corona-Study Loan from the „Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Student loan from the „Darlehenskasse der Studierendenwerke e.V. (Daka)

Students can also apply for funds from the Corona Aid Fund for UPB students and at the "Studierendenwerk" for interim financial aid.

Further information about the possibilities of financing your studies and support in applying for the mentioned student loans can be found on the corona information pages of the AStA, as well as in the office for social affairs of the AStA of Paderborn University.

It shall also be pointed out, that currently harvest helpers are urgently needed in Germany. Through the platform "Das Land hilft." there is the possibility to find a suitable job.

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