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last updated: August 16, 2022



As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.
In spite of the restrictions, faculty, workshop directors and staff can be contacted. Please always contact us first by e-mail or telephone. You can find contacts on this page or here:
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You can also contact corona@hfk-bremen.de if you have any questions. .
The following information is subject to change, depending on the dynamics of the coronavirus pandemic. Short-term changes may occur and will be communicated by e-mail first.

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1. NEWS

Strong recommendation to wear a face mask!

We strongly recommend that you continue to wear FFP 2 or surgical masks, as we are in close contact with many people at HfK.

Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks.

Which hygiene concept will apply at HfK?

Following rules apply at HfK:
Show solidarity! If someone asks you to wear a mask (during talks/ meetings/ classes etc.), then please put your mask on. We cannot recognize only by the looks who belongs to a high-risk group, who has regular contact with persons from high-risk groups, or who is simply very afraid.

Report positive Corona tests to corona@hfk-bremen.de To avoid chains of infection within the HfK in the future, positive test results or symptoms must be reported immediately to our Corona Officer Clara Weustink. In those cases, stay at home and do not enter HfK for the time being and discuss further actions with her.

Personal attendance at HfK (teaching) events must be documented through our form or through course lists in ARTIST.

Ventilate rooms well every 20 minutes or use the mobile air purifiers.

Physical distances may be undercut, but where possible please keep 1.5m distance to other people.

Wash hands regularly and adhere to cough/sneeze etiquette.

Currently, external guests and external audiences are allowed, events may be advertised.

We strongly recommend that meetings be conducted digitally.
Large meetings such as the Academic Senate and the Fachbereichsrat are to be held digitally only. Meetings at degree program level (e.g. StuKo) may take place in compliance with hygiene regulations. The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making decisions, so that in case of infection departments do not have to be closed completely.

See also our Corona Update from March 29, 2022

Why are Corona rules being relaxed at HfK?

These developments mean that all of us now carry more responsibility, as it is up to all of us to normalize daily university operations at HfK while protecting our peers who belong to high risk groups. With the changes in the Corona Ordinance, HfK no longer has a legal basis to enforce stricter Corona rules on campus.

Will medical masks and rapid test handed out free of charge?

HfK is no longer required to provide rapid tests to employees free of charge. While we still have tests in stock, we will continue to hand out tests to HfK employees.
Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks to everybody.

General Information on Vaccines

All persons can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. You can visit the Vaccination Center Am Brill without prior appointment. Opening hours and all information on the vaccination campaign in Bremen can be found here: (German only): https://www.gesundheit.bremen.de/corona/impfen-38848

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here: https://covid.nds-fluerat.org/ For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink). She arranges individual appointments for all HfK members with a doctor in the Walle district as needed.

Information for students fleeing due to the war in Ukraine

We have summarized and linked all important information on our website.

How will I be informed about news and new rules?

As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.

2. semester & classes

Will the winter semester 2022/23 be an online semester?

No.
The winter semester 2022/23 is planned in presence.
However, due to the current crises, changes are possible at short notice. Teachers must take this into account when planning their courses for the winter semester and plan alternatives for possible online teaching.
Short-term changes may apply and the latest information will be sent to your HfK mailbox and published here under point 1 "News".

Will events held in person be possible?

Yes.
External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Large meetings such as the Academic Senate and the Fachbereichsrat are to be held digitally only. Meetings at degree program level (e.g. StuKo) may take place in compliance with hygiene regulations. The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making decisions, so that in case of infection departments do not have to be closed completely .

Is it mandatory to attend in-person classes?

There is no compulsory attendance for students, but teachers at the HfK are not obliged to offer digital alternatives/online courses for classes/events that take place in person.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact your teacher, your campus office and/or your dean's office first.

Are committee meetings allowed to take place in presence?

Yes and no.
We strongly recommend that meetings be conducted digitally.
Large meetings such as the Academic Senate and the Fachbereichsrat are to be held digitally only. Meetings at degree program level (e.g. StuKo) may take place in compliance with hygiene regulations. The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making decisions, so that in case of infection departments do not have to be closed completely

What semester fee do I have to pay?

The semester fee for the winter semester 2022/23 is 340,26 €.

The semester fee is composed as followed:
“Semester-Ticket” Ticket for the public transportation 194,41 €
Administration fees 50,00 €
German Student Services Association (Studierendenwerk) 60,00 €
Student Council (AStA) contribution 34,00 €
"Kultursemesterticket" 1,85 €

Please transfer the semester fees until 31.08.2022 to the following account:
Recipient: Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Name of the Bank: Bundesbank – Filiale Hannover
IBAN: DE04 2500 0000 0025 1015 59
Swift-BIC: MARKDEF1250
Purpose: 2610Matriculation number

Request for a leave of absence (Antrag auf Beurlaubung) or request for a study abroad (Antrag auf Auslandssemester) need to be submitted before the re-registration deadline ends. You can find de forms on our HfK-Intranet

The student ID with the semester ticket will be sent to you by mail from the printery by mid September 2022 (if you paid on time). Please make sure that your address in ARTIST is always correct.

Your enrollment paper will be ready to download in the ARTIST-Portal at the beginning of September 2022 (if you paid on time).

I don't need the student ticket for public transportation, do I still have to pay for it?

The contribution for the ticket is part of the registration as a student. It is based on a solidarity principle. Please contact Dezernat 1 student’s office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) for information about applicable exceptions (e.g. in case of severe disability, leave of absence, semester abroad).

The AStA offers you detailed information here: https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/semesterticket/«

Can I apply for a semester off?

Please contact Department 1 (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) if you have questions about requesting leave of absence.
You can find further contact persons for questions concerning studies and semesters under point 14 "Help & Support".

Are excursions and business trips allowed?

Yes.
Business trips and excursions are open to all HfK members. Since Business trips and excursions are not curricular events, the teachers in charge decide themselves whether only vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed to participate or whether a rapid test and mask requirement is necessary for participation.
We strongly recommend wearing a mask.
The teacher is responsible for ensuring that precautionary measures are observed.
Participation is at the travelers' own risk. There will be no reimbursement of cancellation or travel expenses due to Corona infections and resulting complications. You need to show the result of a professional negative rapid test to our corona officer when returning to HfK (costs are not reimbursed).
Self-tests may be provided by our Corona Officer.
We explicitly point out that due to the dynamic situation and the constant adjustments regarding entry and exit restrictions with foreign countries, but also with domestic travel (hotspots), problems can arise for unvaccinated persons (quarantine, entry difficulties, etc. ).

Business trips and field trips to virus variant areas will not be permitted.

Please note the deadlines for submitting requests for business and field. Those who leave without approval will not receive subsequent approval and reimbursement of expenses or the like

3. Examinations

Are exams allowed to take place online?

Yes, if possible and in accordance with your professor.
The Digital Examination Regulations of the State of Bremen and the Digital Examination Regulations of the HfK apply.

Are non HfK members allowed to participate?

Yes.

See point 5 HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS "What rules apply to external audiences?" and “Are external participants allowed for classes/events?”

4. participation in digital teaching

Can I borrow equipment and instruments to participate in teaching digitally?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de // 0421 – 95 95 15 80

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments to pick up equipment at the central circulation desk and at the circulation desk for online teaching via »Getin«. If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Christian Meyer at the central circulation desk: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or by phone: 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

What equipment is available to students and teachers for digital teaching, among other things?

The following material lists can be found online on the HfK- Corona Downloads page. They should give you an overview where you can get which equipment and who you can contact for more detailed questions.

Material list Central lending store XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
For questions and rental requests, please contact Central Lending Desk, Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99

Material List Online Teaching Speicher XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests, please contact: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Equipment List Online Teaching Dechanatstraße:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 3. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests please contact Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80

How do I sign up for Microsoft Teams?

Log in to the HfK-Portal with your HfK email address. On the start page of the portal, you will find HfK Cloud Services on the right. Click on "Teams". Download the app (it’s free!) or log in via your browser. Again, you will need your HfK email address and password. You can also install the app on your cell phone or tablet.

Where can I adjust my personal settings?

You’ll find “settings” when you click on the avatar on the upper right corner. for example your microfon and cameras setup or there you can log out from your account.

Is there a team etiquette?

Yes.
→ Mute your microphone when you are not speaking
→ Test your microphone and camera before your first team conference
→ Raise your digital hand when you want to speak
→ Use the @mentions function to address people directly
→ Be aware of your surroundings, because others see them too. You can use backgrounds via the settings, or via shortcut Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + P // cmd + Shift + P
→ Never record conference without consent of everybody participating

How can I chat / call someone?

Enter the name of the person you want to contact in the upper search bar. This allows you to find any person with an HfK email address.

What are teams?

A team is generated for each class. In a team you can communicate with your teachers and co-students, share documents, make appointments and discuss topics. In each team you can create different channels. It is best to communicate with your teacher if you are not sure about the structure.

What can I do with the calendar function?

The calendar allows you to see which appointments you have been invited to, to schedule appointments and invite others, for example, to organize a study group. MS Teams is connected to your Outlook (calendar), so Teams appointments will show in both calendars and persons will receive invites to appointments automatically by mail.

If you want to join an event, access your calendar and click on "participate".

Your question is not there? Check the Quick Quide from MS Teams

On the HfK-Corona Downloads page you can find a Quick Guide that answers many small questions about using MS Teams.
You can find it here:
HfK-Corona-Downloads > 6. General Documents > Quick Guide MS Teams English

5. HfK rooms & grounds

Is access to HfK locations and events restricted?

No.
BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Are libraries open?

Yes. The libraries in Speicher XI and Dechanatstraße are open. Please note changed opening hours during the lecture-free period. It is not necessary to make an appointment.

Find the current opening hours of the library Dechanatstraße on our website
Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de // tb-musik@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1509

Find the current opening hours of the library Speicher XI here:
https://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/standorte/kunst/
Agnes Knütter: tb-kunst@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1209

I would like to borrow instruments or technical equipment, is that possible?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80
A general overview of the equipment at Dechanatstraße can be found here:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments for pick-up at the central lending desk and at technical department for online teaching via »Getin«.
A general overview of the equipment can be found here:
Central Lending Desk: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
Online Teaching Speicher XI: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Central Lending Desk, Mr. Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de oder Telefon 95 95 12 99
christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Can I pick up my things from the Speicher XI or from Dechanatsraße?

Yes.

I need to use a HfK printer, is it possible?

Yes.

Are cafeterias open?

In general yes, but during the lecture freeperiod they may be closed.

I would like to use a room outside the HfK, is that possible?

Yes.
Please check with your teacher or the Room Team prior to organizing rooms outside of HfK.

Do I have to attend classes in private rooms?

No.
Classes and events of the HfK may under no circumstances take place in private rooms. If you have any questions, please contact your dean's office or the President (rektor@hfk-bremen.de).

I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?

Yes.
Please note the access regulations (see FAQ- point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds").

Are non-HfK members allowed as participants of classes/events?

Yes.
Access restrictions may apply, please read FAQ - point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds" and “12 HfK Hygiene Concept”.

Is (external) audience allowed at the HfK?

Yes
Access restrictions may apply, please read FAQ - point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds" and “12 HfK Hygiene Concept”.

How many people may participate in an event (group size)?

There are no limits on group sizes. The hygiene concept must be observed. For large groups (concerts, exhibition openings, lectures, etc.), the largest possible rooms should be used. Please note the hygiene concept with mask, ventilation and distance (see under 1. "News" or 12. "HfK Hygiene Concept")!

6. access & use of space Speicher XI

Is access to Speicher XI restricted?

No.
BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Do all students have access to Speicher XI?

Yes.
All students and alumni/ae have access to Speicher XI and workshops.

In which period are rooms bookable?

Speicher XI is open 24 hours a day.

How many people may participate in an event (group size)?

There are no limits on group sizes. The hygiene concept must be observed. For large groups (concerts, exhibition openings, lectures, etc.), the largest possible rooms should be used. Please note the hygiene concept with mask, ventilation and distance (see under 1. "New & Current" or 12. "HfK Hygiene Concept")!

Can I use the Workshops?

Yes.

Please note that a particular hygiene may apply to the workshop.

Are external persons allowed to enter Speicher XI?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

May I invite a curator or gallery owner?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Additional security is no longer avalable.

Are events outdoor allowed?

Yes.

Which rooms are available for individual access via Getin or key cards?

The administration can make most rooms accessible for your uses with a locking permit. We are currently revising the procedure on how to apply for locking permitsand will inform you as soon as possible.

7. room booking with »Getin« Speicher XI

Cancelled

8. access & room booking Dechanatstraße

Is access to Dechanatstraße restricted?

No.
BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Booking rooms or practicing cells

You can book rooms at Dechanatstraße through the software Asimut. Detailed instructions on how to book rooms with Asimut have been sent out by the Room Team Music on March 29, 2022 by email for teachers and students.
For questions about rooms or similar, contact raum_musik@hfk-bremen.de. <

How many people may participate in an event (group sizes)?

There are no limits on group sizes.
The hygiene concept must be observed. For large groups (concerts, exhibition openings, lectures, etc.), the largest possible rooms should be used.

Please note the hygiene concept with mask (optional but highly recommended, ventilation and distance (see under 1. "New & Current" or 12. "HfK Hygiene Concept")!

Are non-HfK members persons allowed to enter HfK-Dechanatstraße?

Yes.
See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes.
See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Additional security is no longer avalable.

9. cancelled

cancelled

10. »Checkin«

Digital self-documentation with checkin will no longer be required as of April 4, 2022. Digital self-documentation with checkin will no longer be required as of April 4, 2022. Personal attendance at HfK (teaching) events must be documented through our form or through course lists in ARTIST.

11. International Students

Information for students fleeing due to the war in Ukraine.

We have summarized and linked all important information on our website

Will international students also get a vaccination?

Yes. Please contact coron@hfk-bremen.de for counselling or appointments.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

Dezernat 1 Student’s Office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and International Office International-Office@hfk-bremen.de (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/bsu/news

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow student at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through their network.

They offer:
→ Support for the translation of tasks in teaching
→ (Call for) tenders in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

Is there support for international students?

Yes.
The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at istc@hfk-bremen.de.

In addition, various contact persons are available to support you. Please see point 14 ”Help & Support” for all contacts.

Where can I find information about local laws regarding the coronavirus?

Please find the current Corona Ordinance and FAQ of the city of Bremen here (available in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Kurdish, Farsi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish): https://www.bremen.de/corona/corona-international

12. HfK hygiene concept

What is the HfK hygiene concept and why does it concern me?

The Corona Ordinance stipulates that all facilities must present a hygiene concept in order to minimize the risk of infection. With the HfK hygiene concept, general rules apply to all areas and events at the HfK.

If all HfK members reliably implement the hygiene concept - i.e. distance rules, wearing masks and ventilation - the risk for everyone is reduced and even if there is an infection case, only small parts of the university have to be closed. In addition, a solid hygiene concept helps in arguing for more flexibility with the state government for the next few months.

What does the HfK hygiene concept cover?

Show solidarity! If someone asks you to wear a mask (during talks/ meetings/ classes etc.), then please put your mask on. We cannot recognize only by the looks who belongs to a high-risk group, who has regular contact with persons from high-risk groups, or who is simply very afraid.

Report positive Corona tests to corona@hfk-bremen.de. To avoid chains of infection within the HfK in the future, positive test results or symptoms must be reported immediately to our Corona Officer Clara Weustink. In those cases, stay at home and do not enter HfK for the time being and discuss further actions with her.

Personal attendance at HfK (teaching) events must be documented through our form or through course lists in ARTIST.

Physical distances of 1.5m must be kept to other people.

Wash hands regularly and adhere to cough/sneeze etiquette.

There are no limits on group size. The hygiene concept must be observed. For large groups (concerts, exhibition openings, lectures, etc.), the largest possible rooms should be used.

Please note the hygiene concept with mask, ventilation and distance (see under 1. "New & Current" or 12. "HfK Hygiene Concept")!

External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Large meetings such as the Academic Senate and the Fachbereichsrat are to be held digitally only. Meetings at degree program level (e.g. StuKo) may take place in compliance with hygiene regulations. The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making decisions, so that in case of infection departments do not have to be closed completely.

Ventilate rooms well every 20 minutes or use the mobile air purifiers. It is best to set a cell phone alarm and borrow a CO2 meter from the reception desk if needed. For exceptions to this ventilation rule, see point 12 "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".

Disinfection of surfaces - you can borrow disinfectant at the reception.

Stay at home if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.

Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the HfK Bremen.

The preparation of food and beverages in the rooms of the HfK by teachers and students is not permitted.

Additional hygiene measures that may apply to individual areas will be posted in the affected areas.

What are the minimum distances?

→ The minimum distance is 1.5 m inside and outside the HfK.
→ The minimum distance may be undercut during courses and examinations indoors.
→ In the corridors, offices and outside, the distance of 1.5m must still be maintained.

May I enter the HfK without a mask?

Yes.
We strongly recommend that you continue to wear FFP 2 or surgical masks, as we are in close contact with many people at HfK.
Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks.

How to wear masks correctly?

Good fit: All masks must fit over your mouth, nose and cheeks and must fit tightly, especially around the edges of the mask so that as little air as possible passes past the mask.
Change regularly: A moist mask should be changed. When removing the mask, touch only the straps and then wash your hands thoroughly. Most masks are labeled as disposable products by the manufacturers. They should be changed regularly and disposed of after use.

Please ask our colleagues at the entrances, if you need a mask to switch.

Which basic rules apply when using a room?

Only rooms that can be sufficiently ventilated will be made available for use.
CO2 measuring devices can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.
Disinfectants and spacer bands will be available at the reception desk in each location.

How often do I need to ventilate?

Ventilate the room thoroughly when you enter it and every 20 minutes thereafter. This applies to every room (office, classroom, meeting rooms, etc.) and to all activities.

To make ventilation as easy as possible for you, it's best to set an alarm on your cell or to borrow a CO2 meter at the front desk.

Exceptions apply only to rooms with ventilation units, see item 12 → "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".

Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule

In the Dechanatstraße concert hall (Konzertsaal), it is sufficient to switch on the permanently installed ventilation system with pre- and post-running times – in there it is not necessary to ventilate with open windows.

In rooms with mobile air purifiers there is no need to ventilate with open windows. The devices switch on automatically. If necessary, you can switch on the power mode with the blue "Booster" button.

Mobile air purifiers are located at Speicher XI:
→ Großer Theorieraum # 4.15.070
→ Kleiner Theorieraum # 4.15.090
→ Magazin #1.10.080
→ Siebdruckwerkstatt #3.15.070
→ Konferenzraum # 4.10.060

Mobile air purifiers are located at Dechanatstraße:
→ Galerie # 0.05
→ Raum # 1.01
→ Raum # 2.17
→ Kammermusiksaal # 1.05

Please note:
→ The devices only filter dangerous aerosols from the air, you can still open the windows for fresh air.
→ In rooms with technical ventilation, the CO2 meters are only of limited use (the logic is: the higher the CO2 level in the air, the higher the load of aerosols in the air).
→ The air purifiers reduce the level of aerosols significantly but the risk of infection through droplets remains. This means that all of our hygiene rules are still very much in effect and remain crucially important.

What are CO2 meters?

These devices measure the CO2 content of air in real time and indicate the quality of the air with LED lights:
The worse the air inside a room, the higher the CO2 content in the air and the higher the aerosol/virus load.

The devices are especially recommended for events in groups, as they remind regular ventilation, especially during longer events.

The Co2 meters can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.

13. COVID 19: rights & duties

What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion?

→ Stay home and avoid all personal contact.
→ If you are infected, or if you have an urgent suspicion, report to your physician.
→ Outside office hours, you can reach the medical after-hours service by calling 116 117 or HERE.
→ In case of emergency, call the emergency number 112.
→ The hotline for citizens of Bremen can also help you regarding general questions: 115
→ Inform the HfK as early as possible by sending an e-mail to corona@hfk-bremen.de The notification to HfK should include the following information:
→ Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you? → With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

See also point 13 → ”Who do I have to inform when and about what?” about who to notify).

Why am I required to report my infection or travel activities?

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the health department must be informed about infections, urgent suspicions of infection or entries from foreign risk areas. As a member of the HfK you must also inform us: corona@hfk-bremen.de).

HfK is required to report confirmed infections of individuals who have been at HfK or HfK events.

Who do I have to inform when and about what?

If you are entering Germany from abroad, you might neeed to register here: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/

If you have been infected with the coronavirus, or if there is an urgent suspicion, please contact:
→ the Health Office of Bremen:infektionsschutz@ordnungsamt.bremen.de or office@gesundheitsamt.bremen.de
→ the HfK: d3corona@hfk-bremen.de (employees) oder corona@hfk-bremen.de (students)
The notification to HfK should include the following information: → Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you?
→ With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

Can I come to HfK with a Corona infection or cold?

No. If you are officially subject to an isolation measure, you are also neither allowed to enter the Hochschule für Künste Bremen nor participate in HfK events in presence during this time. As a precautionary measure, this also applies in the case of strong suspicion of an infection.
Also, if you are sick and have symptoms like a cold or flu, you should not come to HfK.

Does isolation automatically count as time off if I can't get to HfK?

No. The period of isolation for students will be considered as sick leave. Please inform your examination office if necessary: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

The salary of staff members who are unable to come to the HfK due to isolation measures, will remain unaffected, as I assume that tasks defined contractually, will still be carried out within the limits applied.

I had contact with an infected person, what to do?

If you have had close contact with an infected person, contact your family doctor immediately (see point → What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion? ") and arrange further steps.
You may also be contacted by the health department and quarantined.

In both cases, please inform the HfK by email to corona@hfk-bremen.de.

As long as the suspicion is not clarified or as long as the quarantine is in effect, you are not allowed to enter HfK premises, or to attend HfK events in person.

Will I be informed if a person at HfK is infected and I have had contact with them?

Yes. As soon as the HfK-Corona-Beauftragte learns about an infection risk in your close environment, she will inform you.

Therefore, it is very important that infections or an urgent suspicion are reported quickly to corona@hfk-bremen.de and that all HfK members document themselves correctly.

What happens, if I get a positive test result?

In case of a positive test result, please go immediately to a test center to have a PCR test done, or phone your physician. Not all rapid test centers also offer a PCR test. The PCR test is free of charge for you as long as you can show your positive rapid test result and your ID card. Between the PCR test and the test result you have to quarantine.

I got a COVID infection at work – is this considered an occupational accident?

In the case of a proven COVID infection that occurred at the university, it is possible to report this as an occupational accident.

14. Help & Support

Where can I get my vaccination?

We will continue our vaccination initiatives for members of HfK. We will inform you about our latest initiatives by mail to your HfK mailbox and under Nr. 1 "NEWS".

All persons can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. You can visit the Vaccination Center Am Brill without prior appointment. Opening hours and all information on the vaccination campaign in Bremen can be found here (German only): https://www.gesundheit.bremen.de/corona/impfen-38848

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here: https://covid.nds-fluerat.org/ For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink). She arranges individual appointments for all HfK members with a doctor in the Walle district as needed.

Who helps with psychological or social problems?

Studying can be a great psychological strain during this time and we would like to encourage all students to seek help if the strain becomes too great. Talking to friends, teachers or experts, for example the psychological counseling service of the Studierendenwerk or the social counseling service of the Studierendenwerk can help.

The AStA of the HfK is also there to help you. Contact the Social Affairs & Discrimination Department (asta-soziales-antidis@hfk-bremen.de). Details about the department can be found on the AStA website AStA website > Social Affairs & Discrimination.

Who can I turn to in case of domestic violence?

The AStA of the University of Bremen has compiled an extensive help phone list. This currently includes:
→ Help hotline "Violence against women": 08000 116 016 (free of charge)
→ Help hotline "Pregnant women in distress": 0800 40 40 020 (free of charge)
→ Children's and young people's telephone "NummerGegenKummer": 116 111 (free of charge)
→ Parents' telephone: 0800 111 0 550 (for parents in stressful situations, free of charge)
→ Sexual Abuse Help Line: 0800 22 55 530

The AStA of the HfK also keeps you up to date on the topic of funding and consulting: asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

How to find a family doctor?

In Germany, you are free to choose any family doctor of your choice. If you display symptoms or need medical advice contact your doctor initially only via telephone, in order to clarify the further steps.
You can google “Hausarzt” or “Hausärztin” to find a family doctor in your area.
All students must be insured by an health insurance and this insurance will cover the costs of basic treatments and counselling.
In acute medical emergency, you should immediately dial 112, the emergency telephone number.

Who helps with general questions about the study and semester?

Leave of Absence & General Studies:
→ Department 1 - Student and Academic Affairs: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

General studies in the Department of Art and Design:
→ Dean of Studies Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch: a.rauschenbusch@hfk-bremen.de

General Studies in the Department of Music
→ Dean of Studies: Studiendekanat-Musik@hfk-bremen.de

Financial problems? The HfK Social Fund!

The HfK- Social Fund helps students who are in financial need. You can apply if
→ you are enrolled at the HfK and
→ you suffer under financial duress due to the pandemic

Contact us early if you are in financial need! Your application will be treated confidentially.
→ International students: international-office@hfk-bremen.de
→ German students: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

Looking for student side jobs? Sidejobs!

If you are looking for a side job, the website “Sidejobs” contains tips and offers for student jobs at the HfK as well as for positions outside of the University (at cultural institutions and other places): https://sidejobs.hfk-bremen.de/

Please do not hesitate to direct questions and offers to: sidejobs@hfk-bremen.de

Studiyng abroad (Incoming/Outgoing)? International Office!

The International Office supports and advises international students in all aspects of their stay in Germany (financing, accommodation, visas, etc.) as well as HfK members who want to study abroad.
→ Contact: International-Office@hfk-bremen.de
→ Link: HfK < International
→ Financial tips: HfK < International < funding opportunities
→ The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at: istc@hfk-bremen.de

Who will help me with scholarships and residencies?

Together with the Department of Research Development and Research Funding, students will advise you in English or German via Skype on the topics of scholarships and residencies.
→ Which foundations offer what kind of scholarships? What are the criteria? How and when do I apply?
→ How do I write a convincing application and what points does a resume include?
→ What are the calls for residencies and how do I apply?
→ For questions regarding the extension of your scholarship (e.g. DAAD scholarship)

Please contact Stipa: stipa@hfk-bremen.de

The team from Elternkompass also provides support and advice in the search for scholarships. The free and independent advisory service can be reached at 030 278306-777. In addition, the information portal www.elternkompass.info/english offers comprehensive orientation in the scholarship jungle with information specifically on scholarships for German and international students as well as students with a refugee background.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

The staff in Department 1 for Student and Academic Affairs (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and in the International Office (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen.

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow students at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through a student network.

They offer:
→ Support in the translation of tasks in teaching
→ For tenders and tender texts in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

What is the loan fund of the Studierendenwerk Bremen?

The Studierendenwerk Bremen offers temporary assistance in the form of interest-free loans to students. The amount of the loan is determined by the extent of the financial emergency, but may not exceed a sum of € 550.00 per month. The loan is granted for a maximum period of 3 months. You can find more information and application documents here(german):
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/studienfinanzierung/darlehensfonds

Where else can I find out about support services at HfK?

The AStA also keeps you up to date on the subject of funding and advice:
https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

What does the cultural sponsorship of the Studierendenwerk Bremen do?

Due to the discontinuation of numerous events and projects that make up student life in Bremen and Bremerhaven, the Studierendenwerk Bremen's culture department has financial resources at its disposal.

The Studierendenwerk Bremen would like to support creative ideas that can be implemented despite the coronavirus pandemic. The application form for the funding of student cultural projects can be found here: www.stw-bremen.de/en/culture

Does the Federal Employment Agency also offer financial assistance?

The Federal Employment Agency Basic introduced an income support program for self-employed persons, freelancers and other affected persons. Please find current information on the website or call the hotline (0800 4 5555 23).

What is the next step with BAföG?

The subject of grants and support received under the federal law concerning the promotion of education and training (BAföG) is complex. We recommend that you contact the BAföG office early on if you have any questions or if your situation changes:
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/bafoeg/aktuelles

The Studierendenwerk has set up an extensive FAQ page.

Solo self-employed? Cultural worker? State aid-programs!

There are various assistance programs for self-employed and workers from the artistic/cultural field at an state level and at a federal level.

You can find information on the following website:
Senator for Culture Bremen < Corona Hinweise für Kulturakteure (german)