Due to the coronavirus pandemic, teaching at the Brand University will mainly take place online in the summer semester 2020. Exceptions will be made for examinations and practical seminars so that these can take place on campus under hygienic conditions.

President Prof. Dr. h.c. Shan Fan: “As an international university with students from all over the world, we have a responsibility to bear and health has the highest priority! We must all contribute to slowing down the spread of the virus. In order that this does not become a disadvantage for our students, we are currently using an online based solution for knowledge transfer. However, this mode is temporary. Our goal is to revive presence teaching as soon as possible. We look forward to the day when the doors of the BU will be completely open to our students again”.

On this page we will keep you informed about the measures taken at the Brand University of Applied Sciences to protect the health of all students, lecturers and university staff.

In the summer semester 2020, teaching will mainly take place online, however, this is a temporary health protection measure. Exceptions for examinations and practical seminars will be made under consideration of hygiene protection measures.

From May 19th the library is open every Tuesday and Wednesday for lending and returning books. Prior registration by e-mail is required.

The university administration as well as the professors will continue to be available for you by phone and e-mail.

Student Service:
Tel.: +49 40 38089356-10

If you have specific questions about your courses, deadlines and examination dates, please contact the course directors or the examination office directly.

Brand Management:
Brand Design:
Brand Innovation:
Examination Office:

Since the start of the semester on April 6th, the courses temporarily take place online and follow the regular schedule. The contents are taught in instructional videos and live sessions.

Ideally, students will need a laptop with a camera for online-based teaching. However, a tablet or smartphone is generally sufficient for communication.

Second-try exams are written on site on campus under consideration of hygiene protection measures. The dates can be found in the e-campus “Moodle”.

Colloquia and presentations will be held online. You will be informed about the procedure and dates in  “Moodle”.

As the use of the library is limited, the Brand University provides the necessary literature online.


A cancellation of classes or the transfer to online courses does not change your entitlement to the BaföG financial aid. This is regulated by a decree issued by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on Friday, March 13th.

More information on the website of the Ministry of Education and Research.


Hamburg Corona Emergency Loan for Students

The Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equality has set up a support fund to provide financial assistance to students who, for example, have lost their part-time job due to the economic situation. This fund is aimed at German and international students from public and private universities in Hamburg.

Further information on how to apply can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg.


Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing an interim financial aid to students throughout Germany who can prove that they are in a financial emergency due to the pandemic.
It can be applied for by national and international students who are enrolled at state or state-recognized universities in Germany.
The grant of between EUR 100 and EUR 500 does not have to be reimbursed.
From 16 June 2020, applications may be submitted separately for June, July and August 2020.

More information: Interim financial aid for students

We will continue to advise you in choosing the right course of study and support you in the application process as usual. As we are currently only able to receive you on site to a limited extent, both the consultation and the application interviews are mainly conducted online.

In the interest of health protection, our study advisors are available for you by phone, e-mail, WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams or Skype.

Prospective students who are staying in Hamburg and would like to visit the Brand University campus can be welcomed personally after making an appointment with us, ensuring that hygiene precautions are respected.

In case your application documents are not complete due to the current situation, it is possible to hand in later the missing documents.

Sonja Sahlmüller
National Advisory Service
Fon +49 40 38089356-14
WhatsApp +49 160 – 5566783
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays)

Anna Prokhorenko
International Advisory Service
Fon +49 40 38089356-23
WhatsApp +49 160 – 5566783
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays)
Skype anna_brand_academy

According to the Federal Foreign Office, “Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on March 17, 2020. All corresponding entries by plane or ship will be affected. Entry will be possible for German citizens.”

If you are currently abroad and are affected by travel restrictions, there is no problem for participating in online lessons.

You will also find a continuously updated assessment of the situation on the website of the Robert-Koch-Institute.

For presence events, such as examinations or practical seminars, as well as visits to the library, increased precautionary measures for health protection apply.

Only come back to the campus if you are free of symptoms. These include flu-like symptoms such as dry cough, fever, rhinitis, fatigue, breathing problems, neck pain, headaches, nausea, diarrhea and chills.

Students, lecturers and staff returning from holidays in risk areas are only allowed to return to the university after a two-week quarantine.

Further information on worldwide risk areas is continuously updated on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.