HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

FAQ Relating to the Corona Virus

The HECTOR School as Technology Business School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aware of the current situation and prepared to react appropriate.

As an international University with working participants we all must be aware of our behavior (hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette) and the regions we visit (areas with COVID-19 case or highly affected areas).

Here you can find most frequently asked questions relating to the Corona Virus External Link.

Applying in times of COVID-19

The application process will be proceeded as usual with some hygiene requirements: personal interviews will take place online for the moment. If it is a challenge for you, e.g. getting a signed letter of recommendation, taking a TOEFL test or there are time delays in your visa application process – please get in contact with us and we will find a solution: admissions∂hectorschool.com.

Studying and Adjustments in times of COVID-19

The Master´s program will start
The Master´s programs will start as scheduled on October 5th, 2020

Based on our observations of the current situation, we find the best course of action to be that the next intake will start regularly in October 2020 with on-campus lectures in Karlsruhe. Depending on the development of the situation federal health and safety regulations, this may be subject to change.
We are currently working on various teaching options and we can assure you, that we are well prepared for every scenario. The Master Programs will start as scheduled, planned either as face-to-face or virtual – or with a blended model. Many lectures have been adapted to online formats, and we have received positive feedback from the professors and participants. Our goal is to organize on-campus lectures, and the HECTOR School wishes to welcome YOU personally in October.

We ask our admitted international participants to stay in close contact with us regarding the status and potential delays so that we can assist you in finding the best possible solution.
In any case, we will keep you updated and you can be sure to receive the excellent teaching you can expect from HECTOR School and the KIT.

COVID-19 Information About Financial Help for Participants

Students that have been hit financially by the current COVID-19 crisis may also apply to an interest-free loan (“Studienkredit”) by the KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau). The loan of up to 650€ per month is available for national and international students, the duration of support is determined individually.

Important for International Participants

The application for the financial help for international students is only possible within the period May 16th, 2020 – February 15th, 2021! The funding period begins at the earliest on July 1st, 2020 and at the latest on March 1st, 2021. If funding has not started in March 2021 at the latest, no further funding is possible. For this purpose the application must be received in full by KfW on February 15th, 2021 at the latest.

Further information can be found in German External Link and partly in English External Link.

The toll-free service number (0800-539-9003, Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm) will help you if necessary in English. First there is a tape announcement, after which you have to enter "eins" (one) by pressing the telephone-button “1” or by language, after that you will be connected to an employee.

Contact for Prospective Participants

With concrete questions regarding the HECTOR School that are not answered here, please contact Ms. Jelena Muench: admissions∂hectorschool.com.

Contact if you are Already Studying

With concrete questions regarding the HECTOR School that are not answered here, please contact Mr. Stefan Franck: stefan.franck∂kit.edu.