Institute of Sociology

Current info regarding the summer semester

Message from President Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler 26th May 2021:

Dear students,
 Dear colleagues,
 With continuously decreasing infection rates, the district of Tübingen has
 had a stable 7-day incidence of less than 100 for more than a week. This
 means that the government’s Coronavirus “emergency brake” no longer applies
 here. This means that the University’s primary guidelines now are those
 issued by the Baden-Württemberg state government. The current Coronavirus
 rules allow for further, cautious steps towards re-opening.
 On-campus classes
 For studies and teaching, the principle continues to apply that classes
 should be held online whenever possible. Exceptions have long been made for
 classes with a high practical component (such as laboratory practicals/
 dissection courses). Classes for students in the first three semesters can
 be held on campus again from May 31 (after the Whitsun break). Applications
 were made for this category of courses prior to the start of summer semester
 2021 and were approved via the Faculty Deans’ Offices; re-application is not
 necessary. I ask teachers who wish to make use of this option to inform
 their students accordingly.

Corona FAQ

Submission of theses

For the meantime, bachelor and master theses will not be handed in at the examination office but will be sent to Mr Löser by e-mail. The printed versions can be submitted later or sent by post and will be stamped with the date of receipt of the e-mail.

Online teaching

Here you can find some useful tools and tutorials.

Here you can find some useful advice from the university's IT-Support (ZDV).

Recognition of internships

Recognition of internships interrupted by Corona at the same employer is possible. Likewise, internships at different employers can also be recognised due to Corona-related interruptions. In such cases, please contact the internship coordinator.

Re-enrolling for examinations

Since in the current situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus, more and more examinations are being postponed until the next semester, here is an important note: in order to take examinations in BA and MA courses, enrolment for the respective semester is obligatory. You can de-register at any time, not only at the end of the semester. You can find all important information here. The following currently applies to the reimbursement of fees:

  •  Administration fee (70€) and VS fee (3.50€) for de-registration up to one month after the start of lectures (currently 20.05.2020) 
  • StuWe contribution and Naldo solidarity contribution (84.80€) until two weeks after the start of the semester (fixed 14.04.2020)


The sociology student body has collected a few links on this topic.

Please note that the answers to the questions listed are not to be understood as binding legal advice, but rather as initial assistance and preparation for a counselling interview.