Due to the increased risk of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection, we would like to inform you of the following

In-person classes stay suspended, and all Summer semester 2021 courses will take place online starting 1 April 2021. Exact semester dates can be found in our Schedule overview.

Due to the recent increase in Coronavirus cases, it will now be required to wear a mouth and nose covering in office and administrative buildings in Berlin, including at IPU. The mask must be worn in such a way that the mouth and nose are completely covered preventing the emission of aerosols and droplets. In addition, the type of material used must be able to prevent the spread of droplets and aerosols.

The new regulations have been in place since October 3, 2020 (more information). For your wellbeing and that of all IPU members, we appreciate your understanding and your adherence to these protective measures.

IPU Berlin Hygiene Policy

IPU is orienting itself according to the recommendations and ordinances from the Berlin Health Department and Berlin Chancellery (further information).

Find current information about the IPU Libraryhere.

The Outpatient Service is available for therapeutic care on an individual basis, especially for crisis interventions. For the most part, therapy will take place over video conference or telephone.

At this time, no in-person office hours are being provided. The Student Office's availability has been reduced to limited communication by telephone. If your situation is urgent, please request a telephone appointment by sending us an email

Effects on Study Costs

The current Coronavirus crisis is affecting study programs in ways that we as the university executive board are as of yet unable to fully assess, and over which we have only limited influence. It is possible that these interruptions will cause some of you to exceed the expected duration of your study programs. Normally this would result in financial consequences in the form of extended study fees.

The University Executive Board has therefore decided to collect tuition for the Summer 2020 semester in accordance with established contracts. In the event of necessary extended study, the first six months will be permitted at the university's expense or without the requirement of mandatory extension fees. This applies to all students who are enrolled for the whole Summer 2020 semester at IPU.

Despite all adversity, we are making our best efforts to continue providing you with a high quality education within the context of the present limitations.