Frequently Asked Questions on Studying and on Aptitude Tests during the Pandemic

 

 

Here you'll find a summary of the most frequently asked questions and their respective answers on studying at the School of Music and taking aptitude tests during the pandemic. For further information, please refer to the university's overview page. The RKI also provides general information on the state of the pandemic.

FAQ on studying

Yes, but only after you registered yourself. Every student has received an e-mail and has been added to Microsoft Teams. There you can book a slot to practice in the room booking file ([current week] - Üb- und Unterrichtsbelegung.xlsx). Please follow the booking rules found there! Additionally, please follow the general hygiene rules during the pandemic.

The School of Music is currently in emergency operation mode. This means that you can only be in the building for practicing your instrument during your booked slot, for an exam or for classes that are still held in person. It is not allowed to stay in the building before or after your practice, exam or class.

Yes. At the moment, you may only enter the building with a surgical mask, a FFP mask or a KN95 mask. The staff is authorized to ask you to wear a mask and should you refuse to do so, they are authorized to expel you from the building.

You can reach the student advising office via telephone or e-mail. Exceptions can be made for in person appointments but they must be set with the student advising office beforehand.

The library is reopended. Opening times are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, you can order books to loan out.

For further information, including return deadlines and the expanded offer of online resources, please refer to the university library's page.

All preparatory classes are held as online classes that start either in April or in October.

Exam concerts can take place with an audience (in consideration of the currently applicable corona rules).

You can register your exam concert via JOGU-StINe or the registration form on our website. For further questions or appointment requests, please contact the student advising office. Moreover, we urgently ask you to regularly check your student e-mail account (@students.uni-mainz.de) for official updates and news on the current dealings with the pandemic.

 

FAQ on aptitude tests

To ensure a safe aptitude test for you and the staff we shifted some exam forms to digital formats but in person exams can still occur. Once the exact schedules have been set, you can check back in our download center with the password that you have been sent.

Should you be invited to an in person exam there are several things to keep in mind:

  • If you arrive via public transport, follow the respective security and hygiene guidelines of the transportation companies.
  • Please be aware of the general security and hygiene guidelines of the the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

At the moment you cannot enter the university's campus by car. However, there are some parking lots bordering the campus that are only a short walk away - for example in Dahlheimer Weg or at Bruchwegstadion. Should you be affected by impaired mobility, please contact the student advising office to receive an exception permit to enter the campus by car.

  • Maintain a distance of at least 1,5m or 5 feet for anyone at all times.
  • Anywhere in the building you have to wear either a surgical mask, an FFP mask or a KN95 mask.
  • When entering the building you have to disinfect your hands or thoroughly wash them with hand soap. While you are in the building, please repeat this regularly, especially when using the instruments at the School of Music.
  • Should you arrive from abroad, please follow Germany's quarantining rules.

The respective departments will send you information on this via e-mail. All exam formats have low technical requirements on your side.

Should you encounter any technical issues that prevent you from participating in an exam or from meeting exam deadlines, document the issue with a screenshot and immediately contact the student advising office. Should your internet connection be completely down, please contact us via telephone: +49 6131 39-28007 or +49 6131 39-28006.

If you do not immediately report technical issues to us, we are unable to consider these afterwards if you did not get your desired outcome to the exam.

Before the exam, we advise you to make sure that you are technically prepared: Check if you camera and your microphone work, check your printer and your scanning software, check if the respective conference software works on your device and make sure that you know how to use it.

No, online exams may not be recorded. This applies to both you and the examination commission. Application videos of you that you sent to the School of Music will be deleted 4 weeks after you get your aptitude test results at the latest. This deadline is extended if you enter an objection to the decision of the examination commission.

Should you experience any symptoms like coughing, loss of sense of smell, a sore throat, shortness of breath or a fever, please do not come to the School of Music and please do not participate in any exams. If that is the case for you, please contact the student advising office immediately. This will not have any negative consequences for you.