Corona Virus

18. März 2020

Important information for students and staff (Status: 10.09.20)

Dear students, employees and partners,

the challenging but also very instructive summer semester 2020 is now almost behind us. Autumn begins and with it the winter semester 2020/2021.

For us, health is still our top priority. That is why we will continue to guarantee safety distances in our seminar rooms in the World Trade Center. Wearing the the face mask in the building is mandatory, especially in elevators and corridors and for all your activities where the safety distance of 1.50m cannot be maintained. Disinfectant is available in the access areas on each floor. Sufficient ventilation is provided in the seminar rooms.

Based on the Corona Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony dated July 14, 2020 (, especially the safety distance, not all courses can take place in DIU. A lot of program content can be reproduced well digitally. Since the beginning of the Corona Pandemic the lecturers, students and employees of DIU have been able to gain a lot of experience with digital tools. With Adobe Connect and MS-Teams, we offer two platforms that function stably and enable teaching and learning in virtual space. The respective course managers als well as the study organization will be happy to support you. 

In this context, our digitization officer, Ms. Uhlemann, is available at to answer all your questions and provide information on digital teaching and learning.

All courses will take place as planned and as much as possible on site. Teaching will be guaranteed as fully as possible. Should there be any changes, you will receive appropriate information on DIU website or via email.

Prospective students and applicants can apply for their desired course of study on a regular basis. The colleagues of the study programs will be happy to advise you.

Best regards

Prof. Dr. Richard H. W. Funk (President ) and Prof. Dr. Joachim Niemeier (Managing Director)


Important information for students and staff (Status: 31.03.20)

Dear students, employees and partners,

the Corona virus has Germany firmly in its grip. Our most important concern in these times is to maintain the teaching activities of Dresden International University for our students as far as possible.

In the last two weeks, many courses have therefore been moved to digital environments. Even exams can partly be taken online. This ensures a normal continuation of teaching in almost all courses of study.

The attendance courses will continue to be suspended until 04.05.20.

Prospective students and applicants can continue to apply for their desired course of study. The colleagues of the study programs will be happy to advise you via telephone or email.

Some of the planned study starts for spring 2020 have unfortunately to be postponed to a start in autumn or spring 2021. You will find corresponding information on the pages of the respective degree programs.

Stay healthy

Important information for students and staff (Status: 18.03.20)

Dear students, employees and partners,

Due to the current situation, Dresden International University is ceasing all face-to-face courses until 27.04.20. We are working on offering digital teaching and learning formats in selected areas at short notice. The responsible course manager will inform you regularly about this.

Personal consultation hours are not offered for the time being. All DIU employees will now work from their home office to contain the spread of the virus through work routes and contact with colleagues. All requests by phone or email will be processed as before without any restrictions.  All employees can be reached as usual.

We would like to ask all potential students and applicants to regularly inform themselves about the study possibilities and to get advice - preferably by email or telephone.

With these measures, the management of DIU wants to prevent a further spread of the corona pandemic. We therefore ask for your understanding!