Information on the coronavirus provided by the MCM


We make every effort to keep our information up to date - the latest information can always be found on the pages of the Examination Office, Deanery Office and Rectorate first.

Dear students,

The MCM aims to provide guidance for you by answering the most important questions that have come up as a result of the Corona virus and its effects on your studies at the MCM.

Please note that, although we do our very best to provide accurate and up-to-date information, only the statements of the following institutions are legally binding and obligatory:

Please also note that the situation is highly dynamic and can change at short notice.

FAQ of the MCM

  • Dates of seminars, lectures, tutorials offered by the MCM

    Where can I find the updated timings for courses and seminars for the upcoming summer semester?

    The exact dates for each course can be found in the course catalogue LSF or on the MCM homepage ( All information that are more course specific are updated on Learnweb.

    The first term of the summer semester is dated April 20, 2020 to May 29, 2020. The second term will take place from June 8, 2020 to July 17, 2020. 

    Please note: ALL early examinations which will require physical presence will now take place in the week after Pentecoast (from June 2-5 2020);  the Examination Office will ensure that all hygiene requirements required because of the coronavirus will be addressed. All attendance exams that were previously scheduled BEFORE this date will also be moved to this time frame. All specific dates and places will be published soon.

    Additionally, the framework for conducting online exams is currently work in progress. We expect the Examination Office to publish regulations shortly.

    How will the courses start from 20 April?

    Teaching and examinations will start solely via digital platforms from 20 April. For now, this regulation applies until Pentecoast. However, we expect that the full semester will take place in the digital realm.

    The majority of MCM courses will be held using the Zoom software. Detailed instructions for use and application in the courses will be shared with the respective course supervisors on Learnweb. General information about the software Zoom can additionally be found via WWU IT.

    All exams will also take place (see above). The exact modalities are currently being revised and updated and will soon be published. If you have detailed questions at short notice, please contact the Examination Office or your course supervisor. Please apologize any inconvenience this might cause for you.

    The situation is constantly under revision by the Rectorate and the Dean of the School. As soon as updated information will be available, we will of course inform you immediately. As said above, we expect this to become a fully digital semester

  • Pick up of documents (certificates etc.)

    I need an important certificate/document. How can I get this?

    The MCM building is still accessible only to university employees (including student assistants); the entrance door is locked ( If you have a specific enquiry regarding your studies, please contact the person in charge or the secretary of the respective chair/institute by telephone or e-mail. In several situations, it is now sufficient for students to send required documents electronically only and submit paper versions at a later point. Please check with the Examination office whether this applies to your particular case.

  • Exam registration

    Where can I find the updated exam dates and registration periods? Will exams take place in the week after Pentecost as planned?

    Please check the homepage of the Examinatin Office regularly - the adjusted dates as well as exam and registration periods for the semester will be announced there. Please note that the current situation may make (even short-term) changes of dates possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you!

    As of today, the School of Business and Economics will still use the week between the first and second terms (June 2-5) as exam period.  In particular, it is planned that makeup exams will take place regularly. Dates will be announced in due course; the Examination Office is currently updating the room bookings.

  • Inspections

    The scheduled date for my exam inspection is no longer online. Where can I find the new dates?

    All inspections planned before April 20, 2020 will be rescheduled according to the order of the Rectorate. Please note that objection deadlines will also be postponed so that this won’t have any negative impact for you. As soon as new dates have been determined, we will publish them on the MCM website immediately. Please see also the page of the Examinatin Office for more information.

  • Theses

    I am expected to pick up the topic of my project/ seminar/bachelor or master thesis within the next weeks. What do I have to consider?

    In order to further minimize direct personal contact in the upcoming weeks, we have implemented the following procedure:

    • The registration form (“Leitkarte”) with your topic and the name of your supervisor will be sent to you by the respective chair/institute (secretary's office or supervisor) as a PDF document via e-mail on the day of pick up.
    • You must sign the card and return it to the sender within 24 hours via e-mail (please send us a scan or a photo).
    • The original registration form has to be submitted once the situation allows this again, i.e. when the MCM building are accessible for students again and copy shops are also open again.
    • Important: All pick-ups between 16.03.2020 and 19.04.2020 will be treated as if they are picked up on 20.04.2020 to avoid disadvantages. All students who are affected have been informed via e-mail. (If you have received no notification, please contact us via email or phone.)
    • As of today, all thesis with pick-up date from 20.4.2020 onwards will have regular submission deadlines.

    I am currently writing a project/ seminar/bachelor or master thesis. Is my supervision ensured, and how?

    Your supervision is ensured. During the next weeks, supervision will be provided by telephone or Skype or e-mail. Please discuss specific appointments with your supervisor via e-mail.

    For my thesis I need books from the library, which is now closed. What can I do?

    Please contact the ULB directly:

    Is there a possibility to extend my writing period as a result of the current situation?

    • The writing period is suspended from March 16, 2020 to until April 19, 2020. This means that the new submission deadline will be postponed by five weeks. All affected students have been contacted.
    • As of today, all thesis with pick-up date from 20.4.2020 onwards will have regular submission deadlines.
    • Supervision will be ensured for the next weeks.

    I will hand in my project/seminar/bachelor or master thesis within the next weeks. What do I have to do?

    • Students must submit their work in printed format again. The date stamp on the envelope is the valid date of submission.
    • Personal submission: Students can also use the WWU mailbox (address: Am Schlossplatz 2, 48143 Münster) in case the (small) MCM mailbox (address: Am Stadtgraben 13-15, 48143 Münster) is full. To make it easier for the university´s staff to distribute your thesis internally, please label it with the MCM address in both cases.
    • Postal submission: please use the MCM address (same as before).
    • A personal submission cannot be accepted.   
    • A submission via email only is no longer allowed. Please consult with your supervisor whether an additional submission by email is required.
  • Course planning

    Do I have to cancel my planned internship because the lecture period is postponed?

    As for today, we assume that the lectures of the summer semester will end on July 17, 2020, as originally schedule. However, this decision lies within the responsibility of the university’s Rectorate, which will inform you (and us) in case of any further changes.

    It might be a good idea to consult with the company whether your internship is still scheduled. Please understand that companies also may not be able to make any statements at this point in time.

    What happens to my course planning if events are rescheduled and I cannot attend them?

    The entire university is working to create as few postponements and cancellations as possible. In case that there would be changes which affect your ability to attend a course, the contact person for the Master's coordination,  Ms. Janina Wiebringhaus, will help you with further planning.

    When will I get all the information I need to plan the upcoming semester?

    We aim to provide you access to key information that you need to plan and experience the summer semester. We are continuously working on providing you with the best information possible. Since this situation is also completely unprecedented for us, we ask for your understanding that we will somehow handle the summer semester together with you. Your (constructive) input and feedback is highly appreciated!

    Please be so kind to avoid asking questions about the winter semester 2020/21 right now. At this point, we assume that everything will start as currently planned, but this of course depends on a large number of factors which are beyond our control.

    Who can I contact if I have any questions?

    If you have any questions regarding the course and event planning of the MCM, please contact the contact person of the Master Coordination, Ms. Janina Wiebringhaus.