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Coronavirus caution and care

Health safety at ESMT Berlin

July 21, 2020

The German government now allows international students from all countries to enter Germany to study. Depending on their country of origin, additional regulations may apply and will be updated regularly. Students at ESMT Berlin can join classes online until they receive their visa.

ESMT is carefully monitoring current developments, safety advice, and alerts regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be able to respond swiftly if the need arises. We are following the recommendations and instructions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Robert Koch Institut (RKI) in Germany. We are regularly checking updates from both institutions to inform our community if the situation within Germany or Berlin changes. The RKI continues to assess the risk to the health of the population in Germany as high.

The emergency number in Berlin to call in case of suspected Corona infection is +49 30 9028 28 28. This service is available only in German, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the current entry regulations, please visit the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community page here.

Health and safety

We are thoroughly monitoring all relevant regulations from the German state and recommendations from health organizations such as the Robert Koch Institute and the World Health Organization, to ensure a safe return to campus for students, participants, staff, and guests. We have created a hygiene guideline concept, made a number of changes to our facilities, and trained our staff. 

Student visas

As of July 2, international students can apply to enter Germany to study. We are accepting applications for our MIM and Part-time MBA programs which start in September, Executive MBA which starts in October, and our MBA programs starting in January. 

More information

Master’s in Management (MIM) Essentials Program

For students unable to make it for the start of the MIM program on September 15, 2020, ESMT Berlin has launched the online Master’s in Management (MIM) Essentials Program together with the top international business schools Imperial College Business School and IE Business School. The online program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to learn essential management skills and earn a certificate from all three schools. For international students who are delayed coming to Berlin, the Essentials Programs allows them to start online, receive academic credits, and join the class on campus for face-to-face teaching at a later date.


Information and application to MIM Essentials Program

Health safety guidelines

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1. Inform your contact person before arriving at the ESMT campus if you or anyone in your household have Covid-19 symptoms or if you have had contact with somebody suffering from Covid-19. Stay at home if you are sick.


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2. Visitors are required to sign in at our reception. 

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3. Avoid shaking hands.


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4. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently throughout the day. Please use the hand disinfectant dispensers installed in sanitary and event rooms.


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5. Always keep a minimum of 1.5 m distance from other people.


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6. Wear a mouth and nose protection (mask) in all public areas of ESMT campus, i.e., when not in a classroom, study room, or the garden and in classrooms and study rooms when not able to keep a minimum of 1.5 m distance.


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7. Follow the indicated routes in and out of the seminar room and in stairwells.

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Social distancing layout in the restaurant
Changes to our campus

Remember to follow the health safety guidelines

Changes to our campus

Keep a 1.5m distance at all times

Changes to our campus

Remember to follow the arrows

Changes to our campus

Seating arrangements in seminar and lecture rooms should retain a 1.5m distance

Changes to our campus

Maintain a 1.5m distance at the ESMT Restaurant