Information about corona
The University of Augsburg administration is monitoring developments associated with the coronavirus closely. To assess the situation, it is in consultation with the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt) and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and Art in order to take the necessary measures together. For this purpose we have set up a task force led by Vice President Professor Peter Welzel. The university is prepared to respond quickly to new developments and thus to meet its duty of care towards all employees and students.
Attention: Our German site is more up-to-date.
Stand: October 30 th, 18:00
Teaching and studies
Thanks to the efforts and the cooperation of our students and our staff, the summer semester with digital teaching could be handled very well. The university management has set the cornerstones for the course of studies for the coming winter semester 20/21.
The most important facts:
- During the lecture-free period, the following still applies: The buildings are closed to the public, with the exception of the library and the Old Cafeteria. Access to examination rooms is possible.
- At the start of the winter semester on November 2, 2020 with more face-to-face teaching, a mouth and nose protector must be worn in the buildings of the university with public access. This applies until the student reaches his/her workstation/seat.
- The winter semester will be hybrid: As much digital teaching as possible - as much face-to-face teaching as required by the subject and which can be implemented with the available resources, taking into account the requirements for infection protection. Due to the distance rules, the room capacity is very limited. Which courses are digital and which are in attendance is regulated by the faculties for the individual study programs. Corresponding information will soon be available in the Digicampus.
It is now possible to enrol and, after re-registration, to change your subject or course of study to study programmes without restricted admissions. Due to the current situation, this will not take place in person as usual, but by mail. For more information on how to correctly enrol for your degree programme, please refer to the information provided on the website.
- Enrolment for the wintersemester 2020/21 will take place via mail. Applicants send their documents to the following address: Universität Augsburg, Studentenkanzlei, Universitätsstraße 2, 86159 Augsburg
- On-site appointments, which are absolutely necessary due to the special nature of the case, are only possible by prior arrangement.
- Please check that the documents required for registration are complete. Registration can only be carried out if all the necessary documents have been submitted (see the respective checklist).
- Please submit your certificates in authenticated form. If the current situation makes the authorisation process impossible, we accpet copies for the einter semester 2020/21. Please note this on your documents. The authenticated copies must be submitted at a later date.
- If enrolment is carried out by an authorised person, please enclose a power of attorney.
- All enrolment documents will then be sent to you by mail.
, if you are already a student at the University of AUgsburg.
Questions surrounding enrolment can be directed by mail at or by phone from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:00 o’clock at +49 (0)821 598-1111
The lecture period for the summer semester 2020 has been extended by the Ministry of Science until 7 August 2020 in order to maintain the necessary flexibility in this special situation. We hope that this will make it possible for some of those courses which can only be taught face-to-face (music, sports, art etc.) to be carried out after all.
For your future plans this means that courses will take place until 7 August 2020 and that exams will be scheduled afterwards if necessary. Further details will be clarified within the subjects and faculties and announcedd as soon as possible.
The lecture period for the winter semester 2020/2021 will start on November 2 in Bavaria, as the application deadlines for courses with restricted admission had to be postponed. The lecture period for the winter semester ends on 26 February 2021. Courses should be completed by 12 February 2021 if possible, to guarantee a suitable time window for attendance examinations and similar events.
In order to reduce social contacts as much as possible, all buildings of the University of Augsburg except for the libraries are closed until further notice.
There are no public opening hours. Individual departments can be reached by e-mail or phone. Documents and applications by students or applicants can be sent by letter.
Please understand that access to the buildings has to be restricted to employees. If you think that your request can only be handled in an on-site appoinment, please contact the relevant department beforehand by telephone or e-mail.
The central library and the sub-libraries are excepted from this ruling.
From 17 March 2020, all CIP-pools at the University of Augsburg – both in the computer center and in the faculties – will be closed. This should help to keep social contacts on campus to a minimum.
Since the CIP-pools and the software available there are currently not accessible to students, the computer centre will allow many software products to be used from home during this time.
Until further notice, the student hotline is available from Monday to Friday from 08:30 - 12:00. We ask for your understanding for the limited telephone hours.
For questions regarding the areas
- Student Information Office (Studierendeninformationsbüro; general inquiries)
- Student Office (Studentenkanzlei; questions regarding application, enrolment, de-registration, transfer, etc)
- Examination Office (Prüfungsamt)
please contact the student hotline +49 (0)821 598-1111.
On 8 July 2020, the Bavarian State Parliament adopted the following resolution: For students enrolled in a course of study in the summer semester 2020 who are not on leave of absence, an individual standard period of study deviating from the standard period of study shall be extended by one semester. In particular, this means that the maximum period of BAföG entitlement is automatically extended accordingly.
Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek explains: "Even if schools and universities are closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, BAföG recipients will continue to receive their educational support. I want BAföG recipients to have clarity and planning security in the current exceptional situation. No one should have to worry about BAföG funding because of the corona pandemic. That is why I have had my ministry issue a decree clarifying that BAföG funding is to continue to be granted to the same extent as before.
Further information can be found in the BMBF report on BAföG.
Your Campuscard validated for the previous winter semester can until further notice continue to be used as a ticket on all regional and city transport lines (AVV regional bus, regional train - only 2nd class local transport trains), buses and trams of the Augsburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (avg) and Gersthofer Verkehrsgesellschaft (GVG) within tariff zones 10 and 20. The pass is not valid on night bus routes. In all other respects, the joint conditions of carriage apply.
As access to the buildings of the University of Augsburg is restricted, it is currently no longer possible to use the validators. However, since you can use your Campuscard as a public transport ticket until further notice as described above, there is no urgent need to validate your Campuscard now.
The University will inform students as soon as validation is possible again and when the Campuscard has to be validated.
On 8 July 2020, the Bavarian State Parliament passed a law which aims to avoid any disadvantages for students if they are not able to take any or all exams in the current crisis situation. For you, there is now more clarity and changes to various topics that are of great concern to some of you.
The most important changes:
- Regular dates and deadlines provided for in examination regulations are automatically postponed or extended by one semester (e.g. orientation examination, maximum study duration). It is not necessary for students to submit an application.
- The proposed extension of the individual standard period of study is intended, for example, to ensure an extended maximum period of support in relation to BAföG in an unbureaucratic manner.
All changes can be found in the announcement of the Ministry of Science. The University will, where necessary, update its information on the homepage and inform you in detail.
Note on counting the semester (added on 5 October 020): Further information on German website.
The amendment to the Bavarian University and College Act, which the state parliament has passed, according to which dates and deadlines stipulated in the examination regulations are automatically postponed or extended by one semester, or a longer BAföG entitlement is made possible, does not apply to the period of 3 years in which enrollment for the purpose of doctoral studies is possible. However, the University intends to make use of the leeway that exists here and, upon application, extend the 3-year period by one semester for the first time if pandemic-related restrictions are claimed.
Have you enrolled in a Master's programme at the University of Augsburg before completing your undergraduate course? Then you would have to provide proof of completion of your undergraduate degree by the end of the current sommer semester 2020. If you are unable to finalise this due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona Pandemic, it is possible to extend the deadline under the following conditions:
- You submit an informal application for an extension to the Student Office of the University of Augsburg. The application for extension can be sent as a scanned letter with signature as a PDF file by e-mail to email@example.com or by post.
- In this application you must give reasons for the extent to which – due to the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus – you were not able to complete the last required exams for passing your undergraduate degree course (reference to the measures taken, e.g. postponement of exams, extension of deadlines and naming the exams concerned).
- The Student Office will check whether the deadline for providing proof has been exceeded due to the measures taken in connection with the novel coronavirus.
Written and oral examinations can be held again in attendance in compliance with the regulations on infection control. They must be reported to the university management.
Details on how examinations can be held and what has to be considered can be found on our page on examinations in times of Corona (German)
Please note that
- there is an obligation to wear masks in the examination buildings and rooms. At your seat the masks may be removed from your mouth and nose.
- before, during and after the examinations a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other persons is maintained and you should not form groups.
- there are fixed seating areas, walking paths and marked entrances and exits.
- students with symptoms of illness should not take part in the exams.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, special regulations continue to apply for the state examinations under LPO I for autumn 2020.
These can be read on the homepage of the Ministry of Education for the state examination. Among others they concern the following topics:
- Module performance and 30-LP regulation
- School internships
- Practical sports tests
- Written term paper
- Other admission requirements
- Change of the examination periods of the autumn 2020 date
- Repeating of the first state examination
Further important information and forms for the state exams:
Students who have reported their pregnancy to the Student Information Office (Studierendeninformationsbüro) of the University of Augsburg can also take examinations at the university this semester.
In order to reduce the risk of infection, examinations are taken individually in a separate room on the fixed examination dates. Pregnant students must inform the Student Information Office of the exams and the dates when they wish to take them. If the examination date falls within the period of maternity leave, as usual, an additional declaration is required, stating that the maternity leave period is not taken. If the form and execution of the exam result in additional risks, it will be assessed separately to what extent measures to remedy the situation can be taken or whether participation must be waived.
RETURNEES FROM ABROAD OR AT-RISK AREAS & SUSPECTED CASES
In the following cases, it is not possible to enter the university and attend courses and examinations
- in case of a positive corona test during 14 days.
- in case of a knowingly contact during the last 14 days to a confirmed COVID-19.
- in the case of signs of illness symptomatic of a SARS-CoV-2 infection and a test according to a doctor's order or an order of the public health department for testing until the end of the fifth day after testing, unless a negative test result is available earlier.
Further details can be found in the Enforcement Ordinance for the Protection against Infection Act at https://www.verkuendung-bayern.de/files/baymbl/2020/464/baymbl-2020-464.pdf
In the following cases, entry to the university and participation in courses and examinations is only possible under certain conditions:
- Return from a risk area abroad: A medical certificate in German or English must be available, confirming that, on the basis of a molecular biological test, there are no indications of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
(Details can be found in the entry quarantine regulation at https://www.gesetze-bayern.de/Content/Document/BayEQV/true)
- If you have symptoms of an acute, transmittable disease, in particular signs of illness symptomatic of a SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/odour, sore throat, runny nose and aching limbs) without an order from the public health department for testing: In your own and your fellow students' interest, please refrain from coming to the university and discuss the further course of action with your family doctor. In cases of signs of illness, the staff here on campus are entitled to demand a current negative certificate (see previous bullet point) or otherwise to ask you to leave the room or campus.
There are currently no special requirements for returning from particularly affected cities or districts in Germany.
Please note any obligations you may have to contact the relevant district administrative authority (e.g. under the entry quarantine regulations)
1. employees tested positive for coronavirus
For employees tested positive for the corona virus, the announcement of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care of 18 August 2020, ref. GZ6a-G8000-2020/572, published in BayMBl 2020 NR. 464 of 18.08.2020, on the enforcement of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), isolation of contact persons of category I, of suspected persons and of persons tested positive for the corona virus, must be applied.
In the event of isolation, section 4 of this order shall apply insofar as the employees are not on duty or are unfit for work.
2. other cases of illness
In principle, the general statutory regulations and the individual regulations of the respective department regarding incapacity for work or service apply to other cases of illness.
Employees with symptoms of an acute, transmittable disease may not appear for work. This applies in particular to the following signs of illness typical for COVID-19: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/odour, sore throat, cold and aching limbs.
In the case of slight, newly occurring, non-progressive symptoms (such as a cold without fever and occasional coughing), employees may only report for duty if no fever has developed after at least 24 hours (from the onset of the symptoms). Nevertheless, in these cases in particular, teleworking or homeworking must be carried out as far as possible.
If this is not possible, it is imperative to observe the general rules of conduct in the professional environment in order to exclude the risk of infection for the other employees. In cases of doubt, a doctor must decide to what extent the employee is fit for work or service and may appear for duty.
3. cases of suspicion and contact
For contact persons of category I and for suspected persons, the announcement of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care of 18 August 2020, ref. GZ6a-G8000-2020/572, published in BayMBl 2020 NR. 464 of 18.08.2020, on the enforcement of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), isolation of contact persons of category I, of suspected persons and of persons tested positive for the corona virus, is to be applied. In case of isolation, no. 4 of this decree shall apply.
If the employee has had contact with a "mere" suspect case, i.e. with a person for whom there is (still) no confirmation of an infection, and if the employee is symptom-free, the employee is fit for duty or work. This applies all the more to all further cases of contact-contact.
4. Regulations for returnees from risk areas
Employees or future employees of the University of Augsburg, who enter the Free State of Bavaria from a risk area, are obliged to go into quarantine immediately after entering the country, either directly to their own home or to other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days. This also applies to persons who have first entered another country of the Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore, please contact the university only by telephone or e-mail. Please inform the Personnel Department immediately at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The quarantine obligation does not apply to persons who have a medical certificate in German or English confirming that there are no indications of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test for the presence of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was carried out in a Member State of the European Union or another state that the RKI has included in a list of states with a sufficient quality standard for this purpose, and which was carried out no more than 48 hours before entry into Germany.
Alternatively, you can have yourself tested after entry into Bavaria and be placed in quarantine (only) until the result is reported.
Even if the test result is negative, we ask you to work in your home office 5 days after the test. If no symptoms occur during this time, you can then resume work as usual. Please send proof of the test result to the personnel department.
In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
We would like to point out that in the above-mentioned cases you are also obliged to inform the district administrative authority responsible for you without delay. You are also obliged to inform the competent district administrative authority if symptoms of illness occur.
(Order of the health department)
- have been quarantined in Germany on the order of the public health authorities, or
- are affected by a quarantine abroad due to an official order or have no opportunity to return home due to an official order
and are therefore unable to appear for work, shall be released from work while continuing the employer's benefits and waiving the incorporation of the missed working time (§ 10 Absatz 1 Satz 2 UlrMV). Employees who are not subject to any of the above measures must – except in the above-mentioned cases – always appear for work.
Employees who have been imposed domestic quarantine by the public health department because they are considered to be a so-called "Category 1 contact person" (see homepage of the Robert Koch Institute) must primarily work from home or from home. Leave of absence is only to be granted if no teleworking option is available.
In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address:
Business trips are possible if they are absoluely necessary. The following examples showcae what is to be understood as "absolutely necessary“:
- Participation in committee meetings as an elected or appointed member
- Conference participation with an own lecture
- Meetings, if participation is required for your own training and qualification
- Trips to archives and libraries for research purposes
- Trips as a participant in examination procedures
- Trips for lecturers on excursions, which have been approved as a compulsory part of the curriculum
All business trips are subject to the provision that travel restrictions and warnings of the Federal Foreign Office are taken into account and do not conflict with the business trip. It is obligatory to comply with the infection prevention measures applicable at the respective location.
The following applies to all international business trips: Travel warnings issued by the Federal Foreign Office must always be observed. Please also bear in mind that travel restrictions may apply in your destination (e.g. quarantine for travellers). Therefore, please be sure to read all travel warnings and partial travel warnings issued by the Federal Foreign Office as well as the respective country-specific travel and safety instructions issued by the Federal Foreign Office for your destination country: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/
When planning your trip, please also bear in mind travel regulations can change at any time due to new developments.
We ask you to add a corresponding declaration on the absolute necessity of the trip and compliance with infection prevention measures to your travel authorization request. Sofern Ihre Dienstreise durch Ihre/n Vorgesetzte/n genehmigt werden muss, wird diese Erklärung vom/von der Vorgesetzten benötigt. If your business trip must be approved by your superior, this declaration is required by the superior.
On 25 May 2020, the German Bundestag passed an amendment to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG), which is intended to compensate for the effects of the corona pandemic on fixed-term scientific staff.
If an employment contract for further scientific qualification according to § 2 Absatz 1 WissZeitVG exists in the period from 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020, the maximum fixed-term contract period is extended by six months. However, this extension option does not mean that the period of employment is automatically extended by six months.
In view of the continuing considerable restrictions on the operation of higher education institutions, use has now been made of the authorisation contained in section 7 (3) WissZeitVG. This extends the maximum permissible period of fixed-term employment pursuant to section 2 (1) WissZeitVG by a further six months over and above the extension specified in section 7 (3) sentence 1 WissZeitVg.
Generally, the respective qualification phases are designed in such a way that even the previously applicable maximum fixed-term limits do not have to be fully utilized. Nonetheless, the amendment to the law makes it possible to extend employment beyond the previously applicable limits if necessary and upon request, if the achievement of the desired qualification goal is delayed due to corona-related restrictions.
Even though there is no legal entitlement to an extension of the employment relationship, the intention of the amendment is that the respective carers should conduct a generous - but also realistic - examination to determine whether circumstances surrounding the pandemic have lead to a dellay in reaching the qualification goal and if so, to what extent.
Further information can be found under the following link:
Further general information can be found on the pages of the BMBF under this link:
If you have any further questions, please contact the staff of the relevant human resources department (II/5 or II/6).
The Bavarian Directive for Infection Control (Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung, short: BayInfSMV) provides regulations for universities. The twelve universities organized in the Universität Bayern e.V. have agreed on common regulations in this regard, which have been approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art. These regulations also apply to the University of Augsburg and include rules on:
- Bans on events and assemblies
- Prohibition of attendance events
- Exams with attendance
- Hands-on events with attendance
- General measures to prevent infection
Further information on how hands-on events, examinations and the like can be implemented in classroom form and which procedure applies in practice will follow shortly.
In their own interest, it does not make sense for any employee of the Free State of Bavaria to travel abroad as long as the travel area is subject to a travel warning from the German Foreign Office with reference to Corona or if quarantine would be necessary due to the EQV upon return.
If, on the other hand, a trip is booked and undertaken during the period of validity of the travel warning issued by the Federal Foreign Office with reference to Corona or the EQV with quarantine order, this is to be regarded as irresponsible behavior on the part of an employee of the Free State of Bavaria. Exemptions from duty for quarantine measures abroad or return travel difficulties will then no longer be granted or only in exceptional cases. If a trip to a risk area is planned or you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the continuing health risk posed by COVID 19, the current home office regulation will be continued for the time being, as far as possible and in consultation with the supervisor(s). If there are any changes we will inform you promptly via the homepage.
Please note that the recording of working hours for the non-scientific employees of the university is possible again since 01.08.2020. The time recording terminals, which are located in the respective buildings on campus, are released again. In addition, a web terminal function for online recording of working times is available for those employees who do their work in their home office. You need your personnel number to register.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
To prepare for working from home, please read the tips and instructions of the computer center.
Employees who have to stay at home to care for their children under the age of 14 because they must not attend childcare facilities or schools due to a possible infection with the coronavirus, or whose schools or childcare facilities have been closed, may be released from work for the entire duration of the closure of the schools (i.e. not during school holidays), while continuing to receive the employer's benefits without having to compensate for the missed working hours, if care cannot otherwise be guaranteed and if the work cannot be done from home. A short written notice is required for this. Especially for children over the age of 14, the need for care must be explained in detail.
According to the ministerial letter of 21.04.2020, the limit for the leave of absence until the beginning of the school holidays "applies only to schools, but not to the other institutionalised childcare facilities ( nursery, kindergarten, after-school care, day-care centre), because these do not have general school holidays. However, leave of absencedue due to care provided in another institutionalised childcare facility does not exist for holiday care services, e.g. sports clubs (football camps), circus workshops, municipal holiday programmes. The decisive factor is whether the child is permanently looked after in the institution (and not only during the holidays)." The need for care during the school holidays must be specifically explained and checked. This means that parents of school-age children who cannot work from home but have to look after their children during the school holidays must apply for leave or time off for the duration of the school holidays or the care situation.
In contrast to teleworking, leave of absence can only be granted if the employee is otherwise unable to provide care despite having exhausted all possibilities. It is also possible to grant leave of absence only on an hourly or daily basis.
In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Homeoffice and subsidiary release from work will also be granted until further notice if this is absolutely necessary to care for a relative in need of care and the care is not otherwise possible. The need for care must be specifically stated.
Due to the current corona crisis, from Wednesday, 25 March 2020, all buildings of the university will be accessible exclusively to the university staff. In doing so, the university is on the one hand taking into account the initial restrictions announced by the state government from 21 March 2020. On the other hand, this is intended to further reduce social contacts. At the same time,the university management aims to look out for those employees who need to carry out their work on campus.The closure of the buildings also serves to ensure their safety, as only employees – and no other people – can enter the buildings.
Please note that office hours for students are reduced to a minimum. Documents such as term papers should be sent by mail. Should an on-site appointment be absolutely necessary, students should make an appointment with you beforehand by telephone or e-mail.
If you already have a transponder, it will automatically be activated for the outer doors of your building.
If you as an employee do not have a transponder or a key for the outside door of your area, please contact the key management in building A (room 1012). It is staffed during its regular offic hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 – 10:00 (accessible via the barrier-free entrance at building A ). Collection of keys outside the opening hours is only possible after prior arrangement by telephone..
If you have any other problems regarding access to your building, you can contact the key management by telephone at 0821 598-5036.
The CAMPUS CARD AUGSBURG for employees (employee ID card) can be applied for by employees of the University of Augsburg.
It is to be used by the employees for the intended work-related purposes (currently: library, copy/print/scanning via cost centers for all copying machines).
In addition, the employee ID card can be used for private payments (cafeterias, dining halls and café bars as well as copy/print/scanning).
An employee ID card is not issued automatically, but each employee applies for his or her own employee ID card if required. The application and activation process for the desired functions consists of several steps:
- Application of the CAMPUS CARD-employee ID (with or without photo, as desired) online at: https://mycca.rz.uni-augsburg.de/ba/
- Currently: Only delivery of the CAMPUS CARD by internal mail. Collection at the ZEBRA is not possible.
Lecturers are asked to contact their respective chair or institute for information on current regulations concerning teaching and examinations.
Inform and protect yourself
Information about the at-risk regions can be found on the Robert Koch Institute website:
Information about the symptoms of an infection, preventative measures and the current situation in Bavaria are available on the website of the Bavarian Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL):https://www.lgl.bayern.de/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/infektionskrankheiten_a_z/coronavirus/faq.htm
Current travel warnings can be found on the Federal Foreign Office website:
For Augsburg citizens with questions or wo are seeking medical advice, information is available on the official website of the City of Augsburg:
Please restrict private and business travel to an absolute minimum for the time being and act responsibly towards yourself and others. Please observe basic hygiene recommendations.
- Wherever possible, keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people.
- Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or a tissue paper – and dispose of the tissue in a bin with a lid.
Keep your hands away from your face – avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands.
Keep sufficient distance from other people who have a cough, runny nose or a temperature – also due to the ongoing flu wave.
Avoid touching people (e.g. shaking hands or embracing) when you greet or say goodbye to people.
Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds using water and soap, particularly after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing.
If you still have open questions after reading the FAQs, please contact our e-mail hotline.