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.


Due to the current infection figures, the state government and the city of Augsburg have decided that face-to-face teaching at (Augsburg) universities will be restricted and will be offered in digital form from 28 November. Exceptions apply to laboratory activities, internships, practical and artistic training sections as well as examinations.



Updated: 12rd March 2021

German site is more up-to-date

Teaching and studies

Please note that classroom teaching is currently suspended, there are only very few exceptions.

Due to the current infection figures, the state government and the city of Augsburg have decided that face-to-face teaching at (Augsburg) universities will be restricted and will be offered in digital form from 28 November. Exceptions apply to laboratory activities, internships, practical and artistic training sections as well as examinations.


General guidlines for the winter semester 20/21

In order to implement current legal requirements and to protect the health of employees and students, the following regulations apply for the winter semester:

Richtlinien der Universität Augsburg zur Bewältigung der Herausforderungen der Covid-19-Pandemie im Wintersemester 2020/2021
(Stand: 21.10.2020)


The most important requirements for students are summarised here:

  • Masks are mandatory in all university buildings. We therefore ask you to wear a mouth-nose covering in the corridors and in the public areas of the university buildings.
  • Keep the minimum distance in all teaching rooms. Use only the designated seating areas.
  • In the courses as well as in the university library, students and lecturers are currently required to wear masks even when seated.
  • Contact tracking in the courses is done via registration in Digicampus.
  • The purpose of the measures adopted by the federal and state governments and the city of Augsburg is to minimise the number of people staying on campus. Therefore, the announced common rooms on campus will remain closed for the time being. Please note that regular common areas such as seating areas etc. are closed.
  • In the case of service offerings, public traffic is still reduced as much as possible and digital, telephone or postal communication is used.
  • Observe minimum distance, regular hand washing and cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Persons with relevant symptoms of the disease, suspected cases, persons in contact with Covid 19 infected persons and persons returning from risk areas are not allowed to enter the campus.


The most important requirements for employees are summarised here:

  • Masks are mandatory in all university buildings. We therefore ask you to wear a mouth-nose covering in the corridors and in the public areas of the university buildings. Employees will be provided with mouth-nose coverings if required.
  • Keep the minimum distance in all teaching rooms. Use only the designated seating areas.
  • In the courses as well as in the university library, students and lecturers are currently required to wear masks even when seated.
  • In the case of service offerings, public traffic is still reduced as much as possible and digital, telephone or postal communication is used.
  • Conferences and congresses are not held on the university premises. Meetings within the framework of official business are not affected, such as committee meetings, work meetings, etc.
  • Observe the instructions on disinfection, ventilation and work organisation in the guidelines.
  • Observe minimum distance, regular hand washing and cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Persons with relevant symptoms of the disease, suspected cases, persons in contact with Covid 19 infected persons and persons returning from risk areas are not allowed to enter the campus.


Please refer to the University of Augsburg's guidelines for dealing with the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic in the winter semester 2020/2021 for details including mandatory masks, minimum distance, hygiene, ventilation concept, infected persons and suspected cases, staying on campus, teaching events (in particular also practical teaching, laboratories, excursions, field internships, artistic-musical or sports practical events), examinations, work organisation, conferences and congresses as well as responsibilities.

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.


Software available to students

The Alte Cafeteria in Building D offers take-away snacks and drinks Mon-Fri 10.00 – 14.30.


A hot "Mensa-to-Go" lunch is available there at lunchtime between 11.30 and 13.30.


Further information and the menu:



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)
  •     Scholarships

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.

Announcement of the Ministry of Science



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.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 2020):

To compensate for restrictions in studies due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the legislator has issued regulations to the Bavarian Higher Education Act, according to which the summer semester 2020 is not considered a subject semester with regard to examination deadlines and standard dates. Furthermore, for enrolled students who were not on academic leave in the summer semester 2020, the individual standard period of study is extended by one semester. This results in the following for counting the subject semesters, i.e. the number of semesters in which a student is enrolled in a degree programme

  • The semester classification is not covered by the cited regulations - the legislator has expressly pointed this out in the explanatory statement to the law. This means that the summer semester 2020 is included in the semester count (exception: the student is on academic leave for this semester) and is also shown as such in the university's enrolment certificates.
  • The summer semester 2020 is not included in the calculation of the deadlines for passing a basic and orientation examination (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung) specified in the examination regulations of the university or the maximum duration of study regulated in these examination regulations. This is already taken into account in the STUDIS electronic examination administration system, i.e. the summer semester 2020 is already deducted from the number of subject semesters.

  • For recipients of BAFöG benefits, the maximum funding period is automatically extendedon because the individual standard period of study is extended by one semester for students enrolled and not on academic leave for the summer semester 2020. In all other BAFöG regulations that are linked to the standard period of study or the number of subject semesters, the summer semester 2020 is also not taken into account. As this follows directly from the law, there is no need for a separate certificate from the university confirming the extension of the standard period of study by one semester. The usual matriculation certificates must be submitted. The BAFöG-Amt of the Studentenwerk Augsburg can answer specific questions.

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 winter semester 2020/2021. 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 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.



According to the current requirements of the Ministry of Science, courses are held digitally, with only few exceptions. Examinations in the form of written examinations are held on site in compliance with appropriate hygiene concepts. As the examination phase is about to begin, we will inform you about the current status:


Conducting examinations in the winter semester 20/21

Exams at the University of Augsburg take place both in attendance and without attendance (homework, oral exams via video conference, etc.). Online examinations are already largely used for oral examinations. Where possible and appropriate, other forms of examinations were chosen early on for the current semester as an alternative to written examinations.


Examinations are held in presence. Comprehensive hygiene concepts based on the regulation for the prevention of infections (IfSMV) apply. These were very successful in the summer semester and are regularly checked against the background of the respective current infection figures and adjusted if necessary.


Since online examinations currently require a high level of technical equipment on the part of the students, a qualitatively sufficient internet connection and constant image transmission must be available, as well as data protection hurdles, the University of Augsburg does not use this form of examination. We are conducting a test run during this examination period in order to clarify the critical questions in the medium term.



Whether students want to be examined now - or postpone - varies greatly: some students have been studying for such an examination for several months and want to take it. Other students would rather limit their number of contacts, especially if they have to travel a long way - these students can postpone.

A general postponement of exams would be at the expense of the large number of students who want to write the exams.


Options for students

Students who wish to postpone their examinations can do so without disadvantages with regard to their studies (maximum period of study, standard period of study, BAföG unaffected). ( see Ministry of Science).

Thus, each student should and can decide on his/her own responsibility whether to take the attendance examinations in this semester or to postpone them. This regulation does not result in any disadvantages in terms of examination law.


Participation in presence examinations and 15 km rule

Since the restriction of the movement radius to 15 km in case the incidence value exceeds 200 applies for day-tourist trips, it does not restrict participation in examinations.

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, rooms and your seat.
  •  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 are not allowed to take the exams. Do not come to the exam if you have symptoms of illness such as respiratory problems, cough, cold, fever, aching limbs, smell/taste problems. The proctoring staff has the authority to deny you access to the grounds, building or exam room if necessary.

    Exceptions are only possible in the following cases:

  • In the case of allergies with corresponding symptoms, provided you present a medical certificate confirming the allergy and typical symptoms; or
  • upon presentation of a negative Corona test result confirming a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to taking the exam. The result must be personalized and must be carried during the examination

Students from a high-risk group or pregnant students should contact the person responsible for the respective exam at least two weeks before the examination date and provide evidence (e.g. medical certificate). The university will make every effort to find solutions for the students concerned (e.g. a separate examination venue with increased safety distance) within the framework of the available space and personnel capacities.

In the interest of the other students, students who are exempt from the mask mandate may only access the building and the examination seat under special safety precautions. For this reason, students who are exempt from the mask mandate must report to the examination officials as early as possible, but at least two weeks before the examination date, and provide evidence (e.g. medical certificate, see § 1 Abs. 2 Satz 1 Nr. 2 1. BayIfSMV). The university reserves the right to check the certificate and, for example, to reject it in the case of general attests or in the case of justified suspicion of incorrect certificates. This can lead to candidates not being allowed to take the exam.

In general, the examination offices are currently no longer issuing topics for theses due to the closure of the university library. Exceptions are only possible if the supervisor and student assure the examination office that access to the library on site is not necessary for the preparation of the thesis, and it is acknowledged that an extension of the deadline cannot be granted due to the closure of the university library. A request for an extension for other reasons (illness, etc.) remains possible.

Term papers:
All lecturers are requested by the university to extend the submission deadlines for assignments by the period that the university library has closed its reading rooms. Students should contact the lecturers directly for more information.


The deadlines for submitting theses (e.g. Bachelor's or Master's theses) with a start date before the library closure have been interrupted as of 16.12.2020. This interruption will remain despite the introduction of the Click & Collect service. The deadlines will only continue when the reading rooms reopen. You will then receive a letter from the university with the recalculated deadline.

  1. Theses for which a topic has been requested since 16.12., but whose working period has not yet officially begun (i.e. no written topic has been issued yet): You will be contacted by the Examinations Office by e-mail as to whether you would like to start working on your topic despite the library being closed or whether an open library is required for working on your topic.
  2. Theses requested after 02.02.2021: for students who would like to start work despite the closed library, a form is provided confirming that the library is not required and that no extension of the working time is requested due to the closed library. The required form is provided by the Examinations Office (Prüfungsamt) upon request and is also available to the teaching chairs. The Examinations Office will issue the topics immediately after the form has been submitted.


Admission papers for the teacher training programme (Zulassungsarbeiten):

Special regulations apply to written assignments for the Staatsexamen Lehramt ("Zulassungsarbeiten"), which are updated and published on the  website of the Ministry of Education under the date Spring 2021.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, special regulations continue to apply for the state examinations under LPO I for autumn 2020 and spring 2021.


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
  • Other admission requirements
  • Repeating of the first state examination
  • Free attempt for all exam candidates
  • Addition to the free trial regulation: Already occurred withdrawals

Further important information and forms for the state exams:

Library during the COVID‑19 pandemic

Up from Monday, 15.03.21, the book  in the reading rooms are open to all users again. During your stay in the library, you are required to wear an FFP2 mask and to pay attention to maintaining the minimum distance to the people around you.

You cannot use the workstations in the library (including fixed desk workstations, carrels, computer workstations, group study rooms, CIP pools, media library, manuscript reading room).

You can take books from the shelves and have them booked at the circulation desk. It is no longer possible to order these collections via the OPAC.

  •     Students can borrow a maximum of 5 books from the reference collections for one week (no renewal option).
  •     The usual loan periods apply to books from the textbook and textbook collections (4 weeks) and to loans by employees.
  •     Non-university employees may borrow books from the textbook collections, but not from the reference collections.

Scanners and multifunction devices (scanning / copying) are available in the Central Library and in the sub-libraries. There is the possibility of contactless scanning and downloading the scans directly to a cell phone.

By staying for a short time, you are taking into consideration the needs of your fellow students or colleagues, as only a limited number of people can be granted access at any one time.

If you enter the library via the Central Library, there are no lockers available; only a coat rack where you can deposit bags, backpacks, etc. from which you have previously taken your valuables.


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

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 
  • 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)


for employees

1.     Employees with a positive corona test


For employees tested positive for the coronavirus, 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 (Infektionsschutzgesetz, short: IfSG), isolation of category I contacts, suspected contacts and persons tested positive for the coronavirus, must be applied.

Persons tested positive must immediately undergo isolation after becoming aware of the positive test result. The person tested positive is obliged to report to the competent health authority and inform them of the test result. (see also "Employees in quarantine").

In the event of isolation, Clause 4 of this Order shall apply unless the employees are on duty or incapacitated.


2.     Other cases of disease

In general, in the case of other illnesses, the general legal regulations as well as the individual regulations of the respective department regarding incapacity for work or service apply.

Employees with symptoms of an acute, communicable disease must not come to work. This applies in particular to the following typical symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/smell, sore throat, cold and pain in the limbs.

In the case of mild, new, non-progressive symptoms (such as a cold without fever and occasional cough), employees may only come on to work if no fever has developed after at least 24 hours (from the onset of symptoms). Nevertheless, in these cases in particular, telework or work from home 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 a 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 duty and may come on duty.


3.     uspected and contact cases

For  contact persons of category I and for suspected persons, the announcement of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care of 25 February 2021, ref. no. GZ6a-G8000-2021/505-8, published in BayMBl. 2021 no. 151 of 25.02.2021, on the enforcement of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), isolation of contact persons of category I and of suspected persons, isolation of persons tested positive for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, shall be applied. In the event of isolation, section 4 of this decree shall apply.

Category I contacts shall immediately go into isolation after notification by the public health department and at least until the end of the 14th day after the last contact with a confirmed COVID 19 case notified by the public health department, unless otherwise ordered by the public health department. The health department shall record the contact details and immediately instruct the contact persons in writing or electronically about the measures to be observed. (see also "Employees in quarantine").


The domestic quarantine ends when the close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case occurred at least 14 days ago, no typical signs of the disease have appeared and a test carried out at the earliest 14 days after the last close contact shows a negative result. Otherwise, the competent district administrative authority shall decide on the end of the quarantine.

If the employee had contact with a "mere" suspected case, i.e. with a person for whom there is no confirmation of infection (yet), and if the employee is symptom-free, the employee is fit for duty or work. This is even more true for all other contact cases.


4. Regulations for returnees from risk areas, high incidence areas and virus variant areas

Employees or future employees of Augsburg University who enter the Free State of Bavaria from a risk area are obliged to go into quarantine for a period of 10 days immediately after entry by direct route to their own home or other suitable accommodation. This also applies to persons who have initially entered another state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore, please only contact the university by telephone or e-mail. Please inform the Human Resources Department immediately at the following e-mail address:


Entry from high incidence areas and virus variant areas:

Here, testing for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus must take place before entry. However, the swab must not have been taken more than 48 hours before entry. The test result must be carried along and submitted to the respective district administrative authority immediately, at the latest within 24 hours after entry.


Einreise aus Risikogebieten, die weder Hochinzidenz- noch Virusvarianten-Gebiete sind:

Here, too, testing is compulsory. Again, you should have the appropriate test done before entry (up to max. 48 hours before entry). A test can also be carried out immediately after entry if entering from non-high-incidence/viral variant areas. The test certificate must be presented to the respective district administration authority immediately, at the latest within 48 hours after entry. Children under six years of age are exempt from this entry test obligation.
Please also immediately contact the health office responsible for you and use the officially prescribed online form available on the homepage of the health offices for the digital entry registration:

Within the quarantine period, you are also obliged to inform the health department immediately if you experience typical symptoms of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, such as cough, fever, rhinitis or loss of smell and taste.

Important information for returning travellers and those entering the country can be found at the following link:


6.  Obligation to report

In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address:

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 immediately. You are also obliged to inform the respective district administrative authority in the event of symptoms of illness.



(Order of the health department)

Employees who

  1. have been quarantined in Germany on the order of the public health authorities, or
  2. 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:

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
  • Libraries
  • 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.


Guidelines for the enforcement of the Bavarian Directive for Infection Control (PDF German)


The following leaflets can be used as posters (especially for future office hours) or to inform employees and students:


Rules of conduct and measures to prevent infection

Tips: How to wash your hands

Notice mask requirement

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

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.


The Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts is calling on universities to further reduce the presence of employees at the university:  We would therefore like to ask you to work from your home as much as possible.

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.  


Detailed instructions for registration and using web terminal function



To prepare for working from home, please read the tips and instructions of the computer center.


Tips for working from home successfully

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:


Cild sick days

On 14 January 2021, the German Bundestag passed an extension of child sickness benefits by 10 days and, in the case of single parents, by 20 days for each child in 2021. The new regulation provides, among other things, that the entitlement to sick pay for the calendar year 2021 also exists if facilities for the care of children, schools or facilities for persons with disabilities are temporarily closed by the responsible authority to prevent the spread of infections or communicable diseases on the basis of the Infection Protection Act. However, extensive support options already exist for employees of the Free State in the form of teleworking and the possibility of taking time off on an hourly or daily basis, which go beyond the child sickness benefits. If the employee could telework but chooses to care for the child only (and not telework), the child sickness benefit can be claimed.


For more information on children's sick leave, see the following link:

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:
  • 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.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the main route of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the population is droplet infection, but there is increasing evidence that aerosols are also an important route of transmission. Studies on viruses (including SARS-CoV-2) have shown that experimentally produced bioaerosols containing viruses can be detected in the air for up to three hours (RKI). Therefore, the following should be observed when ventilating and using air-conditioning units and fans on one's own responsibility.

Increase ventilation rhythm

Due to the comparatively long time aerosols spend in the air, it is of utmost importance to bring as much outside air as possible into used rooms. Meeting rooms should therefore be ventilated before the start of the meeting by opening opposite windows or across. In addition, due to the current situation in all offices and meeting rooms in use, if possible the windows opposite should be opened continuously or at least at an increased rhythm, preferably every 20 minutes, for a few minutes, preferably 3 to 10 minutes (so-called Stoßlüften/shock ventilation).


Use of air conditioners

The use of air-conditioning units in offices used exclusively by individuals is harmless. In rooms used by several people (e.g. offices open to the public, offices during meetings or conference rooms), fully or partially recirculating air systems should only be used for cooling before and after use. The supply of fresh air should then be provided manually, as shown above.


Use of fans

The use of fans in offices used exclusively by individuals is harmless. In multi-person and single offices with frequent public traffic or during meetings, fans should only be used to supply fresh air. Care should be taken to avoid placing oneself in direct line with the airflow. Instead, a fan with a low setting should be placed at the window and, if possible, the door should be kept ajar to support a constant exchange of air through the open windows.

Due to the unforeseeable pandemic situation in the coming months and in view of the largely digital summer semester, the university management has decided that no face-to-face events beyond the approved special teaching events (e.g. in the fields of art, music and sport) will be held on campus in the summer semester 2021. This also applies in particular to conferences, workshops, concerts, exhibitions with an audience, readings, lecture series in attendance etc.

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):


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.



Find out about current rules and measure on the Corona homepage of the City of Augsburg.


If you still have open questions after reading the FAQs, please contact our e-mail hotline.




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