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.
Last Update: 25th March 2020, 18:00
Teaching and studies
Registration at the University of Augsburg is now starting for the summer semester 2020. Due to the current situation, this will not take place in person as usual, but by mail. Please find further information on how to enroll correctly for your degree program.
- The enrollment for the summer semester 2020 will take place by mail. Applicants should send their documents to
University of Augsburg, Student Office, Universitätsstraße 2, 86159 Augsburg, Germany
- On-site appointments, which are absolutely necessary due to the special nature of the case, are only possible by prior arrangement.
- We kindly ask you to check the required registration documents for completeness. Registration can only be carried out if all required documents (see respective checklist) have been submitted.
- Please submit your certificates in certified form. If you do not have the possibility to receive certified copies in the current situation, we accept certified copies for the summer semester 2020. Please note this on your documents. The certified copies must be submitted subsequently.
- If enrolled by an authorized person, please enclose a simple power of attorney.
- All matriculation documents will then be sent to you in a letter.
If you have any questions about enrollment, applicants can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +49 (0)821 598-1111 from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art declared on 10th March 2020 the closure of all Bavarian Universities and suspension of all classroom teaching offers (e.g. in the run-up to or in preparation for the start of lectures for the summer semester 2020) with immediate effect.
This applies to all teaching events requiring presence, university sports classes as well as preparation classes and orientation events for new students. Public events such as the “info day for school leavers” or the “IT day” will be cancelled as well as all concerts by the Leopold-Mozart-Centre and other public events.
All classes and courses offered by the university sports centre will be cancelled until 19th April 2020.
The Bavarian government has announced a preliminary Stay-at-Home Order for Bavaria from Saturday, 21 March 2020. For this reason and in order to reduce social contacts as much as possible, all buildings of the University of Augsburg are closed until further notice.
There will be no more public office hours, you can reach us by e-mail or telephone. Documents and applications from students or applicants can be sent by postal mail.
Please understand that access to the buildings is only possible for employees. If you think that an on-site appointment is absolutely necessary for your request, please contact the relevant area beforehand by telephone or e-mail.
All CIP pools at the University of Augsburg will remain closed as of 17 March 2020 – both at the computer centre and at the departments. The purpose of this measure is to reduce social contact on campus to a minimum.
From Tuesday, 17th March 2020, all dining halls, cafeterias and café bars operated by the student union Augsburg will be closed until 17th April 2020 or until further notice.
Your Campuscard validated for the previous winter semester can 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 until 18 May 2020. 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 beyond 31 March as described above, there is no urgent need to validate your Campuscard now.
Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek: "Even if schools and universities are closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, BAföG-supported students will continue to receive their training grants. I want BAföG recipients to have clarity and planning security in the current exceptional situation. Nobody should have to worry about their 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.
You can find further information in the BMBF report on BAföG.
Information will follow.
Following a notification by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science from 11th March 2020, exams can only take place if they cannot be postponed for compelling reasons. This means that urgently necessary final exams (e.g., state examinations, final colloquiums or doctoral examinations) can take place. For such exams, it needs to be ensured that there is sufficient distance between the candidates. Wherever possible, smaller cohorts should be formed.
Other exams – regardless of whether they are regular or resit exams – will be postponed to a later date.
The deadlines for submission of homework/term papers are extended by the period of time the University Library is closed. Students are requested to contact the lecturers directly.
The University automatically extends the deadline for submission of final theses (e.g. Bachelor's or Master's theses) by the period during which the University Library is closed. For students there is no current need for action here.
The Bavarian State Ministry of Science has announced that from 15th March up to and including 20th April all university libraries amongst others will be closed for public access. The University of Augsburg will notify employees and students as soon as possible about any consequences and questions this entails and how employees and students can deal with this situation.
Returnees from at-risk areas and suspected cases
Students who have stayed within the last 14 days in an area which was designated as a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute at the time of their stay or which has been designated as such within 14 days thereafter may not enter the university within a period of 14 days of leaving this area. This general ruling of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care and the State Ministry of Science and Art shall apply from 18 March 2020.
Suspected cases, reporting obligation for returnees from at-risk areas: Employees with unspecific general symptoms or respiratory issues of any degree who’ve been in contact with a diagnosed COVID-19 patient during the past 14 days before the outbreak of the disease who
- have visited an at-risk area
- are considered unfit or incapacitated for work and must not report for work until they the existence of a Corona viral infection has been clarified. Such employees are obligated to immediately contact their general practitioner or emergency medical services (phone 116 117).
Employees who’ve had contact with proven COVI-19 cases over the past 14 days must contact the respective local health authority (Gesundheitsamt) immediately. This must occur in any case, independent of whether they’re showing symptoms.
Employees who have stayed within the last 14 days in an area which was designated as a risk area by the RKI at the time of their stay or which has been designated as such within 14 days thereafter may not enter the university within a period of 14 days of leaving that area. You are also obliged to report this immediately to the Human Resources Department.
If such employees do not show any symptoms of disease, excluding them from work is not necessary. However, it is possible to opt for working from home out of care and in consultation with the respective line managers for up to 14 days without special application.
Please report to Human Resources in all above listed instances under the following email address: email@example.com.
Employees who’ve been quarantined
- abroad by order of the respective health authority
- or are subject to quarantine rulings abroad and cannot return home and therefore cannot report for work are granted paid leave of absence and and do not need to compensate for the missed working time (§ 10 section 1 sentence 2 UlrMV). Employees not subject to the above measures must – in one of the above cases – report for work without exception.
In any of the above cases, please notify Human Resources via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that, until further notice, no business trips will be approved for employees of the University of Augsburg.
The Bavarian government has declared a state of emergency for all of Bavaria due to the corona pandemic. The University of Augsburg is intent on contributing to containing and delaying the spreading of the coronavirus. Therefore we’re aiming to reduce social contact and travel activities as much as possible. Employees will be notified about new options and regulations regarding working from home as soon as possible.
Employees who need to stay home to care for their children as they can no longer attend school or other care facilities because of a potential infection of if the school or facility is closed will be granted paid leave for up to ten days without having to compensate for the missed work hours (§ 10 section 1 sentence 2 UlrMV) if there are no alternative child care options available and their work cannot be done from home.
In any of the above cases, please notify Human Resources via the following email address:
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, 25.03.2020, all buildings of the university will be exclusively accessible to the university staff. From this date on, the external doors can only be opened with transponders or, in a few cases in building D, with keys.
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). The key management can be reached via the barrier-free entrance at building A from Monday to Thursday from 07:30 to 15:30 and on Friday from 07:30 to 11:00. If you have any other problems regarding access to your building, you can contact the key management by telephone at 0821 598-5036.
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 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.
- 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.