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: 26th April 2020, 13:00
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 email@example.com or by telephone on +49 (0)821 598-1111 from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
On March 10, 2020, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art announced that teaching in presence form at Bavarian universities is to be discontinued with immediate effect.
The summer semester will take place in digital form as of April 20, 2020.
All university sports courses and the sports centre are cancelled until further notice.
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 - both in the computer centre and in the faculties - are 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 dining hall (Mensa), cafeterias and cafe bars are closed.
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.
The maximum period of study provided in the examination regulations will be extended due to the measures taken in connection with the coronavirus under the following conditions:
- You are in the highest possible semester of the respective course of study,
- the (last) examination papers required to pass the course could not be taken due to the measures taken in connection with the coronavirus (postponement of examinations, extension of deadlines for submissions).
- You submit an application for extension to the Examinations Office responsible for you with a brief justification for the preceding indent (reference to measures taken in connection with the coronavirus and naming of the examination performance affected by it)
The Examination Office will check with the respective examination boards whether the maximum study period has been exceeded due to the measures taken in connection with the novel coronavirus. Otherwise, the regulations in the respective examination regulations on the extension of the maximum study period continue to apply (e.g. extension due to illness).
The lecture period has been extended by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts until 07.08.2020 in order to maintain the necessary flexibility in this special situation. We hope that this will allow some of the teaching (music, sport, art, etc.) which can only be held in presence to be carried out after all.
For you, this means that you should assume in your semester planning that the courses will be offered until 07.08.2020 and that examinations will be scheduled afterwards if necessary. Details will be clarified in the subjects and faculty and announced to you as soon as possible.
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The updated module catalogues will be published on the website https://mhb.uni-augsburg.de/ between 16 and 17 April 2020. These module catalogues do not yet contain updated forms of examination. In the next weeks (in accordance with the further development), they will be defined. We will keep you up to date on this.
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 University Library is currently still closed for infection control reasons.
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.
Employees who show unspecific general symptoms or respiratory problems of any severity, and
- had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient during the 14 days prior to the onset of the disease, or
- have been in a high-risk area,
are to be treated as unfit for duty or incapacitated for work and may therefore not appear on duty until the presence of a corona virus infection has been established. These employees are obliged to contact their family doctor or the medical on-call service (tel. 116 117) immediately by telephone.
Employees who have been in contact with COVID-19 sufferers within the last 14 days must immediately contact their local health authority. This must be done in any case - regardless of the occurrence of symptoms.
Quarantine for returnees from abroad: Employees or future employees of the University of Augsburg, who enter the Free State of Bavaria from a country outside the Federal Republic of Germany, are obliged to go into quarantine immediately after their entry directly to their own home or 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.
We would like to point out that in this case 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.
As long as these employees do not show any symptoms of illness, an exclusion from work or service is not required. If possible, they should, in agreement with their respective superiors, perform the work for 14 days in their home office.
In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
- 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 (section 10 (1) sentence 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. A release from work 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: 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.
Further information on the home office can be obtained from the flexitime administrators in the administrator or facultues.
Please consult our information in German language.
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.