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Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-COV-2) 

The crisis committee of the University of Bayreuth has been operative since February and remains in daily contact with authorities. It is staffed by representatives from all areas of the University. We are observing the situation very closely and readjusting our measures continuously. Besides our contribution to containing the spread of the virus, the protection of students and employees is our top priority.

In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible and for your protection, the University of Bayreuth has decided to take further steps to reduce public operations. The following measures currently apply on the Campus of the University of Bayreuth.

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General news:

 +++ As of 22 October 2020, in all areas of traffic in buildings of the University of Bayreuth (including those off campus), it is compulsory to wear a simple face mask inside and outside the buildings wherever people come together closely or for extended periods of time. Accordingly, the now stricter compulsory wearing of face masks applies to every single person on a fixed seat in classes, examinations, and other events, as well as in libraries, in meetings, and conferences. Please note that lecturers are now required to wear face masks during classroom teaching, and also in offices being used by more than one person at the same time. Excluded from this obligation are persons who for medical reasons cannot wear a mask. This must be proven by a medical certificate, which must always be carried with you. For further information, please refer to the binding rules for visiting the campus. +++

Coronavirus Handbook: As part of its comprehensive infection protection strategy, the University of Bayreuth has published a “Coronavirus Handbook”. This document is regularly updated and amended to comply with the applicable infection protection regulations. Please ensure that you stay up-to-date. 

  • Coronavirus Handbook (PDF, 203 KB)

Coronavirus testing station: In its "Safe and Secure University of Bayreuth" project, the University of Bayreuth is bringing together all the necessary stakeholders to set up a coronavirus testing station on campus. For further information, please refer to the official letter dated 19.10.2020.

For returning travellers​: Please note that the list of risk areas has recently been updated again.
The Robert Koch Institute provides daily updated information on which countries and regions this affects. When returning from such a risk area, the current provisions of the Bavarian Entry Quarantine Ordinance (in german language) must be observed.


  • Winter Semester 2020/21 at the University of Bayreuth will be a "physical presence semester interlaced with an individual share of digital learning". All departments of the University of Bayreuth involved are working hard to make the necessary arrangements. Priority will be given to first-year students who we wish to welcome on site, in as far as the hygiene standards applying in autumn allow. Meanwhile, emphasis will still be on practical courses that require special laboratories or work rooms. Physical presence on the Bayreuth campus should also be afforded to students enrolled in their last semesters before final exams.
  • We would like to ask for your understanding in refraining from any further inquiries about the exact schedule for the winter semester. The official channels of the University of Bayreuth will be used to provide comprehensive information to all stakeholders and target groups.
  • The start of lectures for Winter Semester 2020/2021 is to be postponed from October 12 to November 2, 2020, and accordingly, the end of lectures will move from February 5 to February 12, 2021.

  • Orientation weeks for first semester and international students:

    • We will offer our first semester students introductory events especially tailored to their needs in the week before the start of the lecture period on 2.11.2020, i.e. in the period from 26.10. to 31.10.2020 (calendar week 44).
    • Our orientation week for international students will take place in face-to-face form (including some digital components) from 14 to 23 October, 2020. International students will receive information on registration and the course of events in good time via Welcome Services

Applicable hygiene measures and occupational safety regulations

On this page you will find the currently applicable hygiene rules and occupational health and safety regulations with regard to Covid-19: from the hygiene framework at Bavarian universities, to the binding rules for visiting the campus and branch offices adopted by the University of Bayreuth, to the cleaning and ventilation protocol of the University of Bayreuth, all the way up to the mask wearing protocol for authorities, and the occupational health and safety standard of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs ...more

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FAQs regarding the coronavirus

How can I get my exam results? 
Have the opening hours of the Student Administration Office changed?
Will practical laboratory courses take place?
Is the library open again?

All questions and answers regarding the coronavirus. ...more

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Study: The current regulations in times of Corona

Winter Semester 2020/21 at the University of Bayreuth will be a "physical presence semester interlaced with an individual share of digital learning". We are working hard to make the necessary arrangements. Priority will be given to first-year students and those enrolled in their last semesters before final exams - who we wish to welcome on site, in as far as the hygiene standards applying in autumn allow. Meanwhile, emphasis will still be on practical courses that require special laboratories or work rooms. ...more

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Digital teaching on the campus

In the preparation for Summer Semester 2020, our efforts are focused on how we as a university can take on this semester and, in particular, how we can put together a successful programme for our first-year students. We therefore ask you to concentrate on designing successful courses using digitization technology. ...more

Online courses for students

There is a wide range of high-quality online courses offered by various external providers for students. The courses offered cover all subject areas and can usually be used free of charge. The crediting of a course is to be clarified with the lecturer.. ...more

Guidelines for the implementation of the Second Bavarian Infection Control Measures Ordinance at Bavarian Universities (30.04.2020)

This guideline specifies and concretizes the general regulations in the Second Bavarian Infection Prevention Measures Ordinance for Universities and is thus of central importance for university operations in the summer semester 2020. As before, no classroom teaching is held in principle, but exceptions are defined for certain forms of face-to-face teaching. ...more

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Information from the University Governing Board

Due to rapidly changing developments, we are making the letters of the University Governing Board available to all of our staff members ...more

​Additional information from the faculties and the Language Centre

More information on regulations concerning the coronavirus can be found on the faculty pages. Urgent inquiries that cannot be clarified by your own research will be answered by the relevant contact persons mentioned. ...more

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The University of Bayreuth helps

We are collecting your valuable initiatives, ideas and offers under the heading "The University of Bayreuth helps" in order to create a stage for your solidarity and readiness to help and to implement concerted measures.  ...more

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Active and relaxed during home office: UGM@Home

Staying fit without taking an active break and university sports? The University Health Management (UGM) offers an e-learning course for all university members, which provides suggestions for exercise and relaxation sessions at home. From ghetto workout to yoga livestream, there is something for everyone. ...more

Measures taken by the Crisis Committee of Bavaria´s State Government

The Crisis Committee of the Bavarian State Government decided on the following measures and findings for all Bavarian universities in connection with current developments. ...more

Recommendations of the University of Bayreuth regarding the coronavirus 

The relevant institutes and authorities currently consider the health risk COVID-19 poses to the general public in Germany to be 'high' and 'very high' for groups at risk (as of 26 March 2020). ...more

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