Studying on site

This website provides students with up-to-date information, tips and tricks as well as with the most important FAQs on studying on site.

Due to the lockdown from 22 November to 12 December 2021, changes in teaching and exam operations are necessary. Your teachers are currently making the necessary preparations and will inform you via u:find and e-mail. 

With caution and considerate behaviour, we can continue to work and study safely together. Please continue to follow the safety and hygiene rules.


82 % of Austrian students are already vaccinated. Thank you for taking responsibility and acting as a role model.  Please also support these stricter measures.

Students sitting in the lecture hall, wearing FFP2 face masks.

© Arnold Pöschl - Please note that you need to wear an FFP2 face mask.

Regulations for your stay at the University (applicable from 22 November until 12 December 2021)

From 22 November until 12 December 2021, the following rules apply throughout your stay at the University of Vienna:

Changes to the format of courses/exams

  • During the lockdown, leaving your place of residence for educational purposes is permitted.
    • Teachers will adapt their courses/exams to reduce the number of contacts on site to a minimum. This means:
    • Lectures are held in a digital format.
    • For course with continuous assessment, the lecturers decide on the format of the upcoming course units.
    • Laboratory courses continue to take place on site.
  • Your teachers will inform you via u:find and e-mail about changes to their courses and exams.

The following safety measures apply on site:

  • PCR-tested, vaccinated or recovered (2.5 G): The rule of being PCR-tested, vaccinated or of having recovered from a COVID-19 infection (2.5 G rule) applies to courses and exams, study spaces, Student Spaces, to using the library services and to visits to the SSCs.
  • Additional current PCR test result: All students and teachers present during courses and exams additionally have to present a current PCR test result. This also applies if they are vaccinated or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. (For detailed information see the FAQ "Tested, vaccinated, recovered".)
  • Wearing an FFP2 face mask is mandatory in all public interior spaces of the University. This also includes participation in courses/exams (except for persons lecturing or oral contributions by participants).
  • Please note the detailed regulations specified below (seat number record, reporting an infection, etc.).
  • Reading rooms of the Vienna University Library and computer rooms are closed until 12 December 2021. Student Spaces can still be used during breaks between course units. The following applies in Student Spaces: needing to be PCR-testes, vaccinated or recovered (2.5 G); wearing an FFP2 face mask, registering via the QR-codes.

Seat number record

The seat number record is needed for you to reconstruct which seats you used in which lecture hall/laboratory and when.

Students sitting in the lecture hall, wearing FFP2 face masks.

© Arnold Pöschl - Please note that you need to wear an FFP2 face mask.

Our recommendation

  • Get PCR-tested regularly to protect yourself and others, even if you are already vaccinated or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. You can thus contribute to preventing the further spread of the virus.
  • Make use of the vaccination offers by the City of Vienna for the basic immunisation or to have a booster vaccination.

Checklist: Before the course/exam

  • Check the format of the course (digital, hybrid or on-site) on u:find.
  • Ensure that you are able to present valid proof of being PCR-tested or vaccinated, or of having recovered from COVID-19 and schedule enough time for the related checks at the entrance.
  • Take a PCR test in due time if you want to participate in on-site courses and exams.
  • Go to u:space and check whether you are duly registered for the course/exam.
  • Check your Webmail account as well as Moodle to see if there are any short-term changes regarding the relevant course/exam.
  • For courses that take place on site, students may have to announce via Moodle that they really wish to attend the course on site (and not online).
  • Do not forget to bring
    • your FFP2 face mask;
    • your proof of being PCR-tested, or vaccinated, or of having recovered from a COVID-19 infection (in digital format, e.g. green pass, and/or as a paper copy);
    • a current PCR test result, even if you are vaccinated or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection;
    • a valid official photo identification card (e.g. u:card);
    • a headset, laptop with microphone, chargers and/or replacement batteries;
    • your seat number record and
    • disinfectant.

Vienna University Library (UB):

If you want to use the on-site services of the Vienna University Library, please get informed about the applicable security rules in advance.

Places for Studying on site

Certain rooms at the University of Vienna can currently be used according to the applicable COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct.

 

 

Picture of a working space with laptop.

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FAQs Organisation of studies

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What access regulations apply (2.5 G plus PCR)?
How are courses held in the winter semester of 2021/2022?
Why do I have to take a PCR test, even though I am vaccinated/have recovered from COVID-19?
Where can I find detailed information about my courses and exams in the winter semester of 2021/2022?
How does contact tracing at the University of Vienna work?
Where can I get tested?
When are the university buildings open to the public?
"Tested, vaccinated, recovered" - What is accepted evidence of a low epidemiological risk according to the ordinance in Vienna?
As a student, do I have to wear an FFP2 face mask in the university buildings?
Where can I currently study at the University?
I cannot wear an FFP2-face mask and/or any other face mask for health reasons. What should I do?
What should I do if I am suspected to have contracted COVID-19?
How do courses/exams currently take place?
Can I currently use the services provided by the Language Centre, Uniport or USI?
How and where can I find reliable information about COVID-19?
Where can I find the opening hours of the Vienna University Library and what rules apply regarding the lending service?
What information and guidance are available about studying for persons with impairments, persons facing travel restrictions, persons who have to self-isolate, etc.?

FAQs courses, exams and submissions

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I have an impairment and have to bring one or two assistants to the course with me. Is this possible?
I cannot come to the University to attend a course/sit an exam (risk groups, quarantine, entry restriction). What should I do?
I have a problem with a course or exam date. What can I do?

FAQs International

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As an exchange student, what do I have to consider?