Studying on site


We are looking forward to seeing you at the University on site again in the winter semester of 2022/2023.

Check list: Before the beginning of the semester

  • Check the format of the course/exam (on site, digital or hybrid) on u:find. There may be changes at short notice due to COVID-19. Plan your semester.
  • Register for all courses/exams on u:space. Following registration, you can access the learning materials on Moodle.

Recommendations for working and studying safely together:

  • Protect yourself from a severe course of the COVID-infection through a vaccination, especially by getting the booster vaccination.
  • Take care of yourself and your mental health. Do not hesitate to get help from the Psychological Counselling Services. This service is anonymous, low-threshold and free of charge.

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

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

Check list before participating in a course/exam

  • Check your Webmail account as well as Moodle to see if there are any short-term changes regarding the relevant course/exam.
  • Do not forget to bring
    • your FFP2 face mask;
    • a headset, laptop with microphone, chargers and/or replacement batteries, if you are at the University and participate in online courses;
    • disinfectant

In case of a COVID-19 infection

  • To protect other students and employees, do not come to the University even if you do not experience COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Call the hotline 1450 and follow the instructions.
  • Notify us of your infection via the Servicedesk.
  • Then please contact your teachers to find a solution for individual course units and exams for the duration of the movement restriction imposed by the authorities. You are entitled to a deviating (digital) mode of examination (section 13i of the section of the Statutes governing university studies according to the regulation by the Rectorate). We continue to support you in taking as many exams as possible. You should not experience a disadvantage if you stay at home to protect others.

Persons subject to a movement restriction imposed by the authorities, must adhere to the provisions of the Federal Government. (Current COVID-19 measures at a glance.)

Reporting an infection

Vienna University Library and study places

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

You can study at the following locations.

Picture of a working space with laptop.

© University of Vienna /

FAQs about access to the University (mandatory use of FFP2 face masks)


As a student, do I have to wear an FFP2 face mask in the university buildings?
I cannot wear an FFP2 face mask and/or a face mask for health reasons. What should I do?

FAQs about COVID-19 infections, tests and vaccinations


Can I come to the University of Vienna if I have been (PCR or antigen) tested positive for coronavirus?
Can I use the University Library if I have been (PCR or antigen) tested positive for coronavirus?
I am not a student of the University of Vienna and attended a course at the University. Who do I have to contact to notify the University of my confirmed COVID-19 infection?
What information and guidance are available about studying for persons with impairments, persons facing travel restrictions, persons who have to self-isolate, etc.?
I am not (fully) vaccinated: Can I attend courses and exams on site?
How and where can I find reliable information about COVID-19?