Studying on site

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 courses and exams (effective from 10 January 2022 until 28 February 2022)

  • Courses take place in a digital format, as far as possible. Exams can be held in a digital format or on site.
  • Courses that must take place on site, such as laboratory courses or sports courses continue to be held on site.
  • Your teachers give you further information via u:find.

The following safety measures apply on site:

  • Accessing buildings: in general, being PCR-tested, vaccinated or having recovered from an infection (2.5 G rule).
  • In all public areas of the University of Vienna, the use of FFP2 face masks is mandatory. During on-site courses and exams all persons present must wear an FFP2 face mask. This rule also applies to giving lectures or making oral contributions.
  • In all exams that take place on site, you must be able to present a valid PCR test result (taken no more than 48 hours ago). Put your proof visibly on the desk during the exam.
  • If you are in quarantine or belong to a group at increased risk, please contact the examiners. They check if you can take the exam in a digital format as an alternative.
  • If you are infected with COVID-19, immediately notify the University via the COVID-19 form. Keep your seat number record ready.

We strongly recommend:

  • Only come to the University if you have been PCR-tested. Get tested regularly, e.g. as part of the “Alles gurgelt” (everybody gargle) initiative.
  • Protect yourself from a severe course of the infection through a vaccination, especially by getting the booster vaccination.

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.

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
  • If you take an on-site exam, you need a current PCR test result (also if you are vaccinated or have recovered from an infection).
  • 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);
    • during exams: current PCR test result,
    • 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 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. Please consider the safety provisions and obtain information about the opening hours in advance.

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


What access regulations apply (2.5 G)?
What are the PCR testing opportunities at the University of Vienna?
I did not receive my PCR test result in due time. What can I do?
Do I have to take a PCR test, even though I am vaccinated/have recovered from COVID-19?
I am not (fully) vaccinated: Can I attend courses and exams on site?
"Tested, vaccinated, recovered" - What is accepted evidence of a low epidemiological risk according to the ordinance in Vienna?
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?
What should I do if I am suspected to have contracted COVID-19?
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 any other face mask for health reasons. What should I do?
When are the university buildings open to the public?
Where can I currently study at the University?
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.?
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?

FAQs courses, exams and submissions


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


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