Informations for students

Last modification: 18.03.2020 / 04:15 pm

Attendance phase postponed in summer semester

In consultation with the heads of the state's universities, Science Minister Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann today decided to postpone the start of the presence phase in the summer semester - as in several other federal states - to April 20, 2020.

Frequently asked questions

The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg answers frequently asked questions from students in a separate FAQ area. The page is updated regularly.

Information for students entering from Austria, Italy or Switzerland

  • Students who have entered Germany from Austria, Switzerland or Italy fall under the regulation recommended by the Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn, according to which they should voluntarily stay at home for 14 days.

  • If they have already had contact with students or staff at the University of Magdeburg, they must immediately contact the responsible health office or family doctor by telephone.

Information for students entering from risk areas

  • Exchange students and newly admitted students who wish to come to the University of Magdeburg from a risk area or who have to pass through one of these areas in transit are urgently requested not to travel to Magdeburg until further notice.

  • Students who return or come from a risk area are not permitted to participate in the study programme for 14 days after arrival from the risk area and should contact the Public Health Department in charge as a precaution. During these 14 days, students should avoid going on campus, to the library or to the cafeteria. This should slow down the further spread of the coronavirus.

  • Students who have had contact with a person confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus must immediately contact the Public Health Department in charge, stay at home and follow the instructions issued by the responsible authorities. Students must inform lecturers of their absence.

  • These rules must be consistently observed in the interest of all students and teachers. The faculties are asked to support students so that no further disadvantages arise from the downtime.

Protection against infection

  • To protect against infection, please observe the general etiquette for coughing and sneezing as well as personal hygiene, in particular, by regularly washing your hands properly. Maintain a sufficient distance between yourself and people with flu-like symptoms (approx. 1 to 2 metres). In your dealings with others, please avoid physical contact (e.g. shaking hands).

  • According to the recommendation issued by the RKI, no additional protective measures, such as face masks and protective gloves, are required or have been ordered.

These measures apply with immediate effect. In light of the fact that the infection is spreading at a dynamic rate in Europe and Germany, it may be necessary to adjust measures at short notice. A pandemic has now been declared. Measures will be taken according to the University of Magdeburg’s pandemic plan

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