University of Rostock Covid-19 - Key Updates and Resources

Due to Coronavirus our University is now closed until 20 April 2020. We all look startled at these rapidly evolving events and hope that the situation will improve soon.

As for all Erasmus and overseas visiting students as well as visiting researchers from Europe and from all over the world, we strongly encourage you thinking about postponing your studies abroad to the fall / winter semester, since mobility in itself has to be considered unsafe.

As for official guidelines, we will announce further decisions and steps by next week. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. Since the university closure also includes our offices, it might take a moment but we take all your concerns very seriously and will try to reply as fast, good and faithful as we can.


UPDATE March 13, 2020

We have now one webpage , completely dedicated to any kind of updates in regard to the coronavirus: 

Here, you will find anything that is going on around the campus due to the coronavirus. It will be updated daily.

In case you have any further questions concerning the coronavirus, such as admission, registering, housing, and visa questions, please contact us, the Rostock International House, at 


+49-381-498-1222 (Martin Semjank)
+49-381-498-1209  (Secretariat)

Have good start into the spring semester!

UPDATE March 10, 2020

The University of Rostock is closely monitoring public health concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rostock and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania). As of March 10, 2020, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the University of Rostock community. University of Rostock is committed both to the safety and well-being of our university community and to providing continuity of instruction and services despite any interruptions.

The university is taking all possible steps to prevent the spread of illness, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of facilities; and posting information about the importance of hand washing as well as how to behave in case of possible illness. We also provide info concerning risk management in regard to high-risk individuals as well as in regard to hosting larger events.

We are preparing to accommodate affected students to the greatest reasonable extent through measures and are currently discussing appropriate procedures. In case there will be any changes to our regular schedules and procedures, we will inform you accordingly. 

Students, faculty, and staff who are unable to come to campus for medical reasons or because of concerns about exposure should contact:

  1. University Medical Center at the University of Rostock: +49-381-494-7450

For further inquiries regarding the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 you can reach out to:

  1. MV Ministry of Health Hotline
    Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
    Friday 9am-12pm.

  2. Federal Ministry of Health
    Monday – Thursday 8am-6pm
    Friday 8am-12pm.

Regarding ongoing latest information please check the current info by the Robert Koch Institute. Here you will also be able to find information on how to protect yourself. In addition, information will be available in various languages such as in German, English, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Persian:

Please check this page as well daily for updates and further instructions.