Current information on dealing with the coronavirus

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The University of Rostock works on a restricted operation

Updated on 26/03/2020

In order to limit the spread of the corona virus, the University of Rostock stopped regular operations on 13 March 2020. The start of the study operation (teaching, examinations), the general event operation and the public library operation has been postponed to April 20, 2020 until further notice. Coordination with the Ministry of Education M-V regarding the form and scope of the study program is ongoing. We will inform all members of the UR as soon as binding information is available.

The primary goal is to continue to interrupt the chain of infection from person to person and to protect persons from the risk group. Avoid direct contact even in everyday business life and keep a distance of at least two metres from each other. Make sure to wash your hands regularly and use disinfectants.

In order to maintain the functional capability of the University of Rostock under the given circumstances as far as possible and especially to prepare the study operation, a restricted operation is to be resumed as of March 30, 2020.

Please keep up to date with changes on the service portal or student portal and check your university e-mail address regularly.

Notes on teaching activities

Even if the semester break is extended, the university does not have any holidays. We work behind closed doors or from home without direct contact. Our special care is for all students with disadvantage compensation and international students.

Examinations and deadlines

Here you will find detailed information on postponing deadlines for submission of written papers and on postponing or changing the format of examinations.

Access to the university buildings

The university buildings are closed to students and visitors.The buildings are only open to employees with access authorization.  Access authorization is regulated for each building by the heads of the facilities. The examination offices work without public access and can be reached by e-mail and telephone.


Stays abroad and visiting students

Study visits supported by the Erasmus programme are postponed by one semester for both incoming and outgoing students.


Committee work at the university

Appointment committees work electronically, appointments are made and reviewed in the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education is also preparing possibilities for appointments without direct contact, for example by post.

For the work in appointment commissions, in student bodies, staff councils, the senate with the senate commissions and the council, presentations, debates and discussions can be organised via video conferences. Elections can be organised as postal votes.

Information for residents of the dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar

The Studierendenwerk has prepared dormitory FAQs on the current corona situation. The questions concern moving in and out, the correct behaviour in the dormitory during the crisis and what options are available if the rent cannot be paid on time. The dormitory FAQs are only available in English.

► dormitory-FAQ

BAföG in times of the Corona crisis

The Studentenwerk Rostock-Wismar has compiled some FAQs on the subject of BAFöG and Corona. The BAföG-FAQ are only available in German.



No question shall be dropped

Due to the coronavirus the university is working in limited operation. There are no events taking place. The Info-Service can only be reached by e-mail or telephone. Please understand that in this situation not all requests can be dealt completely and promptly.

The Info-Service is the central contact point for prospective and current students at the Student Service Center of the University of Rostock. Pleas start your contact here. Often the question can already be clarified with a short information. If necessary, specialized contact persons will be referred to.

Phone: +49 381 498-1230 | Monday till Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mail: studiumuni-rostockde 


Letter from Minister Martin to all students

The Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Mrs. Bettina Martin, addresses a letter to all students in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Letter from Minister Martin to all students in MV

Instructions for students regarding procedure in the event of illness or suspected illness


Updated on 11/03/2020

The following specific regulations apply to the University of Rostock (excluding the University Medical Department), provided that no conflicting regulations have been issued by a higher authority:

University of Rostock Crisis Management



Procedure when returning from a risk area or following contact with a person confirmed to be infected by the Corona Virus

If you have been in a risk area within the last 14 days, or if you have been in contact with a person confirmed to be infected by the Corona Virus but you are not exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please contact your local Health Authority without delay and follow their instructions.

Please do not come to the University or enter the campus, and avoid unnecessary contact until you know whether you are infected.  In the event that you are indeed infected, then inform the University by sending an email to  krisenmanagementuni-rostockde - even if you are not exhibiting any symptoms of illness.

The risk areas are listed in the recommendations issued by the Robert Koch Institute concerning management of the Corona Virus.

If you are ill, please observe the regulations listed under Procedure in the Event of Symptoms of Illness.

Procedure in the Event of Symptoms of Illness

In the event of symptoms of illness (coughing, an elevated temperature, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose), or if you suspect that you are infected by the Corona Virus, please first of all phone your General Practitioner and let them advise you what to do next, and whether any special measures are required. In this case, do not come to the University or enter the campus.

If you are concerned about prior contact with infected persons, but you are not feeling any symptoms, contact your local Health Authority.

If you have tested positive for the Corona Virus, do not come to the University or enter the campus. Inform the University of the reason for your illness by sending an email to krisenmanagementuni-rostockde.

General instructions

General hygienic instructions

In principle, we recommend the following precautionary measures to university members, also in view of the current wave of influenza:

  • Wash your hands regularly. If this is not possible, use disinfectants.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly if you have touched something that other people also touch.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean or disinfect objects that may contain saliva or other bodily fluids of others and that you want to touch.
  • Do not share cutlery, glasses or similar items with other people.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Persons who feel unwell, have a fever or other influenza symptoms are advised to contact their family doctor and, if they are ill, stay at home and call in sick (see Behavioural recommendations for symptoms of illness).

The most important and effective measures for personal protection as well as for the protection of other people from infection with respiratory pathogens are correct coughing and sneezing etiquette and keeping a distance (about one meter) from persons suspected of being ill in addition to good hand hygiene. However, in view of the wave of influenza, these measures are advisable everywhere and at all times. (Extract from the information sheet of the Federal Centre for Health Education).

Where do I get general information?



Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Schareck
Tel: + 49 381 498-1005

Dr. Jan Tamm
Tel: + 49 381 498-1016

Frau Suckow
Tel: + 49 381 498-1403

Herr Wickboldt
Tel: + 49 381 498-1397


The Ministry of Health MV has set up a telephone hotline for questions about the coronavirus and the lung disease Covid-19. Experts can be reached on 0385- 588 5888 from Monday to Thursday from 09:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 15:00. On Fridays, this hotline can be called between 09:00 and 12:00.

Otherwise, use the generally available sources of information and keep yourself up to date.

Information and support for people with a higher risk

The Robert Koch Institute has issued separate information on the protection of groups at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease.

Check whether you belong to this group at risk and follow the recommendations for yourself and for the protection of your immediate environment.


Information vor employees

Special information for emplyees you can find at the intranet (Dienstleistungsportal)