Current information on handling the coronavirus

The translation of this website from German was done with artificial intelligence and is therefore without guarantee.

Teaching in the winter term 2021/2022 will largely be carried out in presence.

The University of Rostock sees itself as a residential university and therefore aims to return to classroom teaching as far as possible in the winter semester 2021/2022. However, in accordance with the Hochschul-Corona-Verordnung M-V, some health protection restrictions are still necessary.

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


"Corona free trial" also approved for winter term 21/22

The Rectorate has decided, in accordance with § 1a of the framework examination regulations (Rahmenprüfungsordnungen BA/MA or LA), that examinations which have not been passed in winter term 21/22 are deemed not to have been taken.
▼  Category: Exams | Deadlines | Written assignments

General information on studying and teaching

Students with vaccination with non-EU-approved vaccines

Currently, vaccinations against Covid-19 given with vaccines that are not licensed in the EU are not recognised in the EU. Therefore, people with a non-approved vaccination are considered unvaccinated in the EU. If you have any questions, the team of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Rostock University Medical Centre will advise students on the protective effect and documentation of a previous Covid-19 disease or previous vaccinations against Covid-19.

Contact: tropenmed.uni-rostockde, telephone 0381-494 7511

Language Centre offers courses in presence

Language Centre offers courses in presence

The language courses in the winter term 2021/2022 will largely take place in presence. The regulations for lectures held in presence also apply to the courses offered by the Language Centre. You can find further information on the
 ► Websites of the Language Centre.

Libraries and Mensas open again

The pandemic-related restrictions for the university library locations and the mensas have been lifted as far as possible, so it is possible to use them locally again in accordance with the current generally applicable rules (AHA rules, contact tracing).
University Library website
► Mensa-Aktuell 

Duty to wear masks in university buildings

Regular hand washing and ventilation, keeping 1.5 m away from other people and wearing a mask are among the most important measures to protect yourself and others from Covid-19. Wearing a medical mask in the buildings of the University of Rostock is therefore obligatory for students.
Only persons who cannot wear a mask for health reasons are exempt from this regulation.

Corona emergency aid for students

Corona emergency aid for students

The Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) has extended the bridging aid for students who are provably in acute need due to the Corona pandemic.
Further information on the website of the Studierendenwerk
BMBF website on bridging aid

BAföG & extended standard period of study

With an amendment to the State University Act (Landeshochschulgesetz) in conjunction with the Standard Period of Study Ordinance (Regelstudienzeitverordnung M-V), an extended "individual standard period of study" applies to students who were enrolled (and not on leave of absence) in the summer term 2020, the winter term 2020/2021 or the summer term 2021. 

This results in an extension of BAföG funding, for more detailed information please see:
► Sonderregelung zur BAföG Förderungsdauer

Students or graduates who have to prove this extension of the standard period of study elsewhere (not for BAföG) can use the letter from the Prorector for Studies, Teaching and Evaluation, which can be downloaded here:
► Information regarding the individual standard period of study for the period of time summer semester 2020 to summer semester 2021

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

Due to the corona crisis a semester on leave of absence can be applied for

Provided there are no objections in terms of examination law, students can apply for a semester's leave of absence in order to secure their livelihood, to look after children or relatives, or for other comprehensible impairments caused by the current corona situation.

Information to temporary absence

Entry from international risk areas / Information for international students

Persons entering Germany from a risk area must complete a "Digital Entry Application". Afterwards, you will receive information on the testing and quarantine obligation. All further information at:

The Rostock International House provides detailed information on travel and general COVID-19 news for international students.
► COVID-19-News

Courses | Internships | Distance Learning

Presence teaching in the winter term 2021/2022 (Update from 30.11.2021)

Classroom teaching ("2G" or digital applies):
Courses can take place in presence if either all participants fall under the 2G status or an adequate digital teaching offer exists for all students who cannot or do not want to participate in 2G. This offer can be made asynchronously (e.g. through commented Power Point presentations, chat offers, etc.). If it is not possible to offer this additional service, the course must be held digitally.  

Attendance ("2G regulation")
Persons may participate in courses who are "immunised", which means that they have been vaccinated with a recognised vaccine or are considered to be recovered, taking into account the applicable deadlines.
The mask requirement for students in the university buildings also applies in the courses. Irrespective of the status of immunisation or testing, persons with symptoms of a corona disease are not allowed to attend lectures. Students who belong to a group of persons who have higher health risks and therefore cannot participate in courses can claim a disadvantage compensation.

Room allocation:
The space allocation in the rooms is done with a minimum distance according to the chequerboard pattern (1 m distance).

Exceptions for special teaching formats
If obligatory courses cannot be held digitally, e.g. because they require separate laboratory or special rooms (work in the laboratory, compulsory excursions, practical exercises in schools, etc.), the following applies: For those who cannot show proof of immunisation or an official test certificate that is no more than 24 hours old (or 48 hours old in the case of PCR tests), the possibility of supervised testing should be created before the start of the course - provided that the possibility is given in the available capacities. (see: Guideline for the implementation of courses that require separate laboratory or special rooms).

Contact registration:
Where possible, there will be a seat-specific registration. This will be done via the Luca App or with prepared papers (see documents), which will be collected and stored in accordance with data protection regulations.

Students must carry their certificate of immunisation or test with them. The teaching staff is obliged to check the corresponding certificates at least on a random basis. The teaching staff are entitled to ask about the students' vaccination status.

Compulsory attendance:
The compulsory attendance in on-site courses is suspended.

Documents (german)
► Framework Regulations for On-Site Teaching at the University of Rostock
► Guideline for holding courses requiring separate laboratory or special rooms
► Handlungsrahmen für Dozenten und Studierende für die Kontaktnachverfolgung im Wintersemester 2021 / 2022
Muster-Formular Kontaktdaten (Papierform)

Confirm hygiene rules in StudIP

All students are asked to confirm in their StudIP profile that they have taken note of the hygiene rules applicable for the winter term 2021/22 at the University of Rostock.

Link to personal StudIp profile

Absence from courses and examinations in case of symptoms, as a contact person or in case of illness/positive testing

For health protection purposes, no one with unexplained cold or flu symptoms may attend a class or examination. In the case of signs of illness which indicate Covid-19 and which have occurred in the last 48 hours, an examination may not be taken or the course may not be attended. In their own interest, such persons should stay at home and contact a doctor. Such signs of illness are fever, dry cough, breathing problems, sore throat, pain in the limbs, diarrhoea and especially: sudden loss of smell and/or taste. Any resulting absence or inability to take examinations must be evidenced by a doctor's certificate.

Students who have had contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 or who have been in an international or domestic risk area within 14 days prior to the course or examination may only attend a course or examination if the legally prescribed quarantine has been observed in advance. Only persons who present a negative Covid 19 test are exempt from this. The test must be a molecular biological test (PCR procedure) that is not older than 48 hours at the time of the course or examination. Proof of quarantine must be provided in the form of a suitable certificate from the health authority or a doctor. The day of return from a risk area is, if relevant, to be made credible by suitable proof of the end of the journey.

Special regulations for risk groups and students with special needs

Provided that the subject-related and organisational prerequisites are met, lecturers shall ensure that in courses which are wholly or partly in attendance, alternative possibilities are offered for risk groups and students who, e.g. due to travel restrictions, or who are unable to attend attendance events (including online presence, if applicable) due to childcare or care of relatives, or who are only able to attend attendance events to a limited extent (including online presence, if applicable), so that they can still complete the required study and examination credits (video recordings, individual online exercise groups, alternative tasks, etc.).

If you belong to a risk group, the following applies: According to the assessment of the Robert Koch Institute on risk groups, the risk assessment can only be made individually. For the individual assessment of the risk factors, a medical assessment is therefore required, which is confirmed in the form of a certificate or a medical certificate issued by a doctor. The medical certificate must explicitly state that the person being assessed "is a person with a higher risk of severe Covid 19 disease progression". The same applies in the case that the person lives in a domestic community with a person at high risk or is in regular contact with him or her, e.g. because he or she cares for him or her. As is usually the case, the exact diagnosis does not have to be stated.


Exams | Deadlines | Written assignments

The examination system at the University of Rostock is decentralized. The contact person for students in all examination topics is the examination office or the examination board of the respective faculty - for students studying teaching it is the Central Examination and Study Office for Teaching (ZPA).

Here you find an ► overview of the examination and study offices

The decision on the existence of an exceptional situation due to force majeure in accordance with § 1a article 1 sentence 1 RPO-Ba/Ma and § 1a article 1 sentence 1 RPO-LA remains in force for the winter term 21/22.

The following regulations apply for all faculties:

Cancellation of failed examinations ("Corona free attempt")

In addition to the decision on the existence of an exceptional situation due to force majeure pursuant the Rectorate has decided, in accordance with § 1a (8) of the framework examination regulations (Rahmenprüfungsordnungen BA/MA or LA), that examinations which have not been passed in winter term 21/22 are deemed not to have been taken.

This applies to examinations for which students registered in the winter term 21/22 and which are taken at the latest before the start of the regular examination period of the summer term 2022. The regulation also applies to repeat attempts. The regulation does not apply if the examination is failed due to attempted cheating or breach of regulations.

If the above conditions are met, the examination attempt will automatically be deemed as not having been taken by the responsible examination office. The student does not need to apply for this.

These regulations also apply if a student does not take the examination without giving a reason ("Versäumnis" according to § 14 Abs.1 RPO-BA/MA or § 20 Abs.1 RPO-LA).

►  Information zu Prüfungsanmeldung und -abmeldung sowie Wertung für Studierende von Bachelor-/Master- und Lehramtsstudiengängen (only available in german)

Forms of examination and rights of withdrawal

Based on the decision on the existence of an exceptional situation due to force majeure in accordance with § 1a Abs. 1 Satz 1 RPO-Ba/Ma and § 1a Abs. 1 Satz 1 RPO-LA teaching and examination forms can be adapted under the given regulations and extended cancelation rights apply to examinations.

►  Information zu Prüfungsanmeldung und -abmeldung sowie Wertung für Studierende von Bachelor-/Master- und Lehramtsstudiengängen (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 with completely and promptly.

The Info-Service is the central contact point for prospective and current students found in the Student Service Center of the University of Rostock. If you are looking for advice, please contact here first. 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 Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.| Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mail: studiumuni-rostockde 




Corona help in the office hours of the General Student Advisory Service

The General Student Advisory Service of the University of Rostock is available during telephone consultation hours to assist students with their personal questions. No matter whether it concerns difficulties and new challenges in the field of study organisation, orientation or financing. The Student Advisory Service is also happy to help you find the right contact person and institution for your concerns. In addition, there is the possibility of taking advantage of individual study guidance in the case of more complex problems.


We can be reached by telephone on 0381 498 -1253 or via voice or video chat in DFN (no PIN required) at the following times:

Tuesday  14h - 17h
Thursday 10h - 12h & 14h - 16h
Friday  10h - 12h

You can find further information here

General information on hygiene and information portals