Current information on handling the coronavirus

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Return to "normality" in teaching planned for winter term 22/23

In consultation with the faculties, the Rectorate plans to abolish the current exceptions for circumstances of force majeure (Framework Examination Regulations §§1a and b) for the winter term 2022/2023, so that all lectures will then be held regularly in attendance again and the exceptions in examination law (changed examination forms and extended withdrawal rights) will also be abolished.

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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

FFP2 masks recommended 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 an FFP2 mask in the buildings of the University of Rostock is therefore strongly recommended.

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, the summer term 2021 or the winterterm 2021/2022. 

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 winter semester 2021/2022

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

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 summer term 2022

Due to the discontinuation of most pandemic-related restrictions, new regulations for the implementation of classroom teaching will also apply at the University of Rostock from 02.05.2022. The obligations to wear masks and to keep minimum distances will be changed into urgent recommendations. There will no longer be any checks of corresponding certificates for students. 
► Framework Regulations for Teaching and Holding Examinations On Site at the University of Rostock during Limited Operations to Combat the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (applies to the University of Rostock, not University Medicine)

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 following regulations apply for all faculties:


No question shall be dropped

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 Consultations: Monday till Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Phone: +49 381 498-1230
Office hours: Monday till Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Friday 09 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mail: studiumuni-rostockde 

Chat: here



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

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