This page provides up-to-date information about the coronavirus outbreak as well as changes coming into effect and measures being taken.

 


"To-Go² – test & eat": COVID rapid testing site at Studentenhaus

Last updated: 27 April 2021

On Tuesday, 27 April 2020, a new COVID testing site opened in the cafeteria at the Studentenhaus Würzburg. The facility is wheelchair accessible and is open for all citizens.

More information about the testing site

 


Information about the washing machines in our student residences

Last updated: 15.04.2021

You need to do the laundry, but you have no money on your chip card?

Here is where you can find chip card load locations that you can access in the current situation:

to the current list


 

Mask regulations

Last updated: 15. January 2021

From Monday, 18.01.2021, FFP2 masks will be mandatory for local transport and retail throughout Bavaria. According to official guidelines, this also affects our canteens!

Please follow the new guidelines and wear an FFP2 mask when entering our canteens.


FAQs about coronavirus and studies

Last updated: 01.12.2020

Find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on BAföG & student financing, ac­com­mo­da­tion and Social Counselling and Legal Adivce dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­demic below.

FAQ Accommodation
FAQ BAföG student financing (in Ger­man)
FAQ So­cial Coun­selling and Legal Ad­vice

Did not find the right an­swer? Or would you like to know more about a topic?
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Interim financial aid available again to students facing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Last updated: 20. November 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided more funds to help students who can demonstrate an acute financial need caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible students can receive financial aid under the Ministry’s interim financial aid (Überbrückungshilfe) programme for the months of November 2020 to March 2021. Award decisions will be made by the competent local Studentenwerk institutions.

For further information click here


Canteens and cafeterias are only offering take-away meals

Last updated: 02. October 2020

As of 2 No­vem­ber 2020, our can­teens and cafe­te­rias will only be al­lowed to offer take-away meals.

This is be­cause the Bavar­ian reg­u­la­tion on in­fec­tion pre­ven­tion mea­sures no. 8 (8. Bay­If­SMV) dated Fri­day, 30 Oc­to­ber 2020 stip­u­lates that the only can­teens that are al­lowed to open are “staff can­teens that are not open to the pub­lic”. Ac­cord­ing to the Bavar­ian State Min­istry of Pub­lic Health and Care Ser­vices, the can­teens and cafe­te­rias op­er­ated by Stu­den­ten­werk in­sti­tu­tions do not fall into this cat­e­gory.

See below for the new rules that will be in place at our can­teens and cafe­te­rias dur­ing the “lock­down light”:

  • Our can­teens and cafe­te­rias are still open. How­ever, we can only offer take-away meals.
  • You will not need to pre-order your take­away.
  • We will charge you €0.50 for take-away food con­tain­ers.
  • There will be no cut­lery avail­able.
  • Our men­saV­i­tal meals will be served with­out drinks.
  • As of 2 No­vem­ber 2020, the can­teen at Stu­den­ten­haus and the Men­sate­ria on Cam­pus Hub­land Nord will be open Mon­day to Thurs­day from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fri­days from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • You will no longer need to reg­is­ter as a guest.
  • Un­for­tu­nately, the can­teen and cafe­te­ria in Schwe­in­furt as well as the cafe­te­rias FHWS Münzs­traße, FHWS Rönt­gen­ring and FHWS Sander­hein­rich­sleit­en­weg in Würzburg will be closed until fur­ther no­tice.
  • Our can­teens and cafe­te­rias are open to every­one. Since we will only be of­fer­ing take-away meals, we can also ac­cept guests that are not stu­dents or staff mem­bers of the higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions or the Stu­den­ten­werk Würzburg.

Information on moving in during the Corona pandemic

Last updated: 23. September 2020

We look forward to welcoming you soon as a tenant in one of our student residences. As you will be aware, our daily lives are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This letter provides you with important information. Please read it carefully and follow the rules listed below in order to protect yourself and others.

 


Semester ticket: exceptional rules also expires in Bamberg

Last updated: 21. September 2020

Exceptional rules expire on 30.09.2020 in Bamberg.

Since many students had the problem that their semester ticket public transport passes had expired and it was not possible for them to renew them (i.e. have the new expiry date printed on them), we had agreed on special arrangements with the public transport providers in the region.

The goodwill arrangements in Würzburg and Schweinfurt have already expired in June / July.
Now the exceptional rules in Bamberg also expires on 30.09.2020.

That means: the normal rules for the semester ticket apply again at all locations. The only document that will be accepted as a ticket on public transport is your renewed student ID card.


The bridging aid for students in need is extended by one month

Last updated: 20.08.2020

The bridging aid for students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic will be extended. Affected students can also apply for the non-repayable grant of the bridging aid in September.

The official press release by the BMBF on the extension of the bridging aid can be found here (Press release only in german)

All further information on the bridging assistance can be found here


Corona pandemic: bridging aid for students in financial emergency situation

Last updated: 15 June 2020

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic with allowances totalling 100 million euros.

More Information


Changes due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Bavaria

Last updated: 16 March 2020

Due to the current situation and after a state of emergency has been declared in Bavaria, the following changes will take effect at the Studentenwerk Würzburg:

Canteens and cafeterias:

All canteens and cafeterias in Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt (as of 16 March 2020) and Würzburg will be closed as of Tuesday, 17 March 2020 and until further notice.

Counselling services

Until further notice, the Studentenwerk Würzburg will no longer offer face-to-face counselling services. Counselling will only be available over the phone and per email. This applies to social, legal and psychotherapeutic counselling, counselling in the area of accommodation, financial counselling, the info point, the chip card office and the main cash desk.

You can contact the BAföG Office per email at wuerzburg(at)bafoeg-bayern(dot)de. Your contacts there can be reached over the phone.

You can also contact the teams at our social, legal and psychotherapeutic counselling services over the phone and per email. Their contact details and office hours can be found on the respective pages on our website.
 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you up-to-date on developments via our website and social media channels.

Take care of your health!


Kellerperle closed

Last updated: 16 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Kellerperle will be closed until further notice.

 


The University of Würzburg and the Universiy of Bamberg suspend courses until further notice

Last updated: 11 March 2020

On 10 March 2020, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts decided that all universities in Bavaria should stop courses immediately and until further notice. There are new rules in place for exams, too.

For more information, go to the web pages of your university.

University of Würzburg
University of Bam­berg


Start date of the lecture period of the 2020 summer semester at universities of applied sciences postponed to 20 April 2020

Last updated: 10 March 2020

On 10 March, the Bavarian State Government decided that the start date of the lecture period of the 2020 summer semester at universities of applied sciences will be postponed to 20 April 2020 in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading further (cf. https://www.stmwk.bayern.de/pressemitteilung/11869/nr-047-vom-10-03-2020.html).

For more information, go to the web pages of your university of applied sciences.

FHWS
TH Aschaffenburg


General information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: 3 March 2020

Since January 2020, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which originated in China in December 2019, has been spreading to other parts of the world. We are receiving more and more enquiries about how the Studentenwerk Würzburg is handling the issue.

The Studentenwerk Würzburg is monitoring the developments carefully and is acting in accordance with the recommendations of the competent authorities and institutions.

We are asking all students to act responsibly and help us prevent the virus from spreading further. In particular, we are asking all students who are arriving or returning from abroad or are planning to travel abroad to read the available information about coronavirus carefully.

We have provided more information about coronavirus and links to information provided by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute.

 

The 10 most important hygiene recommendations

To avoid becoming infected with coronavirus, you should practise the same hygiene routines that are also recommended for the prevention of regular influenza (see picture).

 

FAQs

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. They can affect both humans and animals, including birds and mammals. Coronaviruses cause diseases in humans that range from common colds to severe and potentially fatal diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Although less infectious than influenza, severe diseases caused by coronaviruses, such as SARS or MERS, have caused major outbreaks (e.g. in hospitals) in the past.

Source: Robert Koch Institute


How is the novel coronavirus transmitted?

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is transmitted through person-to-person contact. The main route of transmission is through droplets. The virus spreads directly from person to person via the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and indirectly via hands which come into contact with the mucous membranes of the mouth or nose or the conjunctiva of the eye. Coronaviruses mainly target the respiratory tract. There are cases in which persons became infected through contact with persons who were displaying only mild or non-specific symptoms. The novel coronavirus has also been detected in the stool samples of some patients. It has not been determined yet whether SARS-CoV-2 is also transmitted via the faeco-oral route.

Source: Robert Koch Institute


What are the typical symptoms of the novel coronavirus?

The typical symptoms include a cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever. Some patients also have diarrhoea. Some patients have severe symptoms including respiratory problems and pneumonia.

Source: Federal Ministry of Health

 

What is the incubation period?

Researchers currently believe that the time between exposure and onset of symptoms is up to 14 days.

Source: Robert Koch Institute

 

What can you do to avoid becoming infected?

Practise good cough and sneeze etiquette (cough and sneeze into your elbow), good hand hygiene and maintain a distance (1 to 2 meters) from infected persons.

Source: Robert Koch Institute

How can you tell whether you have the flu or 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV2)?

The symptoms are very similar. This is why you need to be tested to know for sure. According to the RKI, the risk of becoming infected with 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV2) is currently low in Germany. If you are displaying symptoms such as a cough, fever or respiratory problems, you are likely suffering from the flu or a cold. To prevent coronavirus from spreading further, it is important, however, to identify persons who may have become infected with coronavirus early, isolate them and have them tested for the virus.

Source: Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety

 

I am displaying symptoms. What do I do?

If you are displaying symptoms, please phone your doctor. If you have recently been to a high-risk area (e.g. China or Northern Italy), please contact the competent health office (Gesundheitsamt) immediately. Avoid contact with others and continue to practise good hygiene routines and good cough and sneeze etiquette. Always phone your doctor and describe your symptoms before you visit him or her. Your doctor will need to take precautions to prevent himself/herself and others from becoming infected.

Sources: German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment / German Federal Ministry of Health

Whom can doctors contact with queries?

They can contact the competent health office (tools.rki.de/plztool).

Source: Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety

Useful links

FAQ

Find further information on BAföG & student financing, accommodation and Social Counselling and Legal Adivce during the coronavirus pandemic below.

FAQ Accommodation
FAQ BAföG student financing (in German)
FAQ Social Counselling and Legal Advice

 

Any questions?

Students and staff members can contact corona(at)studentenwerk-wuerzburg(dot)de

 

The 10 most important hygiene recommendations

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