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September 23, 2020, 4:25 pm

Framework conditions for a safe environment on campus in the course of our "Learn Safely. Teach Safely" initiative:

Due to the current situation, no-show rule for course exams (LVPs) will be suspended during the October exam week.

September 17, 2020, 8:30 pm

Update on the situation at WU:

The changes regarding the  government's coronavirus traffic light status and measures are unfortunately currently very dynamic and changing rapidly, which makes long-term planning difficult for us.

This is how things currently continue at WU:

  • Campus WU remains open and your courses will be held according to the definition "Alternative procedure for the course in case of limited activity on campus" in the online course catalog

  • The exam week in October will be held in a hybrid format (mixing on campus and online exams).

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September 11, 2020, 7:00 pm

Latest information on mask requirement on campus:
  • starting Monday September 14, 2020

  • wearing of mouth and nose protectors is mandatory in WU buildings

  • at the learning space you may remove the mask as long as you follow the distance regulations

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September 2, 2020, 2:00 pm

Information on teaching during 2020/21 winter semester:
  • Courses will be taught on campus again, but in light of the current situation, however, the course schedule will apply with the procedure for the courses in case of limited activity on campus
    Your course instructors will go over the online course catalog (eVVZ) and the course syllabi on MyLEARN again by September 15 and, if necessary, further specify the information in the field “Procedure for the course in case of limited activity on campus.”

  • At WU, wearing a face mask is mandatory in all places where it is not possible to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter to other people. This rule must be observed everywhere, but especially in elevators, staircases, and study areas.

  • If the conditions may change in the course of the 2020/21 winter semester and that, even with all these measures in place, on-campus teaching at WU may no longer be safe, we will keep you updated about any changes regarding teaching and exams at WU on a regular basis.

  • These decisions will not affect the Summer University program and the October exam week in any way.

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What does this mean for you? And what do we expect from you?
  • We are a university committed to on-campus teaching. Direct interaction between you and your teachers is an essential part of our courses. We’re therefore planning to hold on-campus classes in many of our courses, subject to all the necessary safety measures. We expect you to participate in your on-campus classes and exams.

  • If you are unable to attend classes for important reasons (illness or, as the case may be, travel restrictions or quarantine orders), please contact your course instructors without delay.

  • If you belong to a high-risk group and have a chronic illness, the BeAble team is available to provide support if you have doubts about attending on-campus classes.

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For all current updates on teaching, please see our Distance and Hybrid Learning page, and we will continue to publish regular updates on how the COVID-19 restrictions affect student and campus life here on this web page.

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As of July 13, 2020, re-registration for the 2020/21 winter semester is also possible via online bank transfer.

FAQs for students

Learn safely (NEW September 23, 2020)

How to … Corona @ WU? (NEW September 23, 2020)

In-house Contact Tracing and attendance (NEW September 23, 2020)

Teaching and learning activities (updated October 2, 2020)

Examinations (updated October 2, 2020)

FAQ on legal issues

Library (updated October 2, 2020)

Service units (updated October 2, 2020)

Tuition Fees / ÖH dues (updated July 13, 2020)

Graduation ceremonies (updated October 02, 2020)

Exchange Semester and International Short Programs

Executive Academy

General information, links, and hotlines (updated October 2, 2020)

(Extraordinary) civilian service / militia service (updated June 29, 2020)

For urgent questions, please contact our team via email: studentsupport@wu.ac.at