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Coronavirus: Updates for Students

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October 22, 2021, 12:20 pm

Improvement for the controls of the 2,5G proofs!

If you are fully immunized or recovered, you can get a "Fast Lane Sticker" for the 2021/22 winter semester at WU starting October 25.

For details, see our FAQs.

September 28, 2021, 09:00 am

Effective October 1, 2021, 2,5G will apply with the following proofs at WU:

Tested
("Getestet")
Exclusively PCR tests with a validity of 48 hours, i.e. NO more antigen tests!
Links to PCR testing possibilities in Vienna and the federal states (in German).
Recovered
("Genesen")
Recovery certificate
Vaccinated
("Geimpft")
Vaccination with a centrally authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

Details on all valid proofs as well as information on validity can be found in our FAQs.

September 15, 2021, 10:45 am - updated Sept. 28, 2021

Teaching and Learning in winter semester 21/22

As announced, most courses are scheduled with on-campus attendance, information on the mode in which your courses & exams will take place can be found in the course catalog (VVZ) or syllabus on LEARN, as well as in the exam schedules for the exam weeks.

Your personal decision to get vaccinated is the only way our campus can be and remain filled with life and learning.
Starting Tuesday September 21, 2021, you can also get vaccinated directly on campus, next to the cafeteria, without registering. Details will be available soon on the website of "Impfservice Wien".
The framework conditions for teaching at the WU campus
(until 30.09. 3G applies, from 01.10. 2.5G applies)
  • 2,5G-rule (in German for Getestet, Geimpft, Genesen: Tested, Vaccinated, Recovered)'
    To enter the buildings of WU and to participate in courses and exams on Campus you need a valid 2,5G proof in Latin script in German or English or in the form of a certificate pursuant to Section 4b (1) of the Epidemic Act 1950 (EpiG), Federal Law Gazette No. 186/1950 (as amended).

  • 2,5G-controls
    Can be carried out centrally in front of the buildings as well as decentralized by your lecturers.

    • Please be on site 30-45 minutes before the start of the courses/exams (delays especially during peak times possible)

    • Please have your 2,5G proof as well as a photo ID at hand

    • Please always take a printout of the proof with you

  • FFP2 mask
    We strongly recommend that you wear an FFP2 mask during the 2.5G controls and in the buildings all the way to your seat, even if masks are not mandatory for courses and exams. For identification purposes, e.g. during examinations, you may be asked to remove the mask briefly.

  • WU Check-In, attendance requirement and contact tracing

    • Check in for each course/exam: WU Check-In, even if attendance is not required. You can find the seat number directly on the table (instructions and FAQs).

    • If no clear data is available, all potential contacts must be reported to the health authorities.

    • The attendance information from WU Check-in is available to the lecturers for recording the attendance of courses with compulsory attendance.

    • According to the current status, no hygiene distances apply, so each seat is marked (blue dot). For exams, the seats marked in pink can be used.

  • Notification of COVID-19 disease
    If you are tested positive for COVID-19 (a positive PCR test result), please also report this to WU: COVID-19 Report Form.

However, the current situation is still complex and dynamic. Should the legal framework change or measures have to be adapted due to the general situation, you will receive the information again via e-mail.

FAQs for students

Current security measures (updated October 1, 2021)

Fast Lane Sticker (NEW October 22, 2021)

How to … Corona @ WU? (updated September 23, 2021)

Corona Vaccination (September 15, 2021)

In-house Contact Tracing and WU Check-in (updated September 1, 2021)

Teaching and learning activities (updated September 15, 2021)

Examinations (updated September 15, 2021)

FAQ on legal issues

Library (updated September 27, 2021)

Rental lockers on Campus WU (updated July 21, 2021)

Service units (updated August 25, 2021)

Tuition Fees / ÖH dues (updated July 12, 2021)

Graduation ceremonies (updated June 21, 2021)

Exchange Semester and International Short Programs

Executive Academy

General information, links, and hotlines (updated November 23, 2020)

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

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