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Coronavirus: Updates for Students

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July 22, 2020, 12:30 pm

Course catalog for the 2020/21 winter semester:
  • For courses that are planned to be held in the usual on-campus format in the 2020/21 winter semester plan B scenarios have been defined. Information on these plan B scenarios is provided in the new field “Alternative procedure for the course in case of limited activity on campus” in the course catalog.

  • The plan B scenarios take potential restrictions in WU’s on-campus operations into account (e.g. distancing requirements, maximum occupancy limits in closed rooms). Details about the different modes of instruction.

  • The information in the course catalog is updated on a continuous basis.

  • Decision expected mid September!


Exam schedule for the October 2020 exam week
  • The next exam week in October, will be held in a hybrid format: with a mix of online and on-campus exams. The hybrid format is based on the distancing and safety requirements that are currently in place. In particular, exams where we expect to see high demand from students will be held online.

  • The exam schedule is now available online.

  • Our plans for the further exam weeks to be held during the 2020/21 winter semester will be announced in fall.


Don't miss:

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

July 2, 2020, 10:00 am

Overview of the services that will be available to you on Campus WU in the summer of 2020:
  • Starting June 15, wearing a face mask is only be necessary in the buildings of WU if the general minimum distance cannot be maintained (e.g. in waiting areas or accessing exams on campus).

  • Starting July 1, all WU buildings will be open to you again. You can use the study areas and independent study zones again as of July 1 during the general building opening hours (Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 8:00pm). To ensure compliance with the prescribed minimum safety distance, the number of available seats is reduced, however.

  • Until the end of September, the Study Service Center (SSC) will offer its various services at specific times, in some cases only upon appointment. This applies e.g. to advisory services related to need-based scholarship grants and the submission of applications, student admission/re-registration, the issuing of student ID cards, and the collection of graduation documents. Up-to-date information about the current opening hours and contacts is available on the SSC web page.  

  • The International Office is also available to you again – for more information, please see the IO web page.

  • As of August 3, the Central Library (including the Language Resource Center), the Library for Law, and the Library for Social Sciences will open for studying again as of August 3, but the number of people that can be admitted to the libraries will be limited. Please note that it will be necessary to reserve a seat in advance. The lending service for borrowing books is still in place, but it will be temporarily unavailable during the library break from July 20 to 31. For detailed information, please see the WU University Library website.

  • Starting on August 3, the PC practice labs in the LC building will be available again, exclusively during summer break opening hours. The PC practice labs in the TC building will remain closed for the time being.

  • Starting on September 1, a limited number of project rooms (listed in ROOMS) will be available to you again. We expect that booking project rooms as usual will be possible again when the winter semester starts (October 1, 2020).


FAQs for students

Teaching and learning activities (updated August 5, 2020)

Examinations (updated July 22, 2020)

FAQ on legal issues

Library (updated August 5, 2020)

Service units (updated August 5, 2020)

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

Graduation ceremonies (updated July 14, 2020)

Exchange Semester and International Short Programs

Executive Academy

General information, links, and hotlines (updated June 29, 2020)

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

Credit for COVID-19 community service as a free elective (updated April 30, 2020)

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