Information on Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis continues to affect our professional and private lives. In public life, but also at the university as a place of work and education, many small steps have already been taken towards easing restrictions – not least thanks to the high degree of acceptance, flexibility and creativity displayed by staff and students. However, in order to continue to protect the health of all university members, we must remain vigilant. The most important information for facing the challenges of new working conditions and an exceptional semester is collected here.

The most recent developments


According to the orders of the ministries and the university board of management, the following regulations apply:

  • At Bavarian universities, the summer semester’s lecture period is scheduled from 20 April until 7 August 2020 through the implementation of web-supported teaching.
  • On-site operations at the University of Bamberg continue to be reduced. Wherever possible, employees of university staff are to work from home since 23 March.
  • Employees can still be reached by email and telephone. Appointments and consultation hours will be provided by telephone or e-mail as far as possible.
  • Most university buildings remain closed until further notice, public access will continue to be impossible or heavily restricted in most offices and facilities.
  • The branch libraries 1, 3, 4 and 5 are again available as places for study and work, and books and other media can be checked out. For branch library 2 and the ERBA library, the regulation stipulating that patrons make an appointment for the collection and return of media remains in force.
  • Limited access to the Austraße dining hall is possible since 22 June, to the Feldkirchenstraße dining hall (Mensa) since 25 May.
  • Registration for centrally organised examinationsbegins on 28 May. Registration for decentralised examinations is possible beginning 25 June, provided that individual academic departments have not created alternative deadlines.
  • All classroom-taught courses at all locations of the University of Bamberg, as well as external courses and excursions, will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice. Exceptions can be requested for practical and small courses.
  • Oral examinations during the course of studies can be made possible under certain circumstances.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

Further information on the current situation and alternative solutions can be found on the FAQ pages.

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art (Bayerisches Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst)

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege)