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Information on the Coronavirus

Last Update: April 9 2021

This page is regularly updated. Please note, that only the German version is binding. If you find no answer to your questions on this page, please send an e-mail to .

  • Update to the regulation on Extension of the standard period of study.
  • Updates to the FAQ "What happens if I fail my exam for good?", "What happens to my BAföG?" and "How is my individual standard period of study affected?"
  • In the district of Marburg, a general order to wear medical masks in designated places and a ban on alcohol in these places is in force until April 18th (text of the general order). This also affects the Old Botanical Garden.
  • The special infection-preventing work specifications have been extended until April 30 2021.
  • Resources for psychological support in the corona crisis

German Version

Current situation at the university

  • For the period from January 22, 2021 to April 30, 2021, special infection-preventing work specifications apply that go beyond the previous regulations.
  • Since 16.12., only digital teaching will take place.
  • The university, including the libraries, is open.
  • Student work and PC spaces are available in the libraries and PC rooms. Student lounges are closed from December 16th due to digital-only teaching.
  • Personal counselling will primarily take place via telephone, web conference or email.
  • Office space is only used by one person; flexible working is also used.
  • There continues to be no evidence of infection spread within the university.
  • The infection rates in the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf are rising. In the district of Marburg, a general order to wear medical masks in designated places and a ban on alcohol in these places is in force until April 18th (text of the general order). This also affects the Old Botanical Garden.

Please note the basic guidelines for members, relatives and guests of the Philipps-Universität during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the implementation regulations for the organization of work and studies.

The applicable ordinances and general decrees for Hesse can be found on the websites of the state government. There you will also find an overview of the Hessian escalation concept. For current regulations and information in the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf, please refer to the public announcements and press releases of the district. Please also visit the websites of the City of Marburg regularly for information.

For questions or suggestions please write to corona@uni-marburg.de.

Information for our joint commitment

As members of the Philipps-Universität, we are working together to ensure that the university remains a place for research and study in presence and online in the summer semester 2021. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly and situation-specific about the applicable rules and the organization of science and studies:

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