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  • Proof of vaccination and complete vaccination protection

    Based on the definitions of §22a of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) of March 18, 2022, proof of vaccination is evidence regarding the existence of complete vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
    For this purpose, the underlying protective vaccinations must have been given with one or more vaccines approved by the European Union (or approved abroad and identical in formulation to a vaccine approved in the European Union). These are listed on the pages of the Paul Ehrlich Institute.
    Until September 30, 2022, the following will be accepted as proof of complete vaccination protection:
    - Proof of two vaccinations
    - Proof of one vaccination plus proof of infection from day 29 after positive PCR test.
    - Evidence of infection from day 29 to day 90 after positive PCR test.
    - Proof of infection plus vaccination from day of vaccination; proof of infection by positive PCR test result or by qualified antibody test performed by a laboratory accredited according to DIN EN ISO 15189.

    As of October 1, 2022, proof of complete vaccination protection is:
    - Proof of three individual vaccinations and last individual vaccination took place at least three months after the second vaccination (1st vaccination - 2nd vaccination - 3rd vaccination).
    - Proof of two single vaccinations plus specific antibody test proof, which took place before the single vaccinations (antibody test - 1st vaccination - 2nd vaccination)
    - Evidence of two single vaccinations plus infection; the infection occurred before the second vaccination and is detected with positive PCR test result (1st vaccination - infection - 2nd vaccination)
    - Evidence of two single vaccinations plus infection from day 29 after positive PCR test result (1st vaccination - 2nd vaccination - infection).

  • Institutional vaccination requirement according to §20a IfSG

    Since March 15, 2022, employees and students must provide proof of complete vaccination protection if they work within the buildings of the UKGM or in areas of the university outpatient clinics. This is based on §20a of the Infection Protection Act and, in addition to other measures, serves to protect vulnerable people at particular risk from infection with the coronavirus.

    If no proof of complete vaccination protection is presented, these employees and students must be reported to the health authority. If proof is also not presented to the appropriate authority, the Health Department may issue a ban on entry. Philipps-Universität will then consider measures under labor law, such as a leave of absence without continued pay or termination. When hiring, proof of full vaccination coverage must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to signing a contract.

    Students cannot attend courses on the premises of the UKGM or the areas of the university outpatient clinics without full vaccination protection. This includes the UKGM clinic buildings (in Baldingerstraße, Alfred-Kossel-Straße, Rudolf-Bultmann-Str., Hans-Sachs-Str. and Georg-Voigt-Straße) as well as the university outpatient clinic areas in Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 4, Bunsenstraße 2, Gutenbergstraße 29, Schulstraße 12 and the 3rd floor of Gutenbergstraße 18.

    Please note that as of October 1, 2022, proof of full immunization coverage will change.

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  • Vaccinations for Students and Staff

    The University of Marburg would like to offer as much face-to-face teaching as possible in the current pandemic situation. You can contribute to this by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

    There are recurring official vaccination events throughout Marburg-Biedenkopf.

    In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the vaccination appeal of the state government (pdf) (German).

    Regarding the validity of proof of "vaccinated" or "recovered" status in Germany, you will find up-to-date information on the websites of the

    Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the
    Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI). (both in German)

    There are new EU regulations for the validity period of EU vaccination certificates since February 1, 2022. These expire after 270 days. The regulation applies to cross-border travel in EU member states.

  • Information for foreign students

    Questions regarding application, admission or enrollment
    Please contact if you have any questions concerning undergraduate courses of study (Bachelor, State Examination, etc.).
    For questions relating to Master's programs, please contact

    Questions about German courses and the DSH examination
    If you have any questions about preparatory language courses for German and the DSH, please contact the secretariat of the language courses at the Studienkolleg Mittelhessen

    Questions about visa, entry, housing and living in Marburg
    Information, advice and specific assistance on all non-technical topics (visa, entry, living, stay in Marburg, etc.) can be obtained from the International Office at

    Exchange and Erasmus students: Questions about studies and courses
    Exchange students who have questions about their studies and courses should contact the coordinator of their department at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. For all other non-technical questions, please contact the International Office at

  • Support for students with disabilities

    The Service Center for Disabled Students (SBS) has compiled additional information (for example, on the use of PC workstations) for students with disabilities. These can be found on the SBS website.

  • Psychological support

    The current quarantine and isolation regulations pose an unfamiliar challenge and psychological strain for many students and employees at Philipps University. In addition, many people are worried about their own health or the health of loved ones. Counseling and support services can help manage daily life and protect mental health during the crisis. These services continue to be available - primarily by phone and video.

    Immediate help may be needed in acute crisis situations. If there is an acute threat and no counseling center is available or you are not in Marburg, dial the emergency number 110 (police) or 112 (emergency medical services).

    The following information and advice aims to help you with coping with everyday life and taking care of your mental health. In addition, you will find contacts for help in the case of a crisis.


    • Psychological Corona Help from the German Psychological Society [German only]
      This site offers informational support on a variety of topics that can be both direct and indirect results of the current pandemic. There are sections addressed towards adults, children, and families.
    • Information sheet for download (PDF) from the Professional Association of Austrian Psychologists [English & German]
      This info sheet provides a number of quick tips that can either help directly or serve as a springboard for further research. The topics addressed include practical tips, anxiety, children, conflicts and violence in the home, and boredom.
    • Article from the Clinic for Crisis Psychology Bergen, Norway [English, French, Norwegian]
      This article provides a few general tips for coping with quarantine/isolation.
    • BBC article ‘How to protect your mental health’ [English only]
      This article, among other topics, encourages you to limit your news and social media consumption and rather stay connected with friends and family directly.


    • Number Against Sorrow (for parents and children) [German mainly, other languages may be available but are not officially supported]
      This anonymous and free hotline provides support for all difficult situations in life: whether it be regarding problems in school, abuse, thoughts of self-harm, or anything else. Separate numbers are available for children and teenagers and for parents.
    • Telephone Counseling Marburg [German only]
      This anonymous and free hotline by the Evangelical and Catholic Churches provides support for all individuals in crisis situations (independent from religion). They emphasize that you can speak your heart and you will be greeted with understanding, compassion, and assistance.
    • Women’s Emergency Hotline Marburg [German, English, French, and other languages via an interpreter]
      This anonymous and free phone/email/video chat hotline is specialized to help women in all emergency situations. Cis, trans*, and non-binary individuals, as well as supporting persons, are explicitly included.

    Counseling and clinical services

  • Self-tests for employees

    Philipps-Universität Marburg provides its state employees with up to two Covid 19 antigen self-tests per week. For more information please see the current regulations.

Questions about studies and teaching

  • What happens if I fail my exam for good?

    Students who fail a non-repeatable examination (last examination attempt) in the winter semester 2020/21 or in the summer semester 2021 or in the winter semester 2021/22 will be granted one additional examination attempt - unless the failure is due to attempted cheating.

    Students who have failed such a last examination attempt in the summer semester 2020 could apply for another examination attempt. The application deadline was March 31 2021.

  • Where can I get information for digital teaching and learning?

    For teaching and learning at a distance, the Philipps-Universität offers a comprehensive range of technical and organizational support.

    The learning platform ILIAS is the central medium to support digital teaching. Information and requirements for use can be found on the HRZ website or in ILIAS itself. The ILIAS team of the HRZ offers up-to-date information in its blog.

    As a student you will find materials accompanying lectures, online teaching and blended learning offers as well as possibilities for cooperation with fellow students via student work groups.

    Teachers have access to functions for communication and office hours management. In addition, didactic tools such as learning modules, exercises, etherpads, wikis or tests enable the asynchronous or synchronous design of online teaching. In its virtual ideas room, the Future Workshop offers numerous aids, didactic concepts and examples.

    Via the streaming service Opencast ILIAS videos and recordings can be managed and provided comfortably. A simple, web-based production of screencasts is possible via Opencast Studio.

    For digital meetings and lectures the web conferencing services BigBlueButton and Cisco Webex are suitable. An overview provides information about the differences with regard to the various functions and possible application scenarios. Comprehensive video tutorials are available for BigBlueButton.

    Books and articles needed for teaching can be scanned or delivered on demand, just like all other holdings of the university library.

    Freshmen, students and teachers can find all the information and support services they need on the page Teaching and Learning during the Corona Pandemic.

  • Does personal study counseling take place?

    As a rule, personal consultations only take place after making an appointment.

    Student phone: 06421 - 28 22222

    E-Mail Student secretariat:

    E-mail for questions from students with foreign degrees:

    E-mail for questions regarding Master's programs:

    Central General Student Advisory Service:

    Service Center for Disabled Students (SBS):

    Information from the Family Service

    Information on managing your virtual office hours in BigBlueButton and ILIAS can be found on the information page of the Future Workshop.

  • What happens to my BAföG?

    In a recent decree, the Hessian state government has regulated that the individual standard period of study for all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and/or the winter semester 2020/2021 and/or in the summer semester 2021 and/or the winter semester 2021/2022 will be extended by one semester in each case. BAföG recipients are thus entitled to funding for one or two additional semesters.

    Students can print out a Studienbescheinigung (verification of student status) via Marvin.

    Advice on BAföG-relevant questions can be obtained from the AstA's Social Department.

  • Is my individual standard period of study affected?

    In a recent decree, the Hessian state government has regulated that the individual standard period of study for all students enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and/or the winter semester 2020/2021 and/or the summer semester 2021 and/or the winter semester 2021/2022 will be extended by one semester in each case.

    Students can print out a Studienbescheinigung (verification of student status) via Marvin.

  • Are there orientation units for new students?

    The university welcomes all first semester students to the program. An OU is planned for the summer semester, which will take place under the current Corona requirements. All new students - as well as those in higher semesters - are cordially invited to be here in Marburg at this time.

    Information about the study entry and orientation units can be found on the page "Welcome to Study".

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