Student at machine (c) Stefan Bausewein

Current information on the coronavirus


Opportunity for vaccination without registration or appointment

(8 Jul 2021)
The City of Schweinfurt and the County of Schweinfurt open their joint Vaccination Centre to all persons above the age of 16 even if they do not live in the city or the county of Schweinfurt. That means that also students from Würzburg can get their vaccination in Schweinfurt.

We translated the most important information for you: Excerpt from the press release. However, the press release in full is available from the City of Schweinfurt's website. Information on the COVID-19 vaccination is available from the Bavarian Health Ministry's page for the I'm doing it for... campaign.

There, it also says: "Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against COVID-19. Every additional person vaccinated means one person less at risk of infection. If everyone joins in, we can reach herd immunity more quickly and get the pandemic under control. We can finally go out to eat again, meet friends, visit grandparents, travel, see live concerts – just live a normal life again. That’s why it’s time to pull together and get vaccinated."

We would be delighted if the chances for a more normal winter semester increase thanks to many FHWS members becoming vaccinated.

Amendment to deviation statute for the summer semester 2021 (21 May 2021)

In its last meeting, the FHWS Senate decided on issuing an amendment to the deviation statute for the summer semester 2021.

The deviation statute (consolidated version) now provides the following additional regulations:

  • There are no consequences if you do not take an exam for which you have registered
  • "Freischussregelung", i. e. exams taken and failed are not counted as failed attempt for the number of attempts possible (exception: failed due to cheating).

Deviation statute for the summer semester 2021 (19 Mar 2021)

(19 Mar 2021)
In its meeting on 15 March 2021, the FHWS Senate decided on issuing another deviation statute for the summer semester 2021. Signed by the President Prof. Dr. Grebner, it was published on 18 March 2021.

Note the most important difference for the summer semester 2021 against the winter semester 2020/21: Registration for exams is mandatory again. The deviation statute provides the following regulations:

  • Possibility to change the type of exams
  • Extension of exam deadlines
  • Internship module may be completed in disjointed blocks (instead of continuous period)

Information about the consequnces of an extension of exam deadlines, please refer to the FAQ page of the Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Welcome to the 2021 summer semester (8 Mar 2021)

Click to enlarge: Allowed types of masks

With their Info Letter No. 30, the FHWS Board of Management and their crisis team wants to welcome all students for the 2021 summer semester at FHWS. It will start digitally, but possibly more in-person courses can take place step by step during the summer semester.

Please note: From now on, you have to wear a medical face mask or an FFP2 mask (without valve) inside FHWS buildings. Community masks are no longer permitted!

FHWS Hygiene Policy

On 9 October 2020, FHWS adopted a comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 Protection and Hygiene Policy, which is regularly updated since. The currently valid version is published here and available for download:



FAQ and information for students

Please follow the link to find anwers to frequently asked questions by students.

Independent from the COVID-19 situation, our 1st semester students can find introductory information on taking up studies at FHWS in the FHWS Intranet: Orientation Day (log in with k-number/password).

Management at FHWS

For FHWS members, more information as well as all circular letters are available on Corona news page in the FHWS Intranet. In addition, there is a collection of frequently asked questions: FAQ for staff (in German only).

General ban on access to FHWS buildings

Apart from few exceptions, a general ban on access to FHWS buildings and properties is in place.

Additonally, we would like to point out that there is also the ministerial ban on access for persons who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Contact with a COVID-19 patient within the last 14 days (contact persons of the categories I and II),
  • Respiratory symptoms of any severity
  • Non-specific general symptoms

In order that you can still study as regular as possible under the given circumstances, there are a few exceptions for which it is possible to get access to FHWS buildings when wearing a simple face mask:

Validating your FHWS Card

Access to the validation machines on Campus Ignaz Schön and Campus Münzstraße is possible. For details, please visit our FAQ page.

Work in FHWS labs or in small groups subject to permission

Individual work in FHWS labs, e.g. in the context of final theses, is approved by the head of the faculty concerned at the request of the module manager AND the student(s). In this case, please contact the module manager.

In the case of practical courses/lab courses in small groups, which necessarily require physical presence at FHWS, it may be possible for study-related reasons to hold these in the FHWS buildings. You will be notified individually by your faculty.

Borrowing and returning items from/to the FHWS Library

The main libraries are open. Please refer to the library’s website for more information on opening times and the terms of use.

Borrowing and returning items from/to the FHWS Media Centre (HMZ)

You can borrow items from HMZ only by appointment and will then be picked up in front of the building. For more information, please visit the pages of HMZ

Using the Internet infrastructure at FHWS

This is only possible for exceptional cases and on application (online application in the FHWS Intranet). It is meant for those students who have no or too weak an Internet connection at home or in a student residence and who therefore are unable or not sufficiently able to use the digital course offerings necessary for their studies.

The use of the Internet access at FHWS and the stay in the building is to be reduced to a minimum and is only permitted for the following purposes:

  • Participation in video conferences or other digital courses for exchange with other students or the lecturer. (Only possible with headset/headphones)
  • Online research (time-limited, i.e. not just surfing the Internet)
  • Download of teaching materials

Using the working space for students at FHWS

FHWS is providing its students with a room for the ongoing summer semester 2021 (however not in the examination period from 10 Jul to 31 Jul!) at Würzburg as well as Schweinfurt where they can work in quiet on, for example, their thesis/presentation, etc.

For booking details, please visit the FHWS E-Learning.

Other purposes/activities are not permitted!

Information by the Studentenwerk

For current information about counselling services, BAföG, Canteens and other pandemic related information, please refer to the Corona news page of the Studentenwerk.

FAQ of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts

The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts offers further information on the coronavirus in relation to higher education, research and cultural life: FAQ - Grundlegendes zum Hochschulbetrieb, zur Forschung und zum kulturellen Leben [in German]