Students working in a group (c) Jonas Kron

Current information on the coronavirus


Deviation statute for the summer semester 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!

Questions & answers about the exam period (14 Jan 2021)

In their crisis team letter no. 29, the FHWS board of management answers frequently asked questions about the upcoming exam period. All questions and answers have also been added to the FAQ page for students.

Additonally, there is now the possibility to receive a confirmation from FHWS if students have to stay overnight in a hotel in order to be able to attend the face-to-face exams, because the necessity for this must be substantiated (see Section 14 (1) sentence 1 of the 11th BayInfSMV). All information as well as the required form are available for download.

Update 18 Jan 2021:
The most important protective measures as well as information about the entrances to FHWS exam locations are available on the FHWS intranet (Login required: k-number + password).

Thank you! (16 Dec 2020)

Upper row: President Prof. Dr. Robert Grebner, Maria Grünewald (communications, staff representative), Johannes Riegler (specialist advisor for occupational safety), Prof. Dr. Peter Bradl (head of crisis team). Middle row: Sabine Stark (record keeper), Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hartmann (Vice President for Research), Chancellor Stefan Hartmann, Prof. Dr. Christian Bauer (Vice President Teaching/Studies). Bottom row: Ann-Kathrin Jacobs (student representative), Martin Kraus (head of ITSC), Dr. Daniel Wimmer (head of International Office), Prof. Dr. Dagmar Unz (representative of FHWS Deans)
Photo: Zoom-Screenshot/Maria Grünewald

(16 Dec 2020)
The FHWS Corona Crisis Team wants to say thank you and addresses all members of FHWS in an end-of-the-year-letter. This letter is available for download in English as well as German.

Restrictions for face-to-face courses (1 Dec 2020)

(1 Dec 2020)

In accordance with §21 of the 9th Bavarian regulation on infection prevention and control measures (9. Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung) face-to-face courses at higher education institutions must only take place under certain circumstances.
For FHWS, this means that the face-to-face courses, which are in any case closely tied to the compelling necessity and which go beyond what is now permitted, will be cancelled or take place online.

Please refer to the usual information channels of your faculty or degree programme for more detailed information. They are working hard to update the schedules as soon as possible and to provide corresponding information.

Canteen to go only - Schweinfurt closed (2 Nov 2020)

(2 Nov 2020)

  • Canteens of the Studentenwerk offer takeaway food only
  • Canteen in Schweinfurt closed until further notice
  • Canteens in Würzburg, Studentenhaus and Hubland Nord, open from 11:30 to 17:30 (food served until 17:00)

Further information of the Studentenwerks (German only)

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

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]