FHWS site on Sanderring 8a in Würzburg

Current information on the coronavirus

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, i.e. FAQ for staff (in German only) and FAQ for students.

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

In Würzburg, accessing the validation machine is possible via the entrance in Münzstraße 12 during the opening hours mentioned below.

In Schweinfurt, accessing the validation machine will be possible from Wednesday, 24 June 2020, during the following opening hours via the entrance Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11:

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 18:00

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

Entrances to the buildings Sanderring 8 (Würzburg) and Building 7/Canteen (Schweinfurt) are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. During these hours, borrowing or returning items from/to the library is possible. For more details about terms and conditions, please refer to the library’s website.

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 activities/purposes 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]