Current information on the coronavirus


Restrictions for face-to-face courses

(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 for the winter semester 2020/2021

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 2020 (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

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 09:00 to 17:00. 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 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]