COVID-19 information about university operations

This website provides updates on university operation for prospective students, students, visitors, teachers and employees

The detailed procedure (work from home, if applicable) has to be clarified between employees and their superior. Students find information regarding courses and exams on u:find.


COVID-19 vaccinations on the Campus

To enable a smooth and safe semester for all university members, you can get vaccinated (with Pfizer as well as Johnson & Johnson) without prior appointment at the former Facultas shop on the Campus of the University of Vienna on Monday, 18 October, and Tuesday, 19 October, from 9:00 to 17:00. Moreover, you can take an antibody test (at the cost of EUR 25, cash payment only). Let us stay safe together!

There are various opportunities to get tested regularly, such as the COVID-19 test box in front of the Main Building, which is open: Monday-Friday, 7:00-19:00; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00-17:00.

Information for students

Information & FAQs for teachers

Teachers find information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on a separate website.

>> to the information for teachers

>> FAQs Teaching (Intranet)

Information & FAQs for employees

Employees find all information and FAQs regarding coronavirus on the intranet. 

>> Intranet (log-in required)

Valid evidence for access and FFP2 face masks for students

To participate in on-site courses and exams, it is mandatory to present a valid evidence of a negative COVID-19-status (2,5G-Regel). For further information, please click here.

It is mandatory for students to wear FFP2 face masks in all public areas of the University as well as for the entire duration of courses and/or exams.

COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct

Tested (PCR), vaccinated or recovered from a COVID-19 infection (2,5G)
For courses and exams, a proof of being tested (PCR), or vaccinated or of having recovered from a COVID-19 infection is mandatory. It is strongly recommended for all other areas of university operations.

Mandatory use of FFP2 face masks in public areas
In all public areas of the University of Vienna, the use of FFP2 face masks is mandatory.
In an environment in which adherence to the rules of being PCR-tested, vaccinated or of
having recovered is checked, the use of FFP2 face masks is no longer mandatory (in course
rooms, reading rooms, computer rooms, in off ices or during meetings). However, it is still
recommended to wear an FFP2 face mask.

Wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol hand sanitiser.

Respiratory hygiene
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing.

Open the windows regularly and sanitise work areas
Open the windows regularly and use disinfectant to clean workstations or equipment that are being used by more than one person.

Avoid using the lifts
Do not use lifts, if possible, or use them alone.

In the event of a suspected COVID-19 infection
Call the hotline 1450, go home and/or stay at home. Notify the University in case of a suspected or confi rmed COVID-19 infection:

- Students can use the service desk to report a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection at

- Employees report their COVID-19 infections via the service desk.

In general, adhere to the principle of staying at home when sick.

COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct (PDF)

FAQs General Topics


Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the University of Vienna?
What does it mean that participants in on-site courses have to provide evidence of being PCR-tested or vaccinated or of having recovered from COVID-19?
Are university buildings open to the public?
"Tested, recovered, vaccinated" – what types of evidence are accepted?
Where can I find the opening hours of the Vienna University Library and what rules apply regarding the lending service?
Are the Facultas bookshops open?
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
How can I protect myself?
How and where can I find reliable information about Covid-19?
What can I do in my everyday life to counter the coronavirus epidemic?
Where can I get support in coping with my anxieties?