Update on university operation WS 20/21

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



Courses and exams as well as research and administration are currently carried out in a digital format as far as possible. Only in areas where it is technically necessary, persons should be present on site. The detailed procedure (work from home, if applicable) has to be clarified between employees and their superior. Courses only take place on site if absolutely necessary due to justified reasons. The SPL decides if a course takes place on site.

FAQs for (prospective) students

Answers to the most frequently asked study-related questions. These items are constantly being updated.

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Information & FAQs for teachers

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

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>> FAQs Teaching (Intranet)

Information & FAQs for employees

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

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COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct

Keep a distance
Keep a distance of at least 2 metre from others.

Face masks
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all public areas of the University of Vienna. In addition, wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor rooms that are being used by more than one person at the same time. The use of FFP2 face masks is strongly recommended.

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:

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

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

FAQs General Topics


Are university buildings open to the public?
When do I have to wear a face mask in the university buildings?
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?