Teaching, Exams and Use of Study Areas on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic

In order to take part in exams or courses or use the study areas on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, you must comply with the following regulations. We ask that you read the information below carefully and register for courses or exams on campus only if you intend to do so under the specified conditions:

Update 1 April 2022

  • As of 3 April 2022, the 3G requirement and compliance checks cease to apply.

  • Pending further information on the extension of the mask requirement, we urgently and emphatically recommend the use of FFP2 masks on all TUM premises where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.

  • All other applicable protective and hygiene measures will be published as soon as possible.

General Information

Individuals are excluded from attending the classroom event or visiting learning spaces if they 

  • are subject to a quarantine measure or
  • have been confirmed to be currently infected with coronavirus by testing of any kind, or
  • exhibit symptoms typical of infection with the coronavirus.

Pending further information on the extension of the mask requirement, we urgently and emphatically recommend the use of FFP2 masks on all TUM premises where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.

  • If you belong to one of the risk groups for severe courses defined by the Robert Koch Institute and you wish to take part in the presence examination or course or attend a learning room, you are urged to take the necessary measures for self-protection or to refrain from participation. In this case, the crisis task force (krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de) or the attending physician can advise you.
     
  • In principle, it is possible for expectant mothers to take part in presence examinations and teaching events, provided that the protective and hygienic measures provided are observed. For practical events (e.g. laboratory courses involving the handling of hazardous substances), the assessment of the responsible lecturer is decisive. In any case, please inform yourself in advance about the current regional infection situation relevant to you at https://corona.rki.de/, as this assessment explicitly does not refer to the risks to which you could be exposed during your arrival. For example, if the infection incidence is considered critical, with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 population in the last seven days, you should refrain from attending any attendance events. If in doubt, please contact your physician or the crisis task force at krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de (advice from occupational safety specialists and company physicians).

Vaccination against COVID-19

Vaccination appointments can be made online, free of charge and at short notice at the Munich-Riem Vaccination Center, at the vaccination centers in the Munich district or in other regions.

Registration can be done by phone or online via BayIMCO. This offer is also valid for international students who would like to be vaccinated for the first time or who have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not approved in the EU. Get advice from the vaccination teams on site and bring your existing vaccination records with you.

In addition, special vaccination campaigns are regularly offered by the districts and municipalities:

We also provide information about other vaccination offers on our website and social media channels.

All persons are entitled to a COVID-19 vaccination who

  • are insured in Germany in a statutory or private health insurance or
  • live or have their usual place of residence in Germany, or
  • work in Germany.

Self-tests and Rapid Tests

The following test centers offer free rapid tests as well as payable tests near the TUM campus:

  • Munich Campus, Mensa Building, Arcisstr. 17, Ground Floor, 80333 Munich, Germany, registration at https://schnelltest-studitum.de
  • Garching Campus, StudiTUM, Lichtenbergstr. 3, ground floor, room 002, 85748 Garching, registration at https://schnelltest-studitum.de
  • Freising Campus, Dean's Office, Alte Akademie 8, ground floor, room E30, 85354 Freising, registration at https://schnelltest-weihenstephan.de
  • Campus im Olympiapark, Connollystr. 32, level 01, rooms 01.2333.105 and 01.2333.106, 80809 Munich, Germany, registration at https://schnelltest-cio.de
  • Straubing Campus: Am Hagen 65, 94315 Straubing (next to the former Admissions Office), no registration necessary

You can also find further information on the website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care.

Voluntary self-tests: TUM provides its students with self-tests free of charge for one-time use (nasal swab for lay use).

TUM students can pick up the tests at the TUMshop in Munich by showing their Student Card.

You can also pick up the self-tests at the StudiTUM houses in Munich, Garching and Freising.

Dispensing machines are available in Weihenstephan and Garching; all you need for pickup there is a smartphone.

  • Campus Munich / Main Campus: room no.: 0143; room: TUMshop; building: 0501 Institute Building, ground floor. Link to the Roomfinder
  • Weihenstephan Campus (dispensing machine): TUM Departmental Library Weihenstephan (foyer in front of the entrance to the round building ), Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 1, 85354 Freising
  • Campus Garching (dispensing machine): Building 5500 (Mechanical Engineering), after the main entrance on the left next to the Student Representation, ground floor. Site plan Mechanical Engineering (PDF)
  • Campus Heilbronn: To schedule an appointment, please contact studentcounseling_heilbronn(at)mgt.tum.de

Always perform these self-tests at home and not on campus.

You are vaccinated or recovered but not feeling well? Please stay homedespite a negative test result!

The use of the self-tests is described in the package insert.

Download the Instruction Manual: English (PDF) |  German (PDF) 

Rules of Conduct and Hygiene

  • Thorough hand washing (or disinfection with the pathogen-specific disinfectants) is mandatory before and after the course.
  • Pending further information on the extension of the mask requirement, we urgently and emphatically recommend the use of FFP2 masks on all TUM premises where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.
  • Please pay attention to cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Paper pads are to be used to protect against contact infections. For resource-saving use of the paper pads, we ask that you mark the top of the pad and use it several times.