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:

General Information: 3G, Distancing and Masks

As of now, students and visitors need to be either vaccinated, recovered or tested as soon as the 7-day incidence exceeds 35.

Access to all rooms and buildings of TUM (including lecture and study rooms) is only granted to students and visitors who can prove that they have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested. Please carry such proof with you when visiting TUM. 

These requirements do not apply to exams.

Who is considered vaccinated, recovered or tested?

Persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are asymptomatic persons who are in possession of a vaccination certificate issued to them in the sense of § 2 number 3 of the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exemption Directive (SchAusnahmV - BAnz AT May 8, 2021 V1, German). An overview of all approved vaccines or vaccine combinations can be found on the PEI website.

Persons recovered from COVID-19 are asymptomatic persons who are in possession of a certificate of recovery issued to them in the sense of § 2 number 5 SchAusnahmV (German).

From tested persons a written or electronic negative test proof regarding an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 based on

  1. a PCR test, PoC-PCR test, or a test by other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique performed 48 hours or less ago,
  2. a PoC antigen test ("rapid test") performed not more than 24 hours ago, or
  3. a supervised antigen test approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices for self-administration by lay persons (“self-testing”). This type of test is only valid if performed under direct supervision of your lecturer. Please discuss with your instructor in advance if this option is possible.

In general, we recommend that all students take advantage of the vaccination offers.

You can also find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Corona at the university in the Corona FAQs on the TUM Wiki.

Help us to facilitate and speed up the processes the 3G control for all. We want to use as much of your and our time as possible for teaching, learning and sharing. Therefore, it is best to carry the digital COVID certificate of the EU with you and show it at the 3G controls at TUM in electronic form (e.g. CovPass app, Corona warning app, luca app (German), etc.) or as a paper printout together with your Student Card.

With the help of the CovPassCheck app, your lecturers can check your certificates quickly and securely. Your personal data is not stored in the process, but only matched on site to check the validity of the certificate.

You do not have a digital COVID certificate? People who have been vaccinated in Germany or other EU member states can have their COVID certificate issued free of charge at pharmacies, doctors' offices and public health departments. To do so, bring your complete vaccination certificate (e.g. the yellow vaccination certificate (“Impfpass") and your ID.

You have been vaccinated outside the EU? Contact a pharmacy or doctor's office and have them check whether your vaccination certificate meets the requirements to issue an EU COVID certificate. You can find an overview of all approved vaccines or vaccine combinations on the PEI website. For other vaccines, a recent negative test must be carried.

You have not yet been vaccinated or want to be vaccinated (again) in Germany? Bavaria's vaccination centers and the vaccination teams that carry out special vaccination campaigns at the TUM campus advise and vaccinate all students free of charge and without prior registration. 

Please Note: If you decide to get (additional) vaccination in Germany, it will take several weeks, depending on the vaccine, until you are considered fully vaccinated and can prove your vaccination status via the EU COVID vaccination certificate. Until then, you will be considered unvaccinated and must carry a valid test certificate made out to you at all times.

If it is not possible for you to get the EU COVID certificate, please always carry your proof of vaccination or recovery (in accordance with the COVID 19 Protective Measures Exemption Regulation (German)) or a valid test certificate issued to you.

  • If a 7-day incidence of 35 is exceeded, proof of testing, vaccination or convalescence is needed to attend on-campus courses (“3G rule”); this does not apply to on-campus exams.
  • Please ask your instructor if course registration is mandatory.
  • There is a continuous obligation to wear a medical mask or an FFP2 mask in all buildings and at the seat in the lecture hall/learning room, provided that the minimum distance is less than 1.5m. If the Corona indicator reaches the yellow level, FFP2 masks are mandatory.

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

  • are subject to a quarantine measure (e.g. after entry or contact with an infected person) or
  • have been confirmed to be currently infected with coronavirus by testing of any kind, or
  • exhibit symptoms typical of infection with the coronavirus.

If you develop symptoms typical of an infection with the coronavirus during your stay on campus, you are required to report to the TUM crisis team immediately. Please follow the reporting procedure outlined here: http://go.tum.de/corona-faq

  • 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).

Before each course, exam or learning room visit, registration via the QR code at the seat/room is mandatory.

Please register with QRONITON. After this one-time registration process, the check-in in the lecture hall/room is done by scanning a QR code. On our homepage, we explain registration and check-in step by step.

All hygiene and safety measures apply during campus examinations. Until further notice, also the requirements regarding personal distance, the mask mandate whenever the distance falls below the minimum distance, and the contact tracing regulations.

The only exception is for 3G status (vaccinated, tested, recovered), which currently does not need to be proven to take exams.

Vaccination against COVID-19

As a contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, TUM students and employees can be vaccinated against the virus during special vaccination campaigns directly on campus.

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 October 2021, first and second vaccinations will be offered at the campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. The dates and further information can be found on our overview page on vaccination campaigns.

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

From 18.10.2021, TUM students will have the opportunity to be tested and have a test certificate issued free of charge at the following locations:

  • 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

Please bring your Student Card or proof of enrollment and a photo ID.

In addition, the municipal test center of the city of Munich conducts free rapid tests for students.

Until 30.11.2021, rapid tests are free of charge for students. After that, cost coverage is only possible for some categories of people. You can find detailed information on the website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care.

Voluntary self-tests: TUM provides its students with up to 5 self-tests free of charge for one-time use (nasal swab for lay use). These self-administered tests are for your own safety and are not a substitute for supervised testing at a testing center for 3G verification (exceptions only after prior consultation with and under the supervision of your instructors).

TUM students can pick up the tests at the TUMshop in Munich by showing their Student Card. 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): IGSSE seminar room in the Center of Excellence 530.EG.003, room no.: 003, ground floor. Link to the Roomfinder 
  • Campus Heilbronn: To schedule an appointment, please contact studentcounseling_heilbronn(at)mgt.tum.de

We ask that you use these voluntary self-tests at home and not on campus.

If the test must be performed on campus, appropriate hygiene measures should be taken (safe spacing and good ventilation, as masks must be removed and nasal sampling may cause sneezing, paper pads to protect against smear infections, etc.). The use of the self-tests is described in the package insert.

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

  • The face-to-face event can initially be conducted as planned with all negatively tested, vaccinated or recovered students. If close contacts of the positively tested person are present, contact-reducing, additional measures should be taken.
  • The person who tested positive may not attend the face-to-face event.
  • The following applies to them: the person concerned should seclude themselves immediately, avoid all contact as far as possible and make an appointment for PCR testing via the family doctor, the health office or the 116 117 number of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. Further information can be found at http://go.tum.de/corona-faq.   

With regard to the consequences under examination law, the same regulations apply as in other cases of illness.

Rules of Conduct and Hygiene

  • Thorough hand washing (or disinfection with the pathogen-specific disinfectants) is mandatory before and after the course.
  • Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 m must be maintained from other persons. Where it is not possible to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m, masks are mandatory. You may wear a medical mask or an FFP2 mask. This also applies at the seat in the lecture hall. 
  • 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.