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:
Tests: Students of TUM can collect up to 5 self-tests for free at the distribution points in Munich, Freising and Garching. All you need is your Student Card. Free rapid tests are offered at Munich, Garching and Weihenstephan
All persons over 18 years of age with German health insurance or residing in Detuschland can make an appointment at the vaccination centers at short notice, online and free of charge.
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.
- You may only participate in a course if you have registered in advance. Without prior registration, participation is not possible.
Individuals are excluded from attending the classroom event or visiting learning spaces if they
- have knowingly had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient in the past 14 days; or
- have a positive self-test or rapid test result; or
- have confirmed infection, COVID-19 specific symptoms, nonspecific general symptoms, or respiratory symptoms of any severity; or
- are under quarantine according to the applicable coronavirus entry regulation (see https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/en.html)
- If you become ill and present with COVID-19 specific symptoms following the course or visit to the learning space, you are required to immediately report to the TUM Crisis Task Force. 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 attending a course on campus, registration for the course is mandatory. Before each course, exam or learning room visit, registration via the QR code at the seat/room is also 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.
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.
In addition, special vaccination campaigns are regularly offered by the districts and municipalities:
- City of Munich (German)
- District of Munich (Garching) (German)
- County of Freising (German)
- City of Straubing (German)
- City of Heilbronn (German)
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-testing and testing requirements
TUM provides its students with up to 5 self-tests free of charge for one-time use (nasal swab for lay use).
TUM students can pick up the tests at the distribution points in Munich, Freising and Garching by presenting their Student Card:
- Campus Munich / Main Campus: room no.: 0143; room: TUMshop; building: 0501 Institute Building, ground floor. Link to the Roomfinder
- Weihenstephan Campus: Room No.: 034; Room: HU34, Seminar Room 3 (WZWS03); Building: 4214 Central Lecture Hall Building (ZHG). Link to the Roomfinder
- Campus Garching: 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.
Testing is voluntary, but represents an important component in pandemic response. Alternatively, you can visit the rapid testing centers at the sites or at your place of residence.
We ask that you do not take the tests in the exam or lecture room, but ideally at home before heading to 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.
The in-person event can initially be conducted with all negatively tested students as planned. If close contacts of the person tested positive are present, contact-reducing, additional measures should be taken.
The person who tested positive may not participate in the event.
The following applies to them:
- Immediately go into domestic self-isolation and make the journey there as low-contact as possible (e.g., on foot, by bicycle, by car, on public transport preferably not at peak times and keeping extended distances and wearing FFP2 mask).
- Contact a physician, a local testing center, or the medical on-call service (tel. 116117) to have a PCR test performed. Until the result is available, stay at home, do not go shopping yourself, do not receive visitors and, if possible, do not stay in the same room with members of your own household at the same time. Only the presence of a negative PCR test will end this quarantine.
- Please refer to the extensive information available at http://go.tum.de.eaccess.ub.tum.de/corona-faq.
- If the positive test result is confirmed by a PCR test, please report this immediately to the TUM Crisis Task Force at krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de. If necessary, the crisis task force will then contact the participants of the in-person event.
- With regard to consequences under examination law, the same regulations apply as in all other cases of illness.
If the course is held in a county or independent city in which the 7-day incidence of 50 is exceeded, the tests are mandatory before attending any in-person course.
The official data of the administrative districts or independent cities are decisive for this:
Different regulations may apply for Heilbronn.
A negative test result my be presented in two ways:
1. proof of a written or electronic negative test result of a PCR or POC antigen test performed in a (rapid) test center.
2. self-testing under supervision with the self-tests provided by TUM.
Rules of Conduct and Hygiene
Please observe the hygiene rules (PDF, 232 KB).
- Wearing a FFP2 mask is mandatory during your stay on campus – also at your place in lecture halls or study areas. Refer also to the instructions for handling the Mouth-Nose Cover (PDF, 160 KB).
- During an exam, you may replace the FFP2 mask with a medical mask while seated at your place in the exam room. A FFP2 mask must still be worn on the way to the place in the examination room.
- Wash hands thoroughly before and after the course, exam or use of a study area.
- At all times (including on arrival and in the waiting area in front of the course or other room, toilets, etc.) a minimum distance of 1.5 m between any two persons must be maintained.
- There shall be no handshaking or embracing to greet or depart.
Equipment and utensils (e.g. pens/pencils) are to be used solely by individual students, or are cleaned before being handed over to another person.
Staying on the TUM campus is currently only permitted for study-related purposes. Please avoid gatherings of all kinds and keep the minimum distance.