Faculty of Science

Information page on dealing with the Corona crisis of the Faculty of Science

22 January 2022

As a matter of principle, masks are compulsory on the entire university campus.

3G (vaccinated or recovered or tested) applies to all face-to-face courses and to presence exams. Instructors are required to screen all participants in their courses. Students who evade verification or fail to provide proof of 2G or 3G are to be excluded from the course. For face-to-face courses, contact tracking is still required for each individual course (QR code or capture sheet).

From the warning level onwards, it is compulsory to wear respiratory protection (FFP2 mask or mask of comparable standard) within closed rooms throughout the study operation and at events in which external persons participate.

Individuals with typical symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection (shortness of breath, new-onset cough, fever, and loss of smell or taste) are not permitted to participate in the face-to-face course (including presence exams).

Information for Students

Corona antigen tests for students

Antigen testing must be performed at an official testing station. There is no free testing available for students at the university campus. Exceptions:

  • Students who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons.

  • Students who have a current antibody certificate that is not older than 90 days.

  • International students who have been vaccinated in their home countries with a vaccine that is not approved and recognized in the EU (valid until 31.12.2021).

  • Students who have not yet reached the age of 18 (valid until 31.12.2021).

These students can be tested at the Tübingen testing stations of the company KME or in pharmacies and then receive a certificate to prove 3G status. Students who have been vaccinated at least once but have not yet been fully immunized can be tested free of charge at the German Red Cross (DRK) test station and receive proof of the test result there.

How do I get up-to-date information on my courses?

 11 March 2021

The information about the courses will be published in alma. All registered participants of a course should additionally be informed by mail by the lecturer about the exact procedure in this course. All those interested in a course must therefore register in alma. Otherwise there is no contact possibility!

If you have any questions regarding your course or subject, please contact your Course Councellor or your Dean of Study. Please also contact your lecturers if you have any problems with the technology or your equipment.

Are deadlines for exams or thesis submissions automatically extended?

31 March 2020

The faculty has spoken out in favor of not specifying a general extension of the deadline by a certain period of time. Instead, the faculty's lecturers and examination board chairs were asked to find individual and pragmatic solutions with the students and to make generous use of the possibility of extending the deadline.

Information of the Central Administration

11 March 2021

Information from the Rectorat
Information from the International Office
  • Information about the corona virus for Tübingen excahnge students (outgoings) who are currently abroad or plan to go soon.

  • FAQ for international students (incoming)

  • Registration for the quarantine service

Information for teachers

Teaching during the Covid 19 pandemic

01 November 2021

Statue for the extention of all examination regulations: To ensure reliable study operations, the University of Tübingen has issued bylaws (in German only) that supplement the existing study and examination regulations for the university's degree programs. These bylaws (reading version), which have now been revised, will also apply for the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021 (bylaws; reading version).

Current status of on-campus formats

12 January 2022

At all face-to-face events:

  •  3G continues to apply to all lecturers. Medical mouth-nose protection as well as self-tests can be ordered from the Purchasing Department via the supervisors. Lecturers are exempt from the mask requirement in courses: They may remove the mask provided they maintain a safe distance of three feet from all other participants.

  • From the warning level onwards, it is obligatory to wear respiratory protection according to the FFP2 standard inside closed rooms.

  • The university is obliged to fully control the 2G status or 3G status (in the case of laboratory pacticals and presence exams).

  • For face-to-face events where 2G applies, non-immunized students must already be provided with offerings that essentially ensure studyability of the courses in an equivalent manner (e.g., simultaneous digital access to these events, a digital recording immediately following the respective event, written materials containing the course material prior to the respective event or immediately following the respective event).


On Campus Examinations: for all regulations see hygiene concept chapter G

  • 3G also applies to presence exams.

  • Withdrawal from an examination (in person or online) is possible for students until the start of the examination without giving reasons.To ensure that students do not suffer any disadvantages as a result of withdrawing from examinations, the 2021/2022 winter semester should not be included in the calculation of the maximum deadlines in the study and examination regulations. The number of semes-ters not included in the calculation is limited to a maximum of 3. Students are not entitled to additional examination dates.

  • Please inform students in good time about the examination date (at least 2 weeks - preferably 4 weeks - in advance) and about the infection control measures in force at the university.

  • Please check the availability of suitable lecture halls in advance with the lecture hall administration or the building representative and reserve the appropriate lecture halls.


Group laboratory practicals: for all regulations see hygiene concept of the university chapter F

  • Internship rooms can be planned with 100% occupancy - provided that the ventilation situation does not require a lower room occupancy.

  • In order to limit infection chains as much as possible, the "buddy" rule (firmly divided group of 2 persons) can still be used for small group work. In these cases, the formation of the teams should be documented by the internship supervisor and remain unchanged for the duration of the internship.

  • If the possibility exists, the "traffic flow" in the area of the internship, equipment and student common rooms should also be controlled by "one-way streets".


Excursions: for all regulations see hygiene concept of the university chapter F

  • The transport is carried out according to the currently valid regulations of public transport (full occupation of a vehicle is possible).

  • The overnight stay is carried out according to the currently valid regulations of the hygiene concept of the accommodation.

  • If a visit to a restaurant is planned, this can take place within the framework of the regulations applicable to restaurants.

  • The respective local regulations must be observed.

  • There is an individual hygiene concept.

  • Please send your application with an individual hygiene concept to planungsstab.infektionsschutzspam prevention@zv.uni-tuebingen.de. For questions regarding travel abroad, please contact the company medical service (Dr. Rieger or Tomasz Downar).

Practical tips for designing online teaching

11 March 2021

Helpful websites of the University of Tübingen

Other helpful websites

For technical-organizational questions concerning eLearning, questions about Ilias and other University library services, please contact edl-supportspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de.

For questions regarding moodle, timms and further e-learning offers of the ZDV please contact supportspam prevention@zdv.uni-tuebingen.de.

Teachers at the University of Tübingen with questions about or interest in video recording, live streaming, publishing existing audio or video documents, or integration into learning platforms, should contact timmsmasterspam prevention@zdv.uni-tuebingen.de.

For didactic questions please contact andrea.fauselspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de (Hochschuldidaktik) with the subject "digital teaching".

Medical and organizational information

If a case of coronavirus occurs or is learned about at the university

14 December 2021

The notification to the Health Office follows the regulations of the Infection Protection Act. The Health Office is solely responsible for the follow-up. If you want to inform that a member/affiliate of our university has tested positive for COVID-19, you can use the sample letter for informing cantact persons.

If there is a suspicion that a confirmed Corona infection has occurred through contact at the workplace or in a course, an electronic accident report should be made by the person concerned to the UKBW (Unfallkasse Baden- Wuerttemberg there further under: Insurance coverage for corona infections (SARS-CoV-2)). In this way, claims for benefits from the statutory accident insurance can be secured.

For the improvement of the infection protection at the university it would be helpful if affected persons inform the company medical service about such reports (ambulanz.arbeitsmedizinspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de). In principle, persons whose confirmed Corona infection is attributed to an infection at the workplace or in a course can seek advice from the company medical service.

What should I do if I have respiratory symptoms with or withour fever?

23 November 2021

With immediate effect, a general ban on entering the premises applies to all persons who show symptoms of respiratory infection or a temperature (impaired sense of smell/taste, fever, cough, runny or congested nose, or sore throat).

Employees and students who develop symptoms such as fever or respiratory problems should stay at home and consult a doctor immediately. This also applies if you have had no contact with COVID-19 sufferers. It is important that you announce your visit to the doctor's office/hospital in advance by telephone.

Certificate for incapacity to work can be obtained by telephone
Persons with mild diseases of the upper respiratory tract can still obtain an certificate for incapacity to work (Bescheinigung der Arbeitsunfähigkeit, AU) for a maximum of seven days from a doctor after a consultation by telephone, if necessary, it can be extended once for another seven days. For the time being, this special regulation is valid until 31 December 2021.

My test is positive - What do I have to do now? - When do I have to go into quarantine?

17 January 2022

Information on the quarantine obligation in case of a suspected COVID-19 infection or a confirmed case of infection can be found on the webpage of the Federal Centre for Health Education (in German only).

Where do I order self-tests or masks?

17.January 2022

Wearing a mask is mandatory for the time of presence in the university. The obligation to wear the mask exists in the warning and alarm stage as well as in the alarm stage II, even if a minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other persons can be reliably maintained.

Medical masks:  The university provides medical masks according to DIN EN 14683 for all employees until further notice. The call-off is made with an article requirement request to the Purchasing Department SG 4. The costs are covered by central funds.

FFP2 masks: Employees must wear FFP2 masks in all study areas (e.g. lecture halls, seminar rooms, laboratories, libraries, student learning rooms, student counseling facilities). Costs will be covered by central funds. Please complete the article requirement request as well as the FFP2/FFP3 mask requisition insert and send both by interoffice mail to the Purchasing Department SG 4.

Antigen rapid tests: The university provides up to two self-tests per week to those employees who work on site in the university buildings. The call-off is made with an article requirement request to the Purchasing Department SG 4. The cost is covered by central funds. In addition, employees can be tested free of charge at the rapid test stations of the city of Tübingen or at the CeGaT test stations near the university.