Corona information

Teaching in winter semester 2021/22

he coronavirus has had an impact on studying and teaching at FAU. We have therefore gathered all the information and updates relevant to students and teaching staff on these pages. We will add to it as and when necessary and make sure that it is always up to date.

Please contact the Student Advice and Career Service if you have any general questions about studying. If you have any questions about dealing with the coronavirus, you can write to

This page gives information about studying and teaching. Information about examinations is available on the coronavirus information page from the Examination Office (including information about necessary overnight stays for attending examinations).

Information of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Please read the information given on FAU’s website about Studying and teaching.

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 35 in the territorial area of the cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg, Fürth or Bamberg, access to the University (to buildings and other enclosed spaces) may only be granted by persons who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested within the meaning of § 2 No. 2, 4, 6 COVID-19-Schutzmaßnahmen-Ausnahmeverordnung (SchAusnahmV) (“3G Rule”); the 3G Rule applies to attendance events with more than 1,000 persons regardless of the 7-day incidence.
Verification of vaccination, convalescent or testing records.

FAU is required to verify proof of immunization, convalescence, or testing to be submitted. In order to fulfill this obligation, the University draws particular attention to the possibility of checks at any time and the legal consequences of violations, and checks the 3G rule by means of regular, close-meshed and consistent random checks.

Please read the instructions on FAU’s website.

Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 m must be observed to other people.

Working for FAU

  • Where possible, the multiple occupancy of offices should be avoided
  • Surgical masks do not need to be worn if more than one person is in a shared office or during a meeting if the minimum distance of 1.5m is maintained and the room is ventilated correctly
  • However employees must wear at least a surgical mask when:
    • Leaving their workspace
    • When other people are present who are not employed by the university
    • In communal areas in buildings
  • FFP2 masks must be worn in specific situations (IT work involving client contact, similar technical work, any tasks where the minimum distance cannot be maintained, at-risk persons (as defined by the RKI), individual risk assessment). In these cases, FFP2 masks will be provided by the employer (order form).
  • All students must wear surgical masks in buildings and closed rooms.
  • You can remove your mask once you have reached your designated desk or workplace, provided you can keep a distance of 1.5m to other people at all times.

Studying at FAU

  •  All students must wear surgical masks in buildings and closed rooms. This does not apply to anyone giving a presentation.
  • Special rules apply to wearing masks during examinations.

Visitors are generally required to wear a surgical mask.

Further information

As an extra precaution, sneeze guards or screens can be installed in service areas.

Individuals may only be present on campus for the time that is strictly necessary

Special rules agreed by the Bavarian State Ministry of Public Health and Care Services, e.g. for sport, culture, music, gastronomy, conferences/congresses are unaffected by these general rules which apply at FAU and are only incorporated into the special hygiene concepts drafted in consultation with Occupational Safety for these instances (e.g. for field trips, excursions, choir practice, practical activities in our sport centre etc.).

The mask may be removed if necessary for identification purposes, for communicating with people who are hard of hearing or for other necessary reasons.


Currently, all buildings of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy can still be entered with permission for study, work and research purposes as long as the hygiene guidelines are observed. If this should change, you will be informed.

The Department has created an information page on the topics of building access, teleworking and online teaching, which is primarily aimed at employees.

As rates of infection are still high, we have urged students to follow classes from home whenever possible and return home as quickly as possible after attending any classes held on campus. However, we would like to keep designated study spaces and computer rooms open at the current time, as a large number of students have told us that they rely on access to them in order to keep up with their degree programmes.

The rooms will be cleaned regularly and students must record their contact details via They should reduce their time spent there to a minimum and must strictly observe hygiene guidelines.

Chemistry / Molecular Science

Despite COVID-19, the SSC Chemistry/Molecular Science is currently available during normal opening hours by e-mail and again by phone:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 14:00 o’clock under Tel.: 09131 85 – 67480 or – 67475

Food chemistry / Pharmacy

Despite the current situation caused by COVID-19, the study coordinator Dr. Stefanie Karosi can be reached by e-mail or phone during the usual opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00 o’clock under Tel: 09131 85 – 65596

All information about the semester dates is always available on the semester dates website.

Information can be found on the website of the examination office.

The latest information concerning examinations is available from the Examinations Office’s information page.

The courses offered in the English-language Master’s programs are available in online format to enable international students who are not in Germany or at their place of study to study at FAU. Due to the general corona situation and further developments, it is not expected that international Master students will be on site at the beginning of lectures. Please also note the FAU’s guidelines for entering Germany from risk areas.

For international students in other courses of study the general Corona regulations (see above) apply.

Please find information on FAU’s website for travelling to Germany.

In this PDF you will find instructions how to act in case of suspicion of COVID-19: Instruction of conduct (German/English)

The deadlines for the submission of final papers and project work will be extended once again. Please refer to the Examinations Office  website for a clear explanation of how deadline extensions apply.

Final thesis

Update: The deadlines for final theses as well as project theses are extended under certain conditions. On the page of the Examinations Office you will find a comprehensible explanation of the application of the deadline extension.

Please note: The submission deadline for university theses (Bachelor’s/Master’s theses and project theses) that were affected by the closure of the university libraries during the processing phase will be automatically extended accordingly by the Examinations Office on MeinCampus. It is not necessary to submit a corresponding application. Submission before the (extended) deadline can still be made at any time. Please note, however, that the Examination Office is currently closed to the public when the thesis is handed in, and that it must be handed in by dropping it in the mailbox at the castle building or by sending it by mail. The thesis must again be submitted in bound form. If this thesis is the last piece of work to be completed in the degree program, enrollment is not required at the time the thesis is submitted.

Example: The Master’s thesis (processing time six months) was officially registered as the last examination performance in the course of study with work commencing on 01.10.2020. The submission date would therefore be 31.03.2021 (= end of the winter semester 2020/2021). This deadline is also extended by a flat rate of 28 days. The new (latest) submission date is therefore 28.04.2021 (= summer semester 2021). Re-registration for the summer semester 2021 is not necessary here, but can of course take place.

Further Information

General information about the study program (FAQ)

FAQ for students

Start of the semester

On the website we collect all information and offers for first semester students with a special focus on the Corona situation – from digital tours and information events to online seminars for a successful start of studies.

Learning opportunities for online teaching

Since the time when studies had to be converted to digital teaching methods, learning has also changed considerably. To make sure that no one feels left alone, the student center, the Learning Lab, offers numerous help services. The website provides information about support options, learning tips, exchange offers, training courses, etc.

Tips for starting an online study

Fit for online studies:

Support offers

The Office for Gender and Diversity has also compiled a collection of support services and further links, e.g. to financing opportunities or psychological counseling centers:


First of all, please visit for the latest information on the effects of the Corona pandemic on FAU. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at If you have individual questions, please also contact the student advisory service at

All university libraries will be open again from April 12, 2021. Please note the possible changes in opening hours and the prescribed hygiene regulations (such as the mandatory wearing of an FFP2 mask in the library rooms). As of now, the use of a study and workstation is also possible there again after prior online booking (possible as of March 8). In spite of everything, please also use the various online services of the University Library and pay attention to the Corona FAQ on the pages of the University Library.

Please check the University Library website for more information: