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Coronavirus: Current information

[updated on June 2, 2022, 1.59 p.m., in "Mouth-nose covering"]

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Instructions from the university administration

Paderborn University regularly adapts its measures and regulations to contain occurrences of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in line with current developments. The university’s crisis unit meets regularly and advises on measures based on the rapidly changing situation.

General regulations

Regular presence operation

Paderborn University started a regular summer semester in full attendance on Monday, 4 April, 2022, since the legal basis for the majority of the previously applicable corona protection measures and the associated special regulations no longer apply.

The “Concept for working and studying on campus at Paderborn University” expires on March 31, 2022.

Access restrictions and controls will no longer apply. 

Mouth-nose covering

The mandatory requirement to wear a mouth-nose covering has been eliminated since April 4, 2022.

Please note that nevertheless, all persons present on campus are strongly encouraged to behave in a mindful manner out of consideration for the community and to respect the need for protection of their counterparts in their daily interactions, to adhere to established hygiene rules, and to continue to wear a medical mask indoors.

Summer semester 2022

Regular teaching in presence

Paderborn University returned to a regular teaching in presence on April 4, 2022.

The free attempt regulation will be continued for the examination of the 2022 summer semester. This means that exams that are taken and not passed will be considered not taken. The free attempt rule does not apply to theses (bachelor's and master's theses). Furthermore, it does not apply to cheating, attempted cheating and plagiarism.

Winter semester 2022/23

Application and enrollment

If you do not complete your bachelor's degree or are unable to submit the evidence required for application and enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree program due to a corona-related organizational delay by Paderborn University or your previous university or other institutions, you may be enrolled subject to the proviso 

  • that you meet the other requirements,
  • that, in the case of certified copies, you first submit single copies, and
  • that you submit the missing documents no later than February 28, 2023. This deadline also applies to enrollment in the master's program under the assumption that failed bachelor's degree examinations can be completed by this date.

Working on campus / mobile working

General regulations

For working from home, the provisions of the service agreement on mobile working applies as of 1 April, 2022. You can find more information on the pages of Dezernat 4.

It is still possible to hold committee meeting in digital or hybrid formats.

Employees receive FFP2 and medical masks at ZSL until further notice.

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