Due to current developments on the topic of the coronavirus, the Bavarian state government has postponed the start of lecture operations until 20 April!⁠

The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting infectious disease ("Corona virus induced disease", COVID-19) continue to spread. The number of cases is increasing in Europe. The Landshut University of Applied Sciences has created this web page that will be regularly updated to inform all university members and students. 

For additional information the Federal Ministry of Health has launched a FAQ page.

Any additional questions can be adressed to pressestelle(at)haw-landshut.de.

The Helpdesk, the Student Service Centre, the General Student Advice and Career Service, the International Office, the library and the Vocational Training Academy are open again but can still be reached by e-mail and phone. If you show up in person, a face-mask as well as the minimum distance of 1,5 metres is required.

The library will be open again for lending and returning books from Thursday, March 11th!!

Summer semester 2021

Regulations for the summer semester 2021:

Currently only laboratory works with a corresponding hygiene concept are allowed, all other courses must continue to be carried out digitally. We expect this rule to apply until mid-April. How it will continue afterwards is still open. As soon as more details are known, we will communicate immediately.

Corona virus incidence

Keep space between tables

Lecture halls, computer rooms and laboratories were equipped with tables and seats in order to ensure a space of 1.5 metres in any direction to the next person. Please note that tables and seats are not to be rearranged. Any kind of rearrangement needs to be cleared by the safety-at-work officer.

Entry ban for visitors of international regions at risk

Only people who have visited international regions at risk are affected by the entry ban of the campus.

Report a COVID-illness

In case of a COVID-19-illness local health authorities will provide necessary measures; this includes possible quarantine provisions of contact persons. Irrespective of that, we ask you to inform us immediately if you are tested positive for COVID-19. Please send an E-Mail to Arbeitssicherheit(at)haw-landshut.de. Further steps will be initiated after that.

Extended mandatory use of face masks in regions with incidence-value above 35 new infections

Universities in regions with a 7-day-incidence-value of above 35 are required to comply with regulations of an extended mandatory use of face masks: the mandatory use of face masks does not only apply to circulation areas but also to all kinds of lecture rooms – even when seated. The extended use of face masks also applies to lecturers; an exemption can only be made in cases when they are seated behind a plexiglass.

Currently, Landshut University of Applied Sciences is affected by the following incidence-values
(Robert-Koch-Institute, as of: 12.04.2021, 0:00 am):

Landshut (City): 92,60

Dingolfing-Landau: 285,50

Straubing (City): 156,90

Passau (county): 162,50

Tirschenreuth: 97,20

Following that, an extended use of face masks is necessary in Landshut, Dingolfing, Straubing, Hauzenberg, Ruhstorf and Tirschenreuth.

In case further measures will be necessary, we will inform you in due time.

Given the current situation, courses of the winter semester will mostly be provided digitally. Simultaneously, we will try to provide as many courses in presence as possible.

This year's graduation ceremony cannot take place. According to current plans, the event is postponed to autumn 2021.

Service and guidance

Library news

You will find current news at the library website.

Campus restrictions for certain groups

Due to the increasing number of new corona infections, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care in agreement with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art issued the following general decree for universities:

1. People who were in an area that was designated as a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) at the time of their stay or was designated as such within 14 days after, may not enter universities in Bavaria within a period of 14 days after leaving this area.

2. This general decree shall enter into force on March 18, 2020 and will expire on April 19, 2020.

All Persons mentioned above are prohibited from entering the grounds and buildings of the universities nationwide. This measure applies regardless of whether signs of illness appear or not.

Regulations for incoming and outgoing students and lecturers

Special regulations for incoming students and lecturers have been passed by the International Office in cooperation with the DAAD. A corresponding information sheet has been prepared in English.

Lecturers and students who are leaving the country for the summer semester are kindly requested to contact the International Office of the partner university or the local employer to obtain risk terms and conditions in the destination areas and information about entry regulations from the Federal Foreign Office.

Hygiene measures

In order to protect yourself from infection with coronavirus, it is essential to observe the following hygiene rules:

  • always wash your hands thoroughly
  • do not shake hands
  • when coughing or sneezing, keep at least one meter distance from other people and turn away
  • sneeze into a disposable handkerchief. Use it only once and dispose it in a bin with a lid
  • wash your hands thoroughly after sneezing or coughing!
  • if no handkerchief is available, hold the crook of your arm in front of your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and also turn away from other people
  • in case of highly contagious infections, inform the practitioner by telephone before a visit so that appropriate protective measures can be taken

An audio visual guide to appropriate hygiene measures is available on the website World Health Organisation's.