Last update: 27 October 2020

Information on the coronavirus by the Rectorate of the WWU

The update status for each target group can be found in the respective box below.

Dear students, staff and guests of Münster University,

The number of infections with the coronavirus has increased dramatically in Münster, too. On October 25, the city reported that for Münster the figure of 50 per 100,000 residents had been exceeded for the so-called 7-day incidence – and as a result it declared Münster to be at Hazard Level 2.

For this reason, the University of Münster will be switching over to “restricted operations” on 27 October 2020. What this means above all is that teaching will be carried out digitally again. All faculties and institutions have already been preparing for this scenario in the last few months.
Details of this and all other regulations for teaching and services at Münster University can be found on the following websites:

The planning staff of the University of Münster can be reached via the central email addresses (; ;; We will continue updating the FAQs and hope you will review them regularly to keep abreast of any new developments.

The University is in close contact with the city of Münster and with other universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. We are following further developments closely and will weigh up the next steps thoroughly. The University is also prepared for the possibility of further increases in the numbers of infections.
We will of course keep you up to date on developments at all times and will inform you regularly on all further steps to be taken. Thank you for your cooperation and your support!

The Rectorate

Masks mandatory

Since September 1, it is mandatory to wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) in all circulation areas and in common rooms inside University buildings.

Last update: 26 October 2020

General questions about the coronavirus

What are the typical symptoms triggered by the coronavirus? What should you do as a student or employee if you test positive for COVID-19? How can you protect yourself from the disease?

Last update: 24 Nov. 2020

Information for students

Regulations for studies at the University of Münster to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Last update: 27 Nov. 2020

Information for employees

In addition to the information and regulations presented here regarding the University's measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, employees can find further information, instructions and decisions by the University management in MyWWU.