Last update: 15 Feb. 2021

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,

Based on the announcement last week by the Federal Chancellor and the minister presidents, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has now issued corresponding regulations which will remain in place until at least 21 February 2021.

The regulations only affect a few aspects related to the areas of study and teaching. As before, in-person courses and in-person exams are allowed by exception and to a very limited extent. Should one of your courses continue or resume in person during the final weeks of the lecture period, you will be informed accordingly by your respective instructor – this should only be the case for lab practicals and individual artistic instruction.
The rules for administering written tests and oral exams have meanwhile been modified – e.g. as digital formats – or have been (or will be) postponed. We cannot tell you when exactly your postponed exams will take place, but the faculties are busy discussing possible dates. Of course, all plans depend on how infection rates develop and the legal possibilities. Please stay informed by regularly checking the announcements posted on your departmental websites.

In the exceptional case that an examination or course must be held in person, all instructors and participants are obliged to wear at least a cloth mask.
If the type of activity during the course requires that participants stand closer than permitted by the minimum distance rules, they should wear medical-grade face masks (surgical masks or FFP2 masks) in accordance with § 3 (1) sentence 2 of the Coronavirus Protection Regulations (CoronaSchVO).

We know that the examination phase in this semester is more challenging than usual, and the constant changes to your examination plans have put an additional strain on you. Nonetheless, we hope that you will receive and be able to take advantage of multiple examination options thanks to the efforts of your faculties and instructors.
The current slowdown in infection rates – especially in Münster – gives us hope that more personal contact will be possible in the near future. But until then, we ask you to persevere and do your best to reduce the spread of the virus through responsible behaviour.

Plans for the summer semester 2021

In making these plans, we recognise that students and instructors are urgently waiting for academic study and teaching to take place on location and in person at the University. We know that the current situation, i.e. learning and teaching with exclusively digital formats, is extremely trying for many. We also know that participating in in-person courses at this time of the pandemic could be difficult for some students and instructors due to health or familial reasons.
The legal regulations governing University operations will likely be issued shortly before the beginning of the lecture period.

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 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: 15 Feb. 2021

Information for students

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

Last update: 24 February 2021

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.