Current information from HFU about the Corona virus:

Corona virus FAQs

Last updated: 16 September 2021

We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will inform you as soon as there are any new regulations affecting the University.

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Preparations for a winter semester with attendance

Even though the framework conditions for this have not yet been determined, we are preparing for attendance mode. This is because the current version of the Corona Ordinance on Study Operations, which is decisive for us, has been in effect since 23 August until 20 September 2021. This means that the start of lectures for our winter semester is not covered.

A crucial component is called 3G. This abbreviation means "recovered from Corona, fully vaccinated or currently tested". This 3G will probably be the core element of the protective measures and will accompany us through the coming semester, because participation in any course in attendance will only be possible - for both students and instructors - with proof of 3G.

(Last updated: 16. Sept. 2021)


Will the winter semester be taught in person?

The winter semester 2021/22 will - as far as possible - be an attendance semester.

(Last updated: 16 September 2021)

What does 3G mean?

3G is the abbreviation for "Vaccinated - recovered - tested".

Vaccinated: Persons who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine licensed in the EU and for whom at least 14 days have elapsed after the last vaccine dose. Depending on the vaccine, one (vector-based COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen from Janssen-Cilag International) or two vaccine doses (vector-based vaccine Vaxzevria from AstraZeneca and mRNA vaccine Spikevax from Moderna or Comirnaty from BioNTech, including heterologous vaccination regimen) are required to achieve full vaccine protection. A current list of COVID-19 vaccines licensed in the EU as well as information on the required number of vaccine doses can be found on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI): .

With the CovPass app, proof of Corona vaccinations can be downloaded directly to the smartphone. The app is a free offer of the Robert Koch Institute. Use of the app is voluntary. Alternatively, one can also prove Corona vaccination protection with the printed vaccination certificate or the yellow vaccination booklet.

Recovery: People who have had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection less than six months ago. Proof of a confirmed, passed-through infection must be provided by direct pathogen detection (PCR) at the time of infection.

Tested: The underlying test must have been performed no more than 24 hours ago in the case of a rapid antigen test and no more than 48 hours ago in the case of a PCR test. The certified tests must be carried out outside the HFU and brought with you. HFU cannot cover the costs of tests.

(Last updated: 16 September 2021)

Where can I get vaccinated?

"As a way out of the pandemic, vaccination is of very crucial importance," emphasised Science Minister Theresia Bauer in a circular to universities on 21 July 2021. Like the state of Baden-Württemberg (, Furtwangen University regularly makes unbureaucratic vaccination offers - also for students. Please note our circulars with current vaccination dates.

(Last updated: 16 September 2021)

Will there still be self-testing centres at HFU?

There will be no HFU-owned test centres in the winter semester.

HFU offers its employees twice-weekly test kits for rapid antigen tests, which can be collected from the magazine. As these tests are not carried out under supervision, they are not valid as proof that is needed to give or attend lectures.

(Last updated: 16 September 2021)

Where can I print something out at the university?

The document must be a PDF on a USB stick.
Pay directly with your HFU card at the copier.

Furtwangen Campus

  1. A Building: in the lobby in front of the Examinations Office
  2. B Building: in the Central Stores (Magazin) (Internal link opens in the same window:during opening hours)
  3. C Buidling: in the lobby in front of room C 1.20 - bring your own paper
  4. G Building: in the lobby on the ground floor
  5. O Building: in the lobby on the ground floor

Schwenningen Campus

  1. A Building: in the Central Stores (Magazin) (Internal link opens in the same window:during opening hours)
  2. A Building: in front of the Central Stores (Magazin)
  3. C Building: C 2.13 and C 3.13
  4. F Building: 2nd floor

Tuttlingen Campus

B Building: BE.03

(Last updated: 2 July 2021)

I am experiencing financial difficulties. Where can I find assistance?

In 2021, students facing financial hardship due to the pandemic can continue to submit an online application for federal bridging assistance. Bridging assistance has been extended for the entire 2021 summer semester, allowing students to apply for any month up to and including September 2021. Students who already submitted an application in May can now submit a follow-up application for June 2021. Those who have not yet applied for bridging assistance may submit an initial application.

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing financial aid to students who have experienced financial hardship due to the Corona pandemic. Depending on proven need, between €100 and €500 can be provided as a non-repayable grant.

The conditions for receiving support are specified by the BMBF and apply uniformly throughout the Federal Republic. Applications are processed by Student Services Freiburg.

Further information and online application:

German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Hotline for bridging funds:
Telephone: 0800 26 23 003
Email: Email application is started:ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at)

(Last updated: 14 June, 2021)

Who can I contact if I have any questions about my study programme?

Opening hours

Are canteens and cafeterias open?

The dining halls and cafeterias in Furtwangen and Schwenningen will probably open from 4 October 2021 onwards.

(Last updated: 16 September 2021)

Are the libraries open?

All 3 HFU libraries will be open again from Monday, 14 June 2021.

Further information can be found on the Internal link opens in the same window:library webpages.

(Last updated: 10 June 2021)

Is the Clock Museum open?

The German Clock Museum, which belongs to Furtwangen University, opens again on 18 June, 2021.

External link opens in a new window:Opening hours

(Last updated. 14 June, 2021)

Access to and participation in lectures is not permitted for persons who…

  1. with a positive PCR-corona-test result. Such persons are not permitted to enter university premises until the isolation (“Absonderung”) requirement has been withdrawn.
  2. …with a positive self-administered / rapid test result. Such persons are not permitted to enter the university for 14 days or until they have a PCR-test result.
  3. … anyone who is subject to an isolation requirement relating to the corona virus (Absonderungspflicht).
  4. … are showing the typical symptoms of a corona virus infection: shortness of breath, newly occurring cough, high temperature, loss of taste & smell.
  5. … are not wearing a mask (medical, in German often called OP-Maske, certified in accordance with the German DIN EN 14683:2019-10 norm or similar standard, or protective mask with FFP2 = DIN EN 149:2001, KN95, N95, KF94, KF99 or similar)
  6. … have returned from a risk, high incidence or virus-variant area outside of the federal republic of Germany as defined by the Robert Koch Institute (cf. German website The requirements of the relevant corona regulations regarding entry quarantine (Corona-Einreiseverordnung) as issued by the federal health ministry (Bundesgesundheitsministerium) have to be observed.
  7. … who when attending any session subject to a test requirement, cannot show either a negative rapid test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.

Procedures to follow

  • The instructions of the health authorities must be followed.
  • Staff who is affected should immediately contact the university operations centre by email: to clarify any legal issues related to their employment. Please include a phone number.
  • Students who are affected should contact the examinations office (Prüfungsamt) and the contact person in your faculty by email or phone to find solutions which will minimise negative effects on your studies. In case of infection, students should also send an email to and include their phone number.

Access to Rooms

  • A minimum distance of 1.5 metres from all other persons must be maintained.
  • In all buildings, at least a medical mask has to be worn.
  • All students must register using the attendance list for lecture rooms, study rooms (pre-registration via FELIX online portal) and the library using either the QR code, URL posted at the door of the room or the paper version.

These regulations apply from 17th May 2021 for all Furtwangen University grounds and buildings. Current Baden-Württemberg and federal corona regulations (Corona-Verordnungen) must be observed.

(Last modified: 17 May 2021)

Hygiene measures

Contact: Operations Centre

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Operations Centre by email at: lagezentrum(at)

News updates

No news available.

Additional information

Additional information on current developments and how to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus can be found on the website of the World Health Organization.