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Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences has put together this information in one place to keep all students, prospective students, employees and teaching staff informed about how the university is operating during the coronavirus crisis. News and circular emails sent to members of the university are also available in chronological order in the news section of the internal information portal.

HSWT FAQs on the coronavirus crisis

The FAQs section includes the key information and questions about the coronavirus crisis affecting Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, particularly for students.

Further information and questions for staff, professors and all teaching staff can be found on the FAQs page in the internal area (in German).

FAQs pages from official bodies

Official bodies including the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (Bayerische Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit) and the Federal Ministry of Health have an FAQ page on the coronavirus available in German and English.

The Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts has also compiled a list of coronavirus FAQs dealing with ‘essential information about university operations, research and cultural life’ (in German).

Exceptions to the university access ban for students from 27 April 2020

At present, it is still not possible to foresee when we will be able to return to HSWT for face-to-face learning. Students are therefore prohibited from accessing university facilities until further notice.

From Monday, 27 April, however, students will be able to visit the campus and/or individual buildings in the following justified exceptions:

1.     To collect literature they have ordered from the library
2.     To conduct experiments in a laboratory as part of their bachelor’s or master’s thesis, or to work with a piece of software that is only available in the university’s IT rooms.

The supervisor of the thesis must ensure that:

  • the person responsible for the laboratory/room has agreed to its use
  • distancing regulations (= minimum 1.5 metres) are observed
  • full-face mask/homemade mask is worn – the student should bring this with them
  • the student regularly disinfects their hands
  • a contact person is present.

3.    Student assistants who help teaching staff to create material for online lessons (e.g. making video recordings) are also permitted to access the relevant building, albeit only in small groups of two as a maximum. The same rules apply as for bachelor’s and master’s thesis students.

Visits are by appointment only and the students will be collected from the building entrance – students are absolutely forbidden from accessing the building without following these rules. Since students are absolutely prohibited from freely accessing the facilities, appointments must be arranged in all cases and the students will be collected from the building entrance.

Student activities outdoors, such as practical field training or classes in outdoor areas of the university are possible in principle. General contact and distancing rules will also apply in this case: a maximum of two people can work together directly. If the minimum distance of 1.5 metres is maintained, classes may be held outdoors with up to 15 participants.
Full-face masks/homemade masks must be worn when doing so; the students must bring these with them.
When traveling to and from the university, a maximum of two people may travel in any one car; if possible, external classes must be held in locations that can also be accessed on foot, by public transport or by bicycle.


Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising

T +49 8161-71-0

corona-aktuell [at]

HSWT FAQs on the coronavirus crisis

FAQs for all, especially students

FAQs page in the internal area (link to the German website)

Practical tips for handling the corona virus

Praxistipps und Unterweisungen durch den Arbeitsschutz der HSWT

FAQs page from the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety

Grundlegendes zum Hochschulbetrieb, zur Forschung und zum kulturellen Leben