The University’s crisis management team will provide regular updates here.

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Why there are different mask rules for staff and students

The number of people infected with COVID-19 is rising sharply again. Now that autumn has arrived, the pandemic situation is expected to intensify once more. According to the current Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept, staff and students are subject to different rules for wearing surgical masks.…

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New version of Hygiene and Infectious Diease Concept published

The new version of the Hygiene and Infectious Disease Conept has been published and the FAQ pages updated.

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Guidance for International Students: Long Waiting Times and Indomitable Willpower

Since 24 February 2022, Helen Matthey and Jana Kuppardt have received numerous requests for advisory services from both prospective students and students from Ukraine. In this interview, they explain how they deal with these challenges and how complex their daily work is.

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Fundraising campaign for international students in need

The association “Hilfe für ausländische Studierende in Leipzig e.V.” (Aid for international students in Leipzig) is committed to the task of helping international students at higher education institutions in Leipzig who suddenly find themselves in dire emergency situations. “As a result of the…

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Information for Staff and Students

We take the health of our students, staff and guests very seriously. Please find current information and advice below. Members of the crisis management team set up under the University’s pandemic plan are liaising on a daily basis.

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Further Information

Mobile Vaccination Services From the City of Leipzig

Current sites and vaccination times

International students can also get vaccinated without German health insurance. All you need is an ID document with your name, date of birth and address.

Public Testing Points

Please refer to the City of Leipzig website for information about public testing points.

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Further Links

  • Latest infection figures in Leipzig:

  • What to do if you have a suspected case of coronavirus:

  • Robert Koch Institute: Answers to frequently asked questions about the pandemic

  • Risk calculator provided by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry: aerosol transmission of COVID-19 and risk of infection in enclosed spaces
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  • Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)
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  • The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides infographics on protecting against infection and appropriate hygiene measures.
  • World Health Organisation
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Information from the Free State of Saxony
  • Leipzig University Hospital
  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, has published a map showing the spread of coronavirus. Besides listing and classifying the confirmed cases, it also provides statistics, for example on the infection rate and recovery numbers.


Questions on Studying

Please visit the Guidance and Services page for a list of contacts by topic.
Guidance and Services

Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept

If you have any questions about our Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept, please send an email to the Office for Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety.
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HR Matters for Leipzig University Staff

Please address any questions concerning HR matters to the Department of Human Resources.
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City of Leipzig

Coronavirus and service hotline
Daily 8am–6pm
+49 341 123-0

Staff Medical Officers
We kindly ask staff to address their questions to our occupational health physicians (Mitteldeutsches Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, MIA).
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