Information on studies and teaching

Information for the wintersemester 2021 / 2022

The decisions of the Bavarian State Government on 1.09.2021 allow in-person events (i.e. seminars, workshops, conferences) at full room capacity (seats).

Accordingly, preparations and planning for the winter semester are currently being driven forward. In cooperation with the faculties and in compliance with infection-specific hygiene rules, the aim is to offer as many on-site attendance events as possible. Please note that changes may occur until the beginning of the winter semester on 18. October 2021 depending on the pandemic situation.

An important prerequisite for having in-person classes without any Corona requirements is a very high vaccination rate among students. . The vaccination center in Riem offers vaccinations without appointment. All vaccines are available for the first- and/ or second shot. Please take advantage of these offers! At the beginning of the winter semester, LMU will host additional vaccination events at which the „vaccination bus“ of the vaccination center will come to the university. Details will follow shortly.

Compulsory mask-wearing and measures for reducing contacts

It is mandatory to wear a medicalface mask (surgical mask) in any LMU building.

Face masks are also mandatory during in-person classes. Masks may be removed when seated or standing in one spot if the minimum social distance of 1,5m to the next person can reliably be maintained. Exams may be arranged in such a way that the minimum social distance of 1,5 m can be maintained so that no masks need to be worn while seated. Lecturers do not need to wear a mask during class if they can keep the minimum social distance of 1,5 m to any attendee.

Lectures in the winter semester 2021 / 2022

The current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only) allows in-person classes at universities in compliance with the following:

  • If the 7-day-incidence exceeds 35, the 3G rules applies. This means that only those who are fully vaccinated, have recovered from a COVID-19 infection or can provide a negative COVID-19 test result may participate in class. A negative COVID-19 test result is valid if it is not older than 48 hours in case of a PCR test or 24 hours in case of an Antigen test (“Schnelltest”).
  • A medical face mask (surgical mask) must be worn. Masks may be removed when seated or standing in one spot if the minimum social distance of 1,5m to the next person can be maintained.

The mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" of 21.09.2021- available in German only) are in effect, as well as the specific LMU concept for infection control (PDF, 91 KB).The Regulations on Ventilation for Infection Protection during the Corona Pandemic and the regulations on infection control for theoretical and practical courses (e.g. laboratory work) remain effective.

From 12. November 2021 onwards, LMU will provide two test centers:

  • Test center in the building Schellingstr. 3, back premises (first floor).
  • Test center at the Biocenter Martinsried, Großhaderner Str. 4 (tent at the forecourt).

Appointments can be made online only. The selftest is free of charge for students upon presenting the LMUcard (student ID card).

Upcoming Exams

In accordance with the Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance (BayIfSMV),

in-person university examinations are permitted in compliance with the outlined protective measures. The 3G-rule does not apply to exams. Otherwise, examinations are administered in an alternative form, for example as online examinations.

Please note that it is mandatory to wear a mask during in-person examinations unless the minimum social distance of 1,5m to the next person can reliably be maintained when seated.

Please refer to your contact persons in the departments, faculties, and examination offices for further information on when and how an examination will be administered at LMUThe summer semester 2020,the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 do not count as regular „Fachsemester“ with respect to the regular dates and deadlines set out in the in the examination and study regulations (PStO). The counting of the „Fachsemester“ will continue in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 and beyond. However, for all students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21 and/or the summer semester 2021 and who were not on leave of absence, the semesters counted under examination law („Prüfungsfachsemester“ or „PFS“) are one, two semesters, or three respectively less than the number of semesters stated in the certificate of enrollment. For students who have reached their maximum examination period in the summer semester 2020, thewinter semester 2020/21, or the summer semester 2021 the legal consequence of the first-time or final failure will therefore only occur one,two,or three semesters later. The regulation does not apply to the state examinations and the relevant deadlines.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides information on online exams at Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

The organisation of state examinations (“Staatsexamen”) is not the responsibility of LMU, but of the respective state ministries. Therefore, please refer to the websites of the responsible ministry or the examination office they have appointed, for example:

  • „Landesjustizprüfungamt“ for the „Juristischen Staatsprüfungen“: here.
  • „Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus“ for the „Staatsprüfungen für ein Lehramt an öffentlichen Schulen“: here.
  • „Regierung von Oberbayern“ via the Examination Office for Medicine of LMU for the state examinations in medicine: here.

Availability of central services (libraries, International Office, Student Office, etc.)

University libraries

Current information on the regulations and operations of the university libraries can be found here.

Other central services

For all other central services (Student Office, International Office), correspondence takes place by telephone or electronically as far as possible. Likewise, all other central services (Student Office, International Office) are closed to the public until further notice. You can find further information and contact information on the Student Office website. For all questions concerning studies, you can contact the Central Student Advisory Office (“Zentrale Studienberatung”). You can find further information for Erasmus-students and the admission of international students on the website of the International Office. You can find information on using public transportation with a non-validated LMU card on the website of the MVV. You can find information about the MVV function of your student ID here.


In general, the Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for BAföG regulations.

Psychological and pastoral counseling

For psychological and/or pastoral counseling, you may contact the following institutions:

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please consult the websites of the individual institutions first and get in touch directly with the respective contact persons:

  • If you have any questions regarding the administration of your studies (enrolment, re-registration, etc.), please contact the Student Office.
  • If you have any questions concerning libraries, please contact the respective subject library, the University Library or the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • If you have questions regarding upcoming exams, final papers, homework, etc., please contact the respective lecturer and the responsible examination office.
  • If you have any questions regarding the performance of work or continued payment of wages, please contact your direct superior or your immediate supervisor, your faculty or department or the person responsible for you in the LMU Human Resources Department.

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