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).

An important prerequisite for having in-person classes without any Corona requirements is a very high vaccination rate among students. You can book your appointment at the vaccination center in Riem or its local subsidiaries throughout the City of Munich. All vaccines are available for the first, second and booster (third) shot. Please take advantage of this offer!

Lectures in the winter semester 2021 / 2022

According to the current effective Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only), in-person courses are possible in compliance with the following regulations:

Only vaccinated and recovered students may participate in courses; the 2G rule applies, and also for practical and artistic courses that cannot be replaced by digital offerings.

Students who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, and who provide proof of this on-site, specifically by presenting an original written medical certificate that includes their full name and date of birth, may be admitted to courses upon presentation of proof of negative PCR testing.

Those students who do not meet the 2G requirement must be provided with an equivalent digital course offering in accordance with the requirements of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art in order to enable appropriate preparation for examinations with as equal opportunities as possible. The concrete implementation of this offer is within the responsibility of the individual institutions themselves, taking into account the respective subject-specific or infrastructural conditions, and is made available.

Lecturers are subject to the provisions applicable to employees. They must be vaccinated, recovered, or have tested demonstrably negative with a negative rapid antigen test on each day of presence at least two different days per week. Proof of testing must be provided on a daily basis, which is to be monitored by the management of the facilities to which the lecturers are assigned, or persons designated by the management. The lecturer checks may also be conducted after entering the building.

The Federal Infection Protection Act, the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, the mandatory guidelines for infection control for universities (German „Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten“) of the Bavarian State Ministries for Science and Art and for Health and Care in the respective valid versions as well as the LMU concept for infection control based on these apply.

Furthermore, the regulations on infection protection ventilation during the Corona pandemic as well as the regulations on infection protection for attendance events apply at LMU.

Since 13.11.2021, free daily antigen rapid tests (German „Bürgertest“) are again available at all recognized Corona testing centers.

Two test centers are available at LMU:

- Test center in the building Schellingstr. 3, front building (ground floor).

- Test center in the Biomedical Center Martinsried, Großhaderner Str. 9 (entrance hall lecture hall wing)

Booking a rapid test there is only possible online.

Mandatory use of masks and measures to reduce contact

In all LMU buildings and there in all areas, students and visitors are required to wear an FFP2 mask.

LMU employees and persons visiting the LMU in the course of their professional practice are also permitted to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask). However, if there is an increased risk of infection due to the activity (e.g. when working together on equipment), an FFP2 mask must be worn. This must be determined as part of a risk assessment. The responsible occupational safety specialist from the Occupational Safety and Sustainability staff unit will provide support in this regard. The obligation to wear a mask also applies to events in open areas of the LMU.

The mask obligation does not apply at the fixed seat or standing place, as far as reliably a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons is maintained

Masks for employees and for practical events are procured centrally by the Occupational Safety and Sustainability Office.

In addition, LMU provides bundled information for all instructors on the broad range of technical options for online teaching at www.lmu.de/digitale-lehre. This help and support offer picks up on and complements already existing offers in the faculties. Please note that the page is access-protected and can only be accessed with an appropriate LMU user ID.

Upcoming Exams

According to the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV), the taking of university examinations in-person is permissible, provided that the protective measures prescribed hereunder are observed. For in-person examinations, students are generally subject to 3G plus, i.e. only vaccinated or recovered students or those who have a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 48 hours at the time of the examination, can be admitted.

According to a notice from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care, from now on, in deviation from § 5 para. 3 no. 1 BayIfSMV, when participating in examinations for non-vaccinated and non-recovered students who cannot obtain PCR test proof in individual cases, it applies that, in view of the importance of education, training and continuing education and the significance of the examinations, they can be admitted to the examination as a substitute on the basis of a daily negative antigen rapid test, which must not be older than 24 hours. The examiners, on the other hand, continue to be subject to the 3G regulation from the outset.

The cost of providing a PCR test must be covered by the affected persons themselves. Under certain conditions (e.g. medical contraindication regarding vaccination) PCR tests are free of charge. In Munich, only the Corona Test Center at Theresienwiese [PK2] offers free PCR tests.

Otherwise, examinations are also conducted in an alternative form, for example as an online examination.

An FFP2 mask must also generally be worn in in-person examinations. This does not apply if the room occupancy is planned in such a way that the minimum distance of 1.5 m to the seat neighbors can be safely maintained. In this case, the mask can be removed at the examination site.

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 LMU.

The 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 www.lmu.de/digitale-pruefungen. 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.

Conferences/Events

For the participation in conferences, congresses, fairs and comparable events the 2G plus rule applies, i.e. in addition to the vaccination or convalescence proof a test proof (antigen test, max. 24h old) has to be presented. The organizers are obliged to control the compliance with the 2G plus rule.

A minimum distance of 1,5m must be kept between the courts. A maximum of 25% of the capacity may be used.

The framework concept for conferences, congresses and comparable events of the Bavarian State Government as well as the infection control concept of the LMU are currently being updated. The LMU regulations on infection protection at in-person events must be observed

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.

BAföG

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.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:gesundheit@lmu.de

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