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(Last updated: 23.10.2020)
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  • How and for what reason can I enter a university building?

    You can submit an application for access to the university buildings using an online form. Acceptable reasons are: lessons, practice, recording session, visiting the administration, the library, or an appointment in a professor's office hours.

    Both students and instructors must fill out an application for lessons.

    Registration for practicing and teaching is only possible for subjects for which specific hygiene guidelines already exist! These will be set gradually for all instruments/subjects.

    Please come to the University for lessons or practice only after consulting your instructors or student representatives. If no appointment is scheduled for you, you will be denied entry at the gate.

    When entering a building for the first time, please hand in the signed form "Erklärung zur Beachtung der Hygienemaßnahmen" (Declaration of Compliance with Hygiene Measures) and the signed "Hygieneplan" at the gate.

  • Coronavirus: Where can I find help in times of crisis?

    In case of mental stress and crises, you are welcome to contact the counselling office at the HfM Würzburg (Lise Gold and Dr. Maria Schuppert, see flyer "Musik & Gesundheit").

    You can also get help in case of psychological stress from:

    in Würzburg:

    Bavaria-wide:

    Germany-wide:

    international:

    Hotlines for questions about a possible infection with the Corona virus:

    • Priority: Patients' Service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Bavaria (KVB), Tel.: 116 117
    • Citizens' telephone of the city and district of Würzburg, Tel.: 0931 8003-5100
    • Independent patient advice, Tel.: 0800 011 77 22
    • Citizens' telephone of the Federal Ministry of Health, Tel.: 030 346 465 100
    • Very important: It is essential that you call before you visit a doctor or clinic. This will protect yourself and others. If necessary, you will be redirected to the office responsible for your region for further clarification.

    Information from the BZgA (Federal Centre for Health Education) on infection prevention

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  • Where can I find counseling during times of crisis?

    You can contact HFM Würzburg's advisory services in case of psychological stress and crises (Lise Gold and Dr. Maria Schuppert, see flyer "Musik & Gesundheit").

    Other points of contact in case of mental stress include ...

    In Würzburg:

    bavaria-wide:

    Germany-wide:

    international:

    Hotlines for questions regarding a potential infection with the Corona virus

    • Priority: Patient service of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB), Tel.: 116 117
    • Citizen's hotline of the City and District of Würzburg, Tel.: 0931 8003-5100
    • Independent Patient Consultation, Tel.: 0800 011 77 22
    • Telephone number of the Federal Ministry of Health, Tel. 030 346 465 100

    Very important: Make sure to call before you go to a doctor or clinic. This can protect yourself and others. If necessary, the office you call will forward you to an office responsible for your region for further clarification.

  • Rules Regarding Face Masks & Face Coverings

    Anytime that the 7-day incidence in Würzburg exceeds 35 (= 35 new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 per 100,000 inhabitants within 7 days), everyone is generally required to wear a face covering. This requirement is in effect during on-campus classes as well as for concertgoers and conference participants during the entire event. (See the 7th Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung, Corona warning level yellow).

    Please check the current infection rate daily as well as any relevant ordinances of the City of Würzburg at:

    https://www.wuerzburg.de/coronainfo/startseite/.

    Please note that visors, thin films etc. do not fulfill the requirements for a face covering.

    Even if the 7-day incidence is below 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants (Corona warning level green), you are still required to wear a face covering inside University buildings and offices, including hallways and anywhere you may come in contact with other people. However, you may remove your face covering once you have taken your seat in an auditorium, classroom or on stage, as long as the necessary social distancing can be maintained. Once you arise from your seat or leave the stage, you are required to wear your face covering again.

  • I found out that I was in contact with a COVID-19 patient - what should I do?

    If you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you must contact your local health authority immediately. This must be done in any case - regardless of whether you have symptoms. You are then not allowed to enter the university until an infection has been ruled out.

  • May I enter the buildings of the HfM Würzburg after a travel abroad?

    If you have been in a risk area as designated by the Robert Koch Institute within the last 14 days, you are required to go to your home or some other place of stay and remain in isolation there for 14 days (quarantine). You are also required to notify the relevant health office immediately. For further details and information on exceptions to the quarantine rules after re-entry to Germany, please see the Verordnung über Quarantänemaßnahmen für Einreisende zur Bekämpfung des Coronavirus (Ordinance on Quarantine measures for incoming travel - EQV). Please find out what you need to do.

    Once the health department has lifted the quarantine requirement and if you feel healthy, you may enter the University campus.

  • Where can I find out more about the plans for the coming months beyond the HfM?

    The website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences and Arts provides a wide range of information:

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(Last updated: 23.10.2020)
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  • Classes During the Winter Semester 2020/2021

    Classes in the Winter Semester 2020/2021 will consist of a combination of on-campus courses (in person) and digital instruction (either simultaneous or alternating).

    Whether private lessons in instrumental/vocal music and music theory classes can take place in person, depends on the current regulations for infection control and the infection statistics.

    You may find detailed information on your classes and lessons in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis (Course Catalog) or from your instructor.

  • Where can I apply for financial aid in the Corona crisis?

    The Federal Ministry of Education provides emergency financial aid for German and international students who have fallen into financial difficulties as a result of the Corona crisis. In acute cases, a grant can be applied for via student services (Studentenwerk Würzburg); in addition, interest-free loans of up to 650 € per month are offered by the KfW:

    Corona-Hilfe des BMBF: Financial support for students by the KfW 

    Both German and foreign students suffering financially from the pandemic may apply for emergency financial aid online beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12 noon:

    • up to €500 per month for students in need. This loan does not need to be paid back
    • for a maximum of three months
    • from a budget of €100 million from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    The financial aid is administered by the German Student Union (DSW) and awarded by the responsible student union (Studentenwerk) in Bavaria. The financial aid takes the form of an account increase and does not have to be repaid. You can apply for the aid online from June to August 2020 at

    If your application is approved, the aid will be paid out for one month at a time.

We will expand and update this list on a regular basis. Check back here regularly for the latest information on current developments.