Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The FernUniversität in Hagen has formulated rules and guidelines for university operations in the current situation. These regulations are dependent on the current situation and government regulations, therefore we are continually monitoring the situation, and may adjust these measures as necessary.
FernUniversität students and staff can find more detailed information in German on the FernUniversität's German-language site.
Important Topics in Detail
The FernUniversität's buildings are open. The current opening hours of the regional and study centers can be found via the contact page. Visitors are requested to make an appointment in advance.
All students, staff, and visitors on the FernUniversität's campus and in its regional and study centers should bear in mind the following general rules for health and safety:
- Please ensure a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between yourself and other people.
- We recommend you wash your hands regularly. Additionally, you will find disinfectant dispensers near the entrances of FernUni buildings, which we recommend using when entering and leaving the building.
- A medical face mask which covers your mouth and nose is required in all FernUniversität buildings, including the regional and study centers.
- Please observe proper coughing/sneezing etiquette and avoid sharing objects such as drinking glasses, water bottles, etc.
If you are visiting the FernUniversität's campus or regional centers in NRW, please take note of the current entry regulations for Germany and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
If you are visiting one of the regional centers outside of NRW, please refer to the relevant local regulations.
FernUniversität staff will be informed of further relevant measures in their working areas via the usual channels.
The library's counter is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for media pickup and returns. For members of the university, necessary literature can still be delivered by internal or external mail. You can find more information on the library's website.
The FernUniversität's cafeteria is open. Please take note of the current information on the cafeteria's webpage (German).
Beginning in July, in-person teaching can take place again.
Until further notice, exams will take place in formats which do not require the participants to gather in the same place, in order to reduce the need for contact. For students who cannot or do not wish to complete their exams online, in-person alternative exams can be made possible.
For current information about specific exams and study programs, please consult the relevant faculty's website:
The FernUniversität advises all students, staff, and guests to observe the safety and travel recommendations and information provided by public health authorities and other official entities: