Corona FAQ

Our Corona FAQ is addressed to all students of the RWTH and is intended to summarize the most important information and special regulations at our university with regard to the current pandemic. We try to update the FAQ regularly to keep you up to date. If you have any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact at any time. (Last Updated: 4.05.2022)

Regelungen und Informationen zum Studium in der Corona-Pandemie

  • Lehre im Regelfall präsenz,digital erlaubt wenn bei Studiendekan*in angefragt. Dabei gilt nur z.B. Angehörigkeit einer Risikogruppe. Ziel dabei ist, das jede*r Studi mindestens einen Anteil Präsenz hat. (Flipped Classroom ist Präsenz)

  • Wir empfehlen das Tragen einer Masken in der RWTH weiter zum Verringern des Infektionsrisikos, es ist aber nicht mehr vorgeschrieben.

  • Nur wenn ihr unabgeklärte Erkältungssymptome habt dürft ihr nicht in die RWTH.

  • Digitale Klausuren sind erlaubt, Präsenz ist aber der “Regelfall”.

  • Lernräume werden ALLE wieder geöffnet. Auch hier ist Maske empfohlen.


Ob und wenn ja in welcher Form es eine Freiversuchsregelung im Sommersemester 2022 geben wird, ist noch nicht klar. Wenn wir genaue Infos haben, dann werden wir darüber über Social Media und hier informieren.

Coronatests sind kostenfrei erhältlich. Termine kannst du dir auf dieser Seite buchen.

Die Abmeldung von Prüfungen ist bis 3 Werktage vor Beginn der Prüfung möglich. Bei einem postiven Testergebnis für Covid 19 ist allerdings eine kurzfristigere Abmeldung möglich. Das letzteres gilt auch bei Erkältungssymtomen im Falle einer Präsenzprüfung.

Erhöhung der individuellen Regelstudienzeit
Die individuelle Regelstudienzeit wird für alle im Wintersemester 2021/2022  eingeschriebenen Studierenden um ein Semester erhöht. Wenn du im Sommersemester 2020, Wintersemester 2020/2021 oder Sommersemester 2021 bereits eingeschrieben warst, gilt für dich jeweils eine Erhöhung der Regelstudienzeit um ein Semester. Beurlaubte Studierende profitieren auch von dieser Regelung.


The extension of the standard period of study for students who were enrolled at RWTH in the summer semester 20 means that the BAföG entitlement will also be extended by one semester. However, this only applies to those whose funding entitlement does not expire until after March 31, 2020. More information can be found at Studierendenwerk Aachen, which is also happy to receive feedback.

BAFöG recipients are not disadvantaged by the cancellation of lectures and exams. More info can be found here.

Further information on the topic of study financing during the corona crisis can be found here.

Digital teaching

A comprehensive “how-to” and privacy rules digital teaching and exams has been published by the team from CLS and can be found here.

Expect to be checked for 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested) when you go into a RWTH building/event.

Here, one can use the vaccination certificate or the corona app. An ID card must also be presented for clear identification.

It happen that not all people in a course are checked.

If there is no 3G proof, then you will be expelled from the building.

RWTH will take legal action against those who use falsified vaccination certificates.

Not all vaccines are considered acceptable for 3G. If there is any doubt that your vaccine is not approved, then you should visit the vaccination consultation at the RWTH University Medical Center to find a solution.

Learning spaces

The range of open learning spaces can be found here.

Where can I get information?

The RWTH informs here about all measures and information.

RWTH has also set up a hotline for urgent questions about the workplace, studies and teaching. It can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at +49 241 80 90810 or by e-mail at

Please note that no medical advice can be given at this number. Instead, you can contact the GP on-call services via the 116117 hotline and the health office responsible for you.

For citizens of the city of Aachen and the StädteRegion Aachen, an additional corona info hotline has been set up for general information (also not for personal medical advice) on the subject in addition to 115 via +49 241 510051 (also on weekends from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

The NRW Ministry of Health has also set up a hotline on the corona virus at +49 211 855 47 74.

The authorities expressly ask people not to use the emergency numbers 110 and 112 unnecessarily.


Offers and facilities at the RWTH


The booking portal can be found at this link. For the booking students need their matriculation number.

In the meantime, it is also possible to book only one appointments for people who have recovered, for example. The booking tool for individual appointments is available under this link.

We have gathered information about rules concerning vaccination and testing for international students right here.

Info in case of difficulties or more detailed information about the university medical facilities can be found here.


Compensation for disadvantages  of Risk groups

Belonging to a risk group is considered a possible hardship case for treatment with disadvantage compensation. In this case, an application to the examination board is required, which also makes the decision. Those who need help with the application or have other current health difficulties in their studies (e.g. difficulties with the digital solution) can contact VORSCHUB at

Office hours and consultation

Counseling services at RWTH and other institutions are only available by phone or mail due to the pandemic.

Here you will find a few links to individual offers:

AStA : Overview of the individual consultations and the consultation times

Dorm Administration: Übersicht zu Kontaktmöglichkeiten und Beratungszeiten

Office for the Support of Education (Bafög): Overview of contact options and consulting hours

IT-Center – Infopoint and Servicedesk: A large FAQ as well as contact options


For students who live in dormitories of the Studierendenwerk, there are now exceptions that are intended to relieve students in the event of a terminated employment relationship. These include the possibility of immediate termination or a rent deferral. All information can be found here.


The Mensa Academica is open on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a limited menu. As in previous months, only students and employees of the four Aachen universities who can prove their university affiliation are eligible for access. The seating area in the Mensa Academica is open between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Infopoint of the Studierendenwerk, Pontwall 3, will be open daily between 11:30 and 3 p.m. for students. However, we ask that you only visit it in urgent cases.

The Studierendenwerk provides information about the current regulations and opening hours of the individual dining halls.