The main building of TU Wien can be seen from above. On the top left you can see icongraphic representations of the Corona regulations

Coronavirus: Information and behavior rules at TU Wien

On these pages you will find information about the regulations regarding the the Coronavirus at TU Wien. Please help to minimize the risk of infection with your behavior.

ApplicableCOVID-19 measures

These measures of TU Wien are valid until January 31, 2021. Please note the following for your everyday university life in the coming weeks:

  • Distance Learning: All courses, especially VO, VU, SE and UE, must be converted to a distance learning format at TU Wien. You will receive support from the Distance Learning Team in converting them into a suitable online format. Alternatively, the course must be postponed to a later date.
  • Letterbox: Students who have praise, suggestions, requests, criticism or complaints regarding studybility can use the digital mailbox.
  • Opening hours: The buildings of the TU Wien are generally open Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. On Sundays and public holidays the buildings are closed as usual.
  • Study rooms: Only those learning rooms for which there is a safety concept approved by Occupational Safety can be used between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., if this is necessary. Compliance with the safety measures is checked by the Security Service of TU Wien. This also applies to the learning rooms in the library.
  • QR Code Registration: The obligation to register the QR Code when entering TUW buildings remains absolutely valid for all persons entering a TUW building!
  • Reporting of suspected cases: Suspected cases must be reported using the appropriate forms for employees and student employees as well as students.
  • Examinations must be converted to an online format. Lecturers will receive support in converting to a suitable online examination format. If necessary, you can contact the Distance Learning Team at
  • Attendance examinations are suspended and will not be held until further notice.

Safety and Security Measures

  • Students and employees are obliged to register in TISS by means of a QR-Code when entering the building. This enables TU Wien to implement a central and DSGVO-compliant digital contact person management. The separate entrances and exits of buildings remain upright and are marked.
  • Maintaining the minimum safety distance of at least 2 meters
  • Wearing an MNP mask
  • Hygiene measures (regular hand and surface disinfection)

These regulations apply at all locations of TU Wien. Since the work situations at the institutes and central departments are very different, an all-fitting guideline is not possible. Therefore, everyone is requested and encouraged to act in accordance with these precautionary measures, even if this means a change from conventional habits. We rely on the solidary agreement between all members of TU Wien to give top priority to the protection of the health of all members of TU Wien.

Binding Specifications

Students and employees are obliged to register in TISS when entering the building. Access is registered by scanning a QR code. This can be 

  1. on your own mobile device or 
  2. with lending equipment which is available in the porter's lodges. These are disinfected after each use. 
  3. TUW employees can alternatively register via their workstation computers.

All guests, companies and other non TUW members can register in two ways:

  1. Special access created by TUW employees in TISS (
  2. Registration in the guestbook in the porter's lodge

Thus, a centralized and DSGVO-compliant digital contact person management is implemented at TU Wien. In the event of a (suspected) Covid-19 case, this enables fast, coordinated and effective action. 

The standard camera app can be used as a QR reader on iOS devices. Android users can use QR Droid, opens an external URL in a new window or QR scanner, opens an external URL in a new window, for example.

Details and an exact description of the registration process can be found in the coLab of TU Wien at, opens an external URL in a new window Questions about contact person management can either be asked directly on the mentioned coLab page in the comment field at the bottom of the page or you can contact by e-mail.

The most important protective measure against COVID-19 infections is a safety distance of at least 1 meter. The minimum distance between workplaces in offices, laboratories and workshops is 1,5 meters.

This regulation applies to all general premises, such as entrance areas, staircases, lifts, corridors, social, sanitary and meeting rooms, as well as to all institute-specific work areas and rooms, such as offices, warehouses, laboratories and workshops and other workplaces.

Wearing mouth and nose protection masks (MNP masks) is mandatory when entering a building of the TU Wien, in corridors, elevators and areas with customer contact. Masks will be provided at the designated entrances if required. With a view to sustainability, it is recommended to bring and use your own MNP mask. In general premises - for example in social rooms - the wearing of an MNP mask is mandatory if contact with other persons is very likely and it cannot be ensured that the necessary safety distance is maintained.

Wearing MNP masks in work rooms is mandatory if there is more than one person in the room and the 1.5 m distance cannot be maintained continuously in offices, laboratories and workshops etc.

Regular, thorough washing of hands with soap is one of the basic hygiene measures.

The regular cleaning or disinfection of door handles, railings, lift buttons, intercom systems and surfaces is ensured by employees of the GUT cleaning service unit. For an individual need of disinfection measures at institutes or in service departments (door buckles, telephone receivers, keyboards, folders, displays or operating elements of devices, printers and copiers, ...) both surface and hand disinfectants are made available to the individual research unit or research groups and service units or groups.

You can find further details on the Safety and Security Measures, opens an external URL in a new window site in coLab.

Population-wide testing

In Austria, population-wide testing to control the incidence of infection will begin this week with the province of Vienna (from December 4, 2020): https://ö, opens an external URL in a new window. Information on test periods, registration system and FAQs for all provinces is available from the Ministry of Health at, opens an external URL in a new window

If you make use of this offer, please note that the test is a snapshot of the infection status. General protective measures (distance, hygiene, mask) must be observed in general and at the TUW workplace regardless of the test result!



Questions about study and university organization:​​​

Questions about admission:

Psychosocial Counselling, opens an external URL in a new window for Students (information only available in German)

Occupational Health at TU Wien:

In case of symptoms (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties) call  1450
available 7 days a week from 0 to 24

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