On 13.03.2020, the Ministry of Education announces the extension of the lecture-free period and the discontinuation of teaching and event operations at all universities and colleges in the state, as well as all refectories and cafeterias from Monday 16.03.2020. This will also affect our refectories and cafeterias in Greifswald, Stralsund and Neubrandenburg. The closure of the refectories and the cafeterias is valid until 19.04.2020.
Passenger traffic is also largely restricted in the administrative sector. Personal consultations during the office hours of social counselling, training assistance (BAföG) and housing will no longer take place with immediate effect. If you have any questions, please contact our staff by e-mail.
On 14.03.2020, the state government ordered the nationwide closure of all day-care centres in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This means that our daycare “Campuskinder” will also be closed from 16.03.2020. Emergency care for children of parents who perform indispensable activities in the area of public services of general interest is to be guaranteed. In this case, Monday 16.03.2020 is considered the transition day, on which the need will be assessed and all necessary arrangements will be made. Parents of our daycare “Campuskinder” will be informed directly about all developments.
All our residents were informed by e-mail and sensitised to increased hygiene within the shared flats. We are suspending the open consultation hours of our caretakers and dormitory administrators on site for the time being in order to protect employees and students alike. There will be no need for personal preliminary inspections of the rooms in the event of moving out. If you have any questions, residents can contact their contact person at any time by e-mail or telephone.
After extensive consultations, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, together with the Rectors and Chancellors of the universities, has decided that the summer semester will start on 20.04.2020. Initially, digital courses will be used wherever possible.
Details can be found in the official press release of the state.
BMI decree of 25.03. on "Emergency operation and relief of the foreigners authorities due to the corona pandemic".
This decree of the Federal Ministry of the Interior shows, among other things, that fictional certificates are issued for a longer period of time when a residence permit expires without an examination:
"If a foreigner applies for the extension of his or her residence title before it expires, the fictional effect of §81 paragraph 4 AufenthG takes effect by operation of law upon submission of the application; the previous residence title is deemed to be valid from the time of its expiry until the decision of the foreigners authority (§81 paragraph 4, sentence 1 AufenthG). The fictional certificate to be issued in accordance with §81 Paragraph 5 AufenthG serves only as proof. This also applies if the application is submitted informally (e.g. by telephone, online, by email or by post).
This only affects international students who are already in Germany. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the social counselling service (beratung(at)stw-greifswald.de)
You should also ask your university for information about any measures and safety precautions that may have been taken:
You can obtain continuous information about the developments from the Robert Koch Institute.
General information and answers to frequently asked questions are provided by the Federal Centre for Health Education. This information is also continuously updated based on new findings.
Daily updated information on coronavirus and answers to frequently asked questions can also be found at the Federal Ministry of Health.
All important information for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is provided by the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Health of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The University Hospital Greifswald has also published information on the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, has set up a citizens' telephone line for general information on the coronavirus.
The number of the hotline is: 0385 5885888
The experts can be reached at the number in the following times:
Mon-Thu. 9:00-12:00 / 13:00-15:00
Nina is the nationwide emergency information and news app. News and information about the coronavirus is distributed through this app. It is available for Apple and Android devices in the respective app stores.
You can find more information about the "Nina" app here.