COVID-19 Update: Measures at MU Vienna

September 16th, 2021:

From Monday, September 27, 2021 onwards, MU will enforce a strict control checking strategy at the entrance door of the main building between 08:00 and 18:00. This applies for all members of staff, internal and external faculty, students, as well as (external) participants in meetings held on campus. Should a member of staff or an internal or external faculty member enter the building outside of these hours, they will need to ensure that their document is checked at a later point in the day. For staff and faculty whose office is located in the hotel building, checks will be conducted randomly.

In order to facilitate the checking process, we invite you to install the “Grüner Pass” App.

Accepted 3G proofs to enter the building

The following 3G proofs will be accepted to enter the building:

  • A certificate of vaccination from an EU recognized vaccine (valid up to 360 days from the date of the second injection)
  • A certified positive test for neutralizing antibodies (valid for 90 days from the date of the test) for people that received non-EU recognized vaccines
  • A certified negative PCR test (valid up to 48 hours from the time of the test)
  • A certified negative antigen test (valid up to 24 hours from the time of the test)
  • A medical certificate or a positive PCR test confirming an infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the past six months provided one has fully recovered (and completed any ordered quarantine measures) in the meantime

Certificates have to be provided either in English or in German. Certificates in other languages will not be accepted. Should a member of staff, internal and external faculty, student, or visitor fail to provide one of the above mentioned proofs, they will be denied entry to the building.

Please note that no self-tests will be offered on campus.

Policy for masks:

  • We strongly invite you to wear masks while walking around campus.


April 27th, 2021:

Whilst the federal and municipal authorities are discussing the measures accompanying the ease of the current lockdown in Vienna the University Board has decided to return to Hybrid Teaching mode on Monday, May 17, 2021.

We are looking forward to welcoming members of staff, faculty, and students back on campus for the delivery of our courses in hybrid fashion from May 17, 2021 onwards. Still, we have to point out that students should stay on campus as short as possible and are obliged to leave the university building immediately after the end of their course.


February 9th , 2021:

The Austrian government has announced changes to the COVID-19 safety measures. As a result, the University Board has confirmed that the spring 2021 semester will be offered in hybrid mode. This means you will be able to choose whether you would like to study on campus in hybrid mode or entirely in online mode. 

The MU campus will be accessible for those who choose the hybrid mode until further notice. Specific regulations like wearing FFP2 masks during your visit or keeping distance to others are stated in our Covid-19 prevention concept and must be followed by staff, faculty, students and visitors. Staff and faculty will be tested regularly in order to enter the university building and teach face-to-face on campus. Additionally MU students will be able to purchase Antigen Self-tests on campus. 

Enrolled students are being informed about updates and regulations regularly.


November 2nd 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austrian government has decided to implement a second lockdown per November 3rd 2020:  Measures in Austria are in effect until 24th of January 2021 until further notice.

The University Board of Modul University Vienna has agreed on the following:

  • Online Teaching mode
    • The University will go into online teaching modeby Tuesday, November 3rd until further notice.
    • All courses will be taught online unless on-campus teaching is indispensable. If that is the case for one class, then the affected students will be informed by their lecturer.
    • At the moment the University Board assumes that the online teaching mode will last until the end of November. All lecturers and students hope to return into hybrid teaching mode by the beginning of December.
  • MU Campus & University Departments
    • Entry to campus: All students are asked to stay home during lockdown periods and only to come to campus if absolutely necessary! Students are asked to keep their visit short, to follow the MU safety guidelines and to wear a mask during their entire stay!
    • Library:
      • The library will stay open and students will be able to borrow books from Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 15.00.
      • Students are not allowed to use the study and reading area, but can still use the printer/copy machine.
      • If possible students should inform our librarians in advance which books they need and when they want to pick them up so that everything can be prepare before arrival. Students are asked to check out our online catalogue:
    • Student Services and Career Center (SSCC):
      • All services will be conducted online. Students are asked to  reach out to the SSCC during opening hours and/or book an online session.
      • Students can download their study confirmations in the Self-Service Document Request section on our online campus platform (Online campus -> Personal Pages -> Self-Service Document Request). Transcripts can also be requested on our online campus platform and sent via email.  
      • The SSCC will be open for short necessary visits (e.g. transcript pick-up) on Wednesdays between 10:00 and 15:00.  
    • Academic Office (ACO):
      • All services will be conducted online. Students are asked to reach out to the ACO during opening hours.
      • Needed physical documents will be handed out by the University receptionist, Marina Rakic.
    • Cafeteria: The Cafeteria will be closed for students in the month of November.
    • Student Accounts: All services will be conducted online. Students are asked to reach out to Accounting office during opening hours.
    • IT Support: If students need IT support, simply send an email to supportsymbolmodul.acpunktat or call +43 (1) 320 3555 900.

We would like to point out that “Responsibility and Stewardship” are part of MU’s values and mean serving as ambassadors for responsible living. We know this is not easy, but please act as true Modulians and lead by example. Together we can hopefully end this pandemic!


September 1st:

Modul University Vienna is welcoming students on campus and following the latest developments in the context to the situation concerning COVID-19, the Austrian government has implemented a "traffic light system” in order to categorize the current COVID-19 situation for universities. The University Board has decided to implement the following safety guidelines for Modul University Vienna starting on September 1st 2020. 

Safety guidelines: 

  • wearing face mask at MU campus unless you have an assigned seat
  • using hand sanitizer or wash hands regularly
  • following distance regulations of 1m distance to ohter people
  • recommendation of wearing rubber gloves

You may only take off your mask when you are seated in a classroom or seated in the cafeteria to eat.

We are looking forward to ensuring a safe study environment and thank you in advance for your cooperation.


In case you want to talk to someone:

The Student Services and Career Center, The Open Office 

Pastoral care (0 to 24 h): 01/ 142

Social psychiatry emergency service (0 to 24 h): 01/ 313 30

Crisis Intervention Center Vienna: 01/ 406 95 95 Call the Infoline Health counselling, if you are feeling sick: 1450 (7 days per week, 0 to 24 h)

Call the Infoline Coronavirus general information: 0800 555 621 (7 days per week, 0 to 24 h)

World Health Organization

Federal Ministry of social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

Federal Ministry of Europe and International Affairs

If you feel sick and/or want advice, call: Infoline Coronavirus: 0800 555 621 (24/7)

Infoline Health counseling: 1450 (24/7)

Also: Official updates on WHO page. For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us: