Coronavirus latest

Last updated: 26/07/2021
General Hygiene Plan | updated 14/06/2021
Teaching, Learning & Application | updated 28/07/2021

Whether or not face-to-face learning will be possible during the 2021/22 winter semester will depend on the highest possible percentage of all university members have been vaccinated.
Anyone can now get vaccinated – quickly and without any red tape. The Deutsches Studentenwerk, the meeting of university presidents, and the university directors strongly urge you to take up this offer.

The conditions for getting vaccinated are now easy for everyone, with no red tape.

Vaccination week with free shuttle service from July 28th to 30th:
All students will have the opportunity to take a free shuttle from the Essen-Werden
and Welterbe Zollverein campuses to the Essen vaccination centre from Wednesday to Friday. The shuttle buses start at 2 p.m. at the archway (Essen-Werden campus) and at Quartier Nord (Welterbe Zollverein campus). Return to the respective campus is at 5 p.m. Registration is not required. Make sure you bring your identity card with you.

The vaccination centres in Essen, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund now offer vaccinations WITHOUT prior appointment. All students can get vaccinated at any vaccination centre, regardless of where they are registered or what country they come from (EU/non-EU). The Bochum vaccination centre has also set up a separate email address specifically for student queries (in German/English): vaccination(at)

The vaccinations must be performed using the vaccines approved for use in the EU (BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson).

> vaccination centre Essen
> vaccination centre Bochum
> vaccination centre Duisburg
> vaccination centre Dortmund

General Hygiene Plan
Please always read the General Hygiene Plan to find out the latest regulations.
The General Hygiene Plan has been updated (14/6/2021): The specifications for the mask requirement, the mandatory testing and the permitted format sizes with up to 14 people in all faculties have been adjusted.

Mask requirement
Wearing of FFP2 or surgical masks is generally compulsory on the Folkwang campus and inside university premises.

For contact-tracing purposes, students, teachers and guests must scan the QR codes when entering and leaving the university premises.
Visitors to public Folkwang events please scan the QR code on their respective seat.

Mandatory testing
University grounds may currently be entered if you can provide a negative test result from within the 48 hours immediately prior. This applies to both the citizen test and self-test.
Teachers and anyone participating in subject seminars (e.g. workshop instructors) must, just like the students themselves, perform a supervised self-test at the Folkwang testing centres, or, alternatively provide proof of a corresponding citizen test, before entering the Folkwang campus and university premises.

Full vaccinated or recovered persons do not need to take a test to entering the university grounds. The document required to prove vaccination or recovery can be obtained by sending a copy of your certificates of vaccination or recovery to impfnachweis(at) Alternatively, the proof can be provided through legally recognised electronic proof systems, such as the Corona-Warn-App or the CovPassAPP.

Locations for rapid tests and self-tests:
Essen-Werden campus | Foyer of the Neue Aula auditorium | 8am – 4pm daily
Theatre Centre | Side entrance & tent in front of main entrance | 8am – 4pm daily
Duisburg campus | Foyer | 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Quartier Nord campus | Entrance area | 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

AHA plus L - Rules
Irrespective of the mandatory regularly testing, all other hygiene rules, such as wearing of masks, physical distancing and general hygiene, remain in force unchanged. Frequent ventilation must also be ensured. The General Hygiene Plan contains all the details for this.

Folkwang Library
Folkwang Library has been open again to all Folkwanglers since 25 May. For detailed information, please see the Folkwang Library FAQ.

Student canteen and Folkwang Café
The Folkwang student canteen and AStA-Café will offer takeaway services depending on operational status.