Coronavirus: Impact on Trier University

Trier University provides the lastest information and answers important questions concerning the effects of Corona virus on University operations. (Deutsche Version)

Information regarding summer semester 2022

Lectures, exercises, pro-seminars, seminars, reading courses, courses and examinations this semester will take place on site.

Exception: lectures attended by more that 60 people will be held online. If possible, digitally held lectures should be recorded and be provided online for at least one week. The capacity constraint does not apply to extra-curricular events. The obligation to wear a facial mask in buildings, during lectures and during examination not longer applies.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What do I do if a Corona case occurs at a course, lecture or event?

If a participant of a course, lecture or event has contracted COVID-19, the organiser is asked to inform participants. The course or lecture can be continued on site. It is not necessary to contact the local health authority or to notify the university. Please observe the latest quarantine rules.


What should I do if I suspect to have been infected by coronavirus?

In case of a suspected infection please contact one of the institutions listed on the website of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

What do I do if I have been tested positive for Coronavirus?

If you are a student, lecturer or employee at Trier University and have been tested positive for Corona virus, please do not enter Campus. Please adhere to the latest rules on isolation.

However, Trier University would like to enable fast and transparent information and therefore recommends the following actions:

  • Students should immediately contact those lecturers, whose courses they attended the week before the positive test result. The lecturer informs all participants of the course about the positive case without revealing any names. The lecturer also decides whether the lecture or course can be continued or if the course needs to temporarily be offered online. There are no additional obligations to notify the university.
  • Lecturers who tested positive need to inform their students immediately. In addition the dean's office needs to be informed to coordinate any further actions. 
  • Employees should immediately inform their supervisor in order to advise any direct colleagues and coordinate possible further actions.

Where can I get help if I am concerned regarding the return to campus?

The programme Beyond Covid offers students and employees who feel left alone a chance to talk to trained volunteers about concerns regarding the return to campus.


Where can I get tested?

A list of test stations in Trier can be found here (German).

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions regarding the measures being taken or the current situation at Trier University please contact coronauni-trierde. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Legal regulations for teaching, studies and examination

In principle, the legal provisions, in particular the examination regulations and the application/enrolment regulations, still apply under the current coronavirus pandemic. In the interest of the students, we work to standardize important regulations throughout the university. These regulations are published on this website. If it is not possible to make general regulations, but rather individual case decisions are necessary, it is necessary to work towards ensuring that the discretionary scope provided in the examination regulations is used and applied according to uniform and transparent criteria in the best interest of the students, without this resulting in legal violations, in particular a violation of the principle of equal opportunities.

Examination regulations for Trier University [German]
Enrolment regulations for Trier University [German]


Corona-related documents [German]

Einwilligung zur Durchführung einer mündlichen Videokonferenzprüfung - from summer semester 2020
Aktuelle Corona-Bekämpfungsverordnung (RLP)
Corona-Prüfungsordnung - valid until September 30, 2022