More German Universities Oblige Students to Show Proof of Vaccination, Recovery or Testing to Attend In-Person Classes


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, universities in Germany are asking their students to be vaccinated or to show proof of recovery or testing in order to be able to attend in-person classes and activities on campus.

According to Erudera’s University Vaccine Requirement Checker, some of the largest German universities which require their students to vaccinate or show negative COVID-19 test include:

  • University of Düsseldorf
  • European University Viadrina
  • Leipzig University
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Würzburg
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • University of Augsburg
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
  • Hamburg University of Technology
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
  • FH Aachen
  • Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
  • University of Hohenheim
  • Saarland University
  • Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Free University of Berlin
  • University of Tübingen

In Hessen, the majority of universities said they want to adopt the 3G model, allowing students who are vaccinated, recovered, or tested for COVID-19 to return to campuses under the state government’s corona protection ordinance, which enables education institutions to offer more in-person classes if they use the model.

Students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine must submit at their university in Hessen, a negative test carried out from a test center. Universities have noted that they will not be accepting tests done at home.

Data indicate that there are more than 260,000 students in Hessen, and the majority of them have not been able to access campus for nearly two years, reports.

Other universities in Germany that have chosen the 3G principle include the universities of Frankfurt, Kassel, Gießen, and Marburg, as well as the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim.

According to the President of Goethe University, Enrico Schleiff, students deserve as much presence on campus as allowed under the COVID-19 conditions.

Several universities in Germany said that they were planning to allow more in-person events on campus during the winter semester, including the University of Frankfurt, which earlier announced that it will return up to 85 percent of in-person activities.

According to a survey by the “Welt am Sonntag” involving 113 universities in Germany, 92 percent of universities said that they would continue mixed teaching, meaning there will be in-person and online lessons delivered. Differently, eight percent said that they were planning to return to a normal academic year.

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