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JGU has been in emergency operation mode since December 21, 2020.

[last updated: 15.04.2021]

In view of highly contagious virus mutations, caution is still advised. JGU has extended emergency operations until May 16, 2021.

Emergency operations

  • All employees work from home wherever possible.
  • Buildings are closed to the public.
  • If you have to be present on-campus, please comply with the distancing and hygiene regulations (AHA rules) and ensure adequate ventilation.
  • You are required to wear a medical mask (surgical mask or FFP2 or KN95) in all JGU buildings.

On-campus teaching only in exceptional cases

  • On-campus courses are only permitted when online replacements are impossible. These may include (as decided by the faculties):
  • Lab courses
  • Patient care courses
  • Other courses with essential practical components (s.a. in experimental disciplines, practical sports courses, studio work in the arts, musical courses as well as practical language classes).

Please note the specific regulations of your faculty or subject.

Examinations take place

  • Written on-campus examinations take place as planned in compliance with the applicable distancing and hygiene regulations.
  • Oral examinations can take place on-campus in compliance with the faculties’ distancing and hygiene regulations. The Executive University Board expressly points out that oral examinations can take place online.
  • In justified cases and upon request, the responsible examination committee may offer alternatives to on-campus examinations for individual students (more information).

Information on written examinations

  • In the case of symptoms that point to Covid-19, you may not sit the exam on-campus.
  • You are required to wear a medical mask (surgical mask or FFP2 or KN95) in all JGU buildings and also during written examinations.
  • Please also avoid contacts before and after the examination and observe the distancing and hygiene regulations.

More information can be found here.


  • Borrowing is possible at most branches of the University Library.
  • Study places in Mainz will be available from March 15th with reservation.
  • Many items are available online.
  • More information can be found here.

On-campus research possible to a limited extent

  • On-campus research is possible, provided that it cannot be postponed and that on-campus infrastructure is necessary.
  • The faculties’ distancing and hygiene regulations must be observed.
  • The heads of the faculties decide on exceptions.


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