Registration for COVID-19 vaccination


For employees and students who have not yet been immunized, the Styrian universities have organized a joint vaccination campaign in coordination with the province of Styria. More information here.

Reporting a Covid-19 Infection

  • I have been tested positive for COVID-19 ⇒ to the form
  • I am a COVID-19 suspect myself ⇒ to the form
  • I had primary contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case to the form
  • Ihad primary contactwith a COVID-19 suspected case to the form
  • I had secondary contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case / suspected case ⇒ to the form

Catalog of Measures

Summary for traffic light color YELLOW

The respective traffic light status is aligned with the traffic light status for universities introduced by the Federal Ministry, however taking the current situation at Montanuniversität Leoben and the ensuing health and safety measures into consideration. In order to provide a higher safety level for the start of the new semester, Montanuniversität Leoben launches with the traffic light phase “yellow”. This phase explicitly implies enhanced safety measures in the interest of all employees and students.

  • Only the main building can is freely accessible
  • Face masks are mandatory when entering and leaving lecture halls and sanitary facilities
  • The number of seats in the lecture halls is reduced with traditional in‐class lectures
  • Students are advised to carry their student ID with them at all times as registration may be necessary at check-points before entering big lecture halls due to seat allocation
  • Information concerning teaching events and exams will be directly provided by the Chairs
  • Elevators and sanitary facilities may only be entered individually
  • the recommended distance of at least 1.5 metres between people must be observed at all times
Building opening hours from 1 October 2020 until further notice:

Main building: main entrance only - open from 07:00 to 19:00


Updated: 01.07.2021

  • Only the main building is freely accessible
  • Wearing face masks is mandatory in all areas of the university except for the individual stationary workplace
  • The recommended distance of at least 1.5 metres between people must be observed at all times
  • Hygiene measures (washing hands, disinfecting the stationary workplace, regular ventilation) must be strictly observed
  • Elevators and sanitary facilities may only be entered individually
Building opening hours from 1 October 2020 until further notice:

Main building: main entrance only - open from 07:00 to 19:00


Updated: 01.07.2021

Detailed information

General admission for the winter semester 2021/22 starts on 7June 2020 (Mo-Fr, 09:00 to 12:00 AM)  and ends on 30 September 2021. It is not necessary to make an appointment in advance at the Registrar's Office. The main building however is closed to the general public, so our Student Ambassadors will meet all prospective students at the main entrance (Franz Josef-Straße 18). To protect you and our employees, we ask you to adhere to the following rules.

  • Please register with the QR code provided by our Student Ambassadors.
  • The 3G-Rule, put in place by the Austrian government, must be adhered to in the building. This means that all persons seeking admission must be either tested, recovered or vaccinated. Please present the relevant evidence to one of our Student Ambassadors.
  • Wear an FFP2 mask in the building and keep a safe distance, sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief.
  • When the admission process at the Registrar's Office (1st floor) is completed, please leave the building immediately.
  • If you have any questions, please contact our Student Ambassadors and they will be happy to assist you.

In order to speed up the admission process, it is important to pre-register online. Please bring the following documents when registering for the first time:

  • Passport or Birth certificate/proof of citizenship combined with an ID-card.
  • School-leaving certificate or equivalent certificate
  • Social Security Information
  • If transferring from another Austrian university, you will also need to bring: Leaving certificate, student statistics form Admission to Montanuniversität Leoben
Current Status:

Dear staff, esteemed teaching and research personnel of our university!

The publicly announced easing in accordance with the COVID Opening regulation has also prompted us to evaluate the current corona situation here at the university.

In consultation with those responsible for teaching, research and general staff in the corona team, we have come to the decision to change the corona traffic light of our university to YELLOW beginning as of Thursday, 01 July 2021,


Yellow still indicates: increased risk level, with increased attention for all activities in study, teaching and general operations.


The QM document adapted for the "YELLOW" status, valid from 01.07.21, is attached.

Please read it carefully; if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Corona team.


In summary, the main facilitations for general university operations:

- More attendance possibilities at the university, especially where the division of office space allows at least 8 - 10 m2 per workplace.

- A regulated possibility of opening our university, but also our main library, for lecturers and students according to the possible occupation plans. For the time being, only the main building will be fully accessible again.

- The abolition of the FFP2 mask requirements in open-air areas, provided that the minimum distances can be observed.

- The holding of face-to-face teaching, meetings and events in view of the established corona measures and the control of the 3-G rule - "Tested - Vaccinated - Recovered".

For all persons who do not fall under the 3-G rule, we will maintain the possibility of testing in our test lane as before.

The test lane will continue to be available until Friday, 02.07.21.

From 03.07.21 to 12.09.21 the test lane will be closed due to holidays.

During this time, students are to be directed to the public testing facilities during examinations/exercises.

In case of emergency, there are also some quick tests available in the GTB, which can be used in urgent cases.

- The possibility of more intensive contacts with partners, other research institutions and universities through easier access to business trips. One-day, domestic business trips no longer require approval by the Corona team, business trips lasting several days and business trips abroad still require approval.


For the area of teaching, you will receive a separate letter from the Dean of Studies with the adapted QM document concerning the holding of courses and examinations and the changes in the lecture hall allocation plan.

This is again a first step back to a certain normality, although it must be clearly stated that it will still require the efforts of all staff members to continue to adhere to and implement the accompanying Corona measures and not to become careless!


Continue to stay healthy!


Glück auf!


Wilfried Eichlseder, Rector

Martha Mühlburger, Vice Rector

Peter Moser, Vice Rector


Updated: 01.07.2021

Student information on the organisation of courses

A lecture hall occupancy concept was drawn up for a regulated procedure, ensuring a minimum distance of 1.5 m (GREEN and YELLOW) and 2 m (ORANGE) between students in the lecture halls. If there are bottlenecks due to the resulting drastic reduction in the number of available places, for attendance, the following priorities will apply in all cases for courses (LV):

  1. Laboratory exercises
  2. Examination-immanent courses without laboratory character
  3. Lectures

Course leaders will inform registered students in writing BEFORE the course begins how it will be held. The Montanuniversität equips a large number of lecture halls with video/audio systems so that a hybrid course can be held for two groups of students at the same time: one group is present in the lecture hall and a second takes part in the course "live" via a distance learning tool (e.g. ZOOM or WebEx).


GREEN / YELLOW: Physical attendance, distance, both together possible

ORANGE / RED: Distance mode mandatory

Holding of courses WITHOUT laboratory character

GREEN: at least 50% must be provided for classroom teaching

YELLOW: It can be switched 100% to distance mode

ORANGE / RED: Distance mode mandatory

Holding of courses WITH laboratory character

GREEN / YELLOW: Physical attendance in compliance with hygiene measures

ORANGE: As for green/yellow, in addition, a minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained

RED: practical laboratory exercises (with approval) may continue to take place in attendance

Excursions and field exercises

GREEN / YELLOW: Possible if hygiene measures are observed

ORANGE / RED: Excursions and field exercises are not permitted


GREEN / YELLOW: Both written and oral examinations can be conducted in attendance or distance mode.

ORANGE: Oral examinations must be held in distance mode. This also applies to final examinations, such as, Master's examinations and rigorous (oral section) examinations. Written examinations may continue to be held in attendance, subject to compliance with hygiene measures and the lecture hall allocation plan for the traffic light colour orange.

RED: The exams scheduled for the next 3 weeks can still be held in attendance

Contact tracing

Lecture hall occupancy plans (see Lecture Hall Occupancy Plans) with numbered seats exist for all centrally managed lecture halls. Only green/yellow or orange marked seats may be used at the given traffic light colour. All lecture halls are also equipped with electronic door signs with information on the current course or examination. These door signs also serve as card readers. Ideally, therefore, contact tracing is carried out via the SAAS system of the University of Leoben ( This involves registering students when they "check in" (= holding their student ID card up to the door sign) and also allocating a seat number in the lecture hall, which must then be taken. At the end of the course, students can cancel their registration either individually ("checking out") or centrally by the course director. Students must agree to the data recording if they wish to attend the courses.

Learning places

Learning places are currently only available at GREEN / YELLOW in the library.

Further information

QM document: Regulations regarding teaching and examinations during the COVID-19-pandemic

QM document: Hygienic measures

Updated: 30.09.2020

Reporting Obligation:

All members of Montanuniversität Leoben are obliged to report immediately to the Corona Team any suspected corona infections by using the online form. They are obliged to inform the head of their organizational unit accordingly!


Medical advice and any necessary clarification can be obtained by calling the national Austrian telephone number 1450. We urge you to call this hotline just in case you suspect to be infected with the corona-virus!

The typical Covid disease symptoms may be:

Any form of acute respiratory infection (with or without fever) with at least one of the following symptoms for which there is no other plausible cause:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Catarrh (inflammation of the mucous membrane) of the upper respiratory tract
  • Sudden loss of  sense of taste/smell
More Information

QM-Document: Behavior in case of Covid-19

For general health information about the corona virus (general information on transmission, symptoms, prevention), please visit the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs at

For general information (information about transmission, symptoms, prevention) please call the hotline 0800 555 621. 

You can find futher information here.


Updated: 01.07.2021

For questions related to the corona virus (COVID-19) please contact the university’s corona team at coronateam(at)

Your email request will be forwarded to the responsible member of the corona team for immediate processing.

Corona Representative of Montanuniversität:

Dr. Klaus Sapetschnig

Questions concerning teaching:

Dean of Studies University Prof. Dr. Oskar Paris

Questions concerning external contracts, companies, contract research and contract research:

Vice Rector Dr. Martha Mühlburger

Questions on international affairs:

Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Peter Moser

Questions concerning personnel management:

ADir. Alfred Prade

For emergencies in the infrastructure sector, the existing emergency numbers remain unchanged.


Occupational physician:

Dr. Robert Jernej  

+43 664 6158945



Updated: 01.07.2021