Studentenwerk Halle

Corona Pandemic

What effects does the corona pandemic have on the offers and services of your Studentenwerk?

canteens and cafebars

The following facilities with a limited to-go offer are currently open for testing:

The following rules apply:

  • we initially provide a maximum of 2 hot dishes in test mode
  • the dishes are sold exclusively for take-away
  • Bringing your own containers (Tupper cans, etc.) is not allowed
  • it is not possible to consume the food in the facilities or in the outdoor seating
  • only card payment with your student or employee ID card is possible
  • Salads, desserts etc. are not offered
  • All provisions - in particular the keeping of a safety distance of at least 1.5 m and the wearing of mouth protection by the guests - of the regulation on measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Saxony-Anhalt must be observed

You can find the menu here or at 

All other cafeterias and all café bars are not open until further notice.

data network access in our dorms

Since all universities currently rely primarily on online teaching resources, there is no transfer volume limit for the entire data transfer to the university's own online teaching services. Details on the current regulation can be found under data network in the dormitories.


Due to the current situation and the associated restrictions on access to the university buildings in Halle and Merseburg, you may not be able to validate your student ID cards for the 2020 summer semester.

For this reason, the following rules apply to checks on MDV semester tickets from April 1st, 2020:

  • If the student ID card only has an imprint of the old winter semester 2019/2020 (imprint "valid until 31.03.2020"), the immatriculation certificate of the summer semester 2020 must be shown in parallel.

  • If the current semester is printed on the student ID card, ie if you have already validated your ID card, the check is carried out as usual. *

  • The presentation of the certificate of enrollment via the mobile phone is also permitted.

  • In addition, the student's official photo ID must always be shown if there is no photo on the student ID.

These regulations apply until further notice.

* The exact rule is: "If there is no photo on the student ID, then an official ID document with photo must be presented together with the student ID when checked."
The student ID cards of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle are all personalized with a photo of the student, so that in the event that the student ID card is validated as before and the imprint "valid until 30.09.2020 "is applied, no photo ID is required. Provided that the photo is still recognizable on the student ID card. 

accommodation office

Advice of our accommodation office is currently only possible by phone or email. The contact persons with their contact details can be found at the respective dormitory on out website.

Applications for dorms can be made as usual using our online dorm registration.

psychological counseling

Your psychosocial counseling in Halle does not currently give face-to-face advice, but only by telephone. Your counselors can be reached at the following times at +49 345 29844913:

  • Monday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Mrs. Marks)
  • Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Mrs. Bührle)
  • Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Mrs. Zehnpfund)
  • Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mrs. Jacob)

Of course, you can always contact your psychosocial counseling at any time by email at psychosoziale-beratung.halle(at)

Your psychosocial counseling in Köthen does not currently advise you face-to-face, but only by phone and email. Please arrange  a consultation time by email to psychosoziale-beratung.koethen(at) and exchange the necessary contact details.

Your psychosocial counseling in Merseburg  is currently being taken over by the psychosocial counseling in Halle. Please get in touch at the above times by phone or at any time via email to psychosoziale-beratung.halle(at)

Your psychosocial counseling in Bernburg, Mrs. Eckhardt, currently only advises you by phone or email and can be reached at +49 3471 3551148 and psychosoziale-beratung.bernburg(at)

Your psychosocial counseling in Dessau, Ms. Böttcher, currently only advises you by phone or email and can be reached at +49 340 51975217 and psychosocial counseling.dessau(at)

social counseling

Your social counseling is currently carried out at all locations only by phone at +49 345 6847520 or email to t.eckert(at)

We know that many students due to the corona pandemic, e.g. B. closing of clubs and pubs as well as the retail trade, part of the student funding has broken down. That is why, in our social counseling, we strive, as far as possible, to quickly and conclusively limit subsidies and loans. In these cases, please contact Mr. Eckert as soon as possible.



From June 2, 2020, our day care centers will be open in limited regular operation:

In limited regular operation, the facility-specific hygiene concepts apply, which all parents have received by email for information and which are posted in the respective facility. This applies in particular to

  • compliance with the distance rules,
  • following the new routes through the daycare as well as
  • as little or as short contact as possible in the daycare when bringing and fetching the children.

Please allow a little more time when bringing and fetching - especially at peak times - due to the new hygiene rules.

According to the 6th SARS-CoV-2-EindV Saxony-Anhalt and the Infektionsschutzgesetz, the health status of the children being cared for in the facility must be recorded.
This can be done either

  • in paper form per day and child (the forms are available in the daycare and are available for download on the respective daycare page as a PDF file), or
  • electronically per day and child with the ViLog.Care web application, which is currently being expanded for use in daycare centers.

In both cases, the completed form must be handed over to the educator when the child is handed in, or the successful registration must be verified by visual inspection on the smartphone.


The short-time childcare of your Studentenwerk Halle

remain closed due to corona pandemic.


Currently, we try to clarify your advice requests by phone at +49 345 6847113 or by e-mail to bafoeg(at)
The phone office hours have been extended and telephone accessibility is currently available from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

From April 21, 2020 we will again offer you the BAföG emergency consultation hour at the Halle, Merseburg and Köthen locations. You can find out how to use the emergency consultation here .

In order to make a commitment in health care, in social institutions or in agriculture worthwhile for BAföG sponsors, the crediting rules in BAföG change - but only for this group of people. See also  https: //www.bafö

According to current law, the total amount of earned income is credited to the BAföG for all months of an approval period. The crediting does not only affect months of employment.

For those receiving BAföG funding who are involved in combating the pandemic and who are earning a comparatively high income for only a few months, this could lead to the loss of their BAföG entitlement for the entire approval period. This is to be excluded with the regulation that has now been adopted. BAföG sponsors retain their entitlement before and after a paid commitment to fight pandemics. The BAföG is only credited in the months in which BAföG-funded persons earn an income from the fight against pandemics.

The employment / employment contract to be submitted forms the basis for determining the period of earnings receipt. In these special cases, the actual inflow of income should not be used as an exception.


Case 1:
Hannah (23 years old, medical student in the 6th semester)
Hannah is studying medicine in the 6th semester and has so far received a BAföG funding amount of € 660 per month in the approval period from October 2019 to September 2020, after taking into account the allowable income of her parents. Since university operations can currently only take place irregularly, she works as part of the BMG program to combat the COVID 19 pandemic as a nursing assistant in the university hospital from March 2020 and receives a monthly remuneration of € 1,500 net (i.e. after deducting the monthly amount to be taken into account) Employee lump sum - if necessary also taking into account the higher advertising costs claimed for this period - as well as the social lump sum from § 21 Para. 2 No. 1 BAföG). The employment contract is currently limited until the end of August 2020.

Calculation of BAföG entitlement:
Due to the new regulation in § 53 Paragraph 2 BAföG, Hannah's additional income from working as a nursing assistant will only be taken into account from the March 2020 funding month.
For the period from October 2019 to February 2020 and for the month of September 2020, the BAföG entitlement remains unchanged at € 660 per month.
Only in the months of March to August 2020 will the BAföG entitlement cease due to the net income of € 1,500 per month, since - taking into account the general income allowance in accordance with section 23 (1) number 1 BAföG in the amount of net € 290.00 € monthly - the BAföG funding amount of € 660.- is lower than the creditable income amount.

Modification: In
case 1, Hannah already has income from a mini-job for the entire duration of the approval period, which due to the deduction allowance of € 290 net remains completely free of charge per month, and now also takes on the temporary job as a nursing assistant (regardless of whether under Retaining the mini job during this time or not), the credit result does not change. Only in the months of March to August will your BAföG funding be reduced to € 0, before and after that your entitlement to benefits of € 660 will remain.

Case 2:
Alex (17 years old, vocational student)
During the approval period August 2019 to July 2020, Alex, who lives abroad, receives a BAföG funding amount of € 528 per month after taking into account the allowable income of his parents.
Since his vocational school is currently closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, he plans to help as a harvest helper in a local farm with the asparagus and strawberry harvest that is just beginning. For this purpose, he should receive a net monthly wage of € 600 between March and July 2020.

Calculation of BAföG entitlement:
Due to the new regulation in § 53 Paragraph 2 BAföG, the additional income of Alex from working as a harvest helper will only be taken into account from the March 2020 funding month.
However, the income of € 3,000 to be counted in the months of March to July 2020 (i.e. € 600 per month) does not lead to a complete reduction of the previous funding amount of € 528.
Rather, the general income allowance according to § 23 paragraph 1 number 1 BAföG in the net amount of 290, - € per month has to be taken into account, so that from March to July 2020, BAföG funding in the amount of 218, - € per month ( € 528 minus (600 -290 = 310) can be granted.

During the entire approval period, Alex only works in the period from April 1st to April 30th, 2020 - in addition to his training - as a harvest helper and receives a net wage of € 2,000 for this month.

Since there would have been no credit to all months of the approval period under the previous law, the new crediting scheme in accordance with Section 53 (2) BAföG would prove to be disadvantageous. This is expressly not wanted by the legislature and would also violate the protection of legitimate expectations under constitutional law. Therefore, in all cases of pandemic-related temporary activities within a permit period, a comparison calculation according to § 53 paragraph 1 sentence 4 (in conjunction with § 22 paragraph 1) BAföG must be carried out.
Alex will also receive his unchanged BAföG funding for the month of April 2020.

corona overview

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared global coronavirus infections a pandemic. The federal authority responsible for infectious diseases and infection protection in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), provides information on its website about the current situation, risk assessment and maintains a detailed FAQ that is constantly updated and expanded.



Thomas Faust


Tel: +49 345 6847521


Studentenwerk Halle - Verwaltung

Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 5
06120 Halle

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