Studentenwerk Halle

Corona Pandemic

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

Return from a risk area to the dormitory and to the university

Are you coming to Germany from a risk area to study?

Then please note the following rules that apply to you:

  • Persons entering the state of Saxony-Anhalt from a risk area are obliged in accordance with the Quarantine Ordinance:
  • go straight to their own home or other suitable accommodation immediately after entering the country and to continuously seclude themselves there for a period of 14 days after their entry.

A risk area is a state or region outside the Federal Republic of Germany for which there is an increased risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the time of entry into the Federal Republic of Germany. You can find information on the risk areas on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

  1. Do you already have a dormitory at the Studentenwerk Halle? Then please contact your local accommodation agent to clarify all further measures.

  2. Do you want to sign a lease for one of our dormitories for the first time?

  • Then you must have a medical certificate in German or English, which confirms that there is no evidence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
  • The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test for the presence of an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was carried out in a member state of the European Union or another state published by the Robert Koch Institute and at most 48 hours before arrival in the Federal Republic of Germany has been made.
  • The test can also be taken after arrival at the airport.
  • Or you can provide proof that you have been in quarantine for 14 days prior to entry.
  • Important: You cannot conclude a rental contract without a test or proof of quarantine.

canteens and cafebars

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

The following rules apply:

  • we provide a limited number of hot dishes (2 to 3 meals)
  • the dishes are sold exclusively for take-away
  • Bringing your own containers (Tupper cans, etc.) is not allowed
  • only card payment with your student or employee ID card is possible
  • Salads, desserts etc. are in a limited number 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 the end of the summer semester 2020.

* 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

All consultation hourse of our accommodation office take place regularly. 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

The psychsological counseling is no longer affected by corona and takes place regularly. Please informa yourself on our webpage and use the  → online calendar if possible.

social counseling

Your social counseling in Halle (Saale) can take place in person again. Please arrange an individual consultation appointment.

If you would like to arrange an appointment at our info point in the Harzmensa, please contact Ms. Fitz at or +49 345 29844913.
For consultation appointments in the administration of your Studentenwerk on the Weinberg campus, please contact Mr. Eckert, under +49 345 6847520 or by email to t.eckert (at)

For counselings at all other locations, advice is only given by phone at +49 345 6847520 or by email to t.eckert (at)


Since June 2nd, 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.


Since July 6, 2020, the regular BAföG opening and consulting times are valid again. For BAföG consultations in Halle (Saale) and Merseburg, please use the online appointment calendar and book your consultation appointment easily, securely, conveniently and 24/7.

update request

The income of my parents has changed so much because of the corona virus that they can no longer support me financially or to the usual extent. What can I do? 

You can apply for BAföG or, if you already have BAföG, apply for an update to get a higher BAföG rate in the current year.

Normally, the parents' income from the penultimate calendar year is taken into account when calculating the BAföG. If parents lose part of their income now, for example due to short-time working due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the BAföG office can take this into account.

If you are already receiving BAföG, you will submit an update request on which the parents or parents affected by the income reduction enter their income information in the calendar years in which the approval period is located. The application must be signed by you and your parents or the parent concerned. You can find the update request here (Form 7).

If you have not yet received a BAföG, but your parents' income has now fallen sharply, you may be entitled to a BAföG. So it can be worthwhile to submit an application. Again, in addition to the normal request, the update request must be made. You can find all application forms here . 

Attention: Funding is provisional! After the end of the approval period, evidence of the parents' actual income must be presented. Then the funding amount is recalculated. If income is too low in the update request, it can be reclaimed.

Further information is available here and from the Office for Training Promotion at the Studentenwerk Halle: bafoeg(at)


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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