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 (back) to your studies from a risk area? Then please note the following rules that apply to you (as of January 14, 2021 of the Federal Ministry of Health):

If you are traveling to the Federal Republic of Germany from abroad and have been in a risk area within 10 days prior to entry, you are obliged under state law to go directly to your own home or another suitable accommodation immediately after entering the country. Stay there permanently for a period of 10 days after your entry (quarantine).

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. The Robert Koch Institute continuously updates a list of risk areas under the link: 

Before you even enter the country, you must  register at and have the confirmation with you when you enter. The confirmation will be checked by your carrier and, if necessary, also by the federal police as part of an immigration control; If you are unable to register digitally due to a lack of technical equipment or a technical malfunction, you will have to fill out a substitute notification instead. Please refer to the information in the replacement notification to find out where you should deliver it (e.g. to the carrier or to Deutsche Post E-POST Solutions GmbH, 69990 Mannheim).

In addition, you must have a test certificate no later than 48 hours after your entry and present it to the competent authority if they request it within 10 days of entry. Evidence is a medical certificate or a test result with regard to the absence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

If you are coming from an area with a particularly high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, you must have yourself tested before you leave, as you will have to present proof of this to the competent authority or the federal police upon request. If you are using a carrier, you have to present the proof to your carrier before departure. Areas with a particularly high risk are areas in which there is a particular risk of entry due to the spread of mutations of the virus or due to particularly high incidences. These are also published on the above-mentioned website of the Robert Koch Institute.

With regard to the obligation to quarantine, observe the national law that applies to you and bear in mind that the 10-day quarantine can usually be ended at the earliest after the fifth day after entry with a negative test result.

Even if the test result is negative, you are obliged to immediately contact the health department responsible for you ( if you have typical symptoms within 10 days of entering the country (shortness of breath, new cough, Fever or loss of smell or taste) of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.


In addition to the general rules mentioned, the following must be observed when traveling to the dormitory:

Do you already have a dorm room at the Studentenwerk Halle? Then please contact your responsible accommodation agent in order to clarify all further measures.


Do you want to sign a rental agreement for one of our dormitories for the first time?

  • Then you must have a medical certificate in German or in English which confirms that there are no indications 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 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was carried out in a member state of the European Union or another country published by the Robert Koch Institute and was carried out no later than 48 hours prior to arrival or departure . Entry into the Federal Republic of Germany has been made.
  • The test can also be taken after arriving at the airport.
  • Or you can provide proof that you were in quarantine for 14 days before entering the country.

Important: You cannot conclude a rental contract without a test or proof of quarantine. 

Mensen and Cafebars

On 2021-05-14 both Harz- and Weinbergmensa will remain closed (brindge day).

Since 2021-03-08, our Weinbergmensa is reopened weekdays from 11:30 am until 01:30 pm with to-go-offers only.
Starting 2021-05-10, our Harzmensa will be reopened weekdays from 11:15 am until 02:00 pm with to-go-offers only.

Besides a limited offer, this means

  • the guidance system as well as instructions by our staff have to be obeyed
  • you'll have to wear medical mouth-nose-protection (at least surgical masks or FFP2- or FFP3-masks) in the whole facility
  • a minimum gap of 1.5 m between people must be maintained
  • consumption of food within a range of 50 m around the Weinbergmensa is prohibited (this includes the seats in front of as well as the wooden platforms next to the mensa)
  • payment is available by card only

All other Mensen and Cafebars will remain closed until further notice.

financial aid for students

Since November 20th, 2020 students can apply for the BMBF-Financial aid again. What prerequisites apply as well as how and where you can apply is described on the financial-aid-webpage of your social counseling service.

accommodation office and caretaker

The accommodation office and the caretalers are currently only available to you by phone or e-mail due to the coronavirus. You can find the contact details on the respective dormitory page.

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

counseling services

Even in the current situation, we are still there for you with our social and psychosocial advice:

Social counseling currently only offers counseling by phone or email. You can find your contact persons and contact information here.

When you request an appointment from the psychosocial counseling service, please indicate which type of conversation you prefer (by phone or, if necessary, in person, in compliance with hygiene regulations). You can find your contact persons and contact information here. You can find the consultation calendar for simple 24/7 consultation appointment reservations here.

If you need advice on legal advice, please contact the lawyer, Ms. Huber-Schabel.

If you have symptoms of illness or if you feel unwell, please never go to the counseling center, but instead use the option of contactless telephone advice or make a new appointment.


Starting 2021-04-26 our facilitiy in Merseburg offers a emergency-childcare only.
Starting 2021-05-10 our facility in Halle offers a limited regular childcare weekdays between 07:30 am and 04:30 pm.
All parents have been informed with a personal e-mail.

Our childcare facility in Köthen offers a limited regular childcare from 07:00 am until 04:00 pm.

The short-time childcare of your Studentenwerk Halle

will provide childcare on an individual basis and with prior reservation only.

semester ticket

In the summer semester 2021, from 2021-04-01, the following goodwill regulations apply to the semesterticket inspection:

  • If the student ID only has an imprint of the old semester (winter semester 2020/2021, that means the date of validity says until March 31, 2021), the certificate of enrollment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) for the summer semester 2021 must be presented at the time of the semesterticket inspection.
  • It is permissible to show the certificate of enrollment for the summer semester 2021 via mobile phone.
  • In addition, the student's official ID must always be shown.

If the current semester (summer semester 2021, i.e. date of validity until 30.09.2021) is printed, the check is carried out as usual.

These regulations apply until further notice.


In the week from April 6th, 2021 to April 9th, 2021, your BAföG office in Merseburg is closed. During this time, please contact the staff in Halle by phone on +49 345 6847113 or by e-mail to

Due to the current pandemic-related situation, from November 9, 2020 we will providing BAföG counseling only by email or phone. In very urgent cases, in which advice by phone or email is not sufficient, we offer an emergency consultation. You will only receive consultation appointments for the emergency consultation after prior telephone consultation with your clerk:

The respective responsibility of the clerks depends on the first letters of your surname. Responsible are:


First letter surnameClerkPhone number
A to BorqMrs. Heinemann+49 345 6847 102
Borr to EzMrs. Marx+49 345 6847 104
Fa to HarsMrs. Schmeil+49 345 6847 113
Hard to barrenMr. Luther+49 345 6847 120
Karl to LeinMrs. Koge+49 345 6847 210
Leio to MulMrs. Springer+49 345 6847 119
Mum to RieMrs. Proud+49 345 6847 111
Rif to SchuMrs. Fischer+49 345 6847 115
Schw to UzMrs. Grabowski+49 345 6847 110
Va to ZyMrs. Boehme+49 345 6847 118


First letter surnameClerkPhone number
A to KMrs. Lück+49 3461 4418 391
L to ZMrs. Straw+49 3461 4418 875

Dessau, Bernburg and Köthen

First letter surnameClerkPhone number
A to JMrs. Friday+49 3496 6764 23
K to ZMrs. Schwarz+49 3496 6764 22


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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