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Current News as at July 15th 2020

The Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg has been declared risk area due to the infection figures in accordance with § 19 of the 10th Corona Control Ordinance of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Individuals residing in the Grand Dutchy are automatically governed by the quarantine rules of the above mentioned Ordinance. Entry to Rhineland-Palatinate will be granted only to persons who tested negative within the last 48 hours before entrance.

Given this situation, we can only allow admission to exams for students who provide a negative corona test not older than two days. You are requested to display the document during the registration-process on the day of your exam.


The districts of Gütersloh und Warendorf are no longer classified as risk areas within Germany.

On this current occasion, we would like to point out once again that students and employees who enter the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and who have been in a risk area (domestic or foreign) at any time within 14 days prior to entry are obliged to go into domestic quarantine immediately upon entry by direct route for a period of 14 days after their entry. This also applies to persons who have first entered another federal state.

Attendance at the university is prohibited for the entire period of individual quarantine.

Should you be affected by the legal order of such a domestic quarantine, you are required as a student to inform your deanery or as a staff member your personnel department by e-mail.

Hochschule Kaiserslautern and the Corona-Virus

Dear Members and Friends of our University

The ongoing Corona-crisis is a big challenge for all of us. New knowledge, new rules and new situations come up on a daily basis and we have to find ways to cope with these changes.

The situation constantly requires major adaptations in studying and working as we know it - and we are finding new ways.

As a matter of concern, we want to keep you updated and well informed about the support we can provide, about solutions in detail, new rules and the process of normalisation.

Plus, we want to display the outcomes of meeting this challenge with a creative, scientific and digital approach that is meaningful, even after this crisis is over.


As in all of Germany, all lectures, meetings and events on-site Hochschule Kaiserslautern's three campus locations are cancelled until further notice.

In 2020, the summer semester is primarily conducted in virtual and digital spheres. 

Lectures are held mainly online. We are elaborating rules for laboratories and other location-dependent courses - meanwhile most of them are still cancelled.

Constant efforts are made to plan and conduct a well-regulated, secure and realistic re-opening of on-site activities on our three campuses in Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken and Pirmasens.

Please make use of our many online events, virtual consulting and support. Have a look at what we have to offer.


Exams can be conducted after consulting with the deanery in charge and with the executive board of the University. 

Ongoing work on semester projects and Bachelor or Master thesis is possible but subject to individual consultations with the lecturer/instructor in charge.


All measures, changes and restrictions are taken to minimize the risks of this pandemic and to provide the possibilities to properly conduct this summer semester at the same time. Please contribute to make the best of this situation!

Read up on Corona-Virus from official and trusted sources, such as the Covid-19 webpage of the World Health Organization (WHO).


What to do if you had contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19?

  • 14 days domestic quarantine
  • provide list of all contact persons of the last two weeks (name, phone number, e-mail) to health authorities
  • as an employée of Hochschule Kaiserslautern: report to your supervisor
  • if you have symptoms (fever, dry cough, fatigue...), please contact your doctor by phone and follow instructions of medical staff