Corona regulations for restricted university life at BOKU

Please check the official and current information of BOKU with regard to your (planned) mobility regularly (updates sent by e-mail and online at BOKU's website). Further regulations can be found here.

Find rules of conduct & hygiene standards for BOKU here.

Corona hardship fund of the ÖH BOKU

This fund is intended to provide some support to all students at BOKU Vienna who have got into a social and financial distress due to the Corona crisis. Find further information & guidelines here.

COVID-19 information for BOKU students and supervisors

According to BOKU rectorate's guidelines all BOKU-students that are currently planning a stay abroad within the framework of their master theses or dissertations and in consultation with their supervisors have to follow the following regulation: Stays abroad within the framework of master theses or dissertations should generally still be avoided. Stays abroad for master theses or dissertations in countries with a threat level 5 or 6 (see current travel warnings published by BMeiA) are not allowed. If such a stay abroad is unavoidable, it requires individual assessment by BOKU's Staff Unit Employee Protection & Health.

Travel warnings by BMEIA

Please note the travel warnings for your planned stay abroad (at partner universities or at host institutions for your traineeships) of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs (in German only):

Due to the unpredictability of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs strongly urges to refrain from all trips, which are not strictly necessary, and especially not to go on holiday trips. Ongoing travel restrictions, quarantine measures and extensive restrictions of public life in numerous countries are to be expected until further notice. 

Entry requirements for Austria

Inform yourself before your return to Austria about current entry requirements (country-specific regulations!) and follow the current governmental regulations (e.g. quarantine, negative PCR-test, etc.) before you come to BOKU physically.

Keep in mind that all regulations can be adapted regularly due to the dynamic COVID-19 situation.

Useful information on the website Covid19 Infopoint of the Austrian Exchange Service 
Further information on Pre-Travel Clearance for entry in Austria find here.
Further information on entry requirements for Austria on the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior (in German only)
EU-website with country-specific entry regulations: Re-open EU
Current BOKU regulations see here.

Information for Erasmus+ stays abroad

Information for Erasmus+ stays (study abroad + traineeships abroad) - as of 1th July 2020

Erasmus+ stays are possible and can be funded, if the student or trainee, the home university and the host institution agree to a stay abroad.

Please consider travel warnings and recommendations of the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs (BMEIA, see travel warnings), the guidelines of your host institution as well as the official guidelines of BOKU. It is on your own responsibility to inform yourself about the current Corona developments and on your own risk to travel abroad despite eventually existing current travel warnings.

PLEASE NOTE: The Erasmus+ grant can only be provided for physical stays abroad. The grant will only be paid when you physically spend your stay in your host country. E-Learning/Home office activities from Austria/your home country do not count for your Erasmus+ grant and will, in case, be deducted from your Erasmus+ grant. Virtual mobilities will not be granted.

Information for stays abroad in countries with travel warnings under security level 5 or 6
Be aware: additional costs that may occur due to COVID-19 during your stay abroad cannot be covered, if travel warnings under security level 5 or 6 were indicated for your host country before your arrival. Further information can be found here FAQs des OeAD.

BOKU-International Relations consulting hours

Online consulting hours:

The team of BOKU-International Relations is happy to answer your questions during online consulting hours via Zoom. Find dates, time and Weblink on the contact page/BOKUonline business cards of each staff member here.

Information on psychological counseling

A new Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) is concerning us all as it is globally prevalent. This completely unknown and new situation presents us with challenges, especially in the university and student life. The psychological counceling centers provide guidance for academic and personal challenges.