HSBA in Times of Corona

Latest Information on Measures Relating to Teaching and Working at HSBA in Response to the Current Situation

What regulations currently apply to universities in Hamburg? Are there still face-to-face courses taking place and what can I do if I would rather attend courses from home? You will find answers to these and other questions on how HSBA is dealing with the coronavirus on this page.

Due to the dynamic developments, further decisions and measures are possible. Therefore, please check the updates on this website regularly and follow the communication in the teams channels.

FAQs for Students and Prospective Students

+++ Courses will be held in class again +++ Online teaching only in exceptional cases  


Do the courses currently take place online or in attendance?

Courses will once again be held in presence, attendance is compulsory for all Bachelor's programmes. Pure online teaching is only offered in exceptional cases.

Wearing an FFP2 mask and keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 m is recommended throughout the university, in courses and examinations as well as other indoor events. Access controls no longer apply, so we no longer check 3G status.

Are there special hygiene regulations at the HSBA?

Wearing an FFP2 mask is still recommended indoors. Disinfectants can be found in the entrance area and in all seminar rooms. All rooms and the toilets are cleaned and ventilated several times a day. Persons with acute respiratory diseases or other infection symptoms that have not been clarified by a doctor are not allowed to enter the HSBA. Posters hung in the building explicitly point out the hygiene rules.


When is a negative rapid test a prerequisite?

Access controls no longer apply. A negative rapid test is therefore not a prerequisite for entering the campus. 


How and where are exams conducted?

Examinations are conducted in presence whenever possible. Wearing an FFP2 mask is recommended during the examinations in presence. Oral examinations and other examinations can also be taken online. 


Do you need to gather my contact details?

The contact details of all persons staying on campus are no longer recorded. All participants of on site classes have to register in the course book.


What applies in the event of a Corona infection? 

The affected person should immediately inform his/her own group, teachers and the HSBA's Programme Management.
Please be sure to observe the following guidelines of the Hamburg Senate for infected persons and close contacts: Dealing with Corona cases in your own environment - Act responsibly and, in case of doubt, rather refrain from participating in attendance events.


Is the Service Office open?

From 1 April 2022, the Service Office will be staffed from Monday to Friday between 7:30 am and 2 pm. Outside these hours, you can leave a message by voicemail (Tel.: 040 / 822 160 900) or send an email ( Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


Is the Examination Office open?

In principle, you can reach the Examination Office by telephone (040 822160-901) or e-mail every day: Mondays to Thursdays from 09:30 to 15:00 and Fridays from 09:30 to 14:00. If you have individual issues that require a personal meeting on site, please contact us in advance and arrange an appointment:


Are there still excursions or semesters abroad?

Semesters abroad and excursions are generally possible but only in close consultation between HSBA and the students and in consideration of the current situation and the applicable regulations. 


Is the library open?

The EK Automation Library, a branch of the Commerzbibliothek at Willy-Brandt Straße 75, is open for study from Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 9.00 pm. Wearing an FFP2 mask and maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m where possible is recommended. 

Please check the current opening hours of the Library of Commerce (Commerzbibliothek) at Adolphsplatz 1 here.


Is the Peter Möhrle Lounge open?

The Peter Möhrle Lounge on the 4th floor of the campus is open. Wearing an FFP2 mask and maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m where possible is recommended. As far as space allows, all persons present must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m.   


Can I use the common rooms of HSBA for self-study or for study groups?

All common rooms can be used for studying again. 


I belong to the risk group and cannot attend the events on site. Who can I contact?

Please contact our programme management if you belong to a risk group and cannot attend the classroom sessions. (Bachelor: Volker Rossius, Master: Katrin Schramm)