Almost two years since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more world countries are pushing vaccination amongst their citizens in a bid to beat the virus.
The universities located in Germany, including those known for the high number of international students, are also part of the list of world universities that require their students to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person lectures and exams.
A new tool launched recently by the AI-backed education search platform, Erudera.com, called University Vaccine Requirement Checker, shows that a large number of universities in Germany already require their students and staff to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus in order to be eligible to enter university premises.
Among the universities in Germany that asks students and professors to vaccinate are also some located in the biggest German cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt as follows:
- Technical University of Berlin
- Humboldt University of Berlin
- Free University of Berlin
- Berlin School of Economics and Law
- European School of Management and Technology
- Hamburg University of Technology
- University of Stuttgart
- European University Viadrina
- University of Düsseldorf
- Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
- Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
According to Erudera’s University Vaccine Requirement Checker, other German universities, in particular public ones, also oblige their students to be vaccinated in order to attend classes, including here that of Leipzig, Bremen, Konstanz, Freiburg, Würzburg, Wuppertal, Paderborn, Hohenheim, Saarland University of Trier, Erlangen-Nuremberg, and several others.
According to a recent statement published by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic cooperation, students who aren’t vaccinated and want to attend classes with COVID-19 tests instead, will have to pay for a fee since mid-October.
“However, there is an exception for international students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not yet recognised in the EU: for them, the Corona tests are still free of charge until the end of 2021,” the DAAD explains.
The number of German Universities asking their students to get vaccinated, show proof of COVID-19 recovery, or test for COVID-19 is expected to increase amid another wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Data by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Germany is amongst the European countries with the highest number of infected persons in the recent weeks, with 50,196 new cases reported only within the last 24 hours, on November 12.
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