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German Universities Impose Vaccination & Test Certificate Requirement for In-Person Classes Attendance

The vaccination requirement has become a standard in many institutions across the EU, including universities; As the vaccination rolls out, more in-person classes will be announced in the coming months.

The same is true of German universities, where institutions widely apply the third generation model, which stands for vaccination, recovery or testing (Geimpft, genesen, getestet), reports.

According to Erudera News, the majority of universities in the German state of Hesse have claimed their desire to adopt the 3G model in a bid to allow students to return to attend their classes and other activities in person. Students in this area who have not been vaccinated are required to take a test at the test center, as self-tests are not valid. Data shows that more than 260,000 students in Hesse state have not been able to access campus for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other universities in Germany applying the third generation model include the universities of Frankfurt, Kassel, Giessen, Marburg, the University of Rhein-Main in Wiesbaden and Rüsselheim.

As previously reported by, the Central European University, which has campuses in Vienna, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary, has also asked its students to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Cocoshield are recognized. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to submit negative PCR results for no more than 48 hours.

On the other hand, in universities across France, a certificate of vaccination known as Passe Sanitaire is not required in institutions of higher education. However, the health card must be submitted for events such as cultural and sporting events throughout the year. Universities such as Sciences Po, Aix-Marseille University, Lorraine University and Rennes University require students to be vaccinated to participate in classes.

Currently, universities in EU member states that require vaccination, recovery or proof of testing for students to attend personal activities include universities in Austria, such as:

University of Salzburg University of Graz, Vienna, University of Economics and Business, Graz University of Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

In Italy, the universities of Padua, Bergamo, Palermo and Calabria announced that they are applying procedures for their students, in addition to the Czech Republic, with the Technical University in Prague, the Faculty of Psychosocial Studies in Prague, the Anglo-American University, the University of Life Sciences and the Technical University of Ostrava revealing that they require a vaccine or certificate Test score for students to attend classes.

Erudera News has developed a screening tool that allows for indications of universities that impose test or vaccination requirements.

To use the University of Erudera Vaccine Requirements Checker, you must first select a destination country, and the tool will provide the full list of universities in that country, requiring on-campus students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or show a negative test as valid proof of vaccination.

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