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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 information for prospective students, please click here.

Information for current students

Dear Students,

We kindly ask you to pay attention to the following regulations concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. If a student is getting under epidemiological observation, being quarantined or being positively tested by SARS-CoV-2 PCR, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest (UVMB) has to be IMMEDIATELY informed by sending an e-mail to [Click to see email].

This provision comes into force immediately and applies until withdrawal.

Please pay attention that according to the Rector’s directive No 1/2020/2021. (VIII.26.) if the UVMB is not informed immediately and/or further provisions related to the pandemic are violated intentionally, the student is getting immediately banned from further studies at the UVMB.

At the same time please also follow the most important safety regulations:

  • Please do not come to Campus if you are feeling ill or showing symptoms.
  • Everybody is to disinfect their hands when entering the college building. There are several touch-free hand disinfecting stations provided throughout the building.
  • Students can come to lecture hours in case they either wear a mask or keep 1,5 m social distance.
  • Full class, alternating half class lecture hours will be carried out depending on the current situation.
  • In case of the practicals where the distance cannot be kept, the students are required to wear a mask.
  • The classes, practical rooms and restrooms will be disinfected frequently.
  • Body temperature will be checked by automated infra-red system also with contactless thermometer.

We appreciate your understanding and kind cooperation in the present pandemic situation!

 

Updated information on entering the country and starting the academic year 2020/2021

Please note that those students who have entered or enters the country before 1st September 2020 do not need to consider the new regulations.

You may come to the campus of University only if you have two PCR tests taken in Hungary and within 5 days and 48 hours apart! Please note that we are aware of the fact that organizing tests is time consuming, it will not cause any disadvantage for students involved.

Information on tests:

Univet agreed with Semmelweis Central Laboratory to carry out PCR tests for our students. This means, that there will be time slots defined, and we are going to help in organizing the testing. Details will be published in e-mail about this soon.

Please be informed, that the cost of the tests need to be paid by the students.

For more information click here.

Based on the new regulations published on 30 August 2020, new rules will apply for foreign students as of 1 September, 2020.

The most important measures in summary:

Students with residence permit

According to the government regulation 408/2020. (VIII.30.) on travel restrictions during the epidemiological preparedness period, those who hold and present at entry a valid residence permit to stay in Hungary for a period exceeding 90 days issued on any legal grounds by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing or a residence permit (type D visa) is subject to the same assessment as a Hungarian citizen.

Those of you who have residence permit are taken as “Hungarian citizens”, and if you plan to arrive to Hungary after 1st September, 2020:

  • Students must undergo a medical examination, which they must tolerate.
  • In case infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be placed in a quarantine or official house quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority for 14 days. In this case the epidemiology authority decides the concrete place of the quarantine.
  • In case no infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be placed in a quarantine for 14 days in their residential address, or if there is no such address in official house quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority.
  • Upon entering the country, you will receive all official information on the contact information of the authority and where to send claims.
  • You may send in a claim to go for taking a test, and if both of your PCR tests are negative, an official claim can be addressed to the epidemiological authority for releasing the quarantine.

Note: Providing address for house quarantine, in case you have no apartment yet:  McDaniel College (as a partner of Univ. Vet. Med., Budapest) is reserving hotel rooms at a discount for purposes of quarantine at the 1078 Star City Hotel, at István utca 14. or 1077 Baross City Hotel, Baross tér 15. (These are three-star hotels near the campus with whom McDaniel College has partnered for many years.) While you are in quarantine, the housing services of the College will work with you to find a permanent accommodation for the semester. If you would like to stay the above mentioned hotels please visit https://budapesthousingservice.com/ and contact the housing service before arrival.

 

Student who have no residential permit yet

After 1st September, you may only enter with filling out a Police Equity Form

  • Please find attached a detailed manual to help you to fill out the Form.
  • Please note that you have to fill it out and upload your official letter of admission.
  • Please note that the police permission procedure takes about 5 days!

After having received the permit to enter the country:

  • Students must undergo a medical examination, which they must tolerate.
  • In case no infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be placed in a quarantine or official house quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority for 14 days.
    • Students may leave official home quarantine with the permission of the epidemiological authority responsible for issuing the official home quarantine decision, to take two PCR tests within 5 days and 48 hours apart.
  • In case infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be denied to enter the country!

Please note that if one of the PCR tests is positive, the current procedure of the National Public Health Center must be followed.

Online teaching rules

We understand your concerns. As far as hands on practice is very important in veterinary teaching, thus online teaching will only be available in limited period of time and only in justified cases!

It will only be allowed for students:

  • who are unable to enter the country based on their claim sent in e-mail
  • who are forced to stay in quarantine due to the new regulations from 30th August, 2020 and
  • only for limited time!

COVID sickness during the Semester

In case you get the COVID during the Semester:

  • please send in an official doctor’s note on the case
  • it will be taken as an absence and same rules apply as in any other cases of sickness
  • the current procedure of the National Public Health Center must be followed.

Should you have any further questions in the topic of Covid, do not hesitate to contact [Click to see email].

2020.08.31

Information about starting the academic year 2020/2021

General provisions

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest will start face to face teaching on the 14th of September, 2020.

All students who are able to enter the country are required to come to classes. We suggest you to arrive in time, in order to have enough time to get the tests or finish the home quarantine before 14th September, 2020.

All students will be given two masks with the logo of the University at the beginning of the academic year until 14 September, 2020 the latest.

According to the current situation, Hungary is moderately affected by the corona virus pandemic. The Ministry also responsible for higher education has decided to launch the school year on the regular way with specific conditions.

Entering Hungary is regulated strictly, for further information please follow our COVID information on our website. (https://univet.hu/en/2020/08/26/covid-19-information/)

Prerequisites for registration

Please fill out the mandatory questionnaire as soon as possible!

We have sent out the link for the google form for all students in Neptun. Please check your e-mail.

Please note that providing false information in the questionnaire results in legal consequences and might lead to termination of the student status.

If you don’t fill it out you cannot register for the semester!

Based on the information given in the questionnaire:

  • Those students who have already been in Hungary for two weeks are exempted from testing.
  • Those students who are still abroad or have just arrived less than within 14 days are asked to provide tests, or stay at home for 14 days.

 Two negative COVID tests OR 14-days home quarantine

In case you arrive from a country regarded as yellow or red country by the Hungarian State – based on governmental decision – starting the school is only possible with two negative COVID tests, not older than 5 days, and there should be 48 hours between the tests. Alternatively you have to go to quarantine for 14 days. Shortening the time spent in quarantine, you may request two PCR tests (for details please see the COVID information: https://univet.hu/en/2020/08/26/covid-19-information/

Those students who have already been in Hungary for two weeks are exempted from testing.

You may also choose to stay at home for 14 days, as a home quarantine, instead of carrying out the two tests. This way, you may follow the lectures and classes online for two weeks only.

If you think that you will need to quarantine in Hungary and you have no address yet, we have arranged accommodation possibilities in two three-star hotels near the university, the Star City Hotel or Baross Hotel, please send a request to this e-mail address  [Click to see email] as soon as possible.

We organize COVID testing possibility on Campus, the final dates will be announced later.

Safety regulations

We are aware of the fact that regulations are not enough to stop the virus, only responsible behavior can help, therefore we strongly ask for your close cooperation in taking the safety regulations seriously.

We ask you, that if you feel sick, have a fever or a cough, go to a doctor, but do not come to the University!

We are preparing a detailed institutional policy on the safety regulations, which will be published on the website (https://univet.hu/en/coronavirus/uvmbs-measures/) after accepted by the Ministry.

Taking out the most important safety regulations:

  • Everybody is to disinfect their hands when entering the college building. There are several touch-free hand disinfecting stations provided throughout the building.
  • Students can come to lecture hours in case they either wear a mask or keep 1,5 m social distance.
  • Full class, alternating half class lecture hours will be carried out depending on the current situation.
  • In case of the practicals where the distance cannot be kept, the students are required to wear a mask.
  • The classes, practical rooms and restrooms will be disinfected frequently.
  • Body temperature will be checked by automated infra-red system also with contactless thermometer.
  • If any particular sign that may indicate infection or illness is detected in the institution, it is to be reported immediately to the Study Secretariat in accordance with the pandemic regulations.

Hybrid teaching

Hybrid teaching is the mixture of the face to face and online teaching.

Students who are not able to enter the country for various reasons are required to send a claim in e-mail and provide information on the problem. Every case will be monitored individually.

Please note that students, whose claim on joining the online teaching is not accepted, must attend classes!

For students who are allowed to participate in the online teaching online registration for the semester is also available. Following the online classes is mandatory.

The online teaching will be available only for a limited number of students. To make up practicals, please note that we have only limited capacity.

Please also note, that we provide a minimum of practical trainings for all students who cannot attend personally.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [Click to see email]. Please note that due to the large overload of the e-mails daily the Students’ Secretariat won’t be able to answer immediately.

We encourage you to arrange your study affairs with the Students’ Secretariat online (via email) and not in person (for the period till the current pandemic situation stands).

If you have any questions concerning COVID-19, please send an e-mail to [Click to see email].

In the midst of the COVID19 epidemic situation, the University of Veterinary Medicine considers the introduction of adequate measures and continuous information giving – especially about changes in the academic schedule – extremely important. Our institute has been training future veterinarians uninterruptedly for 233 years, which – despite the changed circumstances – is still being provided on high-standard by the lecturers and employees of the university.

We are constantly following the news about the relevant epidemic situation as well as holding day-to-day meetings in this regard in order to make the most necessary and adequate measures.

Please note that during your stay in Hungary, regardless of your citizenship, the laws of Hungary must be kept in all cases – especially in emergencies. Also violating the rules of restrictions can lead to severe penalty.

The procedure in connection with the COVID19 epidemic, the frequently asked questions by our students, the previously made measures, the documents sent out are all available in the menu on the right.

 

Read our important news and information related to the coronavirus epidemic:

Changes in entry conditions for residence permit holders

Covid-19 information about the opening

Covid-19 further provisions for students

Changes in the work schedule of the Small Animal Clinic

Covid-19 information for students

Coronavirus: Further actions by the university

The University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest is prepared to assess the epidemic situation

 

Please listen to my video message on further provisions concerning our education:

 

 

Dear Students,

Large amount of often contradictory information appeared about coronavirus in the media.

In order to keep our students informed, to protect their health, and to ensure that the education at our University remains uninterrupted – as it has been in the past 233 years – I hereby order the followings.

1)

Since the worldwide appearance of the coronavirus, our university has taken all necessary actions and followed all precautions. We kept our students informed. As compared to the rest of Europe and beyond the outbreak in Hungary remains at a low level.

2)

One of the most effective ways to prevent the coronavirus infection is to limit human interactions in dense indoor areas. For this reason – according to the Hungarian government’s decision today – I order the university education to switch to distance learning and I declare a no-entry policy for students for an indefinite period of time.

3)

From the 16th of March, we educate our students and carry out examinations online. Technical information will follow soon.

4)

Students are not allowed to enter the campus starting from 12th of March. The student dormitory will be closed from 14th of March on.

5)

At the moment the number of coronavirus infected patients in Hungary is lower than in many European and other countries. Therefore, students leaving Hungary can only come to Campus after staying in home quarantine for two weeks after returning to Budapest.

Up-to-date information on coronavirus focal points and high-risk areas is available at abouthungary.hu and www.kormany.hu/en and also at the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

6)

I urge everyone to comply with the general epidemiological standards.

Information and related policies are available on our University website at univet.hu/en/coronavirus in English.

Should you have any questions or announcements, please contact [Click to see email].

Toll-free hotlines are available 24/7: +36 80 277 455 and +36 80 277 456.