May 17, 2021

Corona test center to open at Campus City Center

Corona test offer for employees, students and members of the public at University of Stuttgart’s Campus City Center and Campus Vaihingen

09/30/2021: Please note that from October 11, 2021, rapid antigen tests will be no longer be free of charge, following a decision by the Federal Ministry of Health. International students will receive free rapid antigen tests until the end of 2021 if their administered vaccine is not approved by the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Germany. Discussions are currently being held between the university and the operator of the two test centers on the Stadtmitte and Vaihingen campuses. The plan is that the tents located on the campuses will be converted into verification centers, where teams will verify the 3G status required for university operations.

A new test center will be opening at the University of Stuttgart’s Campus City Center on Tuesday May 18, 2021, at 8 a.m. Employees and students at the University of Stuttgart, as well as members of the public, can get tested for the corona virus free of charge.

Rapid test center

Between buildings K I and K II, Keplerstraße 11

Opening hours:
Please check the website of the test center [de].

“Roter Platz”, Universitätsstraße 34, next to the bus loop. The “Universität” S-Bahn station, and bus stops are nearby.

Opening hours:
Please check the website of the test center [de].

To create further possible testing venues at Campus Vaihingen, the University of Stuttgart approached the operators of other test centers for members of the public in the region. In response, the external service provider NK Medical Services GmbH quickly set up a rapid test center at Campus Vaihingen.

“This test center offers employees and students a further corona test option, alongside the self-administered rapid tests. The test center on our university campus is not only available for university members; it is also open to members of the public. For example, students who are taking part in on-site laboratory courses can get tested here, or employees from surrounding facilities and institutions, or Vaihingen residents”, says Jan Gerken, Chancellor at the University of Stuttgart.

Rapid testing procedure

Please make an appointment online [de], as this helps to avoid long waiting times. It is also possible to get tested without making an appointment. Please do not eat or drink anything for at least ten minutes before the test. A trained team supervised by doctors is on-site to carry out the antigen rapid tests. Approximately 20 minutes after the test, you will receive printed proof of the result that you may take with you.

Please be aware, surgical masks must be worn on campus, and please ensure that you maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from others. Please adhere to the rules whilst waiting for your test and the results.  

Just because you have a negative test result does not necessarily mean that you do not have the corona virus. It means that it is less likely that you are a risk to others at the time when you conducted the test. The test is merely a snapshot.

Please be aware: the applicable hygiene and social distancing rules specified in the University of Stuttgart’s Hygiene Concept must be followed at all times – even if you have a negative test result. This applies to all guidelines specified in the Hygiene Concept, particularly the rule that you must wear a face mask.

If your test result is positive, you are banned from entering the university buildings. In this case you must get a PCR test to validate the results of the rapid test as soon as possible. To do this, please contact your doctor, the on-call medical service (telephone number: 116 117), or the relevant Health Authority.

If you are employed at the University of Stuttgart, please also inform your supervisor. If you feel well despite the positive test result, you may work from home. If the PCR test result is negative, you may return to work at the university. If the result of the PCR test is positive please follow the University of Stuttgart’s recommendations.

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