Safe @ the JKU: Coronavirus Testing at the JKU.

At the JKU, the health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost priority.

The JKU, its students and employees aim to continue getting through the Coronavirus pandemic in the best possible way and contribute significantly to containing the risk of infection in the future. Under the leadership of JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas, a task force has been appointed to implement an internal, on-campus Covid-19 test strategy.

This includes:

  • Routine employee testing on a voluntary basis using oral rinse tests
  • An on-campus screening station to conduct rapid antigen tests for students and employees. For faster processing, please register via "Austria Tests" (see button on the right).
  • Providing FFP2 face masks to students and employees

Important Information

Rufnummer der Regierung bei Corona-Symptomen: 1450
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Screening Station for Rapid Antigen Testing

The on-campus Covid-19 screening station opened in January 2021 (weekdays, 7:00-9:00 AM). All JKU employees can take a rapid antigen test on campus quickly and with few formalities at the screening station located behind the LIT Open Innovation Center. In the event that a test is positive, the JKU must notify the health authorities.


Please note the following:

  • Advanced registration is not required.
  • Bring a photo ID (JKU Card, driver's license, or other form of a photo ID).


Rapid Tests for Students

Rapid self-tests can be done on site at the JKU at the Kepler Hall. These tests will also be confirmed. Please bring a test with you (if you do not have one with you, there are a limited number of tests available for a fee). Please note: These tests are only valid at the JKU and not, for example, for personal services (hair salon, etc.)!

Students can conduct the Covid self-test Monday to Thursday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM and of Fridays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Routine Employee Testing using "Oral Rinse Tests" (PCR Tests)

Together with the Faculty of Medicine, the JKU is currently offering routine Covid-19 testing for employees (advanced registration required; voluntary and anonymous) via twice-weekly "gargle-and-rinse tests" (PCR tests). The test result will be available on the same day.

At the moment, the routine Covid-19 testing program via an oral rinse test is full. We will inform you as soon as space is available in the program.

  • Central Pick-Up and Return Area: In-House Services (in the Kopfgebäude Bldg. at the JKU)
  • Pick-Up Times: Monday and Wednesday between 7.00 AM and 8:00 PM (same day of return; there will no longer be a separate pick-up day)
  • Return Times: Monday and Wednesday between 6:00 and 9:00 AM
  • Test Results: Available online the next day by 8.00 AM at the latest

Due to an increasing number of invalid tests, we would once again like to reiterate the following in regards to collecting samples:

  • DO NOT brush your teeth, eat, or drink before taking the test as this will falsify the results. Recommendation: Take the test right after you get up.
  • Wait a minimim of 30 minutes before "funneling" the saliva (bubbles or foam are acceptable) from the larger tube into the smaller tube.
  • The smaller tube should be 3/4 (max.) full. Make sure the tube is closed properly.

Change from regularly scheduled test days (Monday/Wednesday):

Pick- Up Return
According to the schedule According to the schedule


The tests are completely anonymous however, in the event that a test result comes back positive, we ask everyone to exercise personal responsibility and call the official "1450" hotline. In addition, we would like to point out that in general - aside from  justified exceptions - only one test can be collected on the pick-up date and only one test can be brought back on the return date.

FFP2 (N-95) Masks for Employees and Students

If required (i.e. on-site, in-person classroom instruction including laboratory tutorials, in-person administrative services, etc.), employees can obtain FFP2 (N-95) face masks free of charge.

You can order FFP2 (N-95) face masks at the Department of Facilities Management by sending an e-mail to: