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On The Execution Of The Governmental Measures Taken Due To The Spread Of The Coronavirus Disease.


With regard to the institutional execution of the measures taken by the Hungarian Government on 11th March 2020, and the obligations made necessary by the epidemiological emergency situation affecting higher education, the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT) temporarily orders as follows.

The following measures are based on the video conference between the Ministry of Innovation and Technology as maintainer and the leadership of higher education institutions.

1. The Rector of Eötvös Loránd University orders a break for all students for the days of 12-13 March 2020 in the present BRIEFING.

2. From the starting date of the Rectoral break, until contrary measures of the JOKT, students are not allowed to visit the buildings of the University. All students are obliged to stay away from the University from 12 March 2020. Students of the University are not allowed to travel abroad during the Rectoral break and the Spring break. Students are requested to stay at their residence, if possible.

3. In accordance with the governmental decision, the Spring break of the academic year 2019/2020 Spring semester, revising the dates published in the Academic Calendar, is rescheduled to 16-20 March 2020 for students.

4. No personal customer service will be held for students from 12 March 2020. Student requests are going to be handled electronically. We kindly ask you, not to place information requests in this regard, as further briefing is going to be published within a few days on the University’s and the Faculties’ websites, also regulating the student card validation process.

5. With the exception of educational activities that require personal attendance of the students, the University continues to operate during the ordered Rectoral and the Spring break as well as in the period following.

6. The whole University continues its educational activities in the form of distance education from 26 March 2020.

7. In order to maintain the normal operation of the University, especially with regard to tasks related to the organising of distance learning activities, teachers, researchers, and members of the administrative staff are obliged to continue working during the ordered Rectoral break and the Spring break, as well as in the period following these.

8. Students of the Doctoral Schools are obliged to continue their research activities and to participate in distance learning.

9. We will take further measures on the new dates and modalities of the assessments (including thesis defence) originally scheduled for the period of the Rectoral and Spring breaks ordered above.

10. Based on the governmental decision, Hungarian students must leave the student residence halls and travel home by 13 March 2020 the latest. In this regard, ELTE JOKT is going to develop detailed regulations tomorrow. If in case of a Hungarian student no residence is available to go to, the student can stay in the student residence hall based on the permission of JOKT.

11. International students and Cross-border Hungarian students are allowed to stay in student residence halls.

12. With regard to all other measures, regulations of the BRIEFING of JOKT from 9 March 2020 are still applicable.

13. Measures in the present BRIEFING are in effect from 0:00 12 March 2020.


Further measures and information will be announced on 12 March 2020 the latest.


Budapest, 11 March 2020

ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body



As you might have already heard, the government has declared that all universities have to be closed from midnight. That means that from tomorrow everyone will have their courses online.
University will send out an official email soon.
That also means all of our events will be cancelled until further notice. We are sorry about that, but your and our own safety is our number one priority.
Moreover, our office will also be closed from tomorrow until further notice.
Take care and stay safe!
Best wishes,
Volunteers of ESN ELTE

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