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Questions and answers: information for prospective students

The information on this page refers only to the special circumstances of the current application year. If you have general questions, please refer to General Student Counselling’s FAQ page.

Student counselling

Can I still get a student counselling appointment?

General student counselling is still available – only the on-site consultation without an appointment remains suspended. Consultations (alone or with an accompanying person) with prior appointment are again possible. You can contact us by e-mail, phone or Skype. More specialised offices (departmental student counselling, advisory service for our teaching programme, Studentenwerk) can also be contacted to a limited extent.

How can I find out remotely about the current range of courses?

Our range of courses    is always online. The courses descriptions include also the current admission restrictions (numerus clausus or open admission) and admission requirements for winter semester 2020/2021.

You can also follow university life via our social media channels.

I had wanted to attend a Vocatium fair or a university information event at my school at which you would have provided advice. But the event has been cancelled. What now?

We are not the organiser of these fairs or events and cannot yet say whether and when cancelled events will be rescheduled. Some of these fairs will take place again starting in the autumn and the University of Halle will carefully examine whether it can participate. Our list of education fairs is updated on a regular basis, but this is of course still subject to change.

Instead, we invite you to personally contact the Student Counselling Office. Starting in April you can also reach our study ambassadors via the Studyphone.

All about the application

What has changed with regard to the application period and the application deadlines for the winter semester?

Our application page ( went live this year on 16 June with new application deadlines for all study programmes.

Currently applications can still be submitted for:

  • undergraduate programmes (Bachelor, State Examination including teaching profession) without NC: 15 October 2020 (instead of 30 September)
  • Master's programmes without NC: 30 September (instead of 31 August)

Due to Corona, I may not be able to complete my Bachelor's degree as planned. Under what conditions can I apply for a Master's degree?

Applications for a Master's degree with a first degree still pending were also possible before Corona under certain conditions. For the current year, applications are possible if two thirds of the performance to be achieved in the Bachelor's programme has already been proven. After admission, a certified copy of the Bachelor's degree certificate must be submitted by 31 March 2021.

I am an international student and am interested in applying to study. What special factors are there to consider due to the current situation?

“International” questions are on the rise, especially due to the global travel restrictions. We have documented any changes we know about for international applicants here. The International Office posts information for international students (especially exchange students) on its own page.

Start of studies

Will the start of lectures be postponed?

Lectures in the winter semester 2020/21 will start on Monday, 2 November.

How are the orientation events for new students going to work this year?

The Year of Corona also provides the usual mix of kick-off events: the Central Orientation Days take place the week before lectures begin. The institutes also offer their own orientation events which are specially tailored to the (partial) courses of study and are therefore enormously important for students arriving at the university.

Because we need to act with caution under the current circumstances, the majority of these events will not take place “in person”. Instead, we will welcome you to the University of Halle through a variety of online formats (presentations, discussion rounds, tutorials, ...). Nevertheless, the matriculation ceremony will be an “in-person” event that will be held in three sessions on 27 October in the Händel-Halle.

My question is not included here - what should I do?

Send an e-mail to – we would be happy to answer your individual questions. These FAQs will be updated as required. The latest developments will also appear here in a timely fashion.