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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.

Can I still take advantage of student counselling at the moment?

General Student Counselling remains open for students. The office can be contacted by phone, e-mail, web conference or Skype. Currently no on-site counselling services are being offered. More specialised services (subject-related counselling, student teacher counselling, Studentenwerk) are still offered to a limited degree.

How can I find out about the current courses on offer, also remotely?

Our course offerings    are always online. In addition to course content, the course descriptions also contain the admission restrictions (NC or no restrictions) and admission requirements. The new annual study guide Studieren in Halle [Studying in Halle] is available online.

Have a look at    or follow university life on our social media channels.

Some degree programmes require students to take an aptitude test first. Are these conducted in person or virtually?

That depends on the field of study. The format in which they are held (in person, virtually or alternative certificates of proof) is up to the individual institutes and is also determined by the type of assessment questions.

Students attending an exam in person must provide proof of a negative test result (rapid antigen test or PCR test that is not more than 24 hours old; self-administered tests are not sufficient).

More detailed information and all deadlines can be found directly on the webpages of the individual courses of study   .

As in “non-corona years”, the tests often take place well before the application phase, with deadlines to register as early as in the spring. Be sure to inform yourself in plenty of time.

Will any of the application deadlines for winter semester 2021/2022 be postponed due to corona?

Yes, there will be some minor shifts in the usual deadlines (> updated overview). The information has been updated on the pages of the individual degree programmes    (German or English, depending on the primary language of instruction).

Has it been decided whether classes will take place in person or online in winter semester 2021/22?

Winter semester 2021/2022 will start in person – at full capacity and with the already established time slots as well as the hygiene guidelines that will vary depending on the situation (for details see FAQs for students).

What happens if I have started a master’s programme (or if I am willing to do so) but am still unable to submit my bachelor’s certificate? How much time do I still have to do this?

Due to the current situation, the normal deadlines for submitting bachelor‘s certificates have been extended, as described here.

I come from abroad and am interested in studying in Halle. What do I currently need to take into consideration?

Due to global travel restrictions, there has been a rise in “international” questions. General Student Counselling provides information about study opportunities in Halle. To speak with an advisor in English, please contact Claudia Polkau.

Prospective students with foreign certificates/degrees can find the current regulations and a point of contact for application questions here.

The International Office advises international students (especially exchange students) on its own webpage.

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.