Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Immatrikulationsamt - Bereich Internationale Studierende

Universitätsplatz 11 (Löwengebäude)
06108 Halle

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Coronavirus - no office hours; but we are still available.

Due to a given situation there will be no office hours until further notice. On-site appointments are currently not possible. We will deal with your requests by e-mail, by post or (to a limited extent) by telephone.

The Löwengebäude will be open at the usual times, so the access to the validation stations is possible.

New student ID cards (USC) can be applied for by mail. We will send them to you by mail. Please let us know your current postal address.

Please apply via   . We warmly recommend to inform about the application process at its website, f.e. apply in 6 steps    or send and track   .

!!! Please note: In order to apply via uni-assist for a study programme taught in German, German language proficiency at least on level B1 must be proven via a language certificate !!!

For your application at Halle University certified hard copies* are requested.

Please send them in original language, accompanied by a certified translation in German or English per post to the following adress only:

uni-assist e.V.

11507 Berlin

Please inform about the offered subjects and the start of your desired programme via Studienangebot. Most of our programmes begin at winter term. Applications for the wrong semester will be rejected.

Subject specific entrance requirements should be checked there as well (f.e. entrance exam, motivation letter or minimum grades).

* officially certified hard copies of original certificates and translations (German or English). For certification, see also here   .

Exceptions for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy: Citizens of EU and EEA should apply for the first subject semester only via

Applicants being older than 55 years cannot be accepted for the first subject semester.

Please check the specific application information (PDF) for more details:
application information_2020.pdf (142.3 KB)  vom 03.02.2020

Application / Change in 2020

** 23 June 2020: Language certificates for business study programmes taught in English

Due to the current situation, for the application for the winter semester 2020/2021, the proof of English language proficiency (as a subject-specific admission requirement) for

  • BSc Business Economics
  • MSc Economics: Data Science and Policy

can also be provided by one of the following test results:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition with a minimum score of 72
  • IELTS Indicator: with a minimum score of 6.0

** 15 April 2020/1 April 2020: Paperless online application at uni-assist **

Contrary to the standard procedure, applications for the winter semester 2020/2021 can be made completely paperless. Please upload all required documents as scans in your user account at uni-assist application portal, i.e.

  • the school leaving certificate (graduation certificate and transcripts) in the original language, accompanied by a certified translation (in German or English)
  • the (provisional) graduation certificate of your university abroad in the original language (if you studied before), accompanied by a certified translation (in German or English)
  • the language certificate(s)

No certified hard copies need to be sent to Berlin by mail! The original certificates, certified translations and/or certified copies shall be submitted with the personal enrolment.

Other documents (internship certificates, a CV, letters of motivation, letters of recommendation, passport copies, etc.) can be simply uploaded to your My assist account, i.e. there is no need to provide certified hard copies of them.

** 17 March 2020: Deadline extension for the application for the winter semester 2020/2021 via uni-assist **

Due to the current situation: International prospective students can now apply for the Master's study programmes at Halle University until 15 July 2020.
Exception: The application deadline for the Master's programme "Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology" is 31 March 2020.

** February 2020: New application deadline for undergraduate programmes **

Application deadline for winter semester 2020/2021 for undergraduate study programmes (bachelor and state examination) ends on 15 July 2020.

** October 2019: Application for the Peprartory College courses (Studienkolleg) in the new MyA applicant portal at uni-assist **

Starting in summer term 2020, you can now apply for the preparatory courses of the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) (S/G, M, T, or W course) directly via uni-assist   . Please inform with the help of uni-assist's website (check: university admission   ) whether your graduation certificate results in a subject  restriction. Applications for the wrong course cannot be taken into account. A direct application to the Preparatory College Halle (Landesstudienkolleg Halle) is NOT possible.

Applications for
- Bachelor Biology, Biochemistry or Psychology
- State Examination Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy

Applicants for the first subject semester are requested to register via Hochschulstart     for a so-called BID/BAN number - before their regular application via uni-assist   . Applicants who need to attend the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) or a German course before starting their degree studies, should register when applying regularly for the study programme.

Application for higher semesters

Credit transfer / Assessment and recognition

For the application for a higher semester – in almost all study programmes – a Placement Decision (Einstufungsbescheid) issued by the responsible examination office of Halle University must be submitted together with the application documents. For the contact details of the responsible examination office, please click here.

International applicants not yet enrolled at Halle University and without a German university entrance qualification must apply via uni-assis   t   . The semester indicated in the Placement Decision must be stated in the online application. For this reason, a Placement Decision must be issued before the application. Please note that the Placement Decision does not replace the application in due form and time.

When applying for degree programmes with restricted admission (NC) (exception: applications for the lottery procedure, i.e. Losverfahren), the Placement Decision should contain both information on the semester and a numerical value of the credited academic achievements. This value constitutes the basis for the ranking list in order to allocate study places in higher semesters of NC study programmes.

Special regulations for Medicine and Dentistry

Applicants who had not/ have not yet been enrolled at a German university for this study programme must submit a Transfer of Credit Notice from the responsible state examination office (Landesprüfungsamt).
For nformation on the responsible authorities, please click here.

The allocation of free study places is made to applicants who fulfil the requirements for admission to the relevant higher semester.

In order to be able to classify the applicants and to allocate free places properly, the form "Ergänzende Angaben ..." ( must be filled out, signed and submitted with the online application and the required application documents. (Note: International applicants need to fill out only the first page of the form!)

Special regulations for Pharmacy

Applicants who had not/ have not yet been enrolled at a German university for this study programme must submit a Transfer of Credit Notice from the responsible state examination office (Landesprüfungsamt). Students intending to transfer from another German university are requested to enclose with their application documents the Placement Decision issued by the responsible examination office of Halle University.

Special regulations for other study programmes

For special regulations regarding the application for a higher semester in study programmes such as Lehramt (Staatsexamen) or Rechtswissenschaft (Staatsexamen), please click here.

Master study programmes

With the application documents a Placement Decision issued by the responsible study and examination board must be submitted. The contact details can be found on the website of the institute responsible for the study programme or can be obtained from the contact persons listed on the detail page of the study programme in the study offer (Studienangebot).


From 2019 Halle University will include the TestAS improving the admission grade for bachelor and state examination programmes. If applicants score over 70 percent in either the core or module test, a bonus of maximum 0.2 will be given.

Required documents

  • school leaving and pre-university certificate (graduation certificate and transcripts) *
  • university certificates respectively transcripts, if you studied before *

hint: a provisory bachelor certificate is acceptable –  the final certificate must be given until max. 4 month after enrolment

  • subject specific requirements (f.e. entrance exam, motivation letter, CV) according to study programme
  • language certificates *

* officially certified hard copies of original certificates and translations (German or English). For certification, see also here   .

language certificates

for direct admission to degree studies:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang Stufe 2 (DSH-2)
  • TestDaF mit mindestens Stufe 4 in jedem Teilbereich
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe 2 (DSD-II)
  • Zeugnis der Feststellungsprüfung (FSP)

for invitation to entrance exam at Studienkolleg or German course (DSH): level B1 via a language certificate

for direct admission to DSH exam: level C1 or 1000 hours of German lessons


for bachelor and state examination:

winter semester:        July 15 (No subsequent filling !!!)

summer semester:   January 15

for master:

winter semester:        April 30 (Due to COVID-19, for winter semester 20/21 postponed to 15 July!)

(Exception: M.Sc. Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology: March 31)

summer semester:   October 31

We recommed to apply as early as possible - so there might be time for requests and your visa application.