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Start of the application period for the winter semester 2024/25!

As of now, applications for MLU Halle for the winter semester 2024/25 can be submitted via uni-assist   . Please find all information on how to apply below and mind the deadlines.

APS India

The APS special regulation for applicants with degrees from India was effective for summer semester 2024 lately. Applications for winter term 2024/25 must include the APS certificate. more

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First of all, please check: Is your academic backround sufficient for studying with us? Do you maybe need additional qualification? Uni-assist's Check university admission    will tell you.

Please inform about the details of your desired study programme with the help of the study offer before applying. Do you fulfil the subject specific admission requirements (e.g. minimum grades, aptitude test or internship)?

Application deadlines

Studienkolleg/ DSHUndergraduate programmesMaster's
Winter semester15 July15 July15 June

For MSc Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology: March 31

Summer semester15 January

An application by 15 December is strongly recommend for a timely invitation to the entrance test!

15 January15 December

Please submit your application as early as possible. The processing time usually takes several weeks. By applying early, you ensure that there is enough time for queries and your application for a study visa.

Please note: Most study programmes start in winter semester only. Applications for the wrong semester must be rejected unfortunately. Please inform yourself about the start of programme with the help of our study offer.

Prepare documents

The application is done paperless online with digital scans of your original documents. The following documents are required:

  • High school graduation (graduation certificate including course and grade overview).
  • If you studied at university or college: graduation certificate respectively course and grade overview including official grading scheme. Important: Prospective graduation documents will be accepted. However, you should submit the final graduation certificate no later than 4 months after semester start (31 January or winter term applications, 31 July for summer term applications).
  • Language certificate.
  • If applicable, further proof of subject-related admission requirements (e.g. proof of internships, CV, motivation letter, ...). Please enquire about specific admission requirements in our study catalogue under point Admission Requirements for the desired programme.
  • Certified translations (under oath/ admissible at court) in German or Englisch, if your documents are not issued in one of these languages already.
  • only for applicants with certificates from India, China or Vietnam: APS certificate

Halle University allows TestAS    for improving the procedural grade for undergraduate programmes. Scoring over 80 percent in both tests, the core and module test, a bonus of 0.2 points will be recognized. Please provide your TestAS data to uni-assist.

Proof of language proficiency for German-speaking programmes:

For the application to German-speaking or bilingual study programmes, please submit exclusively one of the following German language certificates:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang Stufe 2 (DSH-2)
  • TestDaF with min. 4 points in each section
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule with min. result "befriedigend" (grade C) *
  • Goeth certificate C2: GDS
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe 2 (DSD-II) with min. 3x level C1 *
  • Feststellungsprüfung (FSP) certificate with examination part German
  • Österreichisches Sprachdiplom C2 (ÖSD)

Please note:

The application happens exclusively online. Please upload digital scans of your original documents (and notarised translations, if applicable) in your uni-assist account. You do not need to hand in any hard documents neither with uni-assist nor with us.


Halle university uses the standard procedure; the VPS special procedure is not allowed. Please submit your application via the portal    only.

  • Search for your desired degree programme or course in the course catalogue.
  • Register, answer the mandatory questions (online application form) and upload your documents.
  • Pay the handling fees and submit your application.

You may check the status of your application in „My inbox“ at my assist.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For a valid application, all required documents and the handling fees must be received by uni-assist within the deadlines. Belated documents/payments will disqualify the application. In case of an incomplete/invalid application, uni-assist will not refund any handling fees.

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How it continues

Uni-assist evaluates your documents according to our criteria. As soon as your application had been forwarded to us, we will check it once more in detail. This might also take some time, especially with master programmes.

During that time, you may already start your visa application at the German embassy or consulate with the positive evaluation result from uni-assist.

Once we have made a decision on admission or rejection, we will inform you via e-mail immediately.

For applications to NC degree programmes, admission procedures take place from mid-August onwards for winter term or mid-February for summer term. Please be patient until then.

Please note: You will not receive any confirmation of receipt or status update on your application. Please refrain from requests as they can slow down the procedure. Thank you for your understanding.

Specific regulations

DoSV study programmes

Some undergraduate programmes take part in the so-called DoSV procedure (dialogorientiertes Serviceverfahren): Bachelor 180 CP Biology, Biochemistry, Business Studies, Nutritional Sciences, Educational Sciences, Economics, Business Information Systems and Psychology. EU/EEA applicants for 1st semester for one of these programmes should register with www.   hochschulstart.   de    in order to receive so-called BID/BAN-numbers necessary for the application with uni-assist.

Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

Regarding pplications for the first semester, citizens of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) are on equal terms with Germans and shall submit their application not in accordance with the standard procuredure via uni-assist. They must exclusively apply via   . Other deadlines apply; please check the study offer.

The maximum age for applications for the first semester is 55.

Application for higher semesters

For your application to higher subject semesters a placement decision is required. As the identified subject semester is required while applying, the placement decision should be issued before the application. Please read our special webpage (in German only) and mind specific hints for the different programmes and required forms.

Exemptions for Medicine and Dentistry: Transfer students without permanent residence in Germany must request the Anrechnungsbescheid (placement decision) from Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf    . International applicants must only complete the first page of the form „Ergänzende Angaben…“.

Applicants for dentistry must also submit an Einstufungsbescheid from the relevant study and examination board of the Faculty of Medicine.

Exception for Pharmacy: Transfer students from abroad must request the recognition of study achivements (Anerkennung von Studienleistungen) for higher subject semesters from Hessian Landesamt für Gesundheit und Pflege.