Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


International Office

phone: Tel: +49 345 55 21590
fax: Fax: +49 345 55 27427

Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
International Office
D-06099 Halle (Saale)

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Information on handling the novel coronavirus

Information on handling the novel coronavirus

Dear students, doctoral candidates and researchers,

The International Office is trying to be there for you as usual even   in the current Corona pandemic. We have provided some information for  you below. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Information for Guest and Exchange Students

For information for guest and exchange students on the current situation please have a look at the following pages.

Information for doctoral candidates

For doctoral candidates we have collected information in connection with travelling to Halle or travelling abroad during the Corona pandemic here.

Information for researchers

For researchers we have collected information in connection with travelling to Halle or travelling abroad during the Corona pandemic here.

Information about the Authority for Foreign Citizen and Asylum

The Authority for Foreign Citizen and Asylum has opened again on May 11th, 2020.

Please take a look at the new regulations and fill the mandatory health questionnaire before you visit the Authority for Foreign Citizen and Asylum!

New regulations of the Authority for Foreign Citizens and Asylum (May 11th, 2020)
Bestimmungen Ausländerbehörde_Eng.pdf (410.8 KB)  vom 12.05.2020

Health questionnarie for all visitors of Halle (Saale) city administration
Englisch Gesundheitsfragebogen_.pdf (241.2 KB)  vom 12.05.2020

Information on teaching at MLU

At MLU, the lecture period of the summer semester started on April 6, 2020 with online courses. The digitalized form of teaching will remain the norm for the summer semester 2020. Face-to-face teaching and examinations will be an absolute exception.

From 4 May 2020, it possible to collect and return media at five locations of the University and State Library (ULB):

Students, scientists and staff can find the most important information on the university's website at:

Current rules of conduct

As of April 23, 2020 the obligation to wear a mask will apply in Saxony-Anhalt. Wearing a protective mask, scarf or other mouth and nose protection to contain the spread of the corona virus is mandatory when shopping and using public transport.

The exit restrictions imposed on the city of Halle still apply. This means that all residents must observe certain rules of conduct outside their own homes:
Rules of Conduct_16.04._EN.pdf (263.4 KB)  vom 29.04.2020

Due to these rules, there are currently no consultation hours in the institutions and authorities in Halle. This also affects the International Office, the Registration Office (International students section) and the General Student Advisory Service of the University. Inquiries can currently only be made and answered in writing or by telephone.

Webinar "Health insurance for international doctoral students and academics" on June, 16th 2020

The arrival of an international guest for doctoral studies or scientific work raises many practical questions. Besides entry and residence regulations, the choice of the right health insurance plays a decisive role. There are many different constellations when choosing health insurance. Depending on the country of origin, status (e.g. employee) or family circumstances, different demands are to be made on the health insurance.

In this context the International Office, together with the Techniker Krankenkasse, is offering the webinar "Health Insurance for International Doctoral Students and Academics". This interactive webinar will give an overview to those who plan to host employees or fellows from abroad, about the possibilities for doctoral candidates and academics with and without an employment contract, the role of the country of origin and what should be considered for guests coming to Germany with their families. Of course, there will be enough time for your questions.

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm

Where: via Cisco Webex. You can join the meeting via the following link:

Spearker: Ms. Ulrike Heiland, Techniker Krankenkasse

Contact person: Ms. Esther Smykalla, International Office

Event calender for international doctoral candidates and Postdocs

The PhD Network offers each semester events for international doctoral candidates and Postdocs. Continue reading in order to find more information about the events and how to register. We look very much forward to your participation.

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Studentships for the USA!

Für junge Studierende mit Migrationshintergrund an  deutschen Fachhochschulen und Universitäten bietet die  Deutsch-Amerikanische Fulbright-Kommission ein Sommerstudienprogramm in den USA  an. Mehr Infos siehe:   

Study in Canada, November 14th

You are thinking about studying in Canada, but you need information about how to apply and finance it? You are not sure which university might fit your needs and what about VISA regulations? Then we will help and provide you with information:

November 14th, IBZ (Emil-AbderHalden-Str.7a), starting time 15:00

The IO of the MLU and the IEC   

Become a Buddy for international students

Get to know international students and support them in their first steps at the university and in the city of Halle!

We expect a large number of international students again in the summer semester 2019. As part of our "Buddy Program", we would like to offer them support, especially in the difficult initial phase of everyday life.

By "Buddys" we mean committed students who are interested in international contact and who look after one or more international students during the semester and especially during the often difficult initial phase of everyday life.

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Information on Leonardo Internship

The Leonardo Office offers a consultation hour every third Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room U.06 of the Juridicum of the MLU (Universitätsplatz 5 - 7).

From 16-17 o'clock a consultation in the group takes place (short info. lecture to the European Union practical courses and question round). From 17-18 o'clock an individual consultation (individual requests and specific questions) is possible.

A pre-registration is not necessary.

Also visit us on Facebook – Facebook    – here you will find up-to-date information on funding and support  programmes and events, photo galleries, and you can always contact us!

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