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Current Information for International Students in the Context of the Corona Pandemic

Here you will find MLU's answers to the currently most frequently asked questions concerning the stay for international students.

Visa and entry

Currently, international students coming from a non-European country are allowed to enter Germany only if their country is listed on the "safe list" of the European Union.

If international students coming from a so-called "risk area" want to enter Germany, they need an official document issued by the university that states that the study requires a presence in Germany. Otherwise, visas may not be granted or entry may be refused.

Corona test and quarantine

If international students want to enter Germany from a risk area they either have to go into a 14-day quarantine or have to undergo a PCR testing (Molecular biological tests) in their home country. This PCR testing must have taken place no earlier than 48 hours before entry. The PCR testing must be negative. A medical certificate is required in addition to the negative PCR test. Not all PCR tests are accepted (list of countries with accepted PCR tests). Here    you can find a list of countries whose PCR tests are recognised.

International students who enter from a risk area and do not have a (negative) PCR test with a doctor's certificate must undergo a 14-day quarantine. Important: For this purpose, an own apartment is required. The quarantine cannot be carried out in hotels or student residences of the Studentenwerk.

If you have to undergo quarantine, you will find recommendations and useful information on home quarantine in various languages here   , compiled by the Federal Centre for Health Education.

In addition, the local Health Authority must be informed.

Contact details of the Health Authority in Halle:

Halle (Saale)
Health Authority
Niemeyerstr. 1/2
06110 Hall
Phone: 0345 221-3220
fax: 0345 221-3222

Living in a student dormitory

Quarantine can not be performed in student dormitories. Moving into a dormitory is only possible with a (negative) PCR test in combination with a medical certificate.

Further information can be found on the website of Studentewerk Halle   

Study in winter semester 2020/21

The corona pandemic still presents us with major challenges. What is true today may be different tomorrow. Therefore, we ask all international students to understand that we cannot predict exactly what winter semester 2020/21 will look like at our university. The University is currently developing a concept for the winter semester. Our motto is: as much face to face teaching as is responsible.

Postponement of the planned stay at the MLU to the summer semester 2021

Information to the International Office

Please inform the International Office (via e-mail to: ) that you have to postpone your planned stay in Halle.

Please note that your home university has to renew your nomination for your stay at MLU Halle in summer semester 2021!

Deadline for nomination for the summer semester 2021: 01.12.2020.

Only if you have been re-nominated can you apply for a study visit in summer semester 2021!