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Current Information for Guest and Exchange Students

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

Cancellation of the already started stay at MLU / cancellation of the stay at MLU planned for the summer semester 2020

Please inform the International Office

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

Exmatriculation and refund of the semester fee

For exmatriculation and reimbursement of the semester fee for the summer semester 2020, please contact Ms. Claudia Polkau of the MLU Registration Office (via e-mail to: ) and inform her that, due to the current situation, you cannot continue your stay at MLU / cannot start your planned stay in the summer semester 2020 and that you would like to have the semester fee already paid refunded.

Please provide your complete account details. Please note that a refund of the semester fee is only possible to European bank accounts.

The deadline for refunding the semester fee for summer semester 2020 is 30 April 2020.

Early termination of the dormitory and refund of the deposit

Please contact Mrs. Herrmann of Studentenwerk Halle (via e-mail to: ) and inform her that you have to cancel the rental contract for your place in the dormitory due to the Corona pandemic. Please include a letter from your home university with your message to Mrs. Herrmann, which proves that you have been asked to return to your home country due to the Corona pandemic.

You can use the following template for the letter of resignation:

Template for a letter for early termination of the dormitory rental contract due to the Corona Pandemic
Template termination letter.docx (12.2 KB)  vom 01.04.2020

Please note that you will also need to make an appointment with the administrator of your dormitory to hand over your room. You will not be able to get your deposit back without handing over your room.

For the refund of the deposit, please inform Mrs. Herrmann of your full bank details. Please note that there may be charges for repayments to a non-European bank account. Please inform Mrs. Herrmann if you are affected by the payment of fees.

Closure of the blocked account

If you have set up a blocked account and have to close it, you will need a confirmation from the Halle Foreigners Authority (if you do not live in Halle, the Foreigners Authority at your place of residence is responsible). Please contact the Halle Foreigners Authority (via e-mail to: ), or, if you do not live in Halle, your local Foreigners Authority and ask for their consent to close your blocked account. Please request the approval by letter and additionally by e-mail as a PDF document. (You will receive the PDF document faster than the letter and be able to close the account promptly.)

Termination of the health insurance contract

If you have a health insurance contract in Germany, which you must now cancel, please contact your health insurance company. In most cases, the certificate of exmatriculation will be sufficient to terminate the insurance contract prematurely.

Postponement of the planned stay at the MLU to the winter semester 2020 or the summer semester 2021

Please inform 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 winter semester 2020/21 and/or summer semester 2021!

Deadline for nomination for winter semester 2020/21: 15 June 2020.

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 winter semester 2020/21 or in summer semester 2021!

Please inform Studentenwerk Halle

If you have already been accepted for a place in a hall of residence by Studentenwerk Halle for summer semester 2020, but now have to postpone your studies to winter semester 2020/21 and would like to be considered separately for the allocation of a place in a hall of residence for winter semester 2020/21, please contact Mrs. Herrmann of Studentenwerk Halle (via e-mail to: ).

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