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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.


This semester there are some important additional points to consider when enrolling:

1. Documents to be submitted (send to the following e-mail address: )

  • filled out Registration Form (was send to you via mail) as a scan - only for guest and exchange students!
  • a passport photo (jpg or png format) and
  • proof of health insurance (EHIC or insurance certificate from a statutory health insurance company, if necessary an exemption from this) as a scan

2. The semester fee in the amount of 235.35 Euro (if not yet paid) is to be transferred to the following account with the stated purpose of payment:

Recipient: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank
IBAN: EN 4681 0000 0000 8100 1535
Amount: 235,35 Euro
Purpose: 20202, name, date of birth

3. Enrolment can only be made after receipt of the above documents and transfer of the semester fee.

4. Important for guest and exchange students: Please also bring your original application form with you when you pick up your enrolment documents.

5. International students can pick up their enrolment documents in person at the following dates in Room 8 (International Students section) in the Löwengebäude (Universitätsplatz 11, 06108 Halle):

• Tuesday, 13.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock
• Thursday, 15.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock
• Tuesday, 20.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock
• Thursday, 22.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock
• Tuesday, 27.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock
• Thursday, 29.10.2020, 10-12 and 13-15 o'clock

Entry, Corona test and quarantine

If international students want to enter Germany from a risk area, they either have to undergo a 14-day quarantine or have to show proof of a negative PCR testing (Molecular biological tests). This PCR testing must have taken place no earlier than 48 hours before entry. Not all PCR tests are accepted (list of countries with accepted PCR tests). Here    you will find a list of countries that have been declared risk areas and a list of countries whose PCR tests are recognized.

You can take the test in many countries before you leave for Germany or you can have the test done after entering Germany. From 15 September 2020, travellers who have stayed in a risk area during the last 14 days will be entitled to free testing within 10 days of entry. There are already test facilities at various airports in Germany.

International students who enter from a risk area and do not have a (negative) PCR test 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.

Important: You must inform the local health authority if you have entered from a risk area. If you live in Halle, please write an email to and provide the following information:

• First and last name
• Date of birth
• Address in Germany
• Cell phone number (if available)
• Negative corona test result (PDF or scan in attachment)

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.

Before the beginning of the semester, please check Stud.IP, the MLU online course catalogue, to find out whether the courses you have selected will be taught face-to-face or offered in digital form.

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

Information to the International Office

If you are a guest or exchange student and have to cancel or postpone your planned stay in Halle, please inform the International Office (via e-mail to: ).

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 you can apply for a study visit in summer semester 2021!