Für Studienanfänger*innen

First Steps in Halle and at the University

For our international freshmen, starting the new semester means plunging into an unknown city, into a different academic environment and teaching and learning culture.  

Formalities have to be carried out, schedules have to be drawn up and many more tasks have to be accomplished to make sure that things run smoothly. But do not worry – our welcome pages allow you to keep track. We have compiled a list of the first steps you need to take after your arrival in Halle.

Registration as a citizen - Special Appointments for students

Everybody who will live in Halle for more than three months is required by law to register as a new citizen in Halle. This means that all students moving into their permanent accomodation in Germany (e.g. an apartment, a room in a shared flat or domitory) must regsiter within two weeks after the move-in date. The registration can be done at the Citizen's Service Centre (Bürgerservicestelle).  

For the winter semester 2022/23, the Citizen's Service Centre (Bürgerservicestelle) offers special appointments for the registration of students. The city of Halle has set up an online appointment system for this purpose that will open on the 22nd of August 2022 for appointments in the period of 12.09. til 28.10.2022. Appointments can be booked from Monday to Friday. Unfortunately, the online appointment system is only available in German. 

It is necessary to register in person at the Citizen's Service Centre since a personal signature is needed. For the registration, you need to bring certain documents. Necessary documents are an identity card or passport, and an Accomodation provider certificate (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung).  

Note: It is important to register within two weeks after the move-in date. If you miss the deadline, the city of Halle may charge you a fine of up to 1000 Euro. 

Pick up dates for enrolment documents

The late submission and pick up of enrolment documents will be in person only and only on the following dates:

Thursday, October 6th 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Orientation Week)
Tuesday, October 11th 2022 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 13th 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Place: Löwengebäude at the main campus

Contact Information


Gritt Eisenkopf
Coordinator International Students Section

Phone: +49 345 55 21 535
Telefax: +49 345 55 27 427

Homepage International Office


Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
International Office
Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

Warum studieren?

Studieren in Halle

(Studenten)Leben in Halle


Service und Beratung