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Matriculation for German students

In order to commence studying at the University of Freiburg you must matriculate properly.

If you have a letter of admission from the University of Freiburg, please append a copy of the matriculation documents. Please note that matriculation must take place in the period stated in the letter of admission.

If you are admitted by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (hochschulstart.de) for the Medicine, Pharmacology or Dentistry degree programs, you must apply to the Registration Office to matriculate within the period stated by hochschulstart.de. Simply submitting the acceptance section from hochschulstart.de is NOT sufficient.

For undergraduate subjects/degree programs without special admission requirements (open admission) you can matriculate directly – without prior application – at the University Registration Office from the start of August to 11 October 2019.
List of undergraduate subjects/degree programs without special admission requirements (open admission)

You can apply to matriculate either in writing or in person. If you do not complete the matriculation documents yourself or cannot  matriculate in person, e.g. on account of absence, you may authorize a trusted person (such as parents or siblings) to do this for you. In this case the matriculation documents must be accompanied by a written letter of authorization.

If you have received approval via the dialog-oriented service process (DoSV) or for a Master’s degree, you may complete your matriculation application online at https://campus.uni-freiburg.de. – To do this, please log in using your application account. Alternatively you may print out and complete your matriculation application (see matriculation documents box and information leaflets).

Matriculation for International Students

When and where does matriculation take place?

  • You may matriculate from 23rd September to 17th October 2019 at the Student Service Center – International Admissions and Services, Sedanstr. 6, 79098 Freiburg, on the first floor. Matriculation for the state examination programs in Dentistry ends on 10 October 2019. The office hours for matriculation are Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Tues and Thurs. from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Please come to the Student Service Center in person during the matriculation period and bring along all of the documents listed below. There is an information desk for international students at the Student Service Center, where you can receive help on all matters concerning matriculation.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Service Center Studium – International Admissions and Services
Sedanstr. 6
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203-4246
international@service.uni-freiburg.de
www.ias.uni-freiburg.de
Office hours: Mo - Thu 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and Tues and Thu 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Matriculation at a glance

What documents do you need to bring with you to matriculation?

  • your letter of acceptance
  • a certificate providing evidence of German statutory health insurance coverage or an exemption from the health insurance requirement. Your health insurance card or a general proof of insurance are not enough. See below for more information.
  • a receipt confirming payment of your student fees and administrative fees (original or printed); you can pay the fees directly with a German Girocard (with PIN) when you matriculate. We do not accept Visa or Mastercard. See below for more information.
  • if you have already been enrolled as a student in Germany (even if it was only exchange or short-term): Your exmatriculation certificate (printed) and any certificates you earned from examinations at that university. If you need an exmatriculation certificate, please contact the respective university.
  • Your matriculation application (full-time or visiting student).
    You can prepare this online. Please log in with the access data from your application and follow the instructions on the website and print the document at the end. Alternatively, you can obtain and complete the application in paper form, when you come in to matriculate.
  • If your letter of admission requests other records with your online matriculation application, e.g. a record of participation in a study orientation process or language skills, please bring the original or an officially certified copy with you.
  • if you are a non-EU citizen: your passport with a valid visa



German Language Test (DSH)

  • Your letter of acceptance informs you whether you will have to take the DSH before matriculating. If this is the case, you cannot matriculate until you have received your score for the DSH (at least DSH 2). The University of Freiburg’s Language Teaching Centre (SLI) offers the DSH for a fee of 100 euros. The written part of the test will be held at lecture hall 2001 (Audimax) in Collegiate Building II (KG II) at 9 a.m. on 30 September 2019. The oral part of the test will be held on 4 and 5 October 2019.
  • The SLI is also offering a preparatory course for the DSH from 19 to 27 September 2019. The course fee is 80 euros for students who have received a letter of acceptance from the University of Freiburg (for external test takers 180 Euro).
  • For more information, see: www.sli.uni-freiburg.de


Student orientation test

  • Applicants for undergraduate degree programs at the University of Freiburg (bachelor or state examination) must submit proof that they have taken a test to help them choose the right field of study. This is an online test that you can take from the comfort of your own home. It is not a test you can “fail.” You just need to confirm that you have taken it. To do so, just take the test online and print out the certificate of participation, which is generated automatically when you finish the test. If you didn’t include the certificate of participation with your application documents, please bring it with you when you matriculate.
  • List of available student orientation tests

Visa and residency permit

Now that you have received your letter of acceptance, you can organize the formalities of your trip to Germany. Please apply for a visa at an agency of the German government in your native country. Most applicants receive a “Certificate to Present to Embassies and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany” (a “Sichtvermerk”) along with their letter of acceptance to simplify the application process. Applicants from China, Vietnam, and Mongolia must first contact the APS (“Akademische Prüfstelle”).

If you are not an EU citizen, you must apply for a residency permit at the Immigration Office of the City of Freiburg before your visa expires (or, if you live outside of Freiburg, at the immigration office of the “Landratsamt,” i.e., district administrative office). Please make sure to take your passport, your letter of acceptance, passport photos, and evidence of adequate financial means.

A piece of advice from us: Please do not enter Germany with a tourist visa or a Schengen visa for visiting or business purposes!

Upon arrival in Freiburg, you must register as a resident at the Resident Registration Office of the City of Freiburg (or, if you live outside of Freiburg, with the local authorities of your municipality).

Office hours:

Resident Registration Office of the City of Freiburg (Bürgeramt):
Fehrenbachallee 12, 79106 Freiburg, service desk
Monday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only
Phone: +49 (0)761 201-0
buergeramt@stadt.freiburg.de
http://www.freiburg.de/pb/,Lde/205252.html

Immigration Office of the City of Freiburg (Ausländerbehörde):
Berliner Allee 1, 79114 Freiburg
Service desk office hours:
Mon., Tues. & Fri.: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Wed.: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fri.: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m
auslaenderbehoerde@stadt-freiburg.de
http://www.freiburg.de/pb/,Lde/205368.html
Municipal authorities (if you live outside of Freiburg):
Please inquire with the municipal authorities or the town hall of the city in which you live to find out their office hours.
Immigration Office of the District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald (if you live outside of Freiburg):
Stadtstraße 2, 79104 Freiburg
Monday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Wednesday: 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Health insurance

During the matriculation procedure, we make sure that you have health insurance coverage.

If you are from an EU country or one of several other European countries and have a “European Health Insurance Card” (EHIC), you do not need to apply for additional insurance in Germany. However, you must take your EHIC to a statutory health insurance agency upon arrival in Freiburg and request a certificate confirming that you are exempt from the health insurance requirement. You have to provide this certificate at matriculation.

If you have a private insurance policy in your native country, you must also obtain a certificate from a statutory health insurance agency in Freiburg confirming that you are exempt from the health insurance requirement. You are required to submit this document at matriculation. This also applies to recipients of DAAD scholarships who are insured over the DAAD.

The exemption from the statutory health insurance requirement is binding for your entire course of study in Germany. This means that you may not decide to switch from a private to a statutory health insurance agency during your studies.

Please note: Under German law, holders of the EHIC generally only receive care that is necessary from a medical standpoint in the case of illness.

If you do not have insurance that is valid in Germany, you must take out insurance with a German health insurance company. You will then receive a certificate of insurance, which you have to present when enrolling at the University of Freiburg. The fee for students up to the age of 30 or up to the 14th semester costs approx. 80 Euro per month, after that the fee increases to at least 160 Euro per month.

Overview of the public health insurance companies in Freiburg

Student Fees

You have to pay administrative and student activity fees as well as a student government fee to the amount of 155 euros when you matriculate (short-term students: 148 euros). Erasmus students and students who are participating in an exchange program coordinated by the International Office pay 78 euros per semester.

In addition, the government of the state of Baden-Württemberg has implemented student fees amounting to 1.500 Euro per semester. Affected are students who are not citizens of a member state of the European Union, or from Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and who wish to undertake a Bachelor, Master or State Examination degree program. Enclosed is a separate payment request (notification of fees)
Detailed information regarding possibilities for being exempt from paying fees

How can you pay the fees?

  • By bank transfer: If you prepare your matriculation application online, you will be told the fees and information about payment (bank details, reference) during the process. Otherwise, please transfer the fees to the account of the Financial Transactions Office at Baden-Württembergische Bank Stuttgart, IBAN DE71 6005 0101 7438 508768, BIC SOLADEST600. As a payment reference for the bank transfer please enter the following data only: BEW, your application number AND your surname (for example: BEW628475Baker). Please note that your bank might charge you international transfer fees which have to be covered by you.
  • with an EC card from a German Bank account (girocard) directly when you matriculate. (You need a PIN for your card!)
  • at the university’s Financial Transactions Office (“Unikasse“) in the administrative building (Fahnenbergplatz, 79098 Freiburg, 1st floor, room 01008); office hours during the matriculation period: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. (cashier's office). Please note, that the “Unikasse” is 10 minutes on foot from the Service Center Studium. ERASMUS-Students should pay via EC card.


Until when do you have to pay the fees?

  • You have to pay the fees upon matriculation at the latest.

Living in Freiburg

In contrast to many other countries, you must find a place to live on your own if you want to study in Freiburg. This is not always easy at the start of the semester, so we recommend beginning your search as early as you can. Several ways to find a room or apartment are through classified ads, the apartment search service offered by the Studierendenwerk, or the private apartment database offered by the International Office: www.international.uni-freiburg.de/wohnen

In addition, you can apply to the Studierendenwerk for a room at a student dormitory. For more information, please visit the Studierendenwerk website

Courses and Departmental Academic Advising

In the 2019 winter term, courses (e.g., lectures, seminars, exercise courses) begin on 21 October 2019. You need to decide which courses you wish to take in your first semester no later than one week before the beginning of the teaching period. You can find out what courses are being offered in the university’s course catalogue. To plan your schedule for the semester, we recommend contacting a departmental academic advisor for your field or fields of study. Information on departmental academic advising for all fields of study is available on the Student Portal. The departmental academic advisors can also tell you how to register for the courses you wish to take.

Almost all departments hold special introductory courses for new students. We strongly recommend that you take these courses!

If you are a short-term student or an exchange student (non-degree-seeking), please contact the international and Erasmus student representative at your department or your program coordinator for information on learning agreements and suitable courses.

The Welcome Days from the International office take place before the beginning of lectures on 11 and on 14 October 2019. We recommend that all students new to the University take part in the Welcome Days.

Dates

hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine
Best school-leaving certificates and waiting period
15.08. - 26.08.2019
University beginners, subjects with restrictive admissions
until 28. August 2019
DoSV Subjects
until 06. September 2019
hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine 1st level 10.09. - 17.09.2019
hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine 2nd level 27.09. - 02.10.2019
Clearing procedure DoSV Subjects 01.10. - 11.10.2019
Higher semesters
until 11. October 2019
University beginners, subjects without restrictive admissions until 11. October 2019
hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine 1st clearing procedure
11.10. - 16.10.2019
hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine 2nd clearing procedure
23.10. - 28.10.2019
International Applicants Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine 1st semester 23.09. - 10.10.2019
International Applicants 23.09. - 17.10.2019
Lottery procedure hochschulstart Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine from 29. October 2019
Lottery procedure (including DoSV Subjects) from 04. October 2019

Prepare your enrollment application online

Who can apply to matriculate online?

Germans and foreigners with an equivalent status:
The option of completing your matriculation application online is open to student applicants who have received approval via the dialog-oriented service process (DoSV), and for all those with approval for a Master’s degree. Online matriculation is not possible for anyone else with approval or who is on a degree program that does not require approval and who wants to matriculate without prior application.

In these cases please download the documents (“Immatrikulationsunterlagen” [Matriculation documents], next section). You can find further information under “Immatrikulation für deutsche Studierende” [Matriculation for German students] higher up this page.

International applicants:
The option of completing your matriculation application online is open to student applicants who have applied to take the 1st subject semester or a higher subject semester on an undergraduate degree program (Bachelor and state examinations), as well as for student applicants who have applied for a Master’s degree.

Students who are already matriculated at the University of Freiburg please switch during the matriculation period.
(Download
application to change subject/degree program)

 

Prepare your enrollment application online

At https://campus.uni-freiburg.de you can prepare your enrollment application online. This simplifies the recording and processing of the necessary data. This option is only possible with the access data from your application if you submitted it directly to the University of Freiburg online.

  • Please log in using the access data from your online application.
  • After logging in, your applications to study at Freiburg Uni will be shown with current status. You can continue the matriculation process for applications for which you have received a letter of admission or a valid offer of admission.
  • The system takes you through the matriculation application step-by-step.
  • Once you have input all the data, you will receive the completed matriculation application as a PDF. Please print out the application, sign it, and submit the document and all other necessary documentation for matriculation.
  • Your printed application will list the other documents or records that are needed for matriculation. Please read the application carefully and submit the full documentation as listed for matriculation.



In case you have questions or difficulties completing either of these two steps, please contact Marei Nagy (International Admissions and Services) nagy@service.uni-freiburg.de

Application for Matriculation and leaflets

Cancellation of Matriculation

Download Application for Cancellation of Matriculation

Admissions and Matriculation Regulations

Admissions and matriculation regulations [de]

Freiburg (for external test takers 180 Euro).