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Questions about registration

The following persons can participate in university sports:

No sports card required:

  • Students of Bielefeld University and HSBI Bielefeld
  • Guest students of Bielefeld University

With sports card:

  • Employees of Bielefeld University and HSBI Bielefeld
  • Members/affiliates (former students/employees) of Bielefeld University

The sports programme is aimed exclusively at members of Bielefeld University/HSBI Bielefeld. Participation by external persons is not possible. If you are interested, we recommend that you enrol as a guest student in the Sports Science programme.

UNI/HSBI employees and members of the university require a sports card to participate in university sports. You can book the sports card for the current semester here.

For relatives (former employees and former students of the university): To purchase the sports card, you will need your dependant number. If you are a former student or employee and do not yet have dependant status, you can apply for this at the Student Administration Office. To do so, you must have studied at Bielefeld University for at least 4 semesters or have been employed at the university for at least 2 years.

University/HSBI students do not need a sports card!

Most of the university sports programmes are free of charge for students. Only a few selected courses require a small contribution and are marked accordingly in the programme.

Employees and dependants (e.g. former students with dependant status) require a sports card to participate in the university sports programme. The sports card is valid for one semester including the corresponding lecture-free period. The price is

  • Employees: €15
  • Dependents: 30,-€

Guest students do not need a sports card to participate in university sports - most courses are also free of charge for them. However, a semester fee of €100 is payable for guest students. You can find more information about guest students here.

Yes, registration is compulsory for all sports courses. You can find the sports programme here. Weekly registration is required for most courses. This gives more people access to the course. After booking, you will receive a registration confirmation by email. This must be brought digitally or printed out to the course and presented to the course leader when entering the sports facility.

Our sports facilities are of course not infinitely large - by registering, we can avoid overbooking. It also allows us to recognise which courses are most in demand and expand our range accordingly.

If a course is already fully booked, it is possible to register on the waiting list. If a course place becomes available, all those on the waiting list will be informed at the same time. The following applies: First come, first served!

In rare cases, it may not be possible to make a booking, for example due to a technical problem.
If you are unable to register via the booking page, please send us an email with your registration details to Alternatively, we can also register you on site at the University Sports Office (UHG E0-142). Please bring your UniCard and a photo ID with you.

Don't worry, you can contact us at at any time and we will send you the booking confirmation again.

Sports facilities

You can find an overview of our sports facilities with maps for navigation here.

Of course you can! In the warmer months, the tennis courts, hard court, beach volleyball courts and boules court can be booked via the individual court booking system. Booking is mandatory for this.

In addition, court III, our modern outdoor training facility, is available to you almost all day. Either for the guided courses in the sports programme or outside the regular course times for an independent training session. No booking is required for free use of Platz III - but fixed courses always take priority! You can find the times of the fixed courses in this timetable.

Naturally. All our sports facilities are equipped with changing rooms and showers, which are available during our course times.

Courses with costs

Together with the AStA and HSBI, we would like to provide all students with a comprehensive sports programme free of charge.

However, some courses can only be organised at additional financial cost, for example because they take place in external sports facilities, special equipment is required or accommodation has to be rented. We have to charge a reasonable fee for these few courses. We thank you for your understanding and hope that we can do justice to all participants with this regulation.

Any reminder fees or late payment surcharges for a returned direct debit must be paid by the participant in addition to the course fee. Please check your payment details carefully when booking.

Cancellation/rebooking of course places

If you are unable to attend a course, please cancel your booking using the cancellation link in your booking confirmation. This will free up your place on the course for others.
For the few courses that are booked for a longer period of time, please cancel directly with the course leader or the University Sports Centre (

Free courses

  • Course places must be cancelled independently via the online booking system. You will find a corresponding cancellation link in your booking confirmation
  • If this is not possible, please contact the University Sports Office at or by telephone on 0521 106 6113

Courses subject to a fee

  • Cancellation of a booked course is not possible.
  • The only exception to the rule described above is if the inability to participate in sport is proven by a medical certificate. The certificate must be submitted to University Sports no later than 14 days after the start of the illness/injury. Otherwise the entitlement to reimbursement of course fees will lapse. The date of the start of the illness is decisive for the proportion of the fees to be refunded.
  • If less than 25% of the course dates have passed, 100% of the fee will be refunded.
  • If 25 % or more, but less than 50 % of the course dates have passed, 75 % of the fee will be refunded.
  • If 50% or more but less than 75% of the course dates have elapsed, 50% of the course fee will be refunded.
  • If 75% or more of the course dates have elapsed, there is no entitlement to a refund.
  • For excursions, the terms and conditions of the respective provider must also be observed.

The transfer of a course booking to another person is not permitted.

A transfer may be possible for chargeable courses. Please contact us at or 0521 106 6113.

In the case of fee-based courses, a change of course is only possible in individual cases in consultation with the respective course leader and the University Sports Centre. Please contact the HSP office as soon as possible at or 0521 106 6113.


We ask all those who wish to participate in university sports

  • to have appropriate identification and proof of booking confirmation ready, clearly stating their authorisation to participate.
  • to start and finish sports activities punctually (all events start "s.t." or at the specified time)
  • to enter the sports halls only at the beginning of the exercise session
  • to enter the sports hall with clean indoor shoes that have not yet been worn outside
  • to finish the training session in the sports hall area of Bielefeld University punctually at 10.00 pm on weekdays and to leave the showers and changing rooms by 10.15 pm
  • to use a towel to keep sweat off the gym mats
  • to bring a towel, which is compulsory for the fitness, conditioning and aerobics classes
  • not to leave any valuables in the changing room
  • to follow the instructions of the instructors and hall attendants
  • to comply with the rules of use in order to support the smooth operation of the sports facilities (see notice board in sports hall area P01).

All regularly enrolled students at Bielefeld University and HSBI are legally insured against accidents through their university if they participate in official university sports. If an accident should occur, this registration form must be completed as soon as possible by the exercise instructor and sent to or handed in at the HSP office (UHG E0-142).

For all other participants (employees of the university/HSBI, members of the university, guest students), personal accident or health insurance applies. Non-students are therefore advised to take out appropriate insurance against accident and liability risks.

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