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Documents to be submitted for enrolment or change of degree

How to submit the documents

Screenshot: Document upload in the application and status portal
Screenshot: Document upload in the application and status portal

First you apply for your enrolment online in the application and status portal. Directly afterwards, you can upload the documents as PDF files.

It is imperative that you observe the enrolment deadline stated in the admission notice! If you miss the enrolment deadline, the admission will lose its validity and the place will be reallocated.

Documents uploaded as part of the online application may have to be uploaded again for enrolment.

Which case applies to you?

Case 1: Not yet enrolled at Bielefeld University

Below you will find an overview of the documents that must be provided for enrolment

Proof of university entrance qualification

As a rule, the high school diploma (all pages!). If you do not have a general or subject-specific university entrance qualification, then e.g. proof of a university degree. The Fachhochschulreife does not entitle the holder to study at Bielefeld University.

Proof of health insurance

The proof of health insurance required for enrollment is provided via the new electronic student registration procedure of the statutory health insurance companies.

Please request the registration "M10" for Bielefeld University from your statutory health insurance company; the sender number of Bielefeld University required for the registration procedure is H0000644. Your insurance confirmation will then be sent to us electronically.

If you do not have statutory health insurance, please contact any German statutory health insurance company. In this case, too, an "M10" notification to the university is required, confirming that you are not covered by a statutory health insurance.

Paper health insurance certificates or insurance cards are not sufficient for enrollment.

Proof of health insurance is not required for enrollment in the phd, doctorate .

General consent

If applicable, for minor applicants/students.

Download of the general consent incl. explanation

Proof of completion of a service

If applicable, proof of military or civilian service as an officially certified copy for degree programmes with restricted admission.

Language certificate

If applicable, language certificate (DSH, TestDaF, Sprachdiplom, etc.), provided that the university entrance qualification was acquired at a non-German-speaking faculty.

More information on proof of language Admission requirements

Certificate of exmatriculation

If applicable, certificate of exmatriculation from the previous university in the case of previous university studies.

Observe the information in the notices!

If necessary, further information in the admission or access notice must be observed!

Master degree programmes

Enrollment in master's degree programs requires additional documents:

  • In addition, proof of Bachelor's degree or proof of completed university studies.
  • If the bachelor's degree certificate is not yet available at the time of enrolment/transfer to the master's program, proof of passing the bachelor's degree from the examination office (4.0 certificate, provisional proof of passing, etc.) is sufficient. In this case, the Bachelor's certificate must be submitted later in the current semester.
  • If necessary, further information in the admission or access notice must be observed!

phd, doctorate

Enrolment in phd, doctorate degree programs requires additional documents:

  • In addition, application for enrollment (except for medicine); proof of relevant completed university studies, as well as proof of acceptance as a doctoral student by the faculty.
  • If applicable, further information in the admission or access notification must be observed!

Case 2: Already enrolled at Bielefeld University

Students already enrolled at the University of Bielefeld

  1. submit an application for change of degree program/ double degree program
  2. take the information about further documents to be submitted directly from the application form for change of degree

Further information on the transfer and the transition to the Master's program


Further notes

In addition, the semester fee must be paid. You will receive the relevant information (including your matriculation number) by email from Bielefeld University after receipt of your enrolment application.

If the application for enrolment in a degree programme with open admission is submitted outside the enrolment deadlines, an administrative fee of 10,- € has to be paid. In the case of subjects with restricted admission, the study place will be awarded to other applicants upon expiration of the specified enrolment period (see admission notice).


FAQs

Bachelor:
An application is always required. However, in the case of applications for degree programmes with open admission, online enrolment can be carried out automatically afterwards.

Master:
An application is always required for the Master's programme.

If you miss the enrolment deadline stated on the admission notification, your admission notice will lose its validity and you will therefore no longer be able to enrol in the subject in question.

If you have submitted your enrolment application but have not yet paid your semester fees and do not wish to take up your studies, please send a short message via the contact form to the student office. After inputting some personal details you can indicate that you are withdrawing your enrolment in the message box. It is not possible to withdraw your enrolment application by telephone.

Here you can find further information on the theme of exmatriculation.

If you initially re-enrol, but then exmatriculate by 15 May at the latest in the summer semester or by 15 November at the latest in the winter semester then the social contribution can be reimbursed on a pro-rata basis if the following conditions are met:

  • If you can show that the Unicard has not been validated for the semester in question
  • You have confirmation from your faculty that you have not completed further coursework or examinations in the semester in question or that you have been accepted by another higher education institution (notice of admission).

The money for the NRW-Ticket will be proportionally reimbursed by the AStA from 1 April and 1 October respectively; therefore, please contact the AStA directly.

You can also find this information on the application form for exmatriculation, which you can download from the forms section of the Student Office.

If you have submitted your enrolment application but have not yet paid your semester fees and do not wish to take up your studies, please send a short message via the contact form to the Student Office. After inputting some personal details you can indicate that you are withdrawing your enrolment in the message box. It is not possible to withdraw your enrolment application by telephone.

  • For enrolment into the Bachelor’s Degree/ first-time enrolments:

No. All enrolment documents must be submitted on time and in full. Enrolments with incomplete document uploads will not be processed.

  • For enrolment into the Master’s programme, the following applies:

Please note the guidance on the documents to be submitted included in your notification of admission.

If the Bachelor's degree certificate is not yet available at the time of enrolment/transfer to the Master's programme, proof of passing the Bachelor's degree from the examination office (4.0 certificate, provisional proof of passing, etc.) is sufficient. In this case, the Bachelor's certificate (certified copy) must be submitted later in the current semester.


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