First-Year International Students

New at the university? New in Ulm? New in Germany?

We assist all international students with their start here in Ulm and at Ulm University.

If you have any questions concerning your studies or your stay in Ulm, you are welcome to contact us via email or request a personal appointment.

If you have study related questions you may also contact the Student Advisory Services.

Orientation Week for International Students

At the beginning of each semester we organise an orientation programme for international students who commence their studies at Ulm University. Generally, this orientation week takes place two weeks before the semester begins.

Please make sure to arrive in Ulm early enough to complete all registration formalities. We strongly advise you to take advantage of the assistance offered through this orientation programme!

We will help you with

  • enrolment at the university - our tutors will help you with the forms and accompany you to the office of study affairs
  • authorities (e.g. Ausländeramt)
  • health insurance - every student in Germany must have a valid health insurance. We can help you register and pick up the health insurance at the university where you can directly register.
  • opening a bank account
  • orientation on the campus and in your faculty
  • orientation for your first days in Ulm and Germany

Looking for a room in a student residence? You can apply for a room even before your enrolment, you just need your admission. Information about student residences and application forms can be found on the homepage of the Studierendenwerk Ulm.

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Do you want to apply at Ulm University?

Bachelor's Programs - Application

Please inform yourself first about the courses of study offered at Ulm University

Applicants from European Union countries including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and all applicants with a German qualification for admission to higher education (e.g. Abitur) apply online directly at Ulm University (like German applicants)

Applicants from the other countries refer to the information offered on the website of Ulm University and submit their online application to uni-assist.

Master's Programs (German or English) - Application

Please apply directly to Ulm University (This does not apply to the Master of Science Programme in Finance)

Information for students from non-EU-countries

The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg is planning to introduce tuition fees for international students coming to Baden-Württemberg to pursue academic studies. The tuition fees are to be imposed from winter semester 2017/18 for students who begin their studies in Baden-Württemberg. Once the respective law has taken effect, you must expect to pay tuition fees amounting to *1,500 EUR per semester starting from winter semester 2017/18. Please find further information on the Ministry's website.