After the Application

The information on this page only applies when applying for:

  • undergraduate courses (Bachelor’s, teacher training)
  • German Semester Course for Study Purposes
  • short-term non-degree study programme (Kurzzeitstudium ohne Abschlussmöglichkeit)
  • Studienkolleg

What are the Next Steps?

When your application has been received, your documents are checked by the International Office.

When Applying for Courses of Study with Admissions Restrictions (‘Numerus Clausus’)

When all documentation has been submitted and when both the academic and German language proficiency requirements are fulfilled, you will automatically receive precise information on the rest of the admission procedure.

Letters of admission and letters of rejection are issued after the application deadline only as the admissions procedure will not start before this date (the submission deadline for applications for the summer semester is 15 January; the deadline for the winter semester is 15 July). This means that you will be notified whether your application has been successful either at the end of January/beginning of February (for the summer semester) or the end of July/beginning of August (for the winter semester) at the earliest.

When Applying for Non-Restricted Courses of Study, the German Semester Course for Study Purposes or the Studienkolleg

When your documentation is complete and when you have fulfilled both the academic and German language proficiency requirements, your letter of admission will be sent to you directly.

Notifications of Rejection

Notifications of rejection are sent out on an ongoing basis during the application period.

Enrolment: Admission to Studienkolleg Munich

Your letter of admission contains detailed information on how to enrol.

Enrolment: Admission to the University of Bamberg

Enrolment (= matriculation) is compulsory for students.

Step 1: Transfer of the semester contribution fees

Important: You must transfer the semester contribution fees before you send your enrolment documents to the Studierendenkanzlei (Enrolment Office).

Step 2: Enrolment in the Studierendenkanzlei(Enrolment Office)

Enrolment is only possible by post. The documents for enrolment (see below) must be sent by post to the following address:

  • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Studierendenkanzlei, Kapuzinerstraße 25, 96047 Bamberg, Deutschland


Enrolment Deadline for the Winter Semester 2024/25:

  • between 19 June and 30 September 2024

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive all relevant access data for your studies by e-mail. Your student ID card will be sent by post; this is only possible to an address in Germany. If you do not have an address in Germany yet: Please contact the Enrolment Office immediately after your arrival in Bamberg and inform them of your address in Germany.

We recommend to hand in your documents until 13 September 2024 to receive your login data in time before the beginning of the Introductory Days for First Semester Students (Erstsemestereinführungstage).

Enrolment: Required Documents

The following documents must be sent by all for enrolment:

  • Application for enrolment(855.4 KB) (Antrag auf Immatrikulation): completed and signed (You will receive the password automatically with your admission.)
    Please include your student ID number (Bewerbernummer, Einschreibenummer or Matrikelnummer) on the Application for Enrolment.
  • Your letter of admission from the International Office (normal photocopy)
  • Personal identification card or passport (normal photocopy)
  • One passport photo: last name(s) and first name(s) on the back
  • Health insurance certificatefrom a statutory German health insurance company, or (in case of private insurance) health insurance certificate exempting the student from German health insurance requirements; additional information on health insurance specifically for international students
  • Bank statement or account activity transaction slip (in case of online banking) of the remittance of fees (normal photocopy); see Überweisung Semesterbeiträge (Bank transfer semester fees)

Also required - only in case of admission with the requirement to pass the DSH or an equivalent German language examination before enrolment:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) certificate or of an equivalent German language examination (officially certified photocopy)

► A list of German language examinations resp. certificates recognised as equivalent to the DSH is available at: Prior to Applying: Prerequisites German Language Proficiency Requirements Applying for the Intended Degree Programme

Your submitted application documents will be handed over to the Academic Registrar's Office after you have been admitted for enrolment and will then be part of your student file.

Important: If the original application documents are transferred to an electronic e-file in the Student Office, the certified certificates must be digitalised and will be destroyed afterwards for the purpose of scanning. This is the case, for example, if a Bachelor's student transfers to a Master's, then only one e-file will continue to be maintained in the Academic Registrar's Office.

Check List for Arrival

Please note that the university and public offices are closed on a weekend (which begins at midday on Friday and ends on Sunday) and on public holidays.

In the next few days you need to take care of a lot of important formalities. When planning your arrival, it is always wise to arrive a few days earlier to allow enough time for searching for accommodation and for going to public offices and authorities.

To bring:

  • Letter of admission
  • All documents of your university entry qualification & proof of German language knowledge
  • Passport
  • Sufficient cash

To do:

  • Health insurance*
  • Enrolment*
  • Search for a room (rental agreement, make an appointment for getting your key, etc.)*
  • Plan your studies*
  • Citizen Registration Office (Einwohneramt)/Aliens Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde)*
    ⇒ register your address and - if necessary - apply for a Residence Permit (Aufenthaltstitel)
  • Open a bank account and e.g. pay your rent and rental deposit into the account*

* See next paragraph for detailed information on these topics.

Formalities & Organisation


Visas | Citizen Registration Office/Aliens Registration Office | Health Insurance | Opening a Bank Account | Liability Insurance (Haftpflichtversicherung)


Enrolment Office (Studierendenkanzlei) | Semester Planning | Costs | Scholarships | Accommodation in Bamberg | Student Welfare Services/Studentenwerk | Further Information for your Studies