Uni-Tübingen

Enrolling at the University of Tübingen

You must enroll to take part in regular studies and assessment at the University of Tübingen. Enrollment makes you a student member of the University.

General

Enrollment at the University of Tübingen is done via the ALMA online portal. If you are already enrolled at the University of Tübingen and want to change or expand your study program, you need to apply for a Change of Program.

Guidelines for enrollment

Enrolling for basic studies with restricted admission

If applying for a restricted-admission subject, you must submit an application prior to enrollment. Details here Information for applicants. You can see which subject have restrictions on admission under Courses Available.

If you apply for a restricted-admission subject before the closing date, you usually receive notice of acceptance or rejection 2 - 4 weeks after the closing date. If you are allocated a place in your chosen study programs via an award procedure, the status of your online application will be change accordingly. Please log into the ALMA portal regularly to check your status. As soon as your status changes to “zugelassen/admitted”, you can accept the place in the program. Then your access to enroll online will be granted.

Your admission notice includes a deadline for enrollment which you must meet. In the case of an admission notice from “hochschulstart.de”, the Erklärungsfrist (deadline for acceptance) is also the closing date for you to complete your enrollment in writing and in its entirety. If you do not enroll by the date stipulated in the admission notice your admission lapses and the place will be given to the next applicant.

Enrolling for basic studies without restrictions on admission

The closing date for enrollments in subjects with no special requirements for admission ends

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

You can see which subject have no special requirements for admission under Courses Available Enrollment in subjects with no special requirements for admission is done via the University of Tübingen’s general applications and enrollments portal. Please read the lower half of the portal landing page for the relevant information. Please register on that page and submit your application to enroll online there. After selecting a study program, you will be redirected automatically to the online enrollment application.

Enrolling for a Master’s or other graduate course

An application is required for admission to any Master’s program. If you apply for a Master’s program before the closing date, you usually receive notice of acceptance or rejection 2 - 4 weeks after the program’s closing date. Your admission notice includes a deadline for enrollment which you must meet. If you do not enroll by the date stipulated in the admission notice your admission lapses and the place will be given to the next applicant.

Basic requirement for enrollment in a master degree program is a completed bachelor degree (or any equivalent basic university degree). In case you cannot submit your diploma/certificate due to correction period you can apply for conditional temporary enrollment. Therefore please fill in the following form and submit it to our office; in addition to the regular application form for enrollment and the other documents.

Enrollment in Master’s degree programs is done via the ALMA online portal. Please read the lower half of the portal landing page for the relevant information. Please register on that page and submit your application to enroll online there. After selecting the program you have been admitted to, you will be asked to type in the code provided on your admission notice.

Enrollment as a non-German citizen

What do I have to do to enroll?

If you received your admission notice via ALMA:

(If you received an admission notice with a code, see below)

To enroll, log in to your account in the ALMA portal (https://alma.uni-tuebingen.de).). There you will find a button marked “Accept offer”; click on it to register. Click on the "Apply for enrollment" button to start your online enrollment. When you have finished the online procedure, print out the enrollment application form (PDF-Dokument). You must submit the following documents: 

  • the enrollment application printout, signed by you (see above)
  • your admission notice
  • your final certificate from school and/or university along with your academic transcript (certified copies)
  • language certificate (certified copy)
  • proof of health insurance in Germany
  • one passport-format photograph of yourself 
  • a copy of the data page of your passport
  1. EU citizens and non-Germans with German entrance qualifications may enroll by post. Please send all documents together to: Universität Tübingen, Studierendenabteilung, Wilhelmstr. 11, 72074 Tübingen
  2. Non-EU citizens are required to enroll in person. Please present your documents for review at: Bachelor-Office, Beratung und Zulassung Internationaler Studierender, Nauklerstr.  2, 72074 Tübingen

Applicants with a code in their admission notice (Staatsexamen, visiting research and exchange students, students preparing for a doctorate):  to enroll, please follow the instructions in your admission notice.
 

If you have queries about the online enrollment process, please contact
studentensekretariatspam prevention@verwaltung.uni-tuebingen.de

Enrolling for a doctoral degree

Under a special rule for doctoral/Ph.D. candidates, they may enroll at any time during the semester. Enrollment as a doctoral candidate presupposes that you have already been accepted as a doctoral candidate by the faculty at which you plan to do your doctorate - and can present a valid statement to that effect when you enroll. Information on enrolling as a doctoral candidate.