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International Registrar's Office

Internationales Studierendensekretariat

Contact by email
0271/740-3418
Tue, Wed, Thu 7:30-10:30 am
Di, Mi, Do 7:30-10:30 Uhr
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Registration

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Registration at the University of Siegen (International Registrar's Office)

After admission to a degree program of your choice, enrollment follows via the online portal unisono.   

How do I enroll after I have been admitted? 

You enroll for the first time at the University of Siegen in the online portal unisono.

If you have not obtained your school qualification or university degree in Germany (foreign students), and are enrolling for a German course, specialized studies, or doctorate with a degree in Siegen, please follow this Unisono-Tutorial.

If you are enrolled for one or two semesters as an exchange student (e.g. through the Erasmus + program) at the University of Siegen, but you want to graduate in your country of origin afterwards, please follow this  Unisono-Tutorial.

If you are already enrolled in a study-preparatory German course or another study program at the University of Siegen, please use the application form or contact the International Student Registry Office. In this case, a new registration in the online portal unisono is no longer necessary.

Registration at the online portal unisono 

If you have applied for the degree program of your choice in the online portal unisono, the result of your application (admission or rejection) can be found in your personal application account in unisono. If you have been admitted to the study program, you can start the enrollment process in your unisono account by clicking on the button "Pre-Enrollment".

If your application has not been made via the online portal unisono (by mail, e-mail or, for Mechatronics, via another portal), you must first register in the online portal to create your personal account. After that you can start your enrollment in your personal account. For more information, please refer to the Unisono-Tutorial

What documents do I have to upload when I enroll? 

After successful pre-enrollment, please click "Upload function" in your unisono account.
Use "Select file" to upload all required PDF documents in the respective categories.

» Always use the respectively applicable category for uploading.
» Merge several document pages within one category to one PDF or alternatively create the same category additionally
» After complete upload of all required documents: 
• Delete all categories without upload 
 Check the "Submit documents" box for the submission of all documents 
• Press the "Save" button so that the request can be processed. 
 If the documents are uploaded in stages with a time delay, the respective upload can be saved by clicking "Save". Please do not check the "Submit documents" box yet. The application will not yet be processed!

If all required documents have been submitted completely, you will receive a welcome email with important information and the request for payment of the semester fee within the next few days.

If any documents are missing or incorrect, you will be asked by mail to upload the missing or correct documents. This is done as already described above. Tick the "Submit documents" box again.

In individual cases, the International Registrar´s Office can request the submission of certified copies or original documents.

         
Documents to be uploaded after online pre-enrollment:

The following documents must be uploaded in any case:

»
 Signed registration form (this will be provided in your account after online pre-enrollment)
Category for uploading in unisono: Registration form, printed out and signed

» Copy of the school/college certificates in officially certified copy and translation into German or English, if applicable, university entrance examination (e.g. SIT, ÖSYM, Vestibular,...).
Category to upload in unsiono: High School certificate (if applicable incl. university entrance examination)

» Certificate for students/freshmen of a public/private health insurance for enrollment in a higher education institution: Please ask your health insurance company for the latest information; your membership/chip card is not sufficient! For further information, please refer to the health insurance information sheet.
Category to upload in unsiono: proof of adequate health insurance with a German Statutory provider or exemption from German Statutory Health insurance

» Passport copy:
Category to upload in unsiono: Copy of passport

» Declaration of financing
Category to upload in unisono: Proof of Financing form, signed

Which documents have to be uploaded depending on the degree program?

Only for Master's programs, doctoral programs and, if applicable, German-language courses (DSH-Preparation):
» Copie of previous academic degrees (e.g. Bachelor's / Master's degree) for enrollments from China and Vietnam also the APS certificate (not for PhD)
Category to upload in unisono: Degree certificate (APS cert. from Chinese/Vietnamese) 

If letter of admission is not shown in the application portal unisono:
» Copy of the admission letter 
Category to upload in unsiono: Letter of Admission (if not already issued in unisono during the application process)

Just for German-speaking programs:
» Proof of German language skills DSH2 or equivalent
Category to upload in unisono: German Language certificate (DSH2 or equivalent)

» For Doctoral programs only: Confirmation of the doctoral committee. If the confirmation is not yet available at the time of enrollment, a confirmation of supervision is sufficient; the confirmation of the doctoral committee must then be submitted by the end of the first semester.
Category to upload in unison: Letter of admission or acceptance letter from supervising professor

Which documents have to be uploaded depending on my past studies??

Only for students who are/were already enrolled at a university in Germany
» Proof of type and duration of previous studies (courses/subjects)
Category to upload in unisono: Transcript of records/German exmatriculation certificate
» If applicable, copies of certificates of degrees already obtained at other universities
Category to upload in unisono: Degree certificate (APS cert. from Chinese/Vietnamese)
» Exmatriculation certificates from all universities attended so far in Germany
Category to upload in unisono: Transcript of records/German exmatriculation certificate

In case of further studies in the same or in a related program of studies:
» Certificate from the previous higher education institution stating that in the relevant degree program or in degree programs in which the same examination or record of achievement is compulsory, no examination provided for in examination regulations and no record of achievement provided for in examination regulations has been definitively failed.
Category to upload in unisono: Clearance certificate only if previously enrolled in Germany in the same study program

Students from other universities (“Zweithörer”):
» Certificate of enrollment for the semester for which enrollment is requested:
Category to upload in unsiono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

What are special features in individual study programs? 

Media Studies (B.A.):
» Proof of special previous education or activity (internship etc.)  8-week internship
Category to upload in unisono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

For architecture only:
» Proof of passing the aptitude test
Category to upload in unisono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

For teacher training courses
» Only Art and Music: Proof of passing the aptitude test
» Sport (DSHS): Certificate of study from the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (German Sport University Cologne)
» Spanish: Spanish language skills at Abitur level - proof is provided by the grade in the Abitur certificate.

If you cannot prove your knowledge of Spanish by means of your Abitur certificate, you will have to take a Spanish test. Please contact Mrs Balada Rosa (Tel.: 0271/740-2202, E-Mail: balada-rosa@romanistik.uni-siegen.de).
Category to upload in unsiono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

Only for European Business Communication:
» Proof of language proficiency in French and English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (if not proven by the baccalaureate certificate).
Category to upload in unisono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

For a dual degree program:
» Also upload a copy of the employment contract
Category to upload in unsiono: Prerequisites specific to the course of study (internship, aptitude test, language certificates)

How to finalize my enrollment? 

After enrolling in the online portal unisono, you will receive a welcome e-mail in which you will receive information on how to transfer the semester fee. Due to the large number of enrollments in August/February it may be the case that some welcome e-mails will be sent in September/March. Please transfer the amount immediately, as enrollment can only be completed once your payment has been received by the University of Siegen. Please keep in mind that it may take one to two weeks for a bank transfer from abroad to reach the account of the University of Siegen.

Please note: Your enrollment will not be finalized unless payment has been received onto account of University of Siegen!

What happens after enrollment? 

After a futher one to two weeks following your enrollment, we will send your USiCard (student ID card with semester ticket for buses and regional trains in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia) by mail to your semester address within Germany. If you do not yet have a German address, your USiCard will be stored at the International Registrar's Office of the University of Siegen until you arrive in Germany. In this case, please contact us after your arrival by e-mail to registration@zv.uni-siegen.deYou will receive all further information by e-mail. You can find more information about the USiCard here.

Student e-mail addresses/ Access to the digitale learing platform "Moodle" 

Upon enrollment, all students are assigned a University of Siegen e-mail address by the Center for Information and Media Technology (ZIMT). You can activate it yourself via your personal unisono account. To do so, after logging into unisono, click the button “Studentisches Leben” [Student's Corner] in the top navigation bar and then click “ZIMT-Konto” [ZIMT Account] in the left navigation bar. When you click the link provided there, your student e-mail address will be activated automatically.

The Center for Information and Media Technology (ZIMT) at the University of Siegen offers the possibility to support courses web-based with the learning management system Moodle, this means virtual course rooms can be used to accompany face-to-face teaching. In order to get access to the documents stored by the lecturers in Moodle, you have to activate your student e-mail address or your account at ZIMT once. You can find more information about this on the ZIMT pages for first-year students.

Additional Informationen

Please check the information on your USiCard, certificates, and the online portal unisono carefully. Please change errors and future changes yourself in the online portal unisono or notify the International Student Registry Office (registration@zv.uni-siegen.de). After you have moved into your accommodations in Germany, please do not forget to enter your new address in unisono and to write your name on your mailbox. If you have a telephone number in Germany, please also enter it in unisono.

You can find further important information about your entry and the beginning of your studies here. Information on the orientation programs for international sudents and exchange students can be found here.

 

 If you have questions, please contact:

International Registrar's Office 
 SSC-Gebäude
Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2
D-57076 Siegen (Germany)

e mail: registration@zv.uni-siegen.de