FAQ for international incoming students

Status quo: 02.04.2024 (all statements without guarantee)

The Fall Term 2024 starts on 23 Sepember 2024.


Yes, orientation weeks are planned to be carried out from 12th September until 20th September 2024.



Yes, all international students with a proper enrolment at our university can follow the orientation weeks starting 16th September 2024.

The orientation days from 12th  - 15th September are only reserved for our ERASMUS+/exchange students.

IMPORTANT: Access to “Orientation Weeks” will offered when you have registered for it. So if you want to attend and are degree-seeking student, please send an email with short information about your person and status at UAS E/L (freshman, higher semester…) to our International Office: international.office(at)hs-emden-leer.de

Exchange students already have received the information how to register, then.


Yes, of course, during the “Orientation Weeks” you will also have the possibility to learn or improve German language on the “beginner” or “advanced” level in an “Intensive German language course” before lecture start. These courses will continue during the semester.


The registration will be online.




In order to be as well prepared as possible for the start of your studies, our students have noted “must haves” for you, so that you are optimally prepared for the first week events and for studying!

  • Internet connection (you will move to Emden or Leer for a course of study? Great - but remember early enough that you need an internet connection after moving to take part in the offers of your university)
  • Laptop / tablet / PC: Everyone needs basic technical equipment during their studies ! Be sure to bring a laptop with you.
  • Camera: You have basic technical equipment, this does not necessarily include a camera - but of course it is always  an advantage if your fellow students (and also the teacher) can see one - after all, I would like to see the others too;)
  • Microphone (all online tools have a chat function. If there is no microphone integrated in your laptop / computer, this is not too bad: questions can also be asked via the chat!)




It should cover all new and emerging diseases, epidemics and medically necessary treatments, including e.g. COVID-19. The insurance policy should be available in English or in German. European students, who have an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) and Turkish students, who have an AT/11 form, do not need an extra health insurance to study in Germany.
More you can learn here: https://www.studying-in-germany.org/coronavirus-health-insurance-faq-for-international-students-in-germany







No, should students only take online-classes at UAS Emden/Leer, and not enter Germany, a health insurance is not mandatory for enrollment, that means international students from countried outside of the European Union (EU) who do not reside in Germany during their studies are exempted from compulsory health insurance.

However, please note that according to the current information, the obligation to have health insurance will be effective upon the student's later entry into Germany. If students enter Germany during the current semester the coverage of health insurance will take effect retroactively from the beginning of the semester, which means that insurance fees must be paid retroactively.

No, only enrolled students can participate in online courses offered by the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.


After proper enrollment you  will receive a Campus Card and an Email, with which you will also receive your account data of our Computer Centre. If it will not be possible to pick it up in person (as the situation does not allow it), we take care for organizing this data in digital form.

Please inform us beforehand about it: international.office(at)hs-emden-leer.de




When submitting a university admission, it is generally assumed that attendance is mandatory. This is sufficient. It is therefore no longer necessary for the university to issue an additional, individual certificate of attendance


Our canteen is open from 11:15 am to 14:00 pm for lunch.

You can pay cash or with your CampusCard.

The meal plans can be found here.

The cafe lounge is open from 07:30 am - 16:00 pm (Mondays - Thursdays) and 07:30 am - 14:00 pm (Fridays)