Enrolment

Once you have gone through all the necessary steps for admission to Ph.D studies or research stays at Trier University (see admission requirements & enrolment), you are ready to register as a Ph.D student or guest scholar at the Admissions Office.

Documents

When enrolling as a Ph.D student or guest scholar, you will need to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:

 

Registration as a Ph.D student (degree-seeking students)

  • enrolment form
  • acceptance letter by a supervisor from Trier University (Betreuungszusage)
  • registration confirmation by the Dean's Office (Erfassungsbogen)
  • legally attested copy of your University Entrance Certificate including Transcripts of Record (paper version, not digital!)
  • legally attested copy of your Bachelor and Master Certificate including Transcripts of Record (paper version, not digital!)
  • proof of language skills
  • copy of your passport
  • photo
  • proof of health insurance (non-EU citizensalso need to hand in a "Befreiung von der gesetzlichen Versicherungspflicht" issued by a German statutory health insurance company)
  • transfer confirmation (semester fee & registration fee) (see below)
  • stamped addressed A4-size envelope (including your German address)

All documents must be translated into either German or English.

Please be aware that your application will only be considered if all documents are submitted completely. If you have any questions regarding any of the documents, we thus strongly advice you to get in contact with us before you hand in your application.

 

Registration as a guest scholar (research stay as part of your Ph.D)

  • enrolment form
  • acceptance letter by a supervisor from Trier University (Betreuungszusage)
  • matriculation certificate (phd student status) from your home university or confirmation letter (of phd studies) from your supervisor (not older than 1 year)
  • legally attested copy of your University Entrance Certificate including Transcripts of Record (paper version, not digital!)
  • legally attested copy of your Bachelor and Master Certificate including Transcripts of Record (paper version, not digital!)
  • copy of your passport
  • photo
  • proof of health insurance (non-EU citizens also need to hand in a "Befreiung von der gesetzlichen Versicherungspflicht" issued by a German statutory health insurance company)
  • transfer confirmation (semester fee & registration fee) (see below)
  • stamped addressed A4-size envelope (including your German address)

All documents must be translated into either German or English.

Please be aware that your application will only be considered if all documents are submitted completely. If you have any questions regarding any of the documents, we thus strongly advice you to get in contact with us before you hand in your application.

 

 

Semester and registration fee

There are no tuition fees for doctoral studies at Trier University. However, there is a financial contribution each semester for a student ID.

When enrolling, Ph.D students and guest scholars need to pay a semester and registration fee. This fee needs to be transferred to a university account with a reference to your application number or name. Further details on the fee and account information can be found here.

Study fees are due each semester. Fees for re-registering can be payed directly at the TUKAN using your debit card. Further information on the fee and payment procedure can be found here.

TUNIKA (student ID)

Once you submitted all necessary documents to the student registration office, you will receive your student ID in form of a chip card – the TUNIKA.

Your student ID allows you to manage your studies at the service points (TUKAN), to use it for charge card payments in the dining facility and in the cafeterias, to borrow books in the library and to make copies. Furthermore, your TUNIKA is a valid ticket for using busses and trains in the Trier area called ‘Verkehrsverbund VRT’ (transport association).