Studying at Trier University

In order to be successful in achieving your degree, you need to organize your time well.  Having a short, medium and long-term plan can help ensure you stay on track.  When questions and/or problems arise, there are points of contact and support to help you.

Application, admission, enrollment

If you want to study at Trier University, you must first apply and enrol (immatriculate). What course/programmes are offered at Trier University? When can I apply? Which documents do I need in order to apply? And what does "direct enrolment" actually mean?

Beginning your studies

So you have received your notice of admission and can now begin your studies, but you still have a lot of questions! How do you set up your course/lecture schedule for your studies? How to sign up for lectures? Finding your way around campus?

Organizing your studies

In addition to the lectures and examinations, there is a lot more to organize in the course of your degree to ensure that your time studying goes well.  This includes re-registering each semester, as well as topics such as leave of absence, if you decide to change your course/programme and more. It is important to understand key terms related to your studies and the campus such as TUNIKA, TUKAN, PORTA, StudiP, subject examination regulations, module description.  Knowing these terms will make it easier to find your way and avoid making mistakes.  Do you need health insurance as a student? What is the difference between a double and a second degree? Or between semester fees and tuition fees? Who can you turn to when you have questions or problems?

Financing your studies

Most students finance their studies through multiple sources. Students may be supported by parents, have a scholarship or a job, receive BAföG or use student loans.


In order to complete your degree, you must first successfully pass your exams. Which exams are relevant for your own degree programme? How do you sign up? And what do you do if you get sick?

Additional qualifications

At the university, you can not “just graduate” as additional qualifications may be required.  Some are specific to a degree program, such as the International Law Studies or the Additional Certificates for Teaching Students. Others are cross-curricular, such as computer literacy, e-learning, language certificates, internships, a stay abroad etc.

(Student) life

A degree is not just about studying for exams.  Where can I find an apartment or student housing? How to do I get from the city to the university (or vice versa)? What is available in the cafeteria today? What opportunities exist for sport and fitness at the university? How can I get involved as a student (volunteering, student council etc.) ?