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International Applicants

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Thank you for your interest in our study programs.

Find below information about the requirements if you intend to apply as a degree-seeking student to our university. (Note that this information does not apply to non-degree seeking exchange students from partner universities.)

Application Requirements

German Language Skills

The language of instruction in our Bachelor and Master degree programs is German (unless otherwise stated). To apply to our degree programs, adequate German language skills are required. In order to be admitted as a degree seeking student, you will need to give proof that you successfully passed a test to demonstrate your German language skills. Otherwise, enrollment is not possible.

Accepted German language tests include:

  • TestDaF 4 (at least 16 points in total)
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), at least level 2
  • telc C1 Hochschule
  • Das Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, level 2 (DSD II)
  • and others

Recognition of Higher Education Entrance Qualifications

If you acquired your higher education entrance qualification outside of Germany, you first will need to have your educational certificates officially recognised before you can apply to our university.

If you want to apply for a master's degree program at our university, you also need to have recognised your certificate of a bachelor's or undergraduate degree of an accredited higher education institution. The subjects of your undergraduate degree must meet the application requirements of the intended master's program. For further information check the master programs' websites (in German). 


Application and Selection Process

Application to our University

With the confirmation certificate issued by the qualification recognition authority, you can apply to our university.

Selection Process

The number of places in our study programs are limited. In general, chances to be accepted at our university highly depend on the average grade of your higher education entry certificate stated on the validation certificate issued by the qualification recognition authority.

Besides, our study programs may have additional application requirements or allow to submit optional application documents such as motivation letters, proof of relevant work experience etc. Further information can be found on the study programs' websites as well as on the page Studienplatzvergabe (in German)

If you do not get a place, you can apply again next time.


Further Information

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