Application with a foreign university entrance qualification

The application process for Bachelor's degree programmes for foreign university applicants is preceded by a test procedure which is carried out via  uni-assist ("University Application Service for International Students").



Who has to apply via uni-assist?

Foreign university applicants, who did not acquire their university entrance qualification in the Federal Republic of Germany or at a school with a German school leaving examination, but instead acquired, for example, the General Certificate of Education-A Level, Baccalaureat, Gaocao, Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré, Higher Diploma, etc. in their home country have to apply via uni-assist. The same applies to university applicants who have completed a preparatory course ("Studienkolleg") in the Federal Republic of Germany. Get information on the classification of foreign certificates at "anabin" (Information system for the recognition of foreign certificates).

Application Deadlines:
>for the winter semester 15 July (preclusive period)
>for the summer semester 15 January (preclusive period)

Please send the application to  uni-assist ("University Application Service for International Students").

Information for Foreign University Applicants on the Application Procedure via uni-assist -106k (Assist-Information-english - II2_004_assist_info_engl_201612.pdf)

Further Information

German citizens with foreign certificates of education  may also apply at a district government for the recognition of these certiticates as a qualification for a university course of study in the Federal Republic of Germany and for the assessment of a final grade. A prerequisite for the recognition is that the foreign educational certificates basically facilitate the admission to a course of study in the issuing country. The recognition is processed by the competent authority of the federal state where the certificate holder is habitually resident.

Certificate holders who do not reside in the Federal Republic of Germany address their application for recognition to the Office for the Recognition of Certificates (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle):Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf, Am Bonneshof 35, 40474 Düsseldorf.