The application portal is now open. Please be aware of the application deadline!
The application deadlines for the winter semester are
1 July for non-European Union members.
15 July for German citizens and European Union members.
We do not accept new applications to IOS for the summer semester.
Students from all African countries, Bangladesh,
India, Nepal and Pakistan should send completed
applications with all properly notarized documents
by 15 May to increase your chances of getting a
visa on time.
For international students (except those from EU
countries) who are waiting for final secondary
school documents, the last date for all complete
documents is 15 July. If all documents not here
by then, you must reapply next year.
The Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) programs at the FH Aachen / University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus are open to German and international applicants.
Before beginning these Bachelor's programs, many of our international students need the Freshman Year of the FH Aachen/University of Applied Sciences. You don't need the Freshman year if you have all of the points listed below. Then you can directly apply to the IOS program.
These programs are NOT taught in English. The language of instruction in the complete IOS Bachelor's programs is German starting in the first semester. Some tutorials may taught in other languages, including, but not necessarily limited to, English.
See "Language Requirements" below for detailed German and English language admission requirements.
Documents not in German or English must be accompanied by notarized translations into English or German.
If you are admitted, you must show us the original documents upon arrival in Germany.
All applicants must submit all of the following requirements. If any items are missing, we cannot consider your application.
Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or allgemeine / fachgebundene Hochschulreife.
Students intending to come to the FH Aachen as exchange students from a partner university for only one semester on a student exchange should see www.fh-aachen.de/hochschule/akademisches-auslandsamt/international-students.
The current official admission requirements to German universities are set by the German government and can be seen at http://anabin.kmk.org (German only). We are required to use the current official version of these admission requirements.
The admission requirements for many countries are also briefly summarized in English at https://www.daad.de/deutschland/nach-deutschland/voraussetzungen/en/6017-admission-requirements/.
Individual academic requirements may vary depending on your documents.
Please contact us for details or if you have any questions about entrance requirements. In addition to all school leaving certificates and university certificates, you must enclose your mark statements or grade reports from those schools or universities.
Any university study that is part of your admission requirement (such as one year in addition to your secondary school) cannot be considered for transfer credit. Decisions about any other transfer credit must be approved by the head of the examination committee.
All admission decisions are made solely by the FH Aachen / University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus, Internationally Oriented Studies program.
Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are among those from countries who must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet our admission requirements, even if your education was completely in English.
All applicants must complete 8 weeks of basic practical training, internship or professional experience in a field related to the intended area of study before enrollment in the IOS program.
The requirements vary according to your field of study, as described below.
We cannot make any exceptions to this requirement, so you should start investigating possibilities for this internship now. This must be full-time for the required number of weeks, not just part of a lab or other course in school.
A notarized certificate or letter from the company should describe
1. the work you have done and
2. the dates you worked at that company.
We do not require a journal with details of your daily activites during the internship.
If you have not completed the basic internship before you send us your application, you must send a letter from the company/institution in charge that the internship will be completed before enrollment.
The internship can be completed in any country and with any company/institution that provides for the necessary structure and facilities.
The following activities are among those that are NOT acceptable for the basic internship
The internship should consist of an even mixture of the following activities. We recommend
We require proof of both English and German language ability.
We require a TELC or Goethe Institute B2 German language certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages*. We also accept the following certificates as equivalent:
We cannot make any exceptions to this requirement.
Proof of English language ability is required of ALL applicants.
You can prove your ability in English in one of the following ways, with a notarized document as described above.
Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistanas well as many other countries must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, even if your complete education was in English.