University Applicants with Foreign Proofs of Education

Foreign as well as German university applicants with foreign proofs of education have to apply via uni-assist ( for almost all Bachelor's degree programmes offered at the FH Aachen.

Please take note of the posted application deadlines.

The Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) on campus Jülich have their own application process >> Applications for the Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS) must NOT be handled via uni-assist. 

Find further information and exceptions re. the uni-assist application process under Details:

Application with Foreign Proofs of Education

Application with Foreign Proofs of Education

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"). uni-assist is a service of German universities for the handling of international applications for a course of study in Germany.

A p p l i c a t i o n   D e a d l i n e s :
for the winter semester: July 15 (cut-off period)
for the summer semester: January 15 (cut-off period)
Please send the application to 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. The same applies to university applicants who have completed a preparatory course ("Studienkolleg") in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information for Foreign University Applicants on the Application Procedure via uni-assist Download II2_004_assist_info_engl_201905.pdf 

uni-assist: Checklist Your application in 6 steps

For the application via uni-assist, you must have, and provide proof of knowledge of the German language at DSH-1 or B2 level. This information is not relevant for the degree program Global Business and Economics.
In addition, a confirmation of registration/participation for the examination or the course DSH-2, Goethe-Zertifikat C2, TestDaF (4x4), or an equivalent thereof, has to be submitted with the application documents. Before taking up your studies in a German-language degree programme, you have to prove sufficient knowledge of the German language. (There are special regulations for applicants with certificates from the German-speaking Community of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and a few others).

Prospective students who wish to participate in the preparatory language course of the Sprachenakademie Aachen (FH Aachen Language Centre) do not have to apply via uni-assist, but can do this directly via this "Sprachenakademie" (Language Centre). Further information as well as an application form can be downloaded here.

Get information on the classification of foreign certificates at "anabin" (Information System For the Recognition of Foreign Certificates).
Please take note of the following statement as well: Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

Further Information:
German citizens with foreign proofs of education  may also apply at a district government for the recognition of these proofs 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 proofs of education 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 Certificates (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle): Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf , Am Bonneshof 35, 40474 Düsseldorf . 

Applications for the Internationally Oriented Studies (IOS -study in English and German-) degree programmes

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical Engineering

have to be addressed directly to the International Office of the FH Aachen. Applicants should apply here.

Registrations are only possible at the start of the winter semester, but we recommend that foreign prospective students send their applications as early as possible.