Change of University for the Summer Semester 2020

You've already studied at a university and would like to continue your course of study at the FH Aachen?  You can do this via the online application "Hochschulwechsel" (Change of University), but only if you can be admitted for a higher "Fachsemester" (semester of this particular degree programme) on the basis of recognised examination results. In addition to the application for the admission to a higher "Fachsemester", please also enclose a confirmation of the required semester classification from the examination board of the respective faculty of the FH Aachen.

Students who, up until now, have been registered for a degree programme at a university for applied sciences  and wish to continue their studies of the same degree programme at the FH Aachen, will be accepted, with a crediting of previous study periods.

When changing universities for a Bachelor's degree programme with a foreign university entrance qualification, you have to pre-check at the "uni-assist" portal whether your foreign certificates are in accordance with the stipulations of the "Kultusministerkonferenz (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZaB)" (Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany, Central Office for Foreign Education) and are deemed sufficient for the admission to a university in Germany. The deadlines for the submission of application documents at uni-assist are March 01 (for the summer semester), and September 01 (for the winter semester).

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Detailinformationen Hochschulwechsel mit ausländischen Hochschulzugang

Als Hochschulwechsler/Hochschulwechslerinnen für Bachelor-Studiengänge mit ausländischer Hochschulzugangsberechtigung müssen Sie zunächst bei der Einrichtung "uni-assist" vorprüfen lassen, ob Ihre ausländischen Zeugnisse den Maßgaben der Kultusministerkonferenz (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZaB)) entsprechen und für eine Hochschulzulassung in Deutschland grundsätzlich ausreichen. Die Einreichfrist von Bewerbungsunterlagen bei uni-assist ist für das Wintersemester der 15. Juli

Bei der Bewerbung für ein höheres Fachsemester muss eine Bescheinigung über die Semester-Einstufung - ausgestellt vom Prüfungsamt des zuständigen Fachbereichs - mit eingereicht werden. 
Einstufung in höhere Fachsemester (Download) | Link alternativer Formular-Download

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Please keep in mind that some degree programmes will be admission-restricted in higher semesters; the decision which degree programmes will get a restriction on admission, will be made mid-January.
When applying for an admission-restricted degree programme, this means that there's a possibilty that not all applicants can be offered a place at university.

Please click here to be redirected to the online application for a change of universities for the Aachen and Jülich locations. [Application deadlines are over.]

For the summer semester 2020, the application deadline for a course of study in a higher "Fachsemester" ends

  • on 20 March 2020 (with a domestic  university entrance qualification).
  • on 01 March 2020 (with a foreign university entrance qualification at ).

At the end of the online form, you have to print out an application with notes which explain the next steps, and submit the listed documents to the Registrar's Office.

Please only deregister from the other university, or university of applied sciences, if you've received a positive answer (the letter of admission) from the FH Aachen.

In case of a positive answer, you will get a letter of admission from the Registrar's Office, detailing the period of time for the personal registration as well as a list of all the documents you will have to bring along; normally, these are:

  1. the letter of admission
  2. the receipted pay-in slip, or bank account statement, confirming that the social contribution and student activity fee (Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag) has been transferred to the FH Aachen account (tuition fees, if applicable)
  3. a current proof of student health insurance
  4. a certificate  of deregistration
  5. the 'Clearance Certificate' for people changing universities with the same degree programme
  6. the classification certificate from the faculty's examination board.


[Forms in German only]

Merkblatt zum Hochschulwechsel Download: -46k (II2_002_info_hochschulwechsel_201807.pdf)

Einstufung in höhere Fachsemester für Studiengänge in Aachen - Formular-Download

Einstufung in höhere Fachsemester für Studiengänge am Campus Jülich - Formular-Download

Hochschulwechsel mit einer ausländischen Hochschulzugangsberechtigung



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