All applicants who received their first university degree outside of Germany, and intend to apply for a Master’s programme at Fulda University must apply through uni-assist – regardless of nationality.
This also applies for applicants already holding a German Master’s degree or with an ‘Anerkennungsbescheid/Vorprüfungsdokumentation’ and those who are currently enrolled in one of our preparatory programmes or change from another university to Fulda.
Uni-assist evaluates foreign documents and determines whether your bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a German bachelor’s degree and converts foreign grades into the German grading system.
All applicants, who have a first degree from a German university, may apply directly through the application portal of Fulda University, regardless of their nationality.
In both cases, an application must be completed and received by uni-assist/Fulda University by the last day of the application period. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying as soon as possible so that missing documents can still be submitted before the deadline. Applications we receive from uni-assist after the official deadline will be considered for admission as long as they were complete in time.
IMPORTANT NOTE for non-European applicants:
Please pay attention to the early application deadlines under Application Deadlines for the programmes "International Management", "Intercultural Communication and European Studies", as well as "Global Software Development".
How to apply through uni-assist
- Register for the My assist online portal.
- Fill in your applicant information and educational history.
- Select your university and the chosen course under the course catalogue.
- Choose your desired course of study. Make sure that you answer all questions without omissions.
- Pay the incurred* uni-assist handling fee
- Please upload each document only once. Give your documents an unambiguous name in German or English. You can only upload pdf files with a maximum of 10 MB in size
* Costs for the first desired course of Study: 75.00 EUR / For each additional desired course of study: 30.00 EUR. Further information on fees and payment options can be found at uni-assist’s website.
Application deadlines for the summer semester
General application deadlines
|Start of the application period via uni-assist||05.10.|
|Study programmes with admission restriction||15.01.|
|Study programmes without admission restriction||31.03.|
Exemptions for the summer semester 2021
|Applicants||International Management||Global Software Development|
|German/EU-/EEA-nationals (regardless of the first university certificate´s country of issue)||15.01.21||31.03.21|
|Other nationalities with a German university certificate||15.01.21||01.11.20|
|Other nationalities with a foreign university certificate||15.12.20||01.11.20|
Application deadlines for the winter semester
General application deadlines
|Start of the application period via uni-assist||15.03.|
|Study programmes with admission restriction||15.07.|
|Study programmes without admission restriction||30.09.|
Exemptions for the winter semester 2021/22
|Applicants||International Management||Global Software Development||Intercultural Communication & European Studies||International Food Business and Consumer Studies|
|German/EU-/EEA-nationals (regardless of first university certificate´s country of issue)||31.07.21||30.09.21||15.07.21||here|
|Other nationalities with a German university certificate||31.07.21||31.05.21||31.05.21||here|
|Other nationalities with a foreign university certificate||31.07.21||31.05.21||31.05.21||here|
A complete application through uni-assist contains
- scans of academic transcripts of records from your previous studies, including courses taken and grades/marks awarded, as well as any degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees) in the original language
- scans of official translations into German or English (only if the original documents are in a language other than German or English) of the above-mentioned transcript of records from previous studies including courses taken and grades/marks awarded, as well as any degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees)
- Proof of the required language proficiency for the chosen programme as scans (see Language certificates)
- Additional documents required for certain programmes, for example, proof of work experience or job contract as scans. Please check the admission requirements carefully!
- Applicants with documents from China and Vietnam are required to submit a scan of the certificate of ‘The Academic Testing Centre’ of the respective German Embassy (APS certificate).
The list above can only provide a general overview on the documents required. Find out under "Info country by country" if there are special notes on certificates from your country of origin.
All application material for uni-assist is being accepted as online documents/scans and has not to be sent as hardcopies.
Most Master’s programmes are conducted in German. For them the following language requirements apply:
Proof of German proficiency at C1 level, for example DSH2, TestDaF 4x4, telc C1 Hochschule, or Goethe C1 submitted at the latest on the day of enrolment.
At the time of application, the B2 level is acceptable, for example, DSH1, TestDaF 4x3, telc B2 or Goethe B2. In the case of admission, applicants have until the day of enrolment to provide a certificate at the required level.
Besides the above mentioned German skills additional English proficiency at B2 level is required for the programmes ‘International Management’, ‘Accounting, Finance, Controlling’, and ‘Supply Chain Management’, for example, IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 76.
At the time of application, it is acceptable to have studied English at school or university. In the case of admission, applicants have until the day of enrolment to provide a certificate at the required level.
Applicants who received their entire school and/or university education in English do not need an additional certificate.
Only English proficiency is required for the programme ‘Global Software Development’. We accept: IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL iBT 85, or TOEFL pBT 550, or TOEFL 213 cBT. A relevant certificate must be submitted within the application period. It is not possible to hand it in later. Applicants who received their entire school and/or university education in English do not need an additional certificate.
- After submitting your application, uni-assist will review your file and send you a letter of confirmation if your application is complete. They will also inform you about missing documents, and you can submit them until the deadline. Further details about application status and processing times can be found on the uni-assist website.
- If you fulfil the formal requirements for admission to your selected programme(s), uni-assist will then forward your application to the Student Administration of Fulda University for the final review and decision. Uni-assist will inform you about this step by email.
- Admissions decisions for study programmes with restricted entry (numerus clausus) will be made shortly after the general application deadline. Admission decisions for unrestricted programmes will be made within four weeks after receipt of the documentation from uni-assist.
- Admitted applicants will be informed about the decision by email. This email will contain information on how to access the university’s online portal „HORSTL“. There you will be able to download your notification of acceptance. You will also have to accept the offer and complete the online enrolment in HORSTL.
- In HORSTL you will be informed whether you have to present further documents for enrolment/until the study start, for example language certificates. This information will not be included in the notification of acceptance.
Additional information for applicants to Global Software Development
Applicants who successfully pass step 3 under “What next?” will have to pass an online test to prove their computer skills. The test for the winter semester usually takes place in early July and for the summer semester in early December. Admission letters can be expected a few days after the test.
We offer an additional online test for the winter semester 20/21 by the end of September.
Deferment of admission
It is not possible to automatically shift an admission from one semester to a later one. We kindly ask you to make a new application through uni-assist. Handling fees apply again, but in the event that you apply again within one year, you will not have to send the documents once more. In the case of Global Software Development, you will not have to participate and pass the online test again.