Graduate admissions

Applicants from Non-EU countries with a foreign university entrance qualification (for example Attestat, Baccalauréat, Lise Diplomasi...) need to apply through the International Office. Please follow the application process described below.

German and EU/EEA nationals with foreign certificates of education need to apply here. Your foreign documents will be evaluated during the application process.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

In order to be eligible for admission to a master’s degree programme at Fulda University, you generally must

  • Have completed an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree equivalent to a German degree in the same or in a related field the programme of your choice is.
  • Be proficient in German as follows:
  • German language skills at DSH 2 level (German Language University Entrance Examination) on the day of enrolment at the latest. A lower level is acceptable when first applying.
    • Applications for the winter semester:
      before 1 May: German B1 or equivalent; on and from 1 May: DSH1 or B2 or equivalent.
    • Applications for the summer semester:
      before 1 November: German B1 or equivalent; on and from 1 November: DSH 1 or B2 or equivalent.

Additional or different language requirements apply for the following programmes:

Global Software Development (language of instruction: 100% English)
Proof of English at level C1

International Management (language of instruction: 60% German, 40 % English)
Proof of English proficiency at level B2

Supply Chain Management (language of instruction: 80% German, 20 % English)
Proof of English proficiency at level B2

Accounting, Finance, Controlling (language of instruction: 80% German, 20 % English)
Proof of English proficiency at level B2

Intercultural Communication and European Studies (language of instruction: 50% German, 50 % English)
Very good German language skills and good English language skills, or vice versa, are required. The exact requirements can be found here.

Apart from language requirements, further admission requirements apply for several Master’s programmes, e. g. minimum GPA in the first degree or previous working experience.

Therefore, please inform yourself carefully about the requirements for the programme of your choice here.

Step 2: Online application or paper application?

For most of our Master’s programmes, an online application (free of charge) is required:

  • Accounting, Finance, Controlling
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Global Software Development
  • Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS)
  • International Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Supply Chain Management

For all other Master’s programmes, please send a complete application directly at the following address

Hochschule Fulda
International Office
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda
Germany

Step 3: Check your application documents

A complete ONLINE APPLICATION for admission to a master’s programme:

  • Scan in the original language of your secondary school transcript including courses taken and marks received
  • Scan in the original language of documentation showing that you have passed the university entrance examination in your home country (if required in your home country)
  • Scan in the original language of academic transcripts from other university/post-secondary study including courses taken and marks received, as well as any degree diplomas (e.g. bachelor’s/master’s degrees)
  • Scan of official translations into German or English of all of the above documents (only required in case the original documents are not in German, English, French, or Spanish)
  • Scan of proof of required language proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter (only for Intercultural Communication and European Studies and Global Software Development)

All scans must be in pdf format and must not exceed 3 MB. Otherwise they cannot be uploaded.

A complete PAPER APPLICATION for admission to a master’s programme includes at least:

  • Completed Application for Admission for International Students
  • Certified copy in the original language of your secondary school transcript including courses taken and marks received
  • Certified copy in the original language of documentation showing that you have passed the university entrance examination in your home country (if required in your home country)
  • Certified copies in the original language of academic transcripts from other university/post-secondary study including courses taken and marks received, as well as any degree diplomas (e.g. bachelor’s/master’s degrees)
  • Certified copies of official translations into German or English of all of the above documents (only required in case the original documents are not in German, English, French, or Spanish)
  • Certified copy of proof of required language proficiency

Document copies can be certified at German embassies and consulates, or notary publics.

Step 4: Watch out the application deadlines

Applications (except for Global Software Development) must be received by

15 January for the summer semester

15 July for the winter semester

Exceptions:

International Management
15 December (summer semester), extended until January 15, 2017
15 May (winter semester)

Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS)
15 May (winter semester)

Global Software Development
1 November (summer semester)
31 May (winter semester)

We urge you to submit your application well before the deadlines–applications should be submitted as early as possible.

Step 5: Track the application process

  • After the International Office has received your application materials, you will receive confirmation of receipt by email, including notification of any missing application materials.
  • The International Office will check your application documents to determine whether you fulfil the formal requirements for admission.
  • If you fulfil the formal requirements for admission, the International Office will forward your application to the department responsible for the programme to which you have applied. The department determines which applicants it will admit to study.
  • If you are admitted to the programme, the International Office will send you an official acceptance letter (Zulassungsbescheid) within four weeks of the receipt of your complete application.
  • Acceptance letters are either unconditional (no additional requirements) or conditional. In the latter case, you need to hand in further documents at the latest on the day of enrolment in order to start your study. Your acceptance letter will contain detailed information on it.
  • If your application materials do not fulfil the formal admission requirements or if you are not admitted to the programme by the department, you will receive notice of this (Ablehnungsbescheid) and your application materials will be returned to you.

Admission Officer

Britta Simon

Britta Simon

Admissions Officer

Application and admission (international students and refugees) • Housing • Registration

Building 10, Room 202
Britta Simon +49 661 9640-1719
Consultation hours
Office hours: Monday 9 - 11 a.m., Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Friday 9 -11 a.m.
Office hours
Mon - Thu: 9.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 15.30, Fri: 8.30 - 12.00