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

To be eligible for admission to a Master’s degree programme at Fulda University, you must generally fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have completed an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree equivalent to a German degree in the same field as the programme of your choice or in a related field.
  • Be proficient in German, as follows:
  • German language skills at DSH 2 level (language test for admission to university) on the day of enrolment at the latest. A lower level is acceptable when you submit your application.
    • 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 proficiency at C1 level

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

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

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

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 viewed here.

Apart from language requirements, further admission requirements apply for several Master’s programmes, e. g. minimum grade point average (GPA) in the first degree or previous work experience.

Therefore, please pay careful attention to the requirements for the programme of your choice here.

Step 2: Online or paper application?

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

  • Accounting, Finance, Controlling
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Embedded Systems
  • Food Processing
  • Global Software Development
  • Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS)
  • International Management
  • Production Automation
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Supply Chain Management

For all other Master’s programmes, please send a complete application direct to 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:

  • A scan in the original language of your secondary school transcript of records including courses taken and grades/marks awarded
  • A 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)
  • A scan in the original language of academic transcripts of records from other universities/post-secondary study programmes, including courses taken and grades/marks awarded, as well as any degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees)
  • A scan of official translations into German or English of all the above documents (only if the original documents are in a language other than German, English, French or Spanish)
  • A 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 the following:

  • Completed application form for international students
  • Certified copy in the original language of your secondary school transcript of records, including courses taken and grades/marks awarded
  • 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 of records from other universities/post-secondary study programmes, including courses taken and grades/marks awarded, as well as certified copies of any degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees)
  • Certified copies of official translations into German or English of all the above documents (only if the original documents are in a language other than German, English, French or Spanish)
  • Certified copy of proof of required language proficiency

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

Step 4: Do not miss 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)
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 documents, you will receive confirmation of receipt by email together with notification of any missing documents.
  • The International Office will check your application documents to determine whether you fulfil the formal admission requirements.
  • If you fulfil the formal admission requirements, the International Office will forward your application to the department in charge of the study programme to which you have applied. The department determines which applicants it will admit.
  • If you are admitted to the study programme, the International Office will send you an official letter of acceptance (Zulassungsbescheid).
  • Letters of acceptance are either unconditional (no additional requirements) or conditional. In the latter case, you need to present further documents on the day of enrolment at the latest in order to start your studies. Your letter of acceptance will contain detailed information of what is required.
  • If your application documents do not fulfil the formal admission requirements or if the department does not admit you to the study programme, you will receive notification (Ablehnungsbescheid) and your application documents 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
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