Undergraduate admissions

All applicants holding a foreign university entrance qualification (Attestat, Baccalaureat, Lise Diplomasi, Swiadectwo ukonczenia, International Baccalaureate, etc.) and intend to apply for a Bachelor’s programme at Fulda University must apply through uni-assist – regardless of nationality. This also applies for applicants with a ‘Zeugnis über die bestandene Feststellungsprüfung’ of a Studienkolleg or 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 they are equivalent to a German university entrance qualification and grant general/subject-related access to a German university. This can be the highest secondary school leaving certificate, in some countries in combination with a university entrance exam. Often at least one successful study year is additionally required. In some cases, applicants even need a first university degree from their home country in order to be eligible for a Bachelor’s programme in Germany.

Exempted from an application via uni-assist are applicants who are currently enrolled at Fulda University in a regular degree programme and wish to change/add a Bachelor’s programme. In this case please apply via your HORSTL account.

In all cases, an application must be complete by the last day of the application period in order to be considered for admission. 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 for the programmes "International Business and Management" and "International Health Sciences".

Check your eligibility

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme at Fulda University, you must

1. Have a university entrance qualification
(Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) for German universities.

Depending on your previous secondary school and/or university education, you may have

  • direct access to German universities
    This means that your previous secondary school and/or university education is equivalent to a German Abitur and you can start studying directly.
  • indirect access to German universities
    This means that your previous secondary school and/or university education is not considered equivalent to a German Abitur. Before you can start studying, you have to attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg), which lasts two semesters, and pass the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) at the end.

2. Provide the following documentary evidence of proficiency in German (does not apply to the programmes in Science & Engineering* and in International Health Sciences* as well as in International Business & Management**)

German language skills at DSH 2 level (German 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 after 1 May: DSH 1 or B2 or equivalent.
  • Applications for the summer semester
    Before 1 November: German B1 or equivalent; on and after 1 November: DSH 1 or B2 or equivalent.

* For these two programmes, German language skills at B1 level and English language skills at B2 level are required on the day of enrolment at the latest. At the moment of applying a lower level in both languages is acceptable. Applicants who received their entire school and/or university education in English do not need an additional English certificate.

** For this programme, no German language skills are required. Applicants need to prove English proficiency at B2 level on the day of enrolment at the latest. At the moment of applying a lower level is acceptable. Applicants who received their entire school and/or university education in English do not need an additional English certificate.

For some programmes different additional admission requirements apply, e. g. English skills or an internship. Therefore, please pay careful attention to the requirements for the programme(s) of your choice (click here  for list).

Check your application documents

A complete application for admission to a bachelor’s programme includes:

  • a scan in the original language of your secondary school transcript, 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)
  • If relevant/available, a scan in the original language of academic transcripts from other university/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)
  • 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 or English)
  • a scan of additional documents required for certain programmes, for example study/job contract, internship. Please check the admission requirements carefully!
  • a scan of required language proficiency (see „Language requirements for details“)
  • Applicants with documents from China and Vietnam are required to submit a scan of ‘The Academic Testing Centre’ of the respective German Embassy (APS certificate).

Important:
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.

Submit your application

Applications from students with international qualifications, regardless of nationality, are processed by uni-assist.

How to apply through uni-assist:

  1. Register for the My assist online portal.
  2. Fill in your applicant information and educational history.
  3. Select your university and the chosen course under the course catalogue.
  4. Choose your desired course of study. Make sure that you answer all questions without omissions.
  5. Pay the incurred* uni-assist handling fee
  6. 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

Only complete applications including the application fee, will be processed. See Step 6: Track the application process for details of what happens after you have submitted your application.

Do not miss the application deadlines (summer semester intake)

The application period for all Bachelor’s programmes starts: 5 October.

Application deadline for programmes with restricted admission:15 January.

Application deadline for programmes with unrestricted admission: 31 March.

The application material for uni-assist is being accepted as online documents/scans and has not to be sent as hardcopies.

Do not miss the application deadlines (winter semester intake)

The application period for all Bachelor’s programmes starts on 15 March.

Application deadline for programmes with restricted admission is 15 July.

For programmes with unrestricted admission applying is possible until 30 September.

Exception: Application deadline for non-EU nationals for "International Business & Management" as well as "Interational Health Sciences" is 15 May! For Germans and EU nationals with foreign documents the general deadline applies.

The application material for uni-assist is being accepted as online documents/scans and has not to be sent as hardcopies.

Pay the application fees

The fee for the first desired course of study at a uni-assist member university is EUR 75.

For each additional desired course of study, the fee is EUR 30. See the uni-assist website for details.

What next?

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Admissions decisions for study programmes with restricted entry (numerus clausus) will be made shortly after the general application deadline. Admission decisions for unrestricted programmes, applicants will receive a decision within four weeks of receipt of the documentation from uni-assist.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. In HORSTL you will out 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.
     
  6. Applicants qualifying for „Studienkolleg“ will automatically be registered for the entrance examination of the Studienkolleg at the University of Kassel and receive a corresponding invitation letter from us.

Special procedure for study programmes participating in the dialog-oriented service procedure (via hochschulstart.de)

The following seven programmes are part of the dialog-oriented service procedure (DoSV) via hochschulstart.de:

  • Vocational Education in Health (Berufspädagogik Fach Gesundheit)
  • International Business and Management
  • International Health Sciences
  • International Business Administration
  • Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences (Oecotrophologie)
  • Social Work (Soziale Arbeit)
  • Economic Law – Sustainability and Ethics (Wirtschaftsrecht – Nachhaltigkeit und Ethik)

If you apply for one or more of these programmes, you need to register at hochschulstart.de and generate your personal ID numbers (BID and BAN). These ID numbers are obligatory for an application through uni-assist.

Additional information on further proceeding:
Applications for the above mentioned programmes are coordinated via Hochschulstart. After a positive evaluation, uni-assist automatically forwards your application to the university in electronic form. Shortly after the application deadline the university’s decision is transferred to Hochschulstart and you can then find out on hochschulstart.de if you received an offer from us. You can accept the offer immediately. This last step is obligatory in order to change the status of your application to „admitted“ and have the admission letter generated. Please see „What next?“ for information on how to continue.

New regulations for the application of international prospective students for the summer semester 2021

The application material for uni-assist is being accepted as online documents/scans and has not to be sent as hardcopies

You have questions regarding your application?

Contact: bewerbung.
application(at)hs-fulda.de

Check your eligibility

If you are not sure whether your school-leaving certificate is recognised as a university entrance qualification in Germany, you can check the German Academic Exchange Service´s database  on admission requirements.