Step 1: 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 programme in Science & Engineering):
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 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).
Step 2: Check your application documents
A complete application for admission to a bachelor’s programme includes:
- Completed application form for international students
- Certified copy in the original language of your secondary school transcript, 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)
- If relevant, certified copies 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)
- Certified copy 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)
- Proof of proficiency in German at the B2/ZMP level or higher as certified copy
- Proof of payment of the application fee
Document copies can be certified at German embassies and consulates or by notary publics.
Step 3: Submit your application
Applications from students with international qualifications, except for German nationals, are processed by uni-assist.
Certain applicants are exempted from this process and may apply directly to Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Please see below for exceptions.
An online application must be submitted via the uni-assist online portal. Please register in the uni-assist online portal, create your application form and then send this to uni-assist electronically. Once you have done that, please print the form out, sign it and send it in paper form to uni-assist together with all other documents required to the following address:
c/o uni-assist e.V.
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.
You do not need to apply through uni-assist if you
- have a Anerkennungsbescheid/Bewertungsbescheid with grade point average from a German ministry of education or from a German university or university of applied sciences; or
- have passed the university entrance examination (Feststellungsprüfung); or
- have embarked on university-level studies in Germany.
Please send your application documents direct to Fulda University:
Leipziger Straße 123
Step 4: Do not miss the application deadlines
Applications must be received by
15 January for the summer semester
15 July for the winter semester
We urge you to submit your application well before the deadlines. Applications should be submitted as early as possible.
Step 5: Pay the application fees
The fee for a first application at a uni-assist member university is EUR 75.
If you apply to several universities through uni-assist during the same semester, the fee is EUR 15 per additional university. See the uni-assist website for details.
Step 6: Track the application process
- After submitting your application, uni-assist or the International Office (as appropriate) will review your file and send you a letter of confirmation if your application is complete.
- If you fulfil the formal requirements for admission to your selected programme, uni-assist will then send your application to the International Office at Fulda University, where an admissions decision is then made.
- Admissions decisions for study programmes with restricted entry (numerus clausus) will not be made before the application deadline. In other cases, applicants will receive a decision within three weeks of receipt of the documentation from uni-assist.
- Acceptance offers 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.
- Uni-assist will notify you if you do not fulfil the formal requirements for admission. You may resubmit your application with additional documentation, as required, in the following year. Uni-assist will retain your application documents for one calendar year; after that date you will need to send a new application if you wish to reapply.