Step 1: Check your eligibility
In order 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 your previous secondary school and/or university education is equivalent to a German Abitur and you can directly start studying.
- indirect access to German universities
This means 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 Studienkolleg for two semesters and pass the Feststellungsprüfung at the end.
2) Be proficient in German as follows (does not apply for Science & Engineering):
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.
For some programmes different additional admission requirements apply, e. g. English knowledge or an internship. Therefore, please inform yourself carefully about the requirements for the programme(s) of your choice here.
Step 2: Check your application documents
A complete application for admission to a bachelor’s programme includes:
- 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)
- If relevant, 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 copy of an official translations into German or English of all of the above documents (only in case the original documents are in any other language)
- Proof of proficiency in German at the B2/ZMP level or higher
- Proof of application fee payment
Document copies can be certified at German embassies and consulates, or notary publics.
Step 3: Submit your application
Applications from students with international qualifications, except of German nationals, are processed by uni-assist.
Certain applicants are exempted from this process and may apply directly at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Please see below for exceptions.
An online application via uni-assist’s online portal is compulsory. Please register in uni-assist’s online portal, create your application form and then send this to uni-assist electronically. Once this is done, please print it out, sign it and send the signed form in paper form to uni-assist along with all other required documents at the following address:
c/o uni-assist e.V.
Only complete application files, including the application fee, will be processed. See Step 6: Track the application process for details on what happens after your application is submitted.
If you already 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
- passed the university entrance examination (Feststellungsprüfung) or
- embarked on university-level studies in Germany
you do not need to apply through uni-assist. Please send your application materials directly 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 application fee for a first application at a uni-assist member university is 75,00 EUR.
If you apply to several universities through uni-assist within the same semester, the fee is 15,00 EUR per additional university. See uni-assist’s website for details.
Step 6: Monitor 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 clauses) 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.