University Admission Eligibility
The acquisition of a university entrance certificate (Abitur) is the basic requirement for admission to study. As part of it, high school diplomas from individual countries are evaluated differently. For prospective students from certain countries this means that before they can begin studying in Germany, either they must enroll for 1-2 years at a university in their own country, must enroll for one year at a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) in Germany or, must fulfill other additional requirements. You will find more detailed information on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
If you possess an international university entrance certificate, namely, a high school diploma, but are not a German citizen, you must apply through uni-assist.
General university entrance qualifications entitle unlimited access to study, whereas subject-linked university entrance qualifications entitle access to only those discipline areas that are indicated in the certificate. Subject-linked university entrance qualifications are not to be confused with subject-linked technical university entrance qualifications.
Prospective students can also be granted admission if they have already completed secondary school, namely, high school, or if they have acquired an equivalent diploma and can prove that they completed vocational training for the intended field of study and that they also acquired two years of job experience.
- To be admitted to a program taught in German, you will have to prove a sufficient level of the German language (DSH or equivalent).
- To be admitted to a program taught in English (or bilingually with English), you will have to prove a sufficient level of the English language (find additional information on accepted certificates here).