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Application

In principle, it is possible to commence a degree at FHWS once a year in the winter semester (1 October). The application period for degree programmes beginning in the winter semester runs from 1 May to 15 July every year.
In exceptional cases, applications for selected degree programmes are possible as of 1 April.

ATTENTION: Due to the current COVID-19 situation the application deadlines for some programmes have changed. Please click here to find more information about the new deadlines.

Selected degree programmes can also be started in the summer semester (15 March). The application period for these programmes runs from 15 November to 15 January every year. Please see our degree programmes for details of whether it is also possible to commence your studies in the summer semester. Please also see the general information regarding your application and the information for an application to a higher semester.

Depending on your university entrance qualification, a different application procedure must be followed.

Apply via the FHWS application portal

  1. Apply online via the FHWS application portal
  2. Please keep to the instructions in the portal.
  3. Upload the following documents as PDF files to the application portal:
    • School-leaving certificate and/or study certificate(s)
    • Passport
      Please note that depending on the degree programme, additional documents may be required (e.g. proof of language proficiency or internship references). Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for details.
  4. Bring the original documents on the day of your enrollment at FHWS with you.

Important! If you are applying to a undergraduate degree programme for which admission restrictions apply, you will also need to register on www.hochschulstart.de to obtain an applicant ID (Bewerber-ID, BID) and authentication number (Bewerber-Authentifizierungs-Nummer, BAN), which you must then enter in the FHWS application portal. Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for details or the information for programmes with restricted admission.

The application procedure for the FHWS application portal is summarized step by step in this User Guide.

Procedure for applicants with other university entrance qualifications

To apply at the FHWS you need a valid VPD (preliminary review documentation). Therefore you have to have your school/university leaving documents reviewed by Uni-Assist e.V., if they match the admission requirements of a German university.

Please be careful to apply for the proper VPD: Bachelor OR Master VPD.

You JUST can apply for a Bachelor's programme with a Bachelor VPD!

You JUST can apply for a Master's programme with a Master VPD!

Please note that VPDs will only be accepted if made out for FHWS

At the same time please apply for your degree programme via the FHWS application portal.

If the result of your VPD is „Studienkolleg“ you can find further information and a detailled description of further steps on our website. 

Step 1: request preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist

  1. Register with uni-assist
    Note that with uni-assist you do not apply for a specific degree programme, but for your VPD
  2. Complete your online application. Please be careful to apply for the proper VPD: Bachelor OR Master VPD.
    Note that we can only accept VPDs made out for studying at FHWS. You can find our university in the uni-assist portal under the name Fachhochschule Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt.
  3. Print your application for preliminary review documentation (VPD)
  4. Submit your application electronically
  5. Upload the required documents (school-leaving certificate and if applicable, study certificates) to your MyAssist account

It is not necessary to send your documents by post to uni-assist.

It is possible to request preliminary review documentation (VPD) for your university entrance qualification at any time of the year, regardless of whether our application procedure has already begun. Please allow sufficient time to obtain your preliminary review documentation (VPD). Depending when you request this, it can take four to six weeks to hear back from uni-assist. Please note that the preliminary review documentation by uni-assist costs EUR 75.00 for your first desired course of study in an application semester.

Further information about the preliminary documentation can be found on the uni-assist websites .

 

Step 2: apply via the FHWS application portal

  1. Go to FHWS application portal
  2. Please keep to the instructions in the portal.
  3. Upload the following documents as PDF files to the application portal:
    • Preliminary documentation (PD) from uni-assist
    • Passport
    • Proof of language proficiency
    • Please note that depending on the degree programme, additional documents may be required (e.g. internship references). Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for details.
  4. Fill in all your CV information in the CV section of your application. List all stages of your education/qualifications and the associated data. Please make sure that your CV information is without gaps up until your enrolment at FHWS and up-to-date.
  5. Bring the original documents on the day of your enrollment at FHWS with you.

Important! If you are applying to an undergraduate degree programme for which admission restrictions apply, you will also need to register on www.hochschulstart.de to obtain an applicant ID (Bewerber-ID, BID) and authentication number (Bewerber-Authentifizierungs-Nummer), which you must then enter in the FHWS application portal.
Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for Details or see the information for programmes with restricted admission.

The application procedure for the FHWS application portal is summarized step by step in this User Guide.

Video tutorial about procedure for applicants with other university entrance qualifications

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