Admission Requirements

Different admission requirements apply for the degree programmes taught in German and English – particularly with regard to the language requirements. Please see below for the admission requirements dependent on the programmes' language of instruction.

Different admission requirements apply depending on the degree programme. Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for details of whether further requirements must be met in addition to the admission requirements detailed here.

University entrance qualification

To be able to study in Germany, you must have a university entrance qualification. For applicants with a German school-leaving qualification, these are the general university entrance qualification (Abitur), subject-specific university entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife), advanced technical college certificate Fachhochschulreife, or general/subject-specific qualification for working professionals. Please see the information sheet on university admission for working professionals for details, which is currently only available in German.

For international students, the conditions vary widely from country to country. The most important stipulation for recognition in Germany is that the level of education after completing the school-leaving qualification must be approximately comparable to the German Abitur school-leaving qualification. Please note that it might be necessary to complete further studies in your home country after obtaining your school-leaving qualification to be eligible to study in Germany.

Please see www.daad.de for details of the admission requirements for your respective country.
Information is also available in the database of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK) available at www.anabin.kmk.org. Please note, however, that this database is currently only available in German. A detailed overview of the educational qualifications from a number of different countries that are recognised in Germany is available at www.uni-assist.de.

Language requirements

To apply for a degree programme taught in German, you must provide proof of sufficient proficiency in German. Please note that this proof must be less than one year old. This requirement does not apply for native speakers or for applicants who have obtained a German school-leaving or study qualification. You must provide one of the following types of proof of language proficiency (language test/level of proficiency):

  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK, Level 2
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), Level 2
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF), Level 4
  • Studienkolleg assessment test, Pass
  • Goethe Institute language certificate, Advanced level
  • SDI Munich, Deutsche Sprachprüfung II

Different admission requirements apply depending on the degree programme. Please see the leaflet on your chosen degree programme for details of whether further requirements must be met in addition to the admission requirements detailed here.

University entrance qualification

To be able to study in Germany, you must have a university entrance qualification. For applicants with a German school-leaving qualification, these are the general university entrance qualification (Abitur), subject-specific university entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife), advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife), or general/subject-specific qualification for working professionals. Please see the information sheet on university admission for working professionals for details, which is currently only available in German.

For international students, the conditions vary widely from country to country. The most important stipulation for recognition in Germany is that the level of education after completing the school-leaving qualification must be approximately comparable to the German Abitur school-leaving qualification. Please note that it might be necessary to complete further studies in your home country after obtaining your school-leaving qualification to be eligible to study in Germany.

Please see www.daad.de for details of the admission requirements for your respective country. Information is also available in the database of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK)
under www.anabin.kmk.org
. Please note, however, that this database is currently only available in German.
A detailed overview of the educational qualifications from a number of different countries that are recognised in Germany is available at www.uni-assist.de.

Language proficiency

German language proficiency

Proof of sufficient proficiency in German is also required for degree programmes taught in English, though to a lower level. The according proof should be no more than one year old. This requirement does not apply for native speakers or for applicants who have obtained a German school-leaving or study qualification. You must provide one of the following types of proof of language proficiency (language test/level of proficiency):

  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK, Level 1
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), Level 1
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF), Level 3
  • Studienkolleg assessment test, Pass
  • Goethe Institute language certificate, Level A2

English language proficiency

We strongly recommend you provide proof of English language proficiency to confirm your suitability for degree programmes taught in English. This requirement does not apply for native speakers or for applicants who have obtained an English school-leaving or study qualification.

High proficiency in English is required for our degree programmes taught in English. You may provide one of the following types of proof of language proficiency (language test/level of proficiency):

  • TOEFL, Min. 80 points (internet-based test)
  • IELTS, Min. 6.5 points
  • Cambridge Certificate, Advanced (CAE)

Please note that you must have taken the language test in the past two years.