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.

Selected degree programmes can also be started in the summer semester (15 March). The application period for these degree programmes runs from 15 November to 15 January every year. Please see our general info sheet (German only) for details of whether it is also possible to commence your studies in the summer semester. Information is also available on applying to a higher semester (German only).

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

  1. Apply online via the FHWS application portal
  2. Print and sign your application form
  3. Submit the following documents by post:
  • Signed FHWS application form
  • Single uncertified copy of your school-leaving and/or study certificate(s)
  • Copy of your passport

To this address:

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Hochschulservice Studium
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg

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.

Important! If you are applying to a degree programme for which admission restrictions apply, you will also need to register on www.hochschulstart.de (German only) 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.

For detailed instructions on how to apply, please see the user guide by our IT Service Centre.

Please first apply to uni-assist e. V., the university application service for international students, for preliminary review documentation (Vorprüfungsdokumentation, VPD). You will need this to determine whether your level of education is comparable with the German Abitur school-leaving qualification and you are consequently eligible to study in Germany. You can then apply for a degree programme at our university directly via the FHWS application portal. Please note that you are able to apply to uni-assist and the FHWS application portal in parallel.

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

  1. Register with uni-assist
  2. Complete your online application
  3. Print your application for preliminary review documentation (VPD)
  4. Submit your application electronically
  5. Sign the printout and send it to uni-assist by post together with the required application documents.

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
c/o uni-assist e. V.
11507 Berlin

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 see the FAQ for uni-assist for more information on the preliminary review documentation (VPD).

Important! Step 1 and step 2 are needed only if you want to apply to a Bachelor`s degree programme at FHWS. Consider only step 2 if you want to apply to a Master`s degree programme.

Step 2: apply via the FHWS application portal

  1. Go to FHWS application portal
  2. Print and sign your application form
  3. Submit the following documents by post:
  • Signed FHWS application form
  • Single certified copy of your school-leaving and/or study certificate(s)
  • Preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist (not needed if you apply for a Master´s Degree Programme)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of language proficiency (certified copy)

To this address:
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Hochschulservice Internationales
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg

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.

Important! If you are applying to a 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.

For detailed instructions on how to apply, please see the user guide by our IT Service Centre.