Please note: Always contact your preferred university to get information about your application. We are describing the normal case here.
The bachelor programme is the standard qualification for the first degree at a university.
The following variations exist:
- You study one subject only
- You study two or more subjects (e.g. combined bachelor or dual bachelor programme)
Other degrees/qualifications include the “Diplom” [higher degree] and state examinations, for example medical science, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.
In the following cases, the applications are processed centrally via the “Hochschulstart” website:
- If you are an EU citizen. If you are a person related to an EU citizen (spouse or child), or if you are an Icelandic, Liechtenstein or Norwegian citizen.
- If you have German university entrance qualifications. Please note in this case: The conclusion of the “Studienkolleg” programme (preparatory college) is not equivalent to German university entrance qualifications.
You would like to know more about the 1st semester in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy?
More information is available here:
Studienkolleg (preparatory college) and German course
You want to apply for the Studienkolleg or a German language course as preparation for your studies?
These applications are not processed via Hochschulstart, but through the university or uni-assist instead. Please contact the university directly.
Receiving credits for your studies to date
You are applying for a higher semester and would like the grades from your previous studies to be credited? To do this, please contact the university directly, or the competent State Examination Office ('Landesprüfungsamt'). This also applies if you make an application via uni-assist.
What you need to know: In your application, please state for which semester you are applying. This will enable us to process your application correctly.
Applications from EU and non-EU states
Some universities have different procedures for applications from EU states and applications from non-EU states.
If you are an EU citizen: Please inquire at your preferred university, whether you have to apply via uni-assist, as an EU applicant