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How to apply using uni-assist in 5 steps


 

Link to the uni-assist online portal for course applicants

 


 

In order to successfully apply using uni-assist, you have to be thorough in assembling your application documents. All documents must have been submitted to uni-assist in the correct format, in their entirety and before the deadline.

 

This is how you can apply using uni-assist in 5 steps:

 

  1. First, get information from your selected university about courses, admission criteria, deadlines and find out if uni-assist is responsible for your application.
  2. For all the documents required, get copies and attestations as necessary. Check whether or not a translation is required, and if necessary, have one made by a certified translator.
  3. Create an application for each university using the online portal. Send us your application online, then print it out and sign it.
  4. Pay the processing fees for all your applications.
  5. Send the signed application and all required documents to uni-assist by letter.


Our recommendation: Apply as early possible, at least eight weeks before the university’s application deadline expires.


1. First, get information from your selected university about courses, admission criteria, deadlines and find out if uni-assist is responsible for your application.

 

For all the universities you want to apply to, get precise information on:

 

 

You can find all this information on the universities’ web sites. Also contact the universities’ student advisory service.

 

You can find a list of uni-assist universities here.


Important: We are happy to answer your questions about the uni-assist preliminary checking procedure. For questions about course offers, requirements or application deadlines, please always contact the universities directly.


2. Get all necessary copies and attestations of the required documents. Check whether or not a translation is required, and if necessary, have one made by a certified translator.
 

Find out from each university which documents you need to submit – and in what format.


We accept certificates of education in German and English. Certificates in all other languages need to be translated by certified translators.


You only need to submit your certificates once, no matter how many universities you wish to apply to. The same applies to all other documents, e. g. language certificates. Important: The documents need to fulfil the requirements of all universities you are applying to.

 

Please do not send us original documents but only legally attested copies! Remember: We do not return any documents. Therefore, please do not add self-addressed stamped envelopes or international reply coupons.


You can find more Information on application documents here.


You can find more Information on legal attestation and translations here.


3. Create an application for each university using the online portal. Send us your application online, then print it out and sign it.
 

 

a) Applying using the online portal: In every case, you need to use the online portal to apply using uni-assist.

Please register and answer all basic questions regarding your education. When registered, you receive your uni-assist applicant number. Your applicant number is valid for all applications using uni-assist.

After registration, you can select your desired university using “find course offers” and create an application for the semester of your choosing. Please complete the entire application form and send it to us online. Are you applying to several courses? Please send us a separate application for each of them.

 

In addition, print out the application, sign it and send the signed application, accompanied by your other paper documents, to uni-assist. Important: a copied or scanned signature is not sufficient.

 

Note: For some courses, it is sufficient to fill out your application online and send it, along with your other documents, using the uni-assist online portal. The university can give you further information on this.

You can find more Information on the online portal here.


b) Universities using special forms

 

Find out from your chosen universities if you need to submit a special form. These forms can usually be downloaded directly from the uni-assist online portal or from the universities’ web sites. These forms need to be submitted in addition to the uni-assist application.


4. Pay the processing fees for all your applications.

 

You need to pay fees for the processing and checking of your application documents. These are charged per university, per semester.
We cannot start processing before your documents and your payment have been received.

Please note: uni-assist needs to receive your payment by the application deadline at the latest.

You can find out more about the uni-assist processing fee here.

 


5. Send the signed application and all required documents to uni-assist by letter.

 

We need all required documents on paper.
You can only use your online account to upload documents which need no legal attestation or original signature.

 

Please note:


Send in your documents in time! Ideally, we should receive them at least 8 weeks before the university’s deadline.

 

Processing by uni-assist can take up to 6 weeks. The official date of receipt is the day on which both your documents and your payment have been received by uni-assist.

Send your complete documents in the right format!

 

 

Are your documents incomplete? What should you do if you are still waiting for some documents, for example your language certificate?

 

Feel free to send in your application and all documents you have already. We will let you know which documents are missing or have not been submitted in the right format. You can submit the missing documents within the application period.

What needs to be in the envelope?

 



You can send all documents in a single envelope, even if you are applying to multiple universities.

Important: Please make sure to use the right postage to ensure your letter arrives at uni-assist. Please send your documents to the following address:

uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
GERMANY

Of course, you may drop your documents in our letter box in person. It is accessible 24 hours a day.

 

How to find the uni-assist letter box: Directions

Once your letter has been received, you will get a proof of receipt by e-mail after registering.

What happens next?

 

We will inform you of the result of our preliminary check by e-mail and by letter in addition to letting you know what will happen next.
If something is missing or has the wrong format, we will let you know. You may submit missing documents up until the deadline of the application period.
The admission process of the university takes place later. Admission is decided on by the university itself, and it will inform you about the results.

More on the preliminary checking procedure in detail.