General information

We recommend payments to be made as early as possible, because we are unable to process your application before you have paid the handling fee in full.

You must have paid the handling fees not later than the application deadline. The relevant date is the date on which the money was received in our account, not the date on which you commissioned the bank transfer. Make sure to allow enough time for the money transfer so that we receive your payment in due time, before the application deadline expires.

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The handling fees cover the processing and evaluation of your application documents, regardless of the evaluation result.

The uni-assist processing includes:

  • We evaluate if your educational certificates fulfil the general criteria for university studies in Germany.
  • We convert your grades to the German system of grades.
  • We check additional admission criteria set by the universities of your choice, depending on the procedure.
  • We register all data and documents necessary for the universities’ admission procedures.
  • We inform you about your evaluation result.

International transfers can take up to two weeks. Transfers from a German bank account can be delayed by a few days, for example due to public holidays.

Have you been waiting more than two weeks for your confirmation of receipt? Please send us a copy of your payment slip via our contact form, by post or fax. We will check if we have received your payment.

Handling fees

The evaluation of your educational certificates and the check of further admission criteria by uni-assist costs EUR 75.00 for your first desired course of study in an application semester.

Each additional desired course of study in the same semester costs EUR 30.00.

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Do you want to submit another application for the same application semester? Then the handling fee is 30.00 EUR for each additional desired course of study.

Have you already applied for a previous application semester? Then the regular handling fees are: EUR 75.00 for the first desired course of study and EUR 30.00 for each additional desired course of study in the same application semester.

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Handling fees

Payment options

You can pay by bank transfer or credit card.

You can find all important information on these two options under Payment options.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept payment methods that are not listed and described there.

Another person can pay the handling fees on your behalf.

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Please note:

The transfer reference field must contain your precise information: your full name, your date of birth and your uni-assist applicant number, if already available.

Some banks charge additional fees for international transfers to Germany. This applies in particular to transfers in a currency other than the Euro. You must bear these charges. Your bank will inform you of the amount of any extra charges.

Important: Please tell your bank, that you want to use the OUR transfer to pay your handling fees. This ensures that the full amount of the transfer is paid by you.

You can also transfer the amount due from a German account, which usually does not incur additional fees. Of course, friends or relatives may also transfer the fees for you.

Please allow enough time for the money transfer. International transfers can take up to two weeks. Transfers from a German bank account can sometimes be delayed by a few days, for example, due to public holidays.

Your handling fees must be paid before the application deadline expires. We cannot process your applications until we receive your payment.

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In the European Union, the so-called SEPA procedure applies. Transfers are always performed with an IBAN (= International Bank Account Number) and a BIC (= Bank Identifier Code).

You can find our current account information under Bank details.

The old bank details (account number and bank number) are no longer valid. Please inform your bank of the SEPA procedure and ask how you can transfer money to the EU.

Refunds & credit

We can only refund your money if we have not yet processed your application.

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No. You pay the handling fees for the processing and evaluation of your application documents regardless of the evaluation results. You cannot reclaim the handling fees if your application is unsuccessful.

Only in specific cases, for example, if you have paid too much money or if we are not responsible for your application, will we give you credit in your applicant’s account or a refund.

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Yes. You can use the credit in your applicant’s account for additional applications in the same or a subsequent semester.

In some cases, yes. For example, this is possible if you transferred too much money.

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