You can submit all documents online in your My assist account that do not require official certification.
In general, you apply as follows:
- Submit your application form electronically via My assist.
- Send your educational certificates (including the overview of subjects and grades) and language certificates as officially certified copies in the original language and, if necessary, also in certified translation (into either English or German) by post.
- Other documents (for example, internship certificates, a CV, letters of motivation and letters of recommendation) can be uploaded to your My assist account.
Many universities accept online-only applications using simple copies (scans) of all documents.
All required application documents, whether submitted online or by post, must be received by uni-assist before the end of the application deadline.
Please send your documents to the following address:
During processing, your documents will be stamped and may be cut. After the safekeeping period ends, we destroy the documents. uni-assist does not return any documents.
For this reason, you should only send us officially certified copies, never originals!
uni-assist does not take any responsibility for loss or damage to documents sent by post.
Yes. You can submit all documents together in one envelope.
Please submit each document only once. That way you can reduce the cost.
Yes. You can send application documents for several applicants at the same time.
It must be clear which documents belong to which applicant. Use a separate envelope for each applicant, stating name and uni-assist applicant number on each envelope. Put all envelopes together into a larger envelope.
Yes. When you send us documents, we will register them in our system within a few days.
We will inform you by email as soon as the confirmation of receipt for your documents is available in your My assist account.
You will usually receive your evaluation result within 4 to 6 weeks – counting from the day on which we received your application. We evaluate all applications received in order of their arrival.
We inform you by email as soon as the evaluation result is available in your My assist account. You will then find out if your application is complete. We can only inform you whether your application is complete after we have evaluated your application.
Please note: If your application is not complete, we will provide you with a list of what is missing or has been submitted in the wrong form. You can submit missing documents up until the application deadline.
The most important thing is that uni-assist receives your completed application before the application deadline expires.
uni-assist has agreed on its own deadlines with the universities for processing applications. This means we can continue to process your application even after the application deadline has expired.
Generally, the universities do not start their admission processes until uni-assist has processed all the applications that we received that were complete and submitted within the application deadline.
Are you applying for the preliminary review documentation (VPD)? If so, you should allow more time for your application, because you generally still have to apply to the university directly using the VPD. The above-mentioned agreement does not apply to the VPD procedure.
You can check the status of your application in your My assist account via the application overview.
You will find the current status directly below your chosen study course. The status will change after we have completely processed your application (or any documents you have submitted later).
To find out what your status means, please read Status of my application.
We only forward applications that have been received with all documents complete within the application deadline. If something is missing or has not been submitted in the right form, we cannot forward your application, unfortunately.
We will provide you with a list of what is missing or has not been submitted in the right form. If the application deadline is still open, you can still complete your application.
Tip: Apply as early as possible, at least 8 weeks before the application deadline expires if possible. That way you can still submit any missing documents in time.
All the required documents must be received by uni-assist before the application deadline expires. What is important is the date on which uni-assist receives your documents, not the date on which you sent them. If documents have to be submitted in paper form, it does not matter when you uploaded the documents in My assist. You must also pay for and submit your online application within the application deadline.
If your documents or payment arrive after the deadline, we will unfortunately not be able to process your application successfully. This applies even if the delivery of your post was delayed by your postal service provider or if the bank transferred the payment too late to our account.
We therefore recommend that you apply as early as possible, at least 8 weeks before the application deadline expires, if possible.
If you missed the deadline, please apply again for a later semester. You will find tips at: Reapplying.
No. uni-assist evaluates whether your application meets the criteria for admission. If it does, we forward your application to the university‘s admission office.
The university then examines the applications and decides on admission. The university will inform you about whether you will be admitted and how to proceed.
uni-assist is not a public authority and cannot issue official letters that other public authorities recognise.
However: With a positive evaluation result from uni-assist, you can apply for a student applicant visa ("Studienbewerber-Visum") in the visa section of many German embassies or German consulates.
For further information, please contact your German embassy, consulate or foreigners’ registration office ("Ausländerbehörde").
Yes. You can submit documents at any time before the application deadline expires.
Have we already forwarded your application to the university? In this case, please ask the university’s admission office where to send your documents.
Are you applying for the preliminary review documentation (VPD)? If so, you should allow sufficient time for your application, because with the VPD, you still have to apply to the university directly.
We generally evaluate additionally submitted documents within 4 to 6 weeks after we receive them. We will inform you by email as soon as the evaluation result is available in your My assist account.
You can check the status of your application in your My assist account via the application overview. The status will change only after we have re-evaluated your application in its entirety and if your application is now complete.
You can easily change your email address in your My assist account via “My Account“ / “Change e-mail address.“
1. Enter your current password. You can now enter your new email address.
2. Confirm your changes by clicking on “Save.“ You will be automatically logged out.
3. We will send an activation link via email to your new email address. Also check your spam folder. Click on the activation link. You can now log in with your new email address.
We will also notify you by an email to your old email address about the change.
You can easily change your password in your My assist account via “My Account“ / “Change password.“
1. Enter your current password. You can now enter your new password.
2. Confirm your changes by clicking on “Save.“
3. You will be automatically logged out. You can now log in with your new password.
You can easily correct your personal information yourself – via "My account" in your My assist account.
In this menu, first click on "Change applicant information," then select "Edit applicant information" in the "Personal information" tab. You can now edit your information.
Confirm your changes by checking the box next to the mandatory field and enter your password. To finish, click on "Save."
This is generally not necessary. It is important that you fill in your application form completely and truthfully. It does not matter if you make a typing error in your application form. Even if any of your details change, there is no need to submit a new application form.
The only time you should withdraw your application and create a new one in your My assist account is if you change your chosen study course before evaluation.
Important: Check the application deadline for your chosen study course before you withdraw your application and resubmit it. You have to submit the new application before the deadline expires.
Once we have processed your documents, you can no longer delete them.
Do you want to update a document that we have already processed? Then simply upload a newer version of it. We will then take the newest version into consideration when we process your documents again.
Please do not register multiple times.