Bachelor & Staatsexamen
If you start your university studies in Germany, you will usually conclude them with a bachelor degree. The Staatsexamen is currently the most common degree for courses such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and law. Find out now what you should know about admission requirements.
University entrance qualification
If you wish to study a bachelor or Staatsexamen course, you will need a University entrance qualification, called a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”. These are educational certificates which prove that you are qualified to study at a German university - especially your school leaving certificate. Depending on your country of origin, several semesters of university studies in that country may additionally be required.
Are you unsure if you have a University entrance qualification? Use our tool "Check: university admission" to find out.
Your result – what happens next?
German language proficiency
In Germany, most courses are taught in German. Therefore, you need to show adequate proficiency in German.
Tip: If your German language proficiency is not sufficient yet, many universities offer a preparatory German language course. For more Information, please contact the university of your choice.
To ensure a successful application, get information from the uni-assist universities about your options and criteria for your desired course of study.
Applications to the first Staatsexamen course semester in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy
Please note: In the following cases, applications are handled via hochschulstart.de and not by uni-assist:
- If you are a German, EU or EEA citizen or
- if you have a German Abitur or
- if you live in Germany and a member of your family (spouse, parents or child) is a German, EU or EEA citizen.
You can find more information at hochschulstart.de.