You may pay the fees for your uni-assist application either by bank transfer or by credit card. On this page, you will find out how it works.
What is the payment deadline?
The deadline is the same as for your application. This is why it is important to enquire about application deadlines with the universities.
Two important notes:
- The relevant date to meet the deadline is the date on which we received your payment.
- We are unable to process your application before you have paid the handling fee in full.
This is why we recommend payments to be made as early as possible!
3D Secure Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
If using a 3D Secure credit card, you can make your payments easily with your uni-assist online account. Both Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Payments with 3D Secure offer increased security for credit card transactions. In order to use this system, you need to be already signed up for the 3D Secure system. For further information, please contact your bank.
Sometimes, payments with credit cards from certain countries may not be accepted by the bank for security reasons. Also, transfers to us may be rejected. Ask your bank about international transactions.
Further information can be found on the website of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
You have the following options:
Sofortüberweisung (Pay now)
If using Pay now, you may make your payment using your uni-assist online account.
From there, we will redirect you to the Pay now site. You can then pay using your online banking data and a TAN.
You can currently use the Pay now option with a bank account from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
Using a bank transfer, you may transfer the handling fees via your bank – including by online banking. Make sure to plan enough time for your payment to arrive. Keep in mind that bank holidays may delay your payment.
Important notes on international bank transfers
Some banks charge additional fees for international transfers to Germany. This is true especially for transfers in a currency other than Euros. You are responsible for paying these fees. Your bank can give you information on any additional transfer fees.
Please note: 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.
Alternative: Bank transfers from a German bank account generally do not incur additional fees. You may ask friends or relatives with a German bank account to do the transfer for you.
Payment by friends or relatives
Another person can pay the handling fees for you. Separate transfers must be made for each individual applicant. This helps us avoid problems linking payments to applicants.
Paying for multiple universities
When applying to multiple universities, please transfer the total amount in a single payment. This speeds up the process of linking the payment to you and you save money on additional transfers.