Applicant group

Applicants that share a similar background such as a similar educational background or the same citizenship.

Each university defines its own applicant groups.

The following criteria may be used to define applicant groups:

  • the country in which you have acquired your certificates (Germany / EU member states / non-member states)
  • citizenship (sometimes also being married to a German citizen)
  • the course of study you wish to apply for
  • if you wish to apply for the Studienkolleg (preparatory course) or a prepatory German language course
  • if you wish to apply for undergraduate studies after having passed the „Feststellungsprüfung“ (University entrance exam)
  • if you wish to apply for a higher course semester

When you inform yourself at the university about whether to apply through uni-assist, please give information on the above mentioned criteria. This ensures that you will receive a helpful answer.

See also: Studienkolleg (preparatory course), Preparatory German language course, Feststellungsprüfung (university qualification exam), Course semester