Both domestic and international students are allowed to study free in Germany. That means both domestic and international students are exempted from paying tuition fees in public universities in Germany. In this article, we will provide information on the application requirements, application process and Application deadlines for international students hoping to study in Germany .
There are currently three media for submitting an application to German universities:
- The Trust for admission to higher education ( no application costs)
- Uni-assist ( application costs 75 euros)
- The university of your choice ( application processing fees would vary from one university to another)
Submit your application form with the following:
- A certified copy of your university entrance qualification (e.g. high school diploma, A levels)
- Duly signed and certified copies of all university certificates you have received.
- Passport photo
- Copy of your passport (page with your name and photo in it)
- Foreign language certificates if applicable
Winter semester: Applications open end of May to the 15th of July
Acceptance letters – August / September.
Rejection letters- September / October.
Summer semester enrolment: Applications for this entolement period will open in the beginning of December to 15 January
Acceptance letters – February / March.
Rejection letters- March / April.
NB These deadlines are only valid for most universities, always verify with your university of choice.
– Basic Qualification: A university entrance qualification: this is your school leaving certificate which typically qualifies you for university study.
– English or German Language Proficiency: Programs are taught in German or English. Knowledge of these languages is a prerequisite for admission to study this courses. If you want to study in the English language, you will need to show proof of English language proficiency.
– Aptitude Test: Known as the Test AS, this test is designed to assess your chances of completing your degree programme successfully. The test is comprised of three parts: the onscreen language test, the Core Test and subject-specific test modules.