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Admission requirements for undergraduate degree courses in Germany vary between institutions; however universities could require any or all of the following:
Depending on the university, your chosen course may have further admission criteria. For example, you may be required to take part in a selection process or sit an aptitude test. Very occasionally, as part of the application process, a university or state authority may require proof of 12 years of schooling as this is the minimum standard for German students. If you have any questions regarding the criteria for your course, contact the International Office of the university directly. The university makes the final decision on your application.
German universities have strict application deadlines. The application deadline for courses starting in the winter semester (typically begins on 1 October) is 15 July. This includes courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. The deadline for courses starting in the summer semester (typically begins on 1 April) is 15 January. However, some courses have different deadlines depending on the university and the course. Check the deadline for your selected course with your university.
Predicted grades (also called ‘forecast grades’) issued by your school will not be accepted as evidence of academic achievement. One of the following must be submitted as part of your application documentation:
If you have received your final Cambridge certificate, you should submit it. Universities will expect to receive this certificate if it has been issued. Further guidelines on this can be found on the uni-assist website
Please note: students who take Cambridge International AS & A Levels in our June series of exams receive their results documentation in mid-August. This means if your chosen institution has an application deadline of 15 July, you will not be able to meet that deadline. It is vital to check application deadlines and certification requirements with your chosen institution before applying.
The admissions procedure varies depending on the university and the course. Your chosen degree course will determine which procedure you need to follow.
First, find out whether your selected course has any admission restrictions. Courses with admission restrictions are referred to as numerus clausus or NC courses. NC is an abbreviation for the Latin ‘numerus clausus’, which means ‘limited number’. Admission is restricted because there are generally more applications than available places.
It is best to contact the International Office at your chosen university before submitting an application. They will let you know:
You can find contact details of International Offices on the following websites:
You can make your application:
For courses with no restrictions, you generally apply directly to the institution - although here too, there will be set deadlines to meet.
Courses in the arts, music, design or sport generally require you to undergo a separate admission procedure. The International Office at your chosen university will advise you how to proceed.