You can apply for a place in a german university in many different ways. Of course your options depend all on the subject you wish to study and also where you are from. All universities have different varieties of requirement especially ones with different subjects.
The following steps will help you for when you apply for a bachelor’s degree on a german university :
Choose the University and the Bachelor program
The First thing you need is to decide what kind of bachelor’s program is ideal for you and which university to go to. There are a lot of universities and study programs for international students that offer a lot of different subjects to study in Germany
You must visit the university website. Usually, every university’s website has a particular section where application requirements are explained in details. The uni-assist application portal or the foundation for admission to higher education can offer you available forms and info material,which are different from one another depending on tha application procedure for the university. You’ll need the following:
- Your highschool diploma(copy of it) or some other degree you completed previously;
- Motivation letter;
- Proof that you can speak german or/and english;
- Application fee;
- Your passports copy;
- The course modules and grades translation.
- University application deadlines for Germany
From the end of may to the 15th of july will be the application deadline for winter enrolement.
From the beginning of December to the 15th of january will be the application deadline for summer enrolment.
Prepare financial means
If youre not a eu or eea international student then youre gonna need a german student visa to study in Germany and youll be required to be financially capable to handle the cost of studying and living in Germany. Youre required to have a minimum of €8,640 which should be issued a student visa in a blocked account.
Youll need to prepare for the fact that there might be costs for any certification and german language test that youll be required to take. There are fees most of the time even for the application itself. The assesment of a preliminary reviewof your documents and of your certificates will cost 75 eur for the first higher education institution if you apply through uni-assist.
Each additional application within a semester costs 15 EUR per university. In order to have your application documents examined, the universities will charge an administration fee. Only when the fee is paid then the application will be processed.
Final steps after receiving your acceptance letter
There are few extra steps after the application process when we are talking about studying in Germany:
You are required to get your health insurance settled. The health insurance in your country may work in germany if youre coming from a country that is in the EU. But youll definetly be needing an EHIC(european health insurance card).
If youre coming from a country that is outside of the EU then apply for a german student visa.
You need to get yourself a residence permit aftër you arrive to Germany and in order to do that you need to have health insurance.
Once you arrive in germany students must officially enroll in the universitybefore they can start their classes. Theyre required to do this at the beginning of every semester in Germany, paying around 150 to 250 EUR/semester enrolment tax.