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Apply correctly with foreign certificates (Bachelor / State examination)

We are pleased that you have decided to study at the University of Kassel! There aredifferent application procedures.

Step-by-step instructions

Here you will find step-by-step instructions for applying for a study place with foreign certificates. Further procedures:

Application with foreign certificates (Bachelor's degree or state examination)

  1. 1. Degree

    If you want to study with us, you need a recognized school leaving certificate or, in the case of a master’s degree, a university degree. Your nationality does not matter - your qualification only has to be comparable to a German qualification.


    I do not meet the requirements. What can I do?

    1. My degree is not enough for a degree.
      Then there is the possibility of attending the one-year preparatory college at the University of Kassel. The preparatory college prepares prospective students with foreign certificates for studying at German universities. The preparation takes place in specialty courses and depends on the subject that the prospective students would like to study at the university. To do this, you need proven German language skills at level B1. That is at least 400 German lessons. At the end of a course, an exam is taken to determine whether the students at the preparatory college are suitable for university studies. During the time at the preparatory college, students are enrolled at the University of Kassel. Important: you must first find out aboutuni-assist have applied and received a "conditional admission to the preparatory college". Since the places are very tight, you have to take an entrance exam beforehand. The application deadline is April 30th of each year. Please read on here: Studienkolleg of the University of Kassel.
    2. My knowledge of German is insufficient.
      You can apply for a preparatory language course from 800 documented teaching hours or level B2. There you will be prepared for the DSH exam. The exam can be taken with at least 1,000 lessons or level C1 - also at the University of Kassel. Further information is available here: DSH exam at the University of Kassel.
  2. 2. Knowledge of German

    • How good must mine German language skills be? I can read here which German language certificates the University of Kassel accepts: Proof of German language skills
    • How good must mine English language skills be? You can find out the required level in the admission requirements. I can read which English language certificates the University of Kassel accepts here: Language certificates for a foreign language

    Depending on the course of study, the language of instruction can be German, English or even German and English. You must prove your language skills with a language certificate when you apply for a study place.

  3. 3. Other requirements

    • I find out more about the other admission requirements on the Application and Admission page.
  4. 4. Deadlines

    • I find out about the deadlines on the homepage of this degree program and apply early.

    The Standard application deadline with foreign certificates ends on July 15th for the winter semester and on January 15th for the summer semester. These deadlines apply to many degree programs, but not to all.

    For some courses there is also Deadlines for entrance and proficiency tests. You can also find out about these deadlines on the homepage of the degree program.

  5. 5. Application

    uni-assist

    • I find out more about the application process on the uni-assist website: "Apply".
    • If necessary, I watch the webinars on the application process via uni-assist.

    As a prospective student (including Germans and EU citizens) with a first professional qualification from abroad, you must apply always apply via uni-assist. uni-assist is the German service point for international student applications and processes international student applications.

    Uploading the documents in the uni-assist portal is not enough. You must also transfer the application fee and send your application set to uni-assist by post.

  6. 6. Application

    Documents

    • I find out about the required documents on the homepage of the degree program.
    • I am checking the country information on the uni-assist website: Country information.
    • I read the uni-assist information on official certifications and sworn translations: Certifications and translations.
    • I have the documents to be submitted translated into German or English.
    • I get officially certified copies of certificates and translations.
    • I make digital copies of the original documents and certificates.
  7. 7. Application

    • I use a desktop PC or a laptop.
    • I open the website of the uni-assist application portal: Apply online.
    • I click on "To the online portal" and "Registration". After registering, I will receive an activation link by email.
    • I then fill the Application request and upload the documents.
    • I inform myself here about the fees: Uni-assist processing costs and pay the amount.
    • I will send all officially certified copies by post to uni-assist.
    • I will receive a confirmation of receipt by email.

    The online application forms are complex and cannot be filled out with a smartphone. Take some time and use a laptop or PC.

  8. 8. Application

    Procedure

    • I wait for the result of the check from uni-assist and - if necessary - hand in additional documents.

    uni-assist checks whether you meet the formal requirements for admission to the University of Kassel. You will receive the result after approx. 4-6 weeks by email and by post. If the formal requirements are met, your data will be forwarded to the University of Kassel.

    If you meet the formal requirements for admission to university Not your documents will not be forwarded to the University of Kassel.


    Procedure when the documents are available from the University of Kassel

    The application application is first formally checked: Have all the documents been submitted? Are the formal requirements met?

    If it is found in the course of the procedure that documents are missing, the applicants will be informed of this by email. The grace period is specified in the email.

    Depending on the course of study, it can take up to six weeks for you to receive the result.Please refrain from further inquiries during this time.

  9. 9. Confirmation and Visa

    • I will receive one in the mail and by email positive decision from the University of Kassel.
      • If necessary, I have to submit documents later.
    • Do i need a visa? If so, I can apply for this with the positive decision at the German embassy or a German consulate in my home country. For the visa application, I need a positive decision from the University of Kassel, proof of funding for studies and proof of health insurance.
    1. Prospective students from EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland generally do not need an entry visa. An identity card is sufficient for entry.
    2. Prospective students from all other non-EU countries need a visa to enter the country. You should apply for this as early as possible at the German embassy or a German consulate in your home country or country of residence. If you are accompanied by your spouse or children during your stay, it is advisable to submit the applications for you and family members at the same time - even if your family does not arrive until a few weeks after you. Detailed information on obtaining a visa
    3. Prospective students from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and the USA do not require a visa to enter the country. However, for longer stays over three months you need a residence permit. You can apply for this at the responsible immigration authority in Germany after entering Germany.

    Further information on preparation in your home country can be found here: Welcome Center - Preparations in your home country

  10. 10. Arrival and arrival

    Before arrival:


    After the arrival:

    • Where do i arrive? Will i be picked up?
    • What to do if something goes wrong on the trip?
    • Where can I go shopping on weekends / public holidays?
    • Moving into the apartment / room. Where do I pick up my key?
    • I register with the citizen's office in the city with the confirmation of the accommodation provider.
    • I am opening a bank account.
    • I find out about emergency numbers / hospitals.

    Arrive early. We recommend that you do this before April 1st when starting your studies for summer semester and before October 1 when starting your studies for Winter semester to be in Kassel.


    Starter package (including bed linen)

    So that you can approach your first days in Kassel a little more relaxed, the Studierendenwerk offers initial equipment in different versions that can be purchased on site or in advance when booking the room. Bed linen, duvets and pillows, cooking utensils and dishes - we make sure that you are equipped with all important utensils cost-effectively right from the start


    Lease agreement and home owner confirmation

    When you move in, you will receive the co-contract and a confirmation of the accommodation provider from the landlord, which you must present when registering at the Citizens' Registration Office. It is best to print out this confirmation and have it signed by the landlord when you move in.


    Bank account
    You need an account with a German financial institution to pay bills or your rent. If you have opened an account (also known as a current account), you will receive an EC card. You can use it to make cashless payments in most shops and withdraw money from ATMs. If you work in Germany, your salary will also be transferred to your German bank account.


    So that you can start the semester safely, find out where you can get help in the event that an accident or illness will hopefully not occur. https://www.uni-kassel.de/uni/international/nach-kassel-kommen/welcome-centre/leben-in-deutschland/gesundheit

  11. 11. Enrollment

    • I fill out the registration application: https://www.uni-kassel.de/go/einschreibfrage
    • I submit the signed application digitally or by post to the student office. If available, I enclose a certificate from my health insurance company in Germany with the application.

    The student secretariat needs some time to complete your enrollment. You will then receive the notification of enrollment with further information on paying the semester fee, the CampusCard and the introductory events in digital form.

    You can enroll before or after your entry. The enrollment can only be fully completed if you provide an address in Germany and proof of health insurance.

  12. 12. Semester fee

    • I transfer the semester fee on time.
    • When transferring from abroad, I take the processing fee into account.

    For the course there are fees for each semester (administration fee, student union, semester ticket, AStA). About the exact amount that Payment deadlines and formalities for the semester fee can be found here: semester fee

    You should transfer the semester fee to the account of the University of Kassel within 14 days of receiving the notification. Otherwise your enrollment will be canceled and your place will be given to another prospective student.


    Since transfers from abroad are chargeable, you should transfer the semester fee after receiving your visa. You did not receive your visa or did not receive it in time? You can carry over your application to the next possible semester. Please read the information in the letter of admission and pay attention to the deadlines.

  13. 13. CampusCard, UniAccount

    • I receive the CampusCard after the semester fee has been received by the University of Kassel.
    • I get my UniAccount.

    The CampusCard is yours Student ID for the entire duration of your studies. It is also yours at the same time Semester ticket and has other functions: library card, Culture ticket, Payment card in the cafeteria, copy card, etc. Further information is available here: CampusCard


    After successfully enrolling, you will receive a uni account. This is already set up and only needs to be activated by you. The UniAccount is the central access to the online services:

    • Email account
    • Access to eCampus (including HIS-POS, Moodle, etc.)
    • Access to the university's WiFi network
    • Registration at the PC workstations in the computer pool rooms.

    Further information can be found on the ITS website. https://www.uni-kassel.de/its-handbuch/identitaetsmanagement/uniaccount.html

  14. 14. Introduction

    • I inform myself on the bottom "Introduction and start of studies ".
    • I attend the introductory week for international students: orientation week
    • I visit theIntroductory events in the first week of the semester (before the regular events) and find out about the timetable there.

    Orientation week

    During this week you will receive a lot of information about living and studying in Kassel, getting to know the campus and, above all, many other international students and the Welcome Center tutors.


    In the Introductory events will the central questions about the structure of the course answered. Here you will find tips and information about the organization of your studies and the course of your studies. The timetables are created during this time. And you will already get to know your future fellow students and the campus. So: definitely go there!

    Click here for the semester times of the University of Kassel: semester and course times


I do not meet the requirements. What can I do?

  1. My degree is not enough for a degree.
    Then there is the possibility of attending the one-year preparatory college at the University of Kassel. The preparatory college prepares prospective students with foreign certificates for studying at German universities. The preparation takes place in specialty courses and depends on the subject that the prospective students would like to study at the university. To do this, you need proven German language skills at level B1. That is at least 400 German lessons. At the end of a course, an exam is taken to determine whether the students of the preparatory college are suitable for university studies. During the time at the preparatory college, students are enrolled at the University of Kassel. Important: you need to find out about it first uni-assist have applied and received a "conditional admission to the preparatory college". Since the places are very tight, you have to take an entrance exam beforehand. The application deadline is April 30th of each year. Please read on here: Studienkolleg of the University of Kassel.
  2. My knowledge of German is insufficient.
    From 800 documented teaching hours orAt level B2 you can apply for a preparatory language course. There you will be prepared for the DSH exam. The exam can be taken with at least 1,000 lessons or level C1 - also at the University of Kassel. Further information is available here: DSH exam at the University of Kassel.

2. Application for a master’s degree

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have acquired a bachelor’s degree abroad that qualifies you for a profession, you must also contact the central assessment office in Berlin (uni-assist) apply. Additional documents are required for many master’s degree programs. The application process and the respective deadlines are described in detail on the respective course pages. Please read carefully the admission requirements for the course: Master's courses at the University of Kassel.

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