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University admission requirements

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>> secondary school certificates and - if existing - university certificates

You can check the homepage of the Conference of Education Ministers (Kultusministerkonferenz) to see if your documents meet the requirements. However, the final decision will be made by the universities.

Preparatory colleges in Rheinland-Pfalz:

Applicants who do not possess a valid qualification for a university entrance and would like to attend a preparatory college in Rheinland-Pfalz can apply directly to the following:

Applicants have to provide the following documents:

Secondary school and university diplomas

  • Qualification for university entrance (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) from your home country with transcripts. The Department of International Affairs determines whether this also makes you eligible to study at the post-secondary level in Germany. For more information please see under DAAD database for admission requirements.
  • Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants must have their documents verified by the Academic Evaluation Center in Peking or Ulan Bator, respectively. The original certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center must be included in the application.
  • Assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) from a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) for business-related studies: For students pursuing a business-related degree, only the “W” course at the preparatory college (concentration in the social sciences and administration) is accepted. The original assessment test certificate from your preparatory course must always be submitted along with the relevant documents from the secondary and post-secondary schools you previously attended in your home country.
  • Assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) from a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) for studies in Social Work or Health Care: To enroll in these programs of study, only “W” or “S” preparatory courses will be accepted (concentrations in the social sciences or humanities, respectively).  The original assessment test certificate from your preparatory course must always be submitted along with the relevant documents from the secondary and post-secondary schools previously attended in your home country.
  • Assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) from a preparatory college (Studienkolleg) for business information technology studies: For students pursuing a business-related degree, only the “W” and “T” courses at the preparatory college (concentration in the social sciences and administration) are accepted. The original assessment test certificate from your preparatory course must always be submitted along with the relevant documents from the secondary and post-secondary schools you previously attended in your home country.

For more information please see under.

Don’t worry if your documents are not complete – you may be able to study in Germany nevertheless, thanks to various procedures and possibilities.

For a check of your documents have a look at the following site (only available in German):

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