Application Process

Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences does not charge any tuition fees.
Please note that admission to all bachelor’s degree and certain master’s degree programmes is only possible at the beginning of every academic year, starting in September.
Current list of study programmes
Attention: All your papers must be translated into German or English and officially certified!

Application deadlines:
 winter semestersummer semester
All programmes1st June - 31th August              

1st December - 15th February

(only TIME M.Sc., Energy Efficiency M.Eng., Comp. Sc. M.Sc., Digital Media M.Sc., Media Informatics B.Sc./M.Sc., IT-Security B.Sc.

German preparation course1st June-10th August1st December-31st January

We strongly advise you to apply well in advance (at least 4 weeks before the final deadline), in case there are any questions or if missing documents have to be submitted.


Students with a German Abitur or university degree can apply directly at THB.

All applications from non-German students with a non German school leaving exam or university degree have to be pre-checked by the “Application Services for International Students” association (uni-assist) to ensure they are complete and meet all of the necessary formal requirements. Please note that there is a fee for this service.
Uni-Assist lets applicants apply for admission to several universities of their choice by submitting only one set of documents.

You should submit the following documents to*:
Technische Hochschule Brandenburg
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin, Germany

  • A copy of your school leaving certificate in the original language
  • A translation of your school leaving certificate in German or English
  • If available, documentation verifying that you have passed an entrance examination for a university in your own country and a translation of this document in German or English
  • If available, documentation of completed study periods and a translation of this in German or English
  • Documentation verifying your German language skills (see language requirements below)
  • Applicants from China, Vietnam, Mongolia and India must submit an APS certificate. Please inquire about it at the German Embassy.
  • Applicants for the following programmes: Business Administration (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Technology and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (M.Sc.), Business Systems Engineering (M.Sc.) , Digitalization & Management (M.Sc.) and Security Management (M.Sc.) should include documentation of their English skills (B1 level for bachelor’s degree and Business Information System Engineering, B2 or higher level for the other master’s degrees) - documentation should not be older than 3 years.

We recommend that you have these documents translated in good time by a sworn translator and then have them authenticated by a notary public, a public authority or embassy.

Certified / officially authenticated copy

Official authentication is the confirmation (stamp/seal and signature) of the authenticity of a photocopy of a certificate by an authorized body:

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Germany: The following public bodies may provide official authentication: Municipal administrations, county administrations and lower administration authorities, e.g. local mayors and officials, city administrations (city hall), district authorities, courts and notaries. Other countries: The following bodies are authorized to provide official authentication: the diplomatic missions of the Federal Republic of Germany and authorities and notaries authorized to provide official authentication in the respective country.

You do not have a direct university entrance qualification (HZB)?

If your secondary school leaving certificate is not considered to be equivalent to the German “Abitur” or “Reifezeugnis” and you were not enrolled at a higher education institute prior to applying to Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, you will not be directly admitted to the degree programme. In this case, you have the option of taking a university entrance examination, called a “Feststellungsprüfung”, at a “Studienkolleg” preparatory course institution. Passing this exam will enable you to study at Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. The“Feststellungsprüfung” certificate is required for your application.
You can also apply for our one-year "ESiSt - Successful start in university studies for international students in Brandenburg" study preparation programme in cooperation with Potsdam University. You will need to apply through uni-assist by 15th July. A B2 level in German is required.

Language proficiency requirements (only for degree-seeking students)

Nobody is perfect in a foreign language. Nonetheless, in order to study at our university you have to pass one of the following examinations in German as a Foreign Language:

  • DSH-examination level 2
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 at the Goethe Institute,
  • German Language Certificate (level 2) of the Education Ministers Conference (Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe 2)
  • TestDaF - 4x4 points or higher
  • TELC C1 Hochschulewith a result of "befriedigend" or better

Brandenburg University offers an intensive preparatory German course called "Deutschplus".
Please apply via uni-assist by 31st January for the summer semester or 10th August for the winter semester. You must meet the admission requirements and submit a German language certificate at the B2 level.


There are exceptions to these requirements if you want to study at our university for only one or two semesters or if you are a student at one of our partner universities.
To make your stay in Germany easier, we recommend taking a German language course in your home country before coming to Germany. If you come to Germany and have already passed one of the required examinations, you will have overcome an important hurdle and saved yourself a lot of trouble. Please contact us if you would like further information on such courses.

Academic calendar
Winter semester 2022/2023 Thursday

1 Sep 22

to Tuesday

 28 Feb 23   
Lecture periodMonday

26 Sep 22

to Saturday

 21 Jan 23   
Information day for beginnersMonday

19 Sep 22


Introductory weekMonday19 Sep 22to Friday 23 Sep 22   
Lecture-free daysMonday03 Oct 22German Unity Day   
 Monday31 Oct 22Reformation Day   
 Saturday24 Dec 22to Saturday 07 Jan 23 (Christmas and New Year holidays)   
Registration for summer semester byto be determined 


Examination periodMonday23 Jan 23

to Saturday

 11 Feb 23   
Summer semester 2023Wednesday1 Mar 23to Thursday 31 Aug 23   
Lecture periodMonday20 Mar 23

to Saturday

 01 Jul 23   
Open dayFriday26 May 23      
Lecture-free daysThursday06 Apr 23to Tuesday 11 Apr 23 (Easter)   
 Monday01 May 23Labour Day   
 Thursday18 May 23to Friday19 May 23 (Ascension)   
 Monday29 May 23Pentecost   
Registration for winter semester byto be determined


Examination periodMonday

03 Jul 23

Saturday 22 Jul 23   



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