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

Application deadlines:
  • Programmes with restricted admission: 15th July
  • Programmes without restricted admission: 31th August for the winter semester, 15th February for the summer semester (TIM M.Sc., Energy Efficiency M.Eng. , Mechanical Engineering M.Eng., Informatics M.Sc.)
  • Participation in the German preparation course: 31st January, 10th August
  • Admission to a higher semester: 15th January, 15th July (directly at Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences)

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.


All applications from non-Germans 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, Mongolia and Vietnam must submit an APS certificate. See: or or inquire about it at the German Embassy.
  • Applicants for the following programmes: Business Administration (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Technology and Innovation Management (M.Sc.) and Security Management (M.Sc.) should include documentation of their English skills (B1 level for bachelor’s degree, B2 or higher level for the master’s CEF) - 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.
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 "Studienvorbereitung 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
  • First or second level examination at the Goethe Institute,
  • Advanced level examination at the Goethe Institute (ZOP),
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 at the Goethe Institute,
  • German Language Certificate (level 2) of the Education Ministers Conference (Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe 2)
  • TestDaF - 16 points or higher
  • TELC C1

We are happy to provide further information and advise you on these matters.
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 2018/2019 Saturday

1 Sep 18

to Thursday

28 Feb 19
Lecture periodMonday

1 Oct 18

to Saturday

26 Jan 19
Immatriculation ceremonyMonday

24 Sep 18


Lecture-free daysWednesday3 Oct 18Wednesday31 Oct 18
Monday24 Dec 18to Saturday05 Jan 19
Registration for summer semester byFridayto be decided


End of examination periodSaturday16 Feb 19


Lecture-free periodMonday18 Feb 19to Saturday 16 Mar 19
Summer semester 2019Friday1 Mar 19to Saturday31 Aug 19
Lecture periodMonday18 Mar 19

to Saturday

29 Jun 19
Open dayFridayto be decided
Lecture-free days





18 Ap 19

1 May 19

30 May 19

10 Jun 2019

to Tuesday


to Friday


23 Apr 19


31 May 19


Registration for winter semester byFriday

to be decided

End of examination periodSaturday

20 Jul 19

Lecture-free periodMonday

22 Jul 19

to Saturday



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