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.

Process:

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

Documents:
  • 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 and Vietnam must submit an APS certificate. See: http://www.aps.org.cn/ 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.

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.
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.


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 - 4x4 points or higher
  • TELC C1 Hochschule

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.

Waivers

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 2020/2021 Tuesday

1 Sep 20

to Sunday

28 Feb 21
Lecture periodMonday

28 Sep 20

to Saturday

23 Jan 21
Immatriculation ceremony (virtual)Monday

21 Sep 20

 

Lecture-free days
Monday21 Dec 20to Saturday02 Jan 21
Registration for summer semester byFriday22 Jan 21

 

End of examination periodSaturday13 Feb 21

 

Lecture-free periodMonday15 Feb 21to Saturday 13 Mar 21
Summer semester 2021Monday1 Mar 21to Tuesday31 Aug 21
Lecture periodMonday15 Mar 21

to Saturday

26 Jun 21
Open dayFriday28 May 21
Lecture-free days

Thursday 

 Thursday

Monday

01 Apr 21

13 May 21

24 May 21

to Tuesday

to Friday

 

6 Apr 21

14 May 21

 

Registration for winter semester bySunday

25 July 21

End of examination periodSaturday

17 Jul 21

Lecture-free periodMonday

19 Jul 21

to Saturday

 

 

 
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