Studies with degree

You would like to study at Bergische Universität Wuppertal and obtain a degree.

If you have acquired your eligibility (e.g. Lise Diplomasi, Baccalaureat, Attestat) to study at Bergische Universität abroad, i.e. if you do not have a German university entrance qualification (German Abitur, German university degree, etc.), apply to study/German language course at Bergische Universität via the Working and service point for international student applications "uni-assist" (detailed application information can be found in the Download Center).  

Certificates must be uploaded via the uni-assist application portal along with all required documents as officially certified copies (amtlich beglaubigte Kopien). If you do not yet have a certified copy, you have the option of enclosing your certified copy with your enrolment documents at the latest when you enrol at the university or of presenting the original on site. Documents that are not in German or English must be uploaded in addition to the original as a certified translation (English or German).

IMPORTANT: This does not apply to the cases mentioned in the paragraph "Exceptions to the uni-assist application procedure".

If you have a German Abitur but completed your Bachelor's degree abroad, you must also apply for a Master's degree programme via uni-assist.

Application deadlines
For the summer semester: 15.11.-15.01.
For the winter semester: 15.05.-15.07.       

Please note that there are other deadlines and procedures for some degree programmes!

Prospective students who would like to apply for the preparatory German course in combination with a degree programme that is only offered in the winter semester for the first subject-related semester must apply to uni-assist for the summer semester 2023 for a higher subject-related semester in order to have their university entrance qualification checked.

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Detailed application information and the application for admission to the degree programme can be found in the "Download Center".

Exceptions to the uni-assist application procedure

  • Postal dispatch of the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right) with all the required documents listed on the application form to the Student admission and registration for international students by 15.1 (if applying for the summer semester) and by 15.7 (if applying for the winter semester)

  • International applicants who have already completed a Bachelor's degree in Germany and are interested in a Master's degree programme should apply directly to the relevant Master's examination board (please note the application deadlines of the respective Master's examination board) and then to the Student Admission and Registration for International Students.
  • The application deadline at the Student Admission and Registration for International Students is 15.4 for the summer semester and 15.10 for the winter semester. You can find the application for admission to the degree programme in the Download Center on the right.

Irrespective of the date of your prior enrolment, this applies in the case of:

  • a previous enrolment in a degree programme
  • a previous enrolment in the preparatory German course (if the DSH examination was successfully passed and then no enrolment in the subject-related course of studies took place at first)
  • a previous enrolment as an Erasmus or exchange student

Here, the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right), with all the required documents listed on the application form, must be sent by post to the Student admission and registration for International Students by 15.1 (for an application for the summer semester) and by 15.7 (for an application for the winter semester).

  • Postal dispatch of the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right) with all required documents listed on the application form to the Student admission and registration for international students  by 15.7 (this programme only starts in the winter semester).

  • Postal dispatch of the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right) with all required documents listed on the application form to the Student admission and registration for international students by 15.1 (for an application for the summer semester) and by 15.7 (for an application for the winter semester).

  • Postal dispatch of the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right) with all required documents listed on the application form to the Student admission and registration for international students by 15.7 (this programme only starts inthe winter semester).

  • Postal dispatch of the application form exception uni-assist (from the download centre on the right) with all required documents listed on the application form to the Student admission and registration for international students  by 15.7 (this programme only starts in the winter semester).

Special application procedure Master’s degree programme in Psychology

  • Application via www.uni-assist.de by 30.6
     
  • Registration as an applicant via the online portal of the Student Registry by 15.7
  • Application to the Master's Examination Board for Psychology by 15.7.

(Since you completed your schooling abroad and there is no selection option for this in the online portal of the Student Registry, you have two possibilities to circumvent the problem:

1. state that you completed your school-leaving certificate at a German school abroad (we will then correct the data when you enrol).

2. you state your German Bachelor's degree as your university entrance qualification).

  • Application via the online portal of the Student Registry by 15.7.
     
  • Application to the Master's Examination Board in Psychology by 15.7.

(Since you completed your schooling abroad and there is no selection option for this in the online portal of the Student Registry, you have two possibilities to circumvent the problem:

1. state that you completed your school-leaving certificate at a German school abroad (we will then correct the data when you enrol).

2. you state your German Bachelor's degree as your university entrance qualification).

Requirements for participation in German-language degree programmes

Before enrolling in a German-language degree programme at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, foreign-language applicants must prove that they have the German language skills required for admission to the degree programme.

Proof is provided by taking the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH) at least at the DSH-2 level. The prerequisite for the DSH conducted at the university is proof of German language skills at least at the C1 level.

Those who can present one of the following certificates are exempt from proving their linguistic ability to study in the form of the DSH-2:

  • TestDeutsch als Fremdsprache" (TestDaF) with at least the result TDN 4 in all partial examinations
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • Deutschen Sprachdiploms der Kultusministerkonferenz (German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) - Second Level (DSD II)
  • Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) of the Goethe-Institut
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule (university)

Your contact is Mrs Sarah Laureen Just
Tel: +49 (0)202 439-3836
Telephone consultation hours: Wednesday 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

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