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Your path to a Bachelor's degree at the UE

The application deadline for the winter semester is September 1st* and for the summer semester February 28th (Non-EU: February 5th). After these deadlines, there will be a waiting list procedure for available study places each semester. If you already have a valid student visa for Germany, you can apply within the official application deadline.

* Please take into consideration delays e.g. with entry visa.

 

 

Application for a business, tech or sports degree

You can apply a year in advance for your desired semester start. You can complete the entrance examination without having a high-school diploma or an equivalent certificate one year before you plan to start your studies. That gives you certainty one year before about whether you will be accepted to study at UE or not. For sports sciences, there is an additional aptitude test required.

The following requirements apply for the start of a Bachelor's degree:

  • General higher education entrance qualification or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences incl. practical parts*.
  • Successful admission procedure: As a rule, this is an entrance test. For our study programmes in sports sciences, the entrance test is replaced by the proof of sport aptitude. The proof provided must not be older than two years. If the sports aptitude test is taken at UE, a medical certificate confirming unrestricted fitness for sports and swimming must be submitted.
  • The medical certificate must not be older than twelve months on the date of application. In addition, applicants under the age of 18 must submit a declaration of consent from their legal guardians to take the sports aptitude test.

We offer regular appointments for our sports aptitude test at our campus in Iserlohn.

There is no restriction by NC (Numerus Clausus).

 

*In exceptional cases, it is also possible to study without the general (technical) university entrance qualification. This requires a completed vocational training, at least two years of work experience in a subject-related vocational training and enrolment in a subject-related degree programme.

Achievements in degree programmes at other state or state-recognised higher education institutions as well as achievements made outside of higher education are recognised upon application, provided that their equivalence with the achievements in the degree programme in question has been established. Equivalence shall be established if no significant difference can be proven and the achievements essentially correspond in content, scope and requirements to the study programme for which recognition is applied for. The examination board is responsible for this. The specific requirements for recognition and the exact procedure for this are regulated in the relevant examination regulations for the studyprogramme.

To apply, please complete our online application form in full. Upload your curriculum vitae, a copy of your identity card and a copy of your high-school/ Bachelor's diploma and transcript or equivalent. Please also prepare a motivation letter (min 500 words). After your successful upload, you are required to undertake an admission test.

 

If you do not have a current school leaving certificate, please submit the most recent upper secondary school report. As soon as we have received your signed contract, we will issue you with a letter of admission.

 

Reservation fee (only for Non-EU citizens)

Once you are accepted as a student, you will be asked to pay a reservation fee of 3.000 €. The reservation fee is a one-time payment that will secure your spot and will be deducted from the total cost of the programme.

English language certificate 

 

- IELTS 5.5 overall 

- TOEFL iBT72 

- TOEFL ITP (paper based) 543 

- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59 

- Pearson Test of English (General) Level 1 

- Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency 160 overall 

- Cambridge Exam First (FCE) 

- TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150 

- PASSWORD 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in each component) 

- EF SET (50-minute Test) 51 (only for students applying with an MOI letter) 

- Duolingo 90 

 

Application for an Art & Design degree

You can apply a year in advance for your desired semester start. Admission criteria for a place at UE are the university entrance qualification* and a portfolio (see the requirements on the respective study programme page).

* In certain cases, you can also study without a school leaving certificate. The prerequisite is that you have a vocational qualification and then at least two years of work experience and wish to study a degree relevant to your experience.

a group of illustration student having a painting lesson at UE Campus Berlin

The basic admission requirement for the Bachelor's degree at UE is the higher education entrance qualification*. We will check your prerequisites and inform you immediately after submission of the documents whether you can be admitted to the study programme. 

* In certain cases, you may also be able to study without a high school diploma. In such cases you will need to have a minimum of three year’s professional experience, and be enrolling in a programme relevant to that experience. 

To apply, please complete our online application form in full. To do so, upload your CV, a copy of your identity card and high-school/ Bachelor's diploma and transcript or equivalent occupational diploma officially translated to English or German. Please also prepare a motivation letter (min 500 words) and your portfolio. As soon as we have received your signed contract, we will issue you with a letter of admission. 

 

Important: During the application stage, you must have already decided for one of our study programmes that you would like to apply for. However, you can change the study programme at a later stage if you wish to do so.

 

Reservation fee (only for Non-EU citizens): Once you are accepted as a student, you will be asked to pay a reservation fee of 3.000 €. The reservation fee is a one-time payment that will secure your spot and will be deducted from the total cost of the study programme.

English language certificate 

 

- IELTS 5.5 overall 

- TOEFL iBT72 

- TOEFL ITP (paper based) 543 

- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59 

- Pearson Test of English (General) Level 1 

- Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency 160 overall 

- Cambridge Exam First (FCE) 

- TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150 

- PASSWORD 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in each component) 

- EF SET (50-minute Test) 51 (only for students applying with an MOI letter) 

- Duolingo 90 

 

Application for Dual study degrees at UE

The basic admission requirement for the dual Bachelor's degrees at UE is the higher education entrance qualification. Please note that the majority of our dual degrees are currently restricted to German and EU applicants. Most of our dual programmes are currently offered in German (with a few selected modules offered in English).

The basic admission requirements for a dual study programme at UE are a high-school or Bachelor's diploma.

In addition, proof of your employment contract with a practice partner company at the start of your studies (can be submitted later, but before the start of the semester).
For UX/UI Design, 3 work samples, e.g. drafts of an app, website, interactive application or 3D renderings of objects/spaces are relevant.

To apply, please complete our online application form in full. To do so, upload your CV, a copy of your identity card and a copy of your high-school leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification. As soon as we have received your signed contract, we will issue you with a letter of admission. Please prepare a letter of motivation for the respective practice partner company.
 

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