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Admission for international full-time students

Bachelor's programmes: Admission requirements and procedures

1. Qualifications

1.1. General conditions

To be admitted to a bachelor's degree programme at OTH Amberg-Weiden, you must first prove that you hold a general or subject-related German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent qualification), or a university entrance qualification gained abroad that has been formally recognized as being equivalent. If you hold a master craftsman’s certificate, you can get a subject-bound admission to one of our degree programmes. Applicants who do not fulfil the requirements should apply to a preparatory college (Studienkolleg).

1.2. Academic credentials earned outside Germany

All international applicants (including citizens of EU-member states) who have not obtained their higher education entrance qualification (i.e. secondary-school leaving certificate) in Germany must have their credentials reviewed and approved by UniAssist.  UniAssist will assess whether the applicant's qualifications meet our admission requirements. If the applicant qualifies for admission, Uni Assist will issue a so-called VDP (a preliminary examination document). Upon receipt of this document, you can apply for admission directly to OTH (here). For further information regarding the application process at our university, please click here.

1.3. Pre-Study Practical Placement

Applicants who have not completed a professional training – for example those who have just finished their secondary school education – or those who wish to change their field of study after leaving a technical college, have to complete a practical placement of six to twelve weeks (depending on the chosen programme) before they begin their studies at the University.

Exception: This placement can be done in full or part after the course start date if completing this training would delay the beginning of the studies unreasonably. However, exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

1.4. Additional requirements for non-German citizens

1.4.1. Language test

All applicants who are not German citizens and have earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany need to provide proof of sufficient German language skills for their studies. The following qualifications are recognised:

  • TestDaF, minimum level 3 in each partial examination, or
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung (DSH) minimum Level 1, or
  • TELC (The European Language Certificate) German, Level B2 Hochschule or B2+ Business German, or
  • DSD II German Language Certificate, Level 2 of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, or
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2, or
  • ÖSD Zertifikat B2, or
  • Final Examination(FSP) passed at a Preparatory College for Foreign Applicants in Germany (Studienkolleg), or
  • Certificate of German Language Proficiency recognised for the admission to a German University on the basis of a bilateral agreement or an agreement made by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) or the University Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
  • German Language Examination B2 (successfully passed) within the Preparatory Course for Refugees offered by the OTH (only recognised for admission to the OTH Amberg-Weiden)

1.4.2. Residence permit

Upon enrolment, all non-EU applicants must have a valid residence permit.  

2. Application Period

Most of the degree programmes start in the winter term. The application period for the winter term begins at the end of April and ends on 15 July. Late applications are not accepted.

The application form is available here.

3. Admission restrictions

The admission restrictions for each course of study are determined each year by the OTH Amberg-Weiden and then certified by the Bavarian Ministry of State for Science, Research and Arts.

Whether or not there is restricted admission (NC) depends on the number of applicants. Hence, it is not possible to determine beforehand which grade point average you need or how long you have to wait to get a university place.

4. Registration

After registration, you will officially be a student of the OTH Amberg-Weiden. Once you have provided certain documents (i.e. pre-study practical placement, health insurance, residence permit, etc.) you will receive an I.D. card, proof of study and further information materical.

5. Scholarships

If you have questions about the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), please contact Studentenwerk Oberfranken, Universitätsstraße 30, D-95447 Bayreuth, Tel.: +49 (921) 555-900.

6. Health insurance, accident and third-party insurance & fees

For further information please refer to the information sheet on registration (mailed together with certificates of admission) or visit the German homepage of our website.

Admission to a master programme

For your information: All of our master programmes are taught in German!

Applicants who earned an undergraduate degree at a German university/university of applied sciences can apply directly for admission to the OTH.

Applicants who have earned their undergraduate degree at an institution of higher education outside of Germany have to apply to Uni Assist first. Uni Assist will assess whether their qualifications meet the programme's requirements. The requirements also include sufficient language skills. The following German language certificates are accepted:

 

  • TestDaF, minimum level 3 in each partial examination, or
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung (DSH) minimum level 1, or
  • TELC (The European Language Certificate) German, level B2 Hochschule or B2+ Business German, or
  • DSD II German Language Certificate, Level 2 of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, or
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2, or
  • ÖSD Zertifikat B2, or
  • Final Examination (FSP) passed at a Preparatory College for Foreign Applicants in Germany (Studienkolleg), or
  • Certificate of German Language Proficiency recognised for the admission to a German University on the basis of a bilateral agreement or an agreement made by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) or the University Rectors’ Conference (HRK), or
  • German Language Examination B2 (successfully passed) within the Preparatory Course for Refugees offered by the OTH (only recognised for admission to the OTH Amberg-Weiden)

However, exceptions can be made in specific cases. You may, for instance, begin your studies and hand in the language certificate later.

 

2. Application and registration period

The application has to be made online to the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden within the registration period as indicated below.

Application period for the winter (fall) term (beginning: October 1st): End of April until July 15th (deadline!).

Application period for the summer (spring) term (beginning: March 15th): End of November until January 15th (deadline!).

3. Admission procedure

Admitted applicants will receive an information sheet listing all necessary information concerning the enrolment procedure.
In any case it is mandatory for all applicants to submit written proof of

  • health insurance and
  • valid residence permit (for all non-EU citizens).

ERASMUS+ exchange students

If you are a student at one of our partner universities and would like to study abroad at UAS Amberg-Weiden within the ERASMUS+ exchange programme, you should apply via the international office of your home institution. For detailed information about our institution, please see our Institutional Fact Sheet.

If your sending institution supports your request, we will ask you to submit the following documents:

Please send us these documents by 30 May for the winter term and 31 November for the summer term (see academic calendar).

To apply for your student dormitory, choose one of the following options:

Once you have been approved by UAS Amberg-Weiden to participate in the exchange programme, the staff of the International Office will help you find accommodation. They will also assign you to a buddy, i.e. a German student, who will be your mentor at the UAS Amberg-Weiden for the first weeks during your stay and will help you to settle in. 

Please make sure you have valid health insurance and consider getting a supplemental accident insurance policy.
An International Student Identity Card (ISIC) may also be helpful during your stay. The ISIC entitles you to discounts on flights, accommodation, travel, shopping and entertainment all around the world.

Admission for international full-time students

Bachelor's programmes: Admission requirements and procedures

1. Qualifications

1.1. General conditions

To be admitted to a bachelor's degree programme at OTH Amberg-Weiden, you must first prove that you hold a general or subject-related German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent qualification), or a university entrance qualification gained abroad that has been formally recognized as being equivalent. If you hold a master craftsman’s certificate, you can get a subject-bound admission to one of our degree programmes. Applicants who do not fulfil the requirements should apply to a preparatory college (Studienkolleg).

1.2. Academic credentials earned outside Germany

All international applicants (including citizens of EU-member states) who have not obtained their higher education entrance qualification (i.e. secondary-school leaving certificate) in Germany must have their credentials reviewed and approved by UniAssist.  UniAssist will assess whether the applicant's qualifications meet our admission requirements. If the applicant qualifies for admission, Uni Assist will issue a so-called VDP (a preliminary examination document). Upon receipt of this document, you can apply for admission directly to OTH (here). For further information regarding the application process at our university, please click here.

1.3. Pre-Study Practical Placement

Applicants who have not completed a professional training – for example those who have just finished their secondary school education – or those who wish to change their field of study after leaving a technical college, have to complete a practical placement of six to twelve weeks (depending on the chosen programme) before they begin their studies at the University.

Exception: This placement can be done in full or part after the course start date if completing this training would delay the beginning of the studies unreasonably. However, exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

1.4. Additional requirements for non-German citizens

1.4.1. Language test

All applicants who are not German citizens and have earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany need to provide proof of sufficient German language skills for their studies. The following qualifications are recognised:

  • TestDaF, minimum level 3 in each partial examination, or
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung (DSH) minimum Level 1, or
  • TELC (The European Language Certificate) German, Level B2 Hochschule or B2+ Business German, or
  • DSD II German Language Certificate, Level 2 of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, or
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2, or
  • ÖSD Zertifikat B2, or
  • Final Examination(FSP) passed at a Preparatory College for Foreign Applicants in Germany (Studienkolleg), or
  • Certificate of German Language Proficiency recognised for the admission to a German University on the basis of a bilateral agreement or an agreement made by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) or the University Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
  • German Language Examination B2 (successfully passed) within the Preparatory Course for Refugees offered by the OTH (only recognised for admission to the OTH Amberg-Weiden)

1.4.2. Residence permit

Upon enrolment, all non-EU applicants must have a valid residence permit.  

2. Application Period

Most of the degree programmes start in the winter term. The application period for the winter term begins at the end of April and ends on 15 July. Late applications are not accepted.

The application form is available here.

3. Admission restrictions

The admission restrictions for each course of study are determined each year by the OTH Amberg-Weiden and then certified by the Bavarian Ministry of State for Science, Research and Arts.

Whether or not there is restricted admission (NC) depends on the number of applicants. Hence, it is not possible to determine beforehand which grade point average you need or how long you have to wait to get a university place.

4. Registration

After registration, you will officially be a student of the OTH Amberg-Weiden. Once you have provided certain documents (i.e. pre-study practical placement, health insurance, residence permit, etc.) you will receive an I.D. card, proof of study and further information materical.

5. Scholarships

If you have questions about the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), please contact Studentenwerk Oberfranken, Universitätsstraße 30, D-95447 Bayreuth, Tel.: +49 (921) 555-900.

6. Health insurance, accident and third-party insurance & fees

For further information please refer to the information sheet on registration (mailed together with certificates of admission) or visit the German homepage of our website.

Admission to a master programme

For your information: All of our master programmes are taught in German!

Applicants who earned an undergraduate degree at a German university/university of applied sciences can apply directly for admission to the OTH.

Applicants who have earned their undergraduate degree at an institution of higher education outside of Germany have to apply to Uni Assist first. Uni Assist will assess whether their qualifications meet the programme's requirements. The requirements also include sufficient language skills. The following German language certificates are accepted:

 

  • TestDaF, minimum level 3 in each partial examination, or
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung (DSH) minimum level 1, or
  • TELC (The European Language Certificate) German, level B2 Hochschule or B2+ Business German, or
  • DSD II German Language Certificate, Level 2 of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, or
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2, or
  • ÖSD Zertifikat B2, or
  • Final Examination (FSP) passed at a Preparatory College for Foreign Applicants in Germany (Studienkolleg), or
  • Certificate of German Language Proficiency recognised for the admission to a German University on the basis of a bilateral agreement or an agreement made by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) or the University Rectors’ Conference (HRK), or
  • German Language Examination B2 (successfully passed) within the Preparatory Course for Refugees offered by the OTH (only recognised for admission to the OTH Amberg-Weiden)

However, exceptions can be made in specific cases. You may, for instance, begin your studies and hand in the language certificate later.

 

2. Application and registration period

The application has to be made online to the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden within the registration period as indicated below.

Application period for the winter (fall) term (beginning: October 1st): End of April until July 15th (deadline!).

Application period for the summer (spring) term (beginning: March 15th): End of November until January 15th (deadline!).

3. Admission procedure

Admitted applicants will receive an information sheet listing all necessary information concerning the enrolment procedure.
In any case it is mandatory for all applicants to submit written proof of

  • health insurance and
  • valid residence permit (for all non-EU citizens).

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