Ap­plic­a­tion pro­ced­ure & Ad­mis­sion

How exactly does the application process work? Have I thought of everything? Which documents do I need? Answers to these questions can be found here!

How does the ap­plic­a­tion pro­ced­ure work?

How you have to apply depends on the degree programme you are applying for and on your university entrance qualification.
These procedures currently exist for the degree programmes:

Ap­plic­a­tion pro­ced­ures:

Application for admission-free Bachelor programmes

Step 1:
  • Within the application period, you register on the application portal of the HNU.

  • Even if you are applying for several courses at the HNU, you only need to register once.

  • If you have already applied for another semester in the past, you have to register again. After each application procedure all applicant data will be deleted.


Step 2:
  • You select the degree programmes for which you wish to apply and complete the relevant online forms.

Step 3:
  • Once you have completed everything, an application for admission will be generated in the portal for each degree programme you have chosen. You print out this application/these applications and sign them.

Step 4:

Now the application and all other required documents must arrive in hard copy at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences by the end of the application deadline.

These other documents must be included in any case:

  • Your diploma (or other proof of your university entrance qualification)
    (A simple copy is sufficient, a certification is not necessary.)
  • a gap-free curriculum vitae
    (Here you do not have to impress us, we just need to be able to track your educational and professional development on a monthly basis.)

You may be required to submit additional documents, such as certificates of traineeships, professional training or proof of volunteer work or military service.


Step 5:
  • Now the university will check your documents. If everything fits, you will receive an admission offer in the form of the notification of admission in the application portal.

  • In the notification of admission you will also find information on when you can enrol at the earliest and by when you must have enrolled at the latest.


Step 6:
  • As soon as the time has come when enrolment is possible, you can apply for enrolment in the applicant portal for your desired degree programme.

  • To do so, please fill out the corresponding online form. The applicant portal then generates the application for enrolment. You print it out and sign it.


Step 7:

The application for enrolment must be received by the university by the end of the enrolment period (the exact date can be found in the notification of admission). Together with the application you also have to submit some other documents. All the necessary documents for enrolment are listed in the letter of admission. These are usually:

  • a copy of your identity card (front and back) or passport
  • Your health insurance certificate
    (1 certificate + 2 notifications; see information sheet on student health insurance)
  • a receipt for the payment of the matriculation fee
    (e.g. a screenshot from online banking or a copy of the bank statement. A copy of the completed money transfer form is not sufficient.)

If the course of studies requires a pre-study internship:

  • Proof of the pre-study internship
    (If your pre-study internship is still running at that time, we need a certificate that it is running and when you are expected to complete it.)

You will also need to upload a passport photo.


Step 8:
  • Once we have checked your documents and everything is correct, you will be informed by e-mail that you are enrolled and you will receive your CampusCard (= student ID card) and your login details for the portals relevant to your studies by post.

Application for locally restricted Bachelor programmes

Step 1:
  • The first step is to register with hochschulstart.de

  • In the course of the registration you will receive a BID and a BAN number. Keep them safe - you will need them in the next step.

  • If you have already registered at hochschulstart.de, your login data will still be valid. So please remember them well.

  • Why hochschulstart.de? Because the central coordination of applications for degree programmes with restricted admission minimises the number of unused study places.


Step 2:
  • With this BID and BAN number, you register on the HNU application portal within the application period.

  • Even if you are applying for several courses at HNU, you only need to register once.

  • If you have already applied for another semester in the past, you have to register again. After each application procedure all applicant data will be deleted.


Step 3:
  • You select the degree programmes for which you wish to apply and complete the relevant online forms.

Step 4:
  • Once you have completed everything, an application for admission will be generated in the portal for each degree programme you have chosen. You print out this request(s) and sign it/them.

  • From this moment on, you can also view and prioritise the selected study programmes on hochschulstart.de.

  • Please be sure to observe the regulations on prioritisation and automatic study place allocation on hochschulstart.de!


Step 5:

Now the application and all other required documents must arrive in paper form at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences by the end of the application deadline.

In any case, the other documents include

  • Your diploma (or other proof of your university entrance qualification)
    (A simple copy is sufficient, a certification is not necessary)
  • a gap-free curriculum vitae
    (We need to be able to track your educational and professional development on a monthly basis.)

You may be required to submit additional documents, such as certificates of traineeships, professional training or services rendered.


Step 6:
  • Now the university checks your documents.
  • If everything fits, take part in the selection process. After the application deadline, all valid applications will be distributed among the available study places according to certain rules (e.g. according to grade, but also with quotas for criteria such as waiting time or "Study without A Level" ...).
  • The HNU reports the study place offers to hochschulstart.de and there you can then accept the offers within certain deadlines or the study places will be automatically allocated to you based on your prioritisation.

Important:

  • Please be sure to observe the regulations on prioritisation and the automatic allocation of study places on hochschulstart.de!
  • Once you have accepted a study place offer on hochschulstart.de or you have been awarded a study place due to the automated allocation process, your remaining applications on hochschulstart.de are irretrievably forfeited!
  • Because the allocation of study places is a very dynamic process, your status may change from day to day.


Step 7:
  • As soon as you have accepted a study place offer via hochschulstart.de or a study place has been assigned to you, you can apply for enrolment in the HNU application portal for this degree programme.

  • To do so, please fill in the corresponding online form. The applicant portal will then generate the enrollment request for you. You print it out and sign it.


Step 8:

The application for enrolment must be received by the university by the end of the enrolment period (the exact date can be found in the notification of admission). Together with the application you also have to submit some other documents. All the necessary documents for enrolment are listed in the letter of admission. These are usually:

  • a copy of your identity card (front and back) or passport
  • Your health insurance certificate
    (1 certificate + 2 notifications; see information sheet on student health insurance)
  • a receipt for the payment of the matriculation fee
    (e.g. a screenshot from online banking or a copy of the bank statement. A copy of the completed remittance slip is not sufficient.)

Falls der Studiengang ein Vorpraktikum erfordert:
If the degree programme requires a pre-internship:

  • Proof of pre-internship.
    If your pre-internship is ongoing at the time, then we will need a certificate stating that it is ongoing and when you expect to complete it.

You also need to upload a passport photo.


Step 9:
  • When we have checked your documents and everything is correct, you will be informed by e-mail that you are enrolled and you will receive your CampusCard (=student ID) and your login data for the portals relevant to your studies by post.

Application for Master degree programmes

Step 1:
  • You register in the HNU application portal within the application deadline.

  • Even if you are applying for several degree programs at HNU, you only need to register once.

  • If you had already applied for another semester in the past, you have to register again. After each application process, all applicant data will be deleted.


Step 2:
  • You select the degree programs for which you wish to apply and complete the appropriate online forms.

Step 3:
  • Once you have recorded everything and uploaded all required documents, submit the application(s) online.

Step 4:

To be uploaded in any case:

  •  Your Bachelor's degree certificate (or other proof of a university connection).
    Alternatively, you can submit a certificate from your university stating the expected final average grade (4.0-certificate). This certificate must show that you have successfully completed all of your examinations, that you have handed in your Bachelor's thesis, and that it has been evaluated with at least 4.0.
    (A simple copy is sufficient, a certification is not necessary)
  • a complete curriculum vitae
    here you don't have to impress us, we only need to be able to trace your educational and professional career to the exact month
  • a copy of your passport

You may need to submit additional documents, e.g. certificates of professional experience or language certificates.


Step 5:
  • Now the university checks your documents. If everything fits, you will receive an offer of admission in the form of an admission letter in the application portal.

  • In the admission notice, you will also find information about the earliest date from which you can enroll and the latest date by which you must have enrolled.


Step 6:
  • Once the time has come when enrollment is possible, you can apply for enrollment in the application portal for your desired degree programme.

  • To do this, fill out the corresponding online form and follow the further instructions.


Step 7:

By the end of the enrollment period (the exact date can be found in the admission letter), the application for enrollment must be submitted with some additional documents. All required documents for enrollment are listed in the admission notice.  These are usually:

  • a receipt for the payment of the enrollment fee
    (e.g. a screenshot from online banking or a copy of the bank statement. A copy of the filled out remittance slip is not sufficient.)
  • You must also upload a passport photo
  • You must request proof of insurance status from a statutory health insurance company. The health insurance company reports this digitally to the university. Even those who are exempt from compulsory insurance or privately insured must request this proof from a statutory health insurance company.

Step 8:
  • If we have checked your documents and everything is correct, you will be informed by e-mail that you are enrolled and you will receive your CampusCard (=student ID) and your login data for the portals relevant to your studies by mail.

Application for postgraduate studies

You can find out how to apply for a part-time continuing education programme on the website of the respective degree programme.

Degree programmes of Postgraduate Studies

Ap­plic­a­tion portal

Please use the application portal within the application periods of the degree programme to apply for a degree programme.

Im­port­ant in­form­a­tion

The described procedures apply to prospective students with a university entrance qualification entitling them to study at a university of applied sciences in Bavaria or, in the case of applications for Master's degree courses, with a successfully completed Bachelor's degree.

If you are not sure whether this is the case for you, you should inform yourself separately. For example at:

Fre­quently asked ques­tions

Here you will find frequently asked questions on the topics of "Application" and "Admission", e.g. Where can I find the application deadlines?

Ap­plic­a­tion for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents

Are you from abroad? Find out how you can apply to study at HNU.

Ap­plic­a­tion for a change of uni­versity or de­gree pro­gramme

Here you will find all the information you need about applying if you are planning to change university or degree programme.

Can I study without without a uni­versity en­trance qual­i­fic­a­tion?

You do not necessarily have to have a A Level or a school-leaving certificate from a university of applied sciences in order to study.

In­form­a­tion on ad­mis­sion

If you meet the admission requirements of the respective programme, the further allocation procedure depends on whether the programme is open or restricted.

You can also find out which admission mode applies to your desired degree program on the program's website.

What does "approval-free" mean?

You will definitely get a place in a programme without restricted admission if you

  1. meet the admission requirements* and
  2. register/apply “in due form and time.”

“In due form” means that you register using the designated means and forms (i.e. not via email, for instance) and that all of your supporting documents are complete by the registration deadline.

“In due time” means that all of your documents must have been received by HNU by the respective deadline for registration.

Your marks are not relevant for admission.* There is no selection process, nor is there a numerus clausus.

Please note: receiving an admission notification following your registration does not mean that you are enrolled at HNU. In order to actually study at HNU, the next step is to enrol within the stipulated enrolment period.

* Attention applicants for Master's programs: Even if the program has no restrictions on admission, your grade usually plays a role - namely as part of the admission requirements.

What does "(locally) restricted" mean?

"Restricted admission" means that only a certain number of students can be admitted to this programme each semester. This is referred to as the "capacity," and it is defined in the Admission Capacity Statutes. If the number of valid applications submitted within an application period exceeds the number of available places, applicants are ranked according to certain criteria (generally transcript marks) and admitted in the resulting order.

What is the "Numerus Clausus" (NC)?

The poorest grade that was sufficient for admission in a restricted admission procedure is the so-called "Numerus Clausus" (NC).

On the website of the particular program you will be directed to the previous NC in the box "Admission Requirements".

The NC is never determined before the application procedure, but always results after the entire admission procedure has been completed. Therefore, the values of past years can only serve as a guide for a rough estimate of the chances of admission. The NC can vary from procedure to procedure, depending on the number of available study places and the quantity and final grades of the applicants.

In some cases, the NC for the group of graduates of technical (FOS) and vocational high schools (BOS) differs from that for all other groups of graduates. This is due to the fact that admission law stipulates that study places must be allocated on a pro rata basis. If, for example, 30% of the applicants have an FOS or BOS degree, 30% of the study places are also allocated to people with an FOS or BOS degree.

Can I improve my odds of being admitted?

In the case of programs with local admission restrictions, other criteria in addition to the average grade are used for the allocation of study places. These are for example:

  •  Waiting periods: The waiting period regulation was abolished in October 2023.

  • Special quotas: A certain percentage of the study places to be awarded are earmarked for certain applicant groups (e.g. "study without Abi", second-degree students or foreign students). They then compete only within this group.

  • Only for the study program "Physician Assistant": A completed vocational training in a recognized health or nursing profession improves your admission grade.  In the case of an education grade of "very good" by a whole grade, in the case of "good" by 0.7 grade points, in the case of "satisfactory" by 0.5, in the case of "sufficient" by 0.3.

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