Ap­plic­a­tion & Ad­mis­sion

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 for admission-free Bachelor programmes
  • Application for locally restricted Bachelor programmes
  • Application for Master programmes

Im­port­ant!

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.

Application for admission-free Bachelor programmes

  1. Within the application period, you register on the application portal of the HNU (opens in a new window).

    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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  8. Wenn wir Ihre Unterlagen geprüft haben und alles korrekt ist, werden Sie per E-Mail darüber informiert, dass Sie immatrikuliert sind und Sie erhalten per Post Ihre CampusCard (=Studierendenausweis) und Ihre Login-Daten für die für Ihr Studium relevanten Portale.

Application for locally restricted Bachelor programmes

  1. The first step is to register with hochschulstart.de (opens in a new window)

    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.

  2. With this BID and BAN number, you register on the HNU application portal (opens in a new window) 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.

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

  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 (opens in a new window)!

  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
      here you don't 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 services rendered.

  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.

  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.

  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:

    • Nachweis über das Vorpraktikum
      Falls Ihr Vorpraktikum zu dem Zeitpunkt noch läuft, dann benötigen wir eine Bescheinigung darüber, dass es läuft und wann Sie es voraussichtlich abschließen werden.

    Außerdem müssen Sie noch ein Passbild hochladen.

  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

  1. You register on the HNU application portal (opens in a new window) 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.

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

  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 request(s) and sign it/them.

  4. 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.

    The other documents must be included in any case:

    • Your Bachelor's degree (or other proof of a university entrance qualification). 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 your exams, that you have handed in your Bachelor thesis and that it is graded with at least 4.0.
      a simple copy is sufficient, a certification is not necessary
    • a gap-free curriculum vitae
      here you don't 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 professional experience or language certificates.

  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.

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

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

  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 remittance slip is not sufficient.

    Außerdem müssen Sie noch ein Passbild hochladen.

  8. 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 postgraduate studies

What should I pay at­ten­tion to when ap­ply­ing?

How strict are the deadlines?

Very strict.

The deadlines are cut-off dates. All applications that arrive at the university after the deadline will not be considered. So please make sure that you meet the deadlines and send in all the documents.

The date of receipt at the university is decisive for the deadline; the date of the postmark is therefore irrelevant.

All the necessary documents must be available by the end of the deadline. You cannot send anything after the deadline. The university is not obliged and, due to the large number of applicants, not in a position to draw your attention to errors or missing documents.

You can find the application deadlines here.

The matriculation deadline is stated in the notification of admission.

Can I apply for several courses of study at the same time?

Of course! You will not suffer any disadvantage in the process.
You can apply for many courses of study, but if you have more than one place after completing the application process, you will have to choose one.
We even advise you not to put all your eggs in one basket and to reduce the risk of being left without a place by applying several times.

If you send several applications to HNU, it is most convenient for you and us if you send them all together. We don't have to sort them all together and you don't need to send documents that are needed for all applications (e.g. diploma, CV ...) more than once.

I have been offered admission from the HNU before. Do I still have to apply again?

Yes, absolutely!

The offers are always only valid for the semester for which you have applied.

There is a special rule for programs with restricted admission:

If you have accepted a place at the HNU in the past, but were unable to enroll due to federal voluntary service, voluntary military service, FSJ or similar. In this case, you should keep a good record of your letter of admission. If you enclose it when you reapply for the program, you will have a secure place to study. But you still have to apply!

Will I have a disadvantage later if I receive an offer of admission from the HNU but do not accept it?

No.

Each application and admission procedure stands on its own. At the next application deadline, each procedure starts fresh from the beginning.

What happens with my application documents after the application?

If you are enrolled at the HNU, the application documents will become part of your student file. If you do not enroll, the documents will be destroyed after the application process is completed.

I haven't got my school report yet. When can I hand it in later?

If you receive your Abitur and/or Fachhochschulreifezeugnis in the current year (certificate date), you can submit it to the Office of Student Affairs by July 27 of the respective year when applying for the winter semester. For applications for the winter semester 2020/21, the deadline for submission is August 20.

For applications for the summer semester, you must submit all documents by the end of the application deadline.

Sometimes application deadlines are extended. If your certificate date is then covered by the extended deadline, you can apply. If application deadlines are extended, you can find out about it on our homepage.

I get my diploma very late. What do I enter for the grade point average and the date of the report if I am already applying online?

Simply leave the corresponding fields blank or enter an expected value.

If you then submit your certificate later (important: observe deadlines!), we will add or correct the data based on the information in the certificate.

For my studies I need a pre-study internship. Do I have to complete it by the application deadline?

No.

The pre-study internship must be completed by the start of the lecture.

You can also apply without a completed pre-study internship. In order to enrol, you must then submit proof that you have completed a corresponding pre-study internship or that you are currently in a pre-study internship that will be completed by the start of lectures.

The academic calendar will tell you when lectures start.
You can find more information about the pre-study internship on the page of the respective degree programme.

I am abroad during the application or enrolment period - what do I have to consider?

Most steps in the application and enrolment process can be done online. But in the end, you have to send in paper documents with original signatures. 

In order not to miss a deadline, you should

  • have an overview of how long documents require as (express) dispatch to Germany
  • grant persons in Germany (e.g. parents, partners, friends) a power of attorney to act on your behalf in the application and admission process. The power of attorney must have an original signature and must be accompanied by copies of your and the authorized person's identity cards.

Good to know if you're running out of time: If necessary, we accept the application for admission as a printout with a scanned signature - however, an original signature is then mandatory at the latest when applying for enrolment.

Can I study at the HNU with my school leav­ing cer­ti­fic­ate?

Is the Fachhochschulreife without final examination ("Schulabbrecher-FHR") valid at the HNU?

No.
If you have acquired your Fachhochschulreife by attending the upper secondary school (school-based part) and corresponding practice (subject-related/occupation-related part), then this type of Fachhochschulreife is not valid in Bavaria and Saxony.

But there are exceptions: You can study the courses of study which we offer as cooperative courses of study together with the Technical University of Ulm.

Can I study at the HNU with a Fachhochschulreife from a two-year vocational college in Baden-Württemberg?

No - but.
This type of Fachhochschulreife is only valid in Baden-Württemberg. But...

... You can study the courses of study that we offer as cooperative courses of study together with the Technical University of Ulm.

... You can obtain a nationwide valid entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences by providing proof of completed vocational training.

... You can obtain a Fachhochschulreife (entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences), which is also valid outside of Baden-Württemberg, by providing proof of sufficient practical experience (so-called recognition internship).

Re­cog­ni­tion in­tern­ship

  • at least half a year
  • guided internship
  • Activity in the subject area of your vocational school (will be examined & certified by the vocational school)
  • The internship must be completed and the letter of recognition from your vocational college must be submitted by the application deadline

I have my A-levels from a vocational high school (e.g. technical high school or commercial high school). Is that a problem?

As a rule, no. Normally you will also acquire the general qualification for university entrance at a vocational grammar school.

If in doubt, take a look at your certificate; it states which university entrance qualification your degree confers.

Is my International Baccalaureate (IB) valid?

Whether the IB qualifies as a university entrance qualification at the HNU is examined individually in each case.

  • If you have obtained your IB at a school in Germany, the HNU will examine your degree as part of your application.
  • If you obtained your IB at a school abroad, you must have your degree checked by uni-assist. Please register at the same time as you apply from the HNU at www.uni-assist.de and submit your documents there as well.

Are you sure I can get a place at uni­versity?

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?

In einem zulassungsfreien Studiengang bekommen Sie ganz sicher einen Studienplatz, wenn Sie

  1. die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen erfüllen und sich
  2. "form- und fristgerecht" dafür anmelden/bewerben.

"formgerecht" bedeutet, dass Sie sich über die dafür vorgesehenen Wege und Formulare anmelden müssen (also z.B. nicht per E-Mail) und alle Unterlagen beim Anmeldeschluss vollständig sein müssen.

"fristgerecht" bedeutet, dass alle Unterlagen mit Ablauf der jeweiligen Anmeldefrist an der HNU eingegangen sein müssen.

Ihre Note spielt also keine Rolle. Es gibt keinen Auswahlprozess und auch keinen NC.

Bitte beachten Sie: Der Zulassungsbescheid, den Sie nach erfolgreicher Anmeldung erhalten, bedeutet noch nicht, dass Sie an der HNU eingeschrieben sind. Um tatsächlich an der HNU zu studieren, müssen Sie sich auch noch in einem nächsten Schritt innerhalb der Immatrikulationsfrist einschreiben.

What does "(locally) restricted" mean?

Das bedeutet, dass dieser Studiengang pro Semester eine bestimmte Anzahl an Studierenden aufnehmen kann. Das ist die sogenannte Kapazität. Sie ist in der Zulassungszahlensatzung festgelegt.

Wenn in einem Bewerbungsverfahren die Zahl der gültigen Bewerbungen die der verfügbaren Studienplätze übersteigt, werden die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber nach bestimmten Auswahlkriterien (überwiegend ist das die Zeugnisnote oder die Wartezeit) gereiht und in dieser Reihenfolge zugelassen.

Die schlechteste Note, die in einem Verfahren noch für eine Zulassung gereicht hat, ist dann der sog. "Numerus Clausus" (NC).