Admission and Application

5 Steps to Harz University of Applied Sciences

1. Find out about the degree programmes

2. Apply via uni-assist

3. Receive Letter of Acceptance by Harz University

4. Accept admission

5. Enroll

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Documents you need

Proof of Higher Education Entrance Qualification

The entrance to universities in Germany is generally possible with a Proof of a Higher Education Entrance Qualification and its translation (officially attested), i.e. a proof of qualification equivalent to the Abitur (German university entrance requirement) AND usually 1-2 years of study at a university in the country of origin.

German language skills

All programmes at Harz University of Applied Sciences are taught in German. In order to be able to follow the courses, it is mandatory to provide evidence of sufficient German language skills for admission to Harz University of Applied Sciences.

Exclusively one of the following recognised language test verification certificates must be provided along with the application documents:

  • DSH 2 (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang, Stufe 2) - German Language Exam required for the access to higher education for international students
  • TestDaF (Test German as a foreign language by the German Academic Exchange Service): not less than14 points (at least 3 points in each proficiency)
  • Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, Stufe 2 - Language Diploma of the German conference of the Minister of Culture and Education, level 2
  • C1 - Certificate of the Goethe-Institute (according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Zertifikat telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule - Certificate German telc C1 University

You don't meet those admission requirements yet?

Applicants who do not meet, or only partially meet, the admission requirements for study are advised to attend a foundation course before studying in Germany in order to acquire admission eligibility and sufficient knowledge of the German language.

Harz University of Applied Sciences does not have its own foundation course. However, you can apply directly to a foundation course in Germany or the relevant foundation course at Hochschule Anhalt in Köthen.



degree programmes with restricted admission:
June 15th of the current year

degree programmes with free admission:
July 15th of the current year


degree programmes with restricted admission:
December 15th of the previous year

degree programmes with free admission:
January 15th of the current year


Please apply via uni-assist online first and hand in your documents to the following address afterwards:

Hochschule Harz

c/o uni-assist e.V.

11507 Berlin


Application Checklist

online application via uni-assist

passport photograph

Curriculum Vitae (without gaps, chronological, signed)

Higher Education Entrance Qualification and translation (both officially attested)

proof of periods of study and translation (both officially attested)

acknowledged proof of German language skills

original certificate of the APS (if you are from China, Vietnam or Mongolia)

Additional Documents

Require credit transfer?

transcripts of records for already completed periods of study

course catalogues and study contents (officially attested)

Clearance Certificate if you have already studied in Germany  

Applying for IBS or ITS?

entrance examination results for IBS or ITS

Applying for a Master programme?

Bachelor degree from a recognised university (check anabin)

any proof of professional qualifications/ work experience

Motivation letter

special requirements for:

Tourism and Destination Development

Business Consulting 

FACT - Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Taxation & Law

Consumer Psychology and Marketing Research

Media and Games Conception

Technology Innovation Management

Public Management