For the application to a Bachelor study programme at the Harz University of Applied Sciences different application portals are available. The following overview explains which portal you have to choose for your application. This applies to all applicants, regardless of their nationality.
Your school leaving certificate
Applicant portal to be chosen
German "Abitur" obtained in Germany or acquired at a German school abroad
A higher education entrance qualification acquired abroad or at a Studienkolleg in Germany
An important requirement for international applicants is to prove a so-called higher education entrance qualification. This means educational certificates from your home country which are equivalent to the German Abitur.
There are very different education systems worldwide. Not all educational certificates (school leaving certificates / proof of study periods) entitle you to study in Germany.
The evaluation of foreign certificates of education is regulated by the Central Office for Foreign Education of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal States in the Federal Republic of Germany (ZAB).
The database anabin of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal States in the Federal Republic of Germany provides information on whether your certificates of education from your home country entitle you to study at a German university.
If your educational certificates can only be compared to the German Abitur to a limited extent, you cannot be admitted directly to a course of study. In this case, you have to attend a Studienkolleg.
German is the language of instruction and examination in all Bachelor programmes at Harz University. In order to be able to follow the lectures, verification of sufficient knowledge of the German language is required for admission to Harz University of Applied Sciences. Therefore, one of the following language certificates has to be submitted with your application documents :
Applicants whose higher education entrance qualification is comparable to the German Abitur to a limited extent only or who do not provide recognised proof of German language skills cannot be admitted to a degree programme directly. These applicants must attend a Studienkolleg before their studies in order to take the "Feststellungsprüfung" ("Prüfung zur Feststellung der Eignung ausländischer Studienbewerber für die Aufnahme eines Studienstudien an Hochschulen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland") or a German language certificate.
Harz University does not run its own Studienkolleg. However, you can apply to the Studienkolleg at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen or one of the other Studienkollegs in Germany directly.
Regardless of their nationality, applicants with foreign educational certificates (this also includes graduates of a Studienkolleg in Germany) need to apply via uni-assist e.V. for the desired study programme.
You first need to register in the uni-assist online portal. Then choose the study programme you want to apply for and/or our istitution: "Wernigerode, Hochschule Harz".
The deadline for your application at uni-assist depends on whether you are interested in an admission-free or an admission-restricted Bachelor's programme.
Please note the specific deadlines that apply to you:
15 June (restricted admission programmes)
15 July (admission-free study programmes)
15 December (restricted admission programmes)
15 January (admission-free study programmes)
Please apply as early as possible to enable uni-assist to demand and check missing documents in due time.
Since your application is possible via uni-assist only, you need to send your application documents to the following address after submitting your online application :
Harz University of Applied Sciences
c/o uni-assist e.V.
Within 4 - 6 weeks after receipt of your documents uni-assist will check both their plausibility and the fulfilment of the admission requirements.
Please note that uni-assist will not check your application until you have completed the online application and uni-assist has received both your application documents by post and the handling fees in due time.
If you are only entitled to study in Germany after having passed the Festellungsprüfung at a Studienkolleg, uni-assist will recommend you to apply to a Studienkolleg.
Admission decision by Harz University of Applied Sciences
If you meet the admission requirements, uni-assist will forward your documents to our university.
Applicants who apply for an admission-free study programme will then receive admission to the study programme directly.
The decision on admission to a degree programme with restricted admission is made through a ranking after the application deadline.
Nationals from China and Vietnam: Certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS, original mandatory)
Applicants for the study programmes International Tourism Studies (ITS) and International Business Studies (IBS): Proof of a study-relevant language test or the aptitude test of the Harz University of Applied Sciences.
Never submit original certificates, only officially certified copies. Your application documents will remain with uni assist for documentation purposes and will not be returned.