Programs in German Language

Application for Bachelor Program

You can apply directly to the University of Coburg if…

  • you have an Abitur (secondary school-leaving certificate, university admission level) from a German school in a foreign country or
  • you have an Abitur from a European school in Germany or
  • you have graduated from a Studienkolleg in Germany (i.e. you have passed the assessment exam).

Evaluation of foreign certificates

If you have graduated from a secondary school in a foreign country, you must have your school-leaving certificates (diploma and transcripts) evaluated before you can apply to study here. The uni-assist e.V. (http://www.uni-assist.de/index_en.html) is responsible for this evaluation.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the evaluation process. Submit your documents early. The uni-assist e.V. charges a fee for this service.

Procedure

Submit an application for an evaluation of your documentation with uni-assist. (At the English version of the uni-assist website, this is called the Preliminary Review Documentation or VPD.) You can do this any time of the year.

  • Register with uni-assist and fill in the personal information
  • select "search study offers"
  • choose the semester, the desired qulification (Bachelor) and the university (Coburg, Hochschule Coburg)
  • Don't choose an academic field. The system will then display all courses. This is important because your application at the University of Coburg is not limited to a specific program of study.

You must submit your completed and signed application to uni-assist including

  • a resume / curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • a certified copy of each of your foreign certificates (and a translation if the documents are not in German or in English)
  • a copy of your personal identity card or passport

You can find additional information about the Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD).

Apply for your desired program of study at the University of Coburg during the application period. (See our Bachelor programs). You can only apply online at Coburg University. Upload the Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD) to our application portal.  If you have not received the VPD when you start your application, you can upload it before the deadline for late submissions.

Special Case: International Baccalaureate

If you have an IB (International Baccalaureate), you must have your certificates evaluated by the "Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern".  You should ask for an assessment of your average grade.

Application for Master Program

  • Would you like to study at the University of Coburg in a master program which is offered in the English language (AIMS and Financial Management)? Then you can apply directly to the University of Coburg.
  • Would you like to study at the University of Coburg in a master program which is offered in the German language? Then you must have your first degree evaluated. The uni-assist e.V. (http://www.uni-assist.de/index_en.html) is responsible for this.

Evaluation of foreign certificates

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the evaluation process. Submit your documents early. The uni-assist e.V. charges a fee for this service.

Procedure

Submit an application for an evaluation of your documentation with uni-assist. (At the English version of the uni-assist website, this is called the Preliminary Review Documentation or VPD.) You can do this any time of the year.

  • Register with uni-assist and fill in the personal information
  • select "search study offers"
  • choose the semester, the desired qulification (Master) and the university (Coburg, Hochschule Coburg)
  • Don't choose an academic field. The system will then display all courses. This is important because your application at the University of Coburg is not limited to a specific program of study.

You must submit your completed and signed application to uni-assist including

  • a resume / curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • a certified copy of each of your foreign certificates (and a translation if the documents are not in German or in English)
  • a copy of your personal identity card or passport

You can find additional information about the Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD).

Apply for your desired program of study at the University of Coburg during the application period. (See our Master programs). You can only apply online at Coburg University. Upload the Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD) to our application portal.  If you have not received the VPD when you start your application, you can upload it before the deadline for late submissions.

German Language Test

The Studienkolleg in Coburg offers a preparation course for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), or in English, for the German Language Test for University Admission.

Additionally, the following language tests are accepted:

  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – zweite Stufe
    German Language Diploma from the German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs  – second level

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH-2)
    German Language Test for University Admission for Foreign Applicants (DSH-2)

  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (Test DaF)
    Test of German as a Foreign Language for Foreign Applicants – with level 4-5 in all four areas (Information at www.testdaf.de)

  • Das Zeugnis der Prüfung zur Feststellung der Eignung ausländischer Studienbewerber/innen für die Aufnahme eines Studiums an Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Feststellungsprüfung)
    Examination to Assess the Qualification of Foreign Applicants for Admission to Universities in the Federal Republic of Germany (commonly called Feststellungsprüfung, or Apptitude Test)

  • Certificates of German Language Competence which document sufficient German language competence to allow university admission – such certificates are granted based on a bilateral treaty or another agreement of the KMK (Kultusministerkonferenz – German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) or the HRK (Hochschulrektorskonferenz – German Rectors’ Conference)

  • The Major or Minor German Language Certificate or the Central Advanced Language Test of the Goethe Institute

  • The German Language Examination from the Sprachen- und Dolmetscherinstituts München (the Language and Simultaneous Translation Institute in Munich)

  • A completed course of study in the field of Germanistik (German Studies)

  • The telc language test Deutsch C1 Hochschule

Additional information is available at our Registrar’s Office.

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